During your first appointment we start the process of working together with a full consultation. I listen to you; what your concerns are, what your expectations are and what is it that you want to make better in your body and life. Together we will explore what you want from your session, your current range of movement, any patterns of pain you are experiencing, any injuries and any other factors which you feel might be important. I might ask you to perform specific movements or questions about the kinds of everyday movement which you find hard. Everything we discuss is 100% confidential. Before we start anything we will agree how we want to work together.
Bodywork is a two-way process, so you will never be asked or forced to move somewhere where you feel uncomfortable. When we are ready to start the session, I will leave the room so you can get undressed. You take off as many or as few clothes as you are comfortable with, then get onto the couch and cover yourself with the drape provided. You will be covered by this drape at all times during the treatment, except for the areas I am working on.
Whilst we massage you can lie silently, express your thoughts or move - let me know if you are too cold or too hot. This is your time and your knowledge of your body is far superior to mine so please do feedback to me, either verbally or via your body just how you are and what you would like, if anything, to be different. When the session is over, I will leave the room to get you some water and to wash my hands and you can get dressed.
At the end of the treatment we can discuss anything you want to, we might talk about exercises you can do at home, self-massage or myofascial release, breath work, relaxation techniques or the use of thermal modalities (hot / cold). We will have a nice glass of water and then sort out payment!
- A journey to wellness/healing takes time
- There is no quick-fix - although wonderful things often happen even during/after a single session, real changes take longer
- This means that you need to be willing to take responsibility for your body and your life
- There is no 'fixing', 'pushing', or 'forcing'
- I promise to meet you exactly where you are; to listen to you and to work with you using my full range of skills & knowledge
How to pay me
Cash payment is required for first sessions after which further sessions and block bookings can be paid for by BACS or using PayM.