Health and Wellbeing

A Foot in the Chilterns

A Foot in the Chilterns was born out of a passion for nature and the countryside and a wish to share that passion with all people – able and less able. Anthea is a qualified occupational therapist and an accredited Nordic Walking UK instructor. She runs Nordic Walking courses and instructor led walks in the Henley area and also uses Nordic walking for rehabilitation following illness or injury.

Nordic walking is quite unique in that it provides benefits for everybody from those with medical problems to the super fit. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, Nordic Walking is suitable, effective and enjoyable. It is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running.

Having lived in the Henley-on-Thames area for nearly 30 years and walked, cycled and run around the Chilterns and Thames valley during that time, Anthea has an in depth knowledge of the paths, flora and fauna of the area, curios, pubs and tea shops. She can show you the best places for wildlife, the most spectacular views, fabulous wildflowers and woodland, and historical and local landmarks and all this while improving your fitness and wellbeing. Walking and Nordic Walking is proven to be amongst the safest and most beneficial forms of exercise. Free taster sessions are available to HBP members.

Please contact: Anthea Osborn-Jones dipCOT, Qualified Nordic Walking Instructor

Be Well Centre

Highly trained complementary therapists offer a variety of treatments free of charge on Mondays between 12 noon and 2pm at the King’s Barn, Kings Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2DG (near the Town Hall).

Appointments are unnecessary.

Suggested donation: £5 to charity or local initiatives.

Please contact: Kate Crossland

Fast Track Fit Camp

Are you ready to experience an exhilarating exercise experience that is available to people of all ages and fitness levels? If so, FastTrack Fit Camp offers a variety of high energy, effective Group Fitness classes that leave you satisfied and with a sense of accomplishment that motivates you to push yourself to reach your goals all whilst having a great time!

Henley Hawks

Henley Rugby Club has strong links with Wasps, London Irish and London Welsh and thus those players who aspire to play professional rugby also have a very good pathway to the top of the English game. We continue to review both on and off the field activities to ensure a sustainable future. The key aspect of the playing side is to provide this pathway from Mini and Junior Rugby all the way to the Henley Hawks.

Home Instead

We are a specialist provider of good old fashioned, high quality, in home care and support to enable elderly people to live fulfilling lives in their own homes for as long as possible.

Please contact: Paul Johnson

Ladybird First Aid

Ladybird First Aid offers first aid classes in various locations in and around the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire boarders as well as in the comfort of your own home or workplace. A range of certified courses such as Emergency First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid are offered and these are First Aid Awards (FAA) accredited and registered with Ofqual. Other non-certified classes are available such as the popular 2 hour baby and child first aid class where babies are welcome too.

Rachel who runs Ladybird First Aid lives in Henley and is a passionate first aid instructor/assessor and will explain and give you the confidence to learn and remember life-saving skills.

Nolan Osteopathy

Nolan Osteopathy is a young, rapidly growing healthcare business, with its main practice based in Market Place in Henley on Thames. We treat people with a wide range of musculoskeletal problems including;

  • Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Postural and Occupational issues
  • Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy related conditions
  • Age related conditions

(see website for a full list of conditions treated)

We develop a tailored treatment plan for each patient to ensure that they receive the most accurate advice and treatment in our clinics and also an appropriate exercise plan to help them to manage their symptoms at home. This helps to keep the number of visits to a minimum.

All of our osteopaths are highly qualified, are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and are fully insured. Nolan Osteopathy is a registered provider with many of the major health insurance companies including Aviva, AXA, Cigna, Health Shield, Pru Health/Vitality Health, Simply Health & WPA.

Opalus Clinics

Opalus is a modern, innovative provider of aesthetic, medical and alternative treatments in Henley and Marlow. Opalus offers the latest available treatments in aesthetic rejuvenation, hair restoration, varicose veins, women’s health and a range of complementary therapies.

Opalus also provides a private GP and out-patient care service.

Timefinders Ltd

Senior Life Specialists provide practical and emotional support for older people and their families in changing circumstances. Our team brings together over 45 years of practical problem solving expertise. Our services include: Downsizing & Relocation; Planning and Managing Adaptations; Crisis Response; Care Home Research & Shortlisting, Caring at a Distance & Ex-Pat Services, Continuing Oversight & Family Support. We offer a free initial consultation and our current and former clients are happy to provide references and testimonials.

Please contact: Helen Ferguson

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