Sports Massage Therapist applying deep pressure on calf


Sports Massage Therapist applying deep pressure on calf

What is a Sports Massage?

This type of massage therapy is designed to prevent and relieve pain and discomfort from injuries and conditions associated with exercise or sport. Popular activities such as personal fitness training, weight lifting and aerobics can all cause strains on your body's muscles and tissues. 

This deeply therapeutic massage treatment is tailored to relieve and reduce those tensions. This type of treatment is not designed to be a relaxation therapy like Swedish massage and the techniques used can be quite vigorous. 

Sports massage can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising. It utilises techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, minimise the risk of further injuries and reduce the recovery time for existing pain. This is one of our most popular booked treatments around the time of the London Marathon.


Sports Massage vs Deep Tissue Massage

The techniques used in this type of massage are more focused and intensive than those used in deep tissue massage. If you are looking for deep relaxation over your whole body with meaningful pressure applied, then deep tissue therapy is appropriate. However, if you are seeking to fix a particular ailment or injury through remedial massage and soft tissue therapy then a sports massage therapist could be highly suitable.


Can I get Sports Massage near me?

If you are looking for a massage therapist who does sports therapy in London near you now then head over to our booking system and enter your postcode to book a visit to your home or hotel room.


What are the benefits of a sports massage?

Benefits of sports massage include:

  1. Draining away fatigue following an intensive sporting event or exercise;
  2. relieving swelling caused by sports related injuries;
  3. reducing muscle tension during the build up exercise period preparing for a particular sports event; and
  4. preventing further injuries whilst playing sports.


Why getting a sports massage at home make sense

We often need a sports massage after sustaining an injury during exercise or extreme activities, which is turn makes us less mobile. Booking a mobile massage therapist to come to your place has the obvious benefit that you avoid the need to travel and risk further damage to the injured area.