Social media and the Internet are a heavy focus in business these days. Many businesses have a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Skype etc etc account to market, promote, sell and keep up to date with their business activity. Offering baby massage classes in person is the first and most obvious choice of delivery but it got me thinking about how I could tap into the online presence and use it to my advantage. Not everyone lives where I live and even if they do, not everyone can make it to a session or wants to. Fussy babies, work and other commitments, lack of time, post-natal depression and anxiety could all contribute to just not wanting to attend a session in person so I’m going to develop a step by step video that can be purchased and also check out how I could utilise Skype to provide such a beneficial service to parents who may not be able to come to me for one reason or another.
It’s netball grading day so we were up and out early to start our day. I love the positives that kids being involved in sports brings with it – the encouragement they learn to give and receive, resilience, team work and the bonding they do to play in the same mindset as each other and of course being active. After a couple of games my daughter’s knee started to ache so I had a look at it. Her calves were extremely tight (warm up stretches people!) so I gave them a quick rub down and one of her team mates exclaimed “I wish my mum would massage me!” I laughed. I explained that I was a massage therapist and she got really curious and started asking me loads of questions about how I feel that its tight and if I enjoy it. I told her I really enjoyed helping people. I love being able to find the muscle issues and help to relieve pain and tenderness.After I finished rubbing my daughters calves her team mate breathed out a sigh almost like relief and said “I feel relaxed just watching you do that, I feel like I just had an air massage” I’ll take my table and massage oil to their next carnival and with parents permission I can do a bit of light work on calves and shoulders in particular as they will use certainly make use of those muscles.