Most amateur golfers think of massages as a way to relax or to put the cherry on top of a great vacation. PGA Tour pros think of massages as a necessity to play golf. Craig Knight, a therapist who gives massages to players such as Luke Donald, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose, says soft-tissue manipulation allows golfers to utilize the body's full range of motion.
Without a massage, your swing can be restricted, your rhythm and timing might be off and there's an increased chance of pulling or tearing a muscle. Knight spoke to Golf Digest for an article on the do's and don'ts of massages that appears in our June issue.
Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor for Golf Digest.
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