Should I get a massage right before a race or competition?

Because the massage might leave you sore for a couple of days, it is NOT recommended that you get a massage close to any important race, competition or game. Your last massage should be 4-5 days before your event. If you absolutely want a massage closer to your event day, notify your massage therapist who will adapt your session to include pre-event techniques (the pre-event massage is lighter, faster, more relaxing and not intended to change your muscle tone or flexibility).