Benefits of Sports Massage

Benefits of Sports Massage

There are many wild and woolly claims made about the mechanisms whereby massage is good for sports performance. Massage improves circulation, massage flushes lactic acid, massage opens pores and enables nutrients and waste products to pass through, massage can break down scar tissue, massage lengthens muscles. These are all claims that can be found to be made about the benefits of sports massage. It’s fair to say that over the years, I’ve probably made similar claims and used such claims…

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Massage for Levator Scapula

Massage for Levator Scapula

Most massage therapists would probably consider that the levator scapula is one of the more significant muscles of the neck and shoulder complex. Massaging and changing the tone of the levator scapula can resolve the pain and discomfort that many clients feel in the neck. According to Ian Harvey, aka Massage Sloth, around 80-90% of stiff neck or crick in the neck then levator scapula is the main culprit. Also forward head posture leads to the lev scap being in…

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Frequently asked questions mobile massage therapists get asked

Frequently asked questions mobile massage therapists get asked

As a mobile massage therapist in Sydney there are a few “standard” or questions that I am frequently asked by clients. Some of these are relevant for clinic based therapists whereas as some are mobile therapist specific. Don’t your hands hurt? No generally not, for a couple of reasons. Firstly as a therapist good body mechanics are crucial if you want to have longevity in your career so you use other massage “tools” (such as forearms, knuckles, etc) so that…

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Massage Apps Sydney

Massage Apps Sydney

Seemingly there are quite a few people who think that there is a potentially great business opportunity to create Uber for massage type businesses ie utilise a Sydney massage app so that you can book a mobile massage on demand. There seems to be a new app being created virtually every month or so. I have written previously about the disadvantages (and advantages) of an Uber for massage type service but this article talks more about Sydney Mobile Massage Apps…

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Massage for Sydney Hotels

Massage for Sydney Hotels

Ph 0434 631 987 Most of my massage services are provided to clients in their own home throughout the central Sydney region. However another service I offer is to provide a Sydney hotel massage service. The hotels are normally within the Sydney CBD region although I also have visited hotels in Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta, Ryde/Macquarie Park and Eastern Suburbs. I provide remedial, deep tissue, Swedish and sports massage to hotel residents using massage oil. I bring a massage table…

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The Benefits of Butt Massage

The Benefits of Butt Massage

A regular posting on massage facebook groups goes along the lines of I had a new client today. After the session she commented that no-one had ever massaged my butt/glutes before. Doesn’t everyone include glute massage as part of their normal routine? The comments typically follow along the lines of Well I always include the glutes or Yes, I hear that all the time or similar such comments. At which point someone will chime in with But that’s crazy…everyone therapist…

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Surprise Massage – Part 2

Surprise Massage – Part 2

I recently wrote a post about how I’m not a great lover of turning up to provide a surprise massage to an unsuspecting recipient, www.richardlanemassage.com.au/blog/the-surprise-massage. There is an inherent risk that the person may not be as receptive to receiving a massage as the person booking the massage might have anticipated. However, I will recount a situation where a surpise massage did work. The unsuspecting “victim” of the surprise massage in this case was actually a massage therapist. Their partner…

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Uber for Massage

Uber for Massage

8 reasons why not to choose an “Uber for massage” service There seems to be a proliferation of massage service providers offering an “Uber for massage” type service. You go online or use and app to book a mobile massage therapist virtually at demand. Sounds good in theory but, as an experienced provider of mobile massage in Sydney, I’d like to put forward reasons why you should book with me (or someone like me) rather than use one of these…

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The Surprise Massage

The Surprise Massage

Over the years, I have given a fair number of massages to recipients who had no idea that a partner, family member or friend had decided to book them in for a massage. In theory it’s a lovely idea and “who doesn’t enjoy a good massage?”. But I’ve always had a sense of misgiving when taking such a booking. Most of the time the massage appointments have been fine. The recipient has been excited and pleased that the massage organiser…

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Advantages of Being a Mobile Massage Therapist

Advantages of Being a Mobile Massage Therapist

I’ve been a full time mobile massage therapist for about the past 7 or 8 years (and part time before that). Being mobile is not for everyone as it generally involves working evenings/late nights/weekends. You have to deal with sometimes having to set up in areas that are not ideal that may be up a flight or two of stairs. Parking – becoming more and more a problem for many suburbs. And Sydney traffic – say no more. But all…

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