in-person races

Massago’s role in the return to races

Only a few short years ago, one would be hard-pressed to imagine a virtual marathon or triathlon—but virtual races became a reality overnight due to COVID-19 concerns.

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, races of all kinds are starting to take place in person again, with thousands lacing up and hitting the ground running or biking.

While most are celebrating the return to in-person races, for some, it has brought forward challenges. They may have trained for multiple years without ever competing in a race, making scheduling difficult since most people train with a specific race or race season in mind. Or, their bodies simply aren’t ready for the physical demands of a race.

Benefits of massage therapy pre and post-race

Booking a sports massage with a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) is an important step for any athlete, helping to improve performance and prevent injuries.

A pre-race massage can help prepare your body for the event so your muscles perform better and you can go that (literal) extra mile—not to mention it can help decrease stress so you’re able to clear your mind for the race. A post-race massage can help with your recovery by decreasing muscle tension, increasing circulation, and relieving pain and soreness.

Massago app brings the massage to you

When you’re training for a race on top of a full-time job, your free time may be minimal. Canada’s original and most popular app for on-demand massage therapy, Massago connects RMTs with clients who want the convenience of a professional massage in their home when they’re short on time.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3: book, track and pay for your massage through the app, choosing from Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage and sports massage.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of crossing a finish line, whether on a bike, by foot or in the water. If you’re training for a race—regardless of the type—always take the proper precautions and book a pre and post-event massage to avoid injury. Above all else, make the most of the return to in-person activities! Happy racing!


Download Massago today to find a registered massage therapist near you, right at your fingertips. Massage therapy services are currently available in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Ajax, Markham, Brampton, Mississauga, Ottawa, Vaughan, Aurora, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Nepean, Gloucester, Calgary, Edmonton, Barrie, King City and Pickering.