Frequently asked questions
- How much does it cost?
- How long are the treatment sessions?
- What is myofascial release?
- Should I book seperate appointments for sports massage and myofascial release?
- Do Amatsu techniques cause any pain?
- How many Amatsu treatments will I require?
- What should I wear for an Amatsu treatment?
- Is there anything else I ought to be aware of before having a treatment?
- What is the Optimum Balance logo?
How much does it cost?
Each appointment costs £40.
How long are the treatment sessions?
Sports massage sessions last for an hour.
Amatsu sessions usually take 45 minutes.
During your first session a confidential medical and personal history is required which may take a few minutes to complete.
What is myofascial release?
Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy which can help to:
- relax contracted muscles,
- realign the body,
- improve posture.
The technique derives it's name from fascia which is the layer of fibrous tissue which surrounds muscles, blood vessels and nerves, binding some components together, whilst allowing others to slide smoothly over each other.
Should I book seperate appointments for sports massage and myofascial release?
No, Michelle will assess and use different techniques as required.
Do Amatsu techniques cause any pain?
Amatsu is a gentle healing art, and almost all of the techniques are pain-free. Sometimes accupressure points are stimulated to release tension throughout the body and these points may be tender.
How many Amatsu treatments will I require?
This question depends on many factors:
- The nature of the ailment or injury.
- How long you have had the problem - a recent injury will often respond to treatment much quicker than one that has been "lived" with for some time.
- Your lifestyle:
- general well-being
Once your body maintains the correct pattern and there are no symptoms, then there is no need for further intervention. Treatments for maintenance may be advisable, depending on your lifestyle.
What should I wear for an Amatsu treatment?
Ideally something that is comfortable and easy to move around in, such as jog bottoms or leggings and a t-shirt.
Is there anything else I ought to be aware of before having a treatment?
Have a glass of water before you come for a treatment and again after you have been treated. It is advisable to drink plenty of water anyway.
What is the Optimum Balance logo?
The Optimum Balance logo is Leonardo Da Vinci's famous Vitruvian Man, drawn in 1490. It shows a human male in two superimposed postures with his arms and legs in different positions, while simultaneously being contained within a circle and a square.
The idea for the drawing came from the much earlier works of a Roman architect named Vitruvius who attempted to describe the proportions of the ideal human body.
By implication, the logo conveys the idea of a healthy, balanced body.
For more information, or to book an appointment, please phone Michelle on 07814 67 88 34 (UK mobile number)