Over the past few weeks I have had a pain in a muscle region to the right of my left shoulder blade. It had been building up gradually till in practice I could hardly throw a punch. My trainer recommended me to see a masseuse he sees once a week for a traditional Thai massage. It was not that cheap so that I would imagine doing it once a week. It was an intense massage with lots of deep tissue techniques, and I did feel alot better but still some pain/discomfort.
So the question is, did this pain arise from lack of appropriate stretching? Would regular yoga sessions at home avoided this? Could training with a soaking with sweat shirt been the primary reason? How often is massage essential for Muay Thai training?