The easiest way to book an appointment is online. Simply click on the blue button below and the system will take you through the process. If you have any problems you can also call me on 07770 367 533 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can pay for your appointment straightaway at the time of booking or you can pay in person after your treatment - the choice is yours.
After July 2020 the system will ask all clients, regardless whether new or repeat custom, to fill in a medical questionnaire. This questionnaire can be accessed through a button in the confirmation email. Please fill this in online if possible, otherwise you will have to do this on paper when you come in.
You can now buy gift vouchers online. These can be emailed directly to the recipient or printed. Whichever is most appropriate. Gift vouchers can easily be redeemed online (any bought after July 2020). I will honour all vouchers while I’m trading, but I would appreciate it if you could ask the recipient to use the voucher within 6 to 12 months.
Sports massage is an umbrella term which includes pre/post event massage, general sports/deep tissue massage (often referred to as maintenance massage) and treatment of sports injuries and (minor) aches such as tennis elbow, back or shoulder pain, etc.
Sports massage has a variety of techniques at its disposal. There is a huge long list I could add here but I’ll resist. It’s safe to say that during Sports and Remedial Massage treatments I use mostly my hands, forearms and elbows as the primary means of treatment. From time to time I may use other techniques such as Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), cupping or kinesiology taping to help. Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) are also often part of the mix. The treatment is focused on the area that is not only painful but the area that is causing the pain. This is important to restore balance and help your body's natural internal mechanisms of healing.
Whether you want to improve performance, recover from an injury or simply want to stay in good shape. A deep Sports Massage can help you achieve this.
Relax & Unwind is a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes to help you relax and find your calm space. Generally it will be at a slower pace and use lighter pressure than a sports massage, but I’m happy to adapt to your needs. Just tell me what your preference is.
Relax and unwind massages are aimed to give you a deeply relaxing experience. There is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or "knots" in the muscle tissue, which can be uncomfortable and cause some people to tense up against the pressure. In a relaxation massage, the therapist won't push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. You might even fall asleep! It's a good choice for someone who is getting a massage for the first time or someone who just wants to bring their stress level down.
It's not realistic to expect that you can get rid of all your knots, stresses and strains in one session. But if you wish to drift into a deeply relaxed state in sixty minutes that's achievable.
Oncology massage is tailored for the needs of patients currently dealing with or recovering from cancer. It is generally more a gentle and calming “feel good” massage giving deep relaxation. It can of course be adapted to your personal needs and circumstances, which we will of course discuss before the treatment.
It is important to understand that Oncology massage does NOT treat cancer itself, but the aches, nigels and emotional stress that are unfortunately a byproduct of dealing with cancer.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is a non-invasive form of manual therapy that uses instruments to mechanically stimulate, manipulate or mobilise soft tissue structures.
IASTM is nonaggressive, yet very effective and precise. It’s a specialty that I use sometimes during Sports Massage sessions where greater precision is required. It is a great way to relieve musculoskeletal pain and discomfort and improve overall mobility and function.
Many athletes these days are seen with colourful tapes on them. Kinesiology tape will slightly recoil when applied to the body, gently lifting the skin. When the area is decompressed, pain receptors send a new signal to the brain, and tension in the trigger point decreases.
There are many proposed benefits to kinesiology taping, including: proprioceptive facilitation, reduced muscle fatigue, reduced DOMS, pain inhibition and enhanced healing, such as reducing oedema, and improvement of lymphatic drainage and blood flow.
Dry cupping is based on the ancient history and application of old Chinese medicine. Instead of using pressure like massage, cupping uses a vacuum to pull the tissue up.
While there is not much scientific evidence supporting cupping therapy, many people feel the benefit and report reduced pain after a session. This made it very popular and cupping is today enjoyed by athletes in professional sport as well as everyday people. I tend to combine cupping with massage treatments on request.
Having worked for far too long in a corporate setting I trained in yoga and massage back when I still lived in London, where I worked in an Advertising and Publishing agency. I decided in 2012 it was time for a change in scenery, moved to Glasgow and started teaching yoga in various studios across the city. Initially massage was more a sideline, but kept growing over the years. In 2016 I finally dared to open my own massage studio in central Glasgow.
Through my extensive experience in the yoga and fitness industry, I have a very good understanding of the moving body and use this knowledge in my massage treatments – ensuring you’ll get the best sports massage possible. I continuously keep my skills and knowledge up to date with regular training and with over 8 years experience, I’m familiar with most muscular conditions.
I’m fully insured and a member of the Sports Therapy Association, as well as registered with CNHC, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
Suite 365 (4th floor) 93 Hope Street Glasgow G2 6LD
Telephone: 07770 367 533
The address is Suite 365 (4th floor), 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6LD. That’s right opposite Glasgow Central Station. The building is called Central Chambers, please use the entrance right next to Cafe Nero. Inside the building take the stairs/lift up to the 4th floor, turn left and then it will be the 4th door on the left hand side. It’s a lime green door with my name on it.
Please arrive about 5 minutes before the booked time slot for your first treatment as this will allow you to fill in the health check list without using up your treatment time. You will only have to fill this in once before your first appointment. I leave generally 15 minutes between appointments to prepare the room, so you should be fine arriving a little early (there is a sign on the door indicating whether I’m still with a client or not). Unfortunately I do not have a waiting area, if you arrive way too early I can recommend the coffee shop on the ground floor.
For Relax & Unwind treatments there is usually no assessment as these are purely to de-stress. However, you will have to fill in a health questionnaire before your first treatment. For all other treatments there will usually be an assessment in the beginning. Depending on the reason for the treatment, the length and details of the assessment can obviously vary (for example: range of motion test, posture, pain levels etc.). If it’s just a “maintenance massage” the assessment can be as simple as asking a few questions. I can’t stress enough that a thorough assessment is an important first step to a successful treatment and is therefore part of the treatment time. Please note that an assessment is not the same as a diagnosis from a medical professional such as a GP. I’m a massage therapist, not a doctor.
Unfortunately I don’t offer pregnancy massage.
To work effectively on your soft tissue I need to be able to access the skin in the treated area. Ideally this means you’ll undress down to your underwear. For women removing the bra gives better access to the shoulder and upper back area, however you can decide what you’re comfortable with and I’ll work around it. For men (sport)briefs are preferable to boxer shorts as they make it easier to access the glutes. Your body will be covered with towels throughout the treatment. Only the part currently worked on will be uncovered. For sports massage it is also a good idea to bring a pair of shorts, especially if the hip area is to be treated or if movements need to be assessed.
Unfortunately I don’t offer home/hotel visits at the moment.
Client feedback is very important. If something doesn’t feel right, let me know immediately and don’t wait until after the treatment. That way I can change the treatment, ensuring you’ll get the best massage possible. Likewise if something feels really good let me know during the treatment.
I’m happy to treat clients of all ages. However, anyone under the age of 16 will have to be accompanied by a responsible adult (parent/guardian). The responsible adult must be present throughout the treatment.
My favourite oil is unscented, plant-based and hypoallergenic, however I have a variety of other oils, creams and massage waxes in my treatment room. I change them depending on treatment needs. If you have any allergies or are sensitive to certain ingredients, please let me know.
While everyone likes a massage, sometimes it’s not a good idea to have one or at least get medical advice beforehand. The following list seems probably long and scary, but it’s mostly common sense. If you have any other conditions, you’re unsure of, just contact me.
Once you enquire about my services or book an appointment I’m required to collect and process personal information about you, like name and contact details, for appointments I also require your date of birth and some medical background information / case history. I will also take notes about assessments, treatment modalities used and treatment results.
Your personal details are processed electronically subject to the relevant data protection laws and regulations (Data Protection Act 2018, which implements GDPR in the UK). Client details are stored in ClinicSense, which is operated by a Canadian company. For email marketing I use SendGrid, who are based in the USA. You can opt out from marketing emails at anytime (unsubscribe link in the email or contact me by sending and email to email@example.com). You will receive marketing emails unless you have opted out. You can unsubscriebe from marketing, birthday and appointment reminder emails separately. If you want to unsubscribe from all of those, please notify me by email or in person during your appointment. Opting out from marketing emails does NOT opt you out from receiving booking confirmations and appointment reminders.
You have the right to see/receive a copy of your data and/or correct it and also request that I delete it. Once you send me a request I will either action it and confirm or explain why I am unable to comply with your request should there be a lawful/regulatory reason (see “retention period”).
I will keep your details for eight (8) full years after your last treatment. This is a regulatory and insurance (legal defence) requirement covered by the Data Protection Act, 2018. For minors I will keep client details for eight years after reaching maturity or eight years after the last treatment, whichever is later. During this eight year period I’m unable to delete client records for legal reasons, however I will archive (stop processing) them if requested and then destroy them after eight years.
If I have your details from an inquiry only or you booked an appointment and didn’t attend for whatever reason or cancelled the appointment beforehand (i.e. never had a treatment) I’m not required to keep your data and will delete your details immediately if requested. This is provided there are no monies owed (“no show charge”). If there is outstanding debt, I will delete your details once this is settled.
I will disclose client information only if legally required (legitimate requests from UK law enforcement agencies or NHS trace & track), when there is a legitimate business interest to share information with third parties (e.g. debt collection, legal defence in case of a complaint) or when instructed by the client themselves. If you have been referred to me by another therapist or medical professional I will send them a note acknowledging the receipt of the referral letter. I will only share treatment notes/outcomes if you explicitly agree to this. You will be asked about this at the time of treatment. If you raise a complaint about me with a governing body, I will also have to disclose your details to them, my insurance provider and my lawyer.
The data controller for Frank Seeger Massage Therapy is:Frank Seeger
ICO registration: ZA292098
Any concerns or complaints should be send to the data controller above in the first instance. Under GDPR I have 30 days to respond to you, however I will always aim to respond much quicker. If you’re unsatisfied with the outcome you can contact the ICO at:Information Commissioner's Office