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Old 07-04-06, 06:32 PM
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When Lance hits the massage table after a stage it's for recovery, gentle, circulation, like you say. The "hard" massages I'm talking about are sport massages. They remove knots and to a certain extent create microtears in the muscle. It's almost a workout in itself! In fact, sometimes it feels like a muscle is working as I'm getting a massage.

You don't have to take NSAIDS, but the purpose of the cold soak is to reduce swelling which inhibits blood flow and consequently stretches out your recovery time.
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