What can I expect from my first treatment session?

Your initial Holistic massage session will involve a 20 minute detailed consultation where I will ask questions about your lifestyle and general medical history. This is to make sure there are no medical contraindications which may prevent me from treating you. It also enables me to tailor your treatment, making it unique to suit your needs on the day.

This will be cross referenced at every session to make sure you are benefiting from your treatments and allow continual assessment of your Holistic health.

This information is kept strictly confidential and complies with data protection laws.

After the treatment, you will have time to slowly adjust before you leave.

Clients are reminded that they are fully responsible for their own well-being and for providing the relevant personal and medical information.

This is YOUR time, YOUR massage.

You may wish to consider
  1. Massages are less comfortable after a heavy meal, and alcohol should not be consumed prior to your treatment.
  2. Oils such as almond, grapeseed and wheatgerm are used as massage mediums.
  3. Jewellery will need to be removed (apart from wedding rings and body piercings).
After your treatment, it is not uncommon to experience the following:
  • Frequent urination
  • Headaches
  • Thirst
  • Sleepiness
Massage touch makes the body systems function more efficiently, speeding up waste removal and the elimination of toxins, so this is a good thing!

Please be sure to:
  • Drink plenty of water to help your body with the removal of toxins,
  • Eat a light meal after the treatment, to give your body time to remove waste products.
  • Do not drink alcohol, tea or coffee for 24hrs after the treatment to prevent overloading your body with toxins.
What are the benefits of massage?
The benefits of massage touch are wide and varied. Most benefits are felt both physiologically and psychologically.

Physiological and psychological benefits include:
  • Improved circulation and blood flow throughout the body.
  • The release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller and anti-depressant.
  • The relief of muscle fatigue, tired and stiff joints.
  • Soothing and stimulation of the nervous system.
  • A feeling of well-being, therefore improvement with feelings of depression, low self-worth and anxiety.
  • Help with insomnia.
  • The speeding up of digestion which helps your body rid itself of toxins and waste.
  • Encouraging lymph drainage thus reducing uncomfortable swelling.
  • Improvement of skin tone and colour and the shedding of dead cells.
  • Boosting of your immune system so weakened by constant stress.
  • A calming, soothing, and harmonising effect on one’s mind.
What are the massage mediums used?

The recommended base oil includes grape seed, sweet almond, sunflower, jojoba, and evening primrose.
We'll mostly use, Weatgerm oil, and sweet almond oil as well as massages waxes from Songbird.
Seed Origin Benefits
Avocado  Fruit A rich heavy oil which is more penetrating than most carrier oils. It is therefore good for dry skin. It is obtained from the pulp of the avocado pear and has a deep green colour. It is a stable natural oil, rich in VITAMIN E.
Evening Primrose  Seed  The oil contains gammalinoleic acid which converts into prostaglandin E.
This substance promotes cell membrane growth and inhibits abnormal cell division. It is effective in the treatment of acne, eczema, dermatitis and may be used for allergic skin reactions on its own. 
Grape seed Seed  This is a light and easily absorbed base oil, particularly suitable for oily skin. 
Jojoba  Nut This is not a vegetable oil but a liquid wax. It comes from the nuts of a very hardy bush which grows in arid climates such as deserts.
It has an emollient or skin-softening effect, and makes a good vegetable based replacement for oil. Helps remedy oily skin as well as dry skin, and contains skin rejuvenating substances. 
Olive Fruit It is rich in E vitamin, antioxidant and ideal natural cosmetic for dry skin. In ancient Greece it was used for body rubbing.
Sweet Almond Nut Almond trees that bear white blossoms produce bitter almonds and those with pink blossoms bear sweet almonds. Sweet almond oil is used for massage. It is a light yellow oil of low odour and resistant to rancidity. It contains a substantial percentage of unsaturated fatty acids, including linoleic acid. Almond oil may be used on all areas of the body
Wheat germ Seed A heavier nourishing oil, particularly good for dry or mature skin as it is rich in vitamin E. It is often used as a natural preservative, improving the storage time of blends.

Hibiscus Holistic Massage Ltd
Company number: 07419803
Registered in England.
Registered address : 83 South Street, RH4 2JU Dorking