BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
Massage is part of complementary and integrative medicine and is offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
It can be an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension and can also be helpful for:
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
You can rest assured that your modesty will be maintained throughout the treatment. Knickers/ under pants must stay on for the duration of treatment, alternatively disposable pants will be provided.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT DURING A MASSAGE
Before a massage therapy session starts, you will be asked about any symptoms, your medical history and what you're hoping to get out of massage. Your massage therapist should explain the kind of massage and techniques he or she will use.
You will generally lie on a table and cover yourself with a sheet and your massage therapist will perform an evaluation through touch to locate painful or tense areas and to determine how much pressure to apply.
Depending on preference, your massage therapist may use oil or lotion to reduce friction on your skin. Tell your massage therapist if you might be allergic to any ingredients.
A massage session may last from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the type of massage and how much time you have. No matter what kind of massage you choose, you should feel calm and relaxed during and after your massage. You can ask for the massage pressure to be more or less according to your preference however occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in a muscle that feels like a knot. It's likely to be uncomfortable while your massage therapist works it out. But if it becomes painful, speak up.
It is perfectly normal to feel sleepy or light headed immediately after your massage, for this reason it's important to take your time getting up afterwards. You may feel a little stiff or achy the following day and maybe for a few days but this will pass. Please drink plenty of water following your massage and avoid alcohol.