Sports Massage: Fancy or Necessity?
Concepts such as training, nutrition and equipment are always on the minds of runners but there are other aspects that don't get the attention they deserve.
All of us runners make great demands on our bodies. Our fibers are subject to great stress, which can cause muscle contractions or micro-ruptures. From there our muscular capacity decreases, as well as our performance.
Accelerates recovery from injuries.
The question many athletes ask: "Should it be done before or after competing?". The truth is that both options are valid.
Before a competition, the ideal would be a shorter massage without causing excessive pain. At least two sessions are recommended (although more are better) during the month before the race. With these sessions we will increase our muscle tone, stimulate the muscles, strengthen blood circulation and eliminate the toxins produced due to the accumulation of kilometers. In addition, we will delay the onset of fatigue during the race and reduce the risk of injury.