FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your Questions, Answered
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST VISIT?
During your first visit you will have a thorough verbal consultation, in which I will ask you about your current physical and mental state, and about any current ailments or pain you might be experiencing, along with medical history and any current or recent courses of prescription. After this, you will receive one hour hands on treatment followed by appropriate exercises to do at home. Your next visit will include a short discussion on how you have been feeling since your last massage, followed by the treatment and any relevant exercises.
WHAT WILL THE MASSAGE FEEL LIKE?
A variety of techniques will be used within one treatment incorporating Eastern and Western approaches: This will begin with Eastern Amma techniques, which will stimulate acupressure points along your body's major meridians, myofascial techniques will be used without any oil to elongate the fascia (connective tissue) followed by broad strokes to help warm the muscle tissues and sooth your nervous system relaxing your body. Specific trigger point work will allow me to relieve areas of muscular tension and/or pain and finally stretches will be used to increase joint mobility.
Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that an alternative approach can be taken. Massage is most effective when your body is not resisting.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOLLOWING TREATMENT?
Most clients feel a sense of deep relaxation following treatment, sometimes manifesting as tiredness or lethargy. Please also be aware that there are a number of natural reactions which can occur. These may include; tenderness, soreness, heat or redness around the area treated. This is quite normal and is part of the healing process within the tissue. It usually lasts between 24 to 72 hours.
WILL I BE COVERED DURING MY MASSAGE?
Yes. You will be fully draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being massage will be exposed.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
It doesn’t matter. You will be asked to undress down to your underwear for the massage and get on the massage coach and under the towel - I will be outside the treatment room and will come in once you say you are ready.
WHAT IS MY ROLE DURING A MASSAGE THERAPY TREATMENT?
It's great if you come in with a goal that you would like us to work on. That can be a specific area of pain relief, increase range of movement, management of chronic pain or illness... to name a few options.
In the treatment itself, just to make yourself comfortable and relax. I will either move you or ask you to move if I need to adjust your position, otherwise you are free to adjust yourself for maximum comfort! Many of my clients like to close their eyes, others like to talk and perhaps ask questions about the therapy.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST TREATMENT?
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HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
Payments can be made by cash, bank transfer or by card.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?
I require 24 hours notice cancellation for the treatment. If you cancel on the day you will be charged for the treatment.