Physiotherapy Services

Sports Massage

HelloPhysio specializes in sports massage in Singapore for athlete recovery and performance enhancement. Discover top-tier sports massage services adapted to address each client’s unique muscle strains, ligament sprains and overuse injuries. Elevate your game with our expert care at HelloPhysio’s sports massage clinic.

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Leading Sports Massage Clinic in Singapore

Our sports massage clinic adopts a tailored approach to sports massage therapy, emphasizing each client’s unique goals, conditions, and preferences. Initial assessments during consultations enable our trained sports massage therapists to customize treatment, incorporating a range of massage techniques — such as effleurage, petrissage, and friction — specifically chosen and adapted to meet individual needs and enhance treatment effectiveness.

This personalized strategy supports recovery, increases flexibility, and aids in injury prevention, contributing to optimal athletic performance. Routine visits to our sports massage clinic h

For athletes, a sports massage can help reduce recovery time and keep your training plans on track. For individuals suffering from musculoskeletal disorders or injuries, a sports massage can be part of an integrated treatment approach to stretch muscles, ligaments and connective tissues, improve blood flow to reduce pain, prevent injuries, and aid post-injury rehabilitation.

We continuously evaluate our approach based on client conditions or goal changes, ensuring the most effective outcomes.

What Is a Sports Massage?

A sports massage consists of the manual manipulation of muscles to aid in growth, recovery, and injury prevention for people regularly engaged in physical activity or intense exercise. Sports massage is a technique that manipulates soft tissue to ease pain, reduce tension, improve muscle growth, and expand the range of motion. By manipulating soft tissue, sports massages can address muscle symmetry, tone, balance and range of motion through diverse techniques.

The amazing benefits of sports massage are manifold. Whether you’re an athlete or non-athlete, a session with a trained therapist can increase your range of motion, reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, prevent injuries, enhance sports performance, or simply relax the body.

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At HelloPhysio, our physiotherapists and professional sports massage therapists utilize various massage techniques, making our clinic the ideal choice to treat injuries or maintain overall muscle, joint and connective tissue health.

We have two conveniently located sports massage clinics in Singapore – at Royal Square Medical Center in Novena and Raffles Shopping Arcade – each to provide easy access and comfort for our clients seeking sports massage therapy and other physiotherapy services.

Benefits of Sports Massage at HelloPhysio

Our sports massage clinic’s approach is grounded in advanced techniques, supported by a deep comprehension of athlete physiology and the principles of injury prevention. Our clinic is staffed with experienced therapists possessing exceptional qualifications who excel in diagnosing and managing typical athletic injuries in Singapore, including muscle strains, ligament sprains and conditions resulting from repetitive use.

A standout feature of our practice is our integrated care model, which fosters collaboration among a diverse team of healthcare professionals, including physiotherapists, sports medicine experts and athletic trainers. This multidisciplinary strategy enhances our ability to offer comprehensive care, setting us apart from our peers.

Incorporating state-of-the-art technology and adhering to evidence-based methodologies, we aim to expedite recovery, boost athletic performance and mitigate the risk of recurrence.

By enhancing muscle function, balance, tone, symmetry, and range of motion, professional and recreational athletes can return to peak performance and get back on track as recreational runners, triathletes, or professional sports athletes.

Types of Sports Massage Techniques

Many athletes come to HelloPhysio for therapeutic sessions before an athletic event, following a race or competition, as part of their ongoing training and maintenance. Our specialized sports massage therapists use three main techniques: effleurage, petrissage, and friction.

  • Effleurage uses soothing strokes to enhance circulation and stimulate the nerves 
  • Petrissage kneads and stretches muscles while reducing tension 
  • Friction massages break down scar tissue by separating muscle fibers
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We provide sports massage treatments tailored to meet the specific needs of athletes and active individuals in Singapore. Each type of sports massage we offer serves a distinct purpose, contributing to an athlete’s preparation, recovery, maintenance, and rehabilitation.

HelloPhysio’s therapies are designed to integrate seamlessly with broader physiotherapy treatments, ensuring comprehensive care that addresses immediate concerns and long-term athletic performance.

Pre-Event Sports Massage
Focused on preparation, the pre-event sports massage is designed to stimulate the muscles, enhance circulation, and increase flexibility, preparing the body for the demands of an upcoming athletic event. Performed shortly before the event, this sports massage targets the muscles that will be most engaged, helping to reduce the risk of injury and optimize performance. It’s essential to an athlete’s warm-up routine, priming their body for peak performance.

Post-Event Sports Massage
Following an athletic event, the post-event sports massage aims to facilitate recovery by reducing muscle tension and accelerating the removal of lactic acid buildup. A sports massage immediately after physical activity or competition will limit soreness by increasing blood circulation to muscles. Through compressive effleurage, a therapist will target and calm the nervous system or reduce muscle tension through petrissage.

Maintenance Sports Massage
Maintenance sports massages are performed regularly throughout an athlete’s training cycle to support ongoing training and prevent injuries. It identifies and addresses tightness, imbalances, or minor injuries before they escalate. By maintaining muscle health, flexibility, and blood flow, this massage type ensures athletes can continue their training regimen without interruption, promoting longevity in their chosen sport.

Rehabilitative Sports Massage
When injuries occur, rehabilitative sports massages are crucial to an athlete’s recovery. Targeting specific areas of injury or strain helps to break down scar tissue, reduce inflammation and restore normal muscle and joint function. This type of massage is often integrated into a broader physiotherapy treatment plan, including exercises, mobilization techniques and other modalities to support healing and prevent future injuries.

Integration with Broader Physiotherapy Treatments

At HelloPhysio, our sports massage therapies are part of a holistic approach to athlete care. We understand that massage is but one component of an effective treatment strategy. Thus, we integrate these massages with personalized physiotherapy treatments, including strength and conditioning programs, biomechanical assessments, and injury prevention strategies. This comprehensive approach ensures that athletes recover from immediate concerns and enhance their overall physical health and athletic performance.

If you’re a seasoned athlete who consistently trains for marathons, triathlons, or ultras, a sports massage session balances training with recovery and decreases the potential risk of injury. Our skilled therapists work closely with each athlete to develop a customized care plan that aligns with their athletic goals and physical conditions. It provides targeted support that helps athletes and active individuals in Singapore achieve their best health and performance outcomes.

As you can see, a sports massage can be a standalone session or a part of your ongoing physiotherapy treatment plan.

Sports Massage FAQs

A sports massage is a therapeutic massage that focuses on the body’s soft tissue. Sports massages are performed by trained therapists with experience working with athletes or people involved in regular, strenuous physical activity. Sports massages differ from other therapeutic massages because they focus on specific areas of the body and treat problems related to muscles and joints caused by overuse, injury, or strenuous exercise. The main goal is to increase blood flow through targeted pressure applied to problem areas. Some common conditions treated with sports massages include muscle tightness, tension headaches, fatigue, joint pain/stiffness, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow and post-workout soreness.

In the field of sports massage, there are a lot of things that need to be clarified. One misconception is that sports massages are only beneficial to athletes. Massage therapy has been practiced for centuries and works with the body’s natural healing processes. A sports massage therapist will use friction, pressure, or stretching techniques to release muscle tension or knots built over time. According to studies, this not only helps increase range of motion but also reduces pain levels. This means you could benefit from a therapeutic massage even if you don’t engage in physical activity.

There are numerous advantages to sports massage therapy, including increased joint range of motion, decreased muscle tension and spasms, and improved blood circulation, which may aid in the healing of damaged tissue or muscles following an injury. Sports massages work by reducing stress and increasing range of motion in the affected area. 

Sports massage can be used to treat the symptoms of any injury, whether it’s a back injury, neck pain, or shoulder strain. The therapy aids in the recovery of injuries by increasing the flow of blood and lymph fluid. It can also help with the pain associated with spasms and cramps, common among athletes.

It’s important to mention that at HelloPhysio, all our sports massage therapists are also athletes. We understand an athlete’s physical demands and how to assist them in recovering from injury or getting back on their feet quickly. If you’re looking for Sports Massage Therapy, you’ve come to the right place.

Lactic acid is a natural byproduct of energy production. It gives our muscles a “burning” sensation when working too hard or exercising too long. Lactic acid also causes soreness and fatigue, which can be unpleasant if you’re training to compete in an event like a triathlon or ultramarathon. A sports massage therapist can help reduce lactic acid build-up by using techniques to increase muscle circulation. This helps flush out lactic acids from your system faster, helping you recover faster from physical activities such as running or cycling.

The sports massage is an excellent way to relax and prepare for a big race event! Getting a sports massage before a big race can help you feel at ease and prepared. Our therapists have received specialized training in treating injured runners and other professional athletes, such as cyclists and triathletes. Many athletes visit HelloPhysio for sports massage therapy sessions before a sporting event. We provide pre- and post-race sessions to meet all our clients’ needs whenever they arise.

Many people enjoy a sports massage for its many benefits, but it can sometimes be dangerous. Individuals who have bleeding disorders or low platelet counts should exercise extra caution as their body’s pain receptors may not allow them to tell if the pressure is too much until after treatment has been completed. In addition, those who have cancer or open wounds should seek the advice of our practitioners before sports massage therapy. People with these conditions need to inform their therapists so they can provide proper treatment.


101 Irrawaddy Road

Royal Square #10-12

Singapore 329565

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Phone/WhatsApp: +65 8787 3198



Novena Clinic Hours

Monday to Friday: 7:30am — 8:00pm

Saturday: 7:30am — 12:30pm

Sunday: Closed


328 North Bridge Road

#02-36 Raffles Hotel Arcade

Singapore 188719

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Phone: +65 8686 0959



Raffles Clinic Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:00am — 5:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am — 4:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am — 4:00pm