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Is A Moondance Massage Some Sort Of Special Massage? | Bunbury Massage

Moondance Massage Bunbury Margaret River 1I actually have been asked this question!

But no, the word Moondance does not refer to the type of massage therapy I provide – it comes from where I lived.

When I met my ex husband in 1993 he told me he owned a farm in Manjimup, in the South West of Western Australia. Being a city girl, I had no idea where this place was at the time. But gradually during the years that followed, we visited the farm from the various places we lived together – Bunbury, then Karratha.

Our farm was located some 20kms west of the town of Manjimup, in a locality called Yanmah.

In the early 1920s it was a thriving district, with a school, a general store and a general hall. Whilst the school and the store were long gone by the time Dean bought his farm, the hall remained and was maintained by the Shire. They held badmington games, voting and dances.

The Shire then accepted a request from a motorcycle club to make the hall their clubhouse. They maintained the hall for many years. The hall then remained empty and unused for a long time.

Around the time our daughter, Beth, was due to be born, we heard on the bush telegraph that the Shire of Manjimup were seeking expressions of interest for the Yanmah Hall. They did not warrant the expense it would take to make it suitable for public use again, so they were open to all manner of suggestions – move it, salvage it or bring it up to scratch to use in situ.

Now I’m going to blame baby brain here – obviously I was not thinking clearly when I wholeheartedly agreed with Dean’s suggestion to submit an expression of interest to relocate the hall onto our farm (some 500m down the road).

So with a six week old daughter, that’s what we did. We cut the hall in half, put it on a truck (one half at a time) and deposited it on top of the hill on our farm. Many years later, after a long conversion, we lived there for eight years before recently selling it.

Wait, I still haven’t explained where Moondance comes in!!!

Well, although there is absolutely no photographic evidence, in the 1960s the Yanmah Hall hosted many a Moondance … complete with all the trimmings that the swinging 60s were famous for…..!!Moondance Massage Bunbury Margaret River 2

I look forward to welcoming you to Moondance Wellbeing, a place where you can feel totally taken care of.


What Should I Wear To A Massage?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What hould I Wear To A Massage? | Moondance Wellbeing Massage Therapy Reflexology Bunbury[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Or rather, what NOT to wear to a massage!

After your initial consultation, your therapist will leave the room so you can get as undressed as is comfortable for you. They usually recommend removing all clothing except for your knickers, but if you feel more comfortable without them, that’s perfectly fine, too – they are adaptable like that!

A towel or sheet will be provided for you, then you will be asked to place it (usually) on your back and lie on the table with your face in the face cradle (helps with breathing!!). Your massage therapist will knock and check if you are ready before they enter.

To Bra or not to Bra?

It is possible to massage around bra straps, but to be honest – it’s very awkward! Many of the lovely long, relaxing strokes cover the entire back area, so to have straps interrupting them is almost like being cheated out of the topping on the ice cream!

I have had some ladies ask for me to massage just their shoulders and neck, so with permission, the shoulder straps of the bras can be slipped down.

Then of course, there is the issue of the massage oil. Most massage oils these days are water soluble and any oil that comes into contact with clothing should wash out, but there’s not even an issue if you remove your bra!

Your massage therapist will hold up the sheet / towel when it’s time to turn over – you are never exposed! Only the area being worked on is undraped.

Eek I wore my ugly old undies!

Hey, this is actually preferable! Pretty underwear is lost on your massage therapist as they try to maintain your privacy at every turn. So apart from determining where to tuck the cover sheet/towel, they are really not going to see your knickers!!!

In actual fact, your massage therapist would be mortified if they accidentally got oil on your best lingerie, so save that lovely stuff for another day.

At the same time, try not to wear good clothes to your massage – it is so good for your skin to leave the residual oil on your skin instead of wiping it off, so some is bound to get on your clothes.

Boxers or Jocks?

Guys, it’s all about accessibility. Even if you are wearing loose fitting boxers, there are some areas at the top of the hip which boxers make it difficult to get to, but not impossible. What ever is comfortable is the key.

Jewellery / Hair

Your massage therapist will ask you to remove necklaces, bangles, bracelets, dangly earrings and large rings.

If you have long hair, and didn’t bring a hair tie, your massage therapist should have a way of keeping your hair out of the way while they give you your massage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

I look forward to welcoming you to Moondance Wellbeing, a place where you can feel totally taken care of.  Book online or contact me to talk about the massage therapy and reflexology services offered.


Welcome To Moondance Wellbeing – Bunbury Massage Therapy

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Hi, I’m Angelique Bavich, owner of Moondance Wellbeing.

I’m delighted to welcome you to my website and look forward to supporting your wellbeing goals with a range of complimentary therapies.  Currently I see clients at the Bunbury Natural Health Centre, 12 Prosser Street, Bunbury.  I offer a range of massage therapy and reflexology and will certainly be available to offer additional treatments in the future.

If you have any questions about massage or reflexology, please be sure to contact me as I’m always happy to answer any questions if it means you taking care of yourself and receiving the support you are seeking.

I hope you enjoy the articles I’ll post regularly.  My goal is to answer your questions and help you to better understand massage therapy, reflexology and other self care and wellbeing opportunities open to all of us.

If there’s something you’d like me to write about, be sure to send me an email and let me know and your suggestion may just appear as a future blog post!

If you’d like to know more about Moondance Wellbeing and who Angelique Bavich is, then you can read more here.  For more on my core services visit here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

I look forward to welcoming you to Moondance Wellbeing, a place where you can feel totally taken care of.  Book online or contact me to talk about the massage therapy and reflexology services offered.