Posted July 30, 2018 09:00:58When you’re on the mend and your muscles are sore, you can get some help from a massage therapist, says the owner of a fish and chip shop in northern New South Wales.
Martha Lefebvre is the owner and co-founder of Fish and Chip in Sydney’s northern suburbs.
Her shop offers a range of treatments to help ease the symptoms of a range, from stress and muscle aches to back pain and sore throats.
“It can be a good time to have a massage and get the massage right,” she said.
“You may have a sore throat, a sore back or a sore muscle.”
If you’re feeling stressed out, maybe you have a flare up of your stomach or your neck, that can be something you need to be mindful of.
“Martha’s shop has been a success since opening in 2009, with a steady stream of customers from all over the country and the world.”
There’s no doubt that people come in from all parts of the world,” she told The World Today.”
They come in with different problems.
They come in for pain relief, they come in to get the treatment.
“I have a client who’s an Australian and he’s been here for two years.
He’s now back home, and he has a back injury.”
He’s a hard-working man and he comes in to see us every day.
“A visit from a professional is often the best way to get to know the person, and to be sure you are not overdoing it, Martha said.
The massage therapist who uses Martha’s methods is called Dr Mark Kasten, who is based at the Sydney Institute of Sport and Fitness.
He works with people with varying levels of health problems, from chronic back pain to back and neck pain, and says the results were spectacular.”
We do work with some people who have multiple different types of injuries and their back pain, their neck pain is pretty much the same,” he said.
Dr Mark Kaczen, who works at the NSW Sport and Recreation Institute, says he has seen a huge increase in the number of people coming to his clinic for treatments such as massage and exercise.”
What we see is there’s a growing demand for this type of treatment, and we’re finding more and more people come for it,” he explained.”
In a couple of years we’ve had 20 to 30 people who’ve come in.
“In addition to working with people who are recovering from chronic injuries, Martha and Dr Kastens have seen patients with arthritis, a variety of other conditions, and even an ear infection.”
Sometimes, people who come in say, ‘Oh, I’ve got arthritis, I can’t do this,'” Dr Kacens said.’
A huge increase’The number of patients that come in is a huge boost for the business.”
The number is really up.
We’re now getting people who can’t afford to pay for it.
“The business has expanded since opening, but Dr Kaconus said it was not without challenges.”
My biggest challenge is that I’m a big fan of using massage,” he admitted.”
For people who need to get a massage, you’ve got to have the right amount of massage and the right massage, and that can vary.
“Dr Kacones advice is that you can’t go too hard, too fast and the patient should get a break from the massage.”
As a person who’s had back problems, I’d be very, very cautious with people doing this,” he advised.
Dr Kast and his team have now expanded to provide the same treatment to more people, so the number and quality of customers has improved, too.”
Marissa McLean is an independent reporter from Sydney, and is the founder of The New South Welsh Woman. “
There are people who may need a massage in the morning, but then they’ll come to our clinic after they’ve been through the massage and we’ll give them a massage right after.”
Marissa McLean is an independent reporter from Sydney, and is the founder of The New South Welsh Woman.
Follow her on Twitter: @MMcLeanABC