Monday, 12 March 2018

Booking your appointment.

A couple of clients have been a little confused with my new booking system so I thought I'd do a quick video run through of using the new online booking system.

It's really ease to use but this little video will walk you through the whole process.
Hopefully you'll be able to find an time slot in my diary that suits your schedule and I'll see you in the clinic soon.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Firm massage or Deep massage?

The pressure of a massage can make the difference between a perfect massage and a horrible experience.

If the pressure's too light it can feel like nothings happening and a waste of money. On the other hand, if the pressure's too deep you can feel like you've just been tenderised like a piece of steak.

Pressure can make or break an otherwise great massage.

I'm often asked how I differentiate between what I call a Firm massage or a Deep massage.

When talking about pressure I tend to use the words Firm or Deep to describe the pressure used. I also talk about what I call a clients Satisfaction Line or Level.

A clients Satisfaction Line is that amount of pressure that makes you go "Oohh that feels so good" and "I can feel my muscles relaxing/softening/easing."

For me as a therapist, that line is usually pretty close to the line I meet when I sink into the soft tissues and muscles of the body and start to feel some resistance.

I've found that is often the sweet spot for most people, not everyone, but most.

I refer to that kind of pressure as Firm, you're not forcing pressure into the body but you're not holding back either. You are meeting the client at their line of resistance.

For me Deep massage means pushing past that natural tissue resistance line.

There are many people for whom a massage doesn't feel satisfying unless there is a great amount of pressure and unless you are forcefully pushing into the soft tissues and muscles. For many however this would be way too much.

I consider Firm massage to usually be deep enough massage. It's an effective and enjoyable level for the majority of people.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

One Simple Exercise - Balance

If I had to pick One Simple Exercise for my clients to do between massage sessions.

If I had to pick One Simple Exercise that everyone could do safely.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Meeting Expectations

One of the most important things a massage therapist can do for each and every client who comes in for a massage is to meet that clients expectations.

What does this even mean? And, how can you help your therapists do that?

Meeting expectations is a vital component of feeling like you've just had a great massage.