I reserve the right to refuse any service to anyone I feel is not suited for my services. It could be because of your health or your behavior's to why I might refuse to book you in or ask you to leave.
If you have a question that is not here please ask.
Q: I am a male can I come to you for a massage?
A: Yes, if you have been referred to me by a chiropractor, physiotherapist, GP and in writing. Only for neck, shoulders and upper back. No hip massages at all and 100% no relaxation massages. This is due to the bad behaviors of some men in Canberra and out of state males. (I don't do groin massages for men) (See a physiotherapist for this injury) No referral in writing, then no massage and that is firm!)
Q: If I am a large person and I wanted to be stretched will you lift my legs to stretch them?
A: 100% No, due to health and safety. I no longer lift heavy limbs due to the hazards and risk factors that can and has caused me a number of injuries over the years. It is a manual handling hazard lifting heavy limbs.
Q: If I am obese can I have a massage?
A: Sorry no, due to health and safety my table is not built for obese people, it's a safety concern trying to turn over with the high chances of falling off the table, which has happen in the pass causing an injury to my shoulder!
Q: Do you do holistic therapeutic breast massage?
A: Yes as it's very therapeutic, helps with pain in the breasts and is very good for circulation of the breasts system.
Q: Can I breast feed my baby?
A: 100% Yes as it's part of Oriental Holistic Massage, holistic approch to mother and child, it's an important part of life and bonding of mother and child to be able to breast feed their baby.
Q: Can I get access to your members area?
A: Yes, but conditions apply to who can have access. Women or Couples where the male partner supports his female partner only. (Sorry not just males) The holistic approach is focus on women's health and wellness not males!
Q: Do you take credit cards?
A: Yes, I take Master Card, Visa Card, Apple Pay, GPay, Eftpos, PayPal. I use a square terminal for all payments as there is no cash on site at all. I do not charge an extra 1.9% for using your credit card like some other business do.
Q: Do you charge extra for public holidays or weekends?
A: 100% No.
Q: Can I walk-in at any time to get a massage.
A: 100% No, I screen all my clients before they come to me. My clients come and go without seeing other clients for their privacy and for best protection from Covid-19.
Q: Do you have clients waiting for their session?
A: No clients are waiting in my waiting for their massage. Bookings are a must and in advance by a day or more depending on time and day you are after.
Q: Do you have emegency appointments for pain or stress management sessions?
A: Yes I do for my regular clients only.
Q: Do you treat people who have had an spinal operation?
A: Yes if I get a copy of the surgeons report on the operation to put in your file. As long as there are no underlining problems with their spinal operation. I have a number of clients that have had from a part to full spinal operation. (These clients give me their reports) If you are not willing to leave a copy with me then please don't make a booking. I have a duty of care to you and myself when I work on any one person.
Q: Are you a certified Remedial massage therapist and have a Diploma of Remedial Massage under the Australian guild-lines.
A: Yes, 100% my training is under the Australian standards. I have a Diploma of Remedial massage from a registered training organisation (RTO) This is a training provider registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority ASQA (or a state regulator) to deliver VET services. RTOs provide quality training and qualifications that are nationally recognised within Austraila. My Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 is under an approved RTO. Which means if I want too I can register for health funds.
Q: What is the meaning of a registered massage therapist?
A: It just means you are registered for health fund rebates in Austraila, nothing more or less. It doesn't mean they are trained better than someone that is not registered for health funds.
A: Are you registered for health funds.
Q: No, I am not. I decided to drop my health funds so I can lower my prices.
Q: Do you train in non government accredited schools?
A: Yes, it's because I look for different schools to what I would like to learn to be able to have an open mind to different areas of interest in holistic sessions to different massages, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai oil massage, Thai Yoga stretching. Platies, PNF stretching and any other areas that will benefit my clients health and wellness. To become a good practitioner you need to have a very good skills base, an open mind and willing to learn different styles to achieve a good out come for your clients.
Q: Want massage oils do you use?
A: Muscle & Joint Massage Oil is a deeply penetrating blend of wintergreen, eucalyptus, pine, rosemary and pepper essential oils to help relieve inflamed joints, stiffness and muscle pain. Massage into sore, tight muscles to supercharge circulation and reduce pain and inflammation. This oil is ideal for athletes or anyone experiencing aching muscles and joints.
Extreme Sport Massage Oil is a unique blend of essential oils renowned for their pain relieving and warming qualities. Helping to massage away muscular aches and pains while relaxing tense muscles it will leave the body refreshed after exercise. Ideal as a natural pain relief alternative to invigorate muscular fatigue. Use after exercise or injury to assist in faster healing.
Q: Do you have SAFETY DATA SHEET on all your massage oils you use?
A: Yes 100% I do as I believe in safety first.
Q: If I have been drinking alcohol or been taken drugs can I still come for a massage?
A: 100% NO firm!
Q: If I have a skin disease can I still come for a massage
A: NO sorry, Infection control is very important to me as I don't want to pass on anything to my other clients.
Q: Do you have a free pickup and drop off service?
A: Yes, for women only in Belconnen or Civic area on weekends only. Only one time which is 8am and only if I don't have any studio bookings at the time you book. So please book ahead for the free pickup and drop off.
Q: Why won't you answer anonymous numbers or confirm my appointment without a contact number?
A: Over the years I have found that calls from blocked numbers are from males wasting my time and asking for services I don't do. I need your number to confirm the appointment a day before. Please remember that no bookings will be confirmed without a valid mobile contact number. I take your privacy and anonymity very seriously. (Remember trust goes both ways)
Q: Can I come to meet you and look around your studio and ask questions?
A: 100% Yes if you are a women, this can only happens if I have no bookings on the time you would like to come for a look. This is for ladies only or couples only with a lady.
Q: Where will my massage session take place?
A: Your massage session will take place in a comfortable room with a soft eclectic massage table especially designed for comfort.
Q: Must I be completely undressed?
A: My massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed. If you want you can wear one of my new Thai style disposal underwear or not as it's 100% up to you what you wear or don't wear or you can wear your own clean G-string or non tight underwear if you want. If your underwear is tight I will not massage your glutes (Bottom muscles) as it has damaged my fingers in the pass trying to pull tight underwear up to be able to do a good massage to release tightness in the Glutes, this is also good if you have lower back pain etc.
Q: Will I be covered during the session?
A: Yes, you will be properly draped at all times. Only the area being worked on will be exposed at any one time. There will be a towel on the table or massage table for you to cover yourself. It's up to you whether you use the towel or not to cover your body, this is part of my holistic approach whether you are female or male as the massage is for you and your comfort at all times.
Q: Will the massage practitioner be present when I disrobe?
A: No, I will leave the room to wash my hands while you undress. Then call out once you are ready for me to come in, then and only then will I come in.
Q: What parts of my body will be massaged in a full-body, it will depend on what massage you are having?
A: A typical full-body session will include work on your full pectoralis muscles (chest) males if not to hairy as it pulls the hair, full holistic therapeutic breasts massage, full back, full Glutes (bottom muscles), arms, full legs up to the groin area, feet, hands, head, neck, face, shoulders, full tummy down to the top of the pubis bone area or to the mons pubis area and sides of your body. If you ask me to spend more time on one area, then I might not be able to complete the full body massage.
Q: What should I do during the massage session?
A: Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the massage therapist any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The massage therapist will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm, turn over etc.) Communicating is important if and when they need more or less pressure or anything else relevant to the session like your injuries.
Q: How will I feel after the massage?
A: Everyone is different, but 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. It is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. You will be given a sealed bottle of water when you leave. You might feel some discomfort for a day or two depending on the deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy or stretching therapy you may have had. You should still the day after a deep tissue massage as it helps the muscles to relax and also gives you an overall feeling of relaxation within yourself.
Q: Do you do mobile massages?
A: No sorry I don't.
Q: Do you need people for your hands on training or holistic sessions and is it at a cheaper rate?
A: Yes, it is at a cheaper rate and only Saturday morning when I and trying new technique or just updating my skill set to stay at a higher level of injury management and stress management or holistic session. But only if you are healthy looking person that keeps their body fit as the training I do, could be Thai oil relaxation massage, sports massage, Thai stretching to relaxation or meditation sessions, then the answer is yes. To get the best hands on training I need to be able to see and feel your muscular system working as I do the session.
Q: Why do you have a locked members area on your website?
A: This area is holistic sessions is for women and couples with a female partner who live the naturist lifestyle, this dosn't mean you have to be a full on nudist just feel happy in your brithday suit. It's all about freedom of clothes. (Not for single male at all Firm) Only couples with a female partner or women only. This is due to the bad behaviors of males.
Q: Do you use any massage tools on my body?
A: Yes, only hand suction plastic cupping therapy as needed but not in all sessions. (Not Chinese style)
Q: Are you a non smoker and have a smoke free studio and grounds? Smoking before you come for a massage is not good as it leaves a bad smell in the room which other people will smell.
A: Yes I am a 100% non smoker.
Q: Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?
A: Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the massage therapist asks general health questions after you have filled in the health and consent assessment form. It is very important that you inform the massage therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, like cancer treatment it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session.
If you have any open cuts, wounds of any kind small or large, you can come once they have healed 100% or you are having your periods please do come until they are 100% finished. Infection control is very important so please only make an appointment if you are in Good health. If you have lots of pimple I will wear gloves for health and safety. If to large and bleeding I am unable to do the massage.
Important notice: If you have low blood pressure, had a stroke, heart attack or any skin problem, skin infections, any blood infections. Please see your doctor before booking a massage and get their OK in writing to have a massage. (Any open sores or broken skin I will not massage you for best infection control practices)