UPDATED EDIT 29/09/2021
We recommend that you don't rely on last minute or same day availability, because the chances are that we'll already be booked for the time you're asking about, or we've got our own personal plans on motion on the basis that we've got nobody booked in. We think ahead and schedule ahead, so it's rare for us to just drop everything and get into massage mode with just an hours notice.
We have also added a note further down on this page about some future services we are thinking about offering. Please scroll down to see.
Right now... as it stands at 8pm on 12/10/21, the availability for the coming ten days looks like this:
Val has no times left until Monday 18th Oct. Her diary from 18th onwards is largely free as it stands at the time of this post. (But it will obviously change as clients book in)
Bri has availability at 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 14th Oct. And at the same times on Friday 15th Oct.
Saturday morning is available with Bri only at 11am
After that it's the same as for Val.
PERSONAL HYGEINE. Recently we have suffered an increase in the number of clients who are turning up in a state of poor personal hygeine, to the extent that we now feel it needs a specific note on this page. This is often because clients come straight from work, or mid-day during work time. From our point of view, the quickest way to kill off any sense of rapport, connection and eroticism is to turn up looking like a bag of rags or smelling of unpleasant odours. It's a total atmosphere killer, and almost always guarantees you'll not a get any further bookings. Val is up close and naked during tantric massage, and she's also meticulously clean (often showering several times a day). It is simply disrespectful to turn up in a poor state of hygeine and just expect Val to lump it and get on with it.
ALTERATIONS TO SERVICES. Following a period of reflection and discussion, we have decided to reduce and streamline our services. 4 handed massage (both tantric and swedish naturist) will no longer be available to new clients. Existing clients who have had this before might still be able to book it. Contact us to enquire.
1-2-1 naturist massage for male clients with Bri will be with withdrawn altogether. But 1-2-1 naturist/tantric massage with Bri for females and 1-2-1 naturist/tantric massage for males with Val will still continue.
New couples who book in for massage can now only do so on the basis that they receive their massages in separate rooms. Same room massage for couples has been withdrawn. (But... Couples who have visited us before can continue to have same room massage). There are several practical reasons for this, and we realise that being massaged together in the same room is part of the erotic experience for some couples. However, we have also discovered that it significantly reduces the individual partners ability to receive tantric touch in exactly the way they want, because they are conscious about how this may be perceived by their partner. This can inhibit some clients who would otherwise engage and indulge more spontaneously and without fear of judgement. It also allows each individual 1-2-1 sessions to evolve in its own unique direction, rather than conforming to whatever is going on for their partner.
COUPLES HAVE-A-GO-YOURSELVES DAY.
This is listed under our Day Courses tab on the website. We’ve recently done a few of these days for couples and it occurred to us that it’s worth mentioning as it's a great day for everyone and it often gets overlooked. It’s a chance to have a go at performing massage for your private personal use with a partner or with friends. The basis of the day is informal instruction on the basics of Swedish massage, but can be modified to include other aspects of massage such as naturist or tantric massage. When we say “couple” in regard to this course, we mean any two people who know each other and want to book in together, in the knowledge that they’ll be practicing on each other and on us too. So it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be in a relationship with the person you are attending with, and it also includes same sex couples too. We can only accommodate one couple at a time so you can rest assured of privacy and our undivided attention. Click HERE or message us for more details and availability.
IDEAS ABOUT FUTURE SERVICES
Here, we'll outline some ideas that have been floating around in our minds, and which we may be bringing to the fore over the next six months. Some of these ideas are relatively recent, whilst others have been a work-in-progress literally for years!
It would be really helpful for us to get feedback about what clients may want and what they’re interested in, so we can prioritize where our energies and direction may lay.
We would also be interested in hearing from anyone who might like to participate in being a test pilot by trying something out (either free or at a reduced rate) whilst we are figuring out how best to deliver these services.
Watch this space for further announcements.
In no particular order....
ROOM RENTAL – There are plenty of occasions when our therapy room is not being used by ourselves. We may be prepared to let local therapists use it for services that do not conflict with our own, such as reiki, hypnotherapy, crystal healing etc. It could also be used for personal use, such as yoga, art, mindfulness, meditation. Many of our clients comment on how peaceful the room is, and they just love the calming atmosphere.
SOMATIC CONNECTION THERAPY (or Cuddle Therapy) – This is perhaps the one we have thought about the longest, without taking any further steps. “Somatic” just means to do with the body, and bodily experience. Commonly, it is called cuddle therapy, and does exactly as the name suggests. It may be suitable for clients who want to experience being held and touched in a nurturing way, but without the degree of eroticism that is almost inevitable during skin on skin touch during tantric massage. Cuddle therapists claim to offer “platonic” touch and cuddling, but having seen it in practice it has always been debatable in our view whether cuddling with someone for an hour is always going to be 100% platonic! There are almost certainly going to be odd occasions when feelings of arousal arise, and it would be naïve to presume otherwise. So we have delayed in the past whilst we think about how to present this service with integrity, but also without being pretentious. In short, the session would last about an hour and it is the client who determines how they wish to be held or cuddled. This might also include stroking the body and stroking the hair. The therapist may make suggestions but the idea is the therapist asks the client “how would you like to be held?” This therapy would be aimed at those seeking a comforting sense of physical nurturing and connection but without the erotic angle of tantric massage. Both therapist and client are clothed. Initially, this service would be offered by Bri only.
CLIENT-LED MASSAGE – In a sense, all massages are client-led in that the client asks for what type of massage they want and we deliver it. But this would differ in that the client themselves decides how the session progresses and how they want to be touched, where they want to be touched and how long is spent being touched in any particular area.
For example, in conventional full body massage we have a routine that goes in a certain order and each body-part has a certain amount of time spent on it. In client-led massage it is the client who leads. So they could say something like, “I’d like you to begin with my back”, “Can you massage my legs for longer than you usually do?”, “Can you massage my face and feet more?”, “Can you hold my hand?”, “Can you go very lightly on my arms so it feels almost ticklish?”
Client-led massage can be one way for clients to explore and practice asking for precise ways in which they want to receive touch. This can be useful for clients who are accustomed to prioritizing how to accommodate others instead of tuning in to their own needs and desires; especially for women who have become conditioned to following and doing whatever the man wants in the bedroom, without any regard for how she would like to receive touch. An exercise in client-led massage can be tremendously liberating and empowering for those who are new to this. The idea of “having a say” in how you want to be touched is actually a completely new concept for some people, and in this regard we see this type of massage as therapeutic for some types of client. A certain well-known couples therapists added this type of massage to her services and she was astondounded to discover that many women had been conditioned to think that their role when it came to touch and eroticism was only to "please their man" with no thought to how they themselves wanted to be touched. Many of them literally had no experience of asking for what they wanted, and didn't even feel they were allowed to ask! Initially, during a trial period, this would be provided by Bri for women only, because some men will inevitably misuse this service to ask for a whole hour spent on their groin!
BODY WAXING – Of all the services mentioned on this page, this is the one that is most likely to come about. Probably just before or just after Christmas. We may require a couple of test pilots first!
MINDFULNESS – Val is toying with the idea of running either a weekly or monthly mindfulness session in the massage cabin. As the cabin is small, there could only be three attendees plus Val. Sessions may be seated or lying down. This idea is still in it’s infancy, but if Val gets feedback that people are interested she may accelerate her plans.
COUPLES INTIMACY COUNSELLING AND PRACTICAL SESSION – this is one of those ideas that I have mapped out in my mind but am struggling to describe in text. The counselling part would be delivered by Bri, but the practical part may be delivered by just Bri on his own or in partnership with Val. I (Bri) see couples in both my capacity as a counsellor and my capacity as a massage therapist. But combining the two has it’s challenges, mostly because most professional membership bodies that represent the counselling profession take a very dim (and in my opinion, downright narrow-minded) view about crossing what they regard as therapeutic boundaries. Nevertheless, I have come across plenty of therapists who have managed to combine the two in some form of sex therapy/intimacy coaching. This service would be entirely bespoke, with quotes and formatting to be decided upon a case by case basis. There would be a counselling session followed by practical interaction/massage in the therapy room. This service would be aimed at couples who have reached an impasse or are struggling to get on the same wavelength in their sex life, or who struggle to reach orgasm, or who want to inject some energy and vitality into their bedroom fun. It’s not aimed at couples who are okay in this department but just fancy some antics with the therapist! It’s for couples who want to improve intimacy, or who have a conundrum to solve or who want to explore aspects of sexuality that they feel are difficult to talk about just between themselves.
PS Bri is not only a massage therapist, but also qualified to degree level in counselling. He has also attended two post-grad couples counselling courses.
INDIVIDUAL clients who wish to wish to explore such matters are also welcome to enquire.
FINALLY... Watch out for a new "Links" page added under the "More" tab. It's not ready yet but when it is it'll be full of interesting and relavant links to other websites and Youtube clips on stuff to do with counselling, mental wellbeing, relationships, sexuality and massage. Hopefully on the website by the end of October.
Please do yourself, and us, a favour.... by booking a time when you can actually make it! That might sound obvious but too many clients are booking and then cancelling because they book in work time, instead of their day off. Here's the thing.... your manager doesn't know and couldn't give a monkeys that you're trying to sneak in a massage in work time, so they manage your working day to suit themselves and the company you work for! Why bother trying to be covert and going under the radar when you can visit us... stress free... on your day off?
MAKING PAYMENT. The following methods of payment are acceptable. Cash on the day, card payment on the day, Paypal transfer in advance. If choosing to pay by paypal we can give you the recipient paypal address on request, because its not our usual email address. Our preferred methods of payment are card or paypal, but we still welcome payment by cash for those who prefer this.
WITHELD PHONE NUMBERS. Due to the time-wasting and immature nature of most of the calls we receive from witheld numbers, we will no longer be answering them! So if you are a genuine enquirer but your call displays at our end as"witheld number" or "unknown number" then it will not be answered. Some clients who call from work phones may be unaware that their call is displaying "unknown number" at our end so it's worth being aware of this. We have no interest whatsoever in dealing with clients who are totally secretive and act out in the shadows. And we are not a chat line for your entertainment as you play with yourself. We seek to establish open, honest and meaningful connections with our clients and we tend to find nothing but time wasted and trouble from the type of client who witholds their number.