Ross Returns To First Things First Wellness Centre

Written by Megan Colwell

I know there will be a large group of who will be ecstatic to read these words "Ross is Back". Ross worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist in Townsville for First Things First for over 10 Years and has built a very strong fan base. Ross has spent a few years down south for sea change and is now back in The Ville and has opened up his Massage Bookings for you!

Ross has a successful history as a representative basketballer and 100-meter sprinter. That experience has enabled him to gain real-life insights into achieving optimal performance; injury prevention; and ideal recovery. Trained in Western anatomy, Chinese Medicine and Dry Needling practices, Ross offers soft tissue therapies based on varying clinical perspectives. That varied background helps Ross achieve extraordinary results when treating musculo-skeletal complaints, including: migraines, headaches, insomnia, stiff neck, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, lower back issues, sciatica, knee pain, shin splints, and plantar-fasciitis. Ross is registered with all health funds.


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Which would you choose?

Written by Emma Tommasini

Extend the benefits of your massage with your choice of the following upgrades;

Hydration Gel- This nourishing gel will feed your dry and dehydrated skin with nutrients and moisture. Contains Jojoba & Vitamin E to bring dry lack lustre skin back to life. 

Sports Liniment-  An invigorating liniment that gives a warming sensation to penetrate muscles, up circulation and reduce pain. Contains Peppermint and Wintergreen, ideal for a pre or post workout massage.


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Massage Home Care Packs Now Available

Written by Megan Colwell

We have been inundated with Messages/Emails requesting Massages or Treatments. We totally understand that you must be hurting and craving for a massage to help you through these difficult times. We have also been hurting by not being able to assist as it's what we do best! We have put together some of our most requested packages for sale for you to use in the comfort of your own home to ease your pain and help you get some relief in the meantime.

Choose From

  • Epsom Salts
  • Wheat Bags
  • Heat or Cool Patches
  • Magnesium, Cream, Spray's, Powder and Roll On's
  • Acupressure Balls and Pocket Physio's
  • First Things First Massage Oil's
  • Boost Serums to Boost your Massage Experience
  • Much More

 


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Farewell Ross....For Now!

Written by Megan Colwell

Today we say farewell to an absolute gentleman as he embarks on a break from Townsville to transition to the Gold Coast… Hopefully short term!

The nice part is that you are chasing your dreams. And you will now have lots of time to make all your dreams come true. The bad part is how much we will miss the pleasurable experience of working with you. We wish you the all the best and thank you for your years of dedication, enthusiasm and team spirit.

Working with you for the past 10 years has been a joy! We will miss seeing you every day as will your clients, whom I know you consider as family.  You have always been a hard worker and a terrific team member. No one is more deserving of this break than you.  We hope that you have an inbuilt boomerang that knows to return home.


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Why Your Dad Deserves a Massage This Father’s Day

Written by Emma Tommasini

A recent article in Men’s Health magazine discusses the many benefits of massage therapy and how men in particular can benefit from regular sessions. However, the typical guy tends to ignore things like going to the doctor – let alone indulging themselves with a massage treatment.  All too often, they’re spending long hours at the office, working out in the garden or coaching the kids footy team without taking time for themselves.

So, it’s up to us – their sons, daughters, wives, partners – to do it for them.  After all, we think dads deserve it.  The benefits are undeniable.  


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Your First Massage- What to Expect

Written by Emma Tommasini

It’s time to relax. The friendly staff and professional massage therapists at First Things First Wellness Centre are committed to providing a calm, stress-free experience, every time. Here’s what you can expect.

 

1. MEET & GREET

Once you arrive, if you are a new client, you will be asked to fill out a form to record any relevant medical history, injuries or physical conditions we should be aware of. We recommend arriving 10 minutes early for your appointment to complete these forms.


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What Is Your Favourite Body Part to Have Massaged?

Written by Emma Tommasini

*Poll conducted by Evolve College asking Therapists 'What is your favourite body part to have massaged? As expected back and shoulders took it out, closely followed by feet! 


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The Most Popular Types of Massage

Written by Emma Tommasini

There are many types of massage therapy, from classics like Swedish and Deep Tissue, to lesser know styles like Reiki. Whether you'd like to branch out a bit or have a health condition or injury, choosing a style of massage can be confusing if you're not quite sure what it involves. Here is a list of the most popular types of massage at First Things First Wellness Centre.

 

Swedish/ Relaxation Massage 

A general relaxation massage using lighter pressure to soothe the muscles and ease tension in the body and mind. Kneading and gliding techniques are used on the more superficial layers of muscles. A great choice if suffering from low energy, anxiety or depression. 


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The Health Benefits of Remedial Massage

Written by Megan Colwell

 

  • Improves circulation
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Aids digestion
  • Speeds up the elimination of toxins through the lymphatic system 
  • Reduces stress, anxiety & depression 
  • Lifts overall well being

 

Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper muscles to relieve muscle congestion, tension points and usually involves a strong pressure, stretches and works with the breath. Stretching techniques and the use of pressure points known as tsubo are used in shiatsu to balance the energy, known as chi, in the body. Heated stones are used on the muscles to relieve tension, boost circulation and induce a feeling of deep relaxation in hot stone massage. The treatment delivers a deep massage effect without necessarily using a deep tissue pressure. Reflexology works on the basis that tension or congestion in the body is mirrored with the corresponding point on the foot. If you are tired of asking your partner to work on that sore shoulder, or want to target that neck tension that is causing headaches or pain, why not consider massage as a first choice? As with an illness you go to the doctor, for muscle tension and stress why wouldn’t you go to massage; especially if it will allow you to give to others your best self?


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