What to expect at your first massage with Gabrielle

On Arrival

Parking is available at back of Gecko House, Reid St, Woolloongabba. You'll be greeted at the back door, after which you'll fill in a new client form.

New Client Form

This gives me your general information and guides me on optimising treatment. To save time, I can email you the form when you book and then you can bring it, completed, to your appointment.

Assessment

We'll succinctly chat to discover how best to treat you and to understand your expectations, history, ailment and range of motion.

Get Changed

I'll let you know what clothing to remove and how to cover yourself with a towel, then I'll leave so you can prepare.

Begin Treatment

I believe it's important to communicate my findings and actions during the process. I also ask you to please ask questions, raise concerns or offer comments/feedback so you're fully aware of why I am doing what I am doing.

End of Treatment

I may need to provide you with advice on exercises, stretches or information pertaining to your massage.

Finalising Your Appointment

After you've dressed, feel free to visit the bathroom. Next we'll finalise payment – EFTPOS facilities are available. As I don’t have HICAPS, I will email a tax receipt, so you can claim your rebate from your health fund. We can also organise your next appointment.    0417-796-974   Email Gabrielle

The 24-48 hours after your massage?

After you get up from a massage, it’s very common to feel lighter, taller and wonderful. However, sometimes a person may feel lethargic, nauseous, and their body just hurts. Some tips after you have had a deep tissue massage:
  1. Drink plenty of water to help your body rid itself of toxins.
  2. Passive and active stretching helps muscle to repair, recover and restore function and circulation.
  3. If you feel tired (deep tissue massage can leave you feeling lethargic), it’s OK to rest. Even though you've been lying on a massage table, your body's been having a workout.
  4. It’s also OK to go for that usual walk or gym session or whatever your plans were, but take it more easily. Listen to your body - if it says it wants to rest then let it.
  5. Hot and cold therapy – both are great for different reasons. If you develop bruises from your treatment (which is unlikely), apply a cold pack for five minutes, a few times a day.
  6. Have a bath – the warm water soothes the muscles.
  7. If you had been stressed, the massage may bring up some emotions, this is totally normal. It’s your body ridding itself of toxins.
  8. Become body aware. For example, how do you feel in the morning, afternoon, and evening? Is your neck stiffer after you wake up? What’s your posture like?
  9. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, contact me. “A problem halved is a problem solved.”
  10. Book a follow-up massage.