Questions about Massage and Acupuncture with Tara Rivero Zea
How do I know what treatment is right for me?
If you have a specific complaint that needs treatment, for example back pain, then acupuncture and tui na massage might be most suitable. If you have never had a massage before, Swedish massage is a good place to start as it is very relaxing. Tara can adapt the treatment once the appointment has started if you feel that something else is more appropriate.
How much notice do you need for me to book a treatment?
If you are looking for an appointment at Holistic Health it is often possible to see you at short notice, depending on the week. To book a treatment at Holistic Health please contact Tara. For mobile treatments, Tara often gets booked up weeks in advance, but sometimes short notice appointments are available.
Do you offer couples massage?
Yes, you can book a double appointment and Tara will massage one person after the other. This option is also available for friends or groups. All double appointments qualify for a discount.
Can I book an appointment for a friend as a present?
Yes you can, or you can buy a gift certificate with a personalised message sent either by email or posted to the recipient. They can be redeemed at any time and do not expire. The recipient simply calls or emails to book an appointment in the usual way, or you can book it for them.
What products do you use?
Top quality organic and ethically produced products are used wherever possible. Tara uses top of the range Acupuncture needles and Chinese massage oils. Tara also uses different aromatherapy essential oils depending on the massage. If you have a request for a particular type of oil please let Tara know in advance and she will order it for you.
How long is an appointment?
For acupuncture the appointment time is 45 minutes. Tui na is 1 hour. Cosmetic acupuncture is a 90 minute treatment. The first appointment involves a slightly longer consultation time, as many questions need to be asked in order to make a full Chinese diagnosis. After this initial diagnosis, appointments will have a longer treatment time.
For massage there are a 60 min or 90 min appointments available. All of these include a short consultation. This is so Tara can assess your individual requirements and ensure you get the best massage possible.
When can I book an appointment?
Tara has several clinic times at Holistic Health: She has private appointments on Mondays 2-5, and Thursdays 2-7 and a multibed clinic on Monday mornings from 10.30-13.30. Daytime mobile appointments for mums to be and mums are also available.
Do I get a discount if I book regularly?
Yes, please contact Tara to discuss a block booking plan. Tara also runs various offers from time to time which can be seen on her prices page.
How can I pay?
You can bring cash or cheque on the day, or pay online with an internet bank transfer (in advance only, please contact Tara for the bank details). You cannot pay by card at the time of your appointment as we have no card machine.