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Massage therapists can return to work

Exciting news, I can now re-open and I'm really looking forward to seeing you again. 

Before booking please consider your health, if you or anyone in your household are showing any symptoms of Covid 19 please wait. This includes a high temperature, a new or continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, also if you are generally feeling unwell including having a cold. Please also wait if you have had a recent positive Covid 19 test or have been contacted by test and trace. Please contact me for options for on-line pain and stress management, included guided self massage ideas if you're unable to book a hands on appointment.

I've had to make a few changes and new measures in place include:

  • I will be wearing the currently advised PPE including mandatory visor and mask as well as following all guidelines on hygiene.
  • The treatment room is spacious and well ventilated.
  • Therapists are using a separate entrance, it's the side entrance and the first door on Upper Market Street.
  • Please text or ring bell on arrival and I will greet you, waiting facilities have been reduced so please arrive at your appointment time. If you're early you may have to wait outside.
  • Please remember a mask, new updates mean you will need to wear one. (I have spare ones if you forget)
  • There are a variety of payment methods available, including at the time of on-line booking and card payments. The card reader isn't contactless, but I can send a payment link via text or email.
  • Please bring your own water.

Full measures are available in a Covid 19 policy and risk assesment on request.

Thank you for your understanding, 

Why choose massage?

Everyone can benefit from massage and it is suitable for most people to receive. Massage offers relief from tension that may be due to physical or emotional causes. Reducing back, neck, shoulder pain, relieving discomfort from repetitive strain injuries, joint pain and much more.

Each treatment will be tailored to your specific needs whether you have muscular pain and stiffness from sitting in front of a computer, gardening or playing sport, or if you need to relax body and mind to help relieve the effects stress and anxiety. Massage doesn't have to be really painful to be effective. I believe in working slowly and sensitively to help speed up your recovery. Selfcare advice and stretches can be given to enable you to help yourself at home.

I have had experience massaging people with a variety of pain and health conditions including: Back, neck or shoulder pain, carple tunnel syndrome (CTS), tennis and golfers elbow, sciatic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, headaches and migraines, cancer, HIV and multiple sclorosis. Please feel free to contact me if you wish to know more on how I could help you.

How many treatments are required?

It depends on the condition and how long it has been present. In cases of long term chronic conditions one massage may give some comfort but a series of massage is recommended. Think 'fix in six' however often 2 – 3 one hour treatments will produce a significant effect.  Chronic conditions such as frozen shoulder can take more than six. For long-term medical conditions and illnesses such as fibromyalgia, cancer or HIV a long-term approach with treatments every month or fortnight can be beneficial.

Deep Tissue / Clinical massage, Myofascial Release or Thai massage work equally well for many conditions so your choice is personal preference. For pure relaxation I can also offer Swedish Holistic massage, treatments of the feet both Reflexology and Thai Foot massage have many of the benefits of body massage and can be combined with other therapies. Massage is also safe and suitable throughout all stages of pregnancy.

Studies show how massage can be beneficial for lower back pain and many other health conditions, including arthritis. Read also a few tips on how we can help ourselves with posture, neck pain or if we find ourselves sitting at a computer for too long. Find out about the unspoken communication of touch and a little about how tension type headaches may affect us.

Massage and Cancer

If you are living with Cancer Oncology massage can have many potential benefits. It’s a complimentary therapy that can help relieve the symptoms of cancer or side effects of any treatments you may be receiving, such as nausea, fatigue, depression, insomnia and pain. Massage can increases relaxation and encourages deeper respiration. Sore muscles and scar tissue can be eased and range of movement increased.

On-line wellness & self-care treatments.

Is too much time working from home squished over your laptop giving you neck & shoulder pain? Do you have higher levels of stress or anxiety at the moment? Are you finding it difficult to sleep?

If your not able to make it for a hands on appointment I'm excited to offer you ways I can help with your physical & emotional wellbeing. I'm able to give you a tailor made session showing ideas for stretches, relaxation and simple self-massage techniques. I can guide you through ideas to help muscular pain & tension, headaches, abdominal massage to aid digestion as well as self-Reflexology which feels amazing. 

Sessions can be for individuals or small groups. I can show you partner, friends or family massages too. Individual sessions are 30 mins and the initial session and consultation is free, follow up sessions will be by donation. Please contact me for further details and if you wish to book a session or find out more on group and partner massage ideas.

In the meantime see some of my self-massage videos and learning the healing art of self-massage blog

Gift vouchers

For the perfect present for loved ones, friends and family it's possible to buy Gift Vouchers, these can be posted or emailed. Please see my gift voucher page for more details.

Concessions and discounts

If you work for the NHS or have a carers card I offer a 15% discount, please let me know at time of booking and bring proof. I may be able to offer other concessions too, please contact me to discuss. All prices are on the treatments pages.

Photo by Sophia Adatia