NB Please be sensible in your film choices, X-rated and R-rated movies are probably not appropriate - especially if your consultant's children will be in the house (even though they may not be in the same room).
As a holistic therapist, I am always aware of the stresses that sitting in one position for long periods places on my client's spine and supporting muscles, so I always encourage them to use their lunch break as an opportunity to stretch their legs either by walking to one of the local green spaces and enjoying the sun (weather permitting) or by walking to and from the high street.
- energy bars or protein bars
- granola bars
- nuts and/or raisins (don't bring nuts if your consultant is allergic)
- grapes, bananas, apples
- 1 litre of water (or a selection of water and juices depending on your preferences)
- boiled sweets if you are prone to low blood sugar
- cold/raw salad (veggie, pasta or combo)
I've added this small section after feedback from a Facebook Forum
Are you Tenderheaded?
The ethos of most Consultants is "it should not hurt". The last thing you want is heavy-handedness or rough-handling of your hair when you have to sit for so long. Your hair should be handled gently but firmly, with confidence, competence and respect so that the structure of your locs is tight but the hair is not being pulled and your follicles don't feel assaulted.
If, however, you are tender-headed, then even the gentlest touch may cause you discomfort due to the sensitive nature of your scalp. If this is you, then remember to bring along your pain killers as your hair is going to be manipulated for at least 7 hours each day (maybe more depending on the consultant). I remember my Consultant talking about a lady who would take her painkillers before she arrived because no matter how gentle the touch - she always felt discomfort when her hair was styled (even before she had locs).
It is also a good idea to fully detangle your own hair before you arrive, this way you won't have to worry about any snagging or snaring when your Consultant begins sectioning and parting your hair into the Sisterlocks grid. Just remember NOT to blow dry or straighten your hair as this will impede the loc establishment process.
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