Zoe offers sports massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release and Kinesio Taping. *These treatments can go ahead in tiers 1, 2 and 3 in the UK *
Zoe Myall Therapies
Before your appointment
Prior to your treatment I will be asking a number of COVID-19 screening questions, as well as carrying out my usual consultation. I will also be taking your temperature when you arrive and if you have a high temperature I will need to reschedule your treatment. This is, of course, to keep everyone safe.
You will need to wear a face covering when you come for a treatment, unless you are exempt from wearing a mask. I will be wearing both a face mask and face shield and my massage couch and equipment will be sanitised between each client.
If you have been abroad you will also need to wait 14 days before having a treatment with myself.
COVID-19 has changed many procedures and in order to protect those most at risk I am unable to offer treatments at the moment if you are classed as an 'extremely vulnerable person' (at high risk if you contract coronavirus).
If you are classed as a 'vulnerable person' (at moderate risk) I will need you to consult with your GP or medical professional before I am able to carry out a treatment. This includes if you are aged 70 or above, whether or not you have a medical condition. I understand that you may be very fit and active if you are 70 or above but I must follow the Government's guidelines and we have to all look after each other.
You can also click here to see if you fall into either the 'extremely vulnerable' or 'vulnerable' categories.
If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19 I will also need you to seek consent from your GP prior to a treatment. You will need to self-isolate for the required period of time before having a treatment.
Thank you. Zoe Myall
More about my treatments
Sports Massage is not solely for people who do sports. If you work at a desk, or spend a lot of time driving, you may suffer back, shoulder and neck pain or stiffness. Sports Massage utilises methods such as muscle energy techniques (METs), soft tissue release (STR), and stretching to break down adhesions, relieve tension and aid circulation.
Deep Tissue Massage concentrates on areas of tension and pain and uses deep, slow strokes in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It helps to break down adhesions in the tissue to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
Myofascial Release is a gentle manual therapy used to treat soft tissue and fascial tension and restrictions. Where fascia becomes tightened it can restrict movement and cause pain. I will utilise myofascial release techniques where fascia is found to be causing restriction to the muscles and joints.
Kinesio Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It can be used for a range of conditions including muscle imbalance and helps with postural correction, plus providing pain relief and helping to prevent re-injury.
I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists
Prices and Locations (by appointment only)
Saturdays: Mindful of Being, Tresillian House, Tattershall Road, Boston, Lincs. PE21 9LR
Alternate Saturdays: Essential Well-being, London Road, Spalding. PE11 2TA
Home visits available on request
Prices: £38 - £45*
*(Additional charges may be incurred due to location for home visits.)
Massage appointments cancelled within 24 hours prior to the treatment will incur a cancellation fee of 50 per cent of the cost of the treatment, unless due to illness or for the treatment being unable to go ahead due to COVID-19 screening.
*While complementary therapies have many benefits they should never be used in place of orthodox medical care or medication. Always consult your doctor for medical care and diagnosis and inform them if you are receiving complementary therapy healthcare.
What should you wear for a treatment?
Comfortable, loose clothing. Shorts can be worn if you prefer. Towels are used during the treatment to cover areas not being worked on so you are kept comfortable.
Is it painful?
If you have areas of tightness, tenderness can be felt; however, I will speak to you during the massage to check the pressure and ensure you are comfortable and less or firmer pressure can be used.
What does an appointment involve?
At the first appointment, a medical history is taken and a treatment plan will be discussed and agreed with you. For sports massage, depending on your requirements I may carry out passive, active, and resisted muscle tests to identify where muscle tightness, weakness or imbalances exist. After the treatment, specific exercises and stretches can be suggested to help you.
On your first appointment you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire. This is to ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. If there are any health concerns you may be referred to your GP for further advice. Women must also notify the therapist if they are pregnant, or think they may be pregnant.
All information provided will be treated as confidential and safely stored and your details will be updated to create a record of the treatment provided and its outcome.
I may need to provide your contact details to NHS Test and Trace if requested by the NHS to help stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).