Frequently Asked Questions


 
 

How often should I receive a massage?

This is the question I get asked the most.

I can’t tell you how often you should receive massages as only you know how your body is feeling.

If you are someone who holds a lot of stress in your body or are training for an athletic event, regular massage is highly beneficial.

My one piece of advice is to not wait until your body is in agony before booking.

Will a massage be painful?

Depending on what is happening with your muscles, it can have a bit of pain involved.

But you are always encouraged to speak up if the pain is way too uncomfortable.

As I work with a lot of trigger points on the body I will ask you to rate your pain on a pain scale and we can assess whether to back off or continue.


Will I feel sore after a massage?

There is a possibility that you will feel sore.

This can last anywhere from 24-36 hours and then your body will relax and you will feel the benefits of the massage.

Many people don’t feel sore but some do. If this is a concern, I will be careful not to go so deep that your body has this experience later.

What do I wear during a massage?

Your modesty is always respected.

If you want to keep your undies/boxers on or take them off that is ok with me - whatever you are comfortable with.

You will be covered at all times in private areas.


How do I know what style of massage is best for me?

I offer a combination of techniques throughout my treatments and we’ll discuss what you may need according to your stress levels, areas that are giving you trouble and what activities you participate in.

I will check in with you throughout the massage to see what you need.


What if I am ticklish?

Your massage won’t be quick and light as in a ticklish manner. It will be slower and more connected as I intuitively feel into your muscles. If you prefer that I avoid your feet or another area, let me know before we begin your treatment.


Should I shower before a massage?

Only if you’ve had a major work out or similar and think you might be a bit smelly. Otherwise don’t stress about it!


I have an allergy to nuts….is this a problem?

Yes! Please let me know ahead of your appointment so I can ensure my oils do not contain any nut oils. There are many other alternatives that are equally nourishing for your skin.

Should I leave the oil on after a massage?

It’s up to you - your skin will most likely have absorbed what it needed. Also note that it could stain your clothing afterwards.


I’ve just had surgery/ am pregnant or am dealing with a particular condition - should I get a massage?

It’s best to ask me before I arrive at your home for your appointment… and if I am uncertain I will ask you to consult with your doctor/ physio/ specialist to be certain.


Should I talk or not talk during a massage?

It is completely up to you. Let me know if you enjoy being in your own relaxed state without conversation and I will honour that. I may need to ask you a few questions about what you are feeling during the massage though in order for you to get the best results. But if you like to chat then I am always up for a good yarn!