Massage aid for big race Ribble Valley charity runners

Lisa Moustacas, and Jayne Parrington

Lisa Moustacas, and Jayne Parrington

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

FUNDRAISERS for a Ribble Valley-based charity are set to be supported by two women providing remedial massages during the up-coming Manchester 10k.

Lisa Moustacas, 42, and Jayne Parrington, 47, will be providing the massages to around 20 runners who are supporting Child Action North West on Sunday, May 18.

The Ribble Valley pair will travel to the charity village at Manchester Central after responding to a Child Action’s appeal for helpers.

Lisa, of Whinney Lane, Langho, is the only professional in the Ribble Valley offering the Hendrickson Method of healing, which provides therapy to the joints as well as to muscles, tendons and ligaments.

She said: “This method stimulates tissues that restore fluid inside the joints, rehydrating the cartilage and stimulating the growth of new cells.

“It helps strengthen weak muscles, relaxes chronically tight muscles, reduces trigger points in a pain-free way and improves function in the nervous system.

“It should be a fun day and I’m looking forward to it.

“The charity wanted to support the runners as much as possible and it’s great to be a part of it.”

Jayne, of Lowergate, Clitheroe, works for the charity Early Break and uses a combination of auricular acupuncture techniques and chair massage to help distress and support young people at schools in Bury and Greater Manchester.

She said: “When I saw the appeal for help I felt compelled to offer a few hours help on a Sunday afternoon for those taking part.

“I have never done a 10k before so hats off to everyone who is taking part.

“I think it’s important that we are there because we act as a bit of an incentive.

“It’s something for people to look forward to and people know that they are going to be looked after and pampered a bit.

“It’s more about support than anything else.”

The pair will be providing warm up massages from 8.30am until 3.30pm when the last runners are due to complete the course.

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