Archive for December, 2009

Hot Stone Massage: A Wonderfully Warming Experience

You’ve probably seen the photographs used to advertise a hot stone massage. They usually show a model lying on a massage couch with stones placed neatly on her back or around her body. You may have thought that the therapist left the stones around the body for them to do the work. Well a hot [...]

Natural Grace Therapies: My business name journey

Choosing a business name for my complementary therapy business was a lot more difficult and took much longer than I had anticipated. For years I have been using just my name and tagging Massage or Complementary Therapist on at the end. At the start this was okay but I felt the time was right to [...]

Chavutti Thirumal: The Ultimate No Hands Massage

In May 2009 I had the opportunity to learn the Chavutti Thirumal. It was a therapy that I had seen a demonstration of about 10 years earlier and had been quite fascinated by it. Chavutti Thirumal is also known as Indian Rope Massage and it’s translation literally means “massage by foot pressure”. It is a [...]

How to get the most from your massage session

Arrive on time for your appointment. Being late can be stressful and it may take you longer to relax. Also your therapist may not be able to give you your full treatment time if they have another client booked in after you. Avoid eating a large meal before your massage. It takes a while for [...]

Welcome to Natural Grace Therapies Blog

Hello, I decided to start writing a blog so that I can share information about massage therapy, health tips and anything else that I think readers will benefit from. This is a new and exciting medium for me to use so as I learn more about blogging I will include photos and clips from YouTube. [...]