COMING TO A SESSION

What to expect when coming to a session

Your first session will take longer than subsequent sessions. This is because the therapist will chat with you beforehand to get an idea of your lifestyle. Your therapist will question you about your medical history, general health, any aches, pains or ailments you may have, any medicine you are taking and if you are having any other medical treatments, as this might affect the type of techniques and the amount of pressure she will use, as well as the type of oils. Therapist may also examine your body (where appropriate) i.e. for muscle imbalances. Then she may recommend a course of massage treatment if you wish.

You should avoid alcohol on the day of your appointment and drink plenty of water before and after your treatment. This will help with flushing the toxins from your body. Have a light snack (nothing spicy or fatty) a couple of hours before the appointment and, if you can, consider taking a short walk beforehand to warm up the muscles. It would be beneficial to give yourself plenty of time either side of the massage, so that you don't feel rushed and you can truly relax and enjoy yourself.

Be aware that any massage requires a therapist to be hands-on and you will need to be fully or partially undressed during the treatment. Your therapist will provide you with the towels and/or blanket and will treat you with respect and dignity. Specific needs and pressure requirements can be discussed with a therapist when scheduling an appointment.