What will happen at my first treatment/initial consultation?
Your initial therapy appointment will consist of detailed, confidential intake of your medical history. This will ensure that I have a complete understanding of any related medical conditions. There will then be a physical assessment so I can determine the best approach to treatment. A relevant therapy session will be given, and an individual plan made for moving towards optimum health.
What do you wear during a treatment?
Wear comfortable and loose clothing for Bowen Therapy. This therapy can be applied over suitable clothing.
Scar Tissue Release requires direct access to the scar tissue. Wear clothing that will allow the scar area to be exposed.
During Massage Therapy, a person would remove clothing on areas being treated. The appropriate removal of clothing will be discussed. Only undress as much as is comfortable for you. During the entirety of the treatment you will be covered with a sheet and only the area being treated will be uncovered at any given time.
Should I take medications before my massage?
It is recommended not to take anti-inflammatory / muscle relaxants or pain killers prior to massage since they can affect your reactions to pressure. You should let me know about any medications you are taking.
Are there conditions that mean I should not have a treatment?
I will ask you to provide a full and accurate record of your health history in order to ensure safety and effectiveness of treatment. Certain conditions may require treatment modifications. Some conditions may require approval from your medical physician prior to receiving a massage. Conditions requiring particular cautions include active cancer, high blood pressure, cardiac and kidney disease and uncontrolled diabetes
What can I expect after my treatment?
Each person is an individual and will react in different ways to their treatment. It is likely that you will feel relaxed with reduced areas of muscle tension. You may feel tired.
Health history and treatment records will be held securely at the clinic. Information will only be passed to others with written permission of the client.
Copies of records may be requested in writing by the client, and will be provided on payment of $30
Contact details will not be passed to any third parties. Subscription to the newsletter or email updates can be terminated at any time.
24 hour notice of cancellation is requested. Any appointment missed without cancellation or consultation may incur a charge of 50% of the treatment fee. Repeated cancellations will result in appointments only being made on the same day.