Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will it hurt?
A: Sadly, sports massage has a reputation of being an aggressive and painful treatment. Some people even feel if it doesn’t hurt it’s not effective – ‘no pain, no gain’.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Too much pressure/pain will cause the body to tighten up and the treatment to be less effective.
I am trained to work sensitively and listen to the tissues. That’s not to say it will be a ‘tickle’ or a light treatment - I can work with tremendous depth when required but aim to do so without shocking the body and causing you to grit your teeth!
Although there may be some level of discomfort at times, you should never be in pain. We establish a ‘pain scale’ and communicate throughout the treatment to keep within your own tolerance levels. We aim for ‘hurts so good’ rather than ‘get off now!’.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Generally no, but it is not unheard of for people to feel some mild aches or bruise like sensations the next day but should not go beyond this and should resolve within 24 hours. Most people find that this reduces as their body becomes used to the treatments.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Although every effort is made to maintain your modesty and comfort throughout the session it might be wise to wear the sort of underwear you would be happy wearing on a beach and ideally avoid sports bras and loose underwear where possible.
Q: Can I bring someone with me?
A: Of course! Just let me know before your appointment if you want to bring someone with you and that’s not a problem at all.
Q: This all sounds very complicated, I just want a massage
A: That’s fine too :-)
Q: How much do you charge?
A: Please see my pricing page.
Q: I’ve got a question I can’t find the answer to
A: Feel free to contact me with any questions at any time.