Frequently Asked Questions

How will I feel after my massage treatment?
Restored and relaxed. After 2 days any residual discomfort from a remedial massage should be minimal. I recommend you drink plenty of water following a massage.
How long will the massage treatment last?
I offer 60 minute, 30 minute and 120 minute treatments.
How many sessions will I need?
Most conditions will be resolved after 3 sessions, unless the condition is chronic.
When should I not get a massage?
Straight after an injury. Wait at least 48 hours after hurting yourself before getting a massage. There are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That’s why I take your medical history on your first visit. Any massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out any contraindications to massage. Make sure you tell me about any health problems or medications you’re taking.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, I may recommend you ask your doctor for a Doctor’s referral before treatment. This isn’t a common though. There are many different types of massage that can be tailored to suit your needs and the outcome you want.
What kind of massage oil do you use?
I use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. If you have sensitivity to certain products please let me know - I have an assortment of oils and lotions on hand. All oils are nut free and a wide range of essential oils are available.
Do you have EFTPOS and HICAPS available?
What should I expect during my first visit?
I’ll ask you you’ll to fill out a confidential assessment form so I can understand what’s been going on with your health. I’ll also give you the opportunity to let me know your concerns and ask questions. You should let me know about any previous injuries /medical conditions/illnesses /investigations or surgeries.
Where will my massage take place?
In a private room with access to bathroom facilities, various types of music and reverse cycle air conditioning for your comfort.
Does remedial massage hurt?
I will work within your levels of comfort to ensure that you get the most of your experience.
What’s the difference between remedial and relaxation massage?
A relaxation massage aims to eliminate the production of stress chemicals in the body. It’s a hypnotic combination of techniques used in a flowing rate, rhythm and appropriate levels of pressure to help you to relax and unwind.

A remedial massage stretches muscles and helps break down scar tissue. It can help you recover from an injury, either from an accident, sport or surgery. Neck and shoulder massage can alleviate repetitive strain injuries resulting from poor posture or sitting for long periods of time.

Skilled practitioners are able to combine remedial and relaxation techniques to give you a massage addresses your areas of pain and dysfunction.
Do I have to be completely undressed?
No. You’ll be appropriately covered with a sheet or towel at all times. This is known as draping.
What do I do during a massage?
Breathe. Relax. Let your therapist know if you would like to be warmer, colder or have less or more pressure.
Can massage help my condition?
Regular massage can help with a number of health concerns. Read more about how you can use massage to manage your condition in Massage Corner.
What are the benefits of massage?
The benefits of regular massage are similar to regular meditation in that it reduces the stress chemicals in your body. This helps you to deal with pain more easily, reduces blood pressure, helps you sleep better and generally feel more relaxed in your daily life.

Massage also reduces stress and anxiety, improves circulation, reduces swelling and boosts the immune system through cellular waste elimination. It relieves muscle tension and improves muscle tone, and reduces inflammation in joints and soft tissue. It alleviates pain and stiffness and improves flexibility. It can also help prevent injury by helping muscles and joints to be in alignment and working correctly.
How often should I get a massage?
Some people believe in having once monthly massages. Others attend when they have a flare up of an issue. It depends on your lifestyle and approach to injury and health. Too see the full range of benefits, a monthly massage is the usual recommendation.