ABOUT

Remedial Therapy Clinic is open to both male and female clients, who are suffering from chronic muscular pain, and/or stress related illnesses, or simply wish to improve their sporting performance.  Whether you are an athlete, simply enjoy exercise and keeping fit and/or value your health and wellbeing, the various massage techniques will be able to help you.

Remedial Therapy Clinic has had success with clients suffering from the following injuries/ailments:

  • Sports injuries: e.g. runner’s knee, tennis and golfer’s elbow, tennis leg
  • Recurring injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries, e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Muscle and joint aches and discomfort i.e. back, shoulder, hip and neck
  • Loss of joint mobility and flexibility, e.g. frozen shoulder
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other digestive issues/complaints
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hot Flushes
  • Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome, Anxiety issues
  • Disturbed sleep patterns, sleep deprivation/insomnia
WORKING LOCATIONS

Working Days

I'm work in the following locations, please contact me for availability.

Axminster Health and Wellbeing Centre

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY

Sidmouth Chiropractic & Natural Therapy Centre

MONDAY & THURSDAY

I also run a two day clinic in Newbury, Berkshire on a four-weekly basis at the Pain Relief Clinic, St Mary’s House, London Road, Newbury, RG14

WHAT TO EXPECT

My role and objective as a Remedial Massage Therapist is to treat my client’s complete wellbeing encompassing their Mind –Body – Core, by addressing the cause(s) not just the symptoms.

For instance, many of my clients that have suffered with chronic pain in their neck, shoulders and back can be greatly down to how they are breathing!

Imagine a young baby breathing on their backs with their little tummy rising up and down. This is how we should breathe, yet due to life's stresses and the will to want a flat stomach, we hold it in and breathe by raising our chest and shoulders using our respiratory accessory muscles.

Overtime, these muscles become tense and shortened pulling our neck forward and down. The body then compensates to ensure our eye level is to the horizon, thus generating more tension at the base of the skull and neck, leading to headaches and migraines and a continuous tension to the shoulders and back.

Therefore, to ensure my clients long term pain relief, my treatment plan will always involve releasing the shortened and tense soft tissue, (in this case, the accessory respiratory muscles, diaphragm), that are placing the opposing muscles/soft tissues in a protective and contracted state, which is where the pain is felt.

In addition to the treatment, aftercare and advice is vital, as this empowers the client to undo “old” habits and empower themselves to be pain free.

Testimonials

I am so please Gemma has decided to relocate to the South West! I had a problem with my shoulder and I thought I’d give Gemma a go as she was new to the area and had amazing reviews. She took time to really listen to my problem and has a really calm, relaxing nature and makes you feel completely at ease. Her ability to locate the problem and work on it with her healing hands was quite incredible and I came away feeling relaxed and pain free. I have been back to Gemma several times now as she really does have a magic touch and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Amazing results!

 

Tash Morgan

Amazing lady! Highly skilled with professional approach. I went to see her for hip impingement and she suggested small changes in movement patterns. Love her calming and holistic approach…..an hours not long enough!

Anna Dagg

I have regularly been coming to Gemma for treatment for about 2 years now and she is an absolute god send!  I wish I had found her sooner.  I suffer from persistent rib pain which is exacerbated by stress. Gemma started by teaching me breathing exercises which immediately helped to relieve the pain combined with hands on remedial massage and Gemma also taught me de-stress techniques and gentle stretching exercises to do at home.  Gemma is very sensitive and offers a wonderfully holistic approach and is always suggesting new things I can try which makes me feel really positive.  I look forward to every session and feel amazing afterwards.  I continue to see Gemma to keep me focused on my exercises and relaxing.  I don’t know what I would do without her!

Anonymous

I had been diagnosed with COPD and Gemma has been working with me in the last year to improve my bad habits including the way I breath and releasing tension/restrictions in my chest. Feel much better since the treatments…

Highly recommend a session or two!

Michael Fernandes

I have had a bad back for at least 7 years,2 years ago I found a really good chiropractor and in that time spent approximately 2k with them!!
In the last couple of weeks I met Gemma and for whatever reason gave her a try.
After one session I was at a guess 80 percent more comfortable!!
Gemma’s technique is so powerful,she really does mend the whole body.
As soon as she started I felt completely at ease!
Over the years I’ve tried all sorts of therapies and none have come close to Gemma!
I truly believe she is a one stop shop,you name it and I’m sure she could drastically help!!
I thought I was gonna have to be in pain for the rest of my life,I had resigned myself to it.But I know that’s not the case now.

Tom Cook

Last October I visited my Doctor and was told my problem was muscular and to go for a ‘sports massage’. I was lucky enough to find an amazing lady … Gemma Norris. I have been seeing Gemma since then and not only has she ‘fixed’ my initial problem but helps me with other aches and pains, ‘whole body’ treatment. Gemma makes you feel very at ease and relaxed …. I would recommend Gemma to anyone without hesitation and I always look forward to my treatments with her . Thank you Gemma xx

Linda Patterson

I am absolutely delighted with the treatment l have been having for many years from Gemma , she manages to taylor the treatment to my needs, and over the years has sorted out such issues as digestive problems – including IBS, problems relating to on going Post Viral Fatigue , and general Menopausal problems ! Not to mention the usual aches and pains from my routine weekly exercise !

Each appointment she asks and carefully listens to anything l would like worked on – l look forward to the visits, and am always pleased with the results , whether immediate, or long term .
Over the years she has developed her range of extensive skills, much to the benefit of her clients, and l look forward to hopefully benefiting for many years to come to keep me going !

Amazing results!

 

Carol Pallett

I had been suffering from knee pain for quite a while even after a small operation to repair a torn cartilage and was feeling like I would have to put up with the pain. I had tried other physio treatment but to no avail until I contacted Gemma. What a superstar she is, after a few treatments I can now walk pain free for the first time in months and I hope to get back running full time soon aswell (Gemma even advised to change my running style which has helped no end)
I can highly recommend Gemma if your having issues, first class service.

Darren Tuckwell

Gemma from Remedial Therapy Clinic made such a difference to my leg issue after just one session of Myofascial Release. She worked tirelessly to achieve a good result. I would highly recommend her without a doubt.

Ruth Dale