How to get the very best out of your first treatment.

Even on your very first session, when we've just met, I want you to gain everything you can from the treatment you have with me.  Massage should be an enjoyable and positive experience, but if you’re new to it, or in pain, you may well be a little apprehensive, or even nervous.  

I highly recommend we arrange a phone call, a free specialised consultation which will enhance your session.  This allows us to start the process of assessing your needs, you can ask any questions you may have.  It also gives us the chance to get to know each other and decide if we feel we can work together. If you are unsure if massage is safe for you to receive we can discuss that.  If I feel that massage is unsafe for you, or I feel we need to find out more about your pain or condition before we go ahead with treatment, I’ll suggest you speak with your healthcare provider first.

You are under no obligation, but if you choose to book, it's really easy to use my online booking system and select an appointment time that works for you.  Payment is required on booking and you will receive all the information you require via email, including terms and conditions and appointment reminders.  There is an option of 60, 90 and 120 minutes for some treatments, allowing you to select the best option for you.

At your first session, we will chat for a few moments as we fill in your consultation form and we can discuss what you want to achieve from your sessions overall, as well as this specific treatment.  I offer a wide range of skills and each treatment is tailored to your needs, in fact, every treatment will be a different experience.  

I advise you to arrive in easy-fitting comfortable clothing. I can do a clothed massage if that feels more comfortable for you.  Your hair may well get a little oily, especially if we choose to work around the neck, face or head area.  

When we have a clear target in regard to your treatment, I will talk briefly about how to get the very best from your time on the massage table. To achieve what you want from your treatment requires a specific mindset and I’m here to support and encourage you to find what works for you.  This includes supporting you to feel incredibly comfortable and in the right head space.  It might take a few sessions, but with practice, you will get amazing outcomes from your session, and with time, this will feel like second nature to you.

When you are up and dressed, I will come back in and we will have a conversation to close the session.  You will probably want to take your time and I actively encourage you to do just that.

I always advise a treatment plan, and that will vary according to your needs.  One session feels amazing, but to make an impact on your health, massage, like healthy eating or fitness, is required regularly.  

Many of my clients have a preferred time to come for their session and will build their day around it. We all have different preferences as to what works best, so ask me about this and we can work out a plan for you. 

Main photograph credit:
Tara Buckel

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