We are pleased to announce that we are now offering Physical Therapy sessions in conjunction with our Soft Tissue Therapy sessions, to help you achieve long term pain relief from your muscular aches and pains.
Often if you are suffering with a niggling muscular pain, that hasn’t been caused by an accident or injury, there will be a muscular imbalance somewhere else that is causing the issue. For example, if you are suffering with lower back pain and you have never had an injury or disc issues then it may be that weak glutes or maybe even your feet (yes, I know it sounds crazy but it is true) might be, at best, exacerbating the pain. Likewise if you are a runner with knee pain, or you are constantly sitting at a computer and suffer with tight neck, shoulders and headaches, the actual cause of the problem might be your core or again your glutes.
Deep tissue massage and soft tissue therapy will absolutely help relieve symptoms but often we will also recommend specific exercises to aid not only with pain relief but also minimise the risk of a repetition of the issue. So for example if you have shoulder pain and we determine that this is due to a weak rotator cuff, in addition to the soft tissue therapy, we will provide a programme of stabilisation and strength exercises. Likewise if your knees are causing issues we may well provide a glute activation and strengthening programme.
Also remember, tight muscles do not always need stretching, often strengthening is what is required. Sometimes stretching a tight muscle can worsen the issue. For example, repeated stretching of painfully tight hamstrings may make matters worse and tight hamstrings can lead to tight calves and Achilles issues. It may be strengthening that will help. Similarly, you may constantly have a knot or tightness around your shoulder blade which isn’t responding to massage or stretches . Physical therapy to help strengthen and mobilise your upper back, might be a better option.
We already do provide a rehab plan, when appropriate, with relevant exercises and videos, but so many of our clients requested additional time to run through the exercises prescribed that we decided to create this service . We also found that many of our clients, once their specific issue was fixed, still wanted us to create and go through a more general plan focused on simple but important exercises, stretches and mobility drills to help with core stability, improve shoulder health and generally reduce the likelihood of niggling muscular pains. Because of this we now see clients for Physical Therapy sessions.
Do get in touch if you think that you may benefit from a physical therapy sessions.
Don’t suffer in silence.
Dear Customers, I hope you are all well and pain free.
I just wanted to update you with our current protocols, in view of the recent relaxation of Covid restrictions.
Although there is no longer a legal requirement to self isolate if you test positive for Covid, we, at The Oxford Body Whisperer, are still committed to minimising any potential risks to our customers or ourselves. Therefore we will be implementing the following:
- We will cancel any appointments if we test positive or display any cold or flu symptoms.
- We will continue to wear masks during the treatment and we will ensure that the treatment room is thoroughly sanitised and ventilated between appointments.
- We will require that our new “Wellness” questionnaire is completed and returned by each client, before attending the treatment room. If you feel unwell, we kindly ask that you reschedule your treatment.
- We would ask that you continue to wear masks during your treatment BUT if you are unable to wear a mask please can you let us know in advance of the treatment. If you are unable to wear a mask we will treat you but we will be unable work around the neck or face area.
We trust that the above is all okay but please do get in touch if you have any questions. Otherwise stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you soon.
We are very excited to introduce DRY CUPPING to our list of therapies.
Although it is very trendy now, (remember the 2016 summer Olympics when Michael Phelps sported his red and purple spotted back) it is an ancient form of alternative medicine, used for thousands of years to primarily remove, or “suction” unwanted materials from the body.
Today it is used as a complementary and alternative therapy to help treat a variety of muscular issues and provide relaxation.
Although there is very little scientific research supporting or disproving the benefits of cupping, it is generally accepted that it helps with pain, inflammation, circulation and relaxation. If you are suffering with back pain, neck or shoulder tension, tension headaches or even a more specific issue like Plantar Fasciitis, you might want to try it out.
Do let your therapist know if you would like to try cupping as part of your next treatment
We look forward to seeing you soon
We just wanted to confirm that, in line with our professional association’s guidelines and in order to continue to help keep you safe, we will continue to wear masks and follow our enhanced COVID processes from Monday 19th July .
We will also require our customers to continue to wear masks (unless exempt) and complete the COVID screening form in advance of each appointment.
We do hope that this decision will demonstrate our commitment to keeping you safe but please do contact us in advance of your appointment, if this will cause an issue for you.
We will be reopening on April 12th , subject to government guidelines. As before, we will be operating within a Covid secure environment including full PPE.
So if you have been struggling with any muscular pain, including stress headaches , shoulder or back pain, sports injuries OR maybe you just want to pamper yourself, get in touch or book in online. The diary is open now so please go ahead and make your booking. We cannot wait to see you.
Due to current COVID Tier 4 restrictions, we are unable to offer face to face treatment so the clinic has unfortunately closed for now.
We are still however available to carry out FREE online assessments and provide advice, self massage tips and rehabilitation exercises if appropriate. Therefore, if you are suffering with any muscular pain please do book a FREE online assessment, message us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07985 357671
Please also note that we will be running a series of online bodyweight classes from the evening of the 13th January which will be focused on relieving muscular aches and general tightness by improving core stability, stretching and strengthening. The class will be low impact and bodyweight only, so perfectly accessible for all levels of fitness and ideal for those suffering with aches and pains in lieu of hands on treatment .
If you would like more information about the class or would like to book a space, please check the website or contact us.
We are really excited to announce our NEW ONLINE core and mobility classes that will be running from January.
These classes will be focused on improving core stability and strength as well as mobility, flexibility and functional movement so will be ideal for those suffering with muscular aches and pains from back pain to tension headaches and even those with lower limb issues like knee pain or sciatica will benefit from these classes.
The simplicity of the movements mean that the classes will be accessible for most clients regardless of age or fitness levels.
The classes will also act as perfect supplement for those receiving soft tissue therapy for aches or injuries, especially if you struggle to motivate yourself to carry out the exercises recommended by your therapist but these classes will also be perfect if you just feel a little stiff and just want to get moving comfortably.
The classes begin on the 6th January at 7pm and numbers are limited so please do book quickly to avoid disappointment
You can check out the full details at our latest blog, on the website or contact us if you have any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you soon
Christmas Gift Vouchers
Our lovely Christmas gift vouchers are back again and after this year, who wouldn’t love the gift of a deep tissue massage?
Whether it be a relaxing aromatherapy massage to help ease the stresses and strains of 2020, a deep tissue massage to relieve any muscular aches or tension headaches caused by lockdown stress or working from home, or a hot and cold stones massage just because ….treat the ones you love or treat yourself to a fabulous massage.
We all deserve pampering and definitely after this year, so get in touch and start 2021 feeling great.
WE WILL BE OPENING on 2nd Dec
We are very excited to announce that, following the recent government briefing, we will be reopening our doors on Wednesday 2nd December and cannot wait to see you all again.
As before, we will be following the following COVID secure policies, guidelines and proceeders so please do check them out if you haven’t been to us for a while.
- In order to minimise the amount of talking in the treatment room and thus reduce the risk of transmission, you will be asked to complete a consultation and Covid screening form online and in advance of your appointment. Where possible, we will try and arrange a short online assessment to further understand your issues, before you arrive.
- If you fall into the “vulnerable category”, for example if you have been advised to shield or if you have been in hospital with Covid19, then you will need to get your GPs approval before we can treat you.
- Unless you need to be accompanied by a guardian or parent, we would ask that you attend the appointment on your own.
- As far as possible, we would ask that you leave any outdoor clothing or unnecessary items in the boot of your car rather than bringing them into the treatment room.
- When you arrive, you will be asked to don a mask and you will be offered hand sanitiser before entering the treatment room.
- At the moment, it is not possible to treat the face
- Where possible, payment should be made either online or via a card in order to minimise cash handling.
If you have any questions or concerns at all, please do not hesitate to contact me. Otherwise do book and we look forward to seeing you at the clinic very soon.