Frequently Asked Questions
Please get in touch if your question is not answered here
How much do your treatments cost?
Rather than have individual prices for each different therapy I charge per session time
~ 1 hour session £50
~ 1.25 hours session £60
~ 1.5 hours session £70,
~ 1.75 hours session £80
~ 2 hours £90
What should I expect from my first session?
In your first session you will have a free client consultation with me, this should take 15-20 minutes, this will not impact on your treatment time, you will then have your full session time to enjoy the therapy/therapies you have chosen. So please allow some extra time for your first session.
Can you provide therapies for those with cancer or with a history of cancer
Quite simply, yes. I am qualified and experienced in oncology massage, oncology reflexology and reiki, these wonderful balancing complimentary therapies, that Macmillan offer and recommend, provide a gentle hand of comfort, relief, relaxation and support. In addition I provide ScarWork therapy if you have undergone surgery and have issues with limited range of movement or discomfort from scars, no matter how old or recent your scars are. I have also undertaken additional ScarWork training in: ScarWork after Breast Cancer (with Emma Holly) and for Working with Pelvic and Abdominal Scars (with Jan Trewartha) and the Sharon Wheeler ScarWork Refresher with New techniques course (with Sharon Wheeler). At your client consultation we will discuss your needs and current situation and you will have the time to talk about your unique story, so that I may have a solid understanding of how best to support you with my therapies. I have done voluntary work at the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at East Surrey hospital for 3.5 years providing complimentary therapies, so you are in experienced, understanding and kind hands.
What are your opening times & availability
Monday ~ 10.00am to 2pm & 6pm to 10pm
Tuesday ~ 10.00am to 2pm & 6pm to 10pm
Wednesday ~ 8pm to 10pm
Thursday ~ 8pm to 10pm
Friday ~ 8pm to 10pm
Saturday ~10am to 2pm.
Is there parking available
Luckily yes, there is free on street parking, for your convenience.
What is Reflexology
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complimentary health therapy based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower legs and hands correspond to areas and organs of the body. Applying gentle pressure to these points helps stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, the organs, nerve endings and energy pathways in the body. This promotes our health and wellbeing by enabling the body to bring itself back into a state of balance. Reflexology can help boost circulation, is wonderful for helping with stress and anxiety, back pain, migraine, poor digestion, respiratory problems, headaches, bladder problems and many more. It can also invoke a deep state of relaxation, help support, rebalance, re-energise and comfort our bodies during it's different stages in life ~ from pre-conception to menopause and everything in between and beyond.
What is Reiki
Reiki is Japanese for "Universal Life Energy" and is described as a system of natural healing, that allows the body to receive and take this universal life energy during a treatment. Reiki will flow to the areas of the body that need it and help sooth and support the body's natural ability to heal itself. Each person has their own unique experience during a Reiki treatment, though you are likely to feel deeply relaxed and calm. Reiki can be a comfort when life is challenging, calming and supportive during pregnancy and during cancer care, induce deep relaxation and yet energise, whilst being an uplifting experience that can encourage emotional and physical healing. During a treatment I will lightly and non-invasively place my hands on or over areas of the body, whilst all you have to do is take your shoes off, kick back and relax whilst the music envelops you and the Reiki works its 'magic'!
What are the benefits of Massage?
Massage therapy is extremely beneficial in so many ways. It helps to reduce that muscle tension that we all deal with from time to time and those niggly knots that cause discomfort and pain that often stops us in our tracks, improves the body's range of movement, boosts circulation and the lymphatic system to help rid the body of toxins, improves skin tone and the appearance of skin, reduces pain and stress, induces a blissful deep state of relaxation resulting in improved sleep, raised energy levels and a feeling of wellbeing.
What are the benefits of Indian Head Massage?
Having evolved from traditional techniques practised in India for thousands of years, this deeply relaxing treatment has many benefits. Tension and tightness in the upper back, shoulders, neck and scalp is released, blood flow and lymphatic drainage is stimulated, a very deep state of relaxation is experienced helping to reduced stress, anxiety and headaches and the energy flow throughout the whole body is rebalanced. Clients often say the best part about going to the hairdresser is having their head massaged whilst having their hair washed, well this treatment takes that feeling above and beyond!
What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
MLD is a very light touch therapy that works by moving the surface of the skin in a slow, deliberate and rhythmic manner and in a specific direction to help pump and move the lymph through the lymphatic vessels, these vessels lie just beneath the skin's surface, so the pressure needs to be light to be effective. This is a deeply relaxing treatment and clients are often surprised with just how calm and de-stressed they feel following a session. For the full benefits of this treatment to be experienced usually a once a week regular session is advised initially for 3 to 4 weeks, followed by more spaced out treatments to suit you and your needs.
What is ScarWork?
ScarWork therapy, created by Sharon Wheeler, is a very light touch therapy that works to help release and unstick the adhesions in the tissues, fascia and body structures lying beneath the surface of the scar. It can help to bring about an improved range of movement and reduce tightness, reduce discomfort and pain, to smooth out the scar, often with the added benefit of improving the scar's overall appearance, it can also help in bringing about emotional rebalancing. I have also undertaken additional ScarWork training in: ScarWork after Breast Cancer (with Emma Holly) and in Working with Pelvic and Abdominal Scars (with Jan Trewartha) together with the Sharon Wheeler ScarWork Refresher with New Techniques course (with Sharon Wheeler). Please contact me to find out if ScarWork may be right for you or someone you care about. For more information please also see the ScarWork website at scarwork.com