Massage Questions

As individual as you are

Will a massage cure the pain in my...?

I like to be upfront with people’s expectations and if a problem has taken a long time to build up, it will not be “cured” by a 30 minute massage. What I will say is that I’ve had 100’s of client’s with muscular aches and pains that have found relief and improvement from my massage. With the client doing their aftercare and with regular massages, most soft tissue discomfort can be improved upon.

How often should I come?

Clients get the most long term benefit by coming either once or twice a month. Having said that, a one off massage to help you relax is great too so don’t be out off if you can only come occasionally.

What do I need to do before my massage?

Arrive clean and fresh and plan your day so that you don’t have to rush around doing lots of things afterwards. You will need to fill out a consultation form on arriving to

help me give you the most appropriate treatment. Then leave the rest to me.

What are the benefits of using hot stones in massage?

Apart from the fact that they feel wonderfully warm, luxurious and comforting, they quickly and easily relax the muscles. You then get a deeper, but comfortable massage, whether you’re having a relaxing or more sports type massage.

Does it hurt?

Some sports or remedial massage techniques can feel a bit uncomfortable for a short amount of time, but I will discuss this with you and work within your pain threshold. If you’re coming for relaxation or hot stone massage then it won’t be uncomfortable at all.

Do I need to wear underwear?

Your body will be covered at all times with a sheet, other than the area being massaged, this is called towel etiquette. Even so I have a policy of all clients wearing either their own underwear or I have disposable thongs for you to use if you prefer.

What will I feel like afterwards?

Most people feel relaxed a bit tired and with better movement in any restricted areas. Areas that I have used sports or remedial massage techniques on may feel a little sore, but this will wear off after a day or two especial if you ice the area afterwards (I will advise you of this during your aftercare)

What oil do you use?

You will have the choice from four different oils. Either basic almond oil or choose from one of these pre-blended aromatherapy oils:

  • Relaxing Massage Oil - marjoram, chamomile and patchouli in a base of grapeseed, sweet almond, olive and wheatgerm
  • Balancing Massage Oil - chamomile, bergamot and lavender in a base of olive, wheat germ and calendula
  • Refreshing Massage Oil - orange, rosemary and clary sage in a base of grapeseed, olive, wheat germ and avocado

These oils are safe for anyone to use, unless you have an allergy to one of the ingredients.

Will it make any difference if I don’t do my aftercare?

To get the very best from massage your aftercare is important. It will extend the time that you feel comfortable between massages and will prevent you feeling “overworked” afterwards. Advice is available on my Facebook page, on my website and I will go over it with you before you leave. It may include stretches, posture, fluid intake, cryotherapy and hot/cold therapy, but in the case of a hot stone or relaxation massage it will be just drinking plenty of water and going home to put your feet up!

Does it matter if I’m late?

Please arrive on time so that I can give you your full allocated appointment time. Everyone has the occasional problem, but it wouldn’t be far on my next client if I run over into their appointment slot. If you are late you may have to have your appointment cut a bit shorter to make sure it doesn’t impact on anyone else.

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