Massage has been around for centuries. There is evidence that it was used as early as 3000BC by the ancient Egyptians. This natural, healing therapy is still very popular today as it is so effective.
There are both mental and physical benefits to this touch therapy. It can help physically heal the body as well as allow a person to relax completely. Massage is one of most effective therapies for dealing with stress. That is where it all began for me personally… and why I trained as a massage therapist.
Types of Massage offered
- Deep Tissue
- Sports Massage
- Increased blood circulation
- Assisted lymphatic drainage
- Improved muscle condition
- Reduces muscle tension
- Increases your feeling of wellbeing
- Increases vitality and energy
- Increases your ability to cope with stress
What to Expect
Before your Appointment, there’s not much you need to do, just a quick shower and that's it! If you could make some towels available, that would be great. I would need 1 small towel and 1 large towel.
When I get to your appointment, I will need about 5 minutes to setup the massage table and my equipment. I use Almond or Apricot kernel oils. These are natural oils and do not block the pores. They are very nourishing and often used in good quality moisturisers. If you have a CD player close by, I carry tranquil music CD’s with me & these could be played during the massage to help you relax.
A brief consultation will be necessary for your first treatment, so an extra 10 minutes will be included. This involves completing a form which includes sections on contact details, GP details and medical history. Certain contra-indications will require approval from your GP. Please see the list of conditions below to check if you are suitable to massage. I will also discuss your massage. If there is anything you do not want massaged or you prefer a really light/deep pressure, please me know. Typically, a full-body massage includes the arms, hands, top of chest, front & back of legs, feet, top of gluteals and your back. I would like you to be as comfortable as possible during your massage. A 1 hour massage may feel a bit rushed for a full body massage. Generally the front & back of legs, feet and back are best done in an hour. I’d recommend a 1,5 – 2 hour massage for a full body massage.
After the consultation, I will then ask you to get undressed down to knickers or briefs whilst I go wash my hands. I will let you know whether you need to be lying on your front or back. (It all depends on whether you want me to start or end on your back.) Once you‘re on the massage table, cover yourself with a towel & let me know you are ready.
Then all you need to do relax into a blissful massage...
If you are currently on any medication or have a medical condition, please check with your GP to ensure you are suitable for a massage.
I will not be able to massage anyone with an actively contagious condition eg: Empetigo, Boils, Fungal Infection, Ringworm, Flu, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Glandular Fever, Shingles
I will need a letter from your GP to state that you may receive a massage if you have any of the following conditions: Thrombosis/Embolism/DVT, Heart Conditions (Failure, Murmurs, Angina Pectoris), Stroke, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension (above 160/100), Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Haemophilia, Systemic Oedema/Lymphangitis, Epilepsy, Cancer, Parkinson’s Disease
I will need to avoid the affected area, if you have any of the following: Acne/Dermatitis/Hives/Psoriasis, Moles/Skin Cancer, Burns/Ulcers/Open Wounds/Bruising, Varicose Veins, Fractures/Sprains/Bursitis/Muscular HaematomaI will need to amend my treatment for you, if you have the following: HIV/AIDS, Hypotension (less than 100/60), Weak Skin/Bones/Muscles, Pregnancy
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