Tips to get the most from a massage

how to get the most out of massage

After you’ve put in some serious saddle time, it’s time to enjoy some hardcore recovery, which for many cyclists includes massage therapy. Not only does a massage help accelerate recovery and decrease delayed onset muscle soreness, but it also alleviates the pain and tension that can result in poor performance or injury (among many other things!). Believe it or not, you’re in control of many of the factors that determine if you’ll enjoy— and receive the maximum benefit— from a massage.  Follow these tips to ensure you get the most out of your table time. Continue reading

Should cyclists use a foam roller?

Mention the words “foam roller” to a group of cyclists and the response will likely be as polarizing as a discussion on Lance. Some swear by their rollers, using them daily to dig into every ache and pain, while others place the torturous device in the same category as “hill repeats” and “saddle sores.” But does a roller really live up to the hype? Can a piece of foam replace a trip to the massage table?  Continue reading