A regular massage treatment would last for 1 hour, however for those of you who feel they need a little bit more attention and care for certain areas we do have a 90 minute treatment available. Full body Lymphatic Drainage massage can take up to 90 minutes to achieve the best result. For those of you with time constraints, or have only one area that needs treatment, perhaps a shorter consultation of 30 minutes would be best suited to you. For initial remedial consultation please allow an extra 15 minutes to allow time for assessment and treatment at the same time.
What should I wear during treatment?
Loose fitting shorts, sports bra, bikini garments are to be worn to better facilitate treatment. Please remove your jewellery before treatment.
Do you have HICAPS and registered with private health funds?
Yes, we are registered with most private health funds. HICAPS will be operational in a few weeks time, then all you will pay is the difference. This article will be updated as soon it is up and running, currently manual receipts Invoices are provided.
What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
At the initial consultation you will be required to fill out a health history form. Afterward the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed, and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and to see if you have any presenting complaints.
It is important to carefully read the health history form and list all health concerns and medications so the therapist can adapt the session to your specific needs without doing any harm.
If I want a really deep massage should I see a male therapist?
The answer is NO. There is a perception that men give deeper massages than women. This is a myth. While some men do give a deeper massage, there are men who prefer to not work so deep. The same holds true for women. It is a matter of style, training, and therapist preference. Some therapists prefer not to give really deep sessions while others specialize in this area. If you are looking for a deep massage, it is best to simply ask the therapist if she/he does this type of work. And of course, during your session it is perfectly ok to give the therapist feedback if you would like a lighter/deeper pressure. It's your session! And remember, massage does not have to hurt to be effective.
How will I feel after the massage treatment?
Some experience a significant decrease or freedom from long-term aches and pains. Most people feel very relaxed. Many feel a little slowed down for a short period and then notice an increase of energy, heightened awareness and increased productivity which can last for days. If you received a deep massage, you may be slightly sore the next day - much like a good workout at the gym. Sometimes a hot shower, or a soak in the tub can ease this soreness. After your session you should increase your water intake a bit. Just a glass or two more than normal is usually fine. This helps keep your body's tissues hydrated and healthy.