Commonly asked questions about remedial massage and myotherapy

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Commonly asked questions about remedial massage and myotherapy

At Muscle Freedom, we strive to provide the most professional service possible and keep you informed. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive:

1) Should I come to my treatment if I am unwell?

No, for several reasons. Firstly, when you have a remedial massage or myotherapy treatment, it often amplifies the symptoms of the illness your body is fighting, as it stimulates the lymphatic system. It is not uncommon for people to feel light-headed and bilious after a treatment, which is not what you want if you are already under the weather. Secondly, it is tricky to treat someone who has a runny nose or cough, and there is the hygienic element of spreading bacteria. Please rest up and rebook if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

2) I’m not sure who to see. Can you help?

All of our remedial massage therapists are fully qualified professionals with different areas of expertise. Sam specialises in trigger-point therapy and has achieved great results for specific sports-related injuries. Damien has diplomas in remedial massage therapy and shiatsu, so he uses a range of effective techniques from both systems. Haley has an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy and provides comprehensive myotherapy treatments.  We also have an in-house specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lilach Shalom, who provides acupuncture, cupping, gua sha and more. If you’re still unsure, give us a call to discuss your needs.

3) Why is it so difficult to get in some weeks?

While we do our best to accommodate all of our clients, we are a boutique remedial massage therapy and sports injury clinic, and some weeks we simply book out in advance. We have recently opened up more appointments in the evenings, and are looking to provide Sunday treatments in the near future. Watch this space. It’s a good idea to book three or four treatments in advance at your next visit, in order to secure a spot.

4) What’s the best way to book?

We are often tied up doing treatments when you call, so the best way to book is to go to the website,, and use the online booking tool. That way, you can see which appointments are available, and we will send you a courtesy reminder about your upcoming treatment.

5) Why do you recommend several treatments?

Often the issue we are trying to treat is like an iceberg and what you see or feel on the surface is nothing compared to the underlying problem. It can take several treatments to improve these types of muscular afflictions and get you back on track. Other clients may just need maintenance every few months. Talk to your therapist about what they would recommend.

Thank you for reading. We look forward to seeing you at your next treatment.