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3 reasons we don't ever want you to call us masseuses

This probably seems like a pretty weird blog topic but hey this is something that comes up a lot in clinic and in conversation with people about what we do. Have you ever called a massage therapist a Masseuse? This may seem perfectly normal and you may also think this is what we are supposed to be called. Well…. think again. If you haven’t noticed we are not female at Muscle Therapy Australia. Few people seem to realise that the word Masseuse is actually French for Female massage therapist. So the short of it is that Richie and I aren’t female. It is the equivalent of calling us waitresses if we were working in a restaurant. The correct term is Masseur but even that word just sounds creepy a

The Surprise benefits of dry needling.

What is dry needling and why do I need it? Dry needling is becoming a more accepted and common treatment modality these days. It can be great at fixing problems that just won't shift. Whether you’ve had this form of treatment before or not getting an idea of how it works makes all the difference in understanding your treatment. Lets take a look at what it’s all about. What is Dry Needling? Dry needling uses acupuncture needles inserted into individual muscles and precise soft tissue locations, as opposed to acupuncture points. The aim of dry needling is to target trigger points, fibrotic muscles, and densified fascia thereby getting you out of pain an often moving stubborn painful dysfunctio

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