An important tool for FIFO

Did you know that Remedial Massage can be an important tool in a FIFO workers kit?

Massage can help with the adjustment from site to home, the change of bed, the change of hours especially if coming off a swing of nights, reduce those aches and pains from repetitive movement from multiple a 12 hour shifts, reduce stress, and most importantly assist in the ability to relax and enjoy time with your family.

FIFO can be tough, and you hear all the media stories about it, but it can also be a fantastic way of life for some families.

How do I know this?

We have been a FIFO family on and off for over 20 years, and even lived in a mining town for a few years, so we know the benefits of the lifestyle, how it can work for us and how to make the most of it.

I understand the lifestyle, what it is like to work long hours on a mine and the tole it can have on you physically and mentally.

I have FIFO clients that prefer to have a massage as soon as they arrive in Perth, especially when coming off night shift, they have a massage then head home to bed. They find it the perfect way to help get back into normal life quickly.

Others prefer to have one on the day they fly out, to get themselves ready for the stint ahead. While some prefer it a couple days into their break. Everyone is different, however all have the same thing in common they have come to understand the benefits of a regular massage.

Remedial Massage helps my FIFO clients in may ways and I would love to help you.If you are a FIFO worker then massage is the tool for you to keep doing what you are doing, to enjoy your downtime with less aches and pains, have better sleep, have the general ability to do more and improve your wellness.You work hard so you deserve it.To save time and book online go to: www.driftmassage.com.au

7 Signs you are in need of a massage

We all know massage helps us to relax and feel good.  But did you know your body lets you know when it needs one?

Here are the 7 most common signs…

  1. Aches and Pains

Aches and Pains in the neck, back, shoulder, hip, foot… you get the idea.  Those niggling pains should not be ignored as it is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. We need to listen to our bodies more and massage may help to reduce or eliminate these nagging pains, before they become chronic.

  1. Reduction in range of motion

Maybe you can’t turn your head smoothly, be able to lift your arms up freely, or touch your toes like you once could. These are signs of muscles tightness and massage therapy can assist in reducing the stiffness while increasing your flexibility.

  1. Headaches

Headaches can be triggered by the tension in the muscles around your shoulders, back, and head. Regular maintenance massages can relieve these tension headaches, helps to reduce stress induced ones, and can even assist with the reduction of migraines and cluster headaches.

  1. Stressed Out

Stress has become a major factor in many of our lives and how we do or do not manage it, will eventually affect us on a cellular level.  Massage therapy helps to reduce stress by reducing the level of the stress hormone cortisol, while flooding the brain with the feel good endorphins.  An hour on a massage table can do wonders to the body, mind and soul.

  1. Poor Sleep

Not getting enough or good quality sleep is detrimental to our health. Sleep is incredibly important, as we recover and heal when we sleep. Massage therapy helps promote healthy sleep habits through body relaxation.  60 minutes of massage is about the same as 8 hours of sleep!

  1. Exercising

You have started your New Year’s resolution to get fit, participate in this year’s HBF Fun Run or even returning to Palates classes now that your kids are finally back a school.  Whatever the reason, when you start to challenge your body physically it is important to remain injury free and regular massage can help do so by reducing tension, improving your range of motion and stretching your muscles so you can remain active and help to achieve your goal.

  1. It’s been ages since your last massage

You haven’t had a massage for months, or even years.  While you might get one every day when you are relaxing in Bali, the benefits of massage are best when you receive them on a regular basis.  As a massage therapist I would recommend every 4-6 weeks for regular wellbeing and maintenance, and more regularly if you are training for a sporting event or if you are rehabilitating an injury.

Don’t put if off any longer, Belinda Hampson, our in-house Massage Therapist can assist you and through Relaxation, Remedial, Deep Tissue and Sport Massage.  Book your appointment today!