Massage in Oxford
All our massage therapists offer deep tissue massage which can ease tension in all major muscles of the body, and is particularly effective for pain in the neck, back and shoulders.
Massage treatments are tailored to the individual: at the start of your appointment your therapist will ask a few questions, such as the reason for your visit and any relevant medical and lifestyle information. Your therapist may examine you or assess your range of motion before treating you.
You will be asked to undress down to your underwear but will be covered with a sheet or a towel except for the area being treated. Your massage therapist will ask you for feedback throughout the session to ensure that your massage is effective and comfortable.
Chris Haworth specialises in treating athletes at the international level and has treated various sports teams around the world, including the Australian and New Zealand All Black Rugby Union Teams. Chris qualified as a Remedial Massage therapist and Sports Injury therapist in Sydney, Australia in 2002 and in 2015 he qualified to provide acupuncture treatment for sports injuries. He is a member of the International Council of Holistic Therapists & the International Council of Health, Fitness & Sports Therapists. His treatments vary depending on the client’s needs and can concentrate on a specific area or provide an all-round maintenance treatment for optimum physical fitness.
Ben Davies trained at the Arizona School of Integrative Studies, a massage school which trains therapists to combine a wide array of techniques to suit each client’s individual needs. He studied Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, Connective Tissue Massage, and basic elements of Cranial Sacral, Polarity Therapy, and some of the Asian modalities. Rather than using one technique, Ben combines different therapeutic approaches to optimise each treatment session. Ben regularly treats athletes competing at the national level and places a heavy emphasis on trigger points. He finds that trigger point therapy can enhance the beneficial effects of massage treatments for all of his clients. Ben is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and is also currently training to be an Acupuncturist at the College of Chinese Integrated Medicine.
Dorothee Maiden. After completing undergraduate studies in medicine at the Free University of Berlin, Dorothee moved to Oxford with her husband where she took a career break to raise her family. Rather than resuming a career in conventional medicine, she chose to retrain in manual therapies and gained a Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage at the Oxford School of Sports Massage. This training equipped her with sound massage skills and advanced techniques which include Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Technique, and Neuromuscular Technique. Dorothee is a skilful, caring therapist who advocates using these techniques to help reduce tension and pain. She also recommends using appropriate stretches, exercises, and postural awareness to help address imbalances. Dorothee is a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage.
Through his first-hand experience with individual and team sports, Max incorporates and utilises different rehabilitation techniques. Such techniques range from Active and Passive Soft Tissue release, Isometric Muscular Energy techniques with reciprocal inhibition, Myofascial Trigger Point release, Cervical Spine Mobilization and Kinesiology taping including the use of postural analysis to help promote the mobility and efficiency of the human body. Determined to prevent, overcome and counteract injury reoccurrence, Max dives into aspects of the patients lifestyle, including environment, sleeping patterns, gait movement, training phases, nutrition and day to day work tasks. The objective is to promote minor, but substantial, modifications in day to day life to best support an individuals’ needs and understanding.
Vanessa Pegorari is an Holistic and Therapeutic Massage practitioner, trained in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy, Advanced Myofascial Release, Hot Stones Therapy, Pregnancy & Postnatal Massage. Vanessa is also a Hatha Yoga and Dance of Awareness Teacher As a physical therapist, yoga and dance teacher, I am passionate about serving the community and holding a space towards healing and wellbeing. I believe that the wellbeing of the body and mind are inextricably linked. Holistic massage, Advanced Clinical Massage therapy and Advanced Myofascial Release Therapy are combined to promote pain relief and wellbeing on a physical and emotional level. I have seen the beneficial results of holistic, advanced, clinical massage practice upon a wide range of clients with disparate conditions.