I was treated initially by Tom for an ongoing problem I have had with my thumb, which over the past 4/5 years has extended throughout my arm and into my shoulder, leaving me unable to write. I have seen physios, osteopaths, acupuncturists to name a few, but nothing has worked as of yet. Tom got me through my second year University exams and deadlines as his treatments allowed me start to write a little and be able to type for much longer without enduring so much pain. Since then, my arm/hand became worse again due to my role at work, and I was particularly getting new pains in my shoulder and back, so I saw Ben, for a massage. He has done a great job at loosening all the muscles that were so tense up my arm, in my hand, my back and my shoulder. I was in a sling because my arm was so painful, but after 3 treatments he made a massive difference and I was able to move my arm again! Both Tom and Ben have provided an excellent service and have given me hope!
Thank you Hannah! We are delighted that Tom and Ben could help you in their different ways and...
Service(s) Provided: Massage, RSI or Repetitive Strain , Shoulder Pain
I visited Tom when I had exhausted all options recommended by the doctor and was still no further forward with relieving my excruciating back and neck pain which caused headaches and times where I could not stand up straight! Tom has been a miracle worker, using both massage and manipulating techniques to relieve pressure and pain, I could say after 3 treatments I was feeling elated! After 6 months of treatments and exercises at home I was definitely on the road to self managing the pain when it occurred. I now visit Tom for a 6 monthly 'MOT' and couldn't recommend him/the services any more.
Service(s) Provided: Back Pain , Headaches , Neck Pain
Amazing and friendly atmosphere, felt completely at ease when coming for my treatment. My treatment itself was very effective after my first visit and after my second visit I am now free of back pain. Highly recommended. Thank you Tom!
Thank you Amie - we are delighted that you are better already!
Service(s) Provided: Back Pain , Shoulder Pain
I had fortnightly massages with Ben Davies' when I developed RSI during my finals at Oxford. I am exceptionally gratefully for the work he did, reducing my previously unmanageable pain right down, and essentially allowing me to complete my finals. He treated the RSI in my neck, arms, chest and back with trigger point therapy. Due to his work and other therapies which Ben recommended such as qi qong, yoga and meditation, the RSI got much better even during a period of intense stress (the four months during my finals at Oxford) with many hours at a computer daily. I would highly recommend Ben for anyone with neck tension and RSI.
I also saw Tom Bedford when I woke up with a crick in my neck mid-finals which he amazing de-cricked!
Service(s) Provided: Neck Pain , RSI or Repetitive Strain
I had a therapeutic massage with Ben. I can now extend my neck and no longer have such muscle tension. It went so well that I recommended him to my friend and my teenage son.
Service(s) Provided: Massage
I used this service when heavily pregnant and for my newborn baby. Summeara is such an understanding practitioner and achieved immediately positive effects for us both! Thank goodness for your osteopaths!!! Thank you :)
Thank you for your lovely feedback Beth, we are really please Summeara was able to help you...
Service(s) Provided: Summeara Bedford , Back Pain
Great service and a.dvice. Friendly yet efficient. Treatment works, would highly recommend
Service(s) Provided: Back Pain
I have been suffering from a rare condition known as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome for about two years now. It has basically been constant pain during that period and I have seen roughly 20-25 specialists from doctors to masseuses. Ben Davies is the first massage therapist I have met that actually understands the issue and has an effective approach to helping to relieve some of the trigger points leading to this issue. His work has moved the pain from an 8 down to a 2 or 3. It has been outstanding and I highly recommend him to anyone with trigger points or repetitive strain issues.
I have seen Ben Ousey many times due to tightness in the back and headaches, each time Ben is professional and friendly and sorts me out and therefore I recommend him to anyone that mentions they are having similar pain
Service(s) Provided: Ben Ousey , Headaches
I have been a client of Tom Bedford for over 15 years. Tom is professional and is genuinely motivated in getting your symptoms resolved as quickly as possible so you are pain free. I have received 100% improvement EVERY time I've received treatment from Tom over the years. My most recent treatment was this week when I had severe pain and restricted movement in my left shoulder caused by a rotar cuff impingement. Tom diagnosed and treated my left shoulder resulting in instant fuller movement of my shoulder and drastic reduction in pain - thank you Tom! I would recommend Tom to anybody considering consulting an osteopath as he is compassionate, professional and fantastic at his job.
I am so grateful that I found Heather during a period of my life when I was feeling extremely weak, anxious, stressed, with my hormones all over the place. I'd just finished breastfeeding and my GP couldn't find any reason for me to be feeling the way I was. When I first sat down with Heather, I felt completely in safe hands. She listened and immediately knew what to do, telling me that in traditional Chinese medicine there is a simple explanation for the hormonal flux when breastfeeding ends. I felt an immediate difference after the first acupuncture session, and the hormonal issue was sorted within a month of weekly acupuncture visits.
As well as further acupuncture for a variety of issues (stress, anxiety, sleep issues), she was also able to advise me of some adaptations to my diet which would support and nourish my blood, meaning that I no longer feel dizzy and weak each month. I will continue to follow this advice and believe it has been invaluable to my health and well-being.
Heather is very astute, caring and really listens to whatever is going on. I can't recommend her highly enough.
I visited Heather for regular acupuncture to help with a range of health problems stemming from cancer treatment. When I first began seeing Heather I was suffering from anxiety and fatigue, as well as digestive problems and hormonal disturbances. I immediately felt comfortable with Heather and she really listened to all of my concerns. I saw an improvement in all of my symptoms very quickly and, when I needed further cancer treatment, regular acupuncture helped me to cope with the stress and also reduced the side-effects. Heather is a caring and empathetic practitioner, and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to her practice which I found very helpful. I would highly recommend acupuncture to anyone who feels that their general health (physical or mental) requires some additional support to get back on track.
Before I starting seeing Heather for regular acupuncture, I suffered from migraines 2-3 times a month. Thanks to this treatment, I haven't had a migraine for over 6 months now, which is such a relief. I have a monthly treatment now, more for my general wellbeing.
I had a course of acupuncture with Heather. She always listened carefully and along with being highly skilled had a kind, sympathetic and wholesome approach to healing. IF you want to do acupuncture but are scared of needles she is the right person to go to.
Tom got straight to the root of the problem - I had been suffering from neck pain for two months and it was getting worse. I could not look over either shoulder and I was experiencing headaches and pain in my right arm. I could feel the tension in my neck and knew that a trip to the GP would be a waste of time - I would be given painkillers, not a cure. After two sessions with Tom I am completely back to normal and feel as though I am walking on air.
My son had been misdiagnosed with short achilles tendon for years. After discovering this we tried to get help in the country we live but success was marginal. As my daughter was very happy with the treatment Tom Bedford had given her, we made an appointment with Summeara. I was impressed with the progress she achieved in just three sessions. My son stopped twisting his ankles and knees when walking, started walking with his knees apart and can even run well. His mood improved and he is smiling more frequently now. Summeara heard my concerns and reassured me that what I'm doing is correct. She helped me understand that if my son's body suffers his soul will suffer too, and his confidence is as important for his health as all the sports he is trying at. I'm grateful and will do my best to go back to her whenevervwe are in the UK.
Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure treating your son, I am delighted that he...
Service(s) Provided: Osteopathy for children , Summeara Bedford , Ankle and Foot Pain
I have used Tom since 2007 and the first thing I do when I arrive every summer from the U.S. is to make an appointment to sort out my pain from several surgeries. I ALWAYS feel much better! I've never found anyone as good as Tom--from the U.S. to the U.K. Thank you!
Town:Oxford and California
Service(s) Provided: Back Pain
I had suffered from pain in my lower back for a prolonged period of time and it came to a head when I was reduced to tears in a yoga class. A friend recommended that I see Tom for some treatment; after one session the pain in my back had almost completely vanished and after two I felt like a new woman. Since having treatments with Tom I've been back doing things that I had avoided due to the constant low level pain that I was suffering. An excellent practitioner who, unlike some others I have come across in the past, doesn't encourage you to undertake any more treatment than you actually need. I have no qualms about recommending him, or the practice, to everyone that I know.
Service(s) Provided: Tom Bedford , Back Pain
Review for Ben Davies - Trigger Point massage therapist
After 10 years of severe hip and shoulder pain, where I struggled to walk during a flair up, I was feeling at a loss. During this time I had engaged in multiple different treatments, trying to resolve my physical health issues and get my life back. However, during that 10 year period, no practitioner from either the NHS or private health clinic was able to offer me a clear diagnosis or treatment plan which worked.
Feeling at a loss, I did a little more research of my symptoms on Google , changed tack and decided to try trigger point massage. Step in Ben Davies, who has changed my life .
Saying he's changed my life is a strong statement, but its true. He was the first practitioner to really understand my pain and develop a treatment programme that has brought about real results. I now walk without severe pain, and every visit continues to improve my mobility, whilst reduce my pain level.
Ben is very skilled at his work and has a very caring
The service was so friendly. The receptionist was lovely and helpful. I laughed all the time on the table - and had a good conversation about the world. When I walked in I was in pain from back ache and my right ankle was swolen. After a couple of sessions I had more mobility and less pain Summeara was helpful with a medical report and I thoroughly recommend her.