Your First Treatment

All appointments with me will have a similar format:

  • A consultation
  • The treatment itself
  • Feedback and recommendations

During your first visit, the consultation will take a bit longer than in subsequent visits. This is when I will learn your medical history, any current conditions and medications you have and your lifestyle habits. Some or all of these things could be contributing to any tension or stress that you may have. All the information you provide will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. The information you provide will also let me know if there are any factors which will prevent me from treating you just now. It will also allow me to tailor the treatment to your requirements at this time. Subsequent treatments will still have a brief consultation period so that I am aware of any changes to the original information you’ve provided and to allow me to track the progress we are making.

Once we have agreed on the most suitable treatment, I will give you time to get ready. During Reiki or shamanic work you will remain fully clothed. During massage you will be asked to remove your clothes, keeping your underwear on. If you would prefer to keep some clothing on, this is of course fine! However it is easier and more comfortable using oil on skin than working through the clothes.

I will make sure you are as comfortable as possible throughout the treatment and there will be a plentiful supply of pillows and cushions to ensure this. Please let me know if you are not comfortable for any reason.

I will encourage you to let me know if the pressure I am using is sufficient, too much or not enough. It’s important that you are not in pain because this will not make for a relaxing treatment and I do not adopt a ‘no pain, no gain’ policy! Rather, I work on the premise that you will know your own body well enough to distinguish between a level of discomfort that feels like tension is being worked out and pain that causes muscles to tense up.

When the treatment is finished I will leave the room. This will give you time to relax and take some deep breaths before getting ready. It’s important that you get up slowly after any treatment to prevent light-headedness. Once you are dressed I will bring you some water and we will have some time to chat about how the treatment was for you. I may also recommend some stretches or exercises for you to do at home, if this is appropriate.

Before you leave, I will offer you the chance to book in again and notify you of any offers I’m currently running. Please don’t feel pressured into booking another appointment. It’s simply a good time to do it when we are together.

If in the days following your treatment you have any concerns, feel free to contact me. Please also see the Aftercare and Healing Process section of the website.