Livewell Health at the Black Country Half Marathon

Livewell Health at the Black Country Half Marathon: Enhancing Athlete Performance and Recovery

This past Saturday morning in Birmingham, Livewell Health proudly participated in the Black Country Marathon, providing essential pre- and post-race services to runners. The marathon, known for its challenging course and vibrant community atmosphere, was the perfect venue for Livewell Health to showcase its commitment to enhancing athlete performance and recovery.

As athletes gathered at the starting line, the excitement and nervous energy were palpable. To help runners prepare for the rigorous race ahead, Livewell Health set up a dedicated area offering pre-race massages. Our team of professional therapists worked diligently to warm up muscles, increase circulation, and alleviate pre-race jitters. These targeted massages helped runners achieve optimal physical readiness, potentially enhancing their performance and reducing the risk of injury.

In addition to traditional massage therapy, Livewell Health introduced the innovative use of compression boots. These high-tech devices are designed to improve blood flow and expedite the body’s natural recovery process. Before the race, many athletes took advantage of this service, experiencing the benefits of compression therapy firsthand. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with runners noting a significant difference in their muscle readiness and overall comfort.

As the marathon concluded and participants crossed the finish line, the Livewell Health team was ready to assist with post-race recovery. Exhausted but exhilarated runners flocked to our booth, eager for the relief provided by post-race massages. These messages focused on reducing muscle tension, minimising soreness, and promoting relaxation after the strenuous effort. The compression boots also played a crucial role in post-race recovery, helping to alleviate swelling and speed up the healing process.

Livewell Health’s involvement in the Black Country Marathon was a resounding success, highlighting our dedication to supporting athletes at every stage of their journey. By offering comprehensive pre- and post-race services, we ensured that runners could perform at their best and recover swiftly, ready to tackle their next challenge. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the marathon and enhancing the athletic experience for all participants.

If you are running / hosting a large event whether it is a sporting one or not and feel you need our recovery services then please contact our team. Alternatively you can make a booking request via our event booking system or if you would like the full recovery hub experience then you can use our recovery hub booking request.

Official Recovery Partner at SID Crossfit Championships 2024

Official Recovery Partner at SID Crossfit Championships 2024: An Unparalleled Experience

From July 5th to 7th, 2024, the NEC in Birmingham buzzed with the energy and determination of elite athletes competing in the SID Crossfit Championships. As the official recovery partner for this prestigious event, we had the privilege of supporting these remarkable athletes through a comprehensive array of sports therapy and physiotherapy services.

Our team, consisting of 15 highly qualified sports therapists and physiotherapists, brought a wealth of expertise to the event. We provided a diverse range of treatments to ensure athletes could perform at their peak and recover swiftly. Our services included injury assessment, advanced sports massage, and medical acupuncture, addressing both preventative care and acute needs. The inclusion of cupping therapy, taping and strapping, and compression boot therapy offered additional layers of support, tailored to the unique demands of Crossfit athletes.

One of the highlights was our state-of-the-art anti-gravity chairs for lymphatic drainage, complemented by hot steam saunas that facilitated muscle relaxation and detoxification. In our dedicated stretch and recovery zone, athletes had access to theraguns, foam rollers, and trigger balls, providing them with essential tools for self-care and muscle maintenance between events.

The response from the athletes was overwhelmingly positive. Many expressed their appreciation for the immediate relief and performance enhancement our services provided. Our therapists were thrilled to witness the direct impact of their work, as athletes returned to competition feeling rejuvenated and ready to excel.

This partnership with the SID Crossfit Championships was not only an opportunity to showcase our comprehensive recovery solutions but also a testament to the critical role that proper recovery and rehabilitation play in athletic performance. The NEC in Birmingham proved to be an ideal venue, allowing us to set up an efficient and welcoming space that catered to the specific needs of the Crossfit community.

As we reflect on this incredible experience, we are proud to have been a part of the athletes’ journey, contributing to their success and well-being. We look forward to continuing our mission of providing top-tier sports therapy and physiotherapy in future events, empowering athletes to achieve their highest potential.

If you are running / hosting a large event whether it is a sporting one or not and feel you need our recovery services then please contact our team. Alternatively you can make a booking request via our event booking system or if you would like the full recovery hub experience then you can use our recovery hub booking request.

Great Bike Adventure with CBRE

Great Bike Adventure with CBRE

Livewell recently attended the Great Property Bike ride hosted by CBRE for their clients and others looking to raise money for the superb charity, alzeimers society. This all took place at the Sandown Park Racecourse, Sandown Park is a horse racing course and leisure venue in Esher, Surrey, England, located in the outer suburbs of London. It hosts 5 Grade One National Hunt races and one Group 1 flat race, the Eclipse Stakes

The event was exhilarating, well planned and a great fun down out oganised by the incredible team at CBRE, combining the invigorating challenge of a bike ride of up to 70 miles, with a comprehensive event village feauring an area to enjoy the sun, listen to great music whilst eating a range of high quality food supported by our team providing the award winning LIVE|Recover, Recovery Hub which is a mobile recovery unit offering pre and post race/event recovery services. Participants gathered in the picturesque coastal city, ready to embark on a journey that was as much about fitness as it was about recovery and relaxation.

The day began with a scenic bike ride through the stunning towns and villages in Surrey, west London. Cyclists, both seasoned and novice, enjoyed the route that meandered through historic sites, and beautiful countryside. The ride offered a perfect blend of physical challenge and the opportunity to take in the beautiful surroundings.

Post-ride, participants were treated to a variety of recovery activities designed to rejuvenate and revitalise. One of the highlights was the ice plunge pods, especially in the scorching heat of 30+ degrees we saw on the day. All 4 ice plunge baths were in full use. Brave souls took the plunge, experiencing the invigorating effects of cold water immersion, known to reduce muscle inflammation and accelerate recovery. Complementing this were the zero-gravity chair experience, anti-gravity chairs with state of the art compression boots were also available, offering a unique way to relieve pressure from the spine and joints and aid in the natural removal of lymph through the lymphatic system, almost like a physical hands on lyphatic massage, but with the ability to drink a beer or glass of wine at the same time! This was a favourite among many, providing a sense of weightlessness and deep relaxation.

Our elite level advanced sports massage therapists were also on hand to provide pre event taping and strapping and also post race injury assessment and more importantly hands on sports massage. We had 4 professional therapists offering personalised treatments which helped ease muscle tension, release tight muscles, increase blood flow for healing and improve lymphatic drainage. If this wasn’t enough, the participants had the ability to relax in our stretch and recover zone where the use of hot and cold theraguns provided targeted relief to sore areas, while foam rollers, trigger point balls and therabands were on hand for participants to engage in guided stretch recovery sessions.

The event was not just about physical recovery but also about fostering a sense of community and well-being. Participants left feeling rejuvenated, having enjoyed a perfect blend of physical exertion and comprehensive recovery. CBRE’s event in the outskirts of London was a testament to the importance of combining fitness with raising money for some charities in need, it really was an unforgettable experience.

If you are interested in hiring our team for your event whether it is a sporting one or not, we can help with a range of event services from massage, yoga, reflexology, acupuncture, cupping and much more. Please contact us today!

Wolf Run June 2024

Our Team’s Impact at The Wolf Run in June 2024: A Comprehensive Recovery Experience

In June 2024, our team proudly participated in The Wolf Run, an exhilarating outdoor event that challenges participants with a mix of mud, trails, and obstacle courses. This year, we brought our expertise to the forefront by setting up and managing the mobile recovery unit, aptly named the Recovery Hub. Our goal was to provide Wolf Runners with top-tier recovery services, ensuring they could rejuvenate and recover effectively after their strenuous efforts.

The Recovery Hub quickly became a vital stop for participants. Our advanced sports massage services were highly sought after, offering runners relief from muscle fatigue and soreness. These massages, administered by our skilled therapists, helped alleviate tension and promote quicker recovery, allowing runners to feel refreshed and ready for their next challenge.

In addition to massages, we introduced ice pod therapy, which provided an invigorating cool-down experience, reducing inflammation and speeding up muscle recovery. For those seeking warmth and relaxation, our hot steam saunas offered a perfect counterbalance, soothing tired muscles and promoting overall relaxation.

Our compression boot therapy, available on anti-gravity chairs, was a standout feature. This innovative treatment helped improve circulation and reduce muscle swelling, making it a favourite among the runners. The mobile injury assessment clinic was on hand to address any immediate concerns, ensuring that all participants received the necessary care and advice.

We also provided Theragun therapy, a cutting-edge percussive therapy tool that targeted deep muscle tension and promoted faster recovery. Medical acupuncture was available for those needing precise, targeted pain relief and enhanced healing.

Finally, our stretch and recover zone offered a dedicated space for runners to engage in guided stretching routines, helping to prevent injuries and enhance flexibility.

Our participation at The Wolf Run 2024 was a resounding success, with the Recovery Hub receiving overwhelming positive feedback. We are proud to have contributed to the well-being of the runners, enhancing their experience and supporting their recovery journey. We look forward to bringing our comprehensive recovery services to future events, continuing to promote health, wellness, and optimal performance.

If you would like to book our recovery hub then please click here alternatively contact us directly for more information.

Our Specialists at the London Marathon

LiveWell Health Supports Pancreatic Cancer UK at the London Marathon

In October, LiveWell Health proudly provided a team of six skilled therapists to support the London Marathon, specifically assisting runners raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK. This event allowed us to combine our passion for health and wellness with our commitment to charitable causes, making it a truly rewarding experience.

Our therapists were thrilled to participate in the marathon, delivering top-notch Event Massage services to numerous dedicated runners. These athletes put their hearts into running for Pancreatic Cancer UK, a cause close to many, and it was our pleasure to ensure they received the care and recovery they deserved. Our team’s efforts helped runners alleviate muscle soreness, reduce fatigue, and improve their overall well-being, ensuring they felt valued and supported after their gruelling efforts.

What We Do

LiveWell Health collaborates with a variety of large companies and charitable organisations to provide comprehensive wellness services at events across the UK. Whether it’s the London Marathon or smaller, local events, our fully qualified event massage and sports massage therapists, physiotherapists, and personal trainers deliver exceptional care and support. Our extensive experience and dedication to health enable us to offer a full range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of each event and participant.

At LiveWell Health, we are passionate about making a positive impact through our expertise in health and wellness. Working with incredible organisations like Pancreatic Cancer UK at prestigious events such as the London Marathon reaffirms our commitment to giving back to the community. We look forward to continuing our support for charitable causes and contributing to the success and well-being of participants at various events nationwide

If you require our services either pre or post event, then please contact us today and we can talk through our options. If you have a large scale sporting event, why not look at our award winning mobile recovery centre aptly named LIVE|Recover .

Spring Wolf Run 2024

Conquering the Elements: Our Experience at the Spring Wolf Run

The Spring Wolf Run proved to be a weekend of adrenaline, camaraderie, and unforgettable challenges as participants braved rain, mud, and cold temperatures to conquer the wild terrain. As proud supporters of outdoor adventure and physical fitness, we were thrilled to be part of this epic event and provide essential recovery services to the intrepid Wolf Runners.

The Livewell recovery hub all set up and ready to go

Setting up our one-of-a-kind recovery hub, LIVE|Recover, we transformed the muddy landscape into an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. Equipped with state-of-the-art recovery tools and amenities, our recovery hub offered a sanctuary for weary runners in need of post-event care and restoration.

The livewell team ready and waiting to help the wolf runners recover

Amidst the rugged wilderness, our recovery hub featured ice recovery pods, providing relief for tired muscles and joints with targeted cold therapy. Meanwhile, mobile hot saunas with infrared light technology offered warmth and relaxation, allowing participants to unwind and recharge after a challenging day on the course.
For those seeking advanced recovery solutions, our compression boot therapy with anti-gravity chairs provided therapeutic relief, promoting circulation and reducing muscle soreness. Participants could also indulge in sports massage therapy, where our skilled therapists worked their magic to alleviate tension and improve recovery. In addition to these specialised services, our recovery hub boasted a stretch and recovery zone complete with theraguns, foam rollers, and other recovery tools to help runners optimise their recovery process and prepare for future adventures.

The inside of the recovery hub

Throughout the weekend, our team was on hand to patch up the Wolf Runners, offering support, encouragement, and expert care to ensure they could return to the course feeling refreshed and revitalised. Despite the challenging conditions, spirits remained high as participants embraced the spirit of adventure and camaraderie that defines the Wolf Run experience.

A wolf runner experiencing the cold plunge pods

As the sun set on the final day of the event, we couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride and satisfaction knowing that we had played a role in supporting the resilience and determination of the Wolf Runners. The Spring Wolf Run was more than just a race; it was a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the power of community coming together to overcome obstacles and achieve greatness.

Chante performing post event sports massage at the spring wolf run 2024

Looking ahead, we are excited to continue our partnership with the Wolf Run and provide essential recovery services to participants at future events. Whether rain or shine, mud or cold, we remain committed to helping adventurers push their limits and conquer new challenges, one muddy step at a time.

two ladies all warmed up enjoying the compression boot therapy

If you’re organising an outdoor adventure event and are in need of on-site recovery services, look no further than LIVE|Recover. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to participants, ensuring they have the best possible experience before, during, and after their adventure. Together, we can conquer the elements and embrace the spirit of adventure with confidence and determination.

For further information please contact a member of our team to see how we can help your next event.

Supporting The British Heart Foundation – Manchester Marathon

Participating in the Manchester Marathon to support the British Heart Foundation (BHF) was an incredibly rewarding experience for our team. As advocates for health and well-being, we were honoured to provide post-event massage (sports massage) services to the dedicated runners who took on the challenge in support of heart health.

With a team of skilled sports therapists ready to lend a helping hand, we were able to offer much-needed recovery and support to the participants who had just completed the 26.2-mile race through the vibrant streets of Manchester. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement and determination as runners crossed the finish line, and our manchester team was there to provide a comforting touch and expert care to help them recover and rejuvenate after their incredible achievement.

For years, we have been proud supporters of the British Heart Foundation and its mission to promote heart health and fund life-saving research. The Manchester Marathon provided us with an opportunity to directly contribute to this important cause and make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by heart disease.
As runners approached our recovery zone where we were providing the much needed sports massage, weary but triumphant, our team greeted them with smiles and encouragement. We listened to their stories of triumph and perseverance, offering a sympathetic ear and a healing touch to soothe tired muscles and alleviate post-race aches and pains.

The sense of camaraderie and community at the Manchester Marathon was palpable, with runners, supporters, and volunteers coming together to celebrate the achievements of the participants and raise awareness for heart health. It was inspiring to see individuals of all ages and backgrounds unite in support of a common cause, fueled by a shared passion for making a difference.

Marvin doing Post Event Sports Massage at the Manchester Event with British Heart Foundation

As the day progressed and the last of the runners crossed the finish line, we couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride and gratitude for being a part of such a meaningful event. The Manchester Marathon with the British Heart Foundation is more than just a race; it’s a powerful symbol of hope, resilience, and the unwavering commitment to promoting heart health and saving lives.

As we packed up our massage tables and reflected on the day’s events, we were reminded of the importance of supporting organisations like the British Heart Foundation in their mission to fight heart disease and improve cardiovascular health. Our partnership with the BHF has allowed us to directly impact the lives of those affected by heart disease, and we are committed to continuing our support in the years to come.

If you’re organising an event and are in need of on-site event massage or recovery services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team are dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to participants and with our latest venture, LIVE|Recover, we ensure they have the best possible experience before, during, and after their event. Together, we can make a difference and support worthy causes like the British Heart Foundation in their mission to promote heart health and save lives.

For further information, please contact a member of our team today and we will be only too happy to help!

Marvin and Amad at the Manchester Marathon doing Sports Massage

Malvern Hills Trail Run

On April 20th, 2024, our team had the privilege of attending the Malvern Hills Trail Run, an exhilarating 26-mile journey through the rugged terrain of the Malvern Hills. As if conquering a marathon distance wasn’t challenging enough, the undulating hills added an extra layer of intensity to the event.

You may be asking, what on earth is a trail run?

A trail run is a type of running event that takes place on natural terrain such as dirt paths, forest trails, mountainous terrain, or rugged countryside. Unlike traditional road races that typically occur on paved roads, trail runs offer participants the opportunity to experience the beauty and challenges of nature while testing their endurance and skills.

Trail runs vary in distance, ranging from short distances like 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) to ultra-marathon lengths exceeding 100 kilometers (62.1 miles). Participants navigate through diverse landscapes, encountering obstacles such as steep inclines, rocky terrain, mud, roots, and uneven surfaces along the way.

One of the defining characteristics of trail running is its emphasis on the natural environment. Runners may traverse through forests, cross streams, ascend mountains, and explore remote wilderness areas. The ever-changing terrain and scenic surroundings create a unique and immersive experience for participants.

Trail runs also offer a sense of adventure and camaraderie. Participants often embrace the challenge of overcoming obstacles together, sharing in the triumphs and struggles of the journey. Unlike road races, where the focus may be on achieving a specific time or pace, trail running is often more about the experience itself—immersing oneself in nature, pushing personal limits, and enjoying the journey.

Overall, trail running provides a dynamic and exhilarating way to explore the great outdoors, challenge oneself both physically and mentally, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for adventure and exploration.

We were honored to be invited to help out!

Our presence at the trail run wasn’t merely as spectators; we were there to provide crucial post event recovery services to the participants. Among the services we offered were Sports Massage and also Compression Boot therapy, both integral components of our comprehensive Recovery Hub service. These are a few services we offer as part of our wider Recovery Hub service but the space didn’t allow for our full compliment of recovery products.

Despite the physical demands of the trail run, our team thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity providing the event massage and event recovery services to the runners, to assist the runners in their recovery journey. Witnessing their determination and resilience firsthand was truly inspiring, and we were honored to play a role in supporting their post-race recovery.

If you’ve recently completed a similar endurance event and find yourself in need of recovery services, look no further. Our Worcester based team is here to provide top-notch sports massage and sports therapy services tailored to your needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for expert assistance in your post-event recovery journey.

Contact us today for further information or to make a booking.


Malvern Hills Event Massage and Compression Boots Malvern Hills Event Massage Mykala performing sports massage at the Malvern Hills Event