Joanne Richards MISRM
I started Complete Massage Oxford over 10 years ago, after completing the Level 5 Sports and Remedial Massage qualification with the Oxford School of Sports Massage (formerly Pulse Training Solutions). The training there is of the highest standards in anatomy and physiology and practical application of massage, muscle energy techniques and soft tissue release.
I’ve played field hockey locally for over 15 years and I’m keen runner. Therefore, very aware of what injuries can occur during sporting activity, as well as how occupational and life stresses can impact on the body to stop us feeling and performing at our best. I find Yoga and Pilates great ways to compliment my other sports.
I am committed to providing the most up to date advice and believe there is always so much to learn about the body. I am one of the first 100 ‘Health Nerds’ undertaking a program to learn about health from the feet up. The Foot Collective is a global community of like minded individuals that really just want to help people feel better in themselves long term, without the need to rely on surgery and medication.
Currently a member of the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage, who set the standard for practitioners in the UK. For more information visit www.theisrm.com
Qualifications and experience:
- Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage.
- Myofascial Dry Needling
- Pilates VTCT Level 3 Matwork
- Functional Rehabilitation Exercise
- Level 3 Swedish Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- Taping and Strapping
- Kinesiology Taping
- Advanced Medical Acupuncture
- Myofascial Cupping
- BSY Yoga Teacher
Justine has a qualified in an ISRM BTEC level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy. She studied with The Cambridge School of Sports Massage where she learnt how to apply neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques and prescribe corrective exercise, to support the treatment of common injures. Justine is also qualified in Myofascial Cupping which works well in conjunction with traditional sports massage.
‘I am a very active person, I have done karate since I was 7 years old and reached my black belt at the age of 14, I still train now on a regular basis to keep my fitness levels up and because I’m still passionate about this sport.
My primary aim is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissue during our everyday lives, and from the demands of physical activity. I will work with the client’s individual needs to help overcome pain and dysfunction.’
Nick is a level 5 Soft Tissue Therapist. He qualified 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, cycling and football, Nick knows the benefits massage can have to improve lifestyle and performance. Along with massage, he also believes in using more advanced soft tissue techniques including muscles energy techniques (a form of passive stretching), soft tissue release and trigger point therapy to maximise treatment, improve mobility and promote recovery. Nick is a member of The Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists (ISRM) and The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists (SMA).