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Sports Massage, Therapy and Rehab

Sebastian is our professional sports massage therapist who is available through appointment only. He has a wealth of experience in sports massage, providing his services to the Scottish national rugby team and other sports people.

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Sports Massage Edinburgh

My name is Sebastian, I am the professional sports massage therapist at Harmony Thai Massage and Wellness. I am available through appointment only. I have years of experience in sports massage, providing my services to the Scottish national rugby team and other sports people.


With a profound dedication to optimising physical performance and promoting holistic wellness, I bring a diverse background in sports therapy and rehabilitation to our team.


My journey in this field began with a foundation in Sports Therapy from Edinburgh College, supplemented by advanced studies, including a Personal Trainer course. Currently, I'm in the 3rd year of pursuing a BSc (Hons) in Sports Rehabilitation from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, further enhancing my expertise in the field.  

My Experience:


As a freelance Sports Therapist, I've honed my skills in soft tissue therapy, collaborating with a diverse clientele ranging from amateur athletes to world-level elites. My approach is rooted in client-centered care, tailoring treatment plans to address individual needs and goals while consistently delivering high-quality service.

Collaborations & Contributions:


I've had the privilege of working with esteemed organisations like the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU), providing support to both the men's and women's national teams during their competitive seasons. Additionally, I've collaborated with Inverleith Hockey Club, competing in the Scottish National League Premier Division, and worked with National level boxers and Muay Thai fighters from the National and World levels. My time with Spartans Football Club Academy further enriched my practical experience in sports rehabilitation and injury management.

Passion & Continuous Growth

My passion for promoting recovery and enhancing performance drives me to stay at the forefront of industry advancements. Whether it's through strength and conditioning, flexibility training, or sports massage techniques, I am committed to helping individuals achieve their peak physical condition.  

In My Spare Time: Beyond my professional pursuits, I am an enthusiast of martial arts, mountain biking, and mindfulness practices, reflecting my belief in the importance of balance and well-being in every aspect of life.

For more information and content, visit my Instagram page.

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

I have a diverse range of experience in sports therapy and rehabilitation. I have been fortunate enough to work with different kinds of sports people in Edinburgh, who take part in various types of sports and training, which has provided me with a great deal of hands on experience.

"Really good massage. Sebastian helped with my muscle tightness on my leg"

Rags44, Edinburgh, 5 Star Google Review for Sports Massage

What is Sports Massage? Who is it for?

Sports massage is a specialised form of massage therapy that focuses on treating and preventing soft tissue injuries, muscle soreness, and imbalances that are associated with athletic activities and exercise. It's designed to help athletes and active individuals improve performance, prevent injuries, and recover more quickly from strenuous workouts or competitions.

Sports massage isn't just for elite athletes!

It's a powerful therapy designed to enhance the well-being of anyone who leads an active lifestyle. Whether you're an Active individual, a fitness enthusiast, or someone experiencing everyday aches and pains, sports massage can benefit you.

You can use sports massage for injury prevention too, by getting treatment in order to keep your body performing at its best. Treating any small niggles and minor injuries before they develop into a bigger problem is something that all of the top athletes and sports people in the world practise.

Sports Massage Benefits

Sports Injury Rehab and Prevention

Reduce Pain and Stiffness

Improved Performance

Enhance Recovery

Injury Prevention

Promote Well-Being and Relaxation

Provides Advice and Insight

Sports Massage Benefits

Sports massage offers a variety of benefits for athletes and active individuals, both physically and mentally. Here are some of the key benefits of sports massage:

Reduce pain and stiffness: Sports massage targets tight muscles and knots, promoting relaxation and improved flexibility. This can be particularly helpful for those experiencing work-related discomfort, post-workout soreness, or general aches.

Improve performance: By addressing muscle imbalances and promoting blood flow, sports massage can help you move more efficiently and potentially reach your fitness goals faster.

Enhance recovery: Sports massage can help clear lactic acid buildup after exercise, speeding up your recovery time and getting you back to your activities sooner.

Injury prevention: Regular sports massage can help identify areas of tightness or weakness that could lead to injury. By addressing these concerns proactively, you can stay active and healthy.

Promote relaxation and well-being: Just like any massage, sports massage can help reduce stress and tension, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Who can benefit from Sports Massage?

*Athletes of all levels, from beginners to professionals.
*Active individuals and fitness enthusiasts.
*People experiencing pain or discomfort related to work, exercise, or everyday activities.
*Individuals seeking a more holistic approach to physical therapy.

Think of sports massage as preventative maintenance for your body. It's not just about fixing injuries; it's about optimising your performance, enhancing recovery, and promoting overall well-being.


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Difference Between Sports Therapy and Sports Massage

Sports massage and sports therapy are both forms of treatment aimed at athletes and active individuals, but they differ slightly in their focus, approach, and scope of practice.


Here's a breakdown of the key differences between sports massage and sports therapy:

Sports Massage:

  1. Focus: Sports massage primarily focuses on treating soft tissue injuries, muscle tension, and soreness through hands-on techniques like massage, stretching, and manual manipulation.

  2. Techniques: Sports massage therapists use a variety of massage techniques, such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and stretching, to address specific issues and promote healing.

  3. Goal: The main goal of sports massage is to alleviate muscle tension, improve flexibility, enhance recovery, and optimise athletic performance. It's often used as a part of an athlete's regular training regimen to prevent injuries and maintain physical well-being.

  4. Treatment Setting: Sports massage is typically performed in a massage clinic, spa, or gym setting, and it focuses solely on hands-on treatment without incorporating other therapeutic modalities.

Sports Therapy:

  1. Focus: Sports therapy takes a more holistic approach to injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. It not only addresses soft tissue injuries and muscle imbalances but also incorporates other therapeutic techniques, exercises, and rehabilitation protocols.

  2. Techniques: Sports therapists use a combination of hands-on treatment, exercise prescription, manual therapy techniques, electrotherapy, and rehabilitation exercises to treat injuries and improve function.

  3. Goal: The primary goal of sports therapy is to assess, diagnose, and treat sports-related injuries, as well as provide rehabilitation and functional training to help athletes return to their sport safely and effectively.

  4. Scope of Practice: Sports therapists often have a broader scope of practice compared to sports massage therapists. They may assess and diagnose injuries, provide hands-on treatment, prescribe exercises, offer rehabilitation programs, and provide education and advice on injury prevention and sports performance.

  5. Treatment Setting: Sports therapy sessions may take place in a clinic, rehabilitation center, or sports facility, and they often involve a combination of hands-on treatment, exercise prescription, and rehabilitation exercises tailored to the individual's needs.


  • Sports Massage is primarily focused on hands-on treatment of soft tissue injuries, muscle tension, and soreness using massage techniques.

  • Sports Therapy takes a more comprehensive approach to injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, incorporating a variety of therapeutic techniques, exercises, and rehabilitation protocols.

While both sports massage and sports therapy can be beneficial for athletes and active individuals, the choice between the two depends on the individual's needs, the nature of the injury or condition, and the desired outcome. It's important to consult with a certified sports massage therapist or sports therapist to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs and goals.

Book A Sports Massage or Sports Therapy Consultation

Whether you are looking for a sports massage to treat a recent injury, a full sports rehabilitation recovery plan or holistic sports therapy and injury prevention I am happy to help.

Get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Edinburgh City Centre Salon

Our salon is ideally located in Edinburgh City Centre, just off Holyrood Road, near Waverley Train Station and the Royal Mile. For people driving from inside and near Edinburgh, the salon has on street parking outside, a multi storey NCP car park nearby.

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