Purpose: The emergence of an anxiety factor during competitions makes the necessity of coping skills necessary to maintain an athlete's health and to make sporting success inevitable. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of music and massage on the competitive anxiety of elite rowing athletesMethods: The statistical population consisted of rowers in Tehran province with at least three years experience in national competitions.. Sixty rowers were randomly divided into three experimental and one control group and completed the Competitive State Anxiety-2 Inventory in the pre-test phase. Participants participated in 18 sessions of 30-minute 1 hour after excerisce in three groups: music program, massage program, and mixed music-massage program. At the end of the course, all groups completed the State-Competitive Anxiety-2 Inventory again.Results: The results showed that a period of music and massage and their combination had a significant effect on redusing competitive-state anxiety. There was no significant difference between the massage and music groups in the state-competitive anxiety score. There was also a significant difference between the combination group and the music group and massage group the in the state-competitive anxiety scores.Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, it is suggested that elite athletes use a combination of music and massage to reduce anxiety in stressful and stressful situations.