If you have, or have had cancer, I want to help you feel better.
First of all, I want to put your mind at rest. It is now clinically proven and accepted that massage does not spread cancer.
How can I help you feel better?
By using approved, specific and non-invasive massage therapies I can improve your overall feeling of wellbeing by reducing the symptoms of your treatments and medications.
This is achieved by reducing fluid build up in the body, increasing your freedom of movement, improving recovery times and healing post-operative scar tissue. One of the greatest benefits of the session is the reduction in stress, anxiety and tension around the body. This allows the body to focus on healing itself by acheiving deeper sleep, better digestion and therefore improved overall recovery and potentially less time in hospital.
Let’s not forget, this is your massage. You are in control of your massage. Each session will be tailored to suit your needs on the day, especially if you are having a bad day. The specialist oncology massage training I have been taught, enables me to make the adaptations required to help you feel better whatever stage of your cancer journey. For example, sometimes you may only want a hand or foot massage, other times you may prefer a neck and shoulders massage. The choice is yours.
The certified techniques used during the session are provided in the comfort and privacy of your own home so you don’t have to make awkward, uncomfortable and unnecessary journeys.
No Travel, No Parking, No Stress.
You don’t need permission to have a little ‘me time’.
So, give yourself, or someone you know, some TLC with my Oncology Massage for only £50 for 60 minutes.
Still not sure?
Try a 'taster' session - £30 for 30 minutes.
How often have you thought “I could do with a massage right now!” but ‘now’ is when you’re at work?
Fat chance of that ever happening eh?
Well maybe not…
I will bring my skills to your office or workplace and help to alleviate your aches and pains allowing you to stay motivated, focussed and pain free throughout the day and beyond.
It is now widely recognised and proven that happy, healthy staff take less time off due to stress and ill health.
Are you fed up with;
- Lower back pain by elevenses?
- Tight shoulders by lunchtime?
- Headaches by mid-afternoon?
Is this you, your colleagues, your boss, your employees?
Then workplace massage is definitely for you.
Amongst the immediate ‘ooh and aah’ of having that massage just when you need it most, there are many other added benefits. You will;
- Feel less stressed and your blood pressure will be lower.
- Banish muscle tensions and tightness.
- Gain better team working and morale.
- Improve concentration and problem solving.
- Have more motivation for the task in hand.
- Increase productivity, mental health and wellbeing.
And don’t worry – you can keep your shirt on. This is a short, effective and convenient session designed to fit in with your working day.
Clothing does not have to be removed as oils or lotions are not necessarily used.
Each session is up to 15 minutes long and focuses on the back, neck and shoulders as these carry the most tension resulting in headaches and muscular aches and pains.
The massage can be at your desk or in a quiet area, depending on what you have available and is convenient.
Minimum visit of 1 hour (up to 3 full fifteen-minute sessions plus handover) - £50
Prices vary after this depending on the number of clients.
Do you need to relax and re-charge?
Are you stressed, tense and full of aaarrrrgggghhhhhh!?
Let me turn that in to oooooooohhhh and zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Would you like to ……
- Lose yourself for an hour?
- Forget about the outside world?
- Feel those tight muscles release?
- Reduce your headaches?
- Feel generally more relaxed?
- Experience a better night’s sleep?
Then my relax and recharge massage is the one for you. During this deeply relaxing massage, you will feel your tension and anxiety melt away as you let yourself drift into a more calm and peaceful state of aaaaahhhhhhhh.
This massage uses long, soothing flowing massage strokes, a lighter pressure and is delivered at a much slower pace.
The added advantage of this massage is that you don’t have to get dressed and rush about afterwards as you are already at home. You can even stay in your dressing gown if you wanted too!
So, go on, treat yourself to some you time, all in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Each session lasts for 1 hour and costs £50.
Sports Therapy Massage
Firstly, let's dispel a myth. Just because this is "Sports Massage Therapy”, you do not have to be sporty in any way and it definitely doesn’t have to hurt.
Historically these were often only available to sports professionals - and this is how the tag came to be - but we now know that anyone can have a "sports" condition and be treated with targeted massage therapy.
Sports Massage is the name for a specific massage therapy designed to assess, analyse and address soft tissue and joint problems in the body. Muscles, tendons and ligaments or fascia all make up soft tissues in the body.
Problems can arise from virtually any activity but it is usually when these activities are not performed well or properly that we first notice anything wrong. Even if we think we’re doing them correctly. For example;
- Sitting badly at your desk or in the car causes your back to ache.
- Carrying bulky items awkwardly brings on shoulder pain.
- Repeated work activities bring on headaches.
- Old mattresses do not provide adequate support which leads to poor sleep and tension.
- Protecting old injuries seems to aggravate other areas.
- Simple poor posture makes ‘everything’ hurt.
The list goes on…
If these issues are not addressed, they can develop into long term pain and discomfort.
Sports massage therapy can be used along-side other complementary therapies to treat current or recurring injuries. When used as part of a maintenance programme it can help to prevent injuries in the longer term.
Why does Sports Massage tend to hurt then?
Sports massage (also known as deep tissue or remedial therapy) generally uses a deeper pressure to reach the underlying tissues. This is why people often think that the session has to hurt. Anticipating pain creates tension in the tissues and that counteracts the effects of the massage. It shouldn’t be painful, although it may not be as comfortable as a relaxation massage.
So, as long as you are somewhere in the range from Couch Potato to Adonis, I will have a session for you.
Each session lasts for 1 hour and costs £50.
Sessions will be based on your needs. Aftercare advice will be given so that you can continue to heal and help you get back to where you want to be in your daily life or sporting activities.
Reward yourself by recommending a friend.
This can be used on as many friends as you like and is redeemable on completion of the referral’s first massage.
Just get your friend to say "Friend" when booking.
Earn a free loyalty massage with multiple sessions.
Valid until 30th November 2019
Complete 5 sessions and enjoy the 6th absolutely free.
Ask me for a card on your next session.
Buy a gift voucher from Kirsty Wales Massage Therapies.
Some ideas are below or contact me for a tailor-made option
Who I am and what I do.
Hello, I am Kirsty, the healing hands and face behind KWMT.
I have been working in sports and remedial massage therapy for many years. I am also a qualified oncology massage therapist and I get great pleasure from helping people to feel better, manage their anxiety and reduce their stress levels.
As a child I was fascinated by pictures of Christiaan Barnard performing heart transplant surgery in a Sunday magazine, and having kept the magazine for years, it was from here that my passion in anatomy started.
Sadly, due to our current lifestyles, our bodies simply can’t always operate as effectively and efficiently as we would like, and over the years, this became more and more apparent to me as I spent my working time within the education, fitness and personal training industry’s. Prompted by a desire to do more, I continued my studies to understand in more depth how the body moves and works, and this has resulted in the enhanced massage therapy knowledge I have today.
I have never stopped learning and developing myself, my qualifications, and my skills, and was fortunate to do my oncology training at the renowned North London School of Massage with Susan Findlay, an expert in the field of oncology massage. And, I am currently working towards securing additional specialist qualifications for treating Lymphoedema and Scar Tissue. This will again further the use of my massage skills to ease so many symptoms and discomfort, including those caused by cancer and its treatments.
My mission is to help as many people as I can that are recovering from cancer, surgery and the side effects of these treatments, by using my specialist post-operative and rehab massage therapies. I believe the best way to achieve this is in the comfort of a patient’s own home, with no additional travel stress and complications, and so my mobile service that encompasses most of the Horsham and Mid Sussex areas was born.
I am a member of the Complimentary Health Professionals and also very proud to be a volunteer at The Olive Tree cancer support centre in Crawley where I attend on a weekly basis. There I can see first hand where and how this independent cancer support centre offers valuable help to its members. I feel privileged to be part of this incredible team and I look forward to continuing this support when they extend their service into Horsham during 2019.
When I am not working, you can find me out and about walking my lovely dog and running (a term I use loosely!) around my local fields and tracks as part of my fitness routine. Even a massage therapist needs to be fit and healthy!
I have worked with many people from all walks of life and so if you have any queries or questions, whether for you, or a friend, or relative, please contact me and I will do my best to answer and help where I can. I have a passion for helping people feel better, and leaving a client with less pain, or improved function, along with a greater sense of wellbeing is an amazing reward.
Where I Cover
I am based in Cowfold, West Sussex and cover almost the whole of the Horsham and Mid Sussex areas.
"From Horsham to Hassocks",
"Haywards Heath to Henfield"
and "Handcross to Hurstpierpoint"
(Towns beginning with other letters of the alphabet are also covered)
Even if you are outside of these areas, give me a call or drop me a line and I'll see if I can accommodate your requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find some often asked questions related to massage.
If your question isn't listed here, drop me a line and I'll do my best to find your answer.
I thought massage was just massage. Why are there different therapies?
All massage therapies help to release tension from the muscles and relax the body and calm the mind. Each type of massage will have its own way of targeting the muscles and their problems. For example, aromatherapy utilises natural oils to enhance the senses during the massage, hot stones are applied to the body to increase the warmth of the target area prior to massage. Deep tissue is more appropriate for muscle tension as the therapist works into the deeper tissues of the body rather than superficially. I use a variety of massage techniques to ensure your massage is the best for you.
What do I have to wear?
Comfortable clothing that you can feel relaxed in. It is best to avoid tight fitting or restrictive clothing. Depending on the type of massage you have, it may not be necessary to undress at all.
Can I have someone present with me?
Yes of course by agreement.
I have skin allergies. What oils and lotions do you use?
All conditions and allergies must be disclosed and an appropriate massage medium will be used. If the massage is through clothing, lotion or oil may not be necessary.
I have a skin condition. Can you still treat me?
This will be dependent on the condition itself and gaining your GP’s consent.. Normally, massage will NOT be undertaken for any of the following. Vomiting / Diarrhoea, Fever, DVT, Varicose Veins, Infectious Skin Complaints. Please contact me to discuss. It is the client’s responsibility to disclose such information at the time of booking or prior to the massage.
I have visible injuries that are being treated. Can you still perform massage on me?
It is most likely that the injury site will not be treated but the surrounding areas may be. Please discuss this with me prior to your session.
I'm physically disabled. What can you do for me?
The sessions are designed to relieve stress, anxiety and reduce muscle tension. Sessions are tailored to your needs. My service is mobile within most of the Horsham and Mid Sussex areas, so I come to your home or workplace.
Do I have to provide a massage table or any other equipment for you?
I will bring all the equipment required for your massage, however, we may utilise your own furniture, towels and pillows to ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout your massage. It is advisable for the room of your choice to be calming, warm and cosy as this benefits the muscles during the massage. A cold room will make the massage less beneficial and relaxing. You are welcome to play your own suitable background music if you wish.
How much room do you need for you and the table?
The table is 1.9m x 0.9m (6'03" x 3'00") so allowing for space around the table, an area of about 3.0m x 2.0m (10'00" x 6'06") will be required.
Are there any side effects?
Depending on the type of massage you have, it is not uncommon to experience a little reddening or tenderness after your session. You will be encouraged to drink plenty of water after your massage and as part of your daily routine for effective hydration. You may feel more tired as part of being relaxed after the massage, so plan your day suitably if you think this will affect you. Potential side effects will be discussed at the end of your massage along with your aftercare advice.
Will this interfere with any other treatments that I am receiving?
No, GPs consent is obtained prior to any massage and I will work with all the agencies involved in your care to ensure clear communication avoiding any negative effects.
28 March 2019
I can’t recommend Kirsty highly enough! She is thorough, knowledgeable and incredibly reliable and accommodating if you need treatment urgently. She has expertly tackled each and every one of my different aches and pains and not only is great throughout the treatment but will follow up to see how you are following it. She will often give tips about what to do and not to do which is really helpful and to top it all treats me in the comfort of my own home. And as if this wasn’t enough she has now introduced a loyalty scheme which makes her already great value service even better value for money :)
1 August 2018 ·
Kirsty came out to give me a session I'd won in a raffle, she went through the required form to check my health and then asked what I wanted to get out of the session and aimed that lesson exactly where I wanted it. Leaving me able to do several exercises without her, no pressure to book another session. She made the session fun and it didn't feel like exercise, according to my core muscles it was. Highly recommend Kirsty, so stop thinking about it and book a session.
5 August 2018 ·
Just had a wonderful Sunday morning massage, at my [horse] yard, with my doggy next to me. So unique... and wonderful for those of us that have issues being away from our four-leggeds!
Thanks so much Kirsty!
23 November 2017 ·
First massage with Kirsty tonight. One of the best massages I've had. The pressure was perfect and the treatment was completely tailored to what my body needed. I am now pain free and I know I will sleep well!
13 March 2018 ·
I've just had the most wonderful massage and my shoulders can move again! Definitely will be back for more, thank you Kirsty excellent job
2 March 2018 ·
Highly recommended for all horse related injuries, sorted out my shoulders and back! Thank you so much.
Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions outlined below form the basis of the contract between Kirsty Wales Massage Therapies and you. Please read them carefully as a contract is a legally binding agreement and these terms and conditions will be referred back to, in order to resolve any disputes or queries.
I have a zero tolerance policy for any inappropriate behaviour. I reserve the right to stop the massage immediately if any client demonstrates any of the following types of behaviour; sexual, abusive, intimidation, aggressive, or intoxicated behaviours. (This list not exhaustive.) All monies will be forfeited and not refunded.
- Any bookings cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged IN FULL.
- All prices are inclusive of travel, however locations outside our normal operating area will incur an additional travel fee. See our website for coverage details
- Quotations will be valid for seven days from the date of quote.
- All bookings will be priced and payment agreed prior to the session.
- Descriptions shown in publications and by way of samples are correct at the time of going to press, errors and omissions excepted. They are liable to change without notice.
- We may revise prices without notice. Prices will be those ruling at the time of the secured booking.
- Please make your payments at the start of the session by Cash, Debit or Credit card.
- Kirsty Wales Massage Therapies does not accept payments by cheque or offer any terms of credit.
- Payment is due at the time of delivery unless otherwise agreed.
- Any default in payment will cause the booking to be cancelled without refund.
- Any breach of the agreement will result in instant black listing and all monies will be forfeited.
- Kirsty Wales Massage Therapies operates a no refund policy.
- Our normal 48-hour cancellation policy applies.
- Gift vouchers cannot be used with any other offers or discounts.
- There is no cash alternative.
- They are non-refundable.
- They are transferrable.
- Locations outside our normal operating area will incur an additional travel fee. See our website for coverage details
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