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Sports massage in Manchester

Recover faster after exercise and avoid training injuries with this treatment from a qualified pro.

Medium pressure

You’ve got

Sore or tired muscles, a sports injury

Benefits of sports massage

  • Prevents injury by stretching muscles

  • Helps circulation to speed up recovery

  • Frees up movement after exercise, wherever you're training in Manchester

Why get a sports massage?

A sports massage is a treatment for helping you move at your best, whether you're a gym regular or an athlete.

Advanced massage techniques by specially trained therapists ease tension, restore flexibilty and boost circulation. It's a great treatment for anyone, not just athletes.

During your treatment

Your therapist will first check your medical history and any current or past injuries. Then they'll start the treatment, using lotion, wax and oil along with specialist techniques to boost circulation and stretch out tension.

More info on sports massage Manchester

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.

With Urban, you can book a sports massage to anywhere in the city, any time 11am-7pm

Urban massage therapists can head to yours wherever you are, whether you're in central Manchester or out in Withington or Middleton. 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.