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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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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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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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Coccyx Massage

Coccyx Massage

Coccyx pain is a relatively common problem which can be range from mildly annoying to quite debilitating for some people. Often it is the result of an impact or fall directly onto the coccyx which can have happened a long time previously. The impact caused structural damage or dysfunctional alignment to the coccyx which may not necessarily lead to pain at the time but only manifest years later. There is some dispute whether a normal coccyx should have some ability…

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Home massage etiquette

Home massage etiquette

Most therapists who blog about massage will at some stage include an article about massage etiquette. Their post will normally include answers to questions such as what time should I arrive do I have to shower before a session should I shave my legs did I just drool/snort/snore during the massage – should I apologise do I need to tip and so on. Many of the same questions will apply to etiquette for mobile massage although there are probably a…

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What you need to know about a therapist before booking a home massage.

What you need to know about a therapist before booking a home massage.

If you have never had a home massage before or just had a few and unsure about the etiquette then you may be a little nervous about making a booking. Inviting a stranger into your home to give you a massage is a big commitment and if you are making a booking based on information from a website then it does pay to make sure that you will be comfortable prior to committing to a booking. Whilst I endeavour to…

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