Massage and massage therapy frequently asked questions
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Massage And Massage Therapy FAQ

How do I book an appointment?

To book an appointment give our reception team a call on 0117 3701177 or visit www.berkeleycentrehealth.co.uk

When can I come?

Massage is available through out the week.To make an appointment Reception is open from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and weekends are covered by therapists contact them directly.

Is there parking?

There is metered car parking on Berkeley Square and a multi-storey NCP car park at the top of Jacobs Wells Road.

How many sessions will I need?

Our therapists will do as much as they can in the session and if you need to come for subsequent sessions this will be discussed with you. Regular massage is a safe effective enjoyable way to maintain your health.

When should I NOT have a massage?

There are certain conditions where massage is not appropriate. For example: if you have a fever, an infectious disease, weeping or bleeding skin conditions, or certain circulatory or heart conditions. If you are unsure, please contact your practitioner in advance, or ask your doctor.

Is there anything I should tell the therapist?

Please tell the therapist if you are on any medication especially painkillers as they dull the perception of pain. Other information such as injuries, accidents, traumas, skin allergies are also important.

Will I need to undress?

If the massage uses oil then you will need to partially undress. If you prefer to keep your clothes on a clothed massage such as Thai massage may be for you. The most important thing is that you feel relaxed during your session.

Does it hurt?

Generally massage is extremely relaxing, but if you are having a deep tissue or sports massage frequently the therapist will find a tense muscle that requires more pressure to release tight aching muscles back to their original state. Please communicate with the therapist if the pressure is too great. After a deep tissue or sports massage you may feel a little sore the next day but this is perfectly normal and is a sign that the massage has done its job.

Are males better than females at deep tissue massage?

All the practitioners are trained to use their bodyweight correctly so it makes no difference what so ever.

What happens afterwards?

General advice is to drink water afterwards and no alcohol for 24 hours. We also provide advice so that you get the most from your sessions.This may include stretches or exercises to do at home to strengthen or stretch key muscles that are contributing to your problem.