Zen Circle Therapies

What to expect ...

Before the treatment

Please ensure you have spoken with your GP or healthcare provider if you have a medical condition, and discussed with them the suitability of massage treatment before making an appointment.
You will also need to reschedule your visit if you have a fever, cold, flu, infection, skin irritation or if you feel unwell. It is sensible to not have a meal before the treatment as you may feel uncomfortable during the massage.

Most treatments will involve the use of massage oil, so please bear this in mind when you choose what clothes to bring. Most of the oil will be absorbed by your skin during the treatment, but some may remain and dampen your clothes. Please do not bring your jewellery with you.

Your therapist will conduct a clinical consultation with you to discuss your medical history. This is for your safety and will be kept strictly confidential. Some conditions may require that you reschedule your visit, or that the treatment is adapted to your specific needs. If required the therapist will conduct a brief postural assessment.

Depending on the treatment required, you may be asked to change down to your undergarments for assessment and treatment. You will be given a towel to cover yourself. Don't be afraid to discuss any apprehensions or concerns with your therapist. If you should feel uncomfortable about standing in underwear, please feel free to bring and change into shorts and a baggy t-shirt.  
It is important to understand that treatments are in essence manual therapies and so require your therapist to be able to look, feel and touch your body as part of the assessment and treatment.
If you should feel uncomfortable being touched by a male therapist, please seek these services from a female therapist. We can put you in touch with an excellent female therapist in this area.

During the treatment

Your therapist will palpate your body for areas that may need special consideration during the massage. Please don't be afraid to discuss any apprehensions or concerns with your therapist.
Some of the techniques used during Sports and Deep Tissue massage can sometimes feel a little uncomfortable.
Everyone is different and can handle differing amounts of pressure, so your therapist will work with you to make sure the treatment is both beneficial and pleasant for you. Make sure to let your therapist know if you feel in any way uncomfortable.
Simply let your body and mind relax to enjoy the full benefits of the massage.

After the treatment
Please take your time when getting off the massage table, as some people may feel slightly dizzy after lying down for extended periods. You will probably feel thirsty, as your lymphatic system will have been stimulated into releasing any accumulated toxins, so please make sure you drink plenty of water. It would be sensible to rest after the treatment, so try to avoid physical exertion
(unless your treatment has been specifically designed to get you ready for a sporting event).
Depending on the type of treatment you received, some areas may feel a little sore for a day or two. Taking a warm bath or shower should help alleviate this. Don't be afraid to discuss any concerns with your therapist.
You may notice a couple of days after the treatment, when your body has had time to readjust, that you feel much better in yourself, your breathing has improved, your mind is clearer and your pain has been reduced or eliminated, and that you feel more positive and feel better equipped to conduct your daily routines.

Improve your Physiological, Psychological and Energetic levels.