Clinical Study: Sports massage. A comprehensive review.


This review includes studies on sports massages and their effect on lactate clearance, delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS), muscle fatigue, the psychological effect of massage, and injury prevention and treatment.


Results from published literature support a positive trend for massage to benefit athletic recovery and performance.

Link to Study
Moraska A. “Sports massage. A comprehensive review.” Journal of Sports Medicine & Physical Fitness. 45(3):370-80, 2005 Sep.