Massage Care

Before your massage

  • For your comfort, it is best to empty your bladder before a massage session

  • Please remove all jewellery and glasses if you have them

  • Make your therapist aware if you wear contact lenses

  • Make your therapist aware if you have any serious medical conditions

During your massage

  • Lie down in the position as instructed, close your eyes and start to focus on your body

  • Be aware of your breathing and try to breathe deeply and rhythmically

  • Focus your attention on the touch and rhythm used by the therapist

  • Allow your body to go limp and allow the therapist to move you around themselves. Try not to tense up when you are being treated

  • If you find a specific motion relaxing or if you feel that the releasing of pressure points is too sensitive, make sure to tell your therapist 

After your massage

  • Ensure you have a good intake of water during the six hour period after the massage

  • If you are a smoker, try not to smoke for at least a couple of hours after the massage

  • Try not to drink any form of alcohol for at least 24 hours after the massage to receive full benefit

  • If you are going to eat soon after the massage, opt for lighter food and go easy on meat products, and spices as well as oily and creamy foods

Long-term factors to consider

  • Reducing salt intake will reduce high blood pressure

  • Cut down on smoking. If you continue to smoke, it is advised that you also take vitamins C and E. This will help counteract the free radicals in tobacco smoke that can cause cancer

  • Drinking hot water with lemon juice in the morning will aid digestion

  • Exercise for 20 minutes at least three times a week 

  • Make sure you're getting enough "me time". Taking time out to relax can be hugely beneficial to your wellbeing

  • Don't rush your food and make sure you eat regular meals to keep your energy levels on an even balance and to aid digestion

  • Make sure you're hydrated. Drinking two litres of water helps to remove toxins from the kidneys and keep the body hydrated.

Contact Us

Telephone: 01206 255 108

We are also available to contact via our Facebook page. Please leave us a message and a member of our team will try and reply to you as soon as possible.

Address

The Great Bentley Retreat

5-7 Beaver House 

Plough Road Centre

Plough Road

Great Bentley 

Colchester

Essex

CO7 8LG

 

Beaver House is located on the Plough Road Business Centre, opposite the Great Bentley Village Hall, to the left of the Bentley Fire Shop.

The Retreat is a short walk from the train station and has parking at the front and rear of the building. Disabled access via ramp and wide door access is available at the rear of the building. 

There are hourly trains that go directly to Great Bentley from Colchester Town, Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze.