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
Talk about raising the vibe… I do believe we successfully did that recently at “Raise Your Vibe – Meet Your Tribe” event, where at Art en Soul, we threw open our doors and created a memorable night for all.
Art en Soul Wellness Centre, located near Clarkson Station, has been carefully designed, decorated and harmonised, using Feng Shui remedies, to become a beautiful relaxing haven. A place for calm, healing and peace. A place to escape the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives.
The evening opened with an introduction to the Art en Soul therapists, followed by a group meditation, facilitated by Sarah, our Reiki Master and designed to connect, centre and raise the vibe, and boy it did so, what a buzz was felt in the room.
From there the guests were able to explore the centre, chat with the therapists, get free advice, create a heart-felt message for the Message Tree, which was designed and created especially for the night by Larah from Art Therapy Connect who specialises in helping people connect and heal by expressing and using their hands in creative ways.
Our meeting room was full when Sarah from Neuro Body Balance held a discussion on hormones and hormone balancing and the effects everyday living has on them, including a demonstration showing how we balance hormones with kinesiology. Beth our Naturopath from Naturally Thyroid who shared her wealth of knowledge on the effects of yo-yo dieting on our bodies and how to stop it once and for all with the proven and effective metabolic balance easy weight loss solution.
Sara, with her amazing Feng Shui knowledge and experience, is the creator of our beautiful centre and its nurturing energy. In keeping with her Healthy Home philosophy, on the night she introduced a new natural skin care range called Oxymax. An Australian made chemical free range of skincare products with high quality, natural ingredients that promotes healthy skin and cell rejuvenation. Oxymax is exclusive to Art en Soul in WA.
Venturing outside you came across Narda from Perth Soapworks and her luxurious display of handmade all vegan body soaps and shampoo bars. Not only were you able to purchase her handmade soaps but you could sign up to experience one of her soap making courses.
Elaine from Balance for Life Pilates was on hand to talk to those who wanted to know more about practicing Pilates every Friday morning in Art en Soul’s tranquil courtyard, which makes you feel like you have left the suburbs behind and are on a retreat in Bali.
You could not go pass an organic wine tasting with Howard from Raw Wine Estate, his knowledge and passion for organic wine is infectious and to top it off they are delicious.
Back inside you were able to experience Emmett therapy, a unique form of non-invasive body work, with Riana from Valentino Sanctuary.
While our guests were experiencing all the centre has to offer, I was having a great time meeting guests and helping them to relax, release and reinvigorate their body and mind through a chair massage.
Prizes and giveaways were draw and the night was even more special as we had over 30 people attending the event, and managed to raise over $500 for the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre. A non-profit centre that has built a thriving community of children and parents in Western Australia, supporting them to face the challenges of type 1 diabetes with confidence, through unique educations programs, inspirational role models, support, connection, clinical care, action packed camps and events. As a mum of a Type 1 Diabetes child, the wealth of support and knowledge the centre have given me and my family is invaluable.
Definitely a night enjoyed by all, and we look forward to organising and holding our next one, we hope you can make it!
Like adults, children of all ages can benefit both physically and mentally from massage.
As a mum or two busy boys and as a massage therapist I have had experience in working with children to help them through the power of massage.
Both of my boys have enjoy playing football (Aussie Rules) over this winter and both started to complain about heel pain, through palpation I noticed that both boys, who have had growth spurts (still struggling with the fact my 13, now 14 year old is taller than me!) had tight hip flexors, hamstrings and calves. Through regular massage I have been able to release the tightness, reduce their pain and prevent injury. I even sent Will to school the other day with Rock Tape on his legs for his inter-school athletics training to help reduce the tightness in those muscles.
During last years footy season I had been privileged to be able to volunteer my massage services to a year 9’s footy team, with release and recovery massage after training and sports massage before their final game – which they won yay!
This year I have been able to assist my sons year 8 footy team, through massage during training, and with both teams tight hip flexors, gultes and leg muscles was the common issue. Through massage I was able to release these muscles and give the boys tips on how to self massage, self assess and the importance of prevention management.
Our kids can be doing sport and training every day of the week and just like professional athletes, they need time to rest and recover and through massage we can prevent injury, increase their longevity and help them to learn more about how to listen to their muscles.
Here are some of the benefits of massage your child may receive;
Improved sleep patterns
Stress and anxiety reduction
Increased ability to concentrate
Reduction in pain associated with growth spurts and associated injury prevention
Recovery from injury
Prevention of sports related injuries by reducing muscle tension and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion
Reduce post sporting activity soreness and assist in preparing the body for the next event
A better understanding on how their muscles, bones and joints work during sporting activities, how to listen to their body to prevent injuries and the importance of rest and recovery, stretching and rolling are to have longevity as an athlete
Decrease in headaches, shoulder and neck strain from school work, study or ipad use
I offer offers 30 or 60 minutes relaxation, remedial or sports massage as well as kinesiology taping for children of all ages, and is a registered provider for Private Health Insurance so if you cover includes Remedial Massage you may be able to claim my services.
Remedial or Relaxation Massage for Children 16 years and under 30 minutes massage – $30 60 minutes massage – $50 (SPECIAL PRICE – normally $60)
For bookings and further information please call me, Belinda on 0417 176 122 or book online.
What a cracker of a year these kids have had with their footy. Their mateship and team spirit is outstanding and as they head into the finals lets help them celebrate in style.
By helping yourself you can help them
Book in a 60 or 90 minute remedial or relaxation adult or a 60 minute children’s massage before the 8th October 2018 and $15 of your first massage will go to the Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team, and $5 for every return massage.
Relaxation and Remedial Massage Prices
60 minutes massage – $80
90 minutes massage – $120
60 minutes children 16 years and under – $60
$15 from the above massages will be donated to Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team.
$5 from the above massages will be donated Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team for any further massages booked.
To book your massage please contact Belinda on 0417176122 or you can book online, just let Belinda know that your massage is to help the Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team.
Massage to be booked, received and paid for before Monday 8th October.
$15 will be given to Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Teamfor every full price 60 or 90 minute adult relaxation or remedial massage.
$15 will be given to Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team for every full price 60 minute child’s massage, child has to be 16 years or under.
$5 will be given to Quinn’s Bulls Year 8 Tornadoes Team for any further full price massages by client after their initial massage during fund raising period being to the 8th October 2018.
Can not be use with any other discount.
If you would like to create a Wellness Fundraiser for your team, event or cause please contact Belinda on 0417176122 or firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to set up your Wellness Fundraising Page.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!