Can I say if it hurts?
Absolutely yes. If something doesn’t feel right, speak up straight away and let me know. I can tell a certain amount from how your body responds to the massage, but I don’t always know if something is painful for you, so do offer feedback throughout the session.
What if I fall asleep during the massage?
This is no problem and is a good sign. It shows that your body is going into the rest and repair state and is releasing tensions. Other things that are not a problem: stomach gurgles, hairy legs, passing wind. It’s all part of the nature of the body and is totally fine.
Do I keep my clothes on?
I work with oil on skin and so most of my clients do remove clothing. If I am only working on your back, you only need to remove the layers on your upper body. If I’m working on your legs and you have shorts or a loose skirt on, you may not need to remove them. Some people find it more comfortable to only wear their knickers, whatever part of the body is being worked on. It’s up to you and what you find comfortable. And, if you don’t want to remove any clothing, I can still offer you a session. I can work on head, face and hands, and I can do stretches and mobilisations that don’t use oil.
Will my skin and hair get oily?
I use a small amount of oil, so it usually soaks into your skin during the session. If it doesn’t, please use the sheet or towel I provide to cover yourself with to wipe it off or ask me for extra couch roll. I usually work on the head and neck first so that oil doesn’t get into your hair, however the hair near the neck may get some in it. If you don’t want this to happen, let me know.
I don’t want my feet (or head) touched, can I still have a massage?
Yes. If there is a part of your body that you don’t feel comfortable with being touched, let me know and I won’t work on that part.
Will the massage oil set off my allergies?
I use plain grapeseed oil, so no nut products and no essential oils. If you have an allergy to grapeseed, let me know.
Do you have disabled access?
Yes, both my Whitchurch and Nantwich treatment rooms have rooms on the ground floor that are accessible for those with impaired mobility, including wheelchair users.
I have a medical condition or disability, can I still get a massage?
In most cases, yes, though some conditions rule out massage. If you are in any doubt, check with your doctor then give me a call on 07790 330 531.