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What to Expect

Massage :
  • A free consultation before your first treatment  (10-20 mins.) to establishes any medical issues and assess needs.
     
  • Complete confidentiality
     
  • An opportunity to choose your treatment position if an alternative to lying flat is required. Options are: upright seated with head support or side-lying.  It's also possible to be treated through clothing. 
     
  • A choice of essential oils to enhance the effects of the massage if required. 
     
  • Body covering at all times - only the area being massaged is uncovered.
     
  • A warm room and warmed wheat bags to relax the muscles.
     
  • Background music, if required to aid relaxation
     
  • Some homecare recommendations such as stretching exercises to help maintain the positive effects of the massage and promote ongoing  flexibility.
     
  • The after effects of a  treatment vary;
    Deep tissue, remedial type work can sometimes leave an area of the body sore for a while before the full benefit of the treatment is felt.  If there is significant toxic build up, nausea and flu-like symptoms can also be experienced.  The problem may often seem to worsen before improving. To be truly effective several sessions are needed for remedial massage in tandem with some stretching work, especially if the problem is well established.
    Complete relaxation can leave some people feeling light headed and/or shaky.  Others feel europhic and/or physically released as if a weight has been lifted. 
     
  • It's important to rest and drink water following massage, avoiding any strenuous activity for 24 hours if possible. This is particularly important after remedial/deep tissue work as the body tissue will be soft and joints can be in a temporary state of hypermobility.

 

Reflexology :
  • A free consultation before your first treatment (10-15 mins.) to establish any medical issues and assess needs.
     
  • Complete confidentiality
     
  • A reclined seated position during treatment
     
  • Foot cleansing
     
  • A choice of dry or moisturising foot medium
     
  • A warm room and background music, if required to aid relaxation.
     
  • Some homecare recommendations
     
  • The after effects of the treatment vary; 
    most people feel very relaxed and often thirsty. Occasionally there is some residual discomfort especially if a particular foot reflex has been tender during the treatment. Symptoms of a condition can appear to worsen before improving.

 

 


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