Frequently asked questions
What are your qualifications?
Are you insured?
Where are you based?
I run my practice from Brighton and Hove Therapies in Brighton city centre. You can find full details of my premises here: "where am I based?"
Do you do gift vouchers?
What are your pronouns?
Do you do couples massage?
Due to Covid regulations I have to allow time in between clients for hygiene measures. This means that whilst I could see you and a partner one after the other, I do need to allow for 30 minutes between each session
What should I wear?
Comfort is key. Wear clothes which make you feel comfortable and safe. During the massage, you will have the choice about what clothing you do and don’t choose to take off. Whilst most people will strip down to their pants, I understand this may not feel comfortable for everyone and that you may wish to keep some items on. Although I will make every effort not to get wax or oil on your clothing, please wear clothing which is comfortable and which you are able to easily wash should oil or wax get on your clothes. People also often ask me about what underwear to wear. I see literally so many different types of underwear and have no judgement whatsoever.
Should I shower before hand?
This is recommended. I want you to feel as comfortable as possible during the massage. Sometimes if people haven't showered, they can become worried about body odour or not feeling clean and this can impact their ability to enjoy the massage. Having a shower on the morning of your massage can help alleviate those concerns and allow you to relax fully into the massage and enjoy the oils on your skin without having to rush home to have a shower.
I’m worried that deep pressure will hurt - do I have to have this?
We discuss what pressures you are and aren’t comfortable with in massage and I can help advise on what would work best for your body. If you decide you do want to try going deeper, I check in with you during this to ensure my depth levels are comfortable for you. Nobody has to experience deep pressures if they don’t want to.
I’m worried about my body hair / acne / weight. Are you ok with this?
Yes, yes and yes. A key part of my massage is that you can feel safe enough and comfortable enough to bring their body to me without fear of judgement. I can vary my massage strokes for different levels and types of body hair. I use all natural waxes and oils so as not to upset any acne. And my massage bed and towels are roomy enough for all body types.
Are there any side effects to massage?
I’ve never had a massage before and I’m nervous…
That’s ok! A lot of my clients have never had a massage before coming to me and some level of nerves and anxiety is natural. As well as the pre-massage consultation, we take 5 minutes before the massage begins to just check in together. I’d like to think I am a pretty chill and relaxed person and I hope this vibe helps you feel safe and at ease.