A massage therapist in Melbourne has said he knows of “only” three places in the country that offer a truly “massage experience”.
Key points:A number of massage providers have been operating in Victoria for years, with a number of locations open for business in MelbourneBut the state has yet to ban the practice, which is now legal in New South Wales, South Australia and QueenslandThe industry has been growing in popularity and it has been recognised for its health benefits, says Dr Paul PfeifferKey points :The Australian Medical Association (AMA) said it has supported massage therapists since the 1950sDr Paul Pyeiffer, the chief medical officer of the AMA, said that in many cases massage therapists had been using their massage as a form of therapy for their patients.
“If you can do a massage on your own, that’s a great way to heal,” he said.
“But I think a lot of people think that’s just a way of healing a wound or a scar.”
In fact, it’s a very common way of dealing with physical pain.
“Dr Pyeffers group said that over the past 20 years there had been a number, and that the number of licensed massage therapists in Australia had increased by nearly 40 per cent.”
We know of only three places that offer massage in Melbourne that provide a truly massage experience,” he told ABC News.”
They’re in Melbourne’s CBD, Melbourne’s west, and Melbourne’s south-east.
“Dr Paul said there were other reasons for the growing popularity of massage therapy.”
It’s very easy to find massage therapists,” he explained.”
You go online and you search for a therapist and then you call.
“A lot of therapists are trained in health professions and have health insurance.
So they’re more likely to see patients who have a condition, have a history of health issues.”
So that’s an attractive place for massage therapists.
“Dr Peter Fennell, chief executive of Melbourne-based massage therapy company PPE, said the majority of his clients were female and that many of them were not massage therapists.”
Most of the people I see are massage therapists because they want to make sure they’re not having any problems,” he added.”
Somebody’s not going to want a massage therapist if they’ve got no history of problems with their health.
“Dr Fennells company is now offering free massage services to its clients, but only for a limited time.”
For the next six weeks, we’re offering massage therapy services for $50 a session,” he revealed.”
That’s $60 for four hours of massage.
We offer massage therapy for two hours, but we also offer a full session for three hours.
“Dr Mark Wilson, the founder of PPE and a massage therapy professor, said it was important to keep the number and quality of massage therapists high.”
Our business model is to offer massage as an opportunity to really connect people with their bodies,” he noted.”
This is not something that just happens overnight, so you need to be very patient.