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Sandra is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and insightful. She takes the time to look at the big picture and access all factors rather than just treating isolated areas. Highly recommend.
– Issy Gray, 15th July 2016
I have been receiving treatment from Time Out Therapies for 10 years and I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. I have always been warmly welcomed and the treatment I receive is individualised. A fountain of experience and knowledge is readily available to support my treatment. I feel the initial consultation before treatment is extremely beneficial and is very professional. Following my treatment I feel very relaxed and I am always looking forward to my next appointment. I wouldn’t trust anyone else.
– Andrea Jarvis, 6th May 2016
I have been coming to see Sandra regularly for many years and I wouldn’t be without her treatments. Over the years I have had treatments such as Bowen, massage & reflexology; in fact I think I’ve had all of the treatments that Sandra offers. They are all AMAZING; great for relieving stress and you come away feeling so relaxed! Sandra is very professional, trustworthy, reliable and instantly makes you feel really comfortable & at ease! Have some “me” time, give it a go!
– Cindy Sykes, 5th May 2016
I have been visiting Sandra for several years for Reflexology, Bowen Technique and, more recently, Osteopathy treatments. Bowen is my favourite treatment and whilst it’s difficult to pin point the exact benefit I always come away from my treatment feeling relaxed and positive. Sandra is always professional and caring in her approach and takes the time to understand the way I am feeling. Nothing is a problem and she is a very good listener and offers the most suitable treatment for how you are presenting to her on the day. I have no hesitation in recommending Sandra….
– Debbie Cook, 3rd May 2016
Sandra is always very responsive to my requests for appointments, I trust her professional skills very much and she carefully considers all aspects of my life and how she can support me. She has helped me on many occasions and I would recommend her services very much.
– Emily Dike, 23rd May 2016
As an office worker who spends most of her day working at a PC, I found that I suffered quite badly from stiffness and soreness in my shoulders and neck. This is how I first came to meet Sandra Harris some nine years ago, when I was looking for someone who could help relieve my symptoms. I have to say that I could not have made a better choice!
My first impressions of Sandra were that she was kind, friendly, approachable, and totally focussed on me, as a client/patient. My perception of Sandra remains the same to this day. She always takes the time to talk to her clients, to gain as much knowledge as possible about their symptoms and to determine what would be the best treatment for their needs.
Some five years ago, I sustained an injury to my left knee, the painful symptoms of which persisted for a considerable time. During this difficult period, Sandra was the one health professional I encountered who offered practical advice on how to reduce the swelling on my knee, which proved extremely successful. Moreover, she was the one person I felt who really listened to me when I explained how difficult I was finding every-day life, coping with the injury, and how “low” I was feeling. I greatly valued her support at this time and will never forget it.
– Jayne Tuck, April 2016
Having just had my first visit I was extremely impressed with how professional and knowledgeable Sandra is, I am extremely happy with the advice and treatment provided and look forward to a less painful future.
– Gemma Lucas, 3rd June 2016
I have known Sandra for a number of years during which she has treated me for muscle tension in my back. Always the professional, Sandra gathers a thorough medical history, followed by a physical examination to analyse and identify the issues. Sandra is reliable and friendly, offering sensible advice for back maintenance. I have often recommended Timeout Therapies and will continue to do so in the future.
– Jenny Exon, 1st June 2016
Sandra is amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable and can find the source of the problem without any scans. She offers a wide range of treatments and tailors the treatment every time to your needs. After the treatment she offers a range of exercises to do in your own time to maximize the benefits. When I saw Sandra for the first time I struggled to walk due to my back issues. She managed to achieve a considerable improvement after a few sessions. I was over the moon considering I saw about 12 different therapists before someone recommended Sandra to me.
– Juljia Clapp, 12th June 2016
Shoulder / Neck Pain
Before I was introduced to Sandra by a colleague, I was having excruciating daily pain with my neck and shoulder. I had tried physiotherapy, chiropractors and sports massage with little success. I was continually taking pain killers including codeine and tramadol to ease the pain. I felt miserable and at 29 felt much older than my years. After the first couple of sessions I had already seen a significant difference, in both the way I was physically feeling and found myself to be much stronger in my posture. Osteopathy has been the only treatment to help me successfully take steps forward. Being able to correctly diagnose my condition, has enabled Sandra and me to understand my body a lot more. The varied benefits of osteopathy are wonderful for treating multiple aches and pains.
– Lori Ramsay, 30th April 2016
I was experiencing a lot of pain in the middle and upper part of my back, to the point that it was affecting me in my day to day life including my job and my ability to sleep. I also had neck stiffness which would give me quite severe tension headaches. Several visits to the GPs resulted in different kinds of pain relief, anti-inflammatories, X rays and physiotherapy….but these were not helping. I have been having treatment sessions with Sandra since 2013 and it has made huge improvements on how my back and neck are feeling.
I was experiencing frequent aching in my shoulder and neck along with general aches and pains from working on a computer. The neck and shoulder pain very often escalated into a tension headache as well. Since receiving Osteopathic treatment I’ve felt a big reduction in the level of pain in my neck and shoulder and also have had a lot less headaches.
– Judith Pilsworth, 1st May 2016
Before having Osteopathy I had regular headaches from my shoulder tension and difficulty in moving my neck. My shoulders now feel easier and more relaxed. I have less headaches and better movement in my neck after only 3 treatments. As well improving my headaches I found the treatment enjoyable and would recommend Sandra for this treatment.
– Karen Coy, 2nd May 2016
Seeing Sandra for treatment .[..] has massively improved my back and neck problems. I now understand where the weaknesses are in my body and so with Sandra’s continued treatment and her also teaching me to self-help, I now am able to manage my problems more easily and enjoy a better quality of life. I would recommend her to anyone (and I have!) as I feel she listens, she’s very trusting and honest and determined to try out and/or learn new treatments/techniques to resolve any conditions you have.
– Jo Wheatley, 9th May 2016
I was experiencing severe pain in my right shoulder and could barely move my arm, could not lift anything and normal daily tasks were almost impossible. My sleep was also disrupted due to the pain. After the treatment I regained a large percentage of normal mobility and strength back into my right arm. The pain decreased dramatically enabling me to continue to work and get some much-needed sleep. I am extremely grateful to Sandra’s keen and proactive interest in my condition and the treatment she gave for it. I would highly recommend her practice.
– Helga Cripps, 15th June 2016
Sandra has helped me beyond belief. I had a very painful left arm, which I believed was with me for life. Sandra’s sessions comprised of massaging and stretching by body, particularly around the neck and shoulders in the exact place the pain was coming from. After one sessions I was feeling much better, after three I felt fixed.
Sandra not only took my pain away, but also helped me understand what was happening, how it was happening and how to stop it reoccurring. It turns out that my occupational habits were affecting my posture. With that noted I’ve now changed my habits. The whole experience with Sandra made me feel wonderful; mentally and physically. I have nicknamed her my ‘magician’ because she fixed me. Thank you!
– Becky Clark, 8th November 2017
I was recommended Sandra & thank goodness I was, Sandra has worked magic! I’ve had arthritis for most of my life which has been treated with medication, however, recently I have had pain in my neck and fingers and nothing I tried helped, until I met Sandra. I am not exaggerating when I say Sandra has changed my life! I felt a huge difference after just one appointment. I now have much more movement in my neck and next to no pain in my neck and fingers. I am extremely thankful to Sandra, my review doesn’t do justice to how amazing she is!
– Abby Ranger, 11th April 2018
I met Sandra over four years ago when she was training at Ferndale Osteopathy College in Swindon. I have continued to visit her every six to eight weeks for head to toe maintenance treatment which has been extremely helpful in managing the osteo-arthritis in my neck and knee.
– Jennifer Lawrence, 19th May 2016
My knee was very uncomfortable and swollen and I couldn’t walk any distance. It was also keeping me awake at night. After Osteopathy treatment the swelling has gone down a lot and the pain has subsided. It is not keeping me awake at night and I am able to walk more comfortably. I am very happy with the treatment and outcome.
– Kate*, 12th April 2016
Sandra is an excellent Osteopath. She has always been very professional and is so knowledgeable whilst being a very friendly and caring person. She has also helped me recently with a ligament problem in my knee …. I am amazed at my quick recovery. I would recommend Sandra to anyone, she is excellent.
– Kay O’Brien, 31st May 2016
I’m quite a tolerant person, but when a nagging pain in my knee caused me angst for several weeks, I booked an appointment with Sandra (having had successful treatments in the past). As always she worked hard on the area – strapped me up and a week later I had forgotten that I had any pain. I cannot recommend her enough. She is a true professional with a friendly approach.
– Rosemarie Nugent, 14th June 2016
I have been seeing Sandra for quite a few years now and have recently received Osteopathic treatment from her. She works wonders on whatever ailment I present to her…[..]. I would recommend her as a very professional and effective practitioner. Thank you Sandra.
– Julie Clark, 18th January 2016
Both Ken and I would like to endorse our satisfaction in the treatment that you have given to us. My aches and pains were probably not as serious as Ken’s but nevertheless you were able to locate the niggles and “iron them out” so to speak! Ken went through quite a period recently with severe back pain, in fact for over a week he couldn’t get out of bed without assistance but with the hands-on treatment and the exercises that you gave him he gradually regained his ability to walk and move around more freely. In fact he’s now able to play bowls again so is a much happier bunny! We would therefore without hesitation both recommend you to anyone who has any type of muscular pain.
– Win and Ken Williams, 21st May 2016
In the past two years, I have suffered a number of episodes where my back seized, leaving me in great discomfort, unable to sit, dress, drive or work. With Osteopathy Sandra reduced both the pain in my lower back and hips and increased recovery time, so I could get back to work. Following a GP diagnosis of wear n tear, Sandra also advised a programme of exercises, to help support and strengthen the muscles around my back and core…. I have been doing these exercises daily for 5 months and have had no relapse, despite being a keen gardener! Sandra is reliable and friendly, offering sensible advice for back maintenance. I have often recommended Timeout Therapies and will continue to do so in the future.
– Jenny Exon, 1st June 2016
After visiting several physiotherapists and chiropractors for many years for low back pain, I thought I’d try Osteopathy ….. Sandra performed a very thorough examination with me and worked wonders on my back in freeing it, relieving all pain and making movement much easier. I receive fantastic treatment and care from Sandra – leaving me pain free and moveable after 18 years of pain and restricted movement – which is important for my job as an exercise specialist. I can’t recommend Sandra highly enough…she’s very professional, friendly and passionate about her work. Very glad I found her!
– Polly Simpkins, 7th September 2016
I have been seeing Sandra for many years, initially for massage, then Bowen and more recently Osteopathy. I had a bad fall from a horse last year and Sandra has worked hard – above and beyond – to try and sort me out. I certainly wouldn’t be riding now if it wasn’t for her – thank you Sandra!
– Carolyn Taylor, 1st August 2018
Minor Sports Injuries
I had been struggling with back pain for four months. I had fallen whilst running and this had resulted in little or no exercise and other symptoms like Achilles and knee pain. I spent several weeks and a lot of money with a physio but never really seemed to find the issue.
Sandra performed a very thorough analysis and immediately identified the cause and the effects. She then spent time talking me through what would need to be done to resolve the issues. The way Sandra constantly explains each technique and why she is doing each of them is really helpful for me to understand the injury and how to recover from it.
I am back training with a greater mobility, back pain almost gone and a really positive outlook on being back to 100%.
– Mark*, 5th May 2016
For most of my 46 years or so of life I have been a reasonably fit and active individual and while my work days are for the most part sandwiched between office and car I continued to remain active outside of work through a variety of sporting pursuits. Unfortunately I found myself experiencing more and more recurrent bouts of low back pain, and latterly accompanying discomfort in my right hip, which I had put down to a lifetime of sporting pastimes, a lot of driving and being office bound at other times and ‘age’ as I continued to play 5-a-side football on a weekly basis
I am not one for the G.P but the pain and discomfort were sufficient enough to lead me to attend. A cursory examination of sorts and a perfunctory, ‘ lower mechanical back pain, here’s some exercises’ comment led me to Sandra’s door, having received a recommendation of her osteopathic skills and experience in dealing with sporting style injuries…….
Sandra was able to identify previous muscle injury (groin/hip) which were significantly contributing to my ongoing symptoms and following a couple of treatments I found all of the pain/discomfort I was previously experiencing had gone. I have returned to routine 5-a-side football….
I would be more than happy to recommend anyone experiencing back problems, sport style injuries and/or similar consult Sandra. I will certainly be doing so if/when the next strain occurs!
– Lee Coyne, 24th May 2016
I’m new to running and had my first pulled muscle. After being in a lot of pain for five weeks I was given Sandra’s number. After three visits all my pain has gone and hoping to run the Bradley Stoke 10k in a good time.
– Paula Gregory, 3rd June 2016
I initially saw Sandra when I had problems with my back last year. I went to see her again a few weeks ago because I have had problems with my elbow for a couple of months. For both issues Sandra applied osteopathy. After one treatment for the back problem, the pain lessened and was cured after a few appointments. For the tennis elbow, osteopathy has made a big difference and the discomfort was much less after a couple of appointments. A holistic approach does make a huge difference. I have a lot of confidence in Sandra, she knows what she’s doing plus she’s a lovely person!
– Rosemary Dan, 20th May 2016
General Aches and Pains
I have used Osteopaths before and when I moved into the area I was desperate to find someone. As someone who spends all day sat down, had been very ill and, being a large person, also suffers from joint pain I like to have a monthly maintenance session to keep everything in check and moving. I discovered Sandra and I have not been disappointed. I suspect I would not be moving around as well as I am without Sandra’s hard work and care. I look forward to my next session and would highly recommend her to anyone.
– Nikki Parker, 7th June 2016
I have been going to Sandra for the last 2 years for various aches and pains. I visit her monthly and she works miracles. Her techniques and knowledge has helped me feel well and I know Sandra will fix me. Sandra is reliable and very professional I would highly recommend her services and can’t thank her enough.
– Paul Baker, 9th May 2016
I cannot recommend Sandra enough! Sandra has diagnosed and gently eased away various aches and pains, usually within four sessions and I can also say the same for every person I have recommended. She’s very knowledgeable and conscious to give you a professional treatment… She’s just fab!
– Teresa Flook, 7th July 2018
I have a Bowen session every three to four weeks; I call Sandra my miracle worker because, to me, she is.
– Sarah Honeywill, 14th February 2011
I have attended Time Out Therapies for several years and have found Sandra to be very helpful. The Bowen treatment has reduced my stress levels and helped me relax during difficult times.
– Elaine Ormiston, 28th April 2016
Thanks Sandra for your wonderful Bowen therapy treatments over the past year. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
– Janet Drewe, 3rd May 2016
I’ve been seeing Sandra for a few years for Bowen treatment. She’s a lovely lady; reliable and professional and genuinely caring with it. I’d not had Bowen before and it worked well and I noticed a difference following the very first treatment. I’d happily recommend both Sandra and Bowen
– Katherine Davis, 5th May 2016
Sandra’s Bowen treatment is incredibly relaxing, to the point of sleep, and I have found it very effective in relieving tension not only in the problem area, but across my whole body. I have continued treatment as I have found it helps to relax muscles. I would heartily recommend Sandra’s Bowen treatment for anyone.
– Matt Davies, 3rd May 2016
I have been having Bowen therapy with Sandra for nearly four years now. For me, Bowen relieves stress and aids relaxation. It is also when I enjoy some precious time all to myself! I have always found Sandra to be professional, trustworthy and reliable and I will be continuing to have regular treatments in the future. Finally, I feel it contributes to my well-being and I would encourage anyone to give it a go!
– Tina Glendinning, 22nd May 2016
Each Bowen session is carried out with absolute professionalism with Sandra taking time to listen, discuss medical history and review progress between visits. The appointments are never rushed and are so relaxing you almost go to sleep. The service and environment is second to none. This I can only attribute to Sandra’s gentle, considerate and professional manner. Bowen is not just a job to Sandra it is a vocation.
– Sally Howells July 2016
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I have regular deep tissue massages on my shoulders and back with Sandra. I find them essential in order to maintain my muscular health in these areas as I continue with my PC-dominated employment. I also look forward to the “me” time they afford me, truly a “Time-Out Therapy”, and I continue to enjoy my meetings with Sandra.
– Jayne Tuck, April 2016
I have been visiting Sandra for over five years. During this time I have had various therapies, including massage. Sandra has always treated me a very professional manner, taking time to understand my needs and ensure that her treatment will not have a detrimental effect on me. On a personal level, I have benefited immensely from all my visits and have every confidence in her abilities
– Karen Kearley, 21st March 2011
I have been visiting Sandra for approximately five years for massage and find it very relaxing and enjoyable. It helps relieve the stress of everyday life and helps with my sleep.
– Michelle Price, 8th March 2011
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I started receiving Sandra’s friendly, professional reflexology treatments five years ago via my workplace. I now visit her regularly and find her treatments and technique particularly beneficial for unwinding; something I struggle with due to job stress. She also provides supporting advice and tips on tackling stress issues.
– Margaret Davis, 11th May 2016
Sandra, I just wanted to compliment you on the wonderful reflexology treatment. I have had numerous experiences of reflexology, but your treatment was, by far, the most relaxing and professional yet. The pre-treatment consultation was thorough and professional, the environment peaceful and comfortable and the reflexology itself absolute bliss. Thank you!
– Female, aged 40, 17th July 2011
I have had regular reflexology treatments for 19 years; the past nine years with Sandra. I find them beneficial for my whole well-being. I find I always have the best night’s sleep of the month after visiting Sandra and receiving reflexology.
– Alison Finn, 1st August 2016
*Name of patient changed to maintain confidentiality