Holistic massage therapy is an individual massage treatment that is specifically tailored to each client and considers their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Your massage therapist will ask general questions about your health and well-being. You will then agree on the treatment plan based on what you have shared with them.
Your treatment plan will specify the areas of the body they will be working on and how the draping will be done to ensure you are comfortable. At this time and throughout your treatment, ask any questions you may have.
Massage oils or lotions are often used during your treatment. Your therapist will ask if you are sensitive to scents or specific oils. If there is anything your therapist didn’t ask you about but you feel they should know, make sure to tell them.
Strenuous activity is best avoided for 12-24 hours after a massage as it allows your body to benefit from the relaxed muscles and overcome any lingering soreness.
In short, as often as you like. It can also depend on factors such as the type of massage you are having, your pain and physical needs and your stress levels and emotional needs.
A massage every 1-2 weeks is ideal but not realistic for everyone. Remember; regular massages are important to help prevent injury, pain, and tension build-up in the muscle fibres and for relaxing the mind and body.
A 50% fee will be charged in the case of a late cancellation (within 24 hours of the appointment). A 100% fee will be charged in the case of a no-show.
Yes, we offer a variety of physical and online vouchers for a specific service or value amount.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy you should avoid massage unless your medical practitioner specifically recommends it.
If you have a pre-existing health condition such as diseases related to any of your organs, hypertension, asthma, cancer, or any condition that requires medical attention, you need to consult first with your doctor.
If you have a fever or are unwell, have varicose veins, lumps, excessive bruising, cuts or abrasions, are sunburned, have undiagnosed acute pain or are less than a week after an operation or surgery then you should avoid massage.
The massage shouldn’t feel painful at any time. Your therapist will check in during the massage but if you feel uncomfortable or want them to try a different pressure, speak up.
Let your therapist know if there are any places where you want them to use a different pressure or avoid touching altogether.
For a full-body massage, your underwear is left on. If you are not comfortable with the draping provided your therapist will work with you to ensure you feel at ease.
Anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes. If relaxation is your goal, a 60-minute or longer session is ideal.
Yes, you can choose your professional therapist during the booking process.
Massage can reduce pain and anxiety for people with chronic illnesses, and reduce the physiological burden of stress. It can also help treat conditions including stress-related tension, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain, depression and much more.
Health insurance may provide coverage for massages that are medically necessary or prescribed by your health provider. But even when health insurance covers massage, there may be a limit or maximum amount payable during a policy term.
Before getting a massage check with your insurer to determine whether it is covered. If it’s not covered as a massage, find out whether there is coverage for acupuncture or reflexology.
Prenatal massages are generally considered safe after the first trimester, as long as you get the green light from your practitioner and you let your massage therapist know you’re pregnant.
Avoid massage during the first three months of pregnancy as it may trigger dizziness and worsen morning sickness.
Studies have shown that massage is effective in treating various symptoms related to many conditions. Some of the physical benefits of massage include:
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved circulation
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system
- Reduction of stress hormones
- Increased joint mobility and flexibility
- Improved skin tone
- Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
- Heightened mental alertness
- Reduced anxiety and depression