Massage

What to expect during a Massage treatment session



Body Massage

During the first appointment you will need to allow an extra 15 minutes, for which you will not be charged, for a consultation to take place. You will be asked a number of questions about your general health and past medical history, what you expect from the massage session, and to answer any questions you may have about massage in general or the treatment session itself.

You will then be asked to undress down to your underwear please be assured your privacy and dignity will be maintained at all times. You will be asked to remove any jewellery and glasses, although contact lenses do not need to be removed, or difficult to remove body piercings.

You will then be asked to lie down on a massage couch and cover yourself with a large draping towel (like a large bath towel). A common misconception about massage is that you are uncovered and exposed, this is definitely not the case and only the part being massaged is ever exposed.

The body massage is performed using a medium of either a carrier oil/base oil (usually a vegetable oil such as almond), cream or talcum powder this is usually dependant on the clients skin type and or personal preference. For anyone who has a nut allergy or is concerned there is a selection of non nut oils available for use. All oils used are cold pressed and unrefined so that the oils properties are not depleted during its manufacture. Mineral oils or baby oil are not used.

During the massage session you may feel that there is an area of your body that you do not want massaged or an area that you would like extra attention paid to. You may want increased or less pressure applied, in these circumstances your wishes and requirements will always be taken into account.

Once the massage session is completed you will be asked to get dressed in our own time, you will then be given post treatment advice to help you get the best effects from your massage.

It is up to the individual how often they receive a massage treatment someone may want a daily massage whilst others may want one once a month or as a special treat. The only thing to bear in mind is that if you have been to the gym or played a physical sport you should wait 24 hours before having a Swedish body massage. This is a precaution in case you have sustained an injury.



Indian Head Massage

During the first appointment you will need to allow an extra 15 minutes, for which you will not be charged, for a consultation to take place. You will be asked a number of questions about your general health and past medical history, what you expect from the massage session, and to answer any questions you may have about Indian head massage in general or the treatment session itself.

This form of treatment does not require any clothes to removed, however it is advisable to wear loose comfortable clothing such as a t-shirt. You will be asked to remove any glasses, but contact lenses will not need to be removed, earrings, necklaces and ties. Hair should be loose and not highly styled or have hair ornaments in it as these will need to be removed.

The treatment is performed sitting upright on a stool or low backed chair.

No oils or creams are used during the treatment.

The massage will consist of five sections the upper back, upper arms, neck, scalp and face.

During the massage session you may feel that there is a specific area that you do not want massaged or an area that you would like extra attention paid to. You may require a deeper or lighter pressure applied. In these circumstances your wishes are always taken into account.

Once the massage session is completed you will be given post treatment advice to help you get the best effects from your massage.



About Your Massage Therapist

Julie Middleton is a qualified Registered General Nurse and Registered Midwife. She qualified as a nurse at Dudley Road Hospital Birmingham in 1990 and as a midwife at The Birmingham Maternity Hospital in 1993. She currently lives and works in Birmingham.

Julie first became interested in massage therapy while working as a midwife. She noticed how beneficial massaging womens backs was during the contractions of labour, helping to ease the pain of the contractions and assisting helping the women to cope better with the pain.

Following the birth of her first child Julie attended a baby massage course and realised how much she enjoyed the practice of massage.

Julie attended Solihull College in the West Midlands in 2002 where she gained the IIHHT (International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies) Body Massage Certificate.

She is currently taking The ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) Indian Head Massage Certificate at The Athena School of Complimentary Therapies in Willenhall, West Midlands.

Julie is also a Reiki Level one practitioner qualifying in 2001, and will be taking Reiki Level two soon.

Julie is keen to expand her knowledge and sphere of practice and is planning to undertake a baby massage instructors course, massage in pregnancy course, and deep tissue massage course in the near future.

Julie is a full member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists who follow a strict code of professional conduct and ethics, and has public liability and treatment insurance.







Benefits of Massage

  • Releases stress

  • Encourages deep relaxation

  • Helps reduce muscle tension and stiffness

  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy

  • Helps relieve anxiety and aids relaxation

  • Greater joint flexibility and increases range of movement

  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing

  • Improves blood circulation

  • Improves lymphatic drainage

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Improves the texture and condition of the skin

  • Helps aid the removal of cellulite

  • Improves posture

  • Improves the immune system

  • Improves musculo-skeletal problems

  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental awareness

  • Reduces mental stress

  • Increases muscle strength and tone

  • Releases cramps and muscle spasms

  • Improves sense of well being

  • Improves length and quality of sleep

  • Relief of depression, low mood and irritation

  • Improves concentration

  • Reduces chronic pain

  • Improves headaches

  • Stimulates the release of endorphins (the bodies natural pain killers

  • Improves the function of the digestive system

  • Improves appetite

  • Reduces constipation



Fees and Contact information



FEES

  • Full Swedish Body Massage 1 hour £36 .00.

  • Extended Swedish Body Massage 1.5 hours £54.00.

  • Indian Head Massage 1 Hour £36.00.



Gift Vouchers Available contact for details.



Special Offer introduce a friend for a full or extended body massage and get an Indian head massage free.



Payment Details payment can be made via credit card, cheque or cash.

Cancellations please note that any cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance or the full treatment fee will be charged.





CONTACT

To Book Appointments: Please FAX ; 0870 164 1987

Please phone Mon - Fri between 09.00am – 17.00pm

Daytime and early evening appointments available

Treatments available for men and women



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