Complimentary therapies offered at BPPP include Reiki

Complementary Therapies Banbury

Banbury Private Physiotherapy Practice offer and number of different complimentary therapies to our clients at our Banbury location. Some examples include:

Hot Stone Therapy

Hot Stone Therapy was used by the Native Americans to treat their aching muscles. The stones were warmed by the fire and placed on different muscles to help alleviate pain and soreness. The therapy has developed over time and stones are set by the practitioner along the spine and on other areas to release tension and promote well-being.

Lymphatic drainage (oncology and weight loss use)

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle form of massage that stimulates the bodies’ lymphatic system to promote healing, boost the immune system and trigger the body to release waste material. It has a calming effect on the mind and body giving a complete sense of wellbeing. Benefits may include:

• Boosting the immune system
• Improved Energy
• It can improve the skin’s appearance including dispersal of cellulite, fatty deposits and wrinkles
• It can stimulate the regeneration of new tissue to heal burns, scars, stretch marks and wrinkles
• Help with the reduction of swelling in post-operation cancer patients where lymph nodes have been removed.
• Improve recovery time after illness, operations or injury
• It can help reduce stiffness and pain in joints


Reflexology is based ancient belief that the reflex points on the hands and feet connect to other parts of the body and when a practitioner stimulates those points it will stimulate the nerve endings across the different regions of the body. This is believed to support health and wellbeing by aiding the body is releasing tension, stress and invigorating the nervous system.

Many people experience a great sense of calm, reductions in pain and anxiety following treatments at BPPP’s complimentary therapy room.

Indian Head Massage

Based on the traditions of the Ayurvedic healing practices, Indian Head Massage has been performed for over 1000 years. Initially it was concerned with the stimulating of blood flow to the scalp promoting hair health and alleviating scalp conditions. Over time it has evolved to incorporate manipulation of the face, neck and upper arms and shoulders.

The physical benefits and release that can be achieved in a short time by a skilled practitioner make Indian Head Massage a popular choice for people with tight schedules. It provides physical and mental benefits and is a very popular complementary therapy.

doTERRA Essential Oil Therapy

Essential Oil Therapy has been practiced around the world for centuries it still forms part of medical treatments in a number of countries. The modern revival of essential oils happened when a French Chemist discovered the benefits of lavender oil in treating a burn injury he had. You may have experienced your own form of essential oil therapy when cutting open a piece of fragrant fruit and feeling energized by the smell.

With the experience and study of our practitioners combined with the pure essential oils of doTERRA, BPPP can offer a relaxing and invigorating experience that can promote healing, mental clarity and energy.

About Tracie D’Souza

Tracie’s qualified as an Occupational Therapist (OT) and gained her BSc. (Hons.) degree in 1998. She recently managed the Occupational Therapy service, covering two hospital sites for Peninsula Health in Melbourne, Australia.

Tracie practiced as an O.T. in fields including in long-term and acute mental health, learning disabilities, hospital settings such as surgery, orthopedics and medicine and then returned full circle to Social Services until finally setting up as an independent practitioner with a special interest in oncology and palliative care.

This interest led her to look into becoming a more holistic practitioner where she completed courses in ITEC Holistic Massage, Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology as well as completing and practicing Reiki, Hot Stone Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage. Tracie is a Reiki master, teacher and a member if the Reiki guild.

About Lizzie Nicholson

Lizzie is a New Zealander, having originally spent 25 years as a Occupational Therapist. During this time she witnessed the benefits of plants, essential oils and flower essences and now practices as an emotional wellness advocate. In the process she became a certified plant practitioner with a speciality in NZ native plant essences. She has experience with Shamainc tratments.

Her experiences allow her to tailor a unique and personalised treatment to rebalance, release stress and clear emotional blocks. This helps lead to great health, productivity and well-being.