About 24 hours before your treatment you'll be emailed an appointment reminder. In this email there's a link for a COVID-19 screening form, which you'll need to complete before your treatment. It's asks you a series of questions and asks you to sign a disclaimer. It's really easy to complete and takes less than five minutes. Please ensure that you complete this form before your treatment, as without it I can't treat you.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues it would be natural for you to feel anxious about receiving a close contact therapy such as massage. I just want to take a moment now to reassure you that I follow strict hygiene and safety protocols in line with guidance from the Scottish Government and the Scottish Massage Therapist Organisation.
The Glasgow Treatment Rooms can be found at 34 West George Street, Glasgow. When you arrive, take the lift to the 2nd floor and turn right. You MUST wear a face covering on arrival to the clinic.
At the entrance to the clinic waiting area there is a sanitiser station. Please sanitise your hands on arrival and departure.
To limit the number of people in the waiting area I would ask you to arrive alone and on time to your treatment. Do not arrive too early. If you arrive late I will do my best to give you your full appointment time, taking into consideration the required time for cleaning between clients. If I can’t accommodate this your treatment will finish as normal.
I will come and collect you from the waiting area.
At the start of your session we'll spend a few minutes going through your consultation form and the reason for your visit. I'll then leave the room and give you a few minutes to undress and get comfortable.
Depending on the reason for your visit I may carry out a series of functional tests to assess your pain level and range of movement. This allows me to hone in on the issue and formulate a treatment plan. I will talk you through this every step of the way and ensure you're comfortable with how the treatment will unfold.
At the end of the treatment I'll repeat the functional tests to assess how effective the treatment has been. From there we can agree what the next steps are.
Each 1 hour treatment will involve approximately 45-50 minutes of massage time, the remaining time is taken up by consultation, dressing/undressing, and after care advice.
Clients generally undress down to their underwear for a treatment or wear loose fitting shorts. You will be draped throughout the treatment, with only the area being worked on exposed.
If you don't feel comfortable undressing to your underwear you can wear loose fitting shorts, or you can keep clothes on where an area isn't being worked on. For example if you're receiving treatment on your back, neck and shoulders you can keep your clothes on the bottom half if you wish.
This is a common question I get asked and the short answer is YES. A sports massage, or remedial treatment, is for anyone who is suffering from a particular injury or condition and is looking for treatment to resolve that issue. So whether you're a seasoned or beginner athlete, work in an office or are not very active at all this type of massage can benefit you.
Massage is often seen as a luxury. But used regularly it can offer some wonderful benefits. It's a great preventative tool that can reduce the risk of injury as well as aid recovery when you do suffer an injury. Here are just a few of the benefits you may experience after a treatment:
A sports massage is used predominantly before or after a sporting event. It's aim is to get the athlete ready to perform, as well as aid recovery after the event.
Sports massage is also a commonly used name for remedial massage therapy. As remedial techniques work well in the sporting environment.
As the name suggests a remedial massage is a treatment that aims to remedy a particular issue. It involves deep tissue massage and techniques designed to reduce pain and increase flexibility and range of movement. This type of massage works well for anyone who has a specific issue or condition. For example, an injury, low back pain, stiff necks, and tight shoulders.
Each treatment is tailored to your needs. I use a mix of Swedish massage and remedial techniques, focusing on the specific area that is causing you pain or limited movement.
The consultation form and the COVID-19 screening forms are the first stage of the therapy process. The majority of the time it's totally safe to receive massage treatment. There are however, some instances where massage may not be appropriate. For example:
I do not offer pregnancy or oncology massage. I can refer you to another therapist who offers these treatments.
Feel free to drop me an email if you are unsure about whether massage is right for you.