Preparing for your treatment
Before your treatment please gather any medical information that may be important for me to know i.e. prescribed medications, scans, consultation notes. Please bring these with you as this information could influence the treatment that I am able to give. In some cases if you are under a consultant and receiving ongoing medical treatment I may require you to gain consent from your GP or other healthcare professional prior to treatment. In most cases verbal approval is usually sufficient however written approval may be required depending on your existing condition. You may wish to read my frequently asked questions or please contact me directly if you have any questions. Please note: there are no bathroom facilities at M&G Garden Clinic.
When you arrive
If this is your first visit to M&G Garden Clinic we will fill out your consultation form which asks about your current and past health. This consultation is confidential and will ensure that there are no medical conditions that may make massage unsuitable. Please see my FAQ section for details on the medical data I collect and how it is stored and used. The consultation will typically take 12-15 minutes at your first appointment and then 5 minutes in any following sessions to update any change in health. I will explain your treatment fully and give you a chance to ask any questions. I will then leave the room giving you privacy to undress and make yourself comfortable on the massage couch. Large towels and blankets are used to cover the body, and only the area of the body being worked on will be uncovered to maintain your modesty at all times. For some treatments such as facial massage you may not be required to undress fully, or at all. I will explain what you need to do and provide appropriate towels to ensure your comfort throughout your treatment.
During your treatment
I will help you to get comfortable on the couch using support cushions if needed. During the colder months the couch is heated for additional comfort and relaxation, the heat level can be adapted to suit you or turned off if you prefer. I use natural soya bean and wheatgerm oil. Soya bean is light, gentle and moisturising, therefore suitable for all skin types. Wheatgerm is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and stimulates cell growth. Relaxing music will be played during the treatment to help you relax. Please feel free to ask for silence if you prefer, or request your own music choice.
After your treatment
I will leave the room and allow you time and privacy to get up slowly, have a drink of water and get dressed. After leaving try and keep yourself warm and remain in a quiet state for as long as possible to feel the full benefit of the treatment. I will provide you with a leaflet giving aftercare advice, for example it is advisable to drink plenty of water after a treatment as it can help the body to flush out toxins.
The length of your visit will depend on the treatment you select, it will be either 45 or 60 minutes. Please arrive on time for your treatment. Please avoid being too early as I do not have waiting room facilities. Please avoid being late as this will impact the amount of time available for your treatment.