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.


What training do you have?

I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Sports 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. Further information is available on the ‘About’ page.

Is it painful?

It depends a lot on your individual pain tolerance and experience with being treated. Some patients feel slight discomfort here and there but refer to it as a “good pain”. Many techniques we use work at a deep level to release long-held tension, but to create a permanent change in a soft tissue sometimes you can experience mild pain. 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 discussion and physical, the majority of the session will still be based around treatment and exercises.

How many sessions do I need?

This is entirely individual and can be more accurately advised following your initial assessment. However, as a general rule of thumb the following tends to hold true:

Minor: 1-3 Sessions
Major: 4-6 Sessions
Complex: 7-10+ Sessions

For treatments of 3 or more sessions there are package deals 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.

Can I claim back my session through my health plan?

You will need to check with your health plan provider that the ‘Sports Therapy Organisation (STO)’ is included within your cover – for the majority of providers this is included but it is dependant on you to verify this before booking.

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 pricing is displayed on the individual treatment pages and the online booking system.

What should I wear?

This depends on the areas of your body needing to be worked on but we ask all patients to dress in (or bring along) appropriate clothing – lightweight, loose fitting, flexible is ideal and it’s highly recommended that you bring some shorts with you for unrestricted movement/assessment. You are welcome to change at your appointment and will be left in private to do so. 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.

Will I feeling sore after my treatment?

You may feel sore after your session but don’t worry, this is completely normal. Some treatments can be quite intense and experiencing mild effects like this afterwards is not unusual. You will always be advised of aftercare measures to manage this once your session is complete.

When can I go back to exercise?

You will be advised on this after your treatment as it is entirely individual based on the reason for your visit. However, for more generalised treatments such as a sports massage or deep tissue massage it’s always best to just take the rest of the day off and allow your body fully recover.