Thai Massage benefits those who ‘move more’ and also those that ‘move less’

FAQs

How long is a treatment?

A full Thai Yoga Massage is from 1 ½ – 2 hours long. During this time you will have a wide range of Thai Massage techniques applied (according to your personal needs), which will take place with the receiver in several different positions – front lying, back lying, side and seated positions. The 2-hour treatment gives you the deepest and fullest experience of the practice.

Thai Reflexology, Thai Seated Massage and Reiki are 1 hour

What happens on my first visit?

I will ask questions about your lifestyle which will include your physical and emotional well-being. Following the consultation, I will undertake a specific massage treatment that best suits your needs.

Feel free to ask any questions about the treatment or concerns.

Is there an age limit?

I can treat all ages, however for under 16’s I require written consent from their appropriate adult/ guardian and ideally I prefer if they stay in the vicinity during the treatment. They are free to make use of my garden or be present in the treatment room itself.

I have a health condition – are all the treatments suitable for me?

Every session is adjusted to the needs of the client, which means that most health conditions or illness can be accommodated.  However, there are some people who should avoid this type of massage in order to protect their health:

prone to blood clots

recovering from surgery

receiving or recently completed a course of chemotherapy or radiation treatments

Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or those with heart disease prior to receiving treatments

Additionally, massage should not be done directly over deep bruises, tumours, abdominal hernia, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds or areas near/over recent fractures.

Please contact me to discuss individual needs and concerns. If in doubt please consult with your doctor.

Can I eat or drink before a Thai Massage?

It is not recommended to eat a large meal within a 1 – 2 hours of a treatment, but smaller meals, snacks and drinks are fine.

It is advisable not to drink alcohol prior to your appointment.

What do I wear?

During a Thai Massage/ Thai Seated Massage you are fully clothed. It is best to wear a loose-fitting tops and trouser/ shorts that are not too thick, and that you are able to move freely in.

During a Thai reflexology and leg massage I need access to your knees and mid-thigh, so please wear shorts or trousers that can be rolled up.

During a Reiki session normal attire is fine.

Do I need to shower before I arrive?

This depends on the type of day that you have had or the type of work that you do.

If you have had a busy day where you have been rushing around you might feel more relaxed having a shower before your treatment. If the weather temperature is warmer this might cause you to perspire more than usual and a soothing/cool shower will help to control your temperature back to normal in preparation for your treatment.

Your feet will be cleaned prior to a Thai Reflexology session.

What if I do not want to have my feet or other parts of my body massaged?

This is entirely a matter for you in relation to your preferences and the massage can be adapted to suit your requirements. Please let me know before the treatment.

What do I do if the massage pressure is too much?

Depending on the type of massage that you require the pressure can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just let me know.

What happens after a massage?

Once the massage treatment is finished you may experience one or several of the following symptoms. Do not be alarmed these reactions are part of the body's healing process and is the body’s way of eliminating any toxins and restoring balance. These reactions are temporary and should clear within 24-48 hours.

Healing crisis- heightened emotional reactions, this is the minds way of releasing tension and trying to restore balance

Frequent visits to the toilet, runny nose/flu symptoms, nausea, lethargy, headaches, this is due to the body expelling toxins

Underlying conditions may become worse/flare up temporarily before they get better

Change in sleep patterns

Can I eat, drink, smoke after the massage?

In order to aid the healing process and to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from the treatment please ensure that you:

Drink plenty of water - to help flush out the toxins

Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, smoking, alcohol for 24 hours if possible

Eat a light meal

Make time to relax

Are you fully trained and insured to do this?

Yes. My teachers have been Ralf Marzen (Mudita School of Thai Massage), Katrina Heuser (Hadadi), Sunshine Massage School Chiang Mai, International Training Massage School Chiang Mai and I hold Advanced Thai Massage qualifications.

I am a member of THAI (Thai Healing Alliance International) an independent association which aims to protect the integrity of the practice by setting required standards for practitioners and teachers.

I hold full Professional Business Insurance.

I am unable to visit you, can you visit me for a treatment?

Yes, that is possible. Please contact me to discuss, it may mean an additional fee for travelling.

Are gift vouchers available?

Yes . Gift Vouchers have a 6 month expiry date on them. The gift vouchers are available in multiples of £10 or for a particular length of treatment.

Vouchers can be emailed across to you (PDF format) or presented in a card and posted to you.