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Sports Massage - how far out from a race?

Question's in the title really. What's the consensus?


  • jon_gjon_g Posts: 318
    i've only ever had one sports massage and that was after the london marathon, personally i wouldnt bother again as i dont think it helped recovery time at all! but then i might just have had a rubbish masseur!
  • hussler.hussler. Posts: 390
    I concur with coneheads answer...... then have at least one a week at all other times:) if funds allow....
  • gavinrigg06gavinrigg06 Posts: 176
    I too agree with Conehead, I like to try and get a deep muscle sports massage on my legs - I lay off training for a day after, then on the second day after a hard bike ride, my run off the bike feels like I have a new pair of legs on.
  • MrSquishyMrSquishy Posts: 277
    Ow ow ow! I was told not to expect candles and soft music, but no-one said it would actually hurt
  • brizzichickbrizzichick Posts: 166
    oh it does....but it's worth it! i pulled a muscle in my back and got that looked at...hurt for about two weeks and now its fab and back to normal...it was well worth it...no pain, no gain they say
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