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by Greg Morling Research evidence exists that shows massage therapy may be helpful in effecting some of the symptoms and behaviours associated with autism spectrum disorder. (J Clin Psychiatry 2011;72(3):406-411).  Around 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and anecdotal reports and studies such as the one sited here, continue to suggest that massage therapy may benefit people with ADS. Nurturing touch and regular sensory integration appear to reduce... + read more
For those of us of a certain age, do you remember the Castrol TV ad with the catchphrase “oils ain’t oils”? Well the same can be said for massage oil. We all know it can be expensive to start up and run a new business so you may look at areas where you can cost cut and make savings. Your massage oil should not be one of them and here’s why: You get what you pay for Vegetable oil, olive oil or cheap supermarket body lotions may seem less expensive than professional... + read more
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


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