I think the way you have it is fine but both days of course would be better. If they are paying for the current weekly massage session could you do an additional one yourself? I have met a ton of massage therapists who charge $50+ who probably don’t know any more about the body than you do.
There are infinite solutions, you can buy two “the stick” for self-home-therapy work and do the massage session on wed, a central point between sunday game and weekly training.
On sunday night or monday a cheap bath with epsom or a contrast shower can be another solution.
Then do they have a deep tissue massage or light/flushing work?
You can do massage on friday too and/or a very light swimming session on saturday.
I have the stick and foam rollers too. How does the stick and roller impact recovery in the same way proper massage does? Any thoughts jamirok?
We do deep tissue mixed with a flush on Saturday usually (from techniques seen in Number Twos taper DVD and having spent time with Charlie last year). Training has been progressive and practices aren’t bad. By now there are not many problem areas. They are told to do contrasts at home after workouts on their own, since my facility doesn’t have showers.
Saturday’s session also uses low level laser therapy with the terraquant unit. I have used many others and this has had the best results by far, especially for the cost.
The Friday games are played at 8,9 or 10pm so Friday massage would have to be around 3pm if we did it that way.