FAQs

These FAQs may help you before you come for a massage session:

1. What’s ‘Holistic Massage’? ‘Holistic’ means ‘whole’, and it has Greek roots for those interested in the etymology. This form of massage deals with you as a ‘whole’ person. Like other complementary therapies, it is not just looking to treat symptoms, but to establish causes, whatever they may be. The aim is to rebalance the body so it achieves a state of equilibrium. My training has been extensive, as it covered not only massage, but also anatomy, physiology and pathology.

2. Are treatments always carried out on a massage couch? No. You can have a seated massage. You don’t have to lie down on a massage couch nor undress. Treatments are always carried out covered with towels.

3. Any age limit? Presently I am treating adults but I am happy to treat any age groups, and have the insurance to do so. Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during all treatments.

4. How many sessions will I need? You may notice changes in how you feel after the first session but bear in mind that a long-term problem will need long-term solution. You may also have to ‘maintain’ any improvements by having regular treatments. Don’t forget the effects of massage are cumulative and more regular the sessions the more able you’ll be to maintain your wellbeing.

5. What happens during a session? Well, that depends on what treatment you have come for! There is always a full consultation so that your medical history and lifestyle can be taken into consideration in the treatment plan. If you have come for a partially unclothed massage then you get changed in privacy and lie on the couch. I then start the treatment. At the end we chat about the treatment and your aftercare is outlined. Also, I will advise about whahookup sites at http://hookuphangout.com/t you can do in-between treatments to maintain or improve your body’s equilibrium. This may be through gentle stretching exercises, or changes to lifestyle or diet.

6. Is massage ticklish?  No! A real massage uses strokes designed to relax, stretch, flex and manipulate the muscles, not to tickle them!

7. What will I need to wear for a session? Whatever makes you feel good and you are comfortable in. Depending on what you have chosen to have you will only remove items of clothing in private that you are happy with. Underwear are always kept on & also drapes are always used.

8. When is a massage not a good idea? Massage is almost always beneficial but there are number of factors which might make it inadvisable. Good examples might be if you are ill or feverish or have recently had an operation. I am happy to offer advice at your consultation. I do advise, however, that you drink no alcohol and take no non-prescription drugs in the 24 hours before and after the massage. A massage could affect the liver and kidneys which will be trying to cope with the toxins the massage produces as well as those in the drugs. People with some conditions, (such as cancer), may be treated only with consent from their GP.

If you would like to discuss anything before your 1st appointment then please give me a call:  07717089280   I’d be happy to discuss your treatment before you come for a session.