Why do professional athletes get sports massages?

Professional athletes are lucky as they get a massage regularly. So why do professional athletes get sports massages? Is it performance? Recovery? DOMS? Something else? What does the research say?

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  • Davis, Holly Louisa, Samer Alabed, and Timothy James Ainsley Chico. “Effect of sports massage on performance and recovery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 6.1 (2020): e000614.

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