Fleet Feet Recovery Zone

Fleet Feet Recovery Zone

Thanks to Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke you will have all your recovery needs met right as you cross the finish line. This isn’t your ordinary finish line either, you will be pampered with complimentary massages from local therapists, ice baths, free access to Addaday Therapy Sticks & foam rollers, and more.

There will even be a recovery expo where your trusted friends at Fleet Feet can offer you advice on nutrition, compression, footwear, and more. See below for details about our ever-growing recovery zone!


Massage Therapists:

Relax & Restore with Tamara:  Tamara grew up very active running track, riding bikes, hiking, canoeing, playing volleyball, cheer leading, taking dance, weightlifting, aerobics and she knows where athletes hurt first hand.  She will be onsite at the finish line to help runners recover.  Tamara attended Radford University in Anatomy, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, and Sports Injuries and received a personal trainer certification through National Academy of Sports Medicine.  She graduated from Daniel’s Institute of Massage in Roanoke, Virginia in 2009.

The Healing Thistle:  I am excited to be a part of the Recovery Zone with the Blue Ridge Marathon this year.  We work work with runners and other athletes for many years.  At The Healing Thistle, we work with each client to develop a massage that meets their individual needs and goals.  Using various massage and healing techniques, each session is customized to help heal, de-stress and make the most of your pre and post-event appointments.

Shondra Bush from Just Breathe:  Shondra is a Board Certified Massage Therapist, an alumni of Atlanta School of Massage since 2000. Earning an initial certification in Wellness Massage and Spa Therapies allowed for her to serve clients in atmospheres ranging from clinical and corporate offices to high end day spas. She has earned a reputation for thoroughly relaxing, deep massages; tailoring sessions to her clients’ concerns. Her practice is built around providing client centered massage therapy in an approachable environment.


Rock Tape Doctors:

We are excited to announce the participation this year of the Rocktap Doc who will be helping people with pre-race and post-race taping during the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon weekend.  If you would like to get taped to help with any chronic injury, preventative measures, and post-race therapy, then look for them in the Fleet Feet Expo & Recovery Zone the following times:

  • Friday Race Expo (City Market Building)- 3-8pm
  • Saturday Pre-Race (Elmwood Park)- 6:15-7:15am
  • Saturday Post-Race (Elmwood Park)- 9am-3pm

Carmen Sanchez Yoga

Onsite Recovery Yoga:  

Recovery Yoga will rehab and release tired and sore muscles preventing at the same time injuries  before, during and after the marathon. Before and after the event Carmen will share some stretching poses plus a nice relaxation time to get an easy mind and a powerful body! Then you are ready for this endurance activity.

Please come and join us this April 22  because Runners Love Yoga too!  Mats and instructions provided by Carmen Sanchez Yoga and Persefone Pappas.

Carmen Sanchez is a RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor. Her foundation comes from her 27 years as a professional contemporary dancer, once she took her first yoga class she felt at home. She has been feeling the healing power of Hatha Yoga in her life. In her own words she says:”Yoga is more about our inner shape, so let”s sculpt our minds”.  She also is a a certified Kidding Around Yoga instructor (kids Yoga). Her passion and love of children kids led her to also become certified in Creative Relaxation Level I and Level II, Stop and Relax Method, created by Louis Goldberg MA, RYT-500.

Persefone Pappas is a traveling yoga teacher, ceremony facilitator, and functional medicine practitioner. Her passion for spreading self-care maintenance makes quite the recipe for conscious awareness. Hosting a healing space that is compelled to influence individuals in reawakening to our divinity & beauty. We will explore the benefits of natural nutrition, meditation, and restoration. Sustainable satiation will arise…


Recovery Expo Vendors:

Addaday Therapy RollersAddaday Therapy Rollers: Come roll out your legs and feel better fast with Addaday’s patented ultra roller plus series. These unique therapy tools offer soft & deep tissue massages that can alleviate pain caused by IT Band Syndrome, Plantar Faciitis, sore quads & hamstrings, sore back, shin splints, tight achilles and more! So come get rolled out with Fleet Feet, you’re gonna need it.

CEP CompressionCEP Compression: Every muscle cell in the body needs energy in the form of oxygen. This is transported to the muscles via the blood. The better the blood flow in the body, the better the muscles are supplied with oxygen and nutrients. This function can be positively influenced with target graduate compression.