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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment?
Yes, just give us a call, or pop into the clinic, or email us.

Do I need a doctors referral?
No a doctor's referral is not required before making an appointment with us and to be treated at our clinic.

What do you do when I come for my first treatment and how long does it take?
You will be asked to fill in a short form giving your details about yourself. Then an initial assessment where the therapists will asses the injury, review the history and determine a treatment plan followed by a first treatment.  This will usually be a 45minutes/1 hour, subsequent appointments will be 45 minutes duration. The number of follow up visits will vary depending on the injury.

During the course of treatment our therapist may provide a number of different treatments. 

What should I wear?
Depending on your injury try and bring comfortable clothes that will let you expose the injured area so the therapist can assess you.  i.e. knees or ankles it is best to bring shorts; shoulder, neck or back might wear a t-shirt, tank top or bikini top.

When should I arrive for my appointment?
It is best to arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment starts - this will give you time to unwind before the treatment begins and benefit from it most.

What if I am late for my appointment?
Arriving late simply reduces the length of your treatment, thus lessening its effectiveness. Your treatment will still end as scheduled time so that the next client is not  unconvinced or delayed. You will also be charged the full price of the treatment.

What do I do if I can’t make my appointment?
Phone Overtones as soon as you know that you can't make your appointment, cancelling your appointment on the day of your appointment will incur the full treatment charge.

Do I get receipts?
Yes we can give receipts for all payments you make, just ask at the beginning of your treatment.

Do you treat young people?
Yes we do, parent / guardian is asked to be present whilst treatment carried out.
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I am pregnant …can I have a massage?
Yes, massage after the 1st trimester is fine, in consultation with your Dr.

I’m not a sporty type is massage for me?
Yes everybody will benefit from a massage, young or old or anywhere in between.

My back aches can massage help?
Yes massage can alleviate back pain, shoulder and neck pain and various other aches and pains.
Call us for details

Do you provide rehabilitation after surgery? Or after a long lay off from sport injury?
Yes we do, we can work out a rehabilitation program for you.

I suffer from MS/ME or Fibromyalgia can massage help me?
Yes we can provide massage, in consultation with your Dr, call us for details.

Can Overtones help me with weight issues?
Yes we can advise on diets and exercise to help you with weight management.

When is HIVAMAT DEEP OSCILLATION® helpful?
Treatment with DEEP OSCILLATION® promotes faster regeneration after training, trauma, overuse injuries and surgeries.

How does treatment with HIVAMAT DEEP OSCILLATION® work?
DEEP OSCILLATION® is based on the generation of a pulsed electrostatic field that is created in the body region that needs treatment; the frequency of the electrostatic field varies from 5-250 Hz, depending on the selected indication.

What is the advantage of treatment with HIVAMAT DEEP OSCILLATION® ?
In contrast to externally applied, mechanical forms of therapy, the therapeutic effect of DEEP OSCILLATION® occurs in the tissue itself, penetrating the entire tissue. HIVAMAT DEEP OSCILLATION® is therefore especially gentle, making it an unmatched treatment option for:

  • fresh trauma
  • postoperative treatment
  • acute pain
  • the area around open wounds
  • persons sensitive to pain
  • female and older clients 

How is treatment with HIVAMAT DEEP OSCILLATION® applied?
Prior to treatment, the skin of the affected area is dried and powder applied if necessary. During therapy, the patient holds a titanium contact element loosely between his or her fingers. The hand-held applicator is moved in a circular motion over the affected tissue,or the therapist uses his/her hands thereby creating the therapeutic effect of HIVAMAT DEEP OSCILLATION®.

Has HIVAMAT DEEP OSCILLATION® been proven effective?
The effect of DEEP OSCILLATION® was demonstrated in several different representative studies. The primary effects are:

  • Pain relief:  the therapy is highly effective in reducing pain and directly promotes pain-free movement. 
  • Anti-inflammatory effects: the body’s local immune function against exogenous infections is increased, and the therapy has significant anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Promotes wound healing: a significant improvement in the planimetric and biochemical parameters of wound healing has been observed.
  • Reduction of oedema: local oedema with aseptic inflammation reduces much more quickly. The same is true for swelling around the wound. Even in chronic cases, the treatment helps break up fibroses and hardened tissue.

I have a pacemaker. Can HIVAMAT DEEP OSCILLATION® be used on me?
People with pacemakers should never undergo treatment with electrotherapy, since it could lead to dangerous electromagnetic interactions with the pacemaker’s electronic control system.

I am pregnant. Can HIVAMAT DEEP OSCILLATION® be used on me?
This type of therapy should not be used during pregnancy, however after delivery of your baby why not spoil yourself as this treatment can then be used.

Do I feel anything during treatment with HIVAMAT DEEP OSCILLATION® massage?
You will feel a pleasant oscillation deep down inside the muscle tissues, soothing and most enjoyable, come and try it for yourself.