Making the most of it
Why rush? Arrive for your treatment 5 minutes early to feel relaxed from the start.
If you have time, do some gentle stretches before hand.
Avoid drinking alcohol.
Don't forget to go to the loo prior to you massage. There is a loo at the back of Cargo 2, I can give you the code, so come and ask!
Feel free to ask questions at any time.
You'll be asked about the pressure used, if you're comfy and if you're feeling warm enough. Please remember you can speak up if anything changes.
Feel comfortable – Wear loose fitting clothes, don't eat a huge meal just before your appointment.
Drink plenty of water after your massage
what to expect
Before the treatment
We will talk about: Your information form and your health. Areas of the body you wish to concentrate on or avoid, areas of tension.
We strive to create a restful environment with music chosen to enhance and not overwhelm your experience. NO WHALE MUSIC here, it's just not our bag. Let us know if you'd prefer something different!
Our treatments do use oils (please let us know prior to your treatment any allergy concerns)
During the treatment
State of undress? Ideally down to your underwear, beneath a cosy sheet. But if you don't feel comfortable with that, we can discuss it before your treatment.
While you'll be asked about the pressure used early on in the massage, please don't wait until then if something doesn't feel right. We try not to bug you with this question too often during a treatment, so let us know at any point.
People may feel anxious about the 'right' way to experience a massage, their minds race and they aren't able to relax in the way they feel they should. This is completely natural, concentrating on the music playing helps or counting to ten with your in and outwards breaths does the trick. But sometimes your mind just needs to be busy, especially if you don't have much time to yourself. As the massage progresses, these thoughts should hopefully quieten down.
Sometimes, people feel obliged to talk during a treatment. Don't. This is your time to relax, there's no need to be polite. Often times asking questions is another way to avoid time to yourself, to be quiet and reflect. Just rest.
You can always chat afterwards!
Following the treatment
Sit up slowly (you may be sleepy or a little woozy), drink lots of water and if you are consuming alcohol later please be aware it may well affect you differently to normal.
While the oils we use are very nourishing for your skin, you are welcome to use your covering sheet to clean off excess oil, post treatment.