Who can have treatment
I am pregnant, can I still have treatment?
Yes, however please do inform your therapists so that they aware and can take this into account whilst treating.
My child has injured himself, is treatment suitable for children?
Yes, treatment is suitable for everyone regardless of age, gender and occupation. Additionally, all of our therapists are CRB checked.
I have recently had surgery to my knee, can I still have treatment?
Yes, post operative treatment is usually recommended by the doctor to help strengthen and improve movement to the area.
About the treatment session
How long does a treatment last?
The initial treatment and consultation lasts approximately 1 hour. Additional treatments will then either be 30 minutes or further hour long treatments. This is dependant on the complexity of the problem.
I have an injury, what should I do?
If the injury has happened within the last 3 days, we will be able to give you advice on how best to treat it whilst it is within the acute stage. The use of the PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) procedure is a well established first contact management for injuries. After 72 hours, it will become possible to start treating the affected tissue and facilitate the fastest recovery possible with the least amount of future problems. Contact the team by phone or email to make an appointment.
What should I wear for my massage or injury treatment session?
We would advise you to wear something you are comfortable in as this treatment can require you to undertake exercise. Depending on your treatment you may be required to undress to your underwear, however if you would feel more comfortable in shorts that is also fine.
Which treatment is right for me?
The great thing about Versatile Therapists is that as a team of qualified therapists we can direct you to the treatment/therapy which is right for you. Our aim is to provide you with the service you require. The type of treatment will depend very much on the nature of the injury and area of concern. However, please note that if you do require treatment for an injury that has developed past the acute stage (72 hours), there are many different aspects to rehabilitation. We will be able to advise which treatment will be the most effective for you, whilst taking into consideration your preferences and expectations.
When and how can massage help me?
Massage can be used for a number of purposes in a variety of situations, such as:
- Reduce tension and tightness in muscles, which in turn can help to relieve stress, headaches and general fatigue.
- Help promote faster recovery after periods of training.
- During post-competition massage can help prevent muscle stiffness and remove tissue swelling
- To improve mobility and flexibility of both sporting and non-sporting persons by improving range and ease of motio
Will sports massage be painful?
Sports massage is different to a relaxation or beauty massage. Sometimes, there will be a need to apply pressure which may be quite intense and which you might find uncomfortable. If so, we will work with you at a level that you can cope with and adjust pressure to the level that you are comfortable with.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you require is dependent on the nature of your injury or problem and what you want to achieve from the therapy.
How much space do you need for a home appointment?
A portable massage/treatment table is used. Space to put this out and move around it is required. Approximately 2.5 meters by 2 meters is sufficient.
What sort of lotions/oils do you use?
The lotions/oils used are natural, and vary depending on their use and whether you have any specific requirements such as allergies.
Do you have any offers or group discounts?
Do you offer packages and group bookings?
Versatile Therapists aim to provide you with a package that is most suitable for you. Therefore, whether you are someone who requires just a single session or someone who would prefer to have regular treatments, we will tailor a package for your needs. We also offer packages for groups, whether this is for your work colleagues, an event/occasion or for a team. We will offer a package that is tailored to not only the number of people in your group but also the time you have. Our philosophy is simple. You tell us what you need and want and we will do the rest, whether that is at our clinic, at your place of residence, at work or even at an event.