What happens during a treatment?

On your first visit, a full medical history will be taken. A list of your current medication will be required, and the therapist will talk to you about your lifestyle and how your pain/injury affects you.

The treatment can be given over light clothing, or directly onto skin. The choice is yours.

If you are able to lie on the treatment couch, that is fine, but if you are struggling with lying and prefer to sit in a chair, the treatment will be adapted to accommodate your most comfortable position. Your comfort and healing is the priority.

The treatment itself will take approximately 40 minutes. (The first session will take longer, because of the need to record your medical history.)

During the treatment the therapist will make a few gentle rolling moves over the skin, tendons, muscles or joints. These moves are directed at very specific areas of the body. After a few moves have been made, the therapist will leave the room. This break in the treatment gives your body and brain time to absorb the information conveyed with those moves. Adjustments and healing begin to take place. The treatment progresses with a few gentle moves being interspersed with breaks.

How many treatments will I need?

Very often, treatments are successful after two or three sessions. This, of course, depends upon the condition being treated, and how long you have been suffering! After two to three sessions, you will know how you are responding, and whether you are making progress. Future treatments can then be decided between you and your therapist. It could be that you have recovered and are not in need of further treatments. It could be that you decide to have further treatments, or top-up treatments. Your decision is best made in discussion with your therapist.