What to Expect

YOUR FIRST SESSION 

For Sports Massage and Deep Tissue 

These two types of treatments are focused more on therapy rather than relaxation. Your first session includes a consultation with an assessment. After gathering information about your health and medical history, I assess what treatment plan may be best for you.

Initial assessment involves observation of posture, movement patterns, passive and active muscle testing. Allow at least an hour for the first session, which includes a consultation with assessment, treatment, and treatment plan which provides you with suggested exercises, stretches, and any follow up sessions if necessary. 

YOUR FIRST SESSION 

For All Services Except Sports Massage and Deep Tissue

Most of the sessions (with the exceptions of sports massage and deep tissue massage) combine relaxation and therapy, but the focus is a bit more on relaxation. Your first session includes completing a Health Profile so I can be informed of your health and medical history. 

RECEIVING A MASSAGE DURING THE PANDEMIC

Pre-Appointment Screening

Before seeing anyone in person, I will conduct a remote triage screening to ensure that any patients are asymptomatic, i.e. have no symptoms associated with Covid 19 and not in the “shielding” group.

 

You will be asked if you have

  • A new continuous cough

  • Any signs of a high temperature—this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • Any shortness of breath

  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

  • Had or are in close contact with a known case of Covid 19 within the last 14 days or if any family member or household member is unwell with the above symptoms

  • If you belong to or live with someone who is in the high-risk group from Covid 19

 

COVID-19 High Risk Groups

Please consider if this appointment is medically essential for you, especially if you meet any of the following criteria, we will screen for this on your initial appointment:

  • You are aged over 70.

  • You have a BMI > 40.

  • You have a weakened immune system.

  • You have any co-morbidities which can cause immunosuppression such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, alcohol abuse, smoking, long-term steroid use, cancer diagnosis or current cancer treatment.

  • You are caring for anyone in the shielded category.

Your Appointment

  • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before the start of your appointment time.

  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands on arrival.

  • Please wear a mask or face covering when you arrive and during your session.

  • I will be taking your temperature with a hand-held infrared thermometer when you arrive.

  • The doors will be left open where possible to maximise ventilation in between appointments and reduce the need for you to touch door handles. The treatment room doors will only be closed during your session to maintain privacy.

  • Please bring your own water to your session if required.

  • You are asked to bring your own tissues and if you need to cough or sneeze, you do so in the tissue.

  • Please keep personal items in your pocket or bag for the duration of your appointment.

  • You must notify me if you develop symptoms of coronavirus within two weeks of attending your appointment.

 

Cleaning of the Clinic

Cleaning measures will include the cleaning and disinfection of all hard surfaces, floors, chairs, door handles, massage table, sanitary fittings and reusable care equipment. More time is allowed between appointments for the extra cleaning measures and the changing of my PPE.

 

Personal Protective Equipment

To comply with government guidelines, I will be wearing the following PPE for the duration of your appointment:

•             Apron (disposable)

•             Medical grade face mask.

•             Eye protection.

QUICK LINKS

Jodi also teaches professional massage courses for beginners and professionals. For more information, please visit
https://americanmassagetraining.co.uk

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