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Nathalie Wright

Student - Oxford, UK

"I received a full body massage from Kate and the experience was fantastic. I have been chronically unwell and unable to exercise, and the deep tissue massage really helped to relax my muscles, which I couldn't have done any other way. Not only was the massage itself extremely relaxing, but it helped to ease some of my daily pain, and afterwards I felt great - so much more loose and relaxed and these benefits stayed with me for weeks." 

Abigail Blumenthal

Doctor - Oxford, UK

"Aside from being my amazing midwife, Sarah was an excellent massage therapist during my pregnancy. I found my second pregnancy particularly uncomfortable in the last few weeks and she was really able to relieve the aches and pains. She was very good at making sure I was in a comfortable position and was able to work with me lying on my side as lying on my back or front was impossible! I would strongly recommend her services."

EJ Ernsberger

Master Electrician - Bloomington, USA

"Kate is amazing. She was instrumental in keeping my body going when this middle-aged, out of shape man started running. She kept my body and muscles in working order while I progressed from zero miles to comfortably running half marathons. Thank you, Kate!"

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Allergy Alert - For those of you with pet allergies please be aware that we have a cat and dog at the practice. 

Should I get a massage however I'm feeling?

 

No. Massage is incredibly beneficial for most people, but there are some medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. For this reason, we always ask you to fill out a health history form before your session, and ask general health questions. It's really important that you let us know about any treatment you are currently undergoing for a health condition. If need be, we may ask for a letter of approval from your doctor.

What should I do while I'm having a massage?

 

Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she will either move you or ask you to move yourself. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. It's your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Don't hesitate to ask questions or give us feedback at any time.

How will I feel after massage therapy treatment?

 

Most people feel very relaxed. Some find that they lose the long-term aches and pains developed from everday tension and activity. After a short period of sleepiness, it is like that you will feel more energetic, aware and productive for the next few days. Make sure to drink plenty of water after a massage, to help wash away toxins and replenish your muscles. You may have some initial soreness the next day, which will reduce if you get regular massages.

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How effective is massage really? 

 

Massage has been shown to help a variety of conditions. Here are a few links and resources with further information.

 

American Massage Therapy Association client resources

 

Guardian article on massage effectiveness

 

Explore health practices - Massage

 

Massage- the evidence

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Why should I get massage on a regular basis?

 

Having a one-off massage is a wonderful treat, but to see long-term benefits, you need regular treatment. Getting a massage is like going to the gym. If you go once a year you are very unlikely to see any positive results, but frequent massage has proven long-term benefits for your body and wellbeing. If you have a chronic issue then we recommend regular massage to be able to deal with the problem. 

Your questions about massage answered

 

Here are a few of the most common questions we get asked about massage. If you have any other questions, get in touch with us and we'll do our best to answer!

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