Sports Massage

Best Massage in Austin

We’re thrilled that Viva Day Spa was once again voted Best Massage in Austin, Texas in the 2021 Reader’s polls for both The Austin Chronicle and Austin-American Statesman.

Sports massage is a brisk version of Swedish massage that helps athletes of every kind — from weekend warriors to full-time professionals. Sports massage therapy is customized to focus on the areas of your body that experience repetitive muscle use and stress based on the sport or activity.

In addition to helping athletes prepare for peak performance, sports massages also increase flexibility, prevent injuries, accelerate recovery, and flush lactic acid to relieve soreness from training.


  • Sports Massage | 90, 75, 60, 45 or 30 Minutes
  • Aromatherapy
  • Warm Neck Pillow
  • Hot Herbal Steam Towel Treatment on Neck and Feet
Total Time: 30-90 Minutes Price: $100-$185
  • 90 Minute Massage | $185
  • 75 Minute Massage | $160
  • 60 Minute Massage | $140
  • 45 Minute Massage | $120
  • 30 Minute Massage | $100
  • Series Special: Buy 5 Sports Massages, Get the 6th Free


  • Express Magic Mint Foot Reflexology | $15
  • Hand or Foot Hydration Treatment | $15
  • Full Body Dry Brush Exfoliation w/ Take Home Dry Brush | $15
  • 15 Extra Minutes of Massage | $25
  • Warm Salt Foot or Back Scrub with Essential Oils | $30
  • 15 Minute Mini Hot Stone Treatment | $40
  • Sauna Time with Cool Peppermint Towels and Hot Herbal Steam Towel Treatment in Room | $40
  • 30 Minute Viva Foot Ritual – Reflexology Treatment, Foot Massage with Hydration Treatment & Warm Foot Sugar Scrub | $95

Sports Massage FAQs

What Are The Benefits of Sports Massage?

Sports massage technique is ideal for helping keep athletes in peak performance by relieving tension, swelling, and eliminating lactic acid in the muscles. One of the main benefits is an increase in range of motion and flexibility.

During strenuous periods of exercise, the bodies of athletes may build up muscle tension in the soft tissues, which may include lesions and minor injuries. A sports massage helps ease the pain while preventing further injuries.

Do Sports Massages Improve Performance?

The short answer is yes. Viva Day Spa’s sports therapy treatment helps aid in recovery time, injury prevention, and performance improvement. More than ever, professional and recreational athletes are regularly turning towards this specific type of massage. It not only improves the way you feel, but also how fast you recover from your training and competitions.

Deep Tissue vs. Sports Massage

What’s the difference between sports massage and deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massages focus on the deeper muscles and connective tissue in your body. A massage therapist will work on the smaller areas of tension and knots in your body.

For sports massages, your therapist will work on specific injuries and common areas that ache from athletic activities. Getting a sports massage helps with recovery and the prevention of injuries.

What Is A Sports Massage? And Why Do Athletes Prefer Them?

Athletes want to stay at their peak performance levels. Getting a sports modality/type of massage will help with range of motion, injury prevention, lactic acid elimination, increased blood flow, and relief from muscle pain.

Do Sports Massages Hurt?

Like any massage, it depends on the person receiving the treatment. For example, you may already have an injury that could be sensitive during your massage. Your licensed massage therapist will check in on your pain threshold and only apply the amount of pressure necessary. During your sports massage, if you feel any discomfort, please let your therapist know. However, most people feel relaxed and tension free after this rejuvenating massage treatment.

How Often Should I Get A Sports Massage?

A sports massage can help speed up recovery time between your sports and athletic events. While some professional athletes receive sports massages frequently, it is up to you to decide how often you should get one.

The frequency of your sports massage treatments depends on how strenuous your workouts are, and if you need to shorten your recovery time. You can ask your massage therapist what is best for your situation. Typically, Viva Day Spa sports massage clients opt for bi-monthly or monthly treatments.

Sports Massage Therapist in Austin

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