Jacques Humpich Poullard

Jacques H Poullard is the founder/director of Optimal Massage Therapy, which provides private and corporate Physical therapy services. He qualified in 2004 (London School of Remedial & Sports Massage) and qualified at UEL in Sports Science & Nutrition (weight management & Sports nutrition).
Co-founder of Nomad Advanced Massage Coaching

He also studied Traditional Thai Yoga massage and reflexology; training undertaken at the ITM Thai Massage Training & Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai.

Over the years he has done massage work at numerous key events including: Sports Massage Therapy to the Athletes IAAF World Athletic Championships 2017
• Official Selection for Sports Massage Therapy to the Athletes at the Rio 2016 Games
• Official Selection for Sports Massage Therapy to the Athletes at the London 2012 Games
• For Roger Federer’s Team & his family during Wimbledon
• International Beach Volleyball, Horse Guard Parade 2011 Olympic test event

During the London Olympic Games, he was based at Wimbledon All England Club for the tennis and for the Paralympic Games in the Poly Clinic in the Olympic Village.
Gold medallist in Free style Eastern IMA World Massage Championship 2019 & First Place at UK National Massage Championship, Eastern category, 2019.
First Place at UK National Championships, free style category 2022

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European Massage Championship 2020 | Categories

All categories can have chair

The INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY is obligatory for participants who:
Do not live in Europe and are not European
All others choose among the other categories

 - When you register you will choose 2 categories. They can be the same or different.
- All massages can be on table, futon or chair

Facial Massage (NEW)

All facial treatments

Asian Inspired

  • Ayurveda
  • MTC
  • Thai
  • Shiatsu
  • Tui-na
  • Anma
  • Chinese
  • Yumeiho
  • Cupping with or without tools
  • Asian Freestyle (Asian technique as main influence mixed with other categories)

Western Inspired

  • Californian
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Swedish
  • Connective Tissue
  • Aromatherapy
  • Cupping
  • Bodywork and Freestyle
  • Myofascial
  • Deep Tissue
  • Neuromuscular
  • Western freestyle (Western technique as main influence mixed with other categories)


  • Spa Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Kobido
  • Hot-stone
  • Aesthetic
  • Lymphatic Draining
  • Wellness freestyle (Wellness technique as main influence mixed with other categories)


  • Athlete/bodybuilder/marathon runner etc. 
  • Pre-post training therapies

International Participants

🌍 There is no more separate International Category
International participants will be in the same categories with all other participants.
For the medals: the top 3 international participants – from all categories – will get 1 trophy and 3 medals.
For the final: the gold will participate for demonstration purposes, but cannot win the title of “Best European Massage”

Who is international participant? 

If you are from outside of Europe, and you do not work in Europe

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European Massage Championship 2022

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