The Best Sports Massage Therapists In Canberra


Whether you are a seasoned athlete, gym junkie, or fitness newbie, investing in a top-quality sports massage can help boost your performance, reduce recovery time, and heal and prevent injuries. Combining the best of deep tissue remedial and relaxation massage techniques, sports massages can be completely game-changing.

If you are looking for the best sports massage in the Canberra area, you’ve landed in the right place. After consulting the locals, we’ve come up with a list of the top three specialist therapists in the region.

Get ready to up your game and feel your best – both on and off the track, field, or treadmill. Let’s get right into it.

What makes a great sports massage therapist?

Not sure what to look for in your search for the best sports massage in Canberra? No worries. Start by keeping an eye out for the following must-have traits:

  • A personalised service. People get sports massages for a whole host of reasons: to heal injuries, to prepare for a big sporting event, to improve their performance in the gym, and more. Your therapist should create a personalised action plan designed to help you achieve your specific goals.
  • Effective, long-lasting results. Unlike traditional massages that relax the body and mind, sports massages aim to enhance performance. With regular appointments, you should begin to reap the rewards of your investment.
  • Experienced therapists. Experienced sports massage therapists have seen it all before. They know precisely how to help you achieve optimal results.
  • Well priced. No one likes overpaying for a service – and sports massages are no different. If budget is a concern, it’s worth investigating if your treatments are covered by your health insurance provider.
  • Conveniently located. If you do intend to visit a sports massage therapist on a regular basis, look for a clinic that’s conveniently located, whether it is easily accessible from your home or workplace.

Would you add anything else to this list? Let us know below.

The best sports massages in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

After chatting to the locals, the following sports massage therapists in Canberra came out on top. Let’s introduce them now.

Canberra Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

The experienced team behind Canberra Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation draw on more than 25 years of sports rehabilitation experience to deliver some of the most effective massages in the region. They treat all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions and use HICAPS to allow for direct billing to most private health funds.

Therapy Masters

Therapy Masters began back in December of 1997 as a home-based clinic. Today, they boast a state-of-the-art commercial premises in the heart of Canberra’s city centre. Home to two highly experienced sports massage therapists, Therapy Masters deliver client-tailored treatment plans that focus on achieving real, long-lasting results.

Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy

The therapists at Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy assist the Canberra community with a diverse range of injuries and disorders. Before you begin your massage treatment, your therapist will give you a comprehensive assessment. After a diagnosis is made, they will devise an individualised plan that will ensure you reach your goal as soon as possible, whatever that might be.

If you’re looking for more information on massage centres, check out our articles on the best remedial massage centres and best Chinese massage centres in Canberra.

Your experience with sports massage therapists in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Do you get regular sports massages? Has it improved your performance, helped heal an injury, or reduced recovery time? Share your experience in the comments area below for our readers to check out.

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32 Responses to The Best Sports Massage Therapists In Canberra
pachinko pachinko 4:36 pm 22 Oct 08

stay away from Ian at the therapeutic massage centre in weston, i’ve never had a massage that started with my butt cheeks and neglected so much of the rest of my body. Walked out of there with a sore neck. You dont come across many balding, bearded, aged masseuses and i’ve come to the conclusion thats probably a good thing.

ali_m ali_m 12:19 pm 07 Nov 06

one in woden called woden remedial massage..i think..

Thumper Thumper 8:16 am 01 Nov 06


Go girl!

terubo terubo 7:42 am 01 Nov 06

Go for it, Kerces!

chrisindys chrisindys 12:47 am 01 Nov 06

Hi Kerces

As a co-owner of Chrisindy’s, Canberra’s only adult massage studio or “parlour” we’d love to have you pay us a visit in beautiful bohemian Fyshwick.

However, something tells me that perhaps you are after something more mundane!

I suggest you check out the Yellow Pages or Google massage therapists.

Good luck!

Jey Jey 7:31 pm 31 Oct 06

let us know how you go Kerces.

FC FC 2:39 pm 31 Oct 06

I second the guy at Macarther.
ACT Massage Solutions I think it is called.
He is really good.

seepi seepi 1:16 pm 31 Oct 06

There is remedial massage at HAckett Shops – 60.00 for an hour or 40.00 for half an hour. It is strong, not relaxing, but you feel good afterwards.

RandomGit RandomGit 12:41 pm 31 Oct 06

bonfire, it should be, but money can’t be gay.

boomacat boomacat 12:19 pm 31 Oct 06

The massage centre at the ANU is AWESOME. Either the guy or the girl there, they do a fantastic sports massage, and I think they give a discount for students.

bonfire bonfire 12:07 pm 31 Oct 06

uh oh – was it a place on the squirt list ?

RandomGit RandomGit 11:58 am 31 Oct 06

I also went to a phony back x-ray chiro recently. I left there with my ass more sore metaphorically than my back was literally.

…. did that make sense?

RandomGit RandomGit 11:56 am 31 Oct 06

CELINA, yes, Celina is the one. Thank you vg.

bonfire bonfire 11:49 am 31 Oct 06

i had a massage at a ‘curehaus’ on the rhine in germany. i dont think the woman liked me as i could hardly move without pain for days afterwards.

therapeutic my arse.

Jazz Jazz 10:56 am 31 Oct 06

theres a mob over at florey shops as well which i have heard good things about fro ma friend who goes there. Body Kneads i think they are called.

che che 10:08 am 31 Oct 06

Natural Remedy/Therapy at Macquarie shops are good, $60 for an hour session (standard cost most places), and open at hours to accomodate you ie upto 8PM and on weekends
and a variety of massage types, reiki, sports, relaxation etc

Special G Special G 9:59 am 31 Oct 06

Go to the place opposite the Gungahlin Community Health centre (Same building as Woolworths – opposite end from the carpark) and ask for Emily. Or try the Chinese massage in Belco Mall

Thumper Thumper 9:48 am 31 Oct 06

hehehe, well, yeah, that’s true!

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 9:44 am 31 Oct 06

You couldn’t play golf before the injury Thumper!

Thumper Thumper 9:29 am 31 Oct 06

And I can no longer play golf as well…

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