We understand that one of the things you would like to know is how long will it take for you to get better and what is the plan to get you there. Usually after the first session both you and the therapist should have an indication whether the techniques used during the massage session are working or not. In this post, we can tell you what works on average for most clients receiving remedial care.
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.
My pain/tension came back 3 days after my massage – I can’t afford a treatment every 3 days!
As with most of our clients, it is highly possible that you are already feeling great improvement after your first treatment. This really is fantastic as it indicates that the techniques used during massage are effective and can create positive changes in your body. It is likely that you now feel less pain or tension, can take a deeper breath, or even sit up straighter. Awesome!
I’m feeling better now. We’ve noticed in the past that this is the most common reason previous clients used for canceling their second or third massage session to drop out of care in the middle of a course of treatments.
I haven’t booked my follow up visit – in what timeframe should I return to get the best results?
Unfortunately, this is not a singular one fits all answer.
Sometimes, it happens… a therapist just doesn’t touch the required spot or lightens the pressure prematurely before you can exhale that release of bliss. In an ideal world our therapist would be able to read our mind and find the exact spot to hone their pressure upon. And some therapists do magically seem to possess this radar vision or sixth sense.
In most cases this is a normal reaction to a deep tissue treatment, but it is essential to manage post treatment soreness so that it doesn’t escalate into a bigger problem. In other cases, it may be an indication that the next treatment needs to be adapted.
Therapist Spotlight: Ben
This month we put under the spotlight our brilliant therapist Ben. We asked him how he started his career as a massage therapist and what motivates him at work, what’s his favourite place in London, and what would be his wish if he had one granted. Read his answers below to find out even more: