If passive recovery measures like Ice Baths and Whirlpools or Rest do not work for you then consider seeing a therapist for some help. There are many different methods and therapies out there to help your muscles recover quickly and prepare you for your next training session or race.
The first choice is often Massage Therapy / Sport Recovery Massage. Designed to produce a fast and effective recovery, this particular massage treatment works all the muscles that are being used by the athlete. These specific massage techniques have grown out of the classical massage method, the origin of many other forms of massage such as Active Release, Connective Tissue Massage, Rolfing and Lymphatic Drainage, to mention a few.
A recovery massage can last up to an hour and is also a great diagnostic instrument where by an assessment of the signs of strains or muscle tears can be done on the spot and treated immediately.
Athletes that are familiar with this style of massage know of its value. Not only are the techniques effective on the musculature and connective tissue glideways between the muscles and bones but also effective in calming and regulating the various body systems as well.
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