If you are training regularly and with purpose you should include Active Recovery and Maintenance (AR&M) as part of your regime, not only for injury prevention but also for optimising the effects of your training.
Part of this should include a regular visit to a Sports/Massage Therapist as they will tune into your physical status and can often spot an injury before you even know about it yourself. They will also be able to advise you on any issues or conflicts between your Recovery Cycle and Training Regime.
For example, aches, pains and niggles are often the symptoms of injury, inappropriate training or under-recovery. It is important to look beyond the symptoms and identify the underlying cause and take corrective action before it’s too late and you have to stop training.
Other good things to include in your AR&M are Foam Rolling, Stretching, Pilates, Sleep, Meditation, good Nutrition. Remember that your body is actually a collection of systems (muscular, nervous, endocrine, etc) that each respond in a different way to the stimulus of training, including how they recover. This means there is no single panacea for overall recovery but rather, a mix of multiple practices that best suit your body and sport.
*any advice is based on what information you can provide during the conversation and should always be backed-up by a more complete assessment.