To Talk or Not To Talk

To talk, or not to talk during a massage; that is the question. Actually, it is the wrong question and this is the reason why. When I’m out and about, people naturally ask me questions about massage, muscles, their sore neck and this weird thing that their thumb has doing since that fall… all sorts […]

The Benefit of Massage You Didn’t Expect

I was chatting with a client during a treatment the other day. They were telling me about the benefit they get from their remedial massage with me compared to other massages they’d had elsewhere. This particular client doesn’t see much value in a straight relaxation massage. They find it enjoyable enough at the time but […]

When there’s no time to look after yourself

“I’ve just got to get through this next week and then I can start to look after myself properly.” How many times have you heard a friend or family member say that? How many times have you said that? If only I had a dollar for every time that phrase was uttered or thought. Let’s […]

My top questions on what to expect when you are expecting a massage

If you have never had a massage before, it can feel a bit daunting. Everyone keeps telling you how good they feel after a massage, but what really happens behind that closed door? While every therapist does things slightly differently, there are some common things that should always happen; such as protecting your privacy, practicing […]

It’s time to mention your unmentionables

They are there in most of our daily lives but we don’t talk about them very often.  Enough is enough. When it comes to massage, it’s time to mention your unmentionables.  So, what underwear should you wear to your massage appointment? Underwear, undies, reg grundies, jocks, knickers, pants, briefs, panties (sorry!), or underdacks. There are […]

Who is the boss of you?

Some say it is their partner. Wise kids say it is their parents. Brave kids like to say it is them over their parents. (Occasionally kids even appear like it too) I’m guessing your employer probably has an opinion on this as well. But who really is the boss of you?   I was wondering […]

Your Love/Hate Relationship with Massage Homework

Massage homework. What?!? I prefer to call it after-care but let’s not worry about semantics. You’ve had an amazing massage. You feel on top of the world. And at the end of it, your therapist gives you self-care activities to do before you come back. “What’s with that? Didn’t we leave homework behind when we […]

Fall in Love…with looking after yourself

Ah Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. And at the shops. We are encouraged to have a date night and buy an expensive gift or flowers to use this one day a year to tell someone they are important to us. I believe that one day a year of showing you care is not […]