As we start to move into the competitive season for elite rowing and the start of the masters campaign for Nationals, the training load will begin to increase. We want to make sure that you have the skills and tools you need to row as fast as possible and avoid injury.
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Ever asked yourself how often should I get a massage? OR Wondered how your remedial massage therapist determines when you should come back in for another massage?
As remedial massage therapists we frequently get asked this question. The answer is a tricky one as it is determined by a number of factors and is entirely individual.
This was a difficult blog to write as I am a well aware that everyone is different and responds differently to massage treatment. I want to give you a guide and a set of questions to think about so you can make an informed choice, but also make sure that you understand that this is STILL ONLY A GUIDE!
The best way to determine how often you should be getting treatment is to ask a massage therapist that you trust to give you an honest answer!
So here is a general guide that I go by, as well as the set of questions to go through to determine the frequency of massage treatment.
A study was conducted into the effects of massage on male body builders with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).The results found that a 30 minute massage significantly improved their recover rate and return to normal function.
As Remedial Massage Therapists we commonly get asked whether or not a massage will help in recovery from muscle soreness after exercise. Finally a study has been conducted that shows what we in the Remedial Massage Industry have known all along!