The Myth that is Massage and Adhesions

The Myth that is Massage and Adhesions

For many years, massage therapists have told their clients to drink more water as it helps flush toxins released by the massage. This always troubled me as it was never clear what “toxins” were being released nor how they were being released. For me, either the “toxins” were normal metabolic waste products that would be removed from the body anyway (with at best massage slightly speeding up the process) or the “toxins” would be chemically bound in the body and…

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Abdominal Massage for Relaxation

Abdominal Massage for Relaxation

Many people who have regular massage have never been offered abdominal massage. Many would never consider having their stomach massaged as it is a personal space that we are not used to having touched. Many therapists shy away from offering/including abdominal massage as they may not have been trained, they may feel uncomfortable or simply because clients don’t ask for it. However, in a recent YouTube Video, Ian Harvey aka “The Massage Sloth” suggests that an effective abdominal massage can…

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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 City of Sydney 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…

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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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