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When To Schedule A Massage
It’s important to note that therapists and research suggest that a massage here and there is nice, but won’t give you the same benefits as a regular massage program. Like exercise, your benefits are cumulative, meaning the more regularly you receive a massage, the more you’ll reap their advantages. Think of it as preventative maintenance. That being said, know that the benefits are often short-lived and part of the reason why it is a cumulative action. Massage therapist Paul Valentine recommends scheduling “once a week if possible or every other week if you’re training at a high level”. If getting a weekly or bi-weekly massage isn’t in the budget or you don’t have time, he suggests aiming for twice a month.
Remembering that you may leave a massage feeling as sore as you would after a tough workout, you’ll want to schedule pre-event (like a hard workout or a long run) or pre-race massages about three to five days before the actual event. In fact, if you can schedule it on a rest day, do so.
Pros and amateurs alike who are looking to improve their conditioning and performance, recover faster and with fewer, if any, injuries, should do some research into participating in a regular massage program. While the program may require some financial readjusting to stay within your budget, it seems to be worth the effort.
Used as preventative maintenance or to address pain or to assist in recovery, massages can be an essential weapon in your training arsenal. They also help you to relax and feel physically and psychologically better, benefits that even the non-athlete would enjoy.
· Reduce muscle tension
· Help athletes monitor muscle tone
· Promote relaxation
· Increase range of motion
· Decrease muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise
· Enhance athletic performance
· Help prevent injuries when massage is received regularly