*** COVID-19 ***
UPDATE 3 NOVEMBER 2020
Remedial and sports massage therapists who are qualified at level 4 diploma and above (my qualification is level 5) are categorised as healthcare providers, as our training is considered suitably rigorous and thorough. This means that we can continue working through the lockdown, provided treatment is for clinical reasons (treating pain, injury and so on) rather than, for example, relaxation. If you are unsure, please get in touch and we can discuss whether it is possible for me to treat you now.
My treatment room is in my home, but my premises risk assessment (according to the guidelines provided by my professional association) allows me to continue working. I will conduct an appropriate risk-assessment for each treatment session, as well as carrying out pre-treatment Covid-19 screening.
Massage is a close contact service and there is accordingly an inherent risk of infection. All reasonable precautions are taken to minimise and, to the extent possible, remove the risk of cross-infection, including thorough cleaning of the treatment room before and after every client, and leaving at least 30 minutes between clients. Time in the treatment room is limited to 45 minutes, with pre-session consultations for new clients being dealt with remotely. Suitable PPE will be worn by me (the current requirements are a minimum of mask and goggles, while apron and gloves are recommended), and all clients are required to wear face coverings throughout the session, including when lying face down (unless medical exemptions apply).
For new clients, a (confidential) medical history form will be emailed to you for completion, return, and - where appropriate - telephone or online discussion before the appointment.
All clients will be sent an online screening questionnaire by text for completion before their appointment. If this is not completed, your appointment cannot go ahead. All information provided must be retained by me for a certain period of time (currently 21 days), but it will be deleted as quickly as is permitted.
I am obliged to display a QR code for 'test and trace' purposes. There is at present no obligation to scan it.
Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services
Your cooperation is appreciated
Most sessions last for 60 minutes, although some people prefer to have a shorter session (unfortunately I am currently unable to offer longer sessions). Your first session will include an initial consultation, which will be online or by telephone until further notice, which will include taking a brief (confidential) medical and case history. Where appropriate, I will do a standing/postural assessment, and I may ask you to do some simple movement tests to help identify and assess factors that may be relevant to your problem. Some tests may only be possible in the hands-on environment. A minimum of one hour is therefore recommended for a first visit.
Please note that Southville is a residents' parking zone between 9am and 5pm Mondays to Saturdays, with metered parking for non-residents (£1/hour) on certain roads such as North Street and Upton Road. Alternatively, the Aldi carpark (about 5 minutes walk) allows 90 minutes of free parking, and there are as yet no restrictions in the roads on the other side of North Street. Traffic and parking being as it is in Bristol, plenty of travel time is recommended!
30 minutes: £25
45 minutes: £35
60 minutes: £45 *
* the maximum time spent in the treatment room is currently 45 minutes, but new clients are recommended to book a 60 minute session in order that there is time for a full pre-treatment consultation, which will take place by telephone or on-line.
My current availability is:
Tuesday: 10:00 - 20.00
Friday: 10:00 - 20:00
Late arrival: It's sometimes impossible to avoid arriving late, for all kinds of reasons. However, while I will be as flexible as possible, please understand that it won't always be possible for your session to run later in order to make up for the lost time.
Cancellation policy: If you won't be able to make an appointment, please try to give me at least 24 hours' notice so that someone else can make use of the session. While I appreciate that things don't always go to plan in life, repeated last minute cancellations will result in me asking for advance payment for any future sessions.
Seated massage - given on a massage chair, through clothing, and without using oil - is particularly suitable for the corporate environment, and at events and festivals. Traditional massage strokes are combined with acupressure techniques to offer an invigorating or relaxing treatment as required. Sessions typically last for 10 to 15 minutes, but longer or shorter sessions can be arranged. Please contact me for details of prices and availability.
Corporate & events massage:
Please get in touch for details
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