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Frequently asked questions

These are some of the common questions I'm asked. Please feel free to email me or use the contact form if any queries have not been covered here.

Complete Balance Worthing

What is sports & remedial massage?

is it for me?

Complete Balance Worthing

A “normal” or general relaxation massage (which uses gentle stroking techniques) is great for relaxation but is not designed to address fundamental problems in the joints or muscles, which can cause chronic pain or associated health problems. 


As a highly-qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist, I have been trained to identify problem areas in the body.  I can apply the most appropriate treatment to relieve pain and discomfort, restoring efficient function to muscles and joints.  Frequently I will use a range of treatments in massage therapy and sports injury massage to obtain the best results.  Details of these treatments may be found here.


Sports & Remedial Massage is an excellent complement to any training programme and is very effective pre- as well as post-event. Injury prevention is always preferable, but sports injury massage can manage recovery times for athletes as well as support posture — which is just as important in a less active lifestyle!

Other Questions

I’m not in pain; how will Sports and Remedial Massage help me?
Prevention is always better than cure. Many of us tend to experience a little joint stiffness, a few headaches, or symptoms of IBS, for example. Joint and muscle dysfunction can impact each of us in some very unexpected ways. As a Sports Injury & Remedial Massage Therapist, I take a holistic approach to the whole body.  When the entire body is aligned, it has an effective range of movement, abnormal wear on the joints is avoided, the risk of injury is reduced, and energy levels improve. 

I have a medical condition; does this mean I can’t be treated?
At the beginning of treatment, we will review all health conditions; generally, treatment can be adapted to cater for medical conditions. If in doubt, please email me prior to treatment:

How long is a typical session?
A session lasts an hour; the first session includes the completion of a client information sheet.  After the treatment, I’ll be able to recommend a course of action.


How many sessions will I need?
Each patient is unique, and my aim is to quickly ease every person out of pain and discomfort and into a healthy, active state. Depending on the condition, a single treatment may be adequate, or 2-3 sessions may be needed. Generally speaking, pain and discomfort are noticeably eased after the first session.


Does it hurt?
'Pain, no pain' is my motto. During treatment, I discuss levels of comfort with every patient. Every session is adapted to meet individual needs; each person has a different level of comfort threshold. 


Do I have to take my clothes off?
Your comfort and dignity are important; you will always be covered with towels; however, there will be times when clothing needs to be removed so I can assess or perform techniques. A pair of loose shorts is ideal if we are treating the lower body.


Do you use oils? 
I use massage wax, which is absorbed into the skin during treatment.  My waxes are nut-based, but I can use a nut-free oil if required.  After a head/scalp, massage hair may be a little untidy and possibly a little sticky.

Are there any risks?
Sports and Remedial Massage use a number of techniques because a 'one size fits all' approach doesn't work for everyone. Each patient is treated as an individual, and treatment is tailored accordingly. I prefer not to treat clients who are unwell and running a fever.


How much will it cost?
A 60-minute session costs £48. Concessions are available on request; please contact me to discuss. 

Do you offer Gift Vouchers?
Vouchers can be purchased for treatments in any denomination. They can be posted or picked up in person. For more information, please email me.


Where are you based?
I work from my home in Worthing, West Sussex. Please see my Home page for more information.

Do you undertake home visits?
No, I only see clients at my home in Worthing, where there is free parking.

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