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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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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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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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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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How often should you have a massage?

How often should you have a massage?

A recent poster in a massage Facebook group started a discussion about excuses clients use not to rebook after an appointment. A few people gave their ‘best’ examples before the discussion turned a little on the original poster and asked him the questions Why should people need to have an excuse? Why should they be prodded into booking an appointment that may or may not be appropriate for their needs, their time schedule or their budget? As one responder put…

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Google Adwords for Massage Therapists

Google Adwords for Massage Therapists

Advertising using Google Adwords can be effective but many massage therapists are nervous as Adwords can become a money pit for the unwary. Because adwords can eat through any advertising budget in no time at all so in my view, it is better to show your ads to too few clients than too many. These are a few tips based on my experience with Adwords. I’m sure other therapists would have different points of view. Make sure that you use…

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Pressure..pushing down on me

Pressure..pushing down on me

This blog post uses www.truemovement.net/manual-therapies-make-space/ as a starting reference point. It is an excellent article and well worth reading. ====== There are frequent posts by massage therapists in social media groups that go along the lines off I was shocked today. I had a client come in and tell me about a horror story where their last therapist used too much pressure and they were sore the next day after the massage. Why do therapists constantly think that it is…

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