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Before A Massage

There is a short health questionnaire that must be completed at the start of your first appointment, we can discuss any problems or questions you may have.

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.

 

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).

If you wish to speed things up, you can download and print the form at home. Fill it in and bring it along with you. You can download the form here 

Please arrive freshly showered and clean. If you’re not able to shower beforehand, I do have clean towels available.  

I’ll be more than happy for you to have a shower.

​Please note: this is a Professional therapeutic service,

not a sexual service.

Total Contraindications: Unable to perform massage

  • Fever / high temperature / Cold & Flu 

  • 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.

Aftercare Advice 

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