Covid 19

Please DO NOT ATTEND if you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or if you have noticed a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell. If you have any of these symptoms, however mild, please stay at home and refrain from booking or reschedule your appointment if you have already booked. You must self-isolate for 7 days after all symptoms have gone.

You should not book if you are classed as extremely clinically vulnerable (high risk). 

A guide to clinically vulnerable persons can be found here.

 I reserve the right to refuse to perform a massage if I believe you are exhibiting any flu like symptoms.

  • If this is your first time, please complete the health form (download form) at home on your PC, once completed e-mail the form over to fig.leaf.massage@gmail.com or bring the form with you.

  • Ensure you feel 100% well the day of your massage and shower just before you leave home. If that's not possible, bring a towel with you so you can shower on arrival.  

  • Please bring your own water. 

  • Hand washing or hand sanitising on arrive. 

  • Face coverings - As massage is considered close contact, I highly recommend attending your appointment with a face covering for your mouth & nose. 

 

I've always practised good hygiene before COVID 19 and will continue and take even more care between customers. 

  • I shower shortly before a customer is due and will also sanitise my hands before performing a massage.

  • As an added precaution I will wear a face mask. 

  • I will cancel appointments if I feel unwell and notify anyone I've been in contact with. 

  • Antibacterial disinfectant will be used on all frequently touched surfaces and all massage equipment cleaned for every appointment.

  • I've always used clean sheets and blankets for each person and will continue to practise this. 

Please disclose any health issues you may have and refer to the below list as a rough guide for when massage can or can’t be provided.

At the start of your first appointment, we can discuss any problems or questions you may have, once this is done and we're both happy to go ahead, I will leave the room for a few minutes so you can get undressed and I’ll come in and start the massage (apart from blindfold undressing option).

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​Please note: this is a Professional therapeutic service, not a sexual service.

Before A Massage

Total Contraindications: Unable to perform massage

  • Fever / high temperature / Cold & Flu / COVID 19

  • Acute Infectious Disease, Skin or Scalp Infections 

  • Recent Haemorrhage

  • Intoxication

  • Recent Head or Neck Injury

Contraindications where GP letter is needed

  • Circulatory Disorders / Heart Conditions

  • Thrombosis / Embolism 

  • High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Pressure

  • Dysfunction of the Nervous System

  • Epilepsy 

  • Diabetes 

  • Cancer

  • Recent Operations 

  • Osteoporosis

Localised Contraindications:
Massage possible by avoiding areas

  • Skin Disorders 

  • Recent Scar Tissue

  • Severe Bruising / Open Cuts / Abrasions,

  • Undiagnosed Lumps / Bumps / Swellings

After your massage you will usually feel relaxed in both body and mind. In order to gain maximum benefit from your massage, it is advisable to follow these guidelines for at least 24 hours after your treatment:
 

Relax and avoid strenuous activity
Avoid alcohol, smoking, tea and caffeine at least 12hrs after treatment as they can have a dehydrating effect on the body
Eat light meals and avoid heavy or spicy foods
Avoid heat treatments (hot baths, saunas etc.) 

Support your body with a healthy diet and regular exercise

After A Massage