The Vital Role of Complementary Therapy

The Vital Role of Complementary Therapy

Understanding Complementary Therapies The words complementary therapies sometimes get confused with alternative therapies – non-evidence-based treatments that have questionable results. Alternative therapies are often touted as alternatives to conventional medical treatment – for example, someone would use an alternative medicine rather than taking paracetamol. On the other hand, complementary therapies are designed to complement conventional medical treatment! That is…

Biomechanics: Movement

Biomechanics: Movement

The latest blog in this body mechanics series focuses on movement. The goal in massage is for us as therapists to be able to apply the appropriate broad-based compressive force to soft tissue whilst at the same time, using as little physical effort ourselves as possible. More often than not, when you ask clients how…

Specialising in Oncology Massage

Specialising in Oncology Massage

I have been a massage therapist for 20 plus years. If you have been following my blogs and career then you may well know that I consider myself a holistic practitioner. This means that I treat the body as a whole; I understand the complex interplay between different parts of the body and the symptoms…

Cancer and Massage Therapy: Is what they’re saying true?

Cancer and Massage Therapy: Is what they’re saying true?

Right from the start, I want to make it clear that you can pretty much find studies that will counter act other studies. The intention of this article is to highlight what is being discussed at the moment, and give the opportunity for both sides to be heard. There is, and always has been, an…

Finding my Mojo

Finding my Mojo

When we were first put into lockdown, everything I was working on; normal stuff that would take the school and my online massage coaching program forward, was put on hold. Instead I found myself working fast and anxiously, paddling furiously to keep my head above water, dealing with one crisis after another. Trying to support,…

The Need To Specialise in Massage Therapy

The Need To Specialise in Massage Therapy

Specialising is not a bad word! I understand as a therapist there is so much more that we offer and the idea of specializing might somehow appear to limit what we can deliver. I also know that some of the best sessions are usually the ones that use a variety of techniques and can respond…

Reasons to Maintain Humour in Your Life

Reasons to Maintain Humour in Your Life

Laughter is the best medicine. An age old saying that we all know and love, but do we actually understand the truth behind it? I recently released my Massage Monday Blooper video, and it was while I was watching it back, that I realised just how important humour is in my life. In fact, in all…

How To Set Goals

How To Set Goals

Goal setting is something we are taught in our massage courses for a couple of reasons. Firstly in order to establish goals for our clients, and then hopefully when you put together your business plan. You have probably thought about doing it in one form or another, but maybe it has not become a regular…

The 6 R’s: RESET, REBOOT, REFINE, REGENERATE, REVIVE, REFRESH

The 6 R’s: RESET, REBOOT, REFINE, REGENERATE, REVIVE, REFRESH

REFRESH Are you starting to get COVID-19 weary? Isolation is sure to be an incredibly testing time for everyone, especially for us as therapists who, as well as the psychological strain of lockdown, many of us are also dealing with the financial fears of losing our livelihood as we depend on human contact for work….

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