Frequently asked questions
I don’t do sports, can you still treat me?
Yes, of course! The same approach and techniques that I use on sports people are effective for anybody. A number of my clients suffer from back pain and tight shoulders caused not by sport, but by hours of office work.
What should I bring?
Please bring a pair of shorts and a top that allows easy access to the area that requires treatment. Compression clothing and sports bras are not recommended. Towels will be provided for your comfort.
I’m taking painkillers, can I see you?
Please do not take any pain relieving medication on the day of your appointment/treatment.
Does treatment hurt?
So as to be effective, some of the treatment methods and techniques that I use are uncomfortable, but shouldn’t be painful. I will always constantly obtain your feedback throughout any treatment to ensure that I am working within your comfort zone.
I have an event tomorrow, should I get a massage?
Yes! This is what’s called a Pre-Event Massage. A massage before race/event day has several benefits, such as loosening and relaxing muscles and flushing out the effects of hard training. No deep tissue work will be done during this type of massage, so this would be more of a lighter sports massage.
I’ve just had a hard session, should I get a massage?
Yes! This is what’s known as a Post-Event Massage. After a hard race/event your muscles are tight and full of lactic acid. Massage will loosen the tissues and flush out the lactic acid to promote healing. This massage can also help reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
What can I expect from my session with you?
There are three main components of a session, an assessment to establish the root of your injury, hands on treatment and an exercise program to enable you to play an active and effective role in your rehabilitation.
Can I pay by card?
Yes. I have the facility to take card payments, including contactless for payments of up to £30. All payments must be made at the time of the treatment in full.