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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Sydney Massage on Demand

Sydney Massage on Demand

** Please note. This article is just a commentary on the mobile massage market in Sydney and the recent arrival of companies offering Mobile Masasge on Demand. Whilst I do not offer massage on demand there are times I can be available at short notice (eg around 1 hour/90 minutes). To check out my real-time availability then please visit my online booking page. Online bookings – Click Here ========================================= The mobile massage market in Sydney is changing and probably changing…

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How important is good posture

How important is good posture

Had a few clients mention recently that other people have been commenting on their posture and they are concerned to find out that one shoulder is higher than the other. Personally I am in the camp that poor posture and its impact on pain is over diagnosed. There are people with notionally “poor” posture who are pain free and others who have more normal posture who have significant pain issues. The range of asymmetry that someone can normally tolerate is,…

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2 hour Sydney mobile massage – pay what you want

2 hour Sydney mobile massage – pay what you want

Ever felt that a one hour massage was just not enough for you to really receive the massage benefits you want? When your therapist tells you that times up and you feel like the massage has only just started? Book a Sydney mobile massage with Richard between now and end of September 2016 and you can experience a 2 hour massage in your own home And You only pay what you want….. No strings, no catches (well maybe a couple…

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Should you book with a male or female massage therapist?

Should you book with a male or female massage therapist?

Need a massage therapist at short notice? After a mobile massage or clinic massage and you have a choice of male or female therapist? If you are not concerned about the gender of your therapist then go with the male. Why – because on average practising male massage therapists are better than practising female therapists. Obviously recommendations or researching the skills of possible therapists is a better way to select a therapist who is likely to be a good fit…

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Face Up First ?

Face Up First ?

My general approach regarding massage is to start with the client lying face down on the table and turn them onto their back during the session so that they finish lying face up. Occasionally this may change (eg for athletes with lower limb issues I may begin by working on their quadriceps/hip flexors) but for most of the normal issues that clients present then I start with them face down. For me there are a number of advantages and reasons…

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Massage and Cupping

Massage and Cupping

There has been a lot of chatter amongst massage therapists over the past week regarding the appearance of cupping marks on Michael Phelps during the Olympics. Cupping, for those who are not familiar with the technique is a form of alternative therapy where suction is locally applied on the skin using a vacuum generated within a cup. Check out the wiki page on cupping here The supporters of cupping have been quick to jump up and down at the potential…

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Sydney Clinic Massage

Sydney Clinic Massage

Whilst I only offer mobile massage in Sydney, I know for some people that having a massage at home is just not an option. For example, there may not be enough room, privacy may be an issue, there may not be parking available for me or you may not just be comfortable having a stranger in your home. I occasionally get calls from people who are not aware that I’m only available for home or Sydney hotel massage and there…

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No place for body shaming on my massage table

No place for body shaming on my massage table

A common topic discussed in social media massage groups is that of the body-shaming of clients. Whilst, in theory, it should be an absolute no-no for a therapist to make comments that could be perceived as body-shaming, the reality is that it happens far too often. Body-shaming comments made by therapists may refer to a client’s weight, physical appearance, skin condition, body hair, grooming, age, tattoos, etc. Usually these comments are genuinely innocent or well-intentioned but the reality is that…

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