Can I pay by card?
Yes, I use a card payment system called iZettle, which is designed for small businesses. Please note that payments by card are subject to a handling charge.
Can I park at the clinic?
Yes. The Climbing Hangar has a dedicated car park. If it’s full, street parking is available just outside the gates to the Hangar car park.
I don’t do sports – can you still treat me?
Yes. The same approach and techniques that I use on sports people are effective for anybody. A number of my clients suffer from back pain and tight shoulders caused not by sport, but by hours of office work.
What should I bring?
Please bring a pair of shorts and a top that allows easy access to the area of treatment. Compression clothing and sports bras are not recommended. Towels will be provided for your comfort. If you wish, you can use your own towels.
Do you treat children?
Yes. I work with a number of young athletes aged 14 and over. Please note that under 18s will require parent/guardian consent and for the parent/guardian to be present throughout the treatment.
I’m taking painkillers – can I see you?
I cannot treat you if you have taken painkillers on the day of your appointment.
Does treatment hurt?
Deep tissue work can be uncomfortable in order to be effective, so I will always ask for your feedback to ensure that I am working within your comfort zone.
I’m racing tomorrow – should I get a massage?
Yes. A massage before race-day has several benefits – loosening and relaxing muscles, and flushing out the effects of hard training. I won’t do any deep tissue work a day before a race as it may compromise your muscles’ ability to work effectively on race day, so this would be a lighter sports massage.
I’ve just had a hard session/race – should I get a massage?
Yes. After a hard effort your muscles are tight and full of lactic acid. Massage will loosen the tissues and flush out the lactic acid to promote healing.
What can I expect from my session with you?
The three components of a session are assessment to establish the root of your injury, hands-on treatment to facilitate healing and improve tissue quality and an element of exercise prescription to enable you to play an active and effective role in your rehabilitation.