Massage Therapy
Preparation and Aftercare  Advice
Before Your Massage
  • On the day of your massage ensure there is at enough room for the setup of the massage table. The massage table is approximately 6ft x 2ft and the practitioner will need enough space to move around the bed easily.

  • You will need to have 2 large towels, 1 small towel and either a blanket or extra-large towel to place on the table, ready to give to the practitioner when they arrive.

  • Please ensure the room is well ventilated and that there is enough air flow circulating around the room.

  • The practitioner will arrive approximately 10-15mins before your appointment in order to set up the equipment and prepare themselves to start the treatment.

  • Before the treatment the practitioner will carry out a consultation to find out the type of the treatment preferred, and to ensure that it is safe to carry out the massage.

  •  If you like a particular pressure while being massaged, please ensure that you let the practitioner know before your treatment commences.

After Your Massage
  • It is important that you drink plenty of water after your treatment, as you will you need to hydrate yourself. This will help eliminate your body of toxins.

  • Avoid stimulants such as tea, coffee, alcohol and energy drinks as they are likely to dehydrate your body even further.

  • Avoid vigorous exercise for the rest of the day and allow your body to further relax.

  • General light stretches may help if you are experiencing tension in any particular area.

  • Eat a light, balanced meal

  • Regular massages help reduce the build-up of muscles tension, so you may need to book your next massage in close proximity to your last treatment if you are experiencing muscle tension more than usual.

Possible Side Affects
There are many benefits of having massage therapy, but unfortunately there are a few possible side-affects that can occur. These are quite normal and there is nothing to be alarmed about.
  • Tiredness / headache / dizziness.

  • Excess urination / flatulence

  • You may experience localised aching, soreness or tenderness (Place a cold or warm heat pad on that area)

  • Increased perspiration.

  • Increased appetite

  • A feeling of emotional release i.e tearful

  • You may experience cold like symptoms (Running nose and sniffing)

  • Changes in sleep pattern (you feel more sleepy than usual)

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