You will first be asked to complete a short health questionnaire. This will give me an idea of your general health and fitness and details of any current health issues which may be affected by the massage treatment. We can then discuss any particular areas of concern for you that I should focus on to ensure you get the best out of your massage. This initial consultation will last for approximately 10 minutes, which will be counted as part of the one hour introductory session.
I will leave the room to give you privacy whilst you get ready. Ladies should undress leaving your pants on but removing your bra to allow me to massage the back area freely. Guys can just undress (leave on your pants/boxers if you prefer). You will then position yourself face down on the massage table which has a face hole for your comfort. Fresh fleece blankets will be available for you to cover yourself with. After a few minutes I will knock on the door to check that you are ready and properly draped before re-entering.
Raynor Massage is a full body treatment (excluding genital areas) with extra focus on the hands, feet, stomach and head. You will be fully draped throughout the massage using soft fleecy blankets. I will only uncover the area that I am going to be working on, once I have finished with that area I will then recover it. Women should note that the breast area will not be massaged and will remain fully draped throughout the treatment to ensure your comfort and privacy.
Yes, please ensure that all jewellery and hair accessories are removed prior to your treatment.
I would like to make it clear that this therapeutic massage is not what you would call a 'fluffy', treatment. If you have areas of deep-rooted tension, there may well be some discomfort as I work to remove the blockages. I will discuss the levels of pressure that can be used before the treatment begins and will always work within your own personal comfort zone. During the treatment I will regularly check with you that you are comfortable with the pressure being used. It is the initial surface tension that can cause the pain, but the good news is that once this has been dealt with I can then work on a deeper level on subsequent treatments with less discomfort than when we first started. The important thing to focus on is how great you are going to feel afterwards.
As blockages become removed, energy (Chi) that was once stuck will be free to flow around your body again. This can often be felt by a strong tingling sensation usually in the hands, legs or stomach. Although this may feel a little odd, it is nothing to be concerned about and is a great indication that you are responding well to the treatment. We all have emotional tension that is held tight inside us (normally in the stomach) and Raynor massage focuses on helping you get rid of this tension. This can be released in different ways including tears, laughter or anger. If you feel like having a good cry, or giggle or yell - go for it! I am very much used to this reaction and it is fantastic to let it all go.
It is different for everyone. Some people will feel instantly re-energized and lighter directly after the treatment, while others will feel relaxed and quite sleepy. You may well be buzzing all over (some people refer to this as a legal high)!!!! Raynor Massage will release toxins that have been held within your muscles. Drinking several glasses of fresh water after the treatment is necessary to help flush these toxins from your system and alcohol and caffeine should be avoided for the rest of the day.
The day after your massage it is possible that you may feel a little tender in areas where you had tightly held tension which I worked deeply into. This is a perfectly normal reaction and nothing at all to worry about. Any feeling of soreness will pass soon. The overall result of releasing the residual tension and the wonderful relief that brings should make up for any mild discomfort.
Those training for marathons frequently suffer from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). Studies have revealed that with good deep tissue massage, the effects and soreness from DOMS can be reduced by as much as 30%.
For all marathon runners staying in top shape must be a priority, whether you’re just beginning to race or you’re an experienced marathoner. Having regular massage treatments is a must, however Raynor Massage therapy is uses a different approach to any other type of sports massage. It treats the entire body as it works in conjunction with the body’s own healing mechanisms, enhancing circulation and speeding recovery from activity, training or injury.
The key to getting the most out of massage therapy is not to put this off until you have an injury or you’ve run a difficult race or marathon. Massage for marathoners offers the most when done as a routine part of training. With our clinic being based in Sutton, we regularly treat people using massage therapy that are in training for the Virgin London Marathon.
In this situation, I can do a form of Raynor Massage that is still effective through loose clothing. If you let me know in advance, I can give you more details on what to wear and how this can work.
Ok gentlemen, I thought I would address this one as I know many fellas get stressed about it. In fact, I know some men avoid massage therapy completely because they worry that this. Or they do go ahead and get the massage, but can't relax because they fear they might get an erection. Trust me guys, this is not something you should worry about at all. Let me put your mind at rest....
Yes, sometimes guys get aroused during a non-sexual, therapeutic massage (regardless of whether it's a male or female therapist). Any kind of touch to the body can activate the parasympathetic nervous system and cause this to happen. However, please rest assured that this area will be draped and covered with a blanket or towel throughout the massage so any 'developments' will be well hidden. But I guess the main point is that regardless, I just don't care. Not one little bit. I will be too focussed on getting rid of your tension and making you feel better to even notice and there is no reason at all for you to feel embarrassed or stress about this. I certainly won't be!
I would feel more comfortable if I could bring along a friend to sit in with me during my treatment. Would this be ok?
Yes, of course! I can set up a chair in the treatment room for your friend. I just ask though that your companion only observes and not chats with you so that I can concentrate 100% on your treatment.
If agreeable to you, I would like to contact you a few days after your treatment to see how you are getting on and answer any questions you have. This is also a great opportunity for you to pass on any feedback, regardless of its nature. Alternatively, feel free to send an update via email after receiving your massage to firstname.lastname@example.org
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