Frequently Asked Questions
Before you book in for a treatment, is there something you would like to know?
Here are a few of the questions I am most frequently asked, but if you'd like to know anything I haven't covered below, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Why do I need a consultation and what does it involve?
How often should I have a massage?
A single treatment can make a wonderful difference to how you are feeling. However, it is often more beneficial to have a course of treatments which may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your needs. Together we can discuss and create a treatment plan and review it as necessary, of course this can be changed at any time according to your preferences and progress.
What kind of oil do you use?
I use a selection of organic oils depending on your skin type and preference. Generally I will use Grapeseed, Sweet Almond or Coconut Oil. I do not use essential oils as I am not an Aromatherapist, however, if you have a special blend or favourite oil you would like me to use, I am more than happy to do so.
Do you play music?
During the treatment I encourage you to switch off and enjoy slipping into a place of deep relaxation. Sometimes a silent room can create a distraction to a busy mind so I play soft, gentle music to help facilitate relaxation. Of course, if you prefer treatments to be carried out in silence or you would like to choose some different music that's okay, just let me know. It is your treatment and I want you to be the most relaxed you can be.
Do I have to talk to you during the treatment?
Not unless you want to! Once the consultation is out of the way, the treatment plan has been agreed and you are ready to receive the massage there is no need for conversation, you can just drift off into a deeply relaxed state. I will check in with you from time-to-time to ensure you are happy with the level of pressure, however, if you are in any discomfort or would like the treatment to be altered in any way, at any point, it's okay to let me know. It is your treatment so please don’t wait to be asked.
Do I need to have a full body massage?
Not at all. A full body massage is fantastic but sometimes you may prefer to have a whole hour focused on a certain area. The massage you receive is very much centred around your needs and the type of outcomes you would like. The consultation is our chance to chat through how you are feeling on the day in order to create the perfect treatment for you.
I don’t feel comfortable removing my clothes. Is this OK?
You can undress as far as you feel comfortable. If you are receiving a treatment to the upper back or legs then if you prefer it’s absolutely fine for you to keep the other areas of your body clothed. There is a lot that can be done through clothes, or drapes working without oils. Equally, some people feel totally relaxed when they are naked or just wearing underwear. If this is your preference then you will be properly covered during the session with a sheet or towel to protect your modesty at all times. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. It’s your treatment so it’s totally up to you.
I have a skin complaint. Will it be OK for me to have a massage?
What if I am pregnant or think I might be? Is it safe for me to have a massage?
What should I expect during a treatment?
I tailor my sessions to the individual needs of each client, whether that be specific to the day or part of an ongoing process, on a physical or emotional level.
I look forward to working with you