About Andrea


Back Active is a Remedial Massage practice run by myself, Andrea Ratcliffe. Based in Churchill, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, I am a fully qualified Remedial Massage, Ayurvedic and HELTh (Heat Enhanced Lymphatic Therapy) practitioner, dedicated to treating physiological injuries and problems.

In 1993 I completed a Health & Fitness teachers diploma with the International Institute of Sports Therapy and qualified in 2005 as a Remedial Massage practitioner (diploma) at The Northern Institute of Massage near Manchester. I am emergency First Aid qualified.

In 2008 I was trained by one of the founding members of Heat Enhanced Lymphatic Therapy, Lois Friedlander and became a HELTh practitioner.

In 2018 I trained in Ayurvedic Facelift Massage at the Ayurveda Pura London. This treatment works on the acupuncture points of the face, head, neck and shoulders and the lymphatic pathways, promoting better circulation, stress/tension release and is a detox.

Whether you are fit and healthy, training for a sports event, pregnant (during and post natal) or are struggling with niggling injuries and aches and pains (including arthritis), remedial massage is clinically proven to be highly effective.

Back Active accepts male clients by recommendation or referral.

To find out how my treatments could help you get ‘back to active’, or to enquire about an appointment, simply drop me an email (info@backactive.co.uk), call or text me on 07914 259 043 and I will ensure your enquiry is answered promptly.

Meanwhile, the information tabs at the top of the page will give you further information including clinic details.

Where can I find Back Active?

The Back Active clinic is situated in Churchill near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire.  I am close to the Wychwoods and Stow-on-the-Wold in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday:
9.00am – 5.00pm

Useful websites:

www.teamdigital.co.uk (fab printer)
www.helenanddouglashouse.org.uk (Back Active supports this amazing charity)

07914 259 043