If this is your first time booking a treatment with me, here are some things that may like to know...
Where are you based?
Treatments are carried out in my home studio in East Coker, near Yeovil. I can give you the full address and directions on booking. Parking is free and easy on my street. The treatment room is on the ground floor but please note that there are about 4 steps to get into the room. If mobility or travel is an issue for you please get in touch as I can offer mobile treatments in your home for an additional cost.
How long is the session?
You can book a treatment for 40, 60 or 90 minutes. Bear in mind that you will need more time than this for the whole process. For a 60 minute treatment you will usually need and hour and fifteen minutes for the whole process.
If this is your first treatment with me we will start the session with a consultation. This will add 20 to 30 minutes to the session. This is so I can take a full history and get to know you a bit. This way I can plan the best treatment for you. Subsequent sessions will take a little less time.
How do I choose between the holistic massage and the holistic hot stones option?
Obviously this is a personal decision. If you are the sort of person who loves a nice warm bath chances are you will love a hot stones holistic massage!
If you react badly to heat or have hot flushes then you may wish to avoid hot stones or at least let me know beforehand so I can adjust the treatment to suit you.
What do I need to bring?
You won't need to bring anything in particular. You may wish to bring your own water, but this isn't necessary.
I have booked a holistic massage without hot stones - will I be warm enough?
This is a common worry. I can adjust the treatment room to some degree. There is an electric blanket on the couch and an additional heater in the room for when it gets cold outside. If you tend to feel the cold please let me know when booking your treatment, this way I can ensure that the treatment room is warm enough for your appointment. If you are worried about the cold please feel free to bring an additional blanket that can be used to cover you further during the massage.
Can I get a massage after eating?
Ideally you should not have a massage immediately after eating. If you are hungry before your appointment consider having something small and light (perhaps a banana?) to keep you going. If you do eat a meal before the massage just try to keep it light.
Are there any reasons why I won't be able to have a massage?
Yes, there are some cases that will stop a massage treatment from going ahead. These are:
If you are in the first trimester of a pregnancy or a high risk pregnancy
If you are under the influence of alcohol or certain non-prescription drugs at the time of the appointment
Certain medical conditions are total contraindications to massage. For example DVT, an active fever or contagious diseases.
I have issues with my mobility, will that be a problem?
The treatment room is on the ground floor but there are a few steps to get to the room so it isn't suitable for a wheelchair. If you feel this will be an issue for you I can come to your home for your treatment. This carries an additional charge depending on your location.
Please do feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions about massage.