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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some more questions new clients often ask Daniel before arranging their first visit.

Are the towels washed regularly?

Yes. All the towels and couch covers are washed after every appointment. I use the finest, very heavy, large Egyptian cotton towels to make sure you are warm enough when lying on the massage table at the beginning of the treatment

Can I have a shower afterwards?

Yes. Although you will probably find that, a few minutes after the treatment, the oil will have been absorbed by your body. Please tell me if you would like to use the shower when you book, as I will need to allow extra time for your appointment.

How can I pay?

Strictly cash only. Sorry I do not accept cheques.

What if I cancel my appointment?

If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours, the full fee is still payable.

Can I book an appointment for today?

Yes. Some people book a week or more in advance; some people are looking for an appointment on the same day. If you are looking for a same-day appointment, you may find that the times I have available are much more limited.

What happens if I am early or late for my appointment?

Please do your best to arrive on time but if you are a few minutes early or late for your appointment, don’t worry. If you are early, we have a waiting room for you to sit in with a few magazines to read. Or you could admire the garden. My assistant may also be here to let you in while I am with my previous client. If you are very late, or expect to be very late, please let me know as soon as possible as I may be able to delay the next client.

How do I get in contact with you?

You can email me through the CONTACT page of this website or you can call, or text me, on 07902 716499. You won't get an immediate response before 8am or after 10pm or while I am seeing a client. But I do allow some time between clients to check my email and my phone, so you shouldn't have to wait too long for me to get back to you.

Are there any medical reasons why I can't come for a massage?

You shouldn't come for a massage if:

You have a fever
You have a contagious or infectious disease
You are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
You had an operation recently
You have neuritis
Or you have a skin disease.

When do I need to get my doctor's permission to have a massage?

You should get your GP's permission if any of the following applies to you:

Cardio vascular conditions (thrombosis, plebitis, hypertenion, hypootension, heart conditions)
Medical oedema
Nervous/Psychotic conditions
Recent Operations
Any dysfunction of the nervous system (e.g. Muscular sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Motor neuron disease)
Bell's Palsy
Trapped/Pinched nerve (e.g. sciatica)
Inflamed nerve
Postural deformities
Spastic conditions
Kidney infections
Prolapsed disc
Undiagnosed pain
Acute rheumatism
When taking prescribed medication
Any condition already being treated by a GP or another complementary practitioner

Are there any conditions which mean you won't be able to do a full-body massage?

If any of the following applies to you, I will not be able to massage on or around the affected areas:

Undiagnosed lumps, bumps or localised swelling
Varicose veins
Gastric ulcers
Cut or abrasions
Scar tissue (2 years after a major operation and 6 months for a small scar)
A fracture within the last three months
Cervical spondylitis
Conditions affecting the neck
Hormonal implants
You are in your first few days of menstruation
Undiagnosed pain
Or you have eaten a heavy meal