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Sports massage in London

Work with a qualified sports massage therapist to reduce soreness after exercise and avoid injury.

Why book with Urban:
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Benefits of sports massage

  • No need to travel to see a sports massage therapist, stay home and a mobile professional will come to you

  • Increases blood flow for faster healing

  • Stretch out tight muscles to avoid injury

Why sports massage?

Whether you're an avid exerciser or an athlete, this massage will help you move at your best.

Expect advanced massage techniques intended to release tension, stretch muscles, and improve blood flow.

A sports massage is beneficial for everyone, not just athletes.

What happens during a sports massage?

Your sports massage therapist will start by asking about your medical background as well as any current or previous injuries.

They'll apply oil, wax, or lotion for a full body treatment, using techniques to release tension and re-oxygenate tired muscles.

Sports massage FAQs

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.

For more information on the best timing for massages during your marathon training, refer to our runners guide to massage

The best sports massage is one that comes to you, any time between 7am-11pm.

With Urban, you can book a sports massage near you to your home, hotel or even your office, seven days a week.

You can find Urban sports therapy specialists across the city, from Battersea and Chelsea to Tottenham, Streatham and Wimbledon. Enter your address here to find a local massage therapist near you.

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.