The effects of Sports Massage on DOMS

Studies have shown that there is actually no significant evidence to suggest that massage can help this.  What tends to lead people to believe the effects is people’s perception of recovery.  The table here shows all results and findings;

see reference study here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2953308/table/T5/

In fact, the Gold standard way to minimise the effects of DOMS is through active recovery.