Disclaimer: Please note I am not a medical practitioner. I am unable to diagnose medical conditions, nor am I able to offer medical advice. Complementary/holistic therapies, such as Massage and Reflexology, are not intended to replace medical advice nor medical treatment, nor do they claim to “cure”. If you have an issue of a medical nature that is giving you concern then please contact your G.P./doctor first and foremost.
Please note, under UK law no one may attend a mother unless he or she is a registered midwife or doctor until 10 days after the birth - therefore I prefer to wait until two weeks have passed to ensure no confusion arises.
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T: 07423 019459
Knutsford, Cheshire, England, UK
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Massage helps you to love your body and heal your world
The power of touch and massage is profound. Massage therapy increases the quality of your life by managing pain and your sense of physical and emotional health. Our bodies often pick up tension and strains from everyday activities. Muscular pain and discomfort can impinge on our wellbeing. Massage therapy and soft tissue release help bring about relief for overtired and recovering muscles as well as give a deep sense of relaxation.
I use different types of massage as the tools in my toolbox to help with relaxation and muscular aches and pains. I work with a blend of Western and Eastern massage techniques including traditional Swedish, acupressure/Amma fusion and clinical massage techniques such as myofascial release, stretching and Trigger Point therapy. My philosophy to bodywork is slow rather than fast. I also hold a good working knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy.
My massage qualifications include VTCT Swedish Massage plus advanced clinical massage training from the award winning Jing Institute in Brighton. There I have learned protocols for Shoulder & Neck Pain, Hip & Leg, Wrist and Arm plus Lower Back Pain. I am qualified to help manage TMJ (jaw) issues through intra-oral massage therapy (please note you will need to have seen your dentist or GP for a diagnosis beforehand). I am also trained in Pregnancy Massage and you may want a general relaxation massage too.
How to book:
First we have a phone conversation in which I will check that there is no medical reason for massage not to go ahead and to book (it is important if you are taking medication or have a health condition that you inform me). Please view my therapy menu and also my contact details to arrange your appointment here. Please note the working weight of my couch is not over 26 stone and for health and safety reasons with my equipment I may not go over this.
How long will your massage last?
Your first massage appointment is 1 hour 15 minutes to allow for the consultation and assessment to plan out a strategy (including time either side to get on and off the couch and undressed/dressed). Follow up massages can be booked for: 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1.5 hours or 2 hours.
What to expect at your appointment:
Please have a thorough wash in the morning before you attend. It will make you feel more confident and also helps your muscles to loosen with the heat. Your first session will include:
a) a consultation including your medical history and any problems you are experiencing and when they started so I can plan. You will be asked to sign a consent form.
b) an assessment which will be visual and I may ask to palpate (touch) you (all with your consent) and then the massage itself.
What should I wear?
You will be appropriately draped with towels or sheets to protect your modesty whilst on the couch. I will wait outside the room while you undress, get onto the couch, and cover yourself with a clean sheet. You will keep on your underwear - please make sure it is comfy. I can also give you a couch-based but clothed massage using Amma (Eastern) style techniques or a seated massage in the form of Indian Head massage - please wear appropriate, comfortable and loose fitting clothes for both of these.
What should I do during the massage session?
Prior to and during the massage, feel free to ask any questions or give feedback you may have. During the massage I will do my utmost to make you comfortable and may need to move you or ask you to lift your arms or legs. Many people close their eyes and relax and it is important for me to know if an area feels tender or if you are warm enough.
How frequently do you need massage?
As often as you like! For particular problems such as back, neck/shoulders, hands or leg/feet or face/jaw (e.g. for Golfer’s elbow, piriformis syndrome, TMJ etc) then a course of 1-6 successive weekly massages is recommended for the most benefit. The massage treatment will be adapted according to your needs and these will be discussed during the consultation. It is then advisable to have a monthly maintenance session.
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