Most of us have experienced DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness). It is that soreness that gradually creeps into your muscles 2-3 days after an intense workout. Massage can help. Having a Sports Massage for recovery immediately after exercise or within 3 hours of exercise helps to eliminate lactic acid from your muscles which would otherwise remain in the system and cause this muscle pain.
Massage is also great 3-4 days after your event or intense workout once your DOMS has subsided. A Sports Massage at this time will help to refresh your muscles, improve the general condition of muscle tissue. We see many runners in the winter season who are preparing to tackle the City2Surf 14km run, they use Sports Massage as a part of their training program to keep them on track for hitting their time goal.