“Do I have to take my clothes off?”
During a massage treatment you will need to remove everything except for your underpants, which stay on. Every part of your body, except for the part I am working on, will be covered by towels at all times. I will leave the room to allow you complete privacy when getting dressed and undressed.
“Will it hurt?”
Deep tissue massage can be painful in places, especially if you have a lot of congestion and knots (trigger points) in your muscles when you come for a treatment. Most people describe this pain as a ‘good pain’, because they can feel the treatment working.
“What if I have a medical condition?”
There are some medical conditions that are contraindicated for massage. When making your booking it is best to let me know of any condition you may have. It may be necessary to get the permission of your GP before starting any course of massage treatment. However massage can help many medical conditions.
“Will I experience any adverse reactions after the treatment”
A few people may experience what is known as a ‘healing crisis’. This is seen as a good thing as it is a sign that the body has reacted to the massage treatment and is trying to re-balance itself. It is brought about by the release in toxins and may result in headaches, increased urination, increased or decreased energy and feeling a bit out of sorts. After a deep tissue massage it is common to feel a bit sore, this is usually followed by a relief from your symptoms. Any adverse reaction will only last for about 24 hours. You may only experience a sense of calm and relaxation after a treatment, with no adverse effects.
“How many sessions will I need to stop my pain?”
The number of sessions required for a clinical medical massage to work really depends upon how long you have had your symptoms. For example if you have had back pain or a sporting injury for years, then one treatment will not change very much long term. You could see an improvement in one sesson, however I normally expect a change to start occurring on the third or fourth session. A change in bad habits such as posture, and exercise with stretching will help the effects of the bodywork treatment to be more long term.
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