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Let's Chat, Massage For Recovery

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Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit Recovery. This week we are exploring the world of massage. We'll be taking a closer look at the various methods of massage such as,

  • Sports Massage 

  • Deep Tissue 

  • Relaxation 

  • Percussions Guns (Theragun etc) 

  • EMS Devices (Power Dot, Compex etc)

We've got some pretty large banks of data to explore as well which do tend to support massage in certain aspects. It's important that we explain these fully however as the "devil is in the detail". We also hear about Andys wide range of percussion guns including homemade ones involving a jigsaw power tool and a squash ball. Sounds super safe. Bill also brings out his PowerDot which he explains was purchased on the back of Josh Bridges using one. (Bill got CrossFitted)


New to the show? Head back to episode 1 "Let's Chat, Covid & Fitness" where we give an introduction into who we are and talk about the current state of ourselves and the fitness industry during this covid pandemic


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Studies Mentioned

An Evidence-Based Approach for Choosing Post-exercise Recovery Techniques to Reduce Markers of Muscle Damage, Soreness, Fatigue, and Inflammation: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis

Effect of sports massage on performance and recovery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Does vibration benefit delayed-onset muscle soreness?: a meta-analysis and systematic review

Vibration Therapy Is No More Effective Than the Standard Practice of Massage and Stretching for Promoting Recovery From Muscle Damage After Eccentric Exercise

Massage and Performance Recovery: A Meta-Analytical Review

Does vibration benefit delayed-onset muscle soreness?

Does electrical stimulation enhance post-exercise performance recovery?

Using TENS for pain control: the state of the evidence

The Role of Massage in Sports Performance and Rehabilitation: Current Evidence and Future Direction

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