FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will the room be like?
I work from a lovely private treatment room in my back garden. Inside, the massage table will be set up with clean towels. The table will be warmed if you like but if you’re a warm person, suffer from hot flushes or are pregnant, you may want the heated blanket switched off. The room also contains my desk and a pair of chairs; this is where we’ll sit before your treatment to go through the consultation. The lighting will be lowered and soothing music will be played during your treatment to enable you to fully relax.
What happens during the consultation?
How do I decide which treatment is best for me?
If you’re not sure which treatment to choose, just drop me an email or give me a call. I can talk you through the different styles and what to expect.
What does holistic mean?
I describe my approach to massage as ‘holistic’, which means that I aim to treat your mental, spiritual and physical being. During the consultation I’ll ask about your stress levels, your diet and any exercise you do, your sleep patterns and if you have any mental health issues, so I can get a better picture of you as a whole.
What will happen during the massage?
Should I talk during the massage?
What if I fall asleep? Or Snore?
Dropping off to sleep and snoring is far more common than you think so please don’t be embarrassed! To me it says that you are fully relaxed, which can only be a good thing. If at the end of your treatment you are still asleep, I will gently wake you.
What if I need the toilet? Or am thirsty during the massage?
I haven’t shaved my legs!
I hear this all the time from women and the funny thing is, I really don’t care! I massage hairy legs on men all the time and won’t think any less of you if you haven’t had time to, or never shave your legs. As a massage therapist, I am much more interested in your muscles and joints!
Feeling emotional during or after your treatment
Sometimes people can feel very emotional during or after a massage and may feel a strong urge to cry. Massage can be a big release for those holding on to strong emotions. If you are feeling tired, anxious or depressed, let me know during your consultation and don't be embarrassed if you get emotional, it's perfectly natural.
I have a body issue I’m worried about
Most people have something that they don’t like about their body or feel insecure about – don’t worry, I have seen it all before. I love bodies in all their forms. At Wild Lotus you will be in a safe, non-judgmental environment and we can discuss those things if you wish to, or not. Everything you say to me will be kept confidential.
What oils do you use?
I use 100% organic massage oils. I tend to use sunflower as a base oil and may add a couple of drops of organic essential oil to add a pleasant aroma. If you have any allergies, please let me know during our consultation.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me and ask.