Sports Massage Association

Sports Massage Association

Who are the SMA?

  • The provision of sports massage/soft tissue therapy is an established and key element of the service provided to athletes and the general public suffering soft tissue injuries in the UK.
  • In 2001 the Sports Massage Association (SMA) was founded and launched at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester as the independent body for sports massage in the UK.
  • The SMA cooperated with Awarding Organisations in 2009/10 to develop a suite of sports massage qualifications at Levels 3, 4 and 5 which mapped to the previous National Occupational Standards and are still current today.
  • The SMA chaired the General Council of Massage Therapists (GCMT) for 10 years bringing together Professional Associations, Awarding Organisations and education providers.
  • The SMA recruited 250 soft tissue therapists for the 2012 Games where Sports Massage was categorized as part of the Medical Services Team for the first time. The SMA sat on the LOCOG Soft Tissue Therapy work stream chaired by SMA Director Lynn Booth.
  • In November 2018 the SMA developed and largely funded National Occupational Standards (NOS) specifically for Sports Massage Therapy in conjunction with Skills for Health.
  • In 2019 The SMA worked with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) to create a Sports Massage Register using the core standards based on the NOS mentioned earlier.
  • In 2020 The SMA negotiated with the Office for National Statistics to have therapists with level 4 and 5 qualifications ranked alongside osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors.  

Why the SMA partners with Physique:

“The SMA has been in partnership with Physique for many years now and we continue in this partnership because of the benefits to our members and because of the credibility of the Physique organisation. They are a trusted partner. 

Not only do our members receive added value from the educational content produced by Physique, from live webinars to exercise and video guides, but receiving a member discount in conjunction with delivery available 7 days a week and a large range of products, means our members get the products they need to do their jobs as quickly as possible.” 

- The SMA

How our partnership works:

Through its partnership with the SMA, Physique provides members with many benefits such as product bundles that we create exclusively for them. 

We also add value to SMA membership in a number of ways from fast delivery with flexible options, through to regular special offers and deals including our permanent 4 for 3 offer, and excellent customer service provided by our dedicated customer service team. 

The Sports Massage Association’s favourite Physique Product:

NAQI Massage Lotion Sport

NAQI Massage Lotion Sport | 5L

Basket Summary

59 items

£3,372.39 inc. VAT & Delivery

Actimove Epi Sport Extra Small Tennis Elbow

£19.94

In Stock



Resusci Face Mask Unisize (T)

£5.99

In Stock


Multi Procedure Chair 45cm-59cm - Pepper

£477.75

Up to 4 - 6 weeks


A Practical Guide To Acupoints

£22.00

In Stock


Multi Procedure Backrest Chair 45cm-59cm - Pepper

£561.75

Up to 4 - 6 weeks


Nail Clippers Metal Large

£4.99

In Stock


Vasyli Addition Forefoot Valgus 4° 5pr

£29.99

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Vasyli Blue 3/4 Large

£37.49

In Stock


Actimove® Arthritis Care Gloves Large

£29.99

3 - 5 Working Days


*Spikey Massage Ball Soft Green 6cm Pk1

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£2.70

In Stock


Physique Couch Cover Black B/Hole

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£23.99

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Blue 2 Ply Couch Paper Towel Roll 50cm x 40m

£3.98

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Adhesive Foam 7mm Pack of 4

£16.99

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Massage Lotion 1000ml

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£16.65

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Ultrasound Gel Clear 250ml

£1.99

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Primo Therasonic EMS460 Ultrasound

£1,045.00

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Yoga Brick

£6.99

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Hypafix 2.5cm x 10m Dressing Retention Tape

£3.32

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Easiplaster 6cm x 5m

£7.99

In Stock


Essential Oil Lavender 10ml

£3.00

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Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 100ml

£1.99

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Deep Heat Patches Pack of Four

£7.18

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Powertape 2.5cmx13.7m

£1.79

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Deep Heat Max Strength Rub 35g

£4.50

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Tiger Tapes Eco Water Bottle 750ml

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£4.99

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Tiger Rip Lite Black 5cm x 4.5m

£1.77

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Towel Hand Navy 50x90cm

£4.99

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Electrodes Pads 5cmx5cm (4)

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£5.99

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Tuli's Heavy Duty Heel Cups (Large Over 79kgs)

£6.99

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Rugby Lifting Block

£0.70

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Plantar Fasciitis Massage Balls 2 small 2 large

£8.99

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Tensospray 300ml

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£8.32

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Hypafix 10cm x 10m Dressing Retention Tape

£6.65

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Stryker Face Shield PPE Visor EN166

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£5.99

In Stock


*Physique Mini Band Level 1 Yellow

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£2.90

In Stock


Mueller M Tape Z/O 2.5cm X 11.4m

£1.99

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*Physique Pilates Ball Blue

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£4.15

In Stock


Unscented Vegan Massage Wax 100g

£8.32

In Stock


diPulse Smart Gel Pads 9cm x 4cm pack of 4

£8.02

In Stock


Tiger Tape Club Pro 5cm x 4.5m

£2.49

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Tuning Fork

£5.99

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Actimove Manus Wrist Brace Large

£8.32

In Stock


Tiger Tape 1.25cm x 13.7m

£1.34

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Tuf Cut Scissors 5

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£2.99

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Rubberised Ice Bag Large 11"

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£5.99

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23cm Soft Over Ball Blue

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£4.15

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Grapeseed Massage Oil 500ml

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£8.99

In Stock


Songbird Zest Massage Wax 100g

£8.32

In Stock


Clinell Universal Sanitising Wipes Tub of 100

4 for 3 Mix & Match

£4.99

In Stock


Premier Sock Tape Pro-wrap 7.5cmx4.5m - Black

£2.45

In Stock


Songbird Sports Massage Wax 100g

£8.32

In Stock


Tape Measure Anatomical

£5.41

In Stock


Songbird Active Massage Wax Eco Tub 100g

£8.32

In Stock

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