Massage can help you fall asleep – and stay asleep!

Massage can help you fall asleep – and stay asleep!

Most of us have trouble sleeping at some point in our lives. For many of us, the reasons for our restless nights are due to worry and anxiety, while for others it is pain and discomfort that keeps us awake. So how can massage help? Massage has been shown to help you...
Why you should ask your boss for a massage

Why you should ask your boss for a massage

I’m not suggesting you ask your boss to personally give you a massage, as that could lead to all sorts of awkward conversations. No, what I’m suggesting is that you ask your boss to get someone in, a professional massage therapist, to give you and your...
Are you too self-conscious to have a massage?

Are you too self-conscious to have a massage?

When I tell people what I do for a living, sometimes I’m saddened by the response I get. Surprisingly often, I am told “I’d love a massage, but I’m too self-conscious.” Or “I really need a massage, but I don’t like being...
I don’t want a massage – but I can’t tell you why!

I don’t want a massage – but I can’t tell you why!

People are often worried that they might respond to a massage in a way that they can’t control. They worry about snoring, or breaking wind, or other bodily responses that cause fear of embarrassment. As a massage therapist I’m regularly told, “My...
Don’t touch me! Why some people don’t like a massage.

Don’t touch me! Why some people don’t like a massage.

For most of us, being touched is a desirable and even necessary part of life. Being touched triggers the release of oxytocin which can create a feeling of contentment and reduce anxiety. It also forms a part of our communication process. However for some people, the...