What can I do to maximise my treatment’s benefits?
- Tuesday, 03 May 2022
You have just attended your first massage treatment and we would like to commend you for taking this step. Whether you would like us to help you relieve the pain or ache or improve posture and mobility, plan regular sessions or simply enjoy a one-off treatment, we can’t praise you enough for taking action in order to feel better.
We will always try to go above and beyond to give you value for money and facilitate the best possible massage benefits. Here are just some things that you can do to make the most out of your massage therapy:
- - If you can, keep to the timeframe that your therapist recommended
Your therapist might have mentioned that they recommend seeing you for a follow up session, for example in a week’s time. The timeframe is very important, especially in early phases of remedial care to achieve the best results. Leaving it too long often means that the next time you see your therapist, you might start from scratch, or the progress achieved during your first session could be lost. Your therapist here at Fulham Massage & Wellness have your best interest in mind and will recommend the course of action that they believe will bring you the best results.
Keeping to the timeframe might often mean booking your next appointment in advance as your therapist is likely to have a busy schedule. Many of our clients decide to even book 2-3 treatments in advance to secure their favourite time slot. We think this is smart. Your booking can still be adjusted if needed (with respect to our 24h cancellation and adjustment policy) but at least it is there for you.
- - Keep the treatments as regular as possible
We understand that it is very difficult to plan things ahead, but massage works as a course of treatments and regularity is one of the biggest factors. Whilst it is easier to stick to that at the beginning when you experience pain or discomfort, we highly recommend carrying it on even when you get to “maintenance” or wellness treatments for the best optimum health benefits. Having regular session at the frequency that works for you will maximise massage benefits. Even if it ends up being every 6 or 8 weeks, it will support you a lot better than having them every now and when.
- - Stick with the same therapist if you found a good match
If you are happy with your therapist and believe they are a good match for your needs, it is worth sticking with the same person. Some of our clients decide to see 2 -3 therapists and often each of them for slightly different reason or approach. This is also great! The idea behind sticking to the person that “gets you” and matches or exceeds your expectations, is that it creates continuity. First session with a new therapist is often the worst as they need to understand your body, find areas of tightness, and try a mix of techniques to find the most effective ones. If you believe your therapist succeeded at it, we recommend using this advantage to avoid potential disappointments with another therapist.
- - Healing at home
We are very conscious that life is busy. Attending your massage treatments is already a huge time commitment and we can’t praise you enough for it. You can do things at home that might boost your healing and speed up your recovery and your therapist will be more than happy to show or email you best stretches or exercises. You could also complement your massage treatments with Pilates or Yoga classes, strengthening rehab exercises, stretching classes, foam rolling or even use a foam massage ball from our clinic. These practices can help to maximise your massage benefits, but we can also assure you that not doing them won’t have any negative influence on how you respond to your future massage treatments. Your results might take just a little longer to appear, but you will get there without adding pressure to your already busy schedule.
Thank you for your trust in using our service.
Agata and team.
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