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Denise Thomas Therapy

10 Knolles Drive, Stanford in the Vale, SN7 8FD - Pain & Injury Clinic

Denise Thomas Therapy 

FFHT  BmMP  FHFST  IIST  FICHT  IIHHT  ITEC  FIFA Dip.

BmM® Practitioner, Sports Therapy, Soft Tissue Therapy, Massage Therapy, Medical Acupuncture and Holistic Therapies.

I can help you with recent (acute) or persistent (chronic) pain and injury in the following areas:

  • Back pain - upper and lower
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Hip pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Hand and wrist 
  • Elbow and forearm
  • Shoulder pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Sprains
  • Sports or work related injuries
  • Bad posture and related secondary pain issues
  • Relaxing soothing therapeutic massage to unwind 
  • Pre and post event massage therapy
  • Taping and strapping
  • Post surgical pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Adhesions/scar tissue
  • Lockdown syndrome/stress
  • Lockdown computer/desk posture pain
  • Return to play/sport
  • Stress

How do i achieve this? 

  • Sports Therapy - injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Bodymaster Method - approaches the body as a complex integrated unit where one dysfunction may require more than one area of expertise.  Bodymaster practitioners use a fusion of advanced massage, physiotherapy and osteopathic techniques to balance the body.
  • Advanced massage techniques
  • METs - muscle energy techniques
  • STR - soft tissue release
  • DTM - deep tissue massage
  • MFR - Myofascial release
  • Massage with movement by the patient
  • Electrical modalities
  • Myofascial gun
  • Myofascial release tools - IASTM - instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation
  • Vibrating foam roller
  • Kinesiology taping/strapping
  • Holistic therapies
  • Reflexology 
  • Medical acupuncture 
  • Stretching
  • Shockwave coming soon as a stand alone session - price to be confirmed.


Mobile: 07710 170838

Email:[email protected]

£70 for 55 minutes

£100 for 85 minutes

DOUBLE SESSIONS AVAILABLE


Please use navigation bar to read testimonials, location, and view picture gallery.


All testimonials and images are provided by clients who have chosen to share their triumphs post injury and/or sports massage therapy.  


Covid-19 compliant studio.

You must arrive showered, wear a face mask and bring two large towels for hygiene. 


Denise Thomas and John Gibbons in China, lecturing at The Hong Kong Institute of Sport

I am currently registered and insured to practice as a Bodymaster Practitioner, Advanced Sports Therapy, Sports Massage, Holistic Therapies, Massage Therapy and Reflexology.


I am listed and insured as a Fellow in all areas of expertise with the Federation of Holistic Therapists, belonging to various health care councils under the professional umbrella of FHT.


CNHC reg.



Relevant qualifications

I studied as a Nutritional Advisor alongside Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage and enjoyed it so much that i went back full-time to study the old Holistic Therapies Diploma (Advanced Massage, Body Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Counselling, and Business studies) before gaining further qualifications in Sports Massage Therapy, Advanced Sports Therapy, Functional Rehabilitation, Care of Medicines, Ultrasound, Pathology, Taping and Strapping, Equine Taping and Acupuncture Techniques for Sports Therapists (this list is by no means exhaustive).


In 2004, i started training in advanced therapy techniques to improve my knowledge and clinical practice in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation in a sports medicine setting encompassing soft tissue techniques commonly used in Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Sports Medicine. After a further 10 advanced courses, including spinal manipulation and neurological testing i became a Bodymaster Method® Practitioner in 2014. More recently in 2018, I studied a further 42 modules to be awarded the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine. 


Having refreshed my knowledge of spinal biomechanics, along with pelvic and sacroiliac dysfunction during the first lockdown, I enrolled on a LIVE 6 day cadaver dissection course and I am currently studying with the  National Academy of Sports Medicine to be a Corrective Exercise Specialist (2021).


Methods and ideas change and must constantly be updated so i undertake regular CPD with leading surgeons, Drs, sports medicine lecturers and healthcare professionals, accredited on-line courses and further reading/self study.


Previous healthcare experience

I have previous nursing agency experience in community, domiciliary and residential care settings with the elderly and young adults before undergoing further training to support those with learning difficulties, epilepsy, and paraplegia as a Senior Support Worker at HFT, Milton.   I was also part of a therapy care team in F1 on an adhoc basis for four years.


Previous clinical practice

Peak Sporting Performance Clinic at Oxford University Sports Ground from 2008, where i remained for many years gaining valuable clinical experience assessing, treating and rehabilitating many variants of athletic injuries from the 80+ University Sports Clubs/Teams that have access to the clinic along with a diverse cross section of the general public becoming a senior therapist in The Bodymaster Clinic.  I now continue my work extensively in private practice in Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire.

Denise has worked with client's competing successfully in various sporting disciplines, many internationally, GB athletes and Olympians. She has been written about in a therapy context in national papers, magazines and been interviewed on live radio about Reflexology.


Denise continues to support the Bodymaster - John Gibbons, in his quest to make learning a difficult subject a little easier to understand for therapists from various backgrounds around the World. She appears in numerous medical training videos on YouTube and 7 therapy books to date demonstrating dysfunction and corrective exercise.


Right photo: Denise with the Oxford Blues in the changing room before the Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race. They Won!

Denise with the Oxford Blues at Putney, prior to The Boat Race.

NOTE: I treat a wide cross section of the general public encompassing all ages  Therefore, you don't have to be a sporty individual to see me because the mechanism of pain and injury is the same for us all. Indeed the non sporty low activity individual may need more help and take far longer to repair and rehab.