FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU MASSAGE MEN?
Sorry, but I no longer massage men these days due to potential situations arising which I am not comfortable with. There will be other male therapists out there who will gladly accommodate gentlemen.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR DURING MY SESSION?
This will always be the client’s choice and you have the complete freedom to wear or not wear whatever you feel most comfortable with. I treat ladies who wear underwear and the areas not being worked on will be draped which is my “default setting” and I employ a very professional towel or sarong draping technique. I have other clients who prefer not to wear anything, enabling for more prolonged sweeping and free-flowing massage with “lomi lomi” influences which can have the effect for example of extending the back and can feel even more luxurious. In response to feedback I have received over time, the option to be draped will always be down to your own personal preference and you can be assured of a superb massage experience regardless of your choices, which we will establish prior to your massage commencing.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST SESSION?
After welcoming you and offering you a glass of filtered water, we will talk and fill-out a simple, non-intrusive consultation form. This will enable me to establish whether you have any contra-indications which may restrict or inhibit a massage so please be honest with me as it is in both our interests, as ensuring your care means everything to me. I will need to know of any allergies so that I may select an appropriate massage oil for your session. We will also chat about what you wish for from your massage and which areas, if any, you would particularly like me to concentrate on because yes, this IS all about you! If you made the appointment by phone, we would most likely have initially outlined this when you were deciding on the duration of your massage.
CAN I TALK DURING MY SESSION?
I will always be here for you during your massage, should you wish to talk or ask anything at any time. For example, you may want to ask for your glass of water during a longer session and I would want you to tell me if you were ever too warm or not warm enough. I would normally only otherwise speak when I need to change the position of say an arm or a leg during the treatment and I wouldn’t even do that if I sense that you are potentially dozing at that time! Obviously, for a full-body treatment, I will quietly ask you to gently roll over at the appropriate time but otherwise, I would not want to disturb your peace and would want to enable your mind to float free whereby you enter a beautiful state of massage bliss!
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER MY SESSION?
Everyone is different so the effects will vary but immediately at the end of your massage, you will feel physically very relaxed indeed. You may feel dreamy, sleepy, possibly light-headed, tingly and generally in a very lovely place in your mind. This is why I will always ask you to take as much time as you need before slowly rising from the couch. You will take this feeling of “fluffiness” home with you which is why it is very important not to arrange anything active following your session. Instead, you should continue to relax as much as possible for the remainder of the day and don’t worry if you feel that some muscles ache a little bit as I will have given them a good alternative workout and it is perfectly normal for some people to experience this a few hours later. You may even find yourself popping to the loo more frequently afterwards and this is just your stimulated system continuing to release toxins from your body. Please continue to sip some water, little but often to aid this process. All in all, you will emerge feeling quite wonderful, with a sense of renewed positivity!