Is my home suitable?
Most homes can accommodate the space required for a massage table - a massage table is approximately 1 metre x 2 metres and requires enough working space around it for the therapist to move without compromising their posture. A living room, kitchen or larger bedroom usually has enough space.
How should I prepare my space?
Our therapists require a minimum space of 160cm x 280cm/6.5ft x 9ft to set up their table and work around it safely.
In colder months, we highly recommend pre-heating your room to keep you nice and cosy. You may also like to keep an extra blanket handy for an extra layer of warmth.
To make the most of your treatment time, please be ready for your therapist's arrival. Plan ahead by moving furniture, showering, and completing any necessary tasks, so you don't miss a minute of your blissful massage. Our therapists aim to provide you with the full duration of your treatment, so being ready ensures you get the most out of your relaxing experience.
Although therapists bring everything required, feel free to add any extra touches, like: incense, essential oil diffuser, candles. Likewise, feel free to play your own music should there be something you particularly like to relax to.
How should I prepare personally?
To ensure the utmost comfort and tranquillity during your massage, we recommend:
selecting a quiet spot where you won't be disturbed, allowing you to fully switch-off.
showering, finishing any tasks, emails, childcare etc. before your therapists arrival, so that you don't miss out on any of your precious treatment time.
turn your phone on silent, if possible
slip on a bathrobe over your pants, so that it's easy for your to wrap up warm after your massage treatment.
Your therapist will bring everything needed* including the massage table, towels, music and oils, but if you'd like to play your own music or use any of your own supplies, we'd be happy to accommodate your needs.
*Receiving a Pregnancy Massage or Facial?
Scroll down to see what to prepare.
Parking and access
We may not be able to provide services to buildings that have multiple flights of stairs, steep steps, small rooms or lack of parking.
Parking is essential. Please ensure you have somewhere close by if you don't have a private drive or parking space. This is required for safe loading and unloading of equipment. If parking charges apply these must be reimbursed directly to the therapist at on their arrival.
Can you visit my hotel room
Yes we can. Although some hotel rooms are quite small and would not fit our massage tables in. We advise getting in touch with a photo of the room if you're not sure or putting us in touch with the hotel concierge to discuss options. We also advise checking with the hotel that they are happy for us to provide services there. Please be aware that some locations are not suitable if there's not nearby parking or if there are steep narrow stairs (as with some old Cotswold character properties)
Who can have massage?
Massage is generally safe and suitable for all ages, genders and body types, although the safe weight-load for our tables ranges between 18-35 stone. Therefore, if you're within this weight category, please get in touch to check whether the therapist you're booking with has a table load weight safe for your use. Under 16s will need to have parental consent and a parent or guardian present during their treatment. If you're seeking treatment for a particular ailment or injury then we’d be happy to answer your questions via the Contact tab at the top of the page or give us a call.
Can I remove my underwear for the massage?
No. As part of our therapist safety measures and hygiene protocols you will need to keep your underwear on accept for bras which we recommend are removed for massage.
How will the session work for Pregnancy Massages and Facials?
How will I be positioned?
Our pregnancy massages are delivered with you lying on your side, comfortably supported by bolsters or pillows. We'll work down one side of your body and then turn halfway to work down the other half.
What do I need to prepare?
We may ask to borrow two pillows for your treatment: one to go under your head and one to go between your knees. We'll cover these with towels so they are protected from oil. You're welcome to slip into a bathrobe over your pants so that it's easy to wrap up warm after your massage.
What about the Pregnancy Massage & Rejuvenating Holistic Facial?
You'll have two options:
- 60 minute Pregnancy Massage & Rejuvenating Holistic Facial -
The 60 minute treatment, will be delivered with you only lying on your back, supported by pillows in a semi-reclined/semi-seated position on the massage table. We'll ask to borrow some pillows for this and will cover it with one of our towels. Then you'll receive a full facial with massage to the neck, arms, head & hands (or legs and feet if that's your preference!)
- 90 minute Pregnancy Massage & Rejuvenating Holistic Facial -
The 90 minute treatment, will be delivered first of all with you lying on your side (same as the standard pregnancy massage), turning onto your other side halfway. Then for the final 30 minutes, we'll position you in a semi-reclined/semi-seated position on the massage table to receive your facial. We'll ask to borrow some pillows to help keep you more upright, and will cover any borrowed pillows with one of our towels to avoid oil transfer.
What can massage help with?
Although we cannot guarantee results, massage has been know to help with:
stress relief, muscular aches and pains, joint stiffness / lack of mobility / loss of flexibility, sleep deprivation, headaches and migraines,
sciatica, pregnancy related aches and pains, postnatal depression, runners knee, ITB syndrome and plantar fasciitis, recovery from injury
fibromyalgia, M.E chronic pain and much more...