What is Holistic Massage?

Holistic in its essence means “whole”. 
 
In holistic massage, we treat the person as a whole and not just a collection of physical symptoms to try and ‘fix’. We take into account a person’s mental and emotional needs as well as the physical. 
 
As humans, we tend to hold onto our emotions. They get stuck in our body and this can show up as physical aches and pains. Holistic massage can help to release this 'stuck' energy and at the same time provide relief from physical ailments. Massage therapy provides a safe and nurturing space where healing can take place on all levels.
 
I use a wide range of techniques depending on your identified needs. We will go through an initial consultation where I will find out about you and your lifestyle. This will help me to create an individual massage treatment which will bring the physical, mental and emotional aspects of you back into harmony.

What to expect at your appointment

When you arrive I will ask you to sanitise your hands.
 
We will go through an initial consultation form and discuss your medical history, lifestyle and anything else you feel is relevant. This is confidential and is to help me give you the best massage possible.
 
We will agree on a treatment plan then I will leave the room so you can undress. Most people either undress fully or leave their underwear on. Do whatever you feel most comfortable with. You will be covered by a drape and I only uncover the area that I’m working on. It is easier to work on the body when it’s fully or mostly undressed but I can work around underwear and clothing.
 
Please put your clothes in the box provided. This is sanitised between clients.
 
During the massage, I will check in regularly about pressure and to let you know when I will be uncovering a different part of the body to work on. I encourage you to let me know if you would like more or less pressure, if something is uncomfortable or if you want me to stay longer on a certain area. This is your massage and I want you to get the most out of it. 
 
After the massage is over I will leave the room again so you can dress. We will then go over some aftercare to help you maintain the benefits of the treatment.

Please note that I do not offer an 'undraped massage' or anything other than Holistic massage. This is non-negotiable. If I'm made to feel uncomfortable at any point during your session, you will be asked to leave and full payment will be taken.