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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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The Nocebo Effect

The Nocebo Effect

Most people are aware that there can be a positive effect merely from the power of suggestion, the placebo effect. Studies invariably demonstrate that reduction in pain as the result of an intervention are correlated to the expectation that there will be a reduction in pain as a result of said intervention. If you go to a doctor and you are given medication for pain then the chances are that so long as you believe that the medication will work…

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What your Mobile Massage Therapist wants you to know

What your Mobile Massage Therapist wants you to know

There have recently been articles about titled something like “What your massage therapist wants you to know”. Typically these articles include points such as: We don’t care about stubble on your legs. Makes no difference to us whether you have shaved your legs or not We are there to massage you – not judge your body. Most of us have some insecurities about aspects of our body – a massage table is a place of refuge where you can feel…

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