Do I need a massage?

Everyone can benefit from a massage treatment as a preventative measure or to help with a specific problem.  In the West massage therapies are often thought of as a luxury, a pampering experience. But the benefits are deeper and there is increased awareness that, when integrated in your regular wellness routine, massage therapies can help to maintain general good health and address specific problem in a natural way. Remind yourself of the health benefits if you start to feel guilty about getting a massage!

What are the key benefits of massage?

Massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment. Countless civilisations throughout history have recognised the healing power of human touch, especially in Eastern cultures. We have inherited various forms of massage therapy and each of them can have a specific focus but generally speaking the most common benefits for all of them are: improved blood and lymphatic flow, detoxification, improved posture, stronger immune system, increased flexibility and motility, reduced pain, general health, vitality and energy, relaxation, better approach to life, mind-body balance, spiritual harmony and more.

Which massage therapy is best for me?

If you are trying to conceive or treat gynaecological problems, Fertility Massage is the recommended treatment. However various massage therapies share similar benefits, so at time the choice depends on which one you like the most or works best for you. If unsure speak to the therapist when booking your appointment.

FAQs

 

 

When is massage contraindicated?

Massage is not recommended should any of the following apply:

  • Broken skin, lesions or wounds

  • Intoxication/under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • You are feeling ill, have fever, cold or flu

  • Infectious skin disease or rash

  • Inflammations

  • Immediately after surgery

  • Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor

  • Any inappropriate behaviour

  • Severe medical conditions that require advice from your health consultant before receiving a massage

Do you need to know about my injuries or other health conditions?

Yes, I need to know as there is a possibility that a massage treatment might be contraindicated, or there are adjustments I need to make, or because by knowing I can help to solve the issue.

When do you use body oil, wax or butter?

I use oil or body wax in Fertility Massage, Thai Foot Massage and Swedish Massage. Body oil or butter in Hawaiian Massage.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes, I offer discounts if you pay in advance for 5 sessions. You don’t need to necessarily book all of them in advance.

What is your cancellation policy

A 24 hour notice period is required to cancel any booking without being charged. The full cost of the treatment will be payable if you fail to give adequate notice. 

Am I nude when receiving a massage?

During Fertility Massage, your underwear is lowered to ease access to sacrum and lower abdomen area. It’s advisable you remove your bra to be more comfortable, but you can keep a comfortable top.

If nudity gets you out of your comfort zone, speak to the therapist as she can help and make further adjustments.

What is the massage aftercare advice?

After receiving a holistic treatment it is very important to rest and relax as much as possible, practice deep breathing exercises and relax your shoulders. Drinking plenty of water or even herbal teas will help flush out any toxins released by your treatment, this helps to reduce any side effects, making the treatment more beneficial. 

What are the side effects of massage?

Also known as contra-actions, these are usually only minor and will usually pass in 24 hours after which you should feel calmer and better in yourself.      

After a treatment you might experience one or some of the following:

  • Headache, nausea, thirst, sore throat, tiredness

  • Break out in spots (temporarily)

  • Increased urination

  • Bloatiness

  • Aches and pains

These healing crisis are short lived and they are due to the flushing out of the toxins released by the treatment you have received. Drinking water or herbal teas can help to reduce symptoms. Please tell me if you have experienced any of these in your next treatment.

What massage oil do you use?

I tend to use sweet almond oil, coconut butter and bee wax depending on the treatment. These products are suitable for all skin types. They protect, nourish and moisturise the skin, without making it too greasy. However, if you have a nut allergy or other preferences, please advise me and arrange for your massage to be delivered using an alternative medium.

Can you diagnose or cure my condition?

I do not diagnose and I don’t claim I can cure your specific condition. Healing is not a single event but a process, my aim is to assist you in this process by offering advice, sharing information and offering you a healing and loving touch.