Therapeutic Massage aims at providing a relaxing and enjoyable treatment whilst improving muscle function. Initially both you, the client, and myself will talk about the kind of massage that may suit you most. 

Your individual massage may consist of one of the following styles with elements of others added, to make it more effective:

Swedish Massage - Deep Tissue Massage - Sports Massage - Aromatherapy & Aromatherapy Massage - Hot Stones - Dynamic Bodywork - Triggerpoint Therapy - Myofascial Release

A one hour treatment could include some of the following:

  • BNS - Back/Neck/Shoulders
  • Facial Massage
  • Head Massage
  • Foot Massage
  • Hand Massage
  • Massage of the abdomen

If you have a specific problem, such as aching neck, shoulders and lower back I would advise to concentrate on those areas and forgo others. It would take longer than an hour to incorporate everything.

I mostly use oil, but a wax or massage cream are equally possible to use if you prefer those. If you choose a clothed massage (i.e. with Dynamic Bodywork) no massage medium will be needed.

A massage couch is ideal for a massage. However, depending on your presenting problems, it may be more comfortable for you to use a massage chair or your own bed.

Modesty & dignity: A massage is about feeling completely at ease. It is paramount that all of my clients can relax in a safe and therapeutic environment. During treatment clients are covered with towels. During a back massage, for example, only the back will be exposed and then covered again. The same applies to a leg or arm massage.

Should you have any questions regarding the above, feel free to ask!

How should you prepare for a treatment: For a homevisit it is important to have your treatment in a warm room. Keep in mind that your body temperature will drop as you relax, therefore you will welcome a warm, cosy temperature in the room. 

I will bring along towels and other necessary equipment. Not much space is required, just as much as would needed for a single bed. Often, there is enough room in the lounge if the coffee table is moved to one side.

What to wear (or not to wear): Again, it is important that you feel relaxed during a massage. It is advised to remove anything constrictive. It is also possible that a bit of oil gets in contact with your underwear or shorts, therefore you may want to wear something that is not new.

Time for you: It may me a good idea to let your family know that you are having a massage and that you don't want to be disturbed. Keep in mind that this time is entirely for you!

Should you, however, wish for another person to be present during your treatment (i.e. to help you get on/off the treatment couch) that is perfectly acceptable too.

Confidentiality: Everything my clients choose to disclose is strictly confidential.

Following a massage: You will feel the effects of a massage for the following 2 - 3 days. Your muscles may need a little bit of time to get used to their new 'freedom'. It is normal to feel more tired than usual, to sleep better and to feel a bit achey the following day. Just take it easy and go with the flow. Should you have any concerns about the effect of the massage on you feel welcome to give me a ring.

It is very much advised to drink plenty of water/liquid (preferably not tea, coffee or alcohol) after your massage. Massage removes toxins from muscle tissue. A cold drink helps to cleanse/detoxify your body and to avoid a headache.

As it is impossible to cover every aspect in detail I would like to encourage you to contact me with your questions or concerns. Send an email to: or give me a ring on my mobile: 07984 592 808. I will get back to you as soon as possible and look forward to meeting you in person!