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Mobile Massage Offer April 2018

Mobile Massage Offer April 2018

There has been an increase in the number of companies providing mobile massage services to Sydney in the past year or two. Getting a massage at home has never been easier. The fact that these companies are likely to be able to get a therapist to you at short notice is a great advantage for busy people who prefer an Uber-esque type service. However, from comments I have heard from some clients the quality of the service can vary significantly,…

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Assault and Massage – What to Do

Assault and Massage – What to Do

Recently there seem to have been an increase in number of assaults reported on massage clients by their “therapist”. Whether this is the result of an actual increase in assaults or reporting of assaults that would previously have not been reported is unknown and to some extent a moot point anyway as even one sexual assault is one too many. The vast majority of these assaults are by male massage therapists on female clients. Often when these types of assaults…

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Pricing

Pricing

As a mobile massage therapist in Sydney then coming up with a pricing structure that is fair and reasonable is a challenge. There a number of variables that need to be taken into account. These include: How close you are to me Time of day you would like the massage Tolls/ease of parking How busy I am at the specific time you’d want a massage On my main website I have a time-based price structure quoted – the base line…

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Why Female Clients Prefer Female Massage Therapists

Why Female Clients Prefer Female Massage Therapists

Had a conversation recently with a client who had recommended me to a colleague. Her colleague though had only ever had massages from females therapists and was not prepared to even consider a massage from a male, despite my clients recommendations. My client struggled to understand it and just put it down to the fact that she was concerned about the potential vulnerability being a female in a state of undress alone with a male. And given that there have…

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Funny Massage Story #3

Funny Massage Story #3

Just a short story this time. Received booking from a wife as a surprise for her husband as he had been working hard and was generally fairly stressed. The appointment was scheduled for 8pm on a Sunday night. I arrive and knock at the designated time and hubbie answers the door in a dressing gown. And a very crest fallen look on his face. Turns out his wife had put the kids to bed early and told him to go…

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Mobile Massage Records

Mobile Massage Records

I’m sure most massage therapists would have “claims to fame” at one stage or another during their massage careers. The following is a list of my mobile massage “records”and “claims to fame” although I suspect some of them would have been bettered by other therapists. Most locations visited to see same client – 6 Most generations massaged within one session – 3 Largest age gap between clients massaged in the same week – 94 (100 yr old and 6 yr…

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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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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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Is Your Bra Giving You A Headache?

Is Your Bra Giving You A Headache?

One of the most common conditions that we see as massage therapists is tension in the neck and shoulders caused by poor posture. The shoulders are rounded forward which may cause the head to be further forward than ideal. The muscles of the upper back and neck are forced to work hard to compensate and headaches or stiff neck may result. There are any number of reasons why this may occur but a common cause may be an ill fitting…

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Massage – My Pet Dislikes

Massage – My Pet Dislikes

Not that we are biased but receiving massage is wonderful ….. or should be wonderful. However occasionally there are times when the massage therapist is not tuned in to the desires and needs of the massage recipient. Sometimes an hour on the table can seem last an eternity. Fortunately these times are the exception and not the rule. This article lists a few of the things that we don’t particularly enjoy when receiving a massage. 1. When an hour is…

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