Sports Massage

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Sports Massage

Designed for performance and faster recovery. Perfect for anyone participating in regular physical activity.

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We all have those stressful moments that seem to build up; work is pushing you harder than normal, a relationship’s not going according to plan, or maybe your exams are coming up at university and there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. All you want to do is stop the clock and breathe?

The Swedish relaxation massage is perfect if you want to de-stress after a stressful day or week, and will help you move around with more ease, and sleep more soundly.

The Swedish relaxation massage is the epitome of massage therapies. A real classic: its purpose is as general as they come: to soothe the muscles, and relax the tensions of day to day life.

Using a variety of approaches, our full body Swedish relaxation massage most commonly consists of long soft strokes directed towards the heart to improving circulation, as well as harder chops and kneading to tackle those pesky knots in your back and neck. An hour of ultimate bliss, our Swedish relaxation massage at home will leave you refreshed and ready to tackle the next week!

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How Blys Works

Getting a massage has never been easier.

Book a massage

Book

Book in seconds on our website or app for a same-day service or schedule in advance.

Meet your therapist

Meet

A qualified Blys Mobile Massage Therapist comes to your doorstep with massage table, towels, oils.

Relax in your massage

Relax

Relax with a top-quality massage – in the comfort of your home, hotel, or office.

60min

$99

Ideal for a targeted session.

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90min

$139

Ideal for muscle relief and training.

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120min

$179

Ideal for rehab and improving body performance.

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Pricing includes travel, massage table, towels/sheets, oil, music and professional full body massage, and may vary depending on location type and hour of day.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a sports massage?

A sports massage is a targeted, rehabilitative therapy. It is usually focused on a particular area of the client’s concern. Sports massage is popular of athletes, sports people and those who are active in their everyday lives.

What are the sports massage techniques?

The sports massage techniques that your massage therapist will use is determined by the focus area. Sports massage techniques may be associated with a remedial massage or deep tissue massage, including kneading and muscle stripping. Other sports massage techniques include friction, which warms the muscles to prepare them to be manipulated, and compressions, which is a hold-and-release sports massage technique.

What should I look for in a sports massage therapist?

While all Blys massage therapists are qualified and experienced in a range of massage therapies, there are some who specialise in sports massage. A sports massage therapist may have a background in the sporting field, whether that be as an athlete themself, sports physiotherapist, or those who work with athletes and sports professionals on a regular basis. Blys massage therapists are thoroughly vetted, so rest assured that all sports massage therapists are knowledgable and experienced in their chosen field.

Who would benefit from a sports massage?

Sports massage therapy is popular among professional sportspeople, athletes, frequently gym-goers and other active people. Labourers, mothers with young children, and anyone who frequently exerts their body can benefit from a targetted sports massage, too. You don’t have to be sporty to have a sports massage.

Who should not get a sports massage?

A sports massage can be an intense therapy and is usually selected for rehabilitation and muscle recovery. Clients of sports massages typically implement them into a larger physical or workout routine to improve overall performance and recovery time. If you are pregnant, or experience any adverse health conditions such as blood clots (thrombophlebitis or deep vein thrombosis), osteoporosis, cancer, or have recently undergone surgery, you must consult your doctor before you enquire about any kind of massage therapy.

What is the difference between sports massage and remedial massage?

Sports massage is a form of remedial massage. It is different from deep tissue massage in that it is a specialised form of recuperative therapy. The purpose of a sports massage is to restore muscle flexibility and mobility, increase muscle potential and reduce recovery time. Remedial deep tissue massage works the deep layers of fascia to provide immediate relief from pain or discomfort. When debating sports massage vs remedial massage, ask yourself what the purpose of your massage needs to be.

Are there any side effects of sports massage?

Sports massage is a remedial form of therapy, therefore there are some sports massage side effects. This can include stiffness, soreness or bruising after your massage, though this will alleviate 24-48 hours after your session. The discomfort you may experience post-massage is the proof that your sports massage has affected your muscles adequately.

How should I prepare for my sports massage?

Since a sports massage can be performed before, during or after your workout or lifestyle routine, your body may be in different conditions when you are ready to receive it. Always ensure that you are well hydrated before any massage to keep the muscles supple and workable. Be aware of any limitations or places you would like your sports massage therapist to work on in particular and communicate these prior to your sports massage.

What can I expect from a sports massage?

You should expect your sport massage to challenge your muscles. As a remedial massage therapy, sports massage is designed to target your problem areas, such as your legs, shoulders, arms or back. These areas may be sore, stiff, tight or painful and while a sports massage will help to iron out knots, you may not feel the results immediately. Sports massage benefits may arise 24-48 hours post-massage, so don’t get off the table thinking your sports massage was pointless.

How will I feel after a sports massage?

After your sports massage you may experience an improvement in mobility and flexibility. Immediately post-massage you may feel sore or stiff, and some bruising may develop in the areas your therapist has targeted. This is normal. Any discomfort or tension you feel after your sports massage should alleviate over the next 24-48 hours, after which time you’ll enjoy the full benefits of your sports massage.

Does a sports massage hurt?

The areas your sports massage therapist will work on will be areas in which your muscles are tight, stiff or knotted. Sports massage is a remedial therapy. The most effective way to restore the muscles’ maximum potential is to work them thoroughly by kneading, stripping, compressing, etc. If you are experiencing unreasonable sports massage pain, let your therapist know immediately so they can adjust their pressure and position.

Can I get a sports massage near me?

You sure can!  Having a professional sports massage therapist delivered to your location is easy with Blys – whether you’re at the home gym or trackside. Blys has just launched in New Zealand and currently services the Auckland area. Subscribe to our mail list to know when we’ve landed in your city!

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We bring Swedish relaxation massage, remedial massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, sports massage, couples massage, and corporate chair massage to you.

Swedish Relaxation

Long smooth strokes and kneading. Perfect for stress relief & relaxation.

Remedial Deep Tissue

A strong treatment targeting aches. Perfect for back pain.

Sports Massage

Designed for performance & recovery. Perfect before or after a work-out.

Pregnancy Massage

Excellent way to defeat stress and discomfort during pregnancy.

Couples Massage

Wind down with a companion – simultaneously with two therapists, or back-to-back with one.

Group Booking

Seated massages with one or more therapists. Perfect for corporate events or offices.

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