Massage Therapy is a holistic treatment that can be received for both therapeutic and relaxation purposes and will always be tailored to your requirements.
Some of the conditions that might prevent you from having abdominal sacral massage treatment:
- Three days prior and during menstruation
- If you have a coil fitted (IUD) (some parts of the massage)
- During Pregnancy and six weeks after birth (signed release form from midwife)
- Any recent abdominal surgery/c-section (a signed release form will be required from your GP/Surgeon)
- Any active infections/increase in temperature
- When taking analgesics (painkillers)
- Cancer in the pelvic region
Note: this is not a comprehensive list
At your initial treatment, a consent form will be required to be filled in and a full case history consultation will be taken by your therapist. This will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes depending on your situation. This is something to consider when you decide whether to book a 60 minute or 45 minute treatment. This is an important part of the treatment. It enables your therapist to get an accurate picture of your current state of health, rule out any possible contraindications which could affect your treatment and allows the treatment to be tailored specifically for you. Follow-up treatments generally require just a few minutes update.
If you have any specific medical conditions, injuries, taking medication, had recent surgery of any kind or you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant you must inform your therapist. If you are unsure whether a particular treatment is suitable for a particular condition you have, please email me or request a call back so we can discuss this before you book. Occasionally it may be that your GP’s consent in the form of a letter may be required before you can have treatment.
Sometimes people are not sure what treatment to book when making an appointment. You do not have to decide until the day. Just let the receptionist know when you call (If you are considering the possibility of an abdominal massage please book a 60 minute consultation). As I take a full case history at your first appointment and work holistically, often combining treatments and their techniques, we can decide the best course of action together on the day after discussing your reason for coming.
It is recommended that you avoid eating a heavy meal 2 hours prior to the treatment. Comfortable loose clothing is recommended for therapies where you are not required to undress to your underclothes.
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