While a majority are concerned about their health and well-being, many find it difficult to fit "me time" into their busy schedules.
If you are new to massage therapy, I understand that you might have some questions:
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
A professional massage will help you find relief from muscular tension and pain, increase your range of motion, improve posture and reduce mental stress.
Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Massage does not have to hurt to help. After a Remedial massage there may be slight pain in stretching or having tight or tensed muscle worked on, but relaxation is really the key.
For a Remedial massage treatment: Prior to your massage we will discuss your reason for seeking a Remedial massage, your areas of tension and discuss how long you have been affected. I will ask you questions regarding your current condition and your health history, a physical assessment will be conducted in order to provide an effective treatment plan, which seeks to treat the original biomechanical dysfunction, as well as the symptoms.
The health history form is important as I need to know if you have any medical conditions, contraindications or if you are taking any medications. I will then leave the room so you can undress into your underwear and get on the massage table, under the provided sheets and blanket.
During your massage, you will be covered the entire time. I will only pull down the area I am working on at the time.
Please note: Remedial Massage treatment is subject to rebates from your health insurance. Each fund offers different level of coverage, to find out how much you can claim on Remedial Massage per year it is advised to contact them directly.
HICAPS facility is available at the clinic so you can claim your rebate on the spot. If your health insurance is not listed on the HICAPS terminal I can provide you with a written receipt that will allow you to claim your rebate at your convenience directly with your health insurance provider.
The simplest definition of a contraindication is a specific circumstance when the use of certain treatments could be harmful. When a client has a contraindication, the massage therapist can decide whether the service should be altered or refused outright until the contraindicated condition goes away or is addressed by a medical professional.
As massage is generally best done by using some oil or lotion, undressing to your underwear is best. Towels are provided and you will be draped professionally during the massage only exposing the body part your therapist is working on at any time.
Most people report feeling really relaxed and often experience significant relief from aches, pain and stress after a massage session. However some people, especially those who require therapeutic work, experience mild muscle soreness, which may last a day or two.
Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels. You might feel a bit dehydrated after the massage, so I recommend to drink plenty of water following your treatment.
Massage should be considered part of a long-term wellness routine. It is best to get a massage as frequently as possible, even if it is once a month or once every six weeks. All your muscles tightness and pains can never be totally worked out, as you are constantly living, breathing and moving your body. Massage has its greatest benefits over time.
The therapeutic effects of a massage are cumulatives, so the more often you get a massage, the better you feel and the more quickly your body will respond.
Terms and Conditions
I understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
If that happens, I respectfully asked for a scheduled appointment to be cancelled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
Giving you the best service is my priority but when you don't show up or don't give me any notice about rescheduling an appointment, another client loses an opportunity to be seen.
Circumstances have cause me to enforce my cancellation policies. I will now charge for no-show appointments a full fee of the value of the appointment missed.
I now have to ask for a $25 deposit for online booking for existing and new clients. This deposit will be kept if you are rescheduling your appointment with less than 24 hours notice and I am unable to fill your spot on that day.
If you are scheduling for a gift voucher this deposit will be refunded when you come for your appointment.
These new policies will help me to better serve my valued clients who respect my time and expertise.
Instant Gift certificates can be easily purchased online or over the phone.
Me Time Wellness & Massage Therapy assumes no responsibility for stolen or fraudulent gift certificates. It is your responsibility to keep your gift certificate in a safe place.
Gift certificates are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase and are not redeemable for cash. Please call if you have any questions as sometimes personal circumstances made it difficult to book in on time and your gift certificate might have expired.
If you are pregnant be advised that an approval from your doctor can be required before commencing any treatment to ensure massage is not contraindicated for your pregnancy.
Any verbal or physical conduct of sexual or aggressive nature is inappropriate during the session, if this become a concern the massage will end immediately and the person can be reported to the authorities and payment will be expected in full.
The right to refuse service will be adhered to if the client is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or present with contraindicated medical conditions.