Your therapist will arrive at your home with everything needed for your treatment - a massage table, oils and fresh linens. All we ask is that you have enough space for us to give you your massage. Most people's living room will have enough room - just imagine a 6ft tall person lying down with their arms outstretched and that will give you a good idea of the space we need.

The therapist will leave the room while you get ready for your massage and you will be covered with linens and towels throughout your treatment and only the area we're working on will be exposed so your dignity will be protected at all times.

You might also like to make sure that the room is warm and if you have any music that you love and helps you relax, do feel free to have this on. Your therapist will also bring a music player with a selection of relaxing meditation music that you can choose to have on during your treatment. We'll only chat to you if you find that relaxing and so if you want to just close your eyes and drift off then that's great!

Your therapist will go through a health consultation with you and will find out what you would like to get from your treatment and will then discuss a plan for your massage so that we can make sure that your treatment is exactly what you'd like it to be.

We love your feedback during the treatment and so if a massage technique we use feels uncomfortable or you'd like more pressure, you need to move around, are too warm or cold or if anything is interrupting the enjoyment of your massage then please do just let us know.

Your therapist will go through a health consultation with you at the beginning of each appointment and will find out what you would like to get from your treatment and will then discuss a plan for your massage so that we can make sure that your treatment is exactly what you'd like it to be.

The therapist will leave the room while you get ready for your massage and will explain how to lie on the massage table. You will be covered with linens and towels throughout your treatment and only the area we're working on will be exposed so your dignity will be protected at all times.

We will make sure that the room is warm and there will be relaxing music playing. If you prefer silence during your treatment then we're very happy to turn off the music.

We love your feedback during the treatment and so if a massage technique we use feels uncomfortable or you'd like more pressure, you need to move around, are too warm or cold or if anything is interrupting the enjoyment of your massage then please do just let us know.

At the end of your treatment you'll be offered a glass of water and are very welcome to take a seat in the reception area until you feel ready to face the outside world again.

Please allow an extra 10 -15 minutes in addition to your massage appointment time so that we can go through a full consultation with you. This will allow us to find out exactly what you want from your treatment and just check on things like allergies and any other health or wellbeing issues that may affect your massage.

If you have any health issues (even if they seem minor), we'd really appreciate you mentioning these when you make your booking so we can have a chat with you about these before your treatment just in case we need to get medical approval for your massage to go ahead or so we can make sure that we can adapt your treatment to work with or around any health issues. 

Many people ask for more and more pressure during their treatment even though they are holding their breath and curling their toes, believing that if they can endure a whole session of pain, all their tension and knots will go away in one treatment. But massage shouldn’t be an endurance test for either client or therapist! Deep tissue work can indeed be intense but you shouldn’t ever feel like you’ve been hurt or bruised. We’ll always ask for feedback from you so that we can adjust the pressure we’re using to a perfectly comfortable level for you.

Calico offers a therapeutic massage service and so if you are looking for something other than that, please try elsewhere.

Please don't hesitate to contact us,  we'd love to hear from you!