The Rorting of Medibank Private

So, for all those that read my newsletter last month about Medibank Private refusing to recognise newly qualified massage therapists as providers, now we know why: a massive fraud has been perpetrated against MP by ‘happy ending’ brothels advertising remedial massage therapy. You can read the rather sordid details below, including the rather amusing point […]

By |November 27th, 2013|Education|0 Comments

“The human body, at peace with itself, is more precious than the rarest gem…”

“The human body, at peace with itself, is more precious than the rarest gem. Cherish your body, it is yours this one time only. The human form is won with great difficulty, it is easy to lose. All worldly things are brief, like lightening in the sky; this Life you must know as the tiny […]

By |October 31st, 2013|Education|0 Comments

Introducing Paris MacGibbon, your Saturday therapist at Gertrude Street Yoga

I’m very excited to announce the arrival of Paris MacGibbon at Gertrude Street Yoga, who will be joining me in my cosy little room to work on Saturdays:

Paris is a longtime client and friend of Inspiral Bodywork, and a first-class Remedial Massage Therapist of many years’ experience.  With an established clientele and a special interest […]

By |September 9th, 2013|Business|0 Comments

Feldenkrais classes: Strengthening the Pelvic Floor

Starting in October, Francesca White – renowned Feldenkrais practitioner and good friend of Inspiral Bodywork – will be undertaking a series of 5 classes on accessing and strengthening the pelvic floor.  For those that aren’t familiar with Feldenkrais, it is a movement therapy which aims to reduce pain or limitations in movement, to improve physical function, […]

By |September 9th, 2013|Education|0 Comments

AAMT Conference 2013

Another massage conference over, and a good one this year. Physiotherapist Adam Cootes gave an excellent seminar on the science of chronic pain and its long-term effects on the body. Professor Ian Stevens gave us a kick in the collective backside and urged us to do the research and gather the evidence needed to allow Massage […]

By |May 29th, 2013|Education|2 Comments

Scar tissue and massage

Massaging scar tissue after an injury or surgery is essential to restoring and maintaining elasticity and function of the soft tissues involved, including skin, muscle, connective tissue, organs and lymphatic vessels. It is especially important after a Caesarian section because the location and depth of the incision impacts on so many different structures in the […]

By |May 16th, 2013|Education|0 Comments

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By |May 5th, 2013|Lighthearted|0 Comments

One Mother of a Scoliosis….

“But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks
Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
. . .
Why, I in this weak piping time of peace
Have no delight to pass away the time,
Unless to spy my shadow in the sun
And descant on mine own […]

By |May 5th, 2013|Education|0 Comments

Relax! You’ll Be More Productive

The New York Times’ Health section is one of my favourite reads: a cornucopia of fascinating articles on diet, exercise and the latest research into illness and treatment.  In the first of an ongoing series, here’s a link to an article which discusses how productivity can be increased by respecting the body’s intrinsic rhythms, rather […]

By |May 5th, 2013|Education|0 Comments

Gertrude St Yoga Centre: What’s On

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, the classes at Gertrude St Yoga Centre are highly recommended for their eclectic and holistic approach to yoga, meditation and pranayama.  Here’s a link to their open class schedule, but remember they also offer long and short courses to help deepen your practice:



By |May 5th, 2013|Education|0 Comments