Serious cyclists can experience two common conditions: lower back pain and tendinitis in the knees. It is ideal to receive regular massage to prevent these conditions altogether. However, if you are already experiencing pain in these areas, receiving massage early on can help the body to heal faster and treat these injuries before they become serious.
Massage therapy can also help cyclists prepare for the big race. All they need is a week…
Four days before the race, cyclists should consider a deep tissue massage. This will loosen up the muscles, but still allow enough time for recovery after the massage.
Two days before the race, a gentle flush out massage is the perfect median between getting all of the kinks out, while not straining the muscles too much. This is the time to rest your legs.
The day before the race is the best time for a relaxation massage. This is not only going to help cyclists physically, but it will help mentally. Mental relaxation is just as important as having your body ready for a race.
For those who are not able to devote multiple days during the week before a big race to massage, regular cyclists should get a massage after a block of hard riding, in order to help their body recover and get stronger.