Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen at my appointment?
I will arrive at your home with a massage couch and oils and agree with you a treatment plan for the session. I'll ask you to undress down to your underwear and lie down on the couch covered by a towel and will leave the room while you do this. You'll stay covered with towels throughout the massage except for the body part I'm working on. I suggest you keep the lighting low and I can provide relaxing music to enhance the experience. By the end of the session you should feel relaxed, calm and refreshed.
Do you treat people with medical conditions?
It depends. There are a few medical conditions such as acute illness, fever or serious recent illness that would prevent a massage altogether, but for most medical conditions, massage is fine and can often help. I'll check with you at the time of booking to make sure there's no reason we can't treat you and to see if we need to modify your treatment in any way to ensure it's safe.
How often do you recommend having a massage?
A one-off massage has plenty of benefits and you should feel noticeably better for it, but I'd always recommend booking a course of treatments if possible as regular massage has been shown to be the most beneficial. We'd suggest having at least one a month, which is why we offer discounts for a course of treatments, but even if you only have one or if you space them further apart, you should still feel good afterwards.
Do you only provide your service to women?
Yes, for my own safety, I only offer the mobile service to women.
My home isn't very big. How much space do you need?
I just need enough space for the massage table and for me to be able to move around it. Most people's living rooms are big enough, in my experience, even those that appear to be quite small.
What should I wear?
It's up to you. That's the beauty of a home massage! You can wear whatever you like as you'll need to undress down to underwear for the treatment. Lots of people wear pyjamas or a dressing gown.
What does the pregnancy massage involve?
I'll ask some questions at the time of booking to make sure there's no medical reason I shouldn't massage you (occasionally, I might advise you to speak to your midwife or GP before booking). At your appointment, I'll discuss with you any aches, pains, swelling, nausea and other problems and agree with you a treatment plan for the session. I'll then carry out a bespoke pregnancy massage to suit your needs.
Can I have the a massage at any time during my pregnancy?
I don't perform massages during the first trimester, but I can provide a pregnancy massage any time from 12 weeks right up to the birth.
What does the postnatal massage involve?
It depends on your needs and which position you are most comfortable lying in, but it's likely to be a mixture of Swedish massage and pregnancy massage. I'll talk to you about the best treatment for you.
How soon after giving birth can I have a massage?
Any time you feel ready as long as there are no medical reasons not to go ahead. I'll carry out a consultation with you at the time of booking to make sure it's safe to go ahead.
Do I have to have the massage treatment in my own home?
I can provide our treatments in other people's homes or holiday cottages as long as it's still within my geographical area. Sometimes our clients go to a friend or relative's house because there's more space there or because they're both having a treatment. You could also have a treatment in the workplace as long as there's a suitable room. Unfortunately, however, I cannot provide services in hotel rooms.
Any other questions...
Please do get in touch with any questions we haven't answered above. We'll be happy to hear from you and there's no such thing as a silly question!