Frequently Asked Questions
Can I purchase a gift voucher?
Gift vouchers are available for you to treat a friend or family member to a relaxing massage or a clinical massage to help relieve a painful condition.
Is a home visit possible?
Client appointments usually take place at our clinic in Stubbington, Fareham. However, home visits may be arranged for those with certain medical conditions, which make it difficult to attend the clinic. The charge for a home visit is £50.
What shall I wear and what shall I bring with me?
Please wear comfortable clothes. For a clinical massage, be prepared to remove your top layers to allow for a visual physical assessment. If you would feel happier, bring a vest and shorts for your first session. Please bring a list of any medication you are currently taking. Expect to give details about your current health and lifestyle, medical history and any operations you have had.
Why ask about my medical history and medicines taken?
In general, massage is safe and relaxing, but there are some situations where it is not appropriate. For example, if you have a high temperature or an infection like a cold or the flu, massage may help the infection spread throughout your body. A massage should not take place if you have a contagious condition, so please make sure any rashes have been diagnosed beforehand.
If you have an ongoing health condition, you may need to check with your GP before booking an appointment. If undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment, you will need the approval of your consultant first. Some medications such as painkillers may reduce your perception of pain and pressure, so your massage therapist needs to know that your sense of touch may not be as accurate as usual. If you have any questions, please call me and I will be happy to help.
You will be asked about previous injuries, surgery and physical activities as these can give clues as to where tension may be held in your body. All information given to your therapist is confidential.
How will I feel after the massage?
Most people feel very relaxed and sometimes even sleepy after a massage. It is a good idea to get up slowly from the massage table to avoid feeling lightheaded. Give yourself time to get grounded before carrying on with your life.
After clinical massage, people usually find their long-term aches and pains from muscle tension and repetitive movements have reduced or disappeared. However, you may ache a little the next day, as if you have had a good workout. Some people find that they have some symptoms like those of their original condition because the trigger points which caused those effects have been worked on. These symptoms will lessen after each massage as the body heals. It is important to drink plenty of water or fruit teas for 24 hours after your massage. Massage helps to move the accumulated waste products, which have built up in your tight muscle tissues into your lymphatic system. It is possible for this to make you feel washed-out or tired for a while afterwards, while your body adjusts. Drinking water after a massage helps to flush the toxins through your lymph system and avoid after-effects such as headaches and slight nausea.
As many emotions from past events are stored in our body tissues, you may find that some feelings surface during your session or soon afterwards, leaving you feeling a bit unsettled. This is quite normal and will soon pass. Within a day or two, many people experience an increase in energy, which can last for a few days.
How can I pay?
Payments can be made with cash or cheque.
What if I need to cancel or change an appointment time?
Please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Clients that wish to cancel or change an appointment are kindly requested to provide 24 hours notice or 50% of the treatment price will be charged.