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Frequently asked questions
This will be my first massage. What can I expect?
I get this question so often, that I wrote a handy blog post about it. Check it out here. It answers the most common questions I hear about massage.
What techniques do you use?
I'll use whatever techniques are appropriate to help you meet your goals and feel better. These may include Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Massage (Lauterstein Technique), energy work, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a wise investment in your health. Research shows that a single massage, and subsequent regular massages, can reduce anxiety and depression. While receiving a good massage, the nervous system may enter its "rest and digest" state, during which deep healing and restoration can take place. This reduction in stress levels can greatly improve quality of life, particularly because chronic stress is a common cause of disease, and is responsible for about 80% of doctor's visits. When you consider the cost of preventive vs. reactive healthcare, it is actually quite cost effective, and can even pay for itself many times over. Massage therapy can also address and alleviate specific areas of pain, tension, and certain soft tissue injury. Additionally, there's promising research that suggests massage can help with symptoms of specific conditions, such as Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, strains and injuries, chronic pain, and more.
I don't have any health issues or pain. What's the point of getting a massage?
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, massage is a wise investment in your health! And here's why. A huge number of doctor's visits are stress-related. A huge number of prescriptions and pills taken are stress and pain related. Many health issues are either exacerbated or triggered by stress. In our stressed out world, taking the time to regulate and relax the nervous system is important. Massage therapy does that quite well. Additionally, soft tissue injuries can sneak up on us if we're not taking an active role in our physical health. Whether you're active or sedentary, receiving soft tissue therapy can help you gain a greater awareness of your body, and a better awareness of what "wellness" feels like. Rather than simply feeling "not sore" or "not injured", massage can help you feel more connected with and at ease in your body. As mentioned above, considering the cost of preventive care versus reactive care, regular massage therapy has a high value. In a perfect world, we would all be getting weekly (or more!) massages, enjoying the health benefits of nurturing human touch and skilled soft tissue therapy.
How often should I get a massage?
This depends on you. In a perfect world, everyone would be able to get a massage once a week or more. However, I understand that isn't necessarily realistic. Most commonly, people come in either bi-weekly or monthly for routine maintenance. If you're rehabilitating from an injury or an acute issue, I will evaluate in your first session, and will most likely recommend a short series of weekly sessions until we can get the pain under control. After that, reducing your frequency to bi-weekly or monthly is a good idea to prevent re-injury and maintain wellness. Making a commitment to come in regularly really is the best way to see the most benefits of massage therapy.
Do you accept insurance?
No, I do not. If your insurance policy covers massage therapy, I can provide you a superbill to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Do you offer hot stones or cupping?
No, I do not.
Do you offer couples' massages?
No, since I'm just one person with two hands, I can't currently offer couple's massages ;) However, sometimes, a couple will come for sessions in back-to-back. There's so much to do in downtown Decatur while your partner gets massaged, or you can just sit in our cozy waiting room and read.
Do you make housecalls?
I only make housecalls for clients who are physically unable to travel for health reasons. Based on my schedule, I cannot always guarantee that I can squeeze in a housecall. I charge a travel fee for housecalls, and I do not offer house calls during peak rush hours.
Do you offer prenatal massage?
Yes, I do! When you are booking, you can simply book for a "therapeutic massage" and write in the notes that you are pregnant.
Frequently asked questions
Do i need to be able to swim to use the Aqua Park?
You need to be able to swim 50 meters unassisted with a life jacket on.
You will end up in the water, your head is likley to go underwater and there is a short swim to get onto the aqua park from the start dock.
How do i book an aqua park session or other activity?
All bookings for the aqua park need to be done online. Through our online bookings team.
Cable Sessions and System 2 can also be booked online whilst a beginner boat lesson is booked on the phone.
For kids party packages it is best to get in touch with one of our team via our contact form.
Do i have to book in advance?
Yes - advaced booking online or either over the phone is essential.
You must book all your activities prior to arrival, no advanced booking most likely will leave you disappointed as we will not have availability.
PLEASE NOTE YOU MAY BE TURNED AWAY AT THE CAR PARK IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BOOKING.
How far in advance must I arrive prior to my session start time?
You need to arrive 40 minutes prior to your start time regardless of your activity.
You will need time to check in and get changed.
On all aqua park sessions you must attend the safety briefing 5 minutes BEFORE your start time.
Is the aqua park suitable for adults and kids?
Our park is sutiable for both adults and children.
We run adult and kids specifc sessions, where adults can join under 13 and 18 sessions on the basis they are accompanying children.
Our tried and tested approach guarantees fun and laughter for people of all ages.
Can i hire the aqua park for private use?
Yes it is £675 for up to £40 people. After this every person is charged at the normal rate of £15 pp.
You can only hire the park exclusively Monday - Friday.
Do adults have to go on the aqua park with children and what is the minimum age?
The minimum age for unaccompanied children on the aqua park is 8.
Children from the age of 6 can go on with one adult per child accompanying them.
Is there anywhere to spectate whilst my family or friends are on the aqua park?
Yes there are a range of places to spectate around our site. There are safe and dry areas all around the site depending what activity you are taking part in.
Or relax on our lakeside beach which over looks our main cable ski.
Can we bring our own food and drink?
No you cannot. There is a licensed burger shack on site which offers a full range of drinks, healthy food options and snacks.
You will not be granted permission onto the site with picnics or cool boxes.
Is there a car park and does it have coach access?
Yes we have a car park which also has coach access.
To be safe always write our full addess in your SAT NAV to ensure it brings you to our site.
Thorpe Lakes, Thorpe Road, Chertsey, Surrey. KT16 8PH.
Are there changing and toilet facilities on site?
There are large male and female changing rooms with showers.
There are male, female and disabled access toilets.
Are dogs allowed on site?
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs on our site and you will not be allowed over the bridge if you have one with you.
Is there disabled access to the site?
If you require easy access to Thorpe Lakes please call us in advance. The site is accessible via wheelchair but as there is a long footbridge, depending on specific requirements, it may be more suitable to arrange access via an alternative service route.