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Welcome to my Blog


So, it seems that you want to spend some time reading what I have to say. Well, thank you and welcome! It's my hope that each time you read something it inspires you, makes you question your beliefs, challenges you, teaches you something and hopefully gives you a few chuckles along the way. I am not a 'writer', but I do love to teach and this a fantastic forum for that, I will talk about what I know and sometimes challenge conventional thinking on a variety of subjects but I will never be intentionally disrespectful. Having said that though, I might ruffle the odd feather sometimes... Thanks for listening.

Susan

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This blog focuses on movement that can achieve power, strength, with ease. The goal in massage is for us as therapists to be able to apply the appropriate broad-based compressive force to soft tissue whilst at the same time, using as little physical effort ourselves as possible. More often than not, when you ask clients how the pressure is, they ask for it to be harder, but obviously don’t wanted to be stabbed or poked. Without the proper body mechanics or understanding of movement, at best, this can become extremely tiring for us, at worse it can be injurious.

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Historically, massage has mistakenly been viewed as a contraindication for clients who are currently undergoing treatment for, or who have a history of cancer.  Traditionally, it was believed that massage could exacerbate the problem by spreading the illness throughout the body, or even be passed on to the masseuse. With advancements in science and a more comprehensive understanding of how the body works, we now know these ideas to be myths.

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This is the third blog in my Body Mechanic Series. In the first two we discussed correct couch height and looked at the basic working posture. In this one I’d like to concentrate on the importance of your alignment whilst working with clients.

This is the second blog in my body mechanics series. I decided to write this series because good body mechanics is the foundation of all practical massage techniques. I hope that through my writing and videos I can help you on your way to a long and successful career, free of personal injury.

In order to work as a successful massage therapist, we need to make sure we have the best foundations possible. This series on body mechanics will offer tips and insight into how best to ensure we have these foundations in place in order to have a long, injury free career and are able to work with comparative ease during every session. The first in series is all about massage couch height.

When I was first approached to judge The National Massage Championships in 2018, I was skeptical. I’m sure on hearing about a competition that judges massage, you, and many of my colleagues, may also have had a similar thought process to me: how can massage possibly be judged?

This week is the BIG XI conference in Belgium. I am fortunate enough to be one of the invited guests and as it is an invite only conference, I hope to be able to pass on information to many of you as to what biotensegrity is and the importance of it for our work as massage therapists.

After a decade of not finding a solution towards beating diabetes, I can now say I see a light at the end of the tunnel.

The start of my cure was finding Debbie, a Functional Medicine Practitioner, who had the key to finding the right answers.

With respect, I was trying to follow the recommendations and suggestions from my Doctor to understand and treat my condition, so off to class, I went.