Frequently asked questions
What shall I wear to my appointment?
Massage for the Upper Body
When you have an ache or pain in your upper or lower back, the ideal situation is for you to completely remove your top to allow full access to your back muscles. For Males, this shouldn’t be as much of an issue. For Females if you are comfortable taking off your shirt, then that is great. If not, a sports bra or one that allows to access the aching back muscles will be fine.
Massage for the Lower Body
Generally, if the lower part of your body is to be treated, wearing a pair of loose-fitting shorts is the best idea. If they are too tight, like cycling shorts, it can cause an issue with the massage as they can restrict access to the higher part of your leg. Any clothes worn should be easily moved out of the way as any massage on your thighs or calves will be more beneficial if we can see and get to the muscles on your legs.
Specific Clothing Rules
Ideally, please wear as little around the area to be treated as possible. And don’t forget, if you must wear something:
Remember these tips so that we can help you get the most out of your massage. Accessibility is particularly important, as often the problem causing the pain or ache you have may not even be in the muscle that hurts. It can be an issue with another muscle nearby, so easy access to the general area of the pain will be advantageous
Make sure it is easily removable
You can pull it up or out of the way for treatment
We can observe the muscles you are having trouble with as well as those surrounding them
Make sure it is thin and/or loose fitting
How do I maintain the benefits of my massage?
At the end of each session you will be given an update on how your body seems to have reacted to the treatment and you will be given advice on how you can manage any discomfort once you leave the clinic. You may feel slightly sore, tender and a little lethargic post-treatment, all of which can be totally normal.
After your treatment we can also discuss ways in which you can maintain the benefits of your treatment and self-manage any injuries, but these may include:
Foam rolling/ self-massage
Work station modification