Here you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions.
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I am not a sporty person – is Sports and Remedial Massage for me?
Yes, anyone can benefit from a Sports and Remedial Massage. Muscle tensions often develop through incorrect posture or repetitive movements that are work related which are not linked to sport.
What if I am ill on the day of my appointment?
If you are feeling ill and are contagious please refrain from attending your appointment. Please do try and give 8 hours notice if you need to cancel or you may still be charged for your appointment.
Can I cancel or change my appointment?
Yes. When you book online you have an option to cancel, change or add another appointment. This can be done by following the link at the bottom of the original confirmation email with the 10to8 booking system. Please give 8 hours notice if you want to cancel or change your appointment or you may be charged the full treatment price.
Do you do deep tissue massage?
Yes, deep tissue massage is incorporated in a Sports and Remedial Massage and is used amongst many more techniques, which help to lengthen and strengthen shortened or weakened muscle fibres.
Does it hurt?
With some deeper techniques you may experience some discomfort depending on the state of your muscles. However, treatment is always performed within your own pain threshold. Therefore during a session you will be repeatedly asked to give Frankie a pain level number between 1 (no pain at all) and 10 (unbearable) to ensure that you can relax throughout the entire session whilst the most effective treatment is being applied.
Is it safe for pregnant women to receive Sports and Remedial Massage?
In the first 3 months Sports and Remedial Massage is not recommended, however during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters it’s ok.
What medical history do you need to know?
If you have any specific medical conditions that might be affected by a treatment I will need to know about them. If you are unsure do ask you GP first if it is safe for you to attend. If you have had a surgery or fracture and have notes or a letter please bring them with you. If you have already had some physiotherapy and have a list of exercises please bring them too.
What should I wear?
Comfortable loose clothing. During the whole session you will be covered with a towel and only the part of your body that is being work on will be exposed.
How many treatments will I need?
This is completely dependent on the condition of your soft tissue and the length of time it has been troubling you. The number of treatments can be reduced by your own input by following post treatment advice. However as a general guide I find that the average client needs three treatments once a week for three weeks.
Is it a good idea to get a Sports and Remedial Massage after a workout?
Yes, definitely. It will reduce the typical muscle soreness you experience after a good workout as the massage will help to flush lactic acid and other waste products out of your body. You should drink plenty of water, which will help in the flushing process.
Does my health insurance cover the costs?
Occasionally clients are able to recoup treatment costs with their health insurance. Please check with the terms & conditions of your insurance first however. All professional bodies within sports and remedial massage therapy are working hard to achieve this.
Can Sports and Remedial Massage be harmful?
It is a non-invasive and low-risk therapy, but certain conditions preclude treatment:
- injuries less than four days old (kinesiotape can benefit at this stage)
- early stage fractures (massage will help restore muscle function after the initial healing process has finished)
- deep vein thrombosis
- varicose veins (massage surrounding the area is fine)
- open wounds (massage can be used on unaffected areas)
- infectious skin diseases
- first trimester of pregnancy
- tumors / cancer
- arterio and artherosclerosis
- recent surgery
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