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Spending long hours at the studio, gym or exercising outdoors takes its toll on your body. But sports massages can help alleviate some of that stress. Therapists will typically use a soothing combination of Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques to ease sore muscles and prevent injuries too. Consider visiting one of these spots to reap the rewards of this therapeutic, and not to mention relaxing, treatment. —Teresa Tobat


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Ninotch: an urban retreat

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This urban sanctuary located in the heart of downtown Bethesda offers a sports massage designed to rehabilitate injured athletes or to serve as part of a training regimen. [Image]

The Spa Room

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Tenleytown’s The Spa Room dishes out a slew of wellness offerings including sports massages. Consider tacking on one of its spa “enhancements” — from a wild rose facial to a hot stones massage — to your treatment for just $15 more. [Image]

TuSuva Body & Skin Care

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This Adams Morgan spot offers sports massages designed to help prevent injuries. For fitness enthusiasts who are short on time, Tusuva even offers a 30-minute massage for $65. [Image]

Balance Gym and SomaSpa

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Glover’s Park’s SomaSpa at Balance Gym offers a sports massage that aims to alleviate fatigue, relieve tension and promote overall flexibility. Plus, since this is a gym, you can squeeze a workout in before your treatment too. [Image]

Unwind Wellness Center

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Prepare yourself for optimal performance when you get a sports massage at Unwind Wellness Center. This treatment focuses on healing and injury prevention. [Image]

Healing District

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D.C. United’s massage therapist Sioux Barry runs Healing District and can deliver treatments tailored to each client’s needs. [Image]

Aura Spa

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Book a sports massage to stretch and condition muscles at U Street's brand new Aura Spa, which opened in the fall. [Image: Courtesy of Aura Spa]

Healthy Self Therapy and Wellness Center

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Enjoy a combo Swedish and Deep Tissue massage designed exclusively for your inner athlete at this 18th Street spa. Relieve pain and increase mobility when you get a sports massage here. [Image]

The Teal Center For Therapeutic Bodywork, Ltd.

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Ballston’s The Teal Center specializes in clinical massage therapy and bodywork. Those who receive sports massages should expect assisted stretching to warm the muscles and gentle touches to reduce muscle spasm and boost circulation. [Image]

Ninotch: an urban retreat

This urban sanctuary located in the heart of downtown Bethesda offers a sports massage designed to rehabilitate injured athletes or to serve as part of a training regimen. [Image]

The Spa Room

Tenleytown’s The Spa Room dishes out a slew of wellness offerings including sports massages. Consider tacking on one of its spa “enhancements” — from a wild rose facial to a hot stones massage — to your treatment for just $15 more. [Image]

TuSuva Body & Skin Care

This Adams Morgan spot offers sports massages designed to help prevent injuries. For fitness enthusiasts who are short on time, Tusuva even offers a 30-minute massage for $65. [Image]

Balance Gym and SomaSpa

Glover’s Park’s SomaSpa at Balance Gym offers a sports massage that aims to alleviate fatigue, relieve tension and promote overall flexibility. Plus, since this is a gym, you can squeeze a workout in before your treatment too. [Image]

Unwind Wellness Center

Prepare yourself for optimal performance when you get a sports massage at Unwind Wellness Center. This treatment focuses on healing and injury prevention. [Image]

Healing District

D.C. United’s massage therapist Sioux Barry runs Healing District and can deliver treatments tailored to each client’s needs. [Image]

Aura Spa

Book a sports massage to stretch and condition muscles at U Street's brand new Aura Spa, which opened in the fall. [Image: Courtesy of Aura Spa]

Healthy Self Therapy and Wellness Center

Enjoy a combo Swedish and Deep Tissue massage designed exclusively for your inner athlete at this 18th Street spa. Relieve pain and increase mobility when you get a sports massage here. [Image]

The Teal Center For Therapeutic Bodywork, Ltd.

Ballston’s The Teal Center specializes in clinical massage therapy and bodywork. Those who receive sports massages should expect assisted stretching to warm the muscles and gentle touches to reduce muscle spasm and boost circulation. [Image]