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Builder's spirit level and Leaning Tower a clue to headaches and migraines

23 April 2017

What do a builder’s two-metre-long spirit level, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and headaches have in common? Nothing really. But the spirit level and the Leaning Tower can give you a great clue as to what causes many headaches and migraines.   Read More...

Guaranteed Best Value for Money Massage in Townsville

7 January 2017

I guarantee you the BEST VALUE FOR MONEY REMEDIAL MASSAGE IN TOWNSVILLE. There are many factors to take into account – not just the price. In fact, my price is about the same or below what many local massage firms and independent therapists charge, and well below the fees most physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths charge (based on an hour-long service, if you can find one of those therapists to give you that long in one session).   Read More...

My Points of Difference for Best Value for Money Massage

7 January 2017

Do you choose a product or service just based on price, or do you prefer value for money - or both? My massage prices are not only lower than many other local massage therapists but I also guarantee the best value for money remedial massage in Townsville. Here are just some of my Points of Difference that enable me to provide you with best value for money massage.   Read More...

"Let your proprioceptors do the talking" for best massage results

26 March 2016

If anyone asked me what is my overall philosophy for successful remedial massage, I’d have to say, “I let your proprioceptors do the talking!” Proprioceptors? They are neurotransmitters, like nerve terminals, that constantly send messages to and from your brain about your body’s balance, position and movement. As muscles are rebalanced, they trigger a ripple effect through the body.   Read More...

Christmas Gift Vouchers

11 November 2016

Giving a family member or special friend a Christmas present of a GIFT VOUCHER for a REMEDIAL massage will not only make THEM feel good and totally relaxed. YOU’LL feel better too knowing you have provided a gift that’s not just a trinket or a bit of pampering for an hour or so but can make a real and lasting difference to their health and well being.   Read More...

Close links between lower back and neck and shoulder pain

22 August 2016

Do you suffer lower back pain and/or neck and shoulder pain and possibly headaches or migraines? They are among the most common areas of pain treated by remedial massage therapists like myself. You may experience pain in just ONE of those areas (eg. neck and shoulders) on its own and you could probably justifiably assume that is where the major focus of the massage would or should be. But that's not usually the case.   Read More...

Poor foot alignment cause of many muscle aches and pains

28 March 2014

Poor foot alignment is often at least largely responsible for common back and other muscle and joint pain throughout the body – and it’s impact can be easy and inexpensive to rectify. Because the feet usually don’t feel sore, they are seldom mentioned to health practitioners of various types and therefore are rarely taken into consideration.   Read More...

Have you ever had a "Mongrel Massage?"

21 August 2014

Have you ever had what I term a “MONGREL MASSAGE?” It’s a “bitzer this and bitzer that” type “massage.” It’s where you go to a therapist who has advertised remedial massage and you get a little bit of remedial massage with bits of one or more other modalities mixed in, and you leave thinking “That’s not what I asked or paid for.”   Read More...

Posture self check for sports and exercise enthusiasts

1 August 2014

Have you been enjoying Townsville’s fabulous Winter weather and the perfect opportunity to take part in the many outdoor sports and recreational activities on offer at this time of the year? It's time to do an easy SELF-CHECK of your posture to see if you need a REMEDIAL massage.   Read More...

Having trouble falling pregnant or suffer hormonal issues?

10 February 2014

Are you having trouble falling pregnant? Or do you suffer any of the 6,000 or so medically diagnosable conditions due to hormonal imbalance? There’s just a chance one of my specialised remedial massages may help. Here's how and why.   Read More...

Massage for Defence Members

8 February 2014

Many times over many years I have advocated in various media that Australian Defence Force members should have access to remedial massage as part of their normal health entitlements. After all, most Defence members work and train harder and longer than most elite athletes, including Olympians, who all seem to recognise the vital part massage plays in their preparation and ongoing success.   Read More...

A Big Picture Perspective of Low Back Pain Causes

18 September 2013

Lower back pain (LBP) is one of the most common ailments treated by remedial massage therapists. The success or otherwise of treatment depends on the causes or contributing factors, the competency of the practitioner and, often, whether the client is willing to follow advice (eg stretching or exercise).   Read More...

What the ANGLES indicate - a guide to your pain areas

22 November 2013

Your primary school geometry teacher gave you the reasons for many of your common muscle and joint aches and pains, but you probably still don’t realise it! Think of angles and how changes in your posture and skeleton can affect the length of your muscles.   Read More...

Massage the answer for muscles and many common ailments

21 March 2013

Remedial massage is for more than just muscles. It can also have beneficial effects for many common ailments you might consider to be of a medical nature. Consider some of the things the various body systems rely on. It can assist the body to heal itself in some cases by helping to balance and revitalise all its systems.    Read More...

Size does matter with remedial massage

28 March 2013

Size really does matter with remedial massage! People are all shapes and sizes – some tall, some short; some overweight, some super slim; some young, some old; some average size but packed with tight muscles, others same size but much more loose and flexible. So the amount of time you allocate for a massage can be important.    Read More...

How to choose a competent, experienced massage therapist

10 October 2012

If you've never had a massage or are relatively new to massage, how can you tell if your therapist is competent, qualified, experienced and giving you value for money?   Read More...

Do you need a Sports or Remedial Massage?

5 February 2013

If you are a sporty type, exercise enthusiast or Defence member preparing for or recovering from fitness assessments, other events or competitions, you probably assume you need a “sports massage” to help fix or alleviate sore and aching muscles.   Read More...

Make remedial massage part of your get fit, lose weight resolution

10 October 2012

Have you made a resolution recently to lose weight, get fit and/or stay fit? If so, you should consider regular remedial massage as an important part of your fitness regime.   Read More...