What To Expect

What you can expect before, during and after your appointment.

What should I expect?

Every session starts off with a brief chat to discuss the reason for your visit and determine the cause and effect of any issues you may have. Depending on this, the therapist will normally ask some further questions and put you through a few range of movement or strength tests. Your treatment will then be tailored to your specific requirements and explained before commencing.

The treatment takes place on a massage table, which is covered with a new sheet after every client for hygiene. You will given the privacy to change and place yourself face down on to the massage table. A towel will be then be draped so that only the area of the body being worked on is exposed. The therapist will communicate with you throughout the treatment to assess your comfort levels, and you may be asked at times to perform an active movement or controlled breathing.

We use the very best massage wax on the market (Songbird Naturals) which contains 100% natural ingredients and is also great for the skin. For particularly sensitive skin or those with allergies we also use coconut oil.

What do I need to wear?

For most appointments we ask that your bring some loose shorts with you (80’s running style short shorts are perfect!) or workout shorts. This is so the very top of the thigh can be exposed when working on the upper leg, and it will also help to maintain your comfort throughout the session. However, if you know that your treatment will not involve any lower body work then shorts are not necessary.

For women, wearing a regular bra is ideal as the clasp can be undone by the therapist once you are laying face down. If you prefer to remove the bra for comfort that is fine, or if you are wearing a sports bra it will need to be removed. You will always be given privacy to get changed and place yourself face down on the massage table before the treatment begins.

Will it be painful?

It depends a lot on your individual pain tolerance and experience with being treated. Most clients can feel some discomfort here and there but call it a ‘good pain’. Because we work at a deep level releasing long-held tension you will often feel some instant relief straight after your session. Creating a permanent change in a tissue quickly requires techniques that, at times, can be painful. If at any point in time you are feeling uncomfortable, just let the therapist know and they can adjust the pressure.

FAQs

What training do you have?

I am a fully qualified and insured Sports Massage Therapist. I also attend regular technical and informational training courses to stay on track with the latest progressions and continue my own development to provide you with the best care and knowledge possible.

Is it painful?

It depends a lot on your individual pain tolerance and experience with being treated. Most clients can feel some discomfort here and there but refer to it as a “good pain”. We often work at a deep level releasing long-held tension so you’ll feel instantly better after your session. However, to create a permanent change in a soft tissue quickly sometimes techniques are required that can be painful. Of course, if at any point you are feeling uncomfortable then the pressure or technique can be adjusted.

Will I be treated during my initial injury assessment?

Definitely. While we do start your initial consultation with a thorough assessment and joint/muscle testing the majority of the session will be the treatment that you receive.

How many sessions do I need?

I will be able to provide you with a much more accurate timeline following your initial assessment. However, as a general rule of thumb the following holds true:

Minor: 2-5 Sessions
Major: 5-10 Sessions
Complex: 10-15+ Sessions

These are very general estimates as every client case varies, and often you’ll feel improvement from the very first session. For treatments of 4 or more sessions booked in advance there are discounts available.

How can it help me if I’m not in pain?

When we talk about future-proofing your body, we mean it. Don’t wait for an injury to build up. Our modern lifestyle habits of being glued to a chair or couch for many hours a day or in front of a computer screen does not allow our body to work or maintain itself the way it’s supposed to. Add in some weekend warrior activity after a stressful week with very little movement, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

On the other hand, if we take the time on a monthly basis to address your muscular tension, improve your movement patterns, address lifestyle factors, and ensure that we’re dealing intelligently with tweaks and aches before they become a major problem, you’re going to feel better, move faster, and live a longer, pain free life.

Do I need my doctor's permission to be treated?

In the majority of cases you do not need a doctor’s referral to be treated by us. You will always be given a brief consultation at the start to confirm that you are fit for treatment, and in the rare case you are not then you can reschedule after having received your doctor’s permission.

How much does it cost?

All of our pricing is displayed on the services page and the online booking system. We also provide regular discounts and offers so please signup to our newsletter to stay informed of these.

What should I wear?

Depending on the area of your body to be worked on we ask patients to dress appropriately. For an effective treatment we ask patients to wear lightweight, flexible underwear. However men may prefer to also wear shorts and women a vest top or similar and shorts, but these can be restrictive. If you wear loose, comfortable and suitably modest clothing that makes it easier for us to access the muscles to be worked on. Sometimes patients need to remove some clothing so we can get to certain muscle groups and f this is the case we leave you to change in private and you will remain discreetly covered with towels throughout your treatment. It is essential for us that you are relaxed and feel comfortable during your treatment. For more information on what to expect from your visit please click here.

Feeling sort or slight discomfort following treatment.

You may feel sore or slight discomfort after your session, but don’t worry, soreness for a couple days after treatment is completely normal. Some treatments can be quite intense and experiencing mild adverse effects afterwards is not unusual. You will always be advised of aftercare measures to manage this once your session is complete.

Can I Go Back To Exercising or Training?

It’s always best to take the rest of the day off and let your body recover (you deserve it). We can advise better on this after your treatment.