ST MASSAGE THERAPY – REVIEW…
Posted by Kat Heath on 15 Dec 2020
As an ex therapist I’m always on the hunt for a good massage. Having two young children, working at a desk and going to the gym regularly really takes its toll on my shoulders often leaving me very achy and tense.
With that in mind I was over the moon to have a massage booked in with Scott Thompson who is local mobile massage therapist.
Scott who originally started his career as a carpenter had a change of direction and studied at a college in central London where he gained an accredited ITEC Level 3 diploma in Swedish Massage. During this intensive course, Scott developed his skills as a massage therapist and gained experience working with various clients with a range of ailments and conditions. I was definitely in safe hands!
Scott arrived smiling and on time, fully PPEd and introduced himself. I welcomed him in. We had a cup of tea and discussed any conditions that I had and then he gave me a consultation form to fill out. The consultation form is an imperative part of the treatment so the therapist knows if you have any possible health concerns or contraindications that could affect the treatment.
Scott dressed the treatment couch with soft and freshly laundered towels. He then gave me privacy while I undressed for the massage. Once I was on the couch Scott gave me a choice of massage waxes which are a fairly new massage medium that I hadn’t come across before. Scott explained that the waxes are great as they don’t leave the client greasy which can be an issue if you’re going to work after etc. There was a sports wax, which had an eucalyptus essential oil blend, an orange spice wax, which was invigorating and energising and great for muscle fatigue or a relaxation wax which had a lavender essential oil blend. I opted for the orange spice as I had a meeting after and school pick ups etc so I didn’t want to feel too sleepy on a Tuesday morning!
Scott sanitised his hands and warmed them up. As an ex therapist this is a really important procedure prior to commencing a massage treatment as your client will tense up even more if the therapists hands are cold.
Scott worked on my knots and had the perfect touch. His pressure was firm but not heavy handed and I instantly felt relaxed so much so I nearly nodded off! Scott’s attention to detail and in-depth understanding of the anatomy meant he could treat the areas of my back that were causing me problems.
I could have laid there all day and after 30 minutes my back massage came to an end. However Scott informed me that he also offers 60 minute and 90 minute treatments which include the whole body.
That is something I’m definitely going to treat myself to!
Scott left me to change and gave me aftercare advice including keeping hydrated.
I felt like a new woman and my back was loose and relaxed. All my tension and stiffness had gone.
Scott has an amazing ability to put the client at ease and really listens to your concerns which is then demonstrated in the results of the massage. For me the massage wasn’t only relaxing but it was therapeutic and remedial.
I will definitely be booking in with Scott again.
Swedish massage therapy is the most common form of massage. If you have had a massage at a salon or spa the chances are it was a Swedish Massage. This form of massage involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on the upper layer of the muscles.
Deep Tissue Massage:
Deep Tissue Massage is a specialist massage technique. It involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to the deeper layers of muscle. It’s is often used for chronic aches and pains and to treat conditions such as a stiff neck, upper back and lower back pain, leg muscle tightness and sore shoulders.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage:
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a massage technique used to encourage the natural drainage of Lymph which is the fluid which carries waste products away from the tissues to the lymph nodes and then back toward the heart.
Manual lymphatic drainage uses an extremely light amount of pressure and includes rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymphatic flow.
MLD is great for those who suffer from bad circulation or have fluid retention. Also it’s great if you bruise easily or have very thin or frail skin.
30 Minutes: £30
60 Minutes: £55
90 Minutes: £80
Scott offers a loyalty scheme where with your 5th treatment you receive 15% off.
With your 10th treatment you receive 30% off.
Gift Vouchers are available.
Get booked in and relax!