What to expect

Every treatment is different and is tailored to meet your needs.

Whatever your reason for coming to see me, we will start with a conversation.  At each session I need to know:

– What you expect from your treatment and how you’ve been feeling since our last session
– Any current health issues that might affect the way I can treat you

Have a look at the Your first appointment page for more details of what to expect.  Pages on myofascial release and deep tissue massage provide lots of information about these techniques, how they feel and why they work.

If you’re not sure, why not book a free 15 minute meeting at my treatment room?  Just being in the space and having a chat about what you need and how I might be able to help, will tell you whether I’m likely to be the right therapist for you.  There’s no obligation to book a treatment afterwards, that’s the whole point!

Massage hands

How you’ll feel afterwards

You should leave every appointment feeling lighter, calmer and more relaxed. You’ll probably notice a difference straightaway in those painful areas or where you had restricted movement. Next morning you might feel a bit sore, stiff or achy but over the next 2-3 days your body will continue adjusting and healing so the looser, less heavy feeling keeps improving.  Occasionally you might notice an emotional response – this is a completely normal part of the healing process but if you find any reaction difficult to cope with, let me know and we’ll adjust future treatments.

Be kind to yourself for the rest of the day. Massage and especially myofascial release can have a profound effect on your body and your emotions. You might like to read these Treatment guidelines before or afterwards and I’ll give you a copy at your first appointment.

Queries, worries or complaints

At all times you can expect the utmost professionalism, respect and confidentiality. If there is anything you are uncertain of, want to ask or query, please contact me. If you believe you have any cause for complaint and don’t feel able to talk to me about it, then you should contact the National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists (NAMMT)