Frequently Asked Questions

What treatment shall I book?

Generally if you have an injury, medical condition or chronic pain condition we recommend either clinical or myofasical release, the latter works well for long term chronic conditions and all the therapists trained in MFR are also trained in clinical massage so this is always a safe bet if you are unsure. General neck, back or shoulder pain that needs attention but not a long term or medical condition is usually fine with deep tissue therapeutic massage as all therapists are highly trained so you will be in good hands (literally). If you have any questions please feel free to email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Can Clinical Massage help me as I have a specific medical condition?

Most likely YES! There is very little that Clinical massage is not suitable for and your therapist will do a full consultation so can advise accordingly.  As a general rule, clinical massage is for those seeking treatment for chronic pain and sports injuries (that differs from a general sports massage as it is an injury). Clinical massage may also help manage systemic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.  If you have a specific question please do not hesitate to ask.


What is Myofascial Release (MFR) good for?

Lots of clients are recommended MFR for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, however, it is great for systemic conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain (where other massage treatments haven't helped), postural issues where the body feels 'stuck', and much more. Our MFR-trained therapists are also clinically trained so they can tailor the treatment using both skill sets.


I have not had a massage before, what can I expect?

We usually require you to undress to your underwear and will drape large towels or blankets over you, respecting your privacy and uncovering only the area that is being treated. Shorts are not ideal as it makes it difficult to access the top of the hamstrings, glutes, and legs, which is a common problematic area for lower back pain. However, if you prefer to wear them that is ok.


Will the massage hurt?

Everyone is different so please communicate with your therapist. There may be an amount of discomfort and soreness after, which is normal. The most important thing is to let your therapist know what is comfortable for you.


What should I do/not do after a massage?

Drinking water is always a good idea after a massage and don't over-exert yourself after a massage, like going to the gym or for a run. You may be a little tired after, especially if you haven't had one for a while!


How many treatments will I need?

We are asked this question a lot and are often unable to give a straight answer as it depends on too many variables. The usual advice is to have two treatments close together (say one-two weeks apart) and judge how far you have improved between them as everybody responds differently, every lifestyle varies and also the time the injury has been present affects the response to treatment. 


Can I buy a gift voucher?

We do not sell gift vouchers as a clinic as the therapists are all independent, however if you know who you want to buy from there is a link in the gift voucher page, if not we recommend you book and pay the therapist direct if you would like to treat someone! 


Can you tell me why I am in pain?

Massage therapists do not diagnose conditions so although we can treat and assess, we always recommend you see your GP with any medical concerns. If we feel your symtoms require further investigation then we will always recommend you seek medical advice.



Any other questions please do not hesitate to ask!

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