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You know you’re a massage therapist when….

You know you’re a massage therapist when….

A recent Facebook post on a massage therapist group asked the question “You know you’re a massage therapist when…..” Now probably the majority of the answers are in-jokes for massage therapists but still…some of them are quite funny. You know you’re a massage therapist when… You automatically wash your hands up to elbows You come home and shower the people germs off You don’t think that rubbing oil into naked strangers bodies is at all weird You notice complete strangers’…

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Mobile Massage Sydney – Special Offer.

Mobile Massage Sydney – Special Offer.

Mobile Massage Offer* A significant component of the fee of having a professional massage therapist come to your home is the cost of travel.  Both the time taken for the therapist to drive to you from previous appointment plus the petrol/wear and tear are incorporated into the fee that you end up paying. By planning and managing appointments so that they are closer together then there is the opportunity to minimise travel time, cut costs and reduce fees. I have…

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Plantar Fasciitis and Massage

Plantar Fasciitis and Massage

The information here is my personal interpretation of the comments made on the podcast about plantar fasciitis mainly for my own reference and posted here for general interest. It is not intended to replace or to be a substitute for medical advice by a trained physician and healthcare practitioner. Fasciitis implies inflammation of the fascia but what is more likely to be happening is an -oscis.  Maybe there was an initial injury but there may be maladaptive changes but they…

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Fertility Massage Sydney

Fertility Massage Sydney

Many infertile couples look towards natural health as an aid to facilitate conception.  They try supplements, change life-style and book massages in their attempts to fall pregnant. This frequently occurs after IVF type treatments have failed.  Alternatively the couple may not just be comfortable going down the IVF path in the first place. And if you search on Google for fertility massage in your home town or suburb then chances are that you will find a therapist who is advertising…

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Massage Etiquette Australia

Massage Etiquette Australia

A frequent discussion post on massage Facebook groups revolves around what to wear for a massage, draping and whether adjusting underwear is appropriate. And often there are large cultural differences.  This may lead to massage recipients feeling uncomfortable when partaking in massage in a different country.  Or even if they were to try a different modality in their own country.  This post discusses massage etiquette in Australia. An expression that is commonly used by therapists is that you should “undress…

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Why Female Clients Prefer Female Massage Therapists

Why Female Clients Prefer Female Massage Therapists

Had a conversation recently with a client who had recommended me to a colleague. Her colleague though had only ever had massages from females therapists and was not prepared to even consider a massage from a male, despite my clients recommendations. My client struggled to understand it and just put it down to the fact that she was concerned about the potential vulnerability being a female in a state of undress alone with a male. And given that there have…

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Funny Massage Story #3

Funny Massage Story #3

Just a short story this time. Received booking from a wife as a surprise for her husband as he had been working hard and was generally fairly stressed. The appointment was scheduled for 8pm on a Sunday night. I arrive and knock at the designated time and hubbie answers the door in a dressing gown. And a very crest fallen look on his face. Turns out his wife had put the kids to bed early and told him to go…

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Mobile Massage Records

Mobile Massage Records

I’m sure most massage therapists would have “claims to fame” at one stage or another during their massage careers. The following is a list of my mobile massage “records”and “claims to fame” although I suspect some of them would have been bettered by other therapists. Most locations visited to see same client – 6 Most generations massaged within one session – 3 Largest age gap between clients massaged in the same week – 94 (100 yr old and 6 yr…

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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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Is Your Bra Giving You A Headache?

Is Your Bra Giving You A Headache?

One of the most common conditions that we see as massage therapists is tension in the neck and shoulders caused by poor posture. The shoulders are rounded forward which may cause the head to be further forward than ideal. The muscles of the upper back and neck are forced to work hard to compensate and headaches or stiff neck may result. There are any number of reasons why this may occur but a common cause may be an ill fitting…

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