Massage Matters ~ The art and science of massage

Our Thame clinic offers state of the art facilities and expertise to help people with the pressures of a demanding lifestyle. All of our equipment is located on-site, we therefore perform all of our massage and physical therapy work in-clinic. Here you can learn more about our treatments, therapists, facilities and, should you wish to, book them online.

Hydrotherm 3 Dimensional Massage

At Massage Matters we use Hydrotherm, the world's first
3-Dimensional massage system.

 

  • Warm and fully supportive
  • Perfect spinal alignment
  • No more uncomfortable face holes
  • No need to turn over
  • No cricked neck
  • Profoundly relaxing and beneficial treatment

We’re here 7 days a week!

This can vary depending upon the week, so please call us on 01844 212022 for the specifics.

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Google Reviews

John has helped to sort my neck and arm pain and more to the point, helped me relax! He is extremely skilled and able to connect with his customers very well on all levels. I feel a lot better since my treatments and will be back for more. Thank you.read more
Sue Hope
Sue Hope
20:00 19 May 19
Anna has helped me so much. I can't thank her enough. Her soft tissue techniques and stretching has made such a difference. She has improved my scapula and hip mobility so much and my range of movement has significantly improved. I can't rate Anna highly enough, thank you so much for all you have done for me so far. *****read more
sam batt
sam batt
09:23 25 Mar 19
Anna from massage matters has been amazing. I am working in the gym industry and also love my weight lifting, which means my body is put through a lot. Anna has been there for me and my partner, through injuries, muscle tension, knowledge and guidance. Couldn’t do it without you guys, thank you. Big Joe xread more
Joe West
Joe West
07:44 28 Feb 19
Over the past 30 years or so I’ve had regular massage from quite a few different, mostly sports masseuse and although I’ve only been seeing John regularly for a couple of years, he is by far the best massage therapist I’ve ever come across. He certainly knows his stuff, very professional, friendly and a lovely clinic to visit. Thanks John. Sue🤗read more
Sue Littler
Sue Littler
15:20 21 Feb 19
Tom Newby of Massage Matters makes sports massage a fun but very effective hour. His relaxed but highly professional manner ensures that you will remember anything that might have contributed to any issue that you are presenting with. An extremely valuable skill in diagnosing any symptoms. Although Tom Newby professes to being new to professional massage - relative to the rest of the Massage Matters team - his massage and other muscle tension relieving techniques are highly effective. I would recommend a sports or relaxing massage with Tom to anyone.read more
Sue Martin-Downhill
Sue Martin-Downhill
11:37 13 Feb 19
Would highly recommend Massage Matters. John of Massage Matters goes that extra mile to explain and show you moves/exercises that will improve your condition used alongside the massage treatment, which is conducted in a wonderfully ambient treatment room. 5 Stars isn't enough for John and his team So it's 5 stars + 1 for that extra mile they go - Well Done Massage Matters 6 Stars it is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Debsread more
Debs Underwood
Debs Underwood
18:01 10 Feb 19
If your in need of a massage by experts that really know what they are doing and listen to your needs ,then this place is where to go. Very welcoming, immaculate interior, calming,relaxing and invigorating. Don't suffer in pain go here . Your worth it and they will treat your needs with respect and dignity. You will feel much better than you went in. Can't praise John enough.read more
Lynn Guard
Lynn Guard
07:11 06 Feb 19
Tom's massages are quite simply beautiful. An amazingly skilled meditative, mindful and rhythmic yogic flow combined with powerful sports massage technique. This is matched only by Tom himself, a thoughtful, measured and just lovely professional. Very special massages. Just try them. Thanks Tom! (from Gaynor)read more
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al
17:53 02 Feb 19
Have had a few sessions with Jody Sharp all of which have helped tremendously with an ongoing back problem i have. Always friendly, always proffesional and accomodating fitting me in at very short notice. Highly recommended.read more
Matthew Ward barber
Matthew Ward barber
20:31 31 Jan 19
Saw Tom for the first time today and really good. Very professional, friendly and really knows his stuff. I will be going backread more
David Crowe
David Crowe
17:49 14 Jan 19
Professional, clean, knowledgable, kind is only a few words to describe them. I go to see Tom once a week after suffering with back/leg pain for over a year. I’ve been to so many different osteopaths and physio therapists both private and through nhs. Finally found someone that can help me manage my pain and mobility. After a treatment I can walk without limping or frown, that’s bliss for me who struggles with normal day-to-day activities. Nothing has been as effective like the hydro therapy massage mat. You can tell Tom really want to help and cares! He listens to understand your condition/pain/injury and most importantly I feel 100% relaxed. He knows what he’s doing (I’m sure they all do). I would definitely recommend an appointment at Massage matters with full confidence anytime! I’m super pleased that I’ve found them :)read more
Johanna Tesfai
Johanna Tesfai
03:00 20 Dec 18
After an innocuous fall when skiing, I picked up an injury to my upper arm which proved resistant to time-healing alone. Being positive about his own personal experience, my PT recommended me to John Holman at Massage Matters. John immediately gave me confidence that I was in safe hands and demonstrated an expert knowledge of anatomy (that I didn't necessarily expect). I'm pleased to report that my arm was 'sorted' after a few sessions and I'm now a regular, so that I stay on top of the tension I hold in my neck and shoulders (the probable cause of the original problem). My experience is that the team at Massage Matters is professional, capable and friendly in equal measure, so have no hesitation in recommending them.read more
Derek Brown
Derek Brown
09:59 19 Dec 18
Had been suffering with neck and lower back pain for some time and my Chiropractor suggested a massage might help. I had not been for a massage before and didn't know what to expect, but even after my first appointment with Mark I noticed a difference. Now after a couple of months the movement in my neck is much better. Mark also helped me when I pulled a muscle in my back and was struggling to move. Would not hesitate to recommend Mark at Massage Matters.read more
Julia Smith
Julia Smith
17:49 18 Dec 18
After hearing all about this hydrotherm I was interested to see how it compares. First thing you notice is how much more comfortable it is laying on your back on a warm water mattress and not having your face in a hole. It's really very relaxing and it somehow feels more thorough, like all the muscles are being found and any problems are more obvious. The pressure was good all over and I do prefer it to the spa type massage which has sometimes left me feeling sore rather than refreshed. The knowledge of the therapist (Jody) impressed me and I'll be relying on this place to help with any injuries or strains from now on.read more
Ant
Ant
01:25 07 Nov 18
I visited Jody this week and she gave me an excellent massage which really hit the spot. The pressure was excellent and although I could have been quiet and relaxed, we had a good conversation about the massage (I've never experienced this type before). If you are after something more than a "spa type" massage, then this is for you. I cannot recommend highly enough.read more
Wendy Brooks
Wendy Brooks
09:56 19 Oct 18
I first visited Massage Matters for a treatment with John after dislocating my shoulder in a snowboarding accident, I’d been in pain for weeks and the help from my frustrated GP hadn’t achieved anything. The difference after just one treatment at Massage Matters was incredible. I was nervous before my first visit, but John’s knowledge and the warm welcome from the team made the whole experience really enjoyable. Now, I’m a keen marathon runner, I teach pole-dancing in the evenings, and also regularly spend the day hunched over a desk or carrying around my young Son. I regularly see John to help put me back together again, and I don’t know what I’d do without these regular treatments! If you’re looking for pain relief or relaxation, John and his team at Massage Matters is the place to go.read more
Emma Lowndes
Emma Lowndes
10:54 26 Apr 18
I have had severe ongoing pelvic pain since the birth of my daughter 10 months ago. John has been so helpful, his massages are fantastic and his wealth of knowledge is amazing. If you are after a massage for whatever reason, this place is the only place I would recommend!read more
Lucinda Meddes
Lucinda Meddes
15:48 31 Mar 18
I have a chronic pain condition and have been to a lot of massage therapists since diagnosis a few years ago. I can honestly say that Massage Matters (in particular John) has really helped me the most consistently. He is very knowledgeable (he has lots of experience, expertise and techniques) and is passionate about the benefits of massage. I personally wont be going anywhere else again! I really recommend you try them.read more
Tanya B
Tanya B
09:31 16 Mar 18
I started visiting Massage matters after joining the gym below them - after taking a new office job I decided to start taking my fitness more seriously and drastically upped my exercise schedule per week - I did find this results in some tight/stiff muscles and so now I see Tom once a month roughly for an hour and he is absolutely fantastic. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable and talks you through everything he is doing. He is also very professional and accommodating. Since seeing him I feel I am able to do more at the gym and I certainly don't end up as stiff and tight as I was previously. Overall the service is fantastic and everyone is very friendly too - I would recommend to everyone!read more
Hannah Harvey
Hannah Harvey
10:04 01 Mar 18
I went for a massage with Mark while 39.5 weeks pregnant. The massage was extremely relaxing and Mark did an excellent job of alleviating all my pregnancy-related back aches and pains. I was positioned on my back on the heated water beds (wonderful!) in a slightly reclined position with my knees over a big pad - this was very comfortable for this stage of pregnancy. I was covered in a large towel throughout the massage. The heated water beds gave the sensation of being immersed in a warm bath, while my back was massaged from underneath. I had my feet treated with two different machines which stimulated blood flow - the end result was a lovely tingling sensation in my feet and legs. Mark was very professional and knowledgeable about anatomy changes in pregnancy. Would highly recommend for a unique pregnancy massage experience!read more
Katie Anderson
Katie Anderson
16:37 22 Feb 18

You can choose the time you would like and the pressure you require.

      - Our treatments are available to you in 30, 60 or 90 minute sessions
      - You can choose light, medium or firm pressure for any treatment


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