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What to expect

Before any massage treatment avoid large meals or alcohol, and particularly in the case of a Relaxing Massage try to give yourself plenty of time either side of the treatment so you don't have to rush for anything.

On arrival I will show you to the treatment room and go through a Confidential Client Registration Form, this is to gain your permission to treat you and to learn as much as possible about your complaint and history so that I can treat you as efficiently as possible. Next I will go through any examination procedures that are required and explain what will happen during the treatment. Depending on the specific nature of your complaint you may be required to undress, towels will be provided and you will be covered at all times except for the particular area I am treating. The oil I use is made from Grapeseed, however if you have any reactions to oils please let me know and other modalities can be used instead.

After care advice will be given following the treatment. Because of the nature of the treatment patients can feel calmer and more relaxed following massage. You may feel dehydrated, thirsty, experience headaches, have frequent urination, be a little sleepy - this is commonly known as The Healing Crisis and are all very natural responses, it is the body's way of flushing out the toxins. Muscles may feel stiff or a little achy the following day this is because they have been gently stretched during the treatment to release the tension and waste products. It is advised that you drink lots of water to help dilute and flush the toxins out of your system, rest and relax to help the body to heal. Eat small meals as the body's energy needs to be used to regenerate the body tissues instead of being used to digest large amounts of food; avoid caffeine and direct strong sunlight until you have been able to wash the oils off.