Follow up appointments

Everyone’s first questions when they start treatment

how many appointments will I need and how much will it cost?  Well, just how long is a piece of string?!

Everyone is different (I know – I’m a client too) and after your first session, only you will know how you want to proceed.  You might find that one or two treatments straightaway followed by another every now and then is fine, especially if you’re very body-aware, look after yourself and lead a relatively stress-free life.

For most of us however, it’s our age and/or lifestyle that has got us to the place we’re in, with chronic pain, tight spots and aches that just won’t shift.  Years of repetitive strain from deskwork, driving, texting, and stressful home or work lives mean that problems just keep coming back.

It’s also very rare to be completely free from pain and tension forever, even after lots of bodywork treatment.  You have been living in your body and subjecting it to stress, injury and trauma since before you were born.  You’ll feel fantastic for ages and then something will change.  Most of us assume it’s something we’ve ‘done’ just recently but often something very minor has acted as a trigger to show up old hurts.  And that’s when you need to listen to your body and book in.

Usually I recommend

4-5 treatments fairly close together (a gap of one to two weeks between each) work well to get your body used to feeling the way it should and less likely to fall back into the habits that have caused the problem.  This is particularly true if you’re older and if your issues have been hanging around a long time (known as ‘chronic’).  Gradually you’ll find you need treatment less often as your body learns to ‘hold’ the changes we teach it to enjoy.

A ‘standard’ treatment session lasts one hour but as treatment is always tailored to your needs, we may need less or a bit more time than this.  Or you may feel it’s time to do some more intensive work to get deeper and help your body really let go of long-term issues.  We’ll talk at each treatment about what you need next.  I’ll guide but ultimately, you’ll decide.

Here are your options:

Standard follow-up appointment (one hour)

as frequent as you like – fit in with your schedule and budget, book at the end of your previous appointment, ad-hoc when you feel the need, or get a couple of sessions booked ahead in the diary for your preferred day and time.

Deeper unwinding (hour-and-a-half)

again, as frequent as you like and booked as above, this is ideal as you get used to treatment and the changes it brings, and maybe want to space your appointments further apart.  Highly recommended for really effective myofascial (MFR) treatments.

Mini top-up (half-an-hour)

available for clients who have regular treatments, so we can finish some work that didn’t fully shift a restriction at your last appointment, or get on top of those niggles can’t wait for the next full session.

Multi-treatment packages

(4 sessions of an hour-and-a-half) – reduced price myofascial release treatments for when you need deeper healing over a relatively short period of time.  Both packages require pre-booking and a commitment to all sessions:

  • 4-day intensive – 4 treatments over a period of one to two weeks (no longer).  Keeping the sessions close together allows your body to work hard to release physical and emotional holding patterns.  To make the most of intensive treatment your will need to give yourself time to rest and recuperate.
  • 4-week mobiliser – 4 treatments, approximately weekly, over a period of 4-6 weeks.  Giving you time to recover and process between treatment sessions while you get on with your normal life, but at the same time giving your body a consistent, regular message that it’s safe to let go and heal.

Fees can be found here