Plantar Fasciitis and Massage

Plantar Fasciitis and Massage

The information here is my personal interpretation of the comments made on the podcast about plantar fasciitis mainly for my own reference and posted here for general interest. It is not intended to replace or to be a substitute for medical advice by a trained physician and healthcare practitioner. Fasciitis implies inflammation of the fascia but what is more likely to be happening is an -oscis.  Maybe there was an initial injury but there may be maladaptive changes but they…

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Menstrual Cramps: Tips and Suggestions

Menstrual Cramps: Tips and Suggestions

Menstrual cramps are not “all in your head”.   Dysmenorrhea is a condition that can ruin your day and make you feel miserable.  Cramps are caused by the uterus contracting, which can cause the oxygen supply to uterine muscle tissue to be briefly cut off, which causes the cramping pain.   Some women experience mild cramping that just makes them feel lousy while going about their regular activities.  Other women experience debilitating pain, along with nausea, light headedness, and nausea.  There a…

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Online Booking for Mobile Massage in Sydney

Online Booking for Mobile Massage in Sydney

Through my website then there is a ability to book a mobile massage in Sydney with me in real-time without the need to phone, text or email me.  My calendar is visible and, once you are registered, then with a few clicks your booking is secured. If you want to receive email or text confirmation and/or a reminder prior to your massage, then those are options available to you.  The link for my online booking site is at https://www.ezybook.net/pages/richardlanemobilemassage/.  To…

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6 Things Your Massage Therapists Wants You to Know

6 Things Your Massage Therapists Wants You to Know

I have been a Sydney massage therapist for a long time in and to use a cliché, ‘I’ve seen it all’.  However, just because I don’t worry about most things related massage, it does not mean that I don’t understand that there are things that may concern you. Your body If you are on my table, you will not be judged about any aspects of your body.   When you take off your clothes and lie on a massage table then…

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Massage Exchange – Sydney

Massage Exchange – Sydney

I make no bones about it, getting regular massage from a good experienced therapist can be costly.  If you like having (or feel that you need) say a weekly massage then the cost will add up.  And Sydney massage professionals are as responsible with their money as regular clients.  A common way for massage therapists to get the massage they want without shelling out the dollars they don’t want, is to have a massage exchange with a fellow therapist. Exchanging…

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Full Body Massage Sydney

Full Body Massage Sydney

A phrase that is frequently used within the massage industry by therapists and clients in Sydney and elsewhere is a “full body massage”.  And, in my experience, it is not uncommon for someone to call from Sydney and specifically request such a full body massage. Despite the widespread use of the phrase there is a degree of confusion about what a full body massage actually consists of.   What I would consider to be a full body massage may very not…

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The Female Athlete

The Female Athlete

Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast 382 How do think we are hurting female athletes with exercise? Get concerned with the diagnoses they receive which may reduce the propensity of women to exercise – numerous health benefits of women exercising. World Health Organisation recommends 150 minutes of exercise per week and at least 2 sessions to be whole body strengthening. Decreased risk of cancer, heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes and strokes, etc associated with exercising along with increased bone density and…

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Murphy’s Laws for Mobile Massage Therapists

Murphy’s Laws for Mobile Massage Therapists

I have been a Sydney mobile massage therapist for over ten years and would like to put down some of my experiences in the form of the “The Rules of Being a Mobile Massage Therapist”. Please note that these comments are very much tongue in cheek. For my real feelings about being a mobile massage therapist then check out http://www.richardlanemassage.com.au/blog/advantages-of-being-a-mobile-massage-therapist/ Rule 1 If I am booked to work in a unit block without a lift then without fail the client…

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Fertility Massage Sydney

Fertility Massage Sydney

Many infertile couples look towards natural health as an aid to facilitate conception. Supplements, life-style and massage are often considered in their attempts to fall pregnant. This frequently occers after IVF type treatments have failed or because the couple just doesn’t want to go down the IVF path. And if you search on Google for fertility massage in your home town or suburb then chances are that you will find a therapist who is advertising that they provide fertility massage…

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Massage Etiquette Around The World

Massage Etiquette Around The World

A frequent discussion post on massage Facebook groups revolves around what to wear for a massage, draping and whether adjusting underwear is appropriate. And there is a large cultural difference which could lead to massage recipients feeling uncomfortable if trying a massage in a different country or a different modality in their own country. An expression that is commonly used by therapists is that you should “undress to your level of comfort”.  Personally I am not particularly fond of this…

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