Massage

What happens on my first visit?

I will ask questions about your lifestyle which will include your physical and emotional well-being. Following the consultation I will undertake a specific massage treatment that best suits your needs.

Will I have to undress?
  • Yes most massage treatments will require you to get undressed.
  • You will be required to keep your underwear on at all times.
  • You will have the space and privacy to do so and you will be covered with towels/blanket whilst on the massage couch.
  • I will only expose the part of the body that I am working on. At no time at all will your whole body be exposed.
  • If you are having reflexology you will need to remove your shoes and socks.
  • If you have long hair it would useful if you bring something to tie it up with.
What if I do not want to have my feet or other parts of my body massaged?
  • This is entirely a matter for you in relation to your preferences and the massage can be adapted to suit your requirements.
  • For example you might want additional time spent on your back, legs or head.
  • Just let the therapist know at the time of the massage.
What do I do if the massage pressure is too much?
  • It is very important that you let the therapist know if the pressure of the massage feels uncomfortable.
  • Depending on the type of massage that you require the pressure can be adjusted to suit your needs.

What do I need to do before massage?

Do I need to shower before I arrive?
  • This depends on the type of day that have had or the type of work that you do.
  • If you have had a busy day where you have been rushing around you might feel more relaxed having a shower before your treatment.
  • If the weather temperature is warmer this might cause you to perspire more than usual and a soothing/cool shower will help to control your temperature back to normal in preparation for your treatment.
Can I drink alcohol before my treatment?

It is advisable not to drink alcohol prior to your appointment.

Can I have a meal before my massage?

Yes it is ok to have a light meal a couple of hours before your appointment.

Aftercare

What happens after a massage?

Once the massage treatment is finished and you have got dressed you may experience one or several of the following:

  • frequent visits to the toilet
  • runny nose/flu symptoms
  • nausea
  • lethargy
  • headaches
  • conditions may become worse/flare up temporarily before they get better
  • change in sleep patterns
  • heightened emotional reactions

 

  • These reactions are part of the body's healing process.
  • Do not be alarmed as the body prepares to eliminate any toxins and restore balance.
  • These reactions are temporary and should clear within 24-48 hours.
Can I eat, drink, smoke after the massage?

In order to aid the healing process and to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from the treatment please ensure that you:

  • drink plenty of water - to help flush out the toxins
  • reduce your caffeine intake
  • reduce/avoid smoking
  • avoid alcohol for 24 hours
  • eat a light meal
  • avoid any strenuous activity
  • make time to relax