How we work

Our approach to massage therapy is outcomes-based and the most appropriate techniques are applied to achieve this. 
Your full participation and feedback during the treatment helps to achieve the desired outcome more quickly which is better for 
your pocket as well as your body!                            Click here if you would like more information on the advanced techniques we use.

What to expect
Your first appointment will begin with a consultation to find out what the problem is and any aspects of your medical history that may be relevant. 
Your posture may be observed and range of motion tested where relevant. 
If you have booked for a relaxation appointment rather than for clinical reasons, it is still important to discuss your medical history.

When we are ready to start you will be left in private to undress down to underwear and lie on the treatment couch under the towel.  Many techniques can be carried out through clothing so if you prefer to keep your clothing on this is OK. Throughout the treatment the parts of your body that are not being worked on will be draped with towels to protect your privacy and keep you warm. 

Most treatments will require you to lie either face down, face up or on your side and sometimes in a seated position. If you find lying face down difficult all techniques can be adapted and used in the side-lying position. We also have massage chairs available for any clients who find getting on or off the couch difficult.

A massage wax is used to provide lubrication, except for myo-fascial release and some clinical work. Usually no residue remains at the end of a treatment, but you may prefer not to wear your best clothes just in case.

Kate's treatment room

You are in control of your treatment, and the therapist will check in with you throughout to make sure you are comfortable and to get feedback. At any point you can ask her to stop if you are not comfortable.  We acknowledge that giving another person permission to touch your body is a significant act of trust and we regard this as an enormous privilege.

After the treatment you should feel relaxed and may even feel a little 'spaced out' so it is important to allow your body and mind time to integrate the treatment. 
Make sure you do not have to rush off and do something stressful.

Health & Safety
We maintain our clinical workspaces to meet a high level of hygiene to protect ourselves and our clients. 
All towels and linens are changed and stones washed between clients to prevent cross-infection. Other equipment and floors are cleaned at the end of each working day.
In order to help us maintain this high standard we respectfully ask that any client with or recovering from an infectious illness lets us know as soon as possible so that we can reschedule their appointment.
Nobody likes to be ill and as self-employed practitioners working in close contact with our clients, we cannot work if we are ill. Taking sick leave not only means we lose income but also causes disruption for all the clients we have to reschedule.
Cancelling an appointment at short notice due to illness will not incur a cancellation fee. We thank you for your cooperation.
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