The most common questions asked about massage therapy
The initial session will include a consultation in order to better recognize your current health and fitness along with areas of pain or stiffness. I will then carry out specific assessments and testing to examine your issue and to determine if you have any presenting complaints and no doubt will review your posture.
Following your session I will create a customised plan incorporating follow-up sessions, ideas for changes in your lifestyle, and remedial workout routines you can conduct in your own home or at the gym. These self-management exercises will not just give pain relief in between appointments, but in addition help in protecting against further injury.
During our session I always use towels and would require that you keep your underwear on or a pair of shorts. Once you are on the table under the drape, I will only uncover the part of your body being worked on.
Sports massage is a part of deep tissue massage and thus often substantial pressure is applied to the muscles and other soft tissues. Sometimes this may be unpleasant, however I always make sure the pressure is OK and encourage my clients to tell me when they are uncomfortable.
Having said that, we have a ‘feels good’ hurt and an ‘ouch, stop it’ hurt. A good therapeutic massage, even a really deep one, should generally be in the ‘feels good’ hurt range.
Pain and discomfort is usually an indication that the muscle is likely to be injured or inflamed and pressure should be modified.
The average massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. Many people however prefer longer 75 to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation.
My treatments are carried out at in the comfort and privacy of your own home at a time to suit you. Please contact me to find out if I’m are able to reach your area. Further details on my contact page
After your treatment you have the ability to pay for your massage by cash or card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express.
It’s fairly simple, you have to give me 24 hours notice in order to avoid paying for a treatment you can’t make. Why do I do this? For two main reasons, first of all there are other people who may be desperate to get in to see me, this period allows me to have them in for a session. The second reason is our livelihood, when I can’t fill a slot I still have overheads to pay, I lose money and other potential new customers. This notice period is an industry standard for doctors, physios and many other medical practices.