Which Massage should I choose? When you go to my booking calendar you will find a menu of Clinical & Holistic massage options. They are based on length of treatment and whether you are coming for the first time or are a repeat client. Please choose 1st appointment minutemassage option if you haven't been to me before, if it has been a while or if your health conditions have changed substantially. If you are coming for pregnancy massage for the first time please choose that option.
You will also find a few popular add-ons: therapeutic heat (hot stones/warm bamboo), facial massage, foot massage and reiki. Therapeutic heat can add to the effectiveness and enjoyment of any treatment, whether it is more focused on clinical or wellbeing. Other add-ons can provide a more personalised treatment. If you have a particular enjoyment of foot massage for example, you can add this at booking - OR we can decide during the consultation that you would like a substantial amount of your normal treatment time on feet.
All my massage & bodywork treatments are based on who you are and what you need from the massage. This means that every treatment is different and what you need on the day. The consultation form and initial verbal consultation are really important, so please provide as much relevant information as possible. We can then come to shared idea of what the focus and goals of the treatment are. However, if the picture changes during the massage itself we can easily adapt the plan on the day.
Here is an example of of how wellbeing and clinical/remedial approaches may be used on the day You are a first time client who has enjoyed spa massages in the past, and who is currently experiencing workplace stress. In the consultation we agree on a full body massage, with the emphasis on relaxation, using a NYR Organics aromatherapy oil with lavender, marjoram and geranium blend. However about 10 minutes into the massage you become aware of a pain in your right shoulder blade that you now remember is often painful after you have been sitting at your desk all day, and you are also aware of a lower back 'niggle'. We adjust our treatment plan by using some myofascial and trigger point work followed by stretching techniques to relieve these area, before returning to a more relaxation-based massage focus, including a mini head massage which you have told me during the consultation that you find especially relaxing.