Want to enjoy a luxurious and relaxing spa environment in the comfort of your own home? Luke Van Boekel, 24, of Odyssey Health Practices Adelaide provides mobile massage therapy services to help pamper and ease tensions in your tired bodies without you necessarily leaving your own bedroom.
Hey Paolo: Why massage therapy?
I have always been interested in both fitness and health ever since I was young. It started in 2017 when I took up Certificates III & IV in fitness training and a course in massage therapy too. I have been doing freelance massage services since then.
I’ve always been keen to understand how the body works. I believe fitness and massage also work hand in hand. It’s about learning how the muscles work and how you can help with recovery and rehabilitation through massages.
Hey Paolo: How different are your services?
I offer “mobile massages” and I do it in the comfort of my client’s homes. I bring my own mobile massage bed, towels, music, and oil. It’s basically almost like a “spa” in their own homes. I also specialise in relaxation and deep tissue massages.
Hey Paolo: What are the benefits that you get from massages?
I’ve had clients who only go for one-off massages while some are returning clients.
Some of my clients have sleep problems and massages generally help them to relax, calm down, and be able to sleep. While for athletes and those who train at the gym, massages help release tensions from their strained muscles and it helps with quicker muscle recovery too. I also have a client who has some form of disability after getting into a car accident. Massages help create better blood flow throughout his legs.
Hey Paolo: When to avoid getting a massage?
Generally, if you have broken bones, burns, scars, and pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure.
Hey Paolo: Local recommendations for…
Brunch: I like going to Salem Cafe as it’s a completely vegan dining spot.
Weekend Spot: K-Pub also has vegan options and they have a killer vegan fried chicken.
TO BOOK LUKE FOR A MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION, CONTACT: @odyseeyhealthpractices