Our massage services are delivered by experienced and qualified therapists, who specialise in working with clients post injury. We support people at varying levels, from casual sports players and weekend warriors, through to professional athletes.


Our physiotherapist and osteopath in Digbeth offer deep tissue and therapeutic massage, as well as prenatal massage. Massage is a sort of manual therapy that concentrates on the muscular system of the body. It has been demonstrated to help relieve stress and anxiety symptoms, as well as tension generated by tight muscles and stiff joints. It’s a forceful but effective method for reducing symptoms associated with sports injuries and postural issues, as well as improving circulation and skeletal system integrity. 


Stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol are released, which raise your heart rate and blood sugar. These primitive reactions were designed to assist humans in surviving. Physical signs of chronic stress include headaches, stomachaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, insomnia, wrath, drug and alcohol misuse, and depression, to name a few. According to specialists, stress is estimated to be responsible for 90 percent or more of sickness. High amounts of cortisol and adrenaline have been related to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. High levels of stress hasten the ageing process both within and externally. While it may be impossible to totally eliminate stress and concern, massage may certainly help with stress management. During a massage, stress hormones are lowered and endorphins, or “feel good” hormones, are increased. Endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine levels rise, resulting in a calm, relaxed feeling that makes chronic and acute stress far more manageable.

What are the benefits of Sports Massage?

Massage is an excellent way to speed up recovery following an injury or during intense training, physically, physiologically and psychologically.

  • Reduce anxiety – induces relaxation which in turn reduces anxiety.
  • Increased energy – can leave you feeling invigorated. This is particularly useful before an event.
  • Pain reduction –  helps reduce tension and releases the bodies endorphins, influencing pain perception.
  • Relaxation – muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching.

What to expect?

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Starting your first sports massage? Let’s clear something up: it’s nothing like those relaxing, softly lit sessions at a spa. Expect some discomfort, maybe even a bit of pain, but know that it’s all part of the process that really helps.

This isn’t just any massage. It’s built for people who are active, blending different massage techniques to target and rehabilitate soft tissues. It’s all about preventing injuries, easing muscle or tendon pain, and getting rid of stress trapped in the body. Great for athletes, regular gym visitors, or anyone stuck at a desk all day, the experience and benefits of a sports massage can vary from person to person, depending on their specific aches and needs.

Sports Massages can be split into 4 categories.

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  1. Pre-Event – Designed to stimulate, this massage will focus on the areas of the body that will be exerted during the activity. Typically given 15-45 minutes before the event.
  2. Post Event – Received within 2 hours of undertaking the activity, it aids the tissues to normalise.
  3. Restorative – Often received regularly whilst training for an event or for those looking to improve their personal bests and train harder. Restorative sports massage works to enable further training by preventing injury.
  4. Rehabilitative – Serves to alleviate pain from an injury and return the affected tissue to normal.

About our physiotherapists

All our physiotherapists are registered with and regulated by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy). They are a highly experienced team, and many have developed advanced and extended scope qualifications in areas such as diagnostic ultrasound and injection therapy. They combine vast experience gained across all sectors – private, NHS, and many areas within professional/elite sport.

What next?

If you are suffering with pain or injury that’s stopping you do the things you enjoy or need to do, if you have niggles that are annoying you, or if you have some specific sporting/fitness challenges you want to prepare for, then we can help.

If you would like to book an appointment, or would like further information, please contact us on 0121 622 5317 or email

Private health insurance

Optimum Physio is recognised by all major private health insurers.

Depending on your insurer, you may need a GP referral before you can use your private health insurance with us. To make this process as speedy as possible, we have partnered with DocTap, who can provide same-day GP referrals to all secondary care services.  

Once you’ve got your referral (if necessary), you’ll normally be offered an appointment with one of our physiotherapists at your preferred location, within 24 hours.

Private self-fund

No need to get a GP referral if you’re paying for a physiotherapist yourself. To ensure we remain competitive, our prices are set regionally and can be found at the bottom of each clinic page.

Offers and discounts

You can also get 10% off when pre-purchasing blocks of 6 or more treatments online. We recommend you speak to a physiotherapist first to determine how many sessions you need.

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