Relax while the treatments settle into your body
Your massage – what to expect
It is normal to feel unsure or apprehensive if you haven’t had a massage before or when visiting a new massage therapist for the first time. I want you to feel safe, relaxed and comfortable during your treatment so you can get the best out of it. I’m happy to chat to you ahead of your treatment to answer any questions you might have and to put your mind at ease.
What to expect from your treatment
Before your massage we will have a conversation where I get to know a little about you and find out the parts of your body needing some attention. This might be because you have a specific injury or condition, where you are feeling some tension or aches and pains or simply for relaxation. We will then agree a massage plan together.
This ensures that you can ask for the treatment that you want or need, and allows me to tailor your massage to meet your needs on the day.
In your first session we’ll have an initial consultation where I will ask for information including relevant medical history (such as previous injuries or physical conditions that may affect your massage).
In following sessions, we will have a shorter chat before your treatment. Whether it is an initial consultation or quick check in, the aim is always to develop the best treatment plan for you on the day. Your information is confidential, securely stored, and only used for the purposes of your treatment and making contact about appointments.
Once we have agreed a massage plan, I will leave the room for a few minutes to let you get changed and get onto the couch (unless you need some help to get on the couch or I am giving you a seated massage). Take off whatever clothing you feel comfortable with. Most people undress down to their underpants, in order to fully relax under the blanket without restriction. However, if you feel more comfortable keeping some or all of your clothes on that is completely fine too.
During your massage I will un-drape and re-drape each area that I am massaging so you’ll be covered up and warm throughout.
I want you to be comfortable during the massage, so feel free to sniff, sneeze, yawn, swallow, snore, scratch an itch or fidget. Put your arms where they are comfortable for you – if I want to move them for better access during the massage, I will ask you, and when I am finished, I will tell you, so you can put them back into a more comfortable position. Throughout your massage I will check in with you to ensure you are comfortable and receiving the right depth or pressure for you. I welcome questions and feedback at any point during the massage. It’s also totally ok to be quiet. If you need the toilet at any time, just ask.
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Restdale House, 32-33 Foregate Street, WR1 1EE
Monday: 9.30am – 7.00pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 8.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am – 1.30pm