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.
Louise James became interested in soft tissue therapies while travelling in South East Asia during 2004/2005 and trained as a therapist upon her return to the UK. She obtained a Level 5 Diploma (the highest level of massage certification) in Sports and Remedial Massage from the Oxford School of Sports Massage. She also holds diploma qualifications in Swedish/Holistic Massage and Deep Tissue Massage. Louise uses a broad range of techniques including Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Technique, Trigger point therapy and postural analysis. Louise is an experienced and highly rated therapist who takes an analytical approach to her treatments. She is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
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.
Nicky Middleton is a level 5 Soft Tissue Therapist qualifying with the Oxford School of Sports Massage and has worked with Oxford University Varsity Rugby Clubs and Oxford University Women's Lightweight Rowing Club. Having participated in various sports including triathlons and football, an active job and being a dad, Nicky knows the benefits massage can have to improve lifestyle and performance. As well as massage, he also believes in using more advanced soft tissue techniques such as a form of passive stretching called muscles energy techniques, soft tissue release and trigger point therapy to maximise treatment, improve mobility and promote recovery. Nicky is a member of The Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists (ISRM) and The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (SMA). When he isn't working at the clinic Nicky can be found at www.progressmassage.com.