Bodymaster Method Practitioner
Advanced Sports Therapy
Sports & Clinical Massage Therapist
"I am currently registered as both a Sports Therapist and Sports Massage Therapist with The Society of Sports Therapists and The Society of Health, Fitness and Sports Therapists. Having qualified as a Holistic Therapist many years previously I am now recognised and insured at Fellow Level in all areas of expertise with the Federation of Holistic Therapists, and belong to various health care councils under the professional umbrella of FHT."
"I studied as a Nutritional Advisor alongside the old Holistic Therapies Diploma (Advanced Massage, Body Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Counselling), before gaining further qualifications in Sports Massage Therapy, Sports Therapy, Pathology and Acupuncture Techniques for Sports Therapists. In 2004 i started training in Advanced therapy techniques improving my knowledge in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation encompassing variants commonly used in Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and in Sports Medicine before eventually becoming a Bodymaster Method Practitioner in 2014. More recently in 2018, I studied a further 42 modules (all must be passed at 100%) to be awarded the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine. Methods and ideas change and must constantly be updated. I therefore undertake regular CPD with leading surgeons, Drs and healthcare professionals."
Previous healthcare experience
"I have previous nursing agency experience and have worked in domiciliary and residential care settings with the elderly, adults and children, undergoing further training to support those with learning difficulties, epilepsy, and paraplegia; i was also part of a therapy care team in F1 (albeit part-time) for four years."
Previous clinical practice
Peak Sporting Performance Clinic at Oxford University Sports Ground in 2008 where she remained for many years gaining valuable clinical experience assessing, treating and rehabilitating many variants of athletic injuries from the 80+ Sports Clubs and Teams that have access to the clinic along with a diverse cross section of the general public. I now continue my work extensively in private practice in Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire, and remain up to date with annual CPD courses.
Denise has worked with client's competing successfully in various sporting disciplines, many internationally and/or GB squad in the following disciplines: Rowing, Triathlon, Pentathlon, Marathon, Iron Man, Athletics, Hockey, Tennis, Real Tennis, Golf, Football, Rugby, Boxing, Ice-skating, Skiing, Slalom Water Skiing, Swimming, Cycling, Show Jumping, Dressage, Eventing,
She has been written about in a therapy context (reflexology) in National papers and magazines, TV, and been interviewed on live radio. Denise continues to support the Bodymaster - John Gibbons, in his quest to make learning a difficult subject a little easier to understand around the World and is currently in numerous training videos and books.
Right photo: Denise with the Oxford Blues before the Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race. They Won!
NOTE: 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.
- Please shower before arrival and remove any make up.
- Wear clean clothes.
- You will be required to bring your own gloves and mask to wear during your treatment.
- For ease of avoiding cross contamination, please bring with you two clean towels. One to lay on and one to cover yourself.
- If you or your family have any of the symptoms listed on Government guidelines, do not come.
- Due to the current coronavirus risk, if you turn up unwell you will be asked to leave to reduce cross contamination.