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Sports massage

A medium pressure massage for injury prevention and support recovery.

close up shot of sports back massage
Benefits of sports massage

Sports massage offers numerous benefits for athletes and individuals engaged in physical activity:

  • Improved flexibility: helps enhance flexibility by targeting muscles and joints involved in specific sports movements.

  • Preventive care: can assist in preventing injuries by identifying and addressing tight or imbalanced muscles before they lead to more severe issues.

  • Faster recovery: aids in the recovery process by reducing muscle soreness and promoting quicker healing after intense physical activity.

  • Enhanced performance: regular sports massage can contribute to improved athletic performance by maintaining optimal muscle condition and function.

  • Increased circulation: promotes better blood flow, which helps deliver more oxygen and nutrients to muscles, aiding in performance and recovery.

  • Reduced muscle tension: addresses tightness and knots in muscles, reducing overall muscle tension and promoting relaxation.

  • Joint mobilization: assists in maintaining or improving joint range of motion, crucial for athletes in various sports.

  • Injury rehabilitation: supports rehabilitation from sports-related injuries by addressing muscle imbalances and promoting healing.

  • Improved focus: helps athletes mentally prepare for competitions by promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety.

Recommended for

Whether you’re a die-hard athlete or an everyday exerciser, this treatment will help you move at your best.

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.

What to expect during a sports massage

During a sports massage, expect a consultation to discuss your activities and goals. I will assess your condition, use various techniques and pressures, and focus on specific muscle groups. 


The session may include stretching, and the therapist might suggest post-massage recommendations for self-care. It's essential to stay hydrated after the massage.


Overall, a sports massage is personalized to address your athletic needs and enhance your physical well-being.

Eric Hardy performing sports neck/shoulder massage
close up shot of sports feet massage

Prices for service

My massage are priced as follows for in call services:

1 hr

  • This is a standard duration for a massage session

  • Clients can enjoy a full hour of your massage technique, giving specific focus on a targeted area

1.5 hrs

  • This option provides clients with an extended session, allowing for a more comprehensive and thorough massage experience

  • The additional 30 minutes allows for more focus on specific areas of tension or the incorporation of additional techniques

2 hrs

  • This is a more extended session, providing clients with an even more indulgent and relaxing experience

  • A 2 hour massage allows for a more in-depth treatment, enabling me to address various muscle groups and provide a more comprehensive therapeutic session.

These rates ensure you have options to choose the duration that best fits your preferences and needs. Feel free to reach out to schedule your personalised massage experience!

Frequently asked questions

  • No, a sports massage should never be painful. It might feel slightly uncomfortable at times when I 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. 

  • No, sports massages aren’t safe if you’re pregnant

  • Yes, but I recommend getting one no later than 72 hours before your race, and asking me to keep the pressure fairly light. That will make sure your muscles have time to recover before the event.

  • To keep you and myself 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. I have the right to cancel your treatment if I think it will harm you or myself in any way.

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

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