Frequently Asked Questions
Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about
I will require you to fill out a consultation form. Afterwards I will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed and to determine if massage is appropriate for you.
Oeshi Vitality Centre is located at 194 Lavender Hill SW11 1JA. Your massage or bodywork session will take place in our lovely treatment room; warm, comfortable and quiet. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in complete privacy. You will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on. You need to relax and feel comfortable. Therefore, the decision is yours; remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing.
Make yourself comfortable. If I want you to adjust your position, I will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
It usually depends on the techniques used. In a general massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes (effleurage) that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. A light oil is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that I can use another approach or technique.
No, there are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That's why it is necessary that you fill out the consultation form and before you begin your session. I will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform me of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Your massage therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. Massage therapists sometimes recommend a hot Epsom salt bath that encourages the release of toxins that may have been stirred up from the massage treatment.