Get the most from your training. If you are training hard, maintenance massage helps
to keep you muscles in top condition and performing at their best by -
- Loosening and realigning fibres,
- Reducing fatigue
- Detecting minor problems before they develop into more serious injuries.
Prevention is always better the cure!
How often you need a ‘maintenance’ massage is an individual thing and you will need
to judge what works best for your body.
Benefits are noticeable from a monthly visit. However, for people training more seriously
or repetitively over-using the same muscle group in a heavy or physical job, it is
usually found most beneficial fortnightly.
It is also best to try and time your massage for the start of a rest period, i.e.
just before a non-training day or at the start of your days off from work. It can
be particularly good to take a massage just before going on holiday.