Discovering The Joys Of Massage

I have found in my massage therapy practice that there are many causes that have led people on to the path of massage. They may have gone on holiday and decided to try a massage for the first time – and this could have been enough to make them into a lifelong devotee of massage!…

Waking Up With A Bad Back

I frequently get clients at my massage therapy practice in York who tell how they woke up recently with a bad back. They often attribute it to a minor act they had engaged in the day before it occurred. I explain that it may not have been that but, instead, an accumulation of things they…

“Slack” Muscle Tone

I had a client come to my massage therapy practice in York complaining of “slack” muscle tone. I explained to him that you get many different types of muscle tone to the flaccid to the the tight. Both can cause problems. Flaccid muscle tone can result in more injuries, and very tight muscles can be…

Losing Your Way

It is not unusual to feel lost in life. I get clients coming to my massage therapy practice in York who feel that they have lost their way. As if life is bewildering and they cannot find their way through it. Sometimes the pressures in life can be overpowering, causing us to feel that we…

Is massaging difficult?

Clients often comment when visiting my massage therapy practice in York that it must be hard work giving massage. Although it can be hard work, it can also be energising. There is nothing quite like tuning into someone else’s energy in order to help to heal them. Sometimes it can be draining but, often at…

The Idleness of Massage

Clients at my massage practice in York frequently comment how they appreciate coming for a massage as they can be still and switch off from the stresses and strains of everyday life. The time spent having a massage is time spent on themselves, and not responding to other people’s demands. It is time when they…

Calming Effects of Massage

I had a client come to my massage therapy practice in York recently and tell me how exciting she found her work. She described it and I listened in fascination. It seemed to be a perfect blend of challenge and enjoyment – the kind of balance which results in a lot of fulfillment and personal…

Massage In India

I left my massage therapy practice in York recently to spend two weeks in India. Whilst I was there I experienced a number of Ayurvedic massages. I found the style to be interesting, and quite different from the type of massages I give in my massage therapy practice in York. The strokes were frequently long…

Renovation Of Massage Therapy Room

I recently renovated my massage therapy room in my massage practice in York. Although, over the years, I have been gradually making changes to make it more inviting, I recently felt that it was time for a complete overhaul of my massage therapy room. I decided to get the carpet replaced, have the wallpaper taken…

Massaging At Solfest – Part 3

As a massage therapist from York, here are more of my impressions of Solfest… A large element of Solfest is dance. There is a dedicated dance tent in one corner of the arena. It is a large cavernous place with some luminous sculptures shaped like giant vuvuzelas suspended from the ceiling. There are DJs playing…

Massaging at Solfest – Part 2

As a massage therapist from York, here are my impressions of Solfest… The next day I go for a walk, eventually settling to enjoy the good weather in an enclave which has The Love Shack (dance music, going on til 5 in the morning) opposite another marquee calling itself House Of Joy (reggae). They are…

Massaging At Solfest – Part 1

Solfest is tucked away in that rarely visited corner of England: Cumbria. It is a rural county which is stunningly beautiful and very wet. I set off from my massage therapy practice in York, and end up driving through Aspatria (a small town near Carlisle) and turn off down a twisty country road. Every now…

Massaging At Glastonbury Festival – Part 6

As a massage therapist from York, here are my overall impressions of Glastonbury Festival… Final Impressions I wake up early the next morning. Glastonbury is over and it is a sunny day. I feel happy. By no means have I seen or experienced even a tiny percentage of Glastonbury. But I have no regrets. I’ve…

Massaging At Glastonbury – Part 5

It is a warm Sunday evening. I have been massaging since being at Glastonbury. I decide to go for a wonder… Sunday Evening On Sunday evening I decide to go to the Cabaret Field. The first thing I come to is The People’s Front Room. Replete with sofas (on which I am lucky enough to…

Massaging At Glastonbury – Part 4

It is Saturday night and I decide to take some more time off from massaging… Saturday Night On Saturday I am semi-reluctantly dragged to the Pyramid Stage to see The Rolling Stones. Live music doesn’t do a thing for me. I arrive half an hour early and stand near the back of the crowd, about…

Massaging At Glastonbury – Part 3

Part of massaging at Glastonbury is seeing the festival. Here are my impressions of the dystopian fantasy of Arcadia and The South East Corner… Arcadia And The South East Corner Arcadia is so crowded that you can hardly move, surrounded by people captivated as they watch two men bounce lightning off of each other via…

Massaging At Glastonbury Festival – Part 2

A major part of Glastonbury are The Green Fields, which incorporate The Healing Field… The Green Fields There is a definite divide at this festival: The Babylonians and The Hippies. The Hippies inhabit The Green Fields. The Babylonians have the rest of the festival. The Hippies feel they are being pushed out even though they…

Massaging At Glastonbury Festival – Part 1

Some years ago I massaged at Glastonbury Festival. Here are my impressions of the festival… “Come to me in your huddled masses” is the poorly remembered quote that comes to me as I see the hoards enter when the gates of Glastonbury are opened to the public. I watch the unfortunates in their down-market, worn-out…

Massaging At Festivals

Massaging at my massage practice in York is deeply fulfilling, but a few times a year I try to go to festivals. I would miss not massaging, so when at festivals I try to massage. This involves applying to the festival beforehand and, if successful, paying a fee to be there. I have my own…

Massaging A Waiter In Cuba

By this time you must be wondering whether I did anything in Cuba except give and receive massages. I did many things, including going for excellent meals, going to the ballet, going to the cabaret, chatting to locals, having a tour of Havana in a classic car, and looking at lots of art. But, for…