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In massage utopia you buy your massage table, use it and abuse it day in and day out and it never lets you down. But this is the real world and even the best, most well-constructed tables need a little love and TLC from time to time. It’s one of the biggest investments you make as a therapist so it’s in your best interests to get to know the basic ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of your table to prevent damage and maintain its good looks and serviceability for as long as... + read more
I don’t know how the rest of Australia is faring but up here on the Gold Coast it was summer one day then, BAM, hello winter! Gone are the long balmy warm days of summer but there are some positives that come out of the colder months that you can use to promote your massage business. Regular massage helps to boost the immune system, making it easier to fight off those insidious winter bugs. Shorter, darker days can leave you feeling tired and worn out, a good massage can be... + read more
We’re often asked the difference between static and working weights on massage tables. It’s an important question as it’s critical to your ability to provide certain modalities and helps ensure your client’s safety whilst they are in your care. What is Static Weight? Static is defined as lacking in movement, action, or change so static weight is the amount of completely still, unchanging and unmoving weight that you can put on the table without causing it damage.... + read more
Being a massage therapist is hard work so why not take advantage of the wide variety of tools out there that can make your life just that little bit easier? Depending on your specialty and the focus of your practice, you may just find one or more of these a “must have” this year. Take a look at our review of the top ten products for massage therapists in 2017! Essential Oil Burners: Essential oils can be effective in reducing stress and promoting relaxation, as well as... + read more
THE ‘TRUE’ HOLISTIC PRACTICE APPROACH What we’re about to say may sound radical: If you are going to do four professional development courses this year, consider making three of them on business and marketing. Why do we say this? Not because we run business courses for practitioners but because we have seen too many excellent massage therapists struggle - and even close their practice entirely - because of too much focus on modality development and not enough on understanding... + read more


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