I occasionally go do a triathlon in Thailand, and when I go there, I tend to get a massage nearly every day. Some of these massages are good, but some hurt like hell and continue to hurt for a long time afterward. I'll be the first to admit that I'm probably playing with fire by popping into random massage parlours in Thailand and asking for deep muscle tissue massage at places like this.
But when done properly, sports massage works wonders for increasing sports performance and decreasing rate and risk of injury – and in my opinion, it works just as well as the right diet and proper training.
So in this video, I interview Tim Gilreath of Therapproach, and ask him how to find a sports massage therapist, what a sports massage should feel like, which muscles to target in a sports massage, and other questions you've always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about sports massage.
If you want to know more about sports massage therapy, listen to podcast episode #8, which also features Tim.
Do you have a good sports massage story? A scary one? Leave your feedback, advice, and comments for others below!