About getting a massage
Booking the Massage
If you don’t turn up, or cancel the massage session within 24 hours of the session you will be liable for a £25 cancellation charge. This is due to it being unlikely that I’ll be able to fill this space within 24 hours.
There are a few things which would prevent you from receiving a massage. (We call these total contraindications)
|Fever||If you have a fever, your body is fighting an infection. A massage may help spread the infection around your body and will very likely make you feel worse.|
|Cold and Flu||Similar to having a fever, a massage may help spread your infection and make you feel worse. Also, I don’t want to catch your cold!|
|Drunk/Hungover/high||Massage will move whatever substance that is left in your body into your blood stream, possibly making you more drunk. It also impairs your judgement making it difficult to feedback on the massage|
|Infectious skin diseases or parasite||This is to protect me from catching the infection|
|Suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis||If you’ve a possible DVT massage could free the clot to move around your body and could cause serious problems such as strokes or heart attacks.If you suspect you’ve a DVT you need to contact a Dr.|
The treatment room is a converted attic space in a terraced house. This means it is up 2 flights of stairs making it unsuitable for anyone with significant mobility difficulties. If you will be able to climb the stairs with assistance, I am willing to able to help.
During the massage
I’ll usually be working over unclothed areas of the body, so you don’t have to worry too much about what you are wearing. If you wear boxer shorts style underwear, please make sure it is loose, rather than tightly fitted. This makes it much easy to tuck a towel into and keeps it under control.