Remedial Massage is designed for everyone, whether you are injured, in pain or you just want to have a routine, relaxing treatment, which targets sore joints and muscles.
I treat clients with pain resulting from work posture; stiff necks, shoulders and headaches. Massage can also be a useful tool with the symptoms of some long term illnesses; I see clients with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, symptoms of menopause and lots of other issues which can benefit from massage.
I am a certified oncology massage practitioner, so can treat clients living with cancer.
I am able to treat clients who are pregnant but I wait until after you have reached 12 weeks.
If you are a new client, your first appointment will be for an Initial Assessment, which includes a comprehensive consultation and tailored treatment. Included is a follow-up email with lots of recommendations and self-treatment ideas to help between sessions. This appointment normally lasts for 75 mins.
Please click button below to access my online booking system, or I am more than happy to talk to people before they book.
Entrance to Treatment Room
Inside Treatment Room
My name is Dani and I help people to do the things they love for longer using remedial massage therapy. I am based just outside Northleach in the North Cotswolds and work with with a variety of clients to help them achieve their goals; whether that is increased mobility, decreased reliance on pain medication, or to prepare and recover from endurance sport.
Treatments should not be painful and I don't subscribe to the old fashioned attitude of "no pain, no gain". Massage is to relieve pain and definitely not to cause it!
Additionally, I have full First Aid training and I self-certify on the Disclosure and Barring Service, so you can view my current DBS certificate online.
I named my business "Stay Strong" as I was inspired by the Maori phrase Kia kaha. The phrase is a positive affirmation, which is often used when facing adversity.
Benefits of Massage
Reduced blood pressure
Reduced muscle soreness
Increased Lymph system activity
Reduced injury time
Increased range of movement
Improve your performance
What do I wear?
Firstly you wear what you are comfortable in. Normally shorts and a top is preferable for the assessment prior to the massage. We then discuss what you are at ease with and what is needed for the treatment. Normally clients are treated in their underwear but everyone is different. You are also covered by a combination of blankets/Towels/Sheets, so you should be warm and areas not being treated are covered.
Can I talk during my session?
Yes, if you want to but also if you don't want to chat, please just say before we commence treatment. I will need feedback during treatment just to gauge pressure or areas of discomfort.
Do I have to listen to chimes and whale music?
Not normally, unless you want to. This is your time, if you feel that Thrash Metal would help the treatment - I am happy to play it!
Will the treatment hurt?
The short answer is "no" there might be slight discomfort but I always stress, it is my objective not to hurt my clients, as they then will be uncomfortable and tense and then it makes my job much harder.
What happens after treatment?
Normally after treatments clients report that they sleep well. Sometimes there is a muscle ache, which can be soothed with a bath or shower. It is always recommended that you stay hydrated after the treatment.
How often should I get a massage?
Massage is cumulative, so if you have a regular massage you will notice the benefit, particularly when managing a condition or injury. However, you do what you are comfortable with. I send clients home with rehab exercises and home care advice (if suitable). I am always am happy to see clients, whatever the timescale or frequency of their visits.
Is my treatment covered with my Health Insurance?
The following Insurers allow claims for Sports Massage.
Health Shield: Clients can claim between 50 and 100% of the cost of treatment (depending on plan details) as long as they have selected Health and Wellbeing as one of their benefits.
Westfield Health: Only the Mosaic plan covers Sports Massage and then, only if it is a chosen benefit. Please check with Westfield prior to treatment to ensure reimbursement of treatment cost.
Medicash: Clients can claim between 50 and 100% of the cost of treatment (depending on plan details) as long as they have selected Complementary Therapy as one of their benefits. Please check with Medicash prior to treatment to ensure reimbursement of treatment cost.
Simply Health: Clients can claim between 50 and 100% of the cost of treatment (depending on plan details; Optimise Plus is covered). Please check with Simply Health prior to treatment to ensure reimbursement of treatment cost.
If you need any help or further information from me for your insurers, please contact me.
If you want to have a chat before booking, please call, text or email me. I am very happy to help and rest assured I will never treat a client, I don't think will benefit from treatment or I feel should be referred on.
Go past dairy farm on right hand side, take next right sign posted Northleach and as you descend the hill you see triangle of grass, turn right there and follow track down to left. I am at the bottom of the drive on the left.
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Please text or leave message, I don't answer my phone during treatments but will come back to you as soon as I'm free!
Hill House Farm, Farmington, Cheltenham GL54 3NH.