Brighton Half Marathon runners’ offer

After running the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday you may still be getting muscle soreness or other aches and pains. Simple muscle soreness will get better over the next few days and massage can help speed this up. If you have a more persistent or painful niggle then you probably want to know whats wrong and what to do about it.

We understand how annoying aches and pains can affect your running and can even stop you doing what you love. You don’t have to put up with it.

We’ll give you 50% off your next physio or massage session here at Sundial for all Brighton Half Marathon runners.

  1. Book an appointment for a massage or physio session
  2. Get a customised treatment plan based on our review
  3. Take the first step towards pain free running

50% off your next physio or massage session – Book now

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We have treated thousands of runners over many years and have been the clinic partner for the Brighton Half Marathon for the last four years.
Achilles tendon massageOur patients say:
A sequence of physiotherapy and home exercises continued over the next few weeks and gradually the condition improved until it completely cleared.
Lee Ashton

He tried various techniques with me to find exactly what worked for me. We tried different physio exercises to build up the strength in my knees and the pain has reduced massively. I am really grateful for his help, and the lovely team at Sundial who are always welcoming and kind.
Charlotte S

50% off your next physio or massage session – Book now

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Sundial supports the Sussex Beacon which provides specialist care and support for people living with HIV. Last Sunday we provided the massage at their flagship event – the Brighton Half Marathon as we have done for the last four years. This year we had 40 physio students, massage therapists and Sundial staff at the run from early morning on a beautifully sunny day giving pre-race massage and Rocktaping.

The atmosphere was buzzing as runners warmed up and stretched with some showing signs of nervousness as this was their first big running event. Some had not run 13.1 miles before and, judging from their faces at the end, may not again! Still, after a rest, a massage and general TLC most seemed to have perked up as they left the Sundial massage tent on Madeira Drive, right on the seafront.

Massage is helpful for recovery after a long run. In fact, it has proven to be the most effective treatment.  It helps ease the tight muscles and cramps that can occur and reduces swelling from traumatised joints and ligaments too.  Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is common after exercise, especially if you are not used to it. Whilst the runners may have been tired immediately after the Brighton run the worst muscle soreness usually kicks in the next day or even up to day three after the half marathon. The soreness can last for several days and is worse if the muscles are used again. If this is you, it is a good idea to rest with short occasional short walks to keep your flexibility. Anything that increases blood flow to the muscles can help recovery and this is where massage can help. Also, hot baths can help too.  You can add a large cup of Epsom Salts too as the magnesium is absorbed through the skin and can help muscle soreness.

One treatment for DOMS that has been hitting the headlines recently is curcumin which is the main ingredient in the spice used a lot in Indian cooking – turmeric. Interestingly, muscle strength also improved as well as the moderate to large reductions in muscle pain.

If you have muscle soreness after running then ice baths are unlikely to help. This will be welcome news to anyone who, like me, thinks you would have to be mad to climb into icy water. I’d rather have sore muscles.

Unfortunately, static stretching or warming up the muscles before or after exercise does not prevent the soreness from occurring. The best way to avoid DOMS is to gradually increase training before strenuous exertion to allow your muscles to build and adapt. This, of course, is not news. Anyone who has trained for a marathon or a half’ will know the benefits of a long steady training programme. So if you are thinking of taking part next February then best plan several months of training.


If you took part in the Brighton Half Marathon we are offering 50% off a massage or physio session here at Sundial. Book online above or call us.




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New yoga and Pilates classes at Sundial, Kemptown

Bridge exerciseNew Sundial Kemptown Exercise Studio opens with ten Pilates and yoga classes.  

Which one is best for you? We will be happy to talk it through with you.

How do the classes help?

Our bodies can learn negative patterns of behaviour that can over time begin to cause problems of movement, balance, weight-bearing, stiffness, aches and pains all of which can also affect our mental and emotional wellbeing.

Ingrained movement patterns built up over years can be changed for the better. By making Pilates or yoga a part of your everyday life you will find over time, a new energy that will flow freely throughout your body.  

These classes can completely rebalance your body and help you manage your pain, stay injury free and lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.


When are they?


Pilates intermediate 9.30 – 10.30am

Pilates new beginners 10.30 – 11.30am

Pilates mixed level (beginners welcome) 5.45 – 6.45pm

Pilates mixed level remedial (beginners welcome) 7 – 8pm


Pilates energising express (all levels welcome) 12 – 12.45pm

Pilates new beginners 5.45 – 6.45pm



Yoga beginners 5.30 – 6.45pm

Yoga open class 7 – 8.15pm



Yoga beginners 9 – 10.15am

Yoga open class 10.30 – 11.45am


How to book


Pilates – call Jenny 07919 101 301



Classes can be paid in cash on the day.

£12 drop in

£65 for a six-week package


Yoga – email Helen

Please be aware that Helen is in Thailand until the end of February so will only be available via email.  If her reply is slightly delayed please be patient, she will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. Yoga with Helen will begin on Saturday the 2nd and Wednesday the 6th of March.

Mobile: 07702 675 449.



Classes can be paid in cash on the day.

£12 drop in

£60 for a six-week package


Still not sure

Give us a call and one of the team will be happy to talk it through with you.