Thai massage is a healing treatment that dates back more than 2,500 years to time of the Buddha, a very long time before doctors were around!
Many of today’s health issues can benefit from professional massage therapy. This is because manipulating the body’s soft tissue, twisting and stretching your body will improve the working of your muscular, nervous, circulatory and lymphatic (immune) systems.
We don’t need to tell you about the lifestyle factors that may be affecting you at work or home, but we can say that a massage treatment will help you feel better, both mentally and physically. By feeling more relaxed, you will have more energy and be better able to manage the issues that life throws at you.
Most opinions, as well as research, asserts that massage treatment is particularly helpful if you suffer from:
- Insomnia related to stress
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Joint pain
- Digestive disorders
You can discuss possible benefits with your GP or other medical practitioner. You might also want to make an internet search to get a view on any claims you’ve already heard.
Only customers with an appointment can be allowed into the shop. On arrival, ring the doorbell. On entry, using a non-contact thermometer, we’ll check your body temperature. Please use the hand sanitiser in Reception. Staff are provided with face masks and aprons. Disposable face masks are free to customers. Our Covid-19 Hygiene Policy is based on Government advice and guidance given by the World Health Organisation. Please read this before you book.
Your Personal Treatment Plan / Contraindications
After cleaning your hands using our santiser, we will then ask you to complete a health questionnaire (Client Record Card). From this information we may need to ask a few more details. We can then devise your personal treatment plan.
Most of our clients’ say that they see massage therapy as mainly a way to relax and de-stress. Quite possibly this is the same for you, or perhaps you have aches and pains that need attention? Whatever, we want to be sure that the treatment is going to be right for you. Looking at the information we ask for:
- Your contact details, including your doctor. We will not contact you unnecessarily and would only approach you GP with your consent. We will not share this information with anybody else
- Previous massage treatment. We want to meet your expectations, so we might ask you about previous treatments and how well they worked for you
- Medical health. We’d like to know how your general health is. If you’ve any chronic or persistent pain, then we need to know. What are the symptoms, when do they get worse or better? If you’re taking any medication, it won’t necessarily prevent you from having a massage.
Please tell us if you experience or have any of the following contraindications (reason to withhold treatment):
- Repeated headaches or migraines
- Allergies or sensitivity
- Abnormal skin conditions
- Infections or inflammation
- Joint replacement or surgery
- High or low blood pressure
- Varicose veins
- Neck or back injuries
- Recent operations
- Heart or circulation problems
- Tumours or cancer
- Heart disease
- Sprains or strains
- Recent injuries or accidents
- Numbness or paralysis
- Lack of or reduced feeling / sensation
- … or if you are or could be pregnant
We may not being able to treat you. We will not treat you if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If we can provide a treatment, this, along with any post-treatment advice will be intended to help you achieve better well-being. Please do speak with your doctor about any medical concerns that you are experiencing. A pharmacist or other medical professional may also be able to give advice.
Your massage therapy should complement, or indeed enhance a healthy lifestyle. After your treatment we may offer advice, such as about avoiding alcohol, drinking plenty of water and enjoying a good food diet.