Sports Massage Therapy

You don’t have to be an athlete to see a Sports massage therapist. If you have muscle fatigue, aches and pains from chronic muscle tension then you could benefit from sports massage therapy.

If you are looking for a particular type of sport massage therapy please see our Pembrokeshire massage for active people page where you will find treatments designed specifically for pre and post sports massage in Pembrokeshire.

Book Sports & Deep Tissue Massage

What will the session include?

Sports massage uses a wide range of advanced techniques to improve performance, muscle function and joint mobility.

  • It is usually advised to have a number of sessions to see progress over time especially in the case of injury management & recovery.
  • We will start with a consultation to get an idea of what your goals are and what you would like to achieve from having the sessions.
  • A postural assessment can help to decide on what is the best course of treatment for you at that time.
  • We may look at things such as position of feet when standing (gait) and position of pelvis, knees or shoulders. These sessions take place in Haverfordwest and Narberth.

Post Event massage

For post event sports massages, the purpose of the treatment is to help muscles to recover. Massage helps by breaking down areas of lactic acid which builds up in muscle tissue causing pain and tension. Working with the lymphatic and circulatory systems to help flush muscles through. Improving mobility and muscle function.

Pre event massage

Sports injury management – Working with the phases of repair for sports injury management. Timing is crucial to delivering effective sports therapy with lasting results. Helping scar tissue to reform and repair. Pre event sports massage helps to warm up muscles and improves blood circulation and prepares muscles for action.

Sports Massage for Cyclists


We will use a range of techniques in this session depending on what you need at the time of treatment. You could expect –
Deep tissue massage, Joint mobilisation, Myofascial release, Muscle energy technique (MET) Neuromuscular technique (NMT) or Trigger point therapy. (STR) Soft tissue release.

PemBrOkeshire Sports Injury management

If you have a sports injury and are unsure as to whether a massage can help, we will ask you some questions about the nature of the injury, timing & severity to establish if massage would be suitable. This depends on which phase of repair the tissues are in and the severity of the injury. If we can’t help you then we may be able to refer you to someone else.

Custom Sports & Deep Tissue Massage in Pembrokeshire

Custom sports & deep tissue massage in Pembrokeshire includes a postural assessment which helps us determine where we need to focus. We’ll create a treatment plan with stretches & strengthening exercises to help you improve your technique, prepare for an event and perform at your best.

Is a sports massage the right massage for you?

Please be aware that deep sports massage can result in achy muscles in the days following the treatment.

If you are looking for something with less pressure such as a relaxing body massage or a more general treatment such as a full body massage we offer this at The Ark in Haverfordwest.
Please find our Pembrokeshire Relaxing massage treatments page.

This is not an appropriate treatment for anyone who is pregnant. For more information on pre natal massage please follow this link or click here to find a prenatal massage therapist near me.

Products we use

We use a range of high quality sports massage wax’s from Songbird Naturals and specialist Silvan oils which sink into the skin to allow appropriate grip on muscle tissue. All the products we use are made by small, independent businesses that use ethically sourced ingredients. We have options for people who have sensitive skin or allergies.

Our Covid-19 Guidelines

We are taking extra precautions due to Covid-19. We will ask you some screening questions once you have booked your appointment in order to determine that you are able to have a massage. In addition we ask that you please follow the guidelines below. This is for your own safety as well as ours.


Please Arrive On time.

It’s best not to arrive early or late for your appointment. We will come out to meet you and let you in to the clinic at the time you are booked in. 

bring A towel.

If possible we ask that you bring your own towels to the appointment. 

You will need to wear a face covering

We do ask all of our clients wear a face covering before and after treatment, there will be a few exceptions to this rule. We ask that you provide your own mask so please make sure you have one available. We will wear appropriate PPE inline with government regulations.


All clients will be asked to sanitise their hands with our anti bacterial gel on arrival.


All clients will be asked to to wash their hands before treatment.


We will also be checking peoples temperatures before starting the appointment.


If you or anyone in your household are feeling unwell we ask that you do not book an appointment. Anyone who turns up at an appointment and is displaying symptoms of coronavirus may be turned away without notice.


We are carrying out extra cleaning of surfaces, door handles etc.

Procedures may differ slightly depending on which clinic you are visiting.