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TOTAL THERAPY STUDIOS

Horsham’s wellness, therapy and corrective exercise centre
THE CORE OF WHAT WE DO

A huge range of therapies

Sports Therapy, Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Hypnotherapy, Acupucture, Nutritional Therapy, Foot Health Holistic Therapies too. Phew!

We've all the therapies that you'd expect, and we strive to provide you with the highest calibre therapists, giving you and your body all the little things it needs in the right balance to stay well in a way that's manageable and affordable. Many therapies, especially manual and physical therapies, have the same roots but slightly different applications, so this section of our website tries to explain the difference between them.

The team consistently work together which means that to support you fully we may recommend that you see a different therapist, or try a different discipline. This allows us to provide you with a well-rounded treatment plan, all under one roof.
SARAH / JACK

Sports Therapy and Movement Therapy

The core of our business is supporting clients who have bio-mechanical issues; simply put this is often described to us as 'I've got a bad back/shoulder/knee' etc. This could be caused by injury, lifestyle behaviour (such as posture, or a certain job type) or some other reason. Our clinical team of Sarah, Nicola and Jack are experts at helping you through the different disciplines of Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy.

However there are a quite a few disciplines focused on supporting bio-mechanical issues, so we're keen to explain the differences, ultimately so you can get an understanding of who you need to see at Total Therapy Studios, or provide some context of treatment you may have received in the past. A Physiotherapist is state registered healthcare professional who is trained to degree-level to work in many areas, including Intensive care, Mental health, Neurology (stroke, Parkinson, MS and brain injury), orthopaedics and trauma, both pre- and post-op and musculoskeletal. In private clinics (such as Total Therapy Studios) most Physiotherapists with specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy which is a specific branch of physiotherapy that requires additional post graduate training. It's by working within this specialism that they'll be able to help you with your bad shoulder that you got on your skiing holiday, or your bad back that started when you picked up the lawnmower awkwardly. They'll be able to assess, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic pain, and issues with movement.

MICHELLE / MARINA / JACK

Remedial and Sports Massage

Sports and remedial massage is hands-on therapy that aims to reduce areas of restriction or tension in the muscles and fascia which may be contributing to pain and dysfunction. These treatments are much firmer, and are very different to holistic massage in that they can sometimes be uncomfortable as the body is treated back into function.

A highly qualified and experienced sports massage therapist will be able to feel and treat restrictions in muscles. They'll use a range of advanced techniques both deep and superficially to reduce these restrictions, stretch the tissues and restore tone and circulation to the area. This in turn then allows the tissues to reset and rebalance.

Over the years we adapt poor movement patterns and our muscles become very stiff and fibrous depending on levels of inactivity or load. Sports and remedial massage is a valuable tool, and often is key to getting the muscles and tissues to respond much faster to other treatment such as mobilisation and exercise. This is why it's often used in conjunction with sports, exercise and Physiotherapy.

A sports and remedial massage therapist will not diagnose, treat or rehabilitate pain or injury, however it can be a important component in pain management and recovery. Along with the correct movement, sports and remedial massage it's an excellent preventative and maintenance therapy which helps keep your muscles and tissues loose and bouncy, and delays the restrictions and fibrous material forming which ultimately lead to stiffness, pain and injury

PIA GRONROOS

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of Chinese Medicine. It is an ancient form of healing, and dates back thousands of years. Chinese Medicine has a different, yet simple view of how ill health arises in the first place, where our physical health is dependent on the smooth and balanced flow of energy throughout the body. This energy is known as Qi, and when the flow of Qi is disrupted, symptoms develop. These symptoms can include such things as pain, lack of energy, a painful or irregular menstrual cyle, headaches and so on. Many things can disrupt this flow, such as trauma, injury, poor nutrition and the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into acupuncture points. These points are located all over the body, along which it is believed our energy flows. Needle insertion is pain free, however during manipulation of the needle following insertion, the patient does experience a sensation. This is unique to every patient, but is more of a pulling or dragging sensation as opposed to pain.

Acupuncture treats the whole person, and can do on both a physical and emotional level. Treatment involves taking a full and detailed case, and during this part of the process all aspects of health are explored. As well as the main complaint, we'll look at sleep, digestion, energy levels and any other symptoms. We will also take your pulse and observe your tongue, checking rate and rhythm, and for cracks or movement in the tongue. Valuable diagnostic information is gathered in doing this, which will allow us to create a treatment plan as individual as you are.

This holistic form of Acupuncture is different to dry-needling techniques or Clinical Acupuncture that is used by Physiotherapists and Sports Therapists.


JACK BOATWRIGHT

Paediatric Assessments

At Total Therapy Studios, we're pleased to offer Paediatric Assessments to our younger clients between the age of 6 and 18.

We're often approached my parents and carers concerned about their childrens health and movement. In this day and age, many children are taking part in sport and movement, often at quite a competitive level. We're asked about chronic pain, flexbibility, and a whole range of unidentified issues. In many cases, parents are unsure as to whether to take their child to a general practitioner, but would like advice as to what's normal.

Jack Boatwright, one of our highly qualified Sports Therapists, will be able to help. With his warm and engaging manner he'll work with you and your child through conversation, and will assess to see how their body is working in terms of gait, movement and range

JACK BOATWRIGHT

Horsham Running Clinic

New for 2019, Total Therapy Studios are proud to be the home of Horsham Running Clinic.

Operating under the parent organisation, Horsam Running Clinic exist to support runners of all ages and abilities from people who run for fitness, to club runners, and also those who take things a lot more seriously. Whilst running is a fantastic exercise the transition from sitting or walking to running is not a simple one, and many struggle to reach their running goals due to discomfort, injury or pain.

The reality is that running is a complex movement which requires increased levels of stability, strength, balance, and flexibility. and all are needed in the right places to enable us to run effectively. Horsham Running Clinic is a new service provided by physiotherapists, sports therapists and movement specialists at Total Therapy Studios. We offer classes, workshops, bespoke Biomechanical Assessments and corrective exercise programs to get you where you want to - all under one roof with a variety of affordable options.

You can read more by visiting the website which can be found at www.horshamrunningclinic.co.uk. Whilst of course this is a seperate enterprise for us, it's very much still a part of Total Therapy Studios. Therefore you can not only trust in the quality of service, but also that any treatment provided is integrated into any treatment plan that you're currently going through with us. If you've any questions, then please ask.
LINDA JEWELL

Reflexology

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy most commonly performed on the feet with small pressured massage techniques. The principles of reflexology lie in the theory that there are 'reflex areas' corresponding to all parts of the body in the hands, feet and face, and these areas are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body.

When massaged, the areas on the feet, hands or face which correspond to the areas of body that are out of balance will feel uncomfortable or tender and the degree of tenderness will indicate the degree of imbalance. The sensitivity varies from person to person and the trained practitioner will understand the correct pressure to apply and how to interpret the tendernesses felt.

The therapist will work on these areas until the tenderness is reduced, hopefully restoring the balance to the corresponding part of the body and the body as a whole.

Many people have found they have been helped by reflexology and those who have experienced a session would agree that the method is very relaxing and had helped to reduce tension and lead to an improved sense of well-being. It is excellent for people who cannot have their body worked on directly as is often used for people suffering or recovering from illness or ill health.
PIA GRONROOS

Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial enhancement acupuncture stimulates the muscles of the face and aids the production of natural collagen in the dermis/skin. It releases tension in the face and by targeting the muscles there will be an overall effect, but being a completely natural method, it will not have the same strong effects as a surgical facelift. We work with the face so that you can start you change from within, allowing a natural process of an improved circulation. This will give a glow and general tightness to the skin, relaxation of areas of the face that hold tension and with some regular acupuncture you should start to see improvements on the lines of the face.

Facial Acupuncture enhances your health as well as gives you long-lasting effects by balancing your internal health as well as your hormones through the acupuncture. It is much more than just a beauty treatment, as it will bring out your inner beauty whilst enhancing your natural features holistically, making you feel good both on the inside and the outside.

You will also receive facial exercises that will target the areas that you may be concerned about. When we strengthen the muscles in our faces, we help the face stay toned and radiant.

We recommend a course of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture sessions with a number of sessions (around six) on a weekly basis. Each treatment builds up on the previous, strengthening and toning muscles and the skin and helps to bring the natural collagen to fill the lines the years may have brought. After the course is finished you can choose to have some regular maintenance treatments to sustain the results.

The first appointment is one hour forty five minutes long including the treatment, and follow up treatments generally last around one hour and firteen minutes. The needles used are the finest and smallest acupuncture needles specific for facial Acupuncture. Some tiny intradermal needles are also used.
MICHELLE DEANE

Holistic Therapies / Women's Wellness

All of the therapies we offer at Total Therapy Studios are holistic in our approach - we don't believe in just treating the symptom but we always look at the cause, whether it be physical or psychological.

The holistic therapies that we offer and have detailed below also focus on nurturing the mind and the body together in one treatment.

Holistic Massage

A gentler form of full body massage with oil, and flows with almost constant contact throughout. A time for you to enjoy quiet time and relax.

Aromatherapy massage

Similar to holistic massage but uses a unique prescribed blend of oils based on your physical and emotional requirements. Aromatherapy massage is delivered in such a way to optimise the absorption of the aromatherapy oil.Aromatherapy facials are also available.

Hot Stone Massage

Massage that uses the heat of smooth volcanic rock to warm and heat the tissues to sooth and improve circulation.The pressure can be adapted to a firmer treatment if ia. This treatment is excellent for those with arthritic or circulatory issues.
JULIE WEBSTER

Foot Health Services

We're pleased to offer Foot Health services, which cover many of the most common issues that you may have with your feet. We're able to support with toe nail cutting, thickened nail reduction, hard skin and callus reduction, and help with cracked heels.

If you suffer from corns, verrucae, or ingrowing toenails or fungal nail infections, then we can also help with this.

Julie Webster, our Foot Care Practitioner is qualified and insured to provide this range of services and many more. A visit to her can support you getting your feet looking good, and feeling good.
CHARLOTTE HUNTER

Clinical Nutrition

Nutrients and other food components influence the function of the body, protect against disease, restore health, and determine people’s response to changes in the environment. In some individuals, diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases and ill health.

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science towards the promotion of optimum health and wellness. A Nutritional Therapist will assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns.

When you book your consultation you will be asked to complete an in-depth nutritional therapy questionnaire. This will provide crucial details on your health, medical history, lifestyle and diet patterns. The therapist will use this information along with a detailed family history to find links between your symptoms and your diet and together you will formulate and action plan towards better health.At Total Therapy Studios we believe that good nutrition isn’t about what you can’t eat or staying away from food that’s bad for us. It’s about going back to basics and eating good food that we really enjoy to maximise our health in a busy, stressful world.
MICHELLE DEANE

Scarwork

The result of scars after operations or accidents can be far-reaching, impacting the body in several ways, including reduced mobility, restricted movement and adhesions.

Scarwork is able to improve function and feeling by working gently on the tissue around the scar and integrating it back into the fascial web. The results affect the appearance of scars positively but more emphasis is placed on the increased functionality.

  • Developed by Sharon Wheeler, trained by Ida Rolf (Rolfing Technique)
  • Around 100 people qualified to do this work in the UK
  • Improves functionality and the feeling of scars
  • Improved visual effects
  • Scar tissue quality responds rapidly and lumps, gaps, ridges, holes etc in the tissue smooth out
  • Can remove adhesions leading to improved mobility and freedom of movement
  • Scarwork can resolve impaired numbness around the area
  • Results are permanent
  • All scars, new or old, respond quickly
  • Extensive changes are possible with one treatment
  • The effects continue after the treatment
  • Integrates the scar tissue back into the fascial web
  • Can release the trauma of the scar, both physically and emotionally
  • Scarwork is suitable for scars of any age
  • Can induce a feeling of wholeness again
  • The technique is extremely gentle and a light touch is employed

TAMMY FREEMAN

Personal Training

Given the physical nature of our treatments, in many cases our sports therapists will provide you with a bespoke set of exercies that you can complete to keep yourself moving, and to help with any issues you may have facing. Whilst of course you can do these in your own time - at home, or in the office - it may be that you'd like some support with this, and Tammy Freeman can help here.

That said, we also provide more 'regular' personal training, using equipment onsite such as TRX and kettle bells, or alternatively depending on your need Tammy will take you to the park! All a bespoke solution, depending on your needs.
NATALIE CREASY

One-to-one Yoga Therapy

Natalie Creasy is one of our original Yoga instructors at Total Therapy Studios, and runs a number of Yoga classes with us (you can read all about these on our timetable page. However we're also pleased to say that she offers one-to-one sessions at the clinic also.

Natalie's style and manner of Yoga is very much based around engagement, centering, and breathwork, all of which means that she's an expert is using Yoga techniques to support overall wellness. She's able to support all of your needs - either physical or emotional - which you might prefer to work through in an individual as opposed to class environment.

Due to the nature of how these sessions are provided, feel free to contact her directly at natalie@littlesoulshack.com