Prior to your appointment you will be given a health questionnaire to complete, setting out your general fitness, lifestyle and any current or past medical conditions or injuries which might affect your massage treatment. When you arrive at your first appointment, we will discuss your reasons for visiting and any concerns or areas you would like me to focus on. This initial consultation will last around 15 mins followed by one hour of massage.
Following the consultation, I will leave the consultation room while you get ready. You should undress down to pants so I can have access to the whole back, then hop onto the massage table in a face-down position, covering yourself with the sheets provided for you. I will knock after a few minutes to make sure you are ready before coming back into the room.
For your own comfort, please remove all make-up and jewellery.
Both Deep Tissue Massage and Pregnancy Massage are full body treatments (excluding breast and genital areas). You will be covered with blankets during your treatment and I will uncover only the area that I am working on. I may also work through the blankets.
During massages, as tension is released and your energy starts to flow freely around your body, you may feel tingling or strong sensations in the stomach, legs or hands. This is a positive reaction as it shows that the massage is working. The muscles and fascia of our body hold our emotional tension, our own personal stories and those passed down from previous generations that we are not even aware of. During any massage it is very normal for people to feel this emotional release in the form of crying, anger, laughing and giggling. However you react, this is absolutely fine and part of the healing process, so just go for it!
Everyone reacts in a different way to release of tension. Massage stimulates your entire body and releases toxins that have been held in your muscles. For some this is a very positive reaction. They will feel full of energy, light and buzzy. Others will feel very relaxed and want to sleep. Occasionally you may feel physically unwell for a few days after your massage as a result of the tension and toxin release. Again this is very normal and a good sign that your process of tension release has begun.
You are very welcome to bring a friend with you. There is a chair in the room for them to wait, however, I would ask that you don’t chat with each other during your treatment so we can focus on your treatment.
Cancellation within 24 hours incurs a 50% charge as I am unlikely to be able to fill your space at such short notice.
Yes. Sara is a certified prenatal massage therapist and offers massages from early pregnancy to postnatal. Massage can be helpful during the early stages of pregnancy to manage first trimester symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and anxiety. There is no reason why you cannot have a massage during the early stages of pregnancy unless you have been prohibited by your doctor.
To book your massage please contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The day she let go of the things that were weighing her down, was the day she began to shine the brightest.” —Katrina Mayer