All therapies include a full confidential consultation. This is an important part of the therapy and usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
The aim of the consultation is to establish the client’s objectives, medical history and lifestyle to enable the therapist to treat the client holistically.
Occasionally, certain medical conditions may prevent a massage taking place and consent may be required from your GP or Consultant.
After care advice
To ensure continued benefits from your therapy, it is important to follow the advice given below for 24 hours, this will help to prolong those therapeutic effects.
- Give yourself 10 minutes to sit down following your therapy before driving home.
- Drink plenty of water / herbal teas to help flush out toxins. This will reduce muscle soreness and fatigue.
- Try to rest and relax to allow the body to heal itself sufficiently.
- Avoid showering / bathing for 24 hours to allow the absorption of any essential oils used.
- Avoid the sun / sunbeds as some essential oils may leave the skin more sensitive to UV rays.
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoking as they cause dehydration, wrinkles and will reintroduce toxins back in to the body.
- Eat small meals including fruit and vegetables, as large meals will divert energy away from the healing process.
- If possible try some relaxation exercises and deep breathing.
What to expect following your therapy
Following your therapy, toxins will be released which is a beneficial part of the healing process. Releasing tension in the muscles and / or stimulating the immune system can initiate one or more of the contra-actions listed below during the next 24 hours. This is a normal response and shows the body is rebalancing itself.
You may or may not experience any of these responses:
- Muscular aches and pains / joint pain
- Feeling tired
- Increased thirst
- Nausea or feeling light headed / dizzy
- Frequent urination / bowel movements
- Runny nose
- Feeling hot or cold
- Heightened emotions
- Disrupted sleeping pattern
- Skin changes (redness or spots)