Saturday 22 May 2010

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a bodywork technique aimed specifically at people who take regular exercise or engage in a professional sport. It can help competitors to recover from competing; it can even help prevent you getting injured in the first place. The way in which the massage is carried out and the pressure that is applied will depend on the muscle being treated and what effect you want to achieve. Quite often a sports person will have a massage pre-event and afterwards as well to make sure that they keep their body in tip-top condition.

But it is important to note that you do not need to be a professional athlete to benefit from a sports massage. If you like to keep yourself in shape and exercise on a regular basis then you could find a sports massage beneficial from time to time. Many people could also get some benefits from sports massage. Some of the conditions that sports massage could help include muscle pain and stiffness, muscle strain, muscle tension, sore spots, repetitive strain injuries, oedema (swelling), muscle soreness, muscle sprains and tendinitis.

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Uniforms for a Massage Therapist

How difficult is it to get made-to-measure uniform for my hair removal by waxing and massage business in Surrey?

Here is a copy of a complaint letter to Inline London - bizarely based in Guildford, Surrey. Let's hope for a swift and satisfactory conclusion

"Dear Sir

I am absolutely appalled by the service which I have received from your company.

As a self-employed Massage Therapist, during a recent visit to an exhibition in London I visited your stand and was measured by one of your representatives for a a new brown tunic and matching trousers.

Eventually this arrived by post. The top was fine but the trousers were waist 34" (I am waist 30"); they were also 8 centimetres too long. I therefore returned the trousers (at my own cost), asking how these could have possibly been made to measure and pointing out that they were the wrong size.

A month and several phone calls later, I have now received a size 32" trousers which are still too long and too big in the waist. While I appreciate your policy on returns for made-to-measure clothing, my point - which I cannot get through to your employees - is that these trousers were NOT made to MY measurements.

The trousers are not "as described" or "fit for purpose" and therefore your company is in breach of the Sales of Goods Act 1979. Please either supply me with trousers that fit or refund me for the trousers, the postage and the tunic (which is no good on its own) within 14 days."

Saturday 15 May 2010

Indian head massage

Indian head massage is based on many of the principles of ayurvedic medicine which has been practised in India for thousands of years. Just like other massage therapies, the aim of Indian head massage is to release the tension and stress in the head, neck and face.

The benefits of Indian head massage are similar to other forms of massage; you will experience a reduction in tension, feel more relaxed and balanced as well as have your blood circulation and lymphatic flow improved.

As toxins are released from your body after this treatment, it is important to drink a lot of water afterwards to flush them out of your body. The main health conditions that can be improved due to this therapy are stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis.

You may also consider waxing by hair removal as a treatment at the same time.

Saturday 1 May 2010

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a form of deep tissue massage that involves applying hot stones to the body during the massage. The heated stones are applied to change the temperature of the body. This therapy has been seen in many cultures including native America.

A hot stone massage is quite similar to other forms of massage but the hot stones are used to do the work rather than the hands of the massage therapist. As with other forms of massage there are many health benefits to this treatment; they include an improved circulatory system and softened, relaxed muscles.Toxins are released from the muscles and it gives you a sense of peace. The illnesses that can be treated include stress, anxiety, tension headaches, migraines, back pain, neck pain and general muscle pain.

Daniel Bester is a massage therapist and also offers intimate male waxing services.