When Should You Have Massage?
you are training or have some tightness or have some tenderness in a
specific muscle. Most people find scheduling appointments on the lighter
training days more beneficial. This is mainly because it enables the
therapist to treat any specific muscular tightness allowing a couple of
dayís recovery before the long training session on Sundays.
some athletes enjoy having the massage following their longer training
session to allow them to maximize their training performances throughout
is suggested that whilst people are training for events such as a
triathlon, half or full marathon they receive weekly massages. It
is especially important to have massage towards the build up to the
longer training weeks, usually programmed about 4-6 weeks prior to the
marathon or event. It is wise a few days before the event to have a massage to loosen up the muscles and relax the athlete as part of the final week preparations for the event.
Post Event Massage
Sports Massage is also
great after a big event .It is more valuable to receive massage as soon
as possible following the event. As this helps to improve the recovery
rate and reduces the intensity of delayed muscle soreness (DOMS)
experienced 1-3 days post marathon or event. Main aim is to get you back
out training or competing as soon as possible.
The style of massage is
different from those received before the event or in other treatment
sessions as it is geared at aiding the lymphatic system in its attempt
at waste removal and recovery. Therefore, the massage techniques are
applied more gently and fluently. As micro damage to the muscle tissue
occurs during longer runs and the marathon the massage will be lighter