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Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy
Pikes Peak Marathon & Ascent partner, CIMT, provides runner massages at the Garden 10 Mile and PPMA Races
This is your journey!
Run, Renew, Race, Renew.
Did you know that massage therapy can help you breathe better?
There are numerous muscles involved in respiration and when these muscles are
in disfunction they can affect our athletic performance. Muscles such as the
Diaphragm, Intercostals (muscles between the ribs) and Abdominals are only a
few of the muscles that assist in our breathing. Just like the Quads and
Hamstrings in our legs, our muscles of respiration also need attention!
Did you know that the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy has been serving
Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region since 1985?
Not only are we a massage school but we are also dedicated to helping keep you
moving! The Clinic at CIMT hosts Professional Therapists, Intern Therapists and
Student Massage Therapists.
Every other Monday night our Student Sports Clinic is available for those needing a quick 30-minute tune-up. This clinic is designed specifically for those who are lifelong athletes or training for an event.
Did you know that massage therapy can help renew your muscles?
When massage therapy is administered to skeletal muscle that has been acutely damaged through exercise, massage therapy appears to be clinically beneficial by
reducing inflammation and promoting mitochondrial biogenesis. * Massagetherapy attenuates inflammatory signaling after exercise-induced muscle damage
- PubMed (nih.gov)
Did you know that a sports massage is different than a deep tissue massage?
Sports massage is designed to be tailored to your choice of sport with techniques used specifically for that activity. Deep tissue is more general for pain relief in
your everyday life. Some of the techniques may seem similar but overall sports massage will typically be less painful than a deep tissue. Sports massage is meant
to help prevent injuries and help give your muscles the ability to properly repair themselves before your next event or training. Sports massage is also more often
performed just wearing athletic attire while a deep tissue massage is in a normal massage setting where you will undress and be draped with sheets etc.
Did you know that the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy has sports massages available at many major races in the Pikes Peak Region?
Come find us at the Garden of the Gods 10M/10K and the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon expo and races!
441 Manitou Ave, Suite 100
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
In 1972 Peter Strudwick did the Ascent in 4:20:29 and the Marathon in 7:02:28. What is so incredible about that you ask? Well, soon after his mother had caught rubella, commonly called German measles, Peter was born with legs that ended in stumps just past the ankles, a left arm that had only one thumb and a finger, and a right arm ending at the wrist.
When Zebulon Pike tried to ascend the mountain that would later be named after him he was turned back by the harsh weather. Many claim he said that no one would ever reach its summit. However, it is generally accepted that he meant on that day, under those conditions. The snow was waist deep and his men were not dressed for it and were out of food.
“Militant tobacco-hating physician” Dr. Arne Suominen from Delray Beach FL, became the founder of the modern day Pikes Peak races when he wrote a letter to the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce in 1956 and challenged cigarette smokers to race him up and down Pikes Peak. 1956 Results