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There are many different massage techniques, but the general rule of an effective massage is that it should not be too painful. Although it may be necessary to work deeply, the pressure should be adapted to suit individuals. Remember, this is your treatment, so let me know if you'd like me to change the pressure. I often get comments like 'I know you have to work deep, so carry on', but this is no good, if you are tensing to cope with the pressure.

Massage can benefit tension related problems, muscular pain, stress etc.

Cancer Sufferers:

I have been trained in wellness therapies, which includes treating clients with cancer, therefore if this is you, providing you are feeling well at the time, that you're in between any aggressive treatments and you're happy for me to work lightly, I am happy to see you. For your peace of mind, please be reassured that I use oils/creams that are suitable for cancer patients and have been chosen to soothe sore & inflamed skin.

Contra-indications

  • Infectious skin disease, rash, openwounds or over bruised skin.

  • Immediately after surgery.

  • People with osteoporosis should consult their doctor before getting a massage

  • People prone to blood clots. As there is a risk of blood clots being dislodged.

Aftercare Advice

You may feel light headed, tired and dehydrated after your treatment. It is important to drink plenty of water after a massage to help reduce such effects and to flush out toxins released by the massage.

Do not jump straight back into your busy lifestyle, take time out to relax. Avoid heavy meals/alcohol/excercise.

The massages available at GAIA:

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