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Therapist giving a sports massage to a patient

Sports massage

Ease post-exercise aches and prevent injury with a qualified pro.

Medium, controlled pressure

You’ve got

Sore or tired muscles, a sports injury

From £68

Benefits of sports massage

  • Stretches muscles to help prevent injury

  • Boosts blood flow for quicker recovery

  • Frees up movement after exercise

Our
recommendation

“Whether you’re a die-hard athlete or an everyday exerciser, this treatment will help you move at your best,” says Nadège, our lead therapist.

“Expect advanced massage techniques designed to break up tension, stretch muscles and boost blood flow. It’s not just for sports people either – everyone can benefit from a sports massage.”

During your treatment

Your therapist will begin by asking you about your medical history and any current or past injuries.

They’ll use oil, wax or lotion to carry out the treatment, with techniques to re-oxygenate tired muscles and break down tension.

Questions before your
treatment?

Download the Urban app to chat directly with your therapist after booking. You can ask them about the treatment, their Covid-19 safety measures or share parking info.

More info on sports massage

No, a sports massage should never be painful. It might feel slightly uncomfortable at times when your therapist uses stronger pressure but you can always ask for it to be lighter.

It depends on the type of pain. A sports massage is likely to help with muscle soreness and tightness after a workout, but for medical conditions like arthritis, it’s better to see a doctor or physiotherapist. For soft tissue injuries, like a pulled muscle or pinched nerve, try our specialist injury/pain management massage.

No, sports massages aren’t safe if you’re pregnant - try our specialist pregnancy massage instead, suitable from your second trimester.

Yes, but we recommend getting one no later than 72 hours before your race, and asking your therapist to keep the pressure fairly light. That’ll make sure your muscles have time to recover before the event.

Yes, your mobile massage therapist will bring oils and equipment for your treatment. You'll just need to grab some towels (we recommend three for the table and to cover you).

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To keep you and your therapist safe, it’s important to hold off on getting a massage if you’re unwell with a fever or flu-like symptoms, or if you have a contagious skin disease. Therapists have the right to cancel your treatment if they think it will harm you or them in any way.

If you have a health condition and you’re not sure about booking a massage, consult your GP for advice beforehand.

Treatment available in London, Manchester & Birmingham

Sports massages are available in London, Manchester & Birmingham