Notably, CSMTA Sport Massage Therapists are trained not to use deep tissue massage in an immediate post event environment. Years of sport massage practice have demonstrated that it does not improve recovery and generally leads to soreness. In fact, this study confirms this position as results showed exactly that response.
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“Massage impairs post exercise muscle blood flow and lactic acid removal,” EV Wiltshire, Veronica Poitras, Melissa Pak, Terence Hong, Jay Rayner, and Michael E Tschakovsky, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2010.
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