Interview with Michael
Who are your clients exactly?
My clients are men and women who are looking for someone who can either 1) help immediately with their muscle pain and discomfort, or 2) who can help give their body a regular MOT and stay on top of their niggles in order to prevent injury, or 3) who can help them relax and unwind from the stresses of their busy lives.
Who will your programmes work for?
My programmes will work for everyone provided they are willing to make the commitment to their health and wellness. My clients are people who understand that their bodies, and minds, need looking after. They have decided that a life of becoming stiff and immobile is not for them.
They have probably already tried the method of ‘hoping’ their aches and pains will go away, but now realise this doesn’t work.
And often, they have already been to see a GP and/or a physiotherapist, but taking painkillers and doing the recommended exercises has not had the desired effect. GPs and physios are very rarely highly trained in hands-on therapies like Massage Therapy or the EMMETT Technique (of course there might be exceptions!).
Where do your treatments take place?
I work solely out of my private home in a dedicated treatment room.
What type of person do I need to be to make this work?
You need to be someone who is open-minded and genuinely willing to allocate time for the results you seek, especially if you are new to Massage and/or the EMMETT Technique. You need to be able to follow any advice given to help you recover.
The more self-aware you are already about your body’s posture and movements the better, but even if not, having muscle relief therapy like massage and/or the EMMETT Technique will certainly help you develop this.
I’ve tried lots of stuff before and nothing has worked. Does this really work?
Massage Therapy and/or the EMMETT Technique can offer many benefits such as relief from painful and aching muscle tension, flushing out of toxins, improving your posture, and restoring you to a positive mental state.
They have helped many of our clients get out of pain and discomfort, return to good posture, and feel confident in their bodies once again. These amazing things are achievable providing you make that commitment to your health and wellness. I will be there to support you along the way.
If I’m not sure I’m ready to get started, how can I sample your work to see if it’s the right solution for me?
You can request to have a FREE Consultation where you can come in and meet me to discuss your situation and sample what Massage and/or the EMMETT Technique can feel like. If you have any questions at all just reach out to me via email or telephone and we can see how I can help you.
You can also follow me on Facebook where I publish a lot of great content with useful hints and tips, along with many of my client testimonials which will give you an insight into the success of my treatments.
What results can I expect?
The success stories from my clients say it all. If you have a moment, please read through some of them. After having treated so many clients successfully, I have absolute conviction I can get you the results you are hoping for. My favourite phrase I like to hear after giving someone a treatment is, “Oooh, I feel like a new woman! (or man!)”.
How quickly can I expect results?
Both Massage and the EMMETT Technique are capable of achieving incredible results after just 1 session. But this does depend on what you present with at your first appointment, and what your goals are. My aim is to always tailor your treatments so that any stress and tension melts away and you can recover as fast as possible from any pain and discomfort.
It sounds great but I don’t have time?
Is your wellbeing and happiness a priority? If yes, then you will find the time. If you are really struggling to fit something in, please feel free to contact me as I can usually manufacture a time that is mutually convenient.
What about clothing?
It is best to wear light, loose-fitting clothing. Not lycra. If there is a need to remove any clothing, you will only be asked to remove the items needed, and only as far as your underwear. There are also towels on hand which I use to cover the parts not being worked on. You can also bring something to change into if you prefer, for example loose-fitting sport-type shorts.
What Should I Expect During My First Treatment?
Your first treatment appointment begins by going through your client consultation form that you will be filled in and submitted back to me before the appointment. This is to make sure there are no obvious contraindications to you receiving treatment, and you will be asked to sign that, to the best of your knowledge, you are in general good health. A discussion will revolve around what you are hoping to achieve from your visits. Postural observations will be noted, and a more thorough assessment and muscle-testing might be necessary before any treatment begins. Various suggestions of suitable stretches, exercises or lifestyle adjustments to take home with you will often be discussed and encouraged in order to help you to get the most value from each session. Detailed treatment notes are kept to monitor your progress and confidentiality between client and therapist is an absolute priority at all times.
Is it going to be painful?
It should not be painful and cause any bruising. I always check in with my clients and make sure any heavy pressure I use is ok, and any heat from the hot stones is ok. My aim is to tailor the treatments to suit you, and to get the best results. Obviously, if you request Deep Tissue Massage and tell me to go for it, I will, but I will still check in with you. At the other end of the scale, many of my clients fall asleep during their treatments, which is perfectly OK by the way!
Are you able to treat anyone under 18 years old?
Yes, but only if the following guidelines are met:
If client is under the age of 16:
- Another person should always be present. This should be the parent or guardian. The parent should also give written consent on behalf of a child under the age of 16, which is given to the therapist to keep in their notes.
- Treatment can also be given in the presence of a chaperone, who must be a responsible adult, with written consent from the parent or guardian (again to be kept by therapist)
If client is 16 or 17:
- At age 16 a young person can be treated as an adult and can be presumed to have the capacity to give consent for themselves.
- Under Section 8 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969, people aged 16 or 17 are entitled to consent to their own treatment and any related procedures involved in that treatment.
- The child can always request the parent/guardian to be present
- The therapist has the right to ask for the parent/guardian to be present
Can I claim treatments back on my insurance?
I am a member of both the ISRM, and if you have private healthcare insurance, it could be worth checking with your provider to see if they will reimburse you for Sports Massage, Remedial Massage, and/or Indian Head Massage.
Ok, I know which package I want, How do we get started?
It all starts with the NEW CLIENT OFFER – To take advantage of the NEW CLIENT OFFER simply click on the button below, book yourself in, and I’ll be in touch with more details.
It all starts with the NEW CLIENT OFFER.
To claim your NEW CLIENT OFFER simply click on the button below, book yourself in, and I’ll be in touch with more details.