On your first visit this will include a full consultation which will be completed before treatment to ensure safety and efficacy. This will involve a discussion of needs and expectations, a personalized treatment plan that will benefit the individual both physically and mentally.
The therapist will leave the room prior to the treatment whilst you get undressed to maintain client privacy as well as the use of towels to ensure your modesty. If you have any concerns about undressing, please read the FAQ below.
Your modesty will always be protected with the use of towels. We only expose the body part that is being treated and all other areas will be fully covered. Please feel free to wear shorts or a vest if you feel more comfortable, although with Swedish and Hot Stones that will be harder to achieve the correct movements and strokes.
Deep tissue and seated Acupressure massage can be done fully clothed and I can work around shorts and a vest, therefore the type of clothing worn is down to personal preference. This is also something we can discuss prior your massage treatment if you are feeling uncomfortable with anything discussed above.
Grape seed oil is the oil of choice in the practice which contains high levels of vitamin E, which is excellent for locking moisture into the skin. This vitamin plays an essential role in softening and hydrating the skin's outer layer. Meanwhile, it's fatty acid components fortify the skin barrier while smoothing and balancing the skin. A positive benefit of grape seed oil is that its suitable for all types of skin and does not cause any allergic reactions, making it the safest oil to use for the public.
There are various conditions whereby massage may not be appropriate, however, if you have any questions, we are more than willing to discuss any concerns you may have. We may ask you to seek your GP's expertise before coming for an appointment.
Embody requires 24 hours’ notice for any cancellations or rescheduling of appointments.
Massage therapies are safe and effective for people of all ages and are not only a beneficial way to indulge, spoil or pamper yourself, it is also a powerful tool to help you be proactive about your health and wellbeing- whether you have a specific health condition or looking to relieve stress and tension.
Of course, this personal preference and you are free to use your time during the treatment as you wish. The important thing to remember is, this your time to relax and enjoy the experience. Usually, people begin the session talking and then drift off into a state of relaxation and don’t converse much at all. Also, if there is anything that you would like to bring to our attention about the treatment such as massage strength or pressure, it is important that you make the therapist aware of your requirements.
Many clients fall asleep when they have a massage, these are all great signs that you are relaxing during the massage, so never feel embarrassed if any of these happen to you.
When the session is completed, the therapist will leave the room so that your privacy is maintained to get changed into the appropriate clothing. You will be given aftercare advise following the massage, as your body is eliminating unwanted toxins so you may experience some of these symptoms within 24h after the session: nausea, fatigue, muscle soreness and headaches. To maximize the benefit of your massage, it is advisable to not drink any alcohol, drink plenty of water or herbal teas, take a warm shower or bath, eat a light meal after the treatment and find time for mindfulness.