Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect on my first visit?

Whatever treatment you choose, your first appointment will include a consultation where you will be asked questions about your health and lifestyle. This is an important aspect of the treatment as the therapist should have an understanding of all the factors that may be affecting your health and wellbeing. All information will be held in strictest confidence and in line with current GDPR regulations.  If you are suffering from a serious medical condition or are under medical supervision, you may be asked to receive medical clearance before having a treatment.

How long does a treatment take?

Holistic Aromatherapy, Facial Rejuvenation, Kansa Wand Facelift Massage, Ayurvedic Foot Massage, Reflexology and ScarWork treatments take approximately one hour and an Indian Head Massage treatment takes 30 minutes. Ear Candling treatments include a face massage and take 35 minutes. Some people like to combine two therapies into a one-hour session and this can easily be arranged. You can also book a longer session e.g. one and a half hours if you wish to try several therapies.

During pregnancy, a shorter treatment of 30-40 minutes may be recommended. It is advisable to wait until after the first 3 months of pregnancy before having treatments. First appointments for all treatments take a little extra consultation time.

What happens in a treatment?

It all depends on the treatment you are having. For Reflexology shoes and socks will be need to be removed and if wearing trousers, they will be rolled up to allow easy access to the feet. For facial treatments a low necked top is preferable to allow easy access for working on the neck. If you are having a back massage, then I would ask you to remove clothing to the waist and lower the waistband of your trousers, skirt or underwear so that I can work the top of the pelvis. A towel will be tucked into your clothing to ensure no oil is transferred to your clothes.  For ladies the massage is generally carried out without a bra – but if you would prefer to leave your bra on, then I would just ask you to take your arms from the straps so I can work across the top of your shoulders and top of arms. For a full body massage, then you would need to undress to your underwear, and again you will be draped with towels/blankets and only the area being worked on is uncovered.

If you have any concerns or questions before booking your treatment,  please contact me.

How will I feel after my treatment?

Most people feel very relaxed. Depending on the treatment you have, some people experience relief from aches and pains; many feel a little slowed down for a short period and then notice an increase of energy, heightened awareness and increased productivity which can last for days.  Regular Facial Rejuvenation clients report compliments from their friends on how well they look!  If you received a deep massage, you may be slightly sore the next day – much like a good workout at the gym.  After your session you should increase your water intake a bit. Just a glass or two more than normal is usually fine. This helps keep your body’s tissues hydrated and healthy.

How often should I have a treatment?

Again – it depends on the treatment –  often clients have a weekly treatment to help to relieve particular conditions and once it is decided that their body is balanced and responding well, they might move to fortnightly then monthly maintenance treatments or purely for the calming and relaxing benefits. Facial Rejuvenation works best with 6 treatments close together – ideally once or even twice a week – and then every 3-4 weeks to maintain the benefits.  To maintain good health, it is best to have regular complementary therapy treatments;  however some people enjoy coming on an ad-hoc basis as a treat.

Etiquette

I am a professional complementary therapist who has spent many years studying and working in the industry.  Please do not embarrass yourself by requesting services of a sexual nature.  As a client you will be asked to leave immediately and struck off my list.

Code of Ethics

My code of ethics is in line with the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Association of Reflexologists.

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