Shrewsbury Sports Massage Service for Shropshire Residents

If you’re regularly racing, suffering with persistent muscular aches and pains or getting frequent headaches, sports massage is for you. All Optimal Movement Sports Massage Therapists have at least 5 years of experience in Sports Therapy or Physiotherapy.

You don’t have to participate in a sport in order to benefit from sports massage. As well as making sure international athletes are in top shape for their next competition, Optimal Movement regularly sees Shropshire and surrounding area clients with persistent musculoskeletal problems obtained from the workplace.

It’s surprising how many problems can be solved with regular sports massage. However, we don’t group everyone together and understand that each individual is unique. An initial consultation will help us determine the appropriate course of action and the most effective techniques to employ.


  • Myofacial and soft tissue release
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Instrumental soft tissue mobilisation
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Manipulations


  • Improve circulation
  • Promote removal of metabolic waste
  • Improve flexibility and joint mobility
  • Improve muscle and joint function
  • Break down scar tissue
  • Reduce pain and stress
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Sports massage in Shrewsbury and Shropshire is a key service offered to you by the Optimal Movement team.

Sports massage is a service that has stood the test of time within the sports community. For decades athletes have sworn by its restorative and revitalising properties in assisting top sports performances.

Massage therapy includes various techniques designed to bring about numerous benefits; techniques that are constantly being adapted in response to both scientific research and the demands of various modern lifestyles. The Optimal Movement Shrewsbury sports massage service is constantly being updated with the latest and most beneficial techniques.

Sports massage is a type of therapy that has multiple long-term effects and we recommend having a sports massage every two weeks to feel its true benefits.

The Optimal Movement Shrewsbury sports massage service will involve an initial consultation to help you understand the benefits and help us understand what you would like from the sessions. Don’t feel nervous about your first session. You would be correct to think it is not like a popular therapeutic Swedish massage but, on the other hand, you would be wrong to believe it is going to put you in a world of hurt. There could potentially be periods of discomfort during the massage treatment but no sports massage should leave you feeling bruised for days afterwards.

It is important to maintain good communication with your sports massage therapist throughout the treatment in order to leave in the best condition possible.

This Shrewsbury sports massage service isn’t solely restricted to athletes. Some of the most astonishing improvements have come from treatments prescribed to full-time office workers with little or no interest in sport.

The modern lifestyle is guilty of putting your body into unnatural compromised positions (sitting at a desk, driving a car, texting on a phone etc.) Sports massage can help alleviate the tightness and pain that comes as a result. If you are competing in a sport that involves repetitive movements (there are few sports that don’t!) then sports massage is a treatment that can reduce muscle tension, eliminate pain, increase flexibility and therefore increase your training and competitive performances.

The Optimal Movement Shrewsbury sports massage therapists, first and foremost, need you to bring your body (and face with a smile!) Apart from that, loose-fitting shorts and a t-shirt, singlet or sports bra are conducive to the best quality sports massage.

The trainers you wear when training and/or competing can also be beneficial, but are not essential.

For first-time visitors we recommend signing up for the 75 minute treatment session. However, we understand that you may not have 75 minutes available so the next best thing would be the 50 minute session. Both of these sessions will involve an initial consultation and treatment.

After your first treatment session is complete and you have learnt what sports massage can do for you, we will be able to chat about your next session.

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It may be cliche but it really has changed my daily life and outlook. I have the confidence to get back running and improve my fitness in the gym
Shalana Wright

Chef & Gym Member

Oli’s treatment was an invaluable part of my success, which enabled me to go on and compete for Great Britain at the world Indoor Championships.
Lewis Moses

International Distance Runner

Joe’s knowledge and expertise used to diagnose and treat my lower back problem was excellent.
Sue Clark


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