You might have questions if you’re thinking of booking with me, or you’ve booked and want to clarify something… Have a look through the questions and answers below and if you don’t find what you’re looking for then get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.
Do you do evening appointments?
Yes I offer appointments until 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Appointments are available between the following times:
Monday 2pm – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 7.30pm
Thursday 9am – 7.30pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month)
I can’t find a suitable time on the online booking page
I’m fully booked a few days in advance so if you’re looking for a specific time it’s best to plan ahead. The best thing to do is give me a call on 07930 394522 and I will try and fit you in.
What should I wear for my treatment?
If it’s your first appointment then please wear underwear you’re happy standing in for the postural assessment. If you’re not comfortable standing in underwear then bring shorts and a vest top/sports bra for ladies. Depending on what I’m treating you’ll usually be in underwear for the treatment, but covered where I’m not working.
Do I need to have a shower before I come for a treatment?
You don’t have to have had a shower, if you’re coming from work you’ll be fine to go straight onto the table. However, if you have just done sport or have greasy skin then it’s best to shower as MFR is difficult on slidey skin. Please don’t wear any body lotion or fake tan for your treatment.
Do I need to take my underwear off?
Probably not, I’m able to work around underwear and clothing. If you’re having a massage then ladies will need to take their bra off.
What’s your draping policy?
Your body is always covered apart from the area I’m working on. Once I’ve finished an area I will cover it up and uncover the next area.
Is there a toilet at the studio?
Yes, there is a toilet here. It’s just down the corridor from the studio and you pass it on the way in.
What if I need to go to the toilet during the massage?
Let me know! It’s fine to get up and go to the loo and much better than lying there being uncomfortable. I have a gown which is quick and easy to put on for just such an occasion.
What should I ask for?
If you’re not sure what to ask for then I will ask you questions to work out what you really want on the day. I’ll come up with a plan for treatment and you can agree with it or ask for something else.
Why do you only offer times and not specific treatments?
I don’t follow a specific routine and work with exactly what you want, everything is tailored to you. Rather than offering ‘back, neck and shoulders’ or ‘full body’ I offer you a time slot and you can ask for exactly what you want.
How long should I book?
All first appointments are 90 minutes to accommodate the consultation, postural assessment and treatment time. After that it depends on timing and finance. 1.5 hours is great for some really focussed and beneficial work, but if you only have an hour then that’s fine as well.
How often should I come?
This depends on what you want treating. In the initial stages I recommend you come as regularly as you can for three or four sessions and hen see where you get to. As I aim to get to the cause of your pain and discomfort I also aim for you to create physical resilience so you don’t have to keep coming for treatments.
I’m under medical care, can I come for massage?
It depends on what your condition is. The best thing to do is give me a call and discuss your situation with me. I’m happy to work with you if you have a medical condition as long as you have your doctor’s approval for treatment and your condition isn’t contagious.
Do you offer any discounts?
The block booking packages are discounted and I also have a loyalty card where you get your 9th 60 minute session free, which works out as an 11% discount.
I do believe in the benefit of bodywork for all, so if you are in need of treatments to manage discomfort then please get in touch and we can discuss what’s possible.
Do you find treatments tiring or does it hurt your hands?
No I don’t find treatments tiring, and it doesn’t often hurt my hands. Because of the way I’ve been trained, the pressure and power comes from my legs and core rather than my hands.
What do you think about during a treatment?
When I’m working I’m completely focussed on what I’m feeling. I tend not to look at the body or what I’m doing, rather feeling for anything unusual which needs attention. When I’m working I’m thinking about the tissues I’m working on, how they feel and if anything’s changing.