Q: Do I have to book an appointment?
A: Not at all. You can call into the centre and we will be happy to speak to you whenever we are open, but making an appointment will guarantee that you aren’t kept waiting if we are particularly busy.
Q: How much is a consultation?
A: Your initial consultation is included in the price of your first appointment, at the rate for whatever type of therapy you are seeking. ( please see our price list on this site )
Q: Do you accept credit card payments?
A:) Yes, we are very happy to accept Visa, Mastercard and Maestro…Debit or Credit cards.
Q:) Are the therapies such as Acupuncture and Cupping painful?
A:) No, not at all. Many people are surprised to learn that the acupuncture needles are ultra-thin ( similar to the thickness of two human hairs ), and some people describe the therapy as being stimulating. Some do not even feel the needles being inserted, and even drop off to sleep during the process.
Cupping therapy is used widely by athletes in support of training and general health and fitness, ( and recently by many celebrities ). They all describe it as being an amazing sensation and really relaxing.
Q:) I have seen people who had cupping who have red marks where the cups were placed on their body. How long do these marks last?
A:) Yes the marks are caused by blood being drawn towards the area where the cups are applied, which improves circulation, relieves knotted and strained tissue, and promotes a much better flow of energy throughout the body via the natural Meridian channels of the body… amongst many other associated benefits. The marks last from a few days to about a week.
Q:) Do you use the heat from flames to heat the cups before applying them to the body?
A:) That is the traditional method of creating a vacuum in the cup, which we do use; and we also use the much more modern method of using suction via a small pump with draws the air from the cups, and achieves the same results.
Q:) Is reflexology and deep massage suitable for anybody to receive?
A:) Like many therapies, reflexology and deep massage are perfectly safe and enjoyable form of therapies for the vast majority of people, who find them invigorating, and that they stimulate the body’s own healing processes by improving circulation, reducing stress and pain, and restoring a natural balance.
However…they are not suitable for everybody, and whilst we will advise you specifically about any concerns you may have, the following are just some of the conditions which preclude some people from having these intensively physical therapies:
anybody who has any form of acute inflammation;
anybody suffering from any communicable diseases;
those who have a history of thrombosis or any suspicion of blood clots;
anybody who takes blood thinning medications which can lead to bleeding;
any indication of fresh burns, open cuts, abrasions or any other form of open wound.
This is not an exhaustive list, so if you are in doubt please do ask for advice…or consult your GP.