Frequently asked questions
How does Soft Tissue Therapy and Remedial Massage differ from normal massage?
Soft Tissue Therapy and Remedial Massage is applied with your goals in mind, meaning we look at what you need and then apply the relevant technique(s) to help you reach your goals. These techniques vary from: finding muscle imbalances which may be the cause of your current issue and offering remedial exercises to correct them; questions about your sports equipment or mechanism of injury; along with treating the tissues which are crying out for attention. Your goals may vary depending on whether you are carrying an injury or are just needing to bring your legs back to life for your next training session
What is your cancellation policy?
It's quite simple, you need to give me 24 hours notice if you want to avoid paying for a session you can't make. Why do I do this? For two reasons, firstly there are others who may be desperate to get in to see us, this period allows me to get them in for a session. The second is our livelihood, when I can't fill a slot I still have overheads to pay, we lose money and other potential new clients. This notice period is an industry standard for doctors, physios and most other medical practices
When should I receive a treatment?
There is no "best" time to receive a treatment from me. Everyone differs in their needs and responds differently to treatment.
My general rule of thumb is this: if you have an injury which needs treating, it is best to leave it a 2 or 3 days for any inflammation to subside. In that time before treatment, following the R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) protocol is normally advisable. Please contact me if you wish to discuss a recent injury.
If you are not injured and your muscles are sore post a hard session, then this is a good time to have a recovery treatment to keep you on track with your training plan.
If you are treating yourself to a massage for the first time before an event, give yourself a few days for your muscles to settle after the treatment. Regular massage goers know how their bodies respond to a treatment, some bounce off the couch ready for the 100m, others take a few days to bounce back. Err on the side of caution and give yourself a few days to recover, it would be a shame to ruin all that good training.
How often should I have treatment from you?
If time and budget were not an issue, every week. But the reality is they are.
Is Soft Tissue Therapy what I need?
Improved posture & flexibility
Improved recovery & enhanced rehabilitation
Increased sporting performance
Injury prevention & improved muscle balance
Increased circulation & removal of metabolic waste
Psychological and physical relaxation
How many treatments will I need?
This is completely dependent on the condition of your soft tissue and the length of time it has been troubling you. The number of treatments can be reduced by your own input by following post treatment advice.
How do I pay for my treatments?
You will have the option to pay online when you book a treatment or you can pay cash on the day.
What should I wear for my treatment?
Do you provide a mobile service?
I am able to offer a mobile service for an additional cost. This extra cost will be based on your location. I will also need a relatively large area to set up my couch and move around it during the treatment and assessment. Please contact me for more details.