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
Why is that Women are better that looking after themselves than Men?
Is it because women are the nurturing ones and men are the tough ones? This may have been so 30 years ago, but today with all the talk on equality, wellness, mental health and not to mention the weight loss and fitness fads out there… Why are men on average dying 4 years earlier than women, and this has increased since the beginning of the 20th century when it was only 3.6 years?*
Why are Men not looking after themselves as much as Women do? Women are more likely to seek help, see their doctor and explore alternative remedies than Men.
It all sounds a bit crazy to me.
Saying this I do have a variety of male clients who are learning to listen to their bodies and find ways to look after themselves.
Sometimes their wives book them in because they can’t handle the complaining of the aches and pains anymore, and once they realise that Remedial Massage is not like the ‘fluff fluff’ relaxation massages they have had in the past, or the daily Bali massages they had on their last holiday, they soon start to feel the benefits and that they can live pain free and move again!
I have FIFO men, who come in for a Remedial Massage every break, to help them reset back into family life. The change of bed, routine, coming of a stint of night shift, and finally stopping after 8, 9 or 21 days of 12 hour shifts is tough on the body, mind and spirit. Massage can help to relax, release and invigorate the body and mind so they can be fully present with their families and get all they can out of their break before the fly out to do it all again.
I have the Men who are active with their sport, they may have had a injury in the past and want to improve their muscles so it doesn’t happen again, or they just want to be injury free so they can achieve their latest fitness goal.
I have the Men who work long hours, are successful in their careers and need a monthly remedial massage to help them relax, destress, and be pain free to be able to keep succeeding in their career.
And the most exciting for me is the Future Men; the boys and teenagers, who are learning how their body moves and how important it is to listen to it. They are gaining the understanding of the importance of preparing for a competition as well as rest and recovery. How they can push themselves to their sporting limits and know that remedial massage will help them to prevent injury so they can have longevity in the sport they love and achieve their next goal.
This week is Men’s Health Week and there is no better time to join the Men who take the time to listen to and look after their bodies.
Remedial Massage can help everyone; physically, mentally and spiritually. It can help you feel better, have less aches and pains, reduce stress, have a better understanding and connection to your body, as you only have one… so isn’t it best to find ways to look after it!
Belinda Hampson, a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with her own business ‘Drift Remedial and Relaxation Massage’ in the Northern Beach Suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. A beach loving mum of two active boys, two fur babies and a loving husband who has Pilbara dirt in his veins from over 20 years of a FIFO mining career.
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!
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 email@example.com and I will be happy to set up your Wellness Fundraising Page.