What do I need to bring or wear?

Please bring shorts and a vest top to wear during the initial assessment. They may be required for further treatments, depending on the area needing treated.

What is involved in the assessment?

The general assessment looks for postural imbalances and checks alignment of bony landmarks and limbs.

The specific assessments target individual joints and check range of movement, muscle power, and if any pain or discomfort is felt during movement.

Will it hurt?

You may experience some discomfort during a massage treatment, especially remedial and sports massage, but your therapist will continually check in with you as to how you are feeling. Pressure or techniques used will be adjusted to suit individual clients’ needs.

What should I expect after treatment?

You may experience some discomfort, this is normal and is part of the healing reaction. Your therapist will give you advice about how to manage this reaction. Keeping well hydrated after massage treatment is important and will aid the healing reaction.

You may also be given some exercises to do between treatments; your therapist will guide you through these.

You can contact your therapist between treatments if you have any questions, concerns or to provide feedback on how you are feeling.

How often should I have treatment?

This will depend upon the nature of the condition and what is practical for individuals. You may benefit from an initial block of three, weekly treatments. The aim is to get to a monthly maintenance treatment programme.

Can I have massage treatment if I have an existing condition?

This will depend upon the condition. Some conditions, such as high temperature or certain heart conditions, mean that massage treatment is not recommended. Your therapist may ask to gain additional information about your condition from any medical professional that you might be seeing; a letter stating that massage treatment is suitable may also be required. Your therapist is happy to work with other professionals, such as physiotherapist, personal trainer, or sports coach, to form part of a complete training or rehabilitation programme.

What else can you offer if I feel remedial and sports massage isn’t for me?

Your therapist is also qualified in Swedish massage. This is a relaxing massage and often aids in combating general stresses and strains of everyday life, improve skin and muscle tone and can even help clients to get a good nights sleep.