The RESTORE Massage Team Founded by Paul Martin in 2005, RESTORE is now a busy and rapidly growing practice based in the centre of Shrewsbury. We provide clinical services to the large and varied local communities of Shropshire as well as providing specialist support to a number of world champion athletes, local clubs and events across the UK.
class reviews from world champion athletes The multiple
world championship winning Atherton Racing Team give their views
on working with RESTORE Sports Massage
March 2013 - Matt Simmonds. Professional Downhill Mountainbiker.
National Champ & World competitor. 2012 Overall National
a professional mountain biker and I’ve been using
Paul over the winter to help me with the constant stress
that my training plan throws at my body. Paul has done a
great job in getting rid of aches and pains, and I look
forward to working with him throughout this season. I highly
recommend his expertise". M Simmonds".
G Williams - 14 Mar 2015
Paul adopts a very different approach from other practitioners,
which has proven to be more effective than any other professional
I have used in the past. After only one session Paul identified
the core postural issue that had troubled me for many years
- something that no one else had been able to establish.The
advice given and alternative body movement exercises he suggested
have significantly improved my posture and well being. For
the first time in many years I feel I understand the root
of my problems. His diagnosis was spot on and over the following
weeks with regular new movements being introduced to my body
and a mindfull approach to how I walk and sit I feel better
than I have done in many years.
Wilkinson - 2 Mar 2015
Paul's work is absolutely spot-on, and made a significant
difference. As some other people have noted, it's not just
the thought and amount of work Paul puts into his treatments,
it's the service as well. He takes time to explain his thought
process, and why he believes x is an issue rather than y,
helping you understand and take ownership of your own condition.
The gait analysis in particular was really valuable and helped
drive what I could focus on as well. Truly great, professional
service, would recommend anytime.
O'Brian - 2 Mar 2015
Having suffered back problems for many years and seen many
professionals in relation to my back, who have only ever treated
the symptoms not the actual problem. I certainly found Paul
has worked his magic, in fact it wasn't my back that was a
problem it was an old rib injury and a muscle issue that was
causing my back pain which at times was so bad I had problems
doing every day tasks. I found Paul to be highly knowledgeable,
skilled and professional in everything he does, but also takes
the time to explain to you so that you have an understanding
what has happened. I would like to say a huge thank you as
if it wasn't for you I would continue to of had my back problem.
I would recommend Restore to anyone who required treatment.
O'Brian - 2 Mar 2015
"Since first seeing Paul back in Feb 14 the difference
he has made is immeasurable; without a doubt he is a 'genius'!
The progress he has made in establishing the cause of my various
musculoskeletal injuries then treating makes other physiotherapists/therapists
pale into insignificance. Rather than simply treat in a reactive
manner, he has been proactive in identifying the causes of
my imbalances/injuries and has implemented ways in which to
get my body to work in the way that it should rather than
through an acquired and incorrect way of 'doing things'.
If you're struggling with injuries then I
highly recommend Restore, the knowledge and professional expertise
Paul brings to this area can only benefit athletes, exercisers
and sedentary people alike.
Lewis - 29 Oct 2014
Paul calls it science; I call it magic. I didn't have a sports
injury, just an aching back, particularly when I drove long
distances. Paul didn't give a nice massage to make it feel
better temporarily, but identified the cause of the problem
and worked out exactly how to rectify it. I've had amazing
results! Very clever and definitely worth it.
Wright - 28 Mar 2014
The man is a genius! I have spent a lot of money over the
years trying different practitioners with only short term
healing being the outcome. Paul has a holistically approach,
not only is he fixing me his guidance on my diet and training
has resulting in weight loss and improved fitness and strength.
Sept 2013 - Cory Irvan-Wright. Builder. After
a long period of back problems and seeing many specialists
I'm finally starting to see real progress. Paul's service
and advice has been exceptional.
Jun 2013 - Andrew Butler. Teacher.
I've had chronic lower back and sciatic pain for over a year
now. After many visits to physios, chiropractors and osteopaths,
who were all good in a way, Paul at Restore really was the
person who got to the root of the problem, and identified
the spine joint causing the pain. He has excellent anatomical
knowledge, introduced me to the delights of kinesiotaping,
which really does work! Thank you Paul, I will recommend you
to everyone I know!
May 2013 - Jayne Chesworth. Office worker and business owner.
"I have recommended Paul to friends and family already
and would definitely suggest that if you have any niggles
or pain then go and see him. He is extremely efficient and
fixed my problem, does a fantastic job. The charge in line
for his professionalism and experience was well worth it".
Aug 2012 - Camilla Stuart. Artist. "I sought treatment for a knee injury; it didn't
even occur to me that he could help the long-term lower back
problem. However, having suffered with this since falling
when out running in 2006, I am now very nearly pain free,
and the knee is better too. I can wholeheartedly recommend
Restore Sports Massage to others".
April 2012 - Elaine Shuter. Beachbody Instructor and Yoga
addict. "I love to push my body to the limits through a variety
physical activities. I took considerable time to find the
right therapist that would keep me pain free and give me the
best support to enable me to keep doing what I want to do.
Paul has exceeded every expectation. His skill, knowledge
and expertise is beyond anything I could have imagined. Not
only do his treatments enable to to keep doing what I want,
but his advice and recommendations of what else I can do to
enhance my performance have been exceptional. As an added
bonus I have a scoliosis which although has never inhibited
anything I have wanted to do physically since seeing Paul
on a regular basis I have noticed a significant improvement
in the curvature. I feel extremely fortunate to have have
found someone as outstanding as Paul and would have no hesitation
in recommending him to anyone".
Jan 2012- Jessica Harvey. Primary School Teacher.
"I was treated by Paul following a knee injury in 2008
and was very happy with the service he provided. Both the
treatment itself and the advice and exercises he recommended
to assist my recovery proved useful and effective. I would
certainly recommend him to close friends and family".
March 2011 - Chris Milton: Tatooist and body builder with
shoulder pain: "After suffering with an on going shoulder problem
after years of training I have tried numerous treatments and
spent a lot of money with no success. I came across Paul Martin
after a recommendation from a friend, I can now say after
treatment from him im feeling the best i have done for some
time, which has enabled me to continue training hard, I will
certainly be carrying on the recommendations to other friends".
2011 - Laura: Operations Manager / Health and Safety Officer:
"I visited Paul following re occurring knee pain
which my GP had entirely dismissed. Paul accurately diagnosed
a significant underlying injury and through his network of
associates referred me on for specialist treatment and surgery.
His expertise and experience both in my pre and post operative
treatment have played a crucial role in my recovery, allowing
me to return to full activity far sooner than predicted. I
would not hesitate to recommend Paul to anyone in the future".
June 2010 - Lisa: Office worker, Sciatic pain:
(Contact me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Having experienced problems with my sciatic nerves
for 5 years now and discovering remedial massage in Australia,
I am really glad I have found Paul now that I am back in the
UK. This type of therapy really helps me, often as a 1 off
treatment. Paul was very understanding of my problems and
pain and proved to me yet again that remedial massage has
huge benefits to someone like myself who sits at a computer
all day. You come away feeling immediately better and that
continued support is there even by email or phone. Thank you
Paul. I would not hesitate to recommend you".
June 2010 - Petra Darnell: Office worker, severe hip pain:(Contact
me for more details:email@example.com) "Having
suffered from a chronic back condition for over 20 yrs a recent
skiing injury created more problems with the onset of arthiritis
in my right hip - working with a physio and with Paul at Restore
I have experienced a dramatic improvement in the pain I have
to endure. Paul explains everything he does and why and creates
a very relaxed and healing environment. Having had years of
various treatments for my back problems over the years I can
safely say that Paul has made quite a difference to my quality
of life so far and it can only improve with more treatment".
2010 - Mick: Ex rugby player / rehabilitating recreational
(Contact me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org) "After having to give up playing rugby and other
activities becuase of a neck operation i found myself very
unfit and out of shape at the age of 45. Following my rehab
I decided to do something about my fitnes, but found that
anything i did caused other injuries (i tried cycling but
ended up with hip problems). This was very disheartening.
i went to Paul afetr various attampts at physio had failed
and through accurate diagnosis and deep remedial work i obtained
significant benefits. I've gone from being a 45 year old "broken"
ex-sportsman to cycling 60 miles a week! psychologically,
i was ready to give up physical activity, but luckily Paul
convinced me otherwise and i've obtained the fantastic bebefits.
in a nutshell: i would highly recommend Paul to anyone, current
or like me an ex-sports person. For me, physiotherapy was
both expensive and ineffective. It just didn't work and i
wished i'd seen Paul agaes ago".
May 2010 - Richard: General everyday labourer: (Contact
"Really honest and competent masseur. He sorted my leg
out after many years of frustration in one session. Also,
he referred myself to another practitioner for other treatments
rather than seeking many unnecessary further visits. I highly
recommended him to others".
Oct 2009 - Paul: Recreational badminton - Calf strain.
(Contact me for more details: stonky69ATgooglemail.com) "Following a friend's recommendation,
I went to Paul with a calf tear sustained playing badminton.
This was a recurring injury over several years and I wanted
to try and identify a possible root cause as well as treating
the tear. Over a number of weeks Paul treated the injury and
advised me on exercises and stretching to do at home to optimise
rehabilitation. Additionally, he worked to try and identify
a possible root cause, for which he provided further treatment.
He is a good and careful communicator both in explaining the
diagnotic and treatment processes (very important to me) and
in the way in which he uses patient feedback to guide the
treatment process. In my opinion Paul is excellent at what
he does; moreover where he feels it is necessary he will help
you to work with other health professionals with expertise
in complimentary fields. It's early days for return to sport,
but I am extremely confident that Paul has given me the best
chance of full recovery from this injury and also of ultimately
identifying its root cause. I believe he is a credit to his
profession and I would enthusiastically recommend Paul to
anyone seeking of this type of treatment".
March 2009 - Natalie: Office worker with headaches and back/neck
(Contact me for more details: email@example.com) "After weeks of suffering from
neck pain, back pain and headaches caused by too much computer
work, I couldn't believe how quickly Paul was able to relieve
my symptoms. Literally within minutes I felt 100% better.
My headache stopped and walking was comfortable again. Thanks
body workers / Medical
Nov 2013 - Lucy Pulford 62
62 year old woman works as a radiographer and has very stressed
upper spine and shoulders and neck. I go and see paul martin
for a undoing of my seized up body every three or four weeks.
I have felt like a new person each time I have been and the
cost is completely justified".
Apr 2012 - Jessica State: Personal trainer & Fitness instructor.
"I first contacted Paul when a nasty case of Illitibial
band syndrome quite literally stopped me in my tracks. I was
walking with a limp, in constant pain and off work sick. Working
as a self employed fitness instructor this was not good!!!
I saw a noticeable difference after one session wih Paul and
after a few weeks of treatment the pain had gone. More importantly
than fixing the end result, paul has given me invaluable knowledge
and insight as to why I got injured in the first place and
how my imbalanced lifestyle was affecting my performance.
A few months down the line and I am back at work and fitter
than before with a better understanding of a health / fitness
balance. Would recommend Restore to anyone :)"
Jan 2012 - Carly Kennedy: Post pregnancy physical trainer.
"After being diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease
2 years ago (I'm only 32) and deciding major spinal surgery
was not an option I wanted to consider, I resigned myself
to living with the pain and a repeat prescription for painkillers.
Several friends had 'raved' about Paul and insisted that I
see him. I went along, very cynical about what could be achieved.
has a comprehensive approach, a genuinely high level of understanding,
extensive knowledge and undoubted expertise. His ability to
identify and work on key trigger points, as well as skillfully
use myofascial taping techniques, have all combined to result
in me seeing a significant improvement in my back and without
the need to take painkillers for the first time in years.
This vast improvement to my quality of life is something I
honestly did not think was possible and for which I am incredibly
March 2011 - Kate: Massage Therapist.
"I went to Paul with long term neck and shoulder problems.
I am a sports massage therapist also and expect a high standard
of treatment - not always available sorry to say. But Paul
was excellent! I woke up pain free for the first time in 6
months. He has a high standard of working, knows his stuff
as it were and although it was painful at times I knew by
the techniques he was using that at last I had found a therapist
who could treat a therapist! Thanks Paul!!"
December 2010 - Katie Maddock: Pharmacist & lecturer
(Contact me for more details: K.firstname.lastname@example.org)
"After suffering from severe back problems for over 20
years (including major back surgery) I found myself in severe
pain with pyriformis syndrome and unable to sit for even short
periods of time. Physio and osteopathy had stopped being effective
and I contacted Paul as a last ditch attempt to recover some
mobility. Within 6 weeks I was almost pain free and have remained
so ever since. I can't praise Paul's care enough - life has
improved inestimably since starting my treatment".
09 March 2009 - Lizzie: Personal Trainer / coach.
(Contact me for more details: email@example.com)
"Having always been active and after working as a Personal
Trainer, I had a 2 year break following a very stressful period
in my life. On returning to work, fitness training and running,
I found that my body wasn't happy and rebelled with sore,
stiff joints all round. After 6 months of painful training
I went to see Paul, who within 2 visits, accurately assessed
my problems and I have nearly 100% painfree movement in my
hip and knee now. After the agony, comes the ecstacy of painfree
movement and I would recommend Paul Martin to anyone who is
suffering with joint or muscle problems.
I shall certainly keep up routine visits to make sure no problems
December 2010 - Mel Cash: Principle tutor - London School
of Sports Massage / ISRM official (Contact me for more details: 02084 528855 www.lssm.com). Email from Seeing
Hands Clinic, Pokhara, Nepal:
a fantastic job you did teaching here. I am really impressed
(and I rarely say that!)" - Mel
2009 - Mel Cash: Principle tutor - London School of Sports
Massage / ISRM official.
(Contact me for more details: 02084 528855 www.lssm.com)
"Paul Martin trained in sport & remedial massage
at The London School of Sports Massage and is now a highly
skilled and experienced therapist. His clinical work is of
the highest professional standard and I can strongly recommend
him. He also shows great potential as a tutor in this subject
and the ISRM would be happy to support him in establishing
a training facility in the Shrewsbury area”.
March 2009 - Graham: Fitness instructor. (Contact me for more
details: www.crossfitshropshire.com) "I hobbled into see Paul hardly able to walk up the
stairs. Paul assessed my injury and said 'I can fix that'.
I of course thought to myself some sort of negative comment
but I let Paul do his work. Well after his treatment I walked
out just as good as before the injury. He managed to 'turn
my hip flexor back on!!' It was truly brilliant and since
then he has helped me with other injuries (others needed more
rehabilitation which Paul took time to help me with)".
July 2009 - Clare: Sports Therapist.(Contact me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org)
"I'm a keen triathlete and a sports/remedial therapist.
I was thrilled to see a massage therapist at the end of a
tough hilly 133km bike challenge. As I hobbled off the bike
with an achey left hip I gladly accepted the offer of a sports
massage, expecting the usual post race rub down. Paul used
great techniques and showed fantastic skill and improved my
poor hips in a very short amount of time. I have been treated
by many therapists and Paul is definitely one of the best.
If only he lived closer to Harrogate!!"
Cycling / Mountain biking / Downhill racing / Mountain Bike
Trials / Cycle Touring
Nov 2013 - Andy Tamplin. Semi-pro road cyclist, cyclocross
& XC rider.
have been seeing Paul for over 5 years now after being brought
at gift voucher for an introductory appointment for my birthday.
To this day I still remember the feeling after that first
appointment and I was amazed how fresh my legs felt after
a lifetime of abuse, training, racing and doing sports. Since
that day I have been seeing Paul on a regular basis, his knowledge,
attention to detail and amazing treatment have been an integral
part of my training.
I had a cartilage injury in my knee, I was out of action for
a while but Paul was there not only for the treatment to help
re-balance my leg muscles but to also offer advice on training
treatments have been an invaluable part of my cyclocross preparation
and racing after the last two years of finishing in the top
2 of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League and before that
a top 6 finish at the masters British Time Trial Championships.
can not advocate enough the value of regular body maintenance,
Paul has defiantly the knowledge and skills to get you back
on the road from injury or help maintain your body to obtain
and keep you in a peak physical condition.
Nov 14- Karen Badley. Road cyclist. I went
to see Paul due to continued back and neck problems from work.
Pauls knowledge is exceptional and he located the problem
where others have failed! I can not recommend Paul highly
Oct 13 - Jenny York. Road/TT cyclist & Mid Shropshire
I am a Mid Shropshire Wheeler and on long distance rides have
suffered with sore shoulders and aching neck. I decided to
go to Paul at Restore to see if he could advise me. On my
first visit he gave me a full body check and confirmed that
I was indeed suffering from a stiff upper back. He gave me
some treatment on this and noticed also that my hips were
quite tight and restricting my movement and treated these
too. I have had four visits to Paul and can honestly say that
there has been much improvement. When I cycle now my legs
spin far more easily than they did before and don't ache so
much afterwards and it is only now that I realise that I had
a problem! My neck is improving all the time too from the
It really did show me that although we think that we know
our bodies there can be underlying problems that we are not
aware of which could catch up with us later in life, especially
sports people. I can recommend seeing Paul, he is thorough
and very helpful in what he does and makes you feel at ease.
It is definitely worth having a sports massage from him frequently
to keep the body in tune and to pick up and correct any problems.
Jan 2014 - Ewan Caird. Paramount road cyclist. After a successful 1st season road racing, I developed
a pain around my knee. After months passed and it was still
not getting better I came to see Paul. The pain in my knee
was nothing to do with my knee, and was caused by the muscles
in my upper leg. Paul has a vast knowledge of the way the
body works. He is friendly and makes you feel welcomed and
at ease straight away. I wish I had come to Restore sooner.
Jul 2013 - Mark Almond. Mountainbiker.
Visited Restore for the first time based on someone's recommendation.
I was suffering with knee pain and some tightness in my leg
muscles. Paul identified the problem extremely quickly and
explained every aspect of what it was, how it could be treated
etc. I received a thorough examination and some immediate
pain relief. There was no pressure to re-book just friendly
advice, help and support. Highly recommended.
March 2013 - Matt Simmonds. Professional Downhill Mountainbiker.
National Champ & World competitor.
"I’m a professional mountain biker and I’ve
been using Paul over the winter to help me with the constant
stress that my training plan throws at my body. Paul has done
a great job in getting rid of aches and pains, and I look
forward to working with him throughout this season. I highly
recommend his expertise". M Simmonds.
March 2011 - Tim: Paracyclist on an Olympic bid.
"I have been working with Paul in my endeavour to become
a GB Paracyclist. His knowledge and expertise have improved
my strength and endurance over the last 6 months. His work
ethic and understanding have been invaluable!
June 2010 - James: Road cyclist (Contact
me for more details:)
"Having recently incurred an over use Knee injury through
some wrongly judged cycling effort, I was able to contact
Paul via the MSW wekly time trial meet where after a preliminary
examination clinic appointments were made and a very thorough
assessment of my injury took place. This was followed by a
session of massage of the painful areas together with the
recommendation of a strerching programme which brought about
a significant improvement in joint freedom and enabled me
to begin some easy rehab cycling to keep the joint free. A
second treatment followed the first and the joint has made
very good painfree progress. I have been most impressed with
the professional approach and expertise of Paul and would
have no hesitation in commending him to any other sports person
who wishes to use his services".
Running / Marathon and Fell Running
/ Adventure Racing / Triathalon / Ironman
Price - 1 Mar 2015 - Fell running Champion
Having had a blow to my Achilles' tendon by a heavy gate during
the Anglesea Marathon, I was unable to run. My achilles became
inflamed, sore and there was a strange 'crunching' sensation!
I had a race coming up in less than 2 weeks time and I was
desperate to get it sorted as soon as possible! (I'm not very
patient and hate resting) so I made an appointment with Paul…who
worked his Magic!! The following day there was a notable improvement
to my injury.. And with sensible training and a follow up
appointment, I was able to not only complete my race.. But
win it :-) the injury is completely gone now.. I can't thank
Phillips - 3 Feb 2014
I have had an achy hip for several years, after taking up
triathlon; I visited several physiotherapists with none of
them fixing my issues, I have now been to Paul at RESTORE
for 5 sessions. Paul tried to find out the cause of the issue,
which seems to be down my leg, and with some (sometimes) painful
but very effective massage my hip feels so much better, I
would definitely recommend him. Thank you RESTORE.
Oct 2013 - Rachael Hares Podium Ironman Triathalete.
I initially went to see Paul at RESTORE Sports Massage Ltd
for treatment to my legs after on-going pain and stiffness
whilst training for a Ironman. Rather than just treat the
symptoms he tried to identify the cause and found what was
causing me the problems. Once this was addressed I rarely
suffered any pain or tightness and went on to finish 3rd in
UK 70.3 and 6th in IMUK. So a very happy customer!
8 Oct 2013- Mark Benson. Ironman Triathalete.
Quite simply the best massage in the Shrewsbury. Pauls knowledge
is exceptional and as a result of this I am able to train
better and improve my results. Money well spent in my book.
Sep 2013 - Steve Hughes. Ex Fell running Champion.
I'm a Ex-Fell Runner turned Cyclist and Paul has helped me
a lot over the last two years with a variety of muscular problems
and general aches and pains, which has ultimately kept me
enjoying my cycling and staying injury free. Just recently
though I've had a sudden and serious complication with Arthritis
in my knee and ankle joints and Paul has been able to assist
massively with my rehabilitation through his great skills
with remedial massage and the use of Kinesiotaping. He is
a true professional in all aspects of his work and his knowledge
base above and beyond his profession is extraordinary. I cannot
recommend 'Restore Sports Massage' highly enough - the best
you will find anywhere. Steve Hughes.
Jun 2013 - Chris Romberg. Marathon Runner.
Having damaged a tendon in my calf shortly before the Shrewsbury
Marathon, I sought help from Paul Martin at Restore Sports
Massage. The combination of massage, Kinesio-taping, and good
advice helped me complete the course despite the injury. I
was impressed by the professional and friendly service at
very short notice, all at a very reasonable price.
Jun 2013 - Dan Williams. Half Marathon Runner.
Had a calf injury a week before the Shrewsbury half marathon
which was heartbreakind due to te training I had done, I was
close to pulling out until someone recommended Restore sports
massage. I rang Paul and he was good enough to squeeze me
in at the last minute. He made me feel at ease and he certainly
know his stuff, one session later and some sticky tape applied
to my leg and I walked out feeling like a new man. I managed
to finish the run in 2hr 1min which I know would not have
been possible without Paul. Very highly recommended.
April 2013 - Cathy Voyce. Runner with Shropshire Shufflers.
"I have been receiving treatment from Restore massage
as I have needed it over the last year for a crooked back
and niggles from my regular running and racing. Paul has excellent
diagnostic skills and his treatment is always very effective.
On my last visit I presented with tight muscles in my legs
when running. He worked out it was my back (which didn't hurt)
that was causing the problem! After just one session I was
back to running again without any difficulties. I often don't
have recurring problems because Paul diagnoses the cause so
well, he can also advise on prevention. I regularly recommend
his service to colleagues, friends and other runners!"
April 2013 - Jess Evans. Runner.
"I first went to see Paul in December following foot
pain after increasing my running to include long distance
and hill work training. Paul recommended straight away that
I make an appointment to see Shrewsbury Podiatry Practice
as he discovered irregularities with my foot structure. The
Podiatry Practice findings included various ailments and I
have now had orthotics fitted. I have been visiting Paul on
a regular basis to aid my recovery and get valuable advice
and insights. After each treatment there is an Instant improvement
and I truly believe my running career would be impaired and
serious injury would have resulted if it had not been for
Paul. He is professional with a wealth of knowledge and highly
recommended, I can’t thank him enough".
April 2013 - Pauline Richards. Fell Runner with Mercia Fell
Runners. Fell race organiser.
"Before my operation Paul managed to extend my flexibility
and enabled me to enjoy painfree walking and running far more
than previously and after the operation Paul has taken special
care with my recuperation back to fitness in a charming and
helpful manner, his technque with the "extra sticky"
tape was especially effective".
November 2012 - Gayle Clarke. Runner.
"I first went to see Paul at Restore on the recommendation
of a friend as I was suffering from a persistent upper thigh/hip
problem that was preventing me from running. Paul not only
relieved the symptoms but undertook some impressive problem
solving to identify and treat the root of the problem. I have
now starting running again with renewed strength in my leg.
I would absolutely recommend RESTORE".
Nov 2012 - Kieth Sylvester. Runner with Shropshire Shufflers.
"My name is Keith Silvester. I am a member and competitive
runner with the Shropshire Shufflers. I have recently competed
in my first Marathon, with a time of 3:09. During my training
I was told of the benefits of having a sports massage and
recommended to visit Paul. Paul was the first therapist that
I had used. Not only did I find the sports massage a huge
benefit in the build up to the race, but also his advice,
knowledge, and tips were invalid. I sort further help from
Paul after the race when I developed a stiffness in my lower
back. Paul quickly diagnosed my right glute as being the cause
of my problem. After one session of treatment, and advice
on the exercises he recommended to assist my recover, the
problem has been cured. Paul knows his stuff, and I have no
hesitation in recommending his knowledge and services to fellow
Sept 2012 - Ian Randle. Runner.
"I'd been suffering from chronic Sacro-Illiac joint pain
in my lower back for over 12 months and had pretty much resigned
myself to the fact that this was a sign of ageing that I would
just have to endure. Luckily for me, my wife bought me a voucher
for a Restore massage as a birthday present (back in June),
and I eventually got round to making an appointment for a
massage last week. I told Paul about my SI problem and he
set to work. I'm now 4 days on and the pain in my lower back
has almost completely disappeared. I'd got so used to having
the pain that I find that I habitually brace myself for it,
and am still surprised to find it gone. Many thanks to RESTORE"!
Aug 2012 - Philip Murphy. Ironman world championship competitor.
"My name is Phil Murphy and I am a Triathlete based in
Shrewsbury, Shropshire and have been competing for two and
a half years to date but with a background as a top category
cyclist between 1998-2002 before a long break from competitive
sport. In this short space of time I have managed to go from
slightly overweight recreational racer to qualifying for the
World Ironman Championships in Hawaii in October 2012. As
you can imagine putting your body through this kind of training
in such a short space of time has caused many injuries and
required a lot of therapy over the last 2 summers. Paul from
Restore was the first therapist I used and have found no need
to look any further. Restore has offered my fantastic (although
sometimes painful!) sports massage along with utilising other
complimentary therapies to keep me on the move and training
hard. Pauls, flexibility has been very useful allowing me
to fit treatment around work and training on numerous occasions
but more than anything I feel it his constant researching
and study on Sports therapy that keeps him on top of his game.
I would whole heartedly recommend Restore Sports Massage to
Jan 2012 - Jo Green. Runner, office worker, general fitness
"I have had recurring problems with my knees, probably
due to running, which I had pretty much resigned myself to
having to put up with - or give up running! Paul treated the
problem with myofascial taping and the results were really
impressive. After just one treatment the pain has eased almost
completely. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone. His level
of knowledge is amazing and his expertise is far more comprehensive
than a standard 'sports massage".
Oct 2011 - Gary Simpson: Marathon runner and Triathlete. (Contact
me for more details:)
using Paul's expert physio and advice my swim,bike and run
times have all improved This has just peaked having completed
3 races in 10 days all of which were personal bests. It included
a 3:12 marathon (qualified time)not bad for a 41 year old.
I can highly recommend him to all, his nutritional tips and
advice is also excellent.
June 2010 - Barbara: Training for the London Marathon. (Contact
me for more details:)
"During training for the London marathon last year, I
incurred an I.T. band injury which was painful! I was unable
to put my left foot down which was concerning. Paul was thorough,
thoughtful and professional - alongside the sports massage
which was excellent, he gave me exercises to do at home between
sessions, which were really helpful. I'm more of a 'fun' runner
if such a thing exists, I enjoy running for my head as well
as my body and think it's fair to say I'm not a natural athlete
- Paul's approach focussed very much on enjoying running and
being myself, which was great. I completed the London Marathon
with Paul's support. Barbara"
March 2009 - Becky: Pre adventure race treatment and recovery.
me for more details: email@example.com)
"I have relied on Pauls skills to help get me through
some gruelling adventure races! The ace race organised (Full
Monty) in Shropshire involved a non-stop challenge of 24 hours
of running, kayaking and mountain biking. Paul's leg massages
pre and post event meant my performance was vastly improved
and recovery time after the race was very speedy. Also during
a two- day race with an overnight stop waking up on the second
morning with the feeling of 'fresh legs' after a very hard
day on the hills before, felt amazing!! Paul comes highly
March 2009 - Nicola: Post event treatment. (Contact
me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org)
"After a week of intensive exercise I was suffering
with pains in my glutes. After one massage I felt loads better
and hope to return for some more relief". 09
March 2009 - Dave: Pre adventure race treatment and
recovery. (Contact me for more
"I have recruited Paul's services on a number of occasions,
from treating injuries to helping me get me through two gruelling
adventure races!The first was one of the Ace Races two day
events involving various running, mountain biking and kayaking
stages starting from a central 'base camp'. Paul was able
to treat me and my team before racing started each day, and
after returning back from each stage. What a difference it
made! Its just incredible - waking up to the second day of
racing not feeling like my limbs were stiff and heavy was
fantastic! Paul has a genuine passion for his work which is
reflected by his impressive level of knowledge and understanding.
I'd recommended him to anyone..."
March 2009 - Kerry: Fell runner suffering from knee pain.
(Contact me for more details:
email@example.com) "I sought Paul's
help after suffering from knee pain whilst fell running especially
when the distances started to increase. I specifically needed
help in the build up to my first Long Mynd Hike (50 miles).
I have been impressed with Paul's dedication and professionalism
along with his enthusiasm which has helped me achieve goals
I never thought would be possible. Without his in-clinic treatments
and the home programs he devises, I wouldn't be enjoying the
endurance events I can now participate in. I have just completed
another 28 mile race but this time without suffering any knee
pain at all - thank you Paul"
and other Extreme Sports / horse riding
/ motorcycling / MMA
Hidalgo - 10 Jul 2014
In my group of friends we call him "The Miracle Man!"
and in all honesty when you walk away fixed it feels like
he is. I went for a climbing related injury and Paul got me
up and pulling on the wall in no time at all. Really happy
with with the service and the outcome as he sorted other long
standing issues at the same time. Wouldnt hesitate to use
Paul again and again.
Parrish - 3 Feb 2014- Horse riding.
"As a competitive horse rider I look after and ride big,
fit horses every day. This entails undertaking the menial
tasks such as mucking out and lugging buckets as well as jumping
fences on cross country courses, show jumping and doing dressage
tests. I often end up with very sore, stiff muscles, obviously
made worse when I take the occasional tumble or after hours
sitting in the office when I'm at the day job. I have been
seeing Paul regularly to address some muscular issues that
periodically crop up and he works wonders - seriously! His
holistic method of working the muscles not only allows me
to function pain free but improves my posture and performance
in the saddle. The massage balances out my body which enables
me to ride correctly with equal weight in the stirrups - a
prerequisite for helping my horses clear the fences. My improved
posture always enhances my core strength and encourages me
to use the right muscles - making me more secure in the saddle.
I thoroughly recommend Paul's services and can genuinely say
that when I start with any muscle pain I immediately book
myself in for a massage."
Jan 2014 - James Gough. Climber After resting what I believed to be a finger tendon issue,
casued from excessive rock climbing without joy, I finally
thought it was time to see a professional. Paul quickly identified
the problem (which was nothing to do with my finger) and set
to work. A few sessions later I was back climbing, pain free
for the first time in months. I just wish I'd have visited
sooner. An absolute genius, I cannot recommend enough.
Nov 2012 - Mike Hawksby. Climber.
"I have been suffering from a painful
shoulder for some time and had simply put it down to wear
and tear, assuming it was something I would simply have to
live with and perhaps consider surgery in the future. I spoke
to Paul about this problem and he suggested he may well be
able to help. I have now seen Paul twice and I am very impressed
with his level of professionalism and his dedication to his
work. My shoulder has improved massively, which I did not
think possible. Thanks Paul, will be sure to pass on your
details to any and all who might be interested".
Nov 2011 - Alex Bristow: Mixed
Martial Arts Fighter - Heavy weight. Report from front page
athlete update: Alex Bristow, heavy weight MMA fighter, wins
an impressive victory...
kind acknowledgments made to RESTORE Sports Massage in his
had an injury free training camp and I’d like to thank
Paul Martin of Restore Sports Massage for looking after me
and keeping me in shape for the fight.”
is one of the many dedicated semi-professional athletes we
see regularly here at the RESTORE clinic
in Shrewsbury town centre. These athletes recognise the importance
of staying well recovered and maintained during their training
period and appreciate the high level of skill, experience
and attention to detail that that they encounter at RESTORE.
To read Alex's full victory interview click here... >>
More ...or at its source on The Fight Lounge
Oct 2011 - Stuart Cathcart: Founder
& Owner of HIGH SPORTS Mountain Sports Specialist. British
'old school' climbing legend of note! www.highsports.co.uk
"After years of fun and self inflicted pain spent chasing
around the mountains of the world; rock climbing, altitude
mountaineering, ski-ing, fell running, long distance cycling
and some knee crunching rugby thrown in my body and especially
knees are frustratingly giving up. After long days out in
the hills I'd retire to bed in severe pain. A recent visit
to my doctor and a knee specialist confirmed damage and the
expected onset of arthritis, surgery Oh No ! My only alternative
course of action to slow the inevitable process:- work the
supporting muscles harder and a visit to a magician (Restore
Sports Massage). Cynical as ever I was starting to believe
that the surgeons knife was on the cards and nothing could
help, the surgeon thought so as well. Paul's massage treatment
has left me almost pain free, no behind the knee cramping
tendons and a flexing of the knee joint that I haven't enjoyed
for several years. More impressive I spent 6 days out in the
mountains of Scotland last week, I'd normally return semi
crippled from such a trip with a painful swollen knee. I cycled
to work as normal the day after I got back and sleep pain
free. It's amazing how depressed you can get when you're denied
fun in the hills or just riding your bike to work. Back on
the road to a fully active life, for an old man. Thanks Restore"
March 2009 - Pete: Horse riding and other reckless activities.
Multiple serious accidents! . (Contact
me for more details: PJGYLDARD@aol.com).
"Meeting Paul has indeed been life changing, Pauls ability
to pin point the target area and get the desired results stop
nothing short of miraculous. Simply one of the best. A true
professional. Cant recommend highly enough".
March 2009 - Rich: Rock climber with sore elbows/fingers etc...
me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org).
"After damaging the tendons and ligaments in my forearms
through climbing, I was recommended to Paul for treatment.
In a single session he had assessed the problem and managed
to provide some incredible pain relief. With the treatment
Paul gave me I was back climbing in half the time I thought
it would take for the injury to heal. Cheers Paul!"
December 2008 - Rob: extreme athlete (mountain running, mountain
biking, mountaineering) experiencing disruptive knee pain.
"As one of Paul's longest standing
clients I have been consistently impressed with both his treatments
and his willingness to research and try new methods and techniques
in treating my ongoing knee problems. I would recommend his
therapy to anyone who has suffered a sports or work injury
and wants expert advice on treatment, training and recovery".
Illness / Specialist patients
Towl - 29 Mar 2014
"You don't have to run, climb, cycle, ride horses or
do any sport whatsoever to benefit from Paul's expertise.
My sporting days are over and I am of advanced years (OK,
I am 73) and was suffering from huge, debilitating tension
headaches caused by muscular tension in my neck and shoulders.
A combination of medication and regular and continuing visits
to Paul have substantially eased my problem, restored a high
degree of normality to my life and enabled me to minimise
my medication. Thus I now have a regime that vastly reduces
the headaches whilst avoiding most of the inconvenient side
effects of medication. As an unexpected plus, Paul has also
treated my lower back muscles and reduced problems in that
area substantially. Paul has a wide knowledge base which he
regularly expands via suitable courses. He is expert, personable,
honest and I cannot recommend him and his treatments highly
Dec 2013- Clare Eaves on behalf of Telford Carers Contact
are lucky to have a dedicated and knowledgeable team of therapists
who attend our regular pamper sessions which are offered to
local carers within the Telford and Wrekin area. Paul offers
an alternative to the more holistic therapy. Carers often
comment on how Paul has been able to ‘pin point’
and treat the cause of niggles/pain that have been troubling
them for some time. Here’s some ‘carer’
good with skills, professional and high levels of knowledge
about body problems, good with massage and fully understands
about any medical conditions. His massage always helps me
with my neck problems’.
have to say Paul’s massage is so very different to any
other masseur I have been to. He always manages to go to the
relevant spot without being told. He certainly eases my pains.
He has given me great advice, beyond what he needs to do.
I always feel so much easier with my back for a few days after
the massage. He is always polite and remembers me and my problems.
I would recommend Paul to family and friends’.
Eaves – www. Carerscontact. Org. Uk.
May 2010 - Bridget: Knee replacement rehabilitation. "I visited Paul after major surgery and his expertise
and dedication to helping me regain full movement and flexibility
played a major role in my recovery, to a stage I doubt I would
have reached on my own. I have no hesitation is recommending
his services to anyone".
MS sufferer. "After six
years of investigation into the problem I was experiencing
when walking my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis seemed like
an abrupt end to the frustration of not knowing what was wrong.
During this time I had visited several osteopaths and physiotherapists.
I did at times find some temporary relief from discomfort
but it was short lived. From the first treatment with Paul
I was able to stand keeping the heal of my right foot down
which i hadn't been able to do for a couple of years and can
still do so now. My flexibility has greatly improved along
with better circulation and less discomfort. Paul's positive
approach has had a wonderful effect on me both physically
and psychologically. I just wish more MS sufferers knew about
GP referal patient (with prosthetic hips and knee) for rehabilitaion
exercise. "I am the client of Paul Martin.
I feel obliged to comment on my improvement since starting
at the gym in April due to Osteoarthritis, (bothhips
and one knee replacement). With his help and enthusiasm and
his knowledge and training in sports science he has been able
to explain to me how some of my muscles had stopped working,
and has been able to adapt exercises to strengthen my muscles
and improve my disabilities. Prior to me starting I was walking
with the aid of two sticks. Now thanks to Mr Paul Martin I
am walking unaided and he has improved my quality of life
in many ways".