FAQs

The FAQs listed below aims to answer some of the questions you may have.

Please call me on 07525 758 969 to find out more or  contact me now via this website.

Appointment Length

30-minute £33

30-minute follow-up for existing clients who have already been to the clinic before. Not suitable for new clients.

A follow-up from a previous treatment to focus on a particular small area already discussed in a previous treatment.

45-minute – £44

45-minute follow-up for existing clients who have already been to the clinic before. Not suitable for new clients.

Perfect for a short pick-me-up session or a follow-up from a previous treatment to work on a particular area of focus.

It’s just enough time for a treatment and you can pop in during your lunch hour!

60-minute – £50

60-minute is the most popular length of a massage session. For an initial session, I advise booking 60 or 90 minutes. There is time to talk through your needs and plan your session, have a relaxing treatment and discuss some aftercare.

Depending on how you feel and need we can decide on the day whether you’d like a holistic or deep tissue massage or even a combination of the two.

  • Swedish-style holistic relaxation massage to improve overall well-being
  • relaxation massage with deep tissue massage techniques to work on a more specific area of tension and/or pain

In a remedial or sports massage, further to our initial conversation, I will perform some postural assessments and passive/active mobility tests (if necessary) to better inform our session. If you would like an initial full postural assessment or have several areas of concern, please book a 90-minute session.

For a postural assessment, please bring a pair of shorts or loose-fitting trousers and for females also an optional vest-top.

We can also include cupping as part of a 60-minute, 90-minute, or 120-minute massage session.

90-minute – £75

90-minute session is ideal for an initial session.  Plenty of time to talk through your needs and plan your session, have a relaxing treatment, and discuss some aftercare.

If you are interested in a full postural assessment please book a 90-minute session. For a postural assessment, please bring a pair of shorts or loose-fitting trousers and for females also an optional vest-top.

We can also include cupping as part of a 60-minute, 90-minute, or 120-minute massage session.

120-minute – £100

120-minute session gives us a lot of time. We can talk through your needs and plan your session, have a relaxing treatment, and discuss some aftercare. Ideal if:

  • there are several areas of concern
  • need a full postural assessment
  • need passive/active mobility tests to inform the treatment
  • add on: foot massage, reiki, cupping, etc
  • discuss aftercare in more depth

Massage Studio

10-12 Picton Street, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5QA

  • I’ll send you a confirmation email with details on how to access the building and other info once you’ve booked your massage
  • entrace is via number 10, please ring my buzzer. If it is your first visit I will also meet you at the entrance so I can show you around
  • you’ll need to be able to walk a couple short flights of stairs to reach the studio
  • do not ring the buzzer more than 5 mins before your appointment time as I may be with another client and there is no reception area
  • you may use our secure bike parking if you cycle – please arrive five minutes ahead of time via Picton Ln and let me know on 07525 758 969 so I can let you in
  • Montpelier is on a residents’ parking scheme (RPS)  area (9am – 5pm Monday – Friday) and parking can be limited
  • Picton Street has a parking meter and it’s cheap to stay for an hour or two
  • there are usually some free spaces on Arley Hill and Sydenham Road
  • there is metered parking on Upper York Street and Wilder Street (both aprox. 7 mins walk away) with a 2 hour maximum stay, charges apply Monday – Sunday 8am – Midnight
  • the nearest car park that has no limit on the time you can stay is St James Barton (approx. 11 minutes walk away)
  • buses run up and down Stokes Croft / Cheltenham Rd, which is only two minutes’ walk away
  • Montpelier train station is just 5 mins walk away

Autumn Regular Hours

  • Tues 12am – 8pm
  • Wed 12pm – 6pm
  • Thu 3pm – 8pm
  • Fri  12pm – 6pm

If you don’t see a time that works for you on the booking system please contact me directly, email info@sandraalonso.com or SMS 07525 758 969.

Morning or other appointments may be available upon request whenever possible.

For appointments for the same day text me to check if a slot has become available. I will be also announcing them for my clients on the FB Private Group and on social media stories so keep an eye.

How to book

Book a massage online.

Find out a little more about the treatments I offer  or visit FAQs pages.

If you have any questions email info@sandraalonso.com, contact me via this website  or call or text me on 07525 75 89 69.

What to bring to your appointment

  • if you can, please bring a drape to cover yourself during the treatment. I recommend a single flat sheet, an extra large towel, or a thin fleece blanket. It just needs to be large enough to cover you fully and soft enough for me to fold back to uncover the areas I will be working on. Your sheets, towels, and blankets may get a little marked from the massage oils used.  You may choose to designate specific items as your massage kit
  • for a Remedial & Sports Massage Postural Assessment please bring a pair of shorts or loose fitting trousers that roll up above the knee. And, a vest-top for female if you are not happy to undress to your underwear
  • bring any PPE you feel that you may need to use for any massage practice we do. Surgical type IIR masks are now optional for clients and practitioners during treatment.
  • for added comfort if you do not want couch roll you are welcome to bring a single fitted sheet to put underneath you

Less than 48 hour notice | 50% appointment fee

Less than 24 hour notice | Full appointment fee

72 hour notice | Onsite &  Events | Full Quote

 

Please give me 48 hour notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment to get a full refund. To ensure I received a time sensitive message contact me on my number 07525 758 969. I am only able to check emails once a day.

I do understand that sometimes plans have to change. When you book an appointment  my time is reserved exclusively for you. As a small business, I really appreciate the minimum cancellation notice of 48 hours or 72 hours for Onsite & Event work . It gives me the opportunity to offer your space to another client, cancel rooms, etc and saves me from needing to charge you.

This being said, I really encourage and support you to be vigilant with your health . If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment  please let me know immediately and you will easily be able to reschedule.

I really appreciate your courtesy and understanding with this.

If you have any symptoms of or have recently been suffering from nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, please call as soon as possible to re-book your massage for a later date.

Likewise, if you have any fever, chills, or fatigue potentially relating to cold or flu, it isn’t appropriate to have a massage for either of our interest.

Please take a common sense view on this and re-book your massage as soon as possible if you have any symptoms of illness. Try as much as you can to keep within the cancellation policy time-frames, this will need to be assessed on an individual basis. I keep the right to refuse to massage if you are sick.

Covid operating protocols have been relaxed. Surgical type IIR masks are now optional for clients and practitioners during treatment.

As always, each treatment situation should be risk assessed, if any of us feel that there is a need to use increased PPE or if we feel more comfortable doing so, then that should be respected.

Please bring any PPE you feel that you may need to use for any massage practice we do.

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Some ways in which massage might help amongst many others:

  • Help to reduce pain by releasing endorphins; endorphins also elevate the mood
  • Relax sore muscles, improve muscle tone and flexibility
  • Relieve muscular tightness, stiffness, spasms and restrictions in muscle tissue
  • Restore balance and the natural healing processes of our bodies strengthening the immune system
  • Improve circulation of blood bringing more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle helping reduce fatigue
  • Improve nervous function
  • Help to increase joint mobility, free adhesions, breaks down scar tissue and decreases inflammation
  • Relieve physical discomfort such as sciatic, tension headaches, bad digestions or constipation
  • Improve your sleep and energy levels
  • Maintain your physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Promote body awareness, create a feeling of well-being and enhance self-esteem
  • Ease emotional trauma through relaxation
  • Decrease the heart rate due to relaxation
  • Temporarily decrease blood pressure
  • Deepen breathing and improve lung capacity by relaxing any tightness in the respiratory muscles
  • Improve digestion and increase movement in the large intestine which helps to relieve constipation
  • Reduce levels of the stress hormone Cortisol that can cause insomnia, lowered immunity, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, weak bones and muscles
  • Reduce stress and anxiety  that can cause low immunity, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, weak bones and muscles by relaxing both mind and body

If you have a MoveGB membership and would like to book one of the listed treatments, please contact me directly to check availability.

I’ll ask you to provide your postcode, date of birth or mobile phone number for verification.

For any questions about your MoveGB membership you would have to contact them directly.

 

Travel by…

Car

  • Montpelier is on a residents’ parking scheme (RPS)  area (9am – 5pm Monday – Friday) and parking can be limited
  • Picton Street has a parking meter and it’s cheap to stay for an hour or two
  • there are usually some free spaces on Arley Hill and Sydenham Road
  • there is metered parking on Upper York Street and Wilder Street (both aprox. 7 mins walk away) with a 2 hour maximum stay, charges apply Monday – Sunday 8am – Midnight
  • the nearest car park that has no limit on the time you can stay is St James Barton (approx. 11 minutes walk away)

Bike

  • you may use our secure bike parking if you cycle – please arrive five minutes ahead of time via Picton Ln and let me know on 07525 758 969 so I can let you in

Public Transport

  • buses run up and down Stokes Croft / Cheltenham Rd, which is only two minutes’ walk away
  • Montpelier train station is just 5 mins walk away

30-minute Appointment – £33

45-minute Appointment – £44

60-minute Appointment – £50

90-minute Appointment – £75

120-minute Appointment – £100

  • Payment can be made in advance by bank transfer or on the day by cash (please bring the correct amount).
  • Let me know at the time of booking if you have a Gift Voucher.
  • To confirm your appointment if you are a new client, I take payment by bank transfer in advance. There is a 50% non-refundable appointment fee if you cancel with less than 48 hour notice. If you cancel with less than 24 hour notice you will incur the full appointment fee. I really appreciate your courtesy and understanding with this, please read my cancellation policy section.
  • For  Events and Onsite Massage please note that the costs are based on the number of clients, frequency of visits, location, and length of time spent per treatment. Please note there is a minimum 72 hour cancellation policy.
  • Due to the rising cost of living prices will be reviewed soon.

I want to make massage available for everybody, so please get in contact if you cannot afford set prices. I will try to offer a viable solution according to your means available.

Your insurance company may cover your sessions. Please check which accreditations and qualifications are accepted. I am registered with MTI (Massage Training Institute) and may be able to invoice you for holistic, deep tissue, remedial and sports massage if I have the accepted qualifications.

 

 

 

Your health insurance may cover your sessions. Some health insurance policies will be limited to a specific number of sessions and others will be limited by a ‘pot’ of money from which sessions can be taken.

There are many different types of private health insurance policies (be that paid for by an individual or paid for as a benefit by the person’s employer) that offer many different levels of cover. The key is to check your policy and if you can’t find something which specifies massage treatments, call them or drop them an email and ask.

I am aware that the following companies were covering Sports / Remedial / Deep Tissue Massage: Healthshield, Uk Healthcare, Westfield Health and Simply Health. Things do change and you should always check your policy to see that you are covered. The provider will tell you whether you will pay up front and claim the money back or whether they will pay for it.

I have an MTI-accredited Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma so I should meet insurer standars.

£5 off your next appointment

There’s nothing quite as powerful as a personal recommendation. Share my booking page with your friends and tell them about your experience.

As a small way of saying thanks for recommending me, I’ll give you £5 off your next appointment (not valid with any other discount, only applicable to full-price treatments).

There is no limit on how many times you can do this so feel free to recommend me as often as you like! (just make sure your friend mentions you when they complete the intake form).
  • if you can, please bring a drape to cover yourself during the treatment. I recommend a single flat sheet, an extra large towel, or a thin fleece blanket. It just needs to be large enough to cover you fully and soft enough for me to fold back to uncover the areas I will be working on. Your sheets, towels, and blankets may get a little marked from the massage oils used.  You may choose to designate specific items as your massage kit
  • for a Remedial & Sports Massage Postural Assessment please bring a pair of shorts or loose fitting trousers that roll up above the knee. And, a vest-top for female if you are not happy to undress to your underwear
  • bring any PPE you feel that you may need to use for any massage practice we do. Surgical type IIR masks are now optional for clients and practitioners during treatment.
  • for added comfort if you do not want couch roll you are welcome to bring a single fitted sheet to put underneath you

 

 

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