FAQ

Q. Is it possible to get an appointment outside your normal hours?

Sometimes it is possible to arrange a treatment on different days / times from my regular hours. Please call or email to discuss.

Q. Why do a consultation before massage treatment?

A consultation highlights the type of treatment that is most suited to you. Ocassionally it may be necessary to check with your doctor before treatment can commence.

Q. How many sessions do I need before I feel any benefit from massage therapy?

It generally takes more than one treatment if you are looking for symptom relief from long term chronic soft tissue problems. Everyone reacts differently and the number of sessions required varies from person to person.

Q. Is sports and remedial massage painful?

Some times some of the techniques can be uncomfortable due to tension in the area causing concern. The techniques help to reduce muscular tension and promote healing in the soft tissues.

Q. Is sports and remedial massage painful?

Some times some of the techniques can be uncomfortable due to tension in the area causing concern. The techniques help to reduce muscular tension and promote healing in the soft tissues.

Q. What is the difference between remedial and therapeutic massage and what type is best for me?

Therapeutic massage is used for relaxation using flowing techniques to produce relaxation of both mind and body. Remedial massage uses advanced techniques to produce a change in the soft tissue which triggers the bodies own healing processes.

Remedial massage is used by people looking for relief from soft tissue injury and repetative strain conditions.

Remedial massage therapists have completed further training to be safe and effective. They also have the appropraite insurance cover.

To check if your therapist is properly qualified check with the professional body they belong to.

If you are unsure about the therapy or type of massage best suited to you please call or email Mary. Advice will also be given during the client consultation at the initial treatment.

Q. What is the difference between aromatherapy and massage?

A qualified aromatherapist will have a knowledege of essential oils, their properties and effects they will have on the body including contraindications. An aromatherapist will use pure essential oils and add them to a base oil or lotion to make an individual blend for you. The strength of the blend will be adapted to your condition and age.