- As part of a training programme
Pre-event massage includes the application of quick and stimulating massage strokes which can be used to prepare muscle prior to activity. Pre-event massage can also help reduce the risk of injury, maximise performance and provide time for mental preparation prior to an event or competition.
Post-event massage includes the application of slower massage techniques which can help prevent delayed onset of muscle soreness and improve healing and recovery. Post-event massage can also improve blood circulation which can increase the presence of nutrients such as calcium and iron being available to the worked muscles.
Regular treatment as part of a training programme is beneficial in maximising performance, preventing delayed onset of muscle soreness, maintaining healthy muscles and preventing injury.