Frequently Asked Questions

"Do I really need a massage?"
"How many treatments do I need?"
"How does deep tissue and sports massage work?"
"What can I expect?"
"Where can I get a treatment?"
"My massage therapist offers the same treatments, so why should I try SKA Remedial?"

"Are there any side effects?"
"Can I get a massage at work?"
"Are there any restrictions?"
"Do you cater for all ages and gender?"
"Will pregnancy massage harm my baby?"
"When can I have pregnancy massage?"

"Do I really need a massage?"
Generally, most people will benefit greatly from receiving a massage. No matter where you come from or what you do for a living, you are likely to be vulnerable to everyday stresses and tension - most of which go undetected on a day-to-day basis.

If you don't have a regular routine of daily stretches, you will find that your muscles shorten, lowering your range of motion and increasing the risk of damaging a muscle when you do any unexpected activity.

I find that most of my clients book a treatment for specific problems, and working with them I find related underlying root causes. Through regular treatments I am able to relieve muscle tension, Improve range of movement, flexibility, and raise your sense of well-being.

"How many treatments do I need?"
Everybody is different, and we all heal at different rates depending on health, diet, age and lifestyle.

I will keep track of your progress at every session to judge your rate of healing.

"How does deep tissue and sports massage work?"
Whether you're a long distance runner or an office worker, your muscles accumulate waste, toxins, scar tissue (knots) and become tense. Without treatment, your body can often struggle to repair itself properly. This is where my treatments can be effective.

Deep massage works by loosening muscle fibres so that blood, nutrients and vitamins can be flushed in and the toxins and acids can be flushed out. This accelerates recovery as your muscle now have a better supply to regenerate with. Scar tissue (knots) and tension is reduced, and with regular treatments you can see a vast improvement. See here for more information on Deep Tissue / Sports Massage.

"What can I expect?"
Your first appointment will include a consultation so I can better understand your current health as well as areas of pain or stiffness. Your muscular health and postural alignment are also checked. After your massage I will design a treatment plan specifically for your needs. Complimentary water and aftercare instructions are also supplied to optimize results.

"Where can I get a treatment?"
My treatments are carried out at in the comfort of your home or office at a time to suit you. Please contact me to find out if I'm are able to reach your area. Further details on my contact page.

"My massage therapist offers the same treatments, so why should I try SKA Remedial?"
Not all therapists are the same, and the level of service together with the quality of your treatments can vary. You may indeed find that your current therapist is good, but it's always worth seeing what another therapist like myself can offer. I have a genuine passion towards your well-being and my treatments reflect this.

See what my clients think.

"Are there any side effects?"
Massage is the safest form of treatment you can receive. After a massage some people go through what's called a "healing crisis". This is when your body tries to expel acids, toxins and waste faster than it can cope with.

The toxins that have built up in your body over time are now rushing to be flushed away. Generally you will feel great after a treatment, but rarely you may feel very temporary effects such as a light headache, tiredness and aches. You may also notice darker urine, which shows that your body is working well to secrete waste. These are all short term, and part of the healing process.

"Can I get a massage at work?"
As a mobile service, I can visit your workplace for treatments. Your employer and colleagues can also benefit from posture correction and remedial treatments specifically designed for the work environment. Contact me for an informal chat and further details about Corporate Visits.

"Are there any restrictions?"
I recommend that you do not eat a meal at least an hour before your treatment, as well as drinking any tea, coffee or alcohol. Pregnancy massage is not recommended for the first three months.

"Do you cater for all ages and gender?"
My service is entirely professional and trained to treat all ages and gender equally. My clients are from all backgrounds and walks of life.

"Will pregnancy massage harm my baby?"
Massage has been found to benefit both mother and baby, by helping to transport nutrients around the body and promote a sense of calm and well-being. Positive hormones released whilst receiving a massage assist the development of your child and create a healthy environment within the womb. After birth, the positive hormones released during a massage will find their way to your baby if you are breastfeeding. An aching back along with painful, swollen legs will also benefit with increased blood flow through massage.

"When can I have pregnancy massage?"
I can perform pre-natal massage after 3 months of pregnancy, right up to a few days before birth. The positive effects of massage will also benefit the mother after your baby is born. Massage can help against post-natal tension and will improve your recovery. It's not always easy to find time for a massage once you have a newborn baby, so our mobile service is ideal.


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About SKA Remedial

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Amit Attar SKA Remedial Sports Injury & Massage ClinicAmit
Sports Injury + Massage Therapist