Our expert physiotherapists are skilled in treating elite sports people and performers who have to get back to fitness in the shortest possible time. To achieve this, they use a range of proven techniques, which are outlined below.Read More
- Joint and soft tissue mobilisation
This uses hands-on techniques to assist stiff or painful joints to move better, so reducing pain.
- Personalised exercise programmes*
Tailored to strengthen the muscles and ligaments that support an area of injury to allow for better compensation and recovery from injury.
- 1-1 Pilates and core stability training*
This is a system of slow exercises to enhance strength of the core – the deep muscles of the abdomen and back.
- Education and advice on posture and ergonomics
We use very fine needles, to stimulate healing and treat pain in muscles and joints.
- Sports massage
This uses relatively firm hands-on techniques to move and stretch muscles to enhance muscle and joint flexibility.
- Hot stone massage
The heat of the larger stones placed around the body helps to increase blood flow to the area being worked on. It also relaxes the muscles. Increased circulation combined with heat accelerates the healing process. The warmth generated in the body by the stones enhances mental tranquillity, while the use of a rounded stone enables the therapist to apply firm pin-pointed pressure to spots that need that little bit of extra work.
- Taping (including kinesiotape)
This is strong elastic tape applied in specific patterns around injuries and joints to complement the natural anatomy of a person. It is used to speed healing by slightly lifting skin away from sore or injured tissues, improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage, and to provide support and stability to injured joints and muscles without impeding their range of motion.
- Cold laser therapy
Also known as Photobiomodulation (PBML) or Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), this technique uses lasers to promote healing and tissue repair while reducing inflammation and pain. It is frequently used by athletes in Olympic sports, Formula 1 and by the British and US military.
- Shockwave therapy
This treatment, also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECSWT), works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific areas of damaged tissue or scarring within an abnormal ligament or tendon. It increases the blood flow within the affected area, stimulating cell regeneration and healing, and decreasing local inflammatory products that can cause pain.
- NovoTHOR Light Pod
NovoTHOR Whole Body Light Pod
Individual 15 minute session | £75
Block booking of 3 x 15 minute sessions (paid in advance) | £190
(Saving of 15% compared to cost of 3 sessions at £75 each)
Block booking of 5 x 15 minute sessions (paid in advance) | £300
(Saving of 20% compared to cost of 5 sessions at £75 each)
Block booking of 10 x 15 minute sessions (paid in advance) | £500
(Saving of 33% compared to cost of 10 sessions at £75 each)
* All in our state of the art on-site gymnasium.
Hot stone massage therapy
An intake form should be filled in before the session starts.
Like all massage techniques, hot stone massage is a method for relieving soreness and relaxing tension in the muscles of the body. The hot stones applied to the body penetrate deeply and the stones used by the therapist make it easier to apply the therapeutic effects of manipulation. Hot stone massage therapy has become popular only within the last five to ten years and has recently become all the rage in spas and therapeutic centres. It is, however, a very old technique.
The hot stone massage is connected to ancient Mayan practices, but it is in India that we find its true beginnings. It has been put forward that the hot stone massage dates back 5000 years to the Ayurveda, a very old Indian healing tradition. This envisaged an energy called prana, or the “breath of life.” Yogis worked with this energy through breathing techniques, exercise, and massage with the aim of healing and increasing longevity. You will still hear therapists use Indian terms such as chakras, the seven energy centres of the body somewhat akin to acupuncture nodes. The yogis also used ‘tools’ from the earth, such as herbs, crystals, flowers and stones. The stones have survived in hot stone massage, as well as the herbs and flowers used in the massage oils.
Benefits of hot stone massage therapy
Hot stone massage therapy, with or without prana and chakras, offers something extra not available with other massage methods.
Contraindications & considerations
As with all techniques, hot and cold stone massage isn’t going to appeal to everyone. And, as is also the case with almost every massage therapy modality, there are people who shouldn’t receive hot stone treatments. This list is not exhaustive, and massage therapists need to take your full health history as presented during the intake into account before performing hot and cold stone massage.
- Autoimmune dysfunctions
- Heart disease
- Skin conditions
- Recent surgeries
Acupuncture is commonly used for pain relief. The treatment is based on the theory that illness results from imbalances in energy flow or qi, and fine needles are inserted at specific points on the body to correct these imbalances and restore harmony. The incidences of side effects and adverse events with acupuncture are lower than that with opioid analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications. Acupuncture has been claimed to be effective for a wide range of conditions, such as pain, musculoskeletal disorders and several neurologic diseases.
Some people may be a little apprehensive prior to their first treatment. They are usually surprised that acupuncture is generally painless, although they may often experience a mild tingling-like sensation during treatment. Pre-sterilised disposable needles are used and safely discarded after each use.
For more information, please just contact us on 03333 585 111. You can also go to the following website to find out more:
Acupuncture – £55.00
Sports Massage – £55.00
Pilates – £55.00
Hot Stone Massage – £55.00
NovoTHOR Light Pod – £75.00
*All prices from
If you are making your own payment, we accept all major credit cards. Your health insurance may cover the costs.
Book a Physio Treatment now
You may need to be referred for Physio Treatment by a health professional, such as a Consultant, GP, Osteopath or, Chiropractor. You can also book and pay for your own private Physio Treatment – one of our doctors on site can make the necessary initial assessment. All we need is details of a health professional to send your result, if required.
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions our patients ask before a physio session. If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us 03333 585 111.
Physiotherapy is treatment that can be given to you to aid with pain relief, healing and rehabilitation of injuries, pain, medical and surgical conditions. The treatment is often recommended for a variety of muscular, joint and nerve conditions that may be the result of injury, illness or disability. TIC physio will treat you using hands-on techniques. Aside from the included manual treatment, physiotherapists can also give postural and pain management advice, ways to alter your lifestyle which can reduce the possibility of further muscular pain and joint problems, as well as providing you with a home exercise programme.
Physiotherapy will introduce massage techniques if it is a suitable treatment to aid in your recovery. However; it is more than a massage. Treatments can range from manual therapy which moves the joints, soft tissue mobilisation which would introduce a massage, to acupuncture, exercises and many more.
There are a wide variety of health conditions that physiotherapy can aid with. Many of these conditions are in relation to the bones and joints, nerves, and soft tissues. TIC Physio specialises in the assistance of conditions such as: arthritis; sports injuries; antenatal and postnatal; post-operative recovery; back and neck pain; issues with the bones and joints and issues that occur in the occupational/corporate workplace environment.
When you meet a physiotherapist, they will initially begin a full assessment and physical examination to determine the nature of your condition, as well as the cause. Following this, they will review the impact of the condition as well as your medical history to establish, in mutual agreement with your wishes, which treatment is most suitable. They will then compile a tailored treatment programme.
We advise you to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Bear in mind that a physiotherapist will need to visually assess your posture and movement, and will possibly need to move various areas of the body. So, these areas will need to be visible and assessable. Additionally, when the treatments involve manipulation and massage the site of injury will need to be exposed.
The initial appointment will involve a full assessment and will last 60 minutes. Most follow-up appointments will last for 30 minutes.
Initial meetings with a physiotherapist will involve a full assessment and, frequently, recommendations and treatment will be made.
If you are referring yourself to a physiotherapist and will be paying for your own treatment, a visit to the GP is not necessary. If you hold private medical insurance, you may need to obtain a referral from your GP in accordance with your insurer’s requirements. It is important to know that you should always check with your insurance company prior to attending your first session.
On some occasions there can be discomfort. Physiotherapists will provide you with an overview of what to expect prior, during, and following treatment and what reaction to expect from the treatment that is being given. You are advised to consult with your physiotherapist immediately if you have any concerns about the treatment.
You are welcome to bring a friend or family member to act a chaperone, of sorts, during the treatment. There are some cases where a chaperone is obligatory, such as a patient with a disability or a child.
We deal with most major insurance companies and you would need to notify them prior to attending treatment in order for them to authorise your claim. You will need to supply us with this authorisation and number and we will send the bill to your insurance company directly. Depending on the insurance company and your individual policy, you may be liable to pay an excess or a proportion of the treatment fee if your insurance company does not meet this in full.