Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find answers to some of the most common questions our clients have about our treatments and policies.
My treatments are designed to address various conditions such as sports injuries, back pain, headaches, muscle tightness, and postural imbalances. Conditions include Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), Strains and Sprains, Tendonitis, Tendosis, Headaches, TMJ, Torticollis (wry neck), Neck pain, Shoulder pain, Frozen shoulder, Rotator cuff injury, Elbow pain, Tennis elbow, Golfers elbow, Wrist pain, (Upper|Middle|Lower) back pain, Piriformis syndrome, Sciatica, Hip pain, Gluteal amnesia, Leg pain, Pulled Hamstring, Knee pain, Shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, Plantar fasciitis and Foot pain.
Additionally, treatments are available to help manage Migraines, Fibromylagia, Multiple Sclerosis, Peripheral Neuropathy. My conditions page provides a handy reference list of the various conditions I help alleviate. More information about possible treatments is here.
Whether you’re dealing with discomfort from daily activities, recovering from an injury, or seeking relief from chronic pain, my personalized approach can help you find the relief you need.
Quick tip: it’s best to avoid eating a heavy meal before your session.
For your initial appointment, you’ll complete an intake form online in advance offering insights into your health history and specific concerns. During this first visit, I’ll gather additional context, discussing the information with you to customise the treatment to your unique needs. I’ll also clarify the process and address any queries before we commence.
In subsequent sessions, we’ll start with a brief review of recent health and progress, confirming the session’s treatment plan.
Your massage session takes place in a comfortable environment. Depending on the treatment type, you may wear comfortable clothing or be draped with a towel. Throughout, I’ll ensure your comfort through communication, and I encourage your feedback to enhance the experience.
After the massage, if necessary, I may recommend home care such as exercises, stretches, or lifestyle adjustments to support your recovery and progress.
Appropriate attire depends on the type of treatment you’ll be receiving:
- For Pain Relief, Injury Treatment and Sports massage, it’s best to wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing to your appointment. Avoid tight leggings, as they can hinder the treatment process. You’ll have the option to change in private on-site. Only the area being worked on requires the loose-fitting clothing.
- For Deep Tissue Massage, disrobing to your comfort level is necessary to directly massage your skin. Female clients can choose whether or not to remove their bras. The session will involve draping to ensure your privacy and comfort. Keep in mind that underwear is required during the massage.
For focused treatments, some discomfort might arise, but the goal is to avoid outright pain. Many conditions can be effectively addressed without pain. The level of sensation depends on the complexity of the issue and the necessary extent of therapeutic intervention.
If you’re seeking a Deep Tissue Massage, the experience is more soothing. It leaves you with a heightened sense of well-being and a greater sense of freedom in the treated areas.
In exceptional situations, sessions could be rescheduled due to unexpected illness or emergencies. I’ll ensure we find a suitable rescheduled time for you.
Please note that alcohol and non-prescription drugs are contraindications for treatment. If consumed within 12 hours of a session, we will need to reschedule.
It’s important to emphasise that all massage services provided by this practice are non-sexual. Any inappropriate conversation or behaviour will lead to the immediate termination of the massage session. Additionally, no future sessions will be booked.