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Scottish Massage Therapists Corona Virus

The Scottish massage therapy corona coaster Part 2 – Update on Scottish massage therapists returning to work

Well, there’s certainly never a dull moment on the Corona Coaster at the moment. I spent most of yesterday writing blog posts, running Zoominars and Facebook lives about the news that Scottish therapists qualified to treat pain (i.e.: with level 4 and above clinical, sports or other equivalent) are able to return to work. This […]

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Massage therapy UK – when will be able to re-open our clinics in the COVID-19 crisis

“Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.” – Mary Oliver, ‘Wild Geese’. The word on every massage therapist’s lips worldwide since the COVID-19 pandemic is “when can we re-open?”. Social media buzzes with conflicting information for the UK massage industry and endless questions that never quite seem to be answered. When […]

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Pregnancy Massage with Jing Massage & Dermalogica

Pregnancy Massage: Dermalogica Webinar Recording

In this dynamic webinar, the Jing director duo – Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari partnered with the amazing Dermalogica, to give you amazing top tips for Pre & Postnatal Pregnancy Massage! Feeling confident treating pregnant women is a rewarding way to expand your practice and provide significant pain relief at this important time. This course […]

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High Five! Top moves to get in your massage groove by rachel fairweather

High Five! Top moves to get in your massage groove by Rachel Fairweather published in Massage World Magazine

Over the 25 years that I have been privileged to be a massage therapist I have learned zillions of techniques. I have graduated from the good old world of effleurage and hacking to the fancy- schmancy world of visceral manipulation and fascial nerve release. Yet there are some moves that will always stay dear to […]

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Clients who don’t get better – the complex conundrum of chronic pain by Rachel Fairweather

Clients who don’t get better – the complex conundrum of chronic pain by Rachel Fairweather published in massage world magazine

The complex puzzle of chronic pain Being a massage therapist is not always an easy business. Massage therapists, more than any other manual therapy profession, are constantly faced with the issue of chronic pain- that is, pain that persists long beyond the usual healing time for an injury. We are often the last point of […]

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Working with Emotions in Bodywork by Rachel Fairweather

Working with Emotions in Bodywork by Rachel Fairweather published in Massage World Magazine

Many clinically oriented massage therapists believe that emotional pain is literally “none of their business”. Isn’t our job to work with physical pain, not to be delving around in the messy arena of peoples’ feelings? Yet massage has a long tradition of working not just with the body but the mind and emotions. The two […]

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Improve your results for clients with persistent pain

Improve your results with persistent pain: Top tips for effective client self care – Terra Rosa E-mag

Client self care: Does it work? “There’s only one corner of the Universe you can be certain of improving and that’s your own self.” -Aldous Huxley As a manual therapist it is tempting to think that getting effective results is all about your hands on work. After all the use of those awesome healing hands […]

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