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What do we really know about pain?

Pain is one of those “you know it when you feel it” kind of sensations. But it’s also a strange phenomenon, when you think about it. Ice is cold, and so it feels cold when you touch it. A rock is rough, so it feels

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Why harder massage ≠ better massage

Why harder massage ≠ better massage.

Using blunt force is a thugs game. Massage like any art should be undertaken with a love and respect of the recipient. They must give permission consciously and subconcisouly, the muscles must yield – then together we achieve results.

Read More »

Living With Persistent Pain

Chronic pain (persistent pain) is an indiscriminatory beast and an unfair burden to live with.  It’s also not widely understood. I mean, touching something hot … pain has a purpose.  Stepping on Lego in the dark … pain has a purpose.  Breaking a bone, a

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How Massage Helps More Than Just Your Muscles

Massage.  It literally means to “knead like dough.”  That’s that feeling you get when your massage therapist pushes and glides and does awesome things with their hands and what you feel is heavenly bliss as tension drops out of your muscles. It feels good and

Read More »

A Cupping Mark Is Not a Bruise

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that we love to incorporate the use of vacuum cups into our work. Thes litel silicone and polycarbonate cups are so useful. We use these cups to work with areas of pain and to address

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Mythbusting: Massage During Pregnancy

You’re pregnant? Congratulations! Everyone you meet is lining up to tell you how amazing this time of your life is. And guess what? They’re right. It is an incredible time. And you may not realise it but you’re a warrior woman. Growing a human being?

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Ifs, Buts and Maybes

Ifs, buts and maybes. Welcome to the world of health. A business person recently challenged me as to why I couldn’t guarantee a cure to pains and ailments.  He was challenging on my language around “we support people who are living with long term pain. 

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Why Who You Are Matters To Us

A therapist said to me the other day that they will treat anyone.  They don’t care who you are or what you believe, they don’t care about your sexuality, what team you barrack for or whether you prefer a long black over a flat white

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Should I Buy Dad a Massage for Father’s Day?

We’re in the lead up to Father’s Day where the stores are madly trying to convince you to buy aftershave, a new shaver, pyjamas, power tools, surf skis, barbecue sauce and chilli peppers all under the message of “give Dad exactly what he wants this

Read More »

How Often Should I Seek Massage?

“See you in a month” … it’s up there in the lingo of massage with “how much pressure do you enjoy?”  But how often should you really be getting massage? Well, that depends on why you are getting massage in the first place. I HAVE

Read More »

What do we really know about pain?

Pain is one of those “you know it when you feel it” kind of sensations. But it’s also a strange phenomenon, when you think about it. Ice is cold, and so it feels cold when you touch it. A rock is rough, so it feels

Read More »
Why harder massage ≠ better massage

Why harder massage ≠ better massage.

Using blunt force is a thugs game. Massage like any art should be undertaken with a love and respect of the recipient. They must give permission consciously and subconcisouly, the muscles must yield – then together we achieve results.

Read More »

Living With Persistent Pain

Chronic pain (persistent pain) is an indiscriminatory beast and an unfair burden to live with.  It’s also not widely understood. I mean, touching something hot … pain has a purpose.  Stepping on Lego in the dark … pain has a purpose.  Breaking a bone, a

Read More »

How Massage Helps More Than Just Your Muscles

Massage.  It literally means to “knead like dough.”  That’s that feeling you get when your massage therapist pushes and glides and does awesome things with their hands and what you feel is heavenly bliss as tension drops out of your muscles. It feels good and

Read More »

A Cupping Mark Is Not a Bruise

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that we love to incorporate the use of vacuum cups into our work. Thes litel silicone and polycarbonate cups are so useful. We use these cups to work with areas of pain and to address

Read More »

Mythbusting: Massage During Pregnancy

You’re pregnant? Congratulations! Everyone you meet is lining up to tell you how amazing this time of your life is. And guess what? They’re right. It is an incredible time. And you may not realise it but you’re a warrior woman. Growing a human being?

Read More »

Ifs, Buts and Maybes

Ifs, buts and maybes. Welcome to the world of health. A business person recently challenged me as to why I couldn’t guarantee a cure to pains and ailments.  He was challenging on my language around “we support people who are living with long term pain. 

Read More »

Why Who You Are Matters To Us

A therapist said to me the other day that they will treat anyone.  They don’t care who you are or what you believe, they don’t care about your sexuality, what team you barrack for or whether you prefer a long black over a flat white

Read More »

Should I Buy Dad a Massage for Father’s Day?

We’re in the lead up to Father’s Day where the stores are madly trying to convince you to buy aftershave, a new shaver, pyjamas, power tools, surf skis, barbecue sauce and chilli peppers all under the message of “give Dad exactly what he wants this

Read More »

How Often Should I Seek Massage?

“See you in a month” … it’s up there in the lingo of massage with “how much pressure do you enjoy?”  But how often should you really be getting massage? Well, that depends on why you are getting massage in the first place. I HAVE

Read More »