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Southamtpon Massage Therapy FAQ's

Q: What if I need to Cancel my massage?
Q: What is a Pre-Authorisation on my credit/debit card?
Q: What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
Q: Where will my massage session take place?
Q: What do I wear during the massage?
Q: What do I do during a massage therapy treatment?
Q: How will a massage feel?
Q: Do I have to be an athlete to have a Sports Massage?
Q: How often should I have a Sports Massage?
Q: Is a massage always appropriate?
Q: How long will a massage treatment last?
Q: How will I feel after the massage therapy treatment?

Q: What if I need to Cancel my massage?
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If you cancel more than 24 hours in advance of your massage just call and let us know and we can reschedule it. If you do not call 24 hours ahead to cancel your appointment or do not show up for your scheduled appointment, you will be charged full price for the scheduled service. The payment will be deducted from the credit/debit card provided to secure the booking. Back to top.

Q: What is a Pre-Authorisation on my credit/debit card?
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A pre-authorisation is a temporary hold of a specific amount of the available balance on a credit or debit card. The pre-authorisation is not a charge and no funds have been debited from your account. Back to top.

Q: What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
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Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition, and to see if you have any presenting complaints. Back to top.

Q: Where will my massage session take place?
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Your massage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. Back to top.

Q: What do I wear during the massage?
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There is no set dress code for Sports Massage, although we do ask that you wear underwear for your benefit. Usually you will be asked to remove clothing from the area being treated but you will not be asked to remove underwear. A towel will be used at all times to cover surrounding areas to keep you warm and comfortable. Back to top.

Q: What do I do during a massage therapy treatment?
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Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she will either move you or will ask you to move. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time. Back to top.

Q: How will a massage feel?
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It usually depends on the techniques used. Many massage therapists use a form of Swedish massage, which is often a baseline for practitioners. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes (effleurage) that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique. Back to top.

Q: Do I have to be an athlete to have a Sports Massage?
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No - Sports Massage is named so as to differentiate it from other forms of massage such as Swedish massage and Indian head massage, for example. It is a deeper, more specific, soft tissue massage treatment which athletes will find more effective than other massage, but it is equally as useful and beneficial for non-athletes. Back to top.

Q: How often should I have a Sports Massage?
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This will depend on the individual and why they are having a sports massage. Providing there is no contraindicating condition, you can have a Sports Massage as often as you like. The more active athletes will have one daily, or every few days, to help them recover from their workout and prepare for the next training session. Some may have a fortnightly or monthly 'maintenance' massages to help prevent injuries or some may book in a weekly Sports Massage to help prevent build of stress and tension. Back to top.

Q: Is a massage always appropriate?
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No, there are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That's why it is necessary that you fill out the health history forms and before you begin your session. The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is bly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Your massage therapist may require a recommendation for approval from your doctor. Back to top.

Q: How long will a massage treatment last?
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The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session. Back to top.

Q: How will I feel after the massage therapy treatment?
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Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. Massage therapists sometimes recommend a hot Epsom salt bath that encourages the release of toxins that may have been stirred up from the massage treatment. Back to top.


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