“What are the benefits of massage?”
The benefits of massage can range from the following. Each client may feel more than one of the below after each treatment…
Ease of muscle tension, Stress relief, lowered blood pressure, improved flexibility in muscles and joints, reduced headaches and migraines.
Massage helps eliminate toxins from muscles and fats due to increased oxygen around the body. Sleeping patterns and digestion may also be improved. Research in massage has also shown the reduced need of painkillers by up to 36%.
“How can my treatment be tailored to me?”
Your treatment will always be tailored to you, by using different pressures and techniques. I will always work on particular areas of your body that we can discuss in your consultation each time. For an even more personal massage, please try an essential oil massage where I can blend and tailor the oils I use to your needs both in health and well-being.
“What massage oil and essential oils do you use and will my skin react?”
In all my Holistic massage I use a carrier oil of either Grape seed oil or Almond oil (depending on nut allergies). For an essential oils massage, each oil that is added to my carrier oils are 100% pure essential oils. In your consultation, we will discuss any allergies or dislikes on skin and in smell and we will make sure we find a massage medium that suits you. For sport’s massage I use Songbird massage wax. I do also have a nut free wax, for anyone with nut allergies. For any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
“Are there any side affects or after effects of massage?”
Each client is different and can react in different ways. Whilst some people will come out of a massage feeling freshened and rejuvenated, some will take a few hours or even through to the next day after sleep to feel the true benefits of massage. Please do not worry if you experience headaches, nausea, dizziness, lethargic, tired, washed out, stiffness in the muscles or emotional. These side affects are very rare and may only occur for a few hours after. Should any of your symptoms last up to a few days, please do not hesitate to contact me or in extreme cases please seek medical advice from your GP.
“I have a long standing condition or illness, can I still have treatment?”
For any allergies, pre-existing conditions, illnesses or diseases, please mention these whilst making your booking, so I can discuss your options or further my research on it before I treat you. In rare cases, I may need you to get a signed letter from your GP saying it is ok to treat you. Again, any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me via email or phone.
“Where or when can my treatment take place?”
I treat people at 44 Whitchurch Road, within a room in Optimal Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. In some cases I can also provide tailored treatments for people unable to reach me, due to a disability or with elderly clients. Please call me to discuss options if you would need your treatment at your own home or at a venue different to the one above. Additional travel costs may be incurred and at home visits are only in extreme cases.
For any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via phone or email, and I will be happy to help where I can.