Alain Petitclerc

Massage therapist in Kent and London, offering tailored treatments to relax, relieve pain and restore movement

Common questions

Common questions

What will happen in my first massage therapy session?

Your first session will begin with some detective work. I will perform a postural assessment, and ask you to explain a little about your problem. I will ask you to fill out a short form which will determine whether you have had any treatments like this before, whether you suffer from things like high blood pressure, and whether you have seen a doctor about your injury or discomfort. I will set to work on the painful area, but I will also work around the whole body to give you a complete treatment.

How long is a massage therapy session?

My massage therapy sessions are typically between 50-minutes and an hour, but I will only stop then if I’m sure the job is done! My clients usually find that three sessions over a few weeks usually work best, as the first session often uncovers tensions in muscles they never knew they had!

Where will my massage session take place?

I like to make things as comfortable as possible, and so my massage therapy sessions are conducted in a warm, light and homely room in my house in Tonbridge. Far removed from the clinical nature of many physiotherapists, you will feel completely relaxed with me!

What should I wear?

As you will have to take some clothes off for your massage therapy, you might like to wear something loose and comfortable. Some people wear sports shorts, but some people come straight from work – whatever is easiest for you! I provide towels and privacy whilst you change, and you will have a bell to ring when you are ready for me to come in and start the treatment.

Is massage therapy always appropriate?

There are some conditions which may make you unsuitable for massage therapy treatment. Please discuss with me in advance of the massage if any of the below apply to you.

  • High/low blood pressure
  • Recent surgery
  • Cancer
  • Heart condition
  • Metal/plastic implants
  • Skin conditions
  • Thrombosis
  • Haemophilia
  • Varicose veins
  • Diabetes
  • Taking any medication

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