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My Journey as a massage therapist

Today I’m talking about my journey as a massage therapist, I’ve been a massage therapist for the past 4years now and I must say I’ve had such an interesting journey and that has been possible because of the wonderful clients that I’ve come across. I wouldn’t be writing this article if it weren’t for my clients so all the credits go to my clients who’ve made this possible. Having said that lets just jump right into it.

I’m a high spirited and a jovial kind of lady, those of you who don’t know me I go by the name Maureen. I’m always up to meeting new clients and expanding my clientele base. So about my journey it hasn’t been smooth as most of you might think, I know this job looks kinda fancy in a way also it looks like its stress free, I can have my hair down but it’s not as easy as it may look or sound. For starters I work behind the scene from advertising, marketing, running this blog, updating this website to being hands on when it comes to giving the actual services. It’s similar to any other job just that when you’re a freelance or mobile massage therapist all the weight of getting noticed to getting actual clients falls on my shoulders. At some point I do ask for assistance because I’d be lying if I said I’ve made it this far without any kind of help and I really do appreciate those people who’ve helped me get this far.

When we look at the clients I’ve met not all have been sincere (in terms of following through with a booking) but for those who’ve been true made my journey a little bit easier in terms of finances which is very crucial in any type of business. I’m in this business because I love it when my clients end up getting exactly what they expected or I surpassed their expectations, that’s what I live for, it just makes me very proud and it’s like some sort of motivation to  continue offering the best massage services there is.

In conclusion I’ve enjoyed this journey I’ve grown in comparison to how I began, I know how it’s like to start and nature a business while hoping and praying it works out. I’m glad this far it has worked out because I’ve also gotten some knowledge when it comes to business and online advertising, online presence and so on and so forth. Please do continue supporting me by keeping those bookings coming, I’m also looking forward to meeting new clients, maybe make new friends as well not forgetting my old clients. It’s a new year and yeah I’m looking forward to growing this business from where it is right now. I’m just fully pumped when it comes to motivation which is a yay.

Cheers people


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Is soreness a good sign of a workout

know when most of us go to the gym we always associate the pain as a sign of a good workout. This might come as a shock but i’ll break it to you,soreness from a workout is not always a sign of a good workout.

Soreness comes from tiny microscopic tears in the muscle tissues resulting to inflammation. Typically Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) takes 24-48 hours to develop and peaks between 24-72 hours post exercise. If by chance the muscle soreness prolongs past 5days that could be a sign of significant muscle damage beyond whats beneficial. Just make sure that you’re suffering from DOMS and not injury.

In-order for you to avoid the pains of DOMS the next time around just try to increase your resistance gradually so that your muscles can adopt to your new workout plan.

Here’s a list of tips to relieve or better yet avoid sore muscles so that pain will never be an excuse to skip your workout the next time around.

  • Warm Up

This is the one thing that most of us might overlook but its the most important. You have to increase body temperature to help prepare the muscles for the intense workout.

  • Stay Hydrated

To begin with you loose lots of water in inform of sweat and in return you’ll end up being hydrated. A lack of electrolytes can make muscles sore, try drinking water since its healthier or easily digested fluids so that you can power up and avoid upset stomach.

  • Ice Sore Muscles

If you end up having sore muscles you can use an ice pack before actually booking for a massage. Just take the ice pack and compress it over the sore muscles this is usually very convenient but i have to say it doesn’t beat a good full body massage.

  • Do Cardio

A cardio workout increases blood flow and act as as a filter system. This workout brings nutrients like oxygen, proteins and irons to the muscles that you’ve bee training and helps them recover even faster. As the blood leaves the muscles, it takes some of the metabolic by-products with it like carbon dioxide and lactic acid that may be causing DOMS.

P.S Treat yourself to a sports massage to help relieve sore muscles.