Kenilworth Massage Therapy FAQs
This is your session, please speak up if the room is too hot, too cold, you would like the pressure changed or you are feeling uncomfortable.
What should I expect during my first massage therapy session?
Your first appointment duration will be an hour, this will include a full consultation and roughly 45 minutes of treatment. I will take personal details along with a health history. Afterwards I will ask general questions about areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions that need to be addressed and determine is the treatment I can provide is appropriate for you. It is important that you expalin all health conditions, concerns and medication you are taking so I can adapt the session to your specific needs. I will explain everything to you before the treatment starts.
Do I have to cover myself with a towel?
In the industry this is known as draping, I use a large towel and insist on using this. I only uncover the area of your body I am working on at any one time.
What do I do during a massage treatment?
Make yourself comfortable, if I require you to adjust your position I will let you know. Otherwise feel free to change your position anytime to make yourself comfortable. This is your massage, do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
Will the massage hurt?
This depends on the type of massage and also the depth of the technique being used, there is a difference between a “feels good’ hurt and an “ouch stop it’ hurt. A good deep tissue or sports massage will have some techniques that require a “feels good” hurt. However, at any time you feel this is too much please say and the pressure will be adjusted to make you feel more comfortable.
Can I talk during the treatment?
Yes, if you would like to talk during the session please go ahead, most people feel more relax to start off talking.
How will I feel after the session?
Most people feel more relaxed, a significant decrease in long term aches and pains or limited range of movement. If you have had either a deep tissue treatment or a sports massage you may feel sore the following day this is very normal, sometimes a soak in the bath the following day can help with this. After the session it is recommended that you increase your water intake by one to two glasses, this will help keep your bodies tissues hydrated and healthy.
How many sessions will I need?
This is hard one to answer, every person is different, after the full consultation and initial massage I can give a rough indication on how many sessions are needed but this is just a rough guide.
When should I not get a massage?
There are a number of medical conditions where massage is not recommended, however, in most instances you will be aware if you have one of these conditions. If you are unsure please contact me with the condition and I can advise you accordingly. In many cases of a medical condition the go ahead from a doctor or specialist is required, please let me know in advance upon booking if you are unsure. You should not book a massage if you have an infectious skin infection, fever, cold or flu.