Incorporating Massage into your routine

Incorporating massage into your route is the top way to get the best results. There are endless benefits of massage for both mind and body and to truly absorb all of these benefits, you want to be having a regular massage appointment. Sounds simple huh! We’re all busy people and sometimes looking after number 1 can get bumped down the list. But self-care should always be a priority.

Instead of viewing massage as a one-off or treat try and incorporate it into your lifestyle. Once you start to think of it as part of your routine your body will feel the benefits! I always try to arrange your massage for a time that suits your schedule. For instance, working around work, children or other commitments. This is why I think mobile massage works so perfectly! It makes it the easiest way to schedule in your massages and create a routine of no-effort appointments.

I had already a few Sports Massages from Martha. They are always super helpful for my sore body. Today I had my first Hot Stone Massage and it was amazing just the right thing on a cold day

Sandra 2021

Here are my 5 ways to get into a manageable routine with scheduling your massages.

Neck Massage, massage therapist and client

ONE: Why Incorporating massage is so important

We’re all active people in Morzine! Whether your sport is Trail Running, Mountain Biking, Skiing or Hiking, it’s not very often you find somebody who isn’t here embracing the mountains! But, there is nothing worse than being injured and off sport. By including massage in your route, you can massively decrease the risk of injury & keep your body feeling it’s best. Massage can lengthen and soften muscle fibre, increase range of motion and reduce stress levels. It’s a huge way to better your health and give yourself a more positive well-being.

TWO: How to book your massage

All massages are personally scheduled, meaning that a time and date can be chosen that best fits into the week. The best way to enquire about a massage booking, is via my website contact page. Enquiries are checked daily and bookings are done directly. I never use a second party to make bookings. Alternatively, you can send me an email to info@mpmassagetherapy.com, or WhatsApp me on +33 7 71 81 63 89. It’s best not to call, when I am in massages my phone is set to Do Not Disturb. I can therefore often miss calls and with a busy schedule not see.

THREE: Scheduling in advance

Scheduling in advance is the best way to create a routine with your massages. I always send reminders, so there is no chance of it slipping your mind. You can always schedule in a pattern of massages, giving you the most likely chance of getting the exact time that suits you. It also means that massage is cemented in your routine similarly to a weekly class or swim would be. Regular massage keeps on top of any niggles or small pains starting to appear. By acting quickly and looking after your body with regular massage for instance, these small issues are much less likely to turn into bigger issues stopping you from your sport.

FOUR: Schedule a shorter massage

You don’t always need to book a 1 hour treatment. As I offer massage for 30, 45, 60 and 90 Minutes, you can book a time to best suit you. Booking a shorter massage can often feel more manageable to fit in around work & life. For more information on massage styles & prices, please have a look here!

FIVE: Mix it up

Regular massage appointments allow you to mix up the styles of massage you have each time. Enjoy a variety of different types of massage and get the benefits of each! If you only book massage once in a while and see it as a treat, you are much less likely to change up the style you go for. Having regular treatments allows you to experience how different massage techniques can benefit you!

hand massage
back massage, massage therapist and client

To find out more about how incorporating massage into your routine can help you, pop me a message below and let’s discuss!

    National Massage Therapy Week 2022

    It’s back!! National Massage Therapy Awareness Week is a week dedicated to celebrating the work of Massage Therapists. Whilst this is an American concept, I thought it was a prime opportunity to let you know a little more about my work! We’re just coming to the end of the week – celebrated in America from the 23rd – 29th October. But just like having a massage.. it’s better late then never!


    Mobile Massage | How does it work?

    Massage Therapist in the snow

    I work fully mobile, meaning I come to you at your house or holiday accommodation with everything I need for your massage. All I need is a small, quiet space at your accommodation to set up. I always arrive 10 minutes prior to your massage to get everything ready. I bring music, but if there is something specific you’d like to listen to just let me know!

    Primarily, I massage in the Morzine Valley, this includes Morzine, Montriond, Essert Romand / Essert Pierre, St Jean d’Aulps. Also, I work further afield in Les Gets, Vallée de la Manche, Le Biot, Baume and Vernaz. I often take group bookings in Abondance, Thonon and Samoens. Covering a huge area, it’s needless to say I am happy to travel, just enquire with details of where you are located and I can let you know the information.

    The basics of my kit consists of:


    Massage Styles | What I offer

    There is a Massage Style for everyone, for this reason I offer a range of different types of massage. Each having their own benefit, I feel there is adequate space for the different styles. A Sports Massage with UK Sports techniques will help to regain movement and boost recovery, a relaxation massage will allow you to switch off and release the tension that has built up in your mind and body. A Hot Stone Massage will access deeper layers of tissue and help to draw out aches and pains. My training and experience allows me to design a tailored massage around you and what you want to get from your massage. For further information on the full range of massage styles I offer, head over to the tab Styles & Prices. Alternatively click below and pop me an email directly, we can have a chat about which massage style would suit you best.

    Sports Leg Massage
    Hand massage
    Massage therapist with a client

    Massage Benefits | How I can help You

    The benefits of massage are endless and unique to each style. As well as relieving stress and tension, massage can help to increase joint and muscle mobility and increase range of motion. It also helps to regain sensation post injury and release muscle knots. I could go on…! By clicking on each type of massage on my site, you can read a more in depth description of the benefits of each specific style.

    How you can help me

    It doesn’t matter if you’ve never had a massage with me before, or you are regularly booked in to a treatment. This week I would love your help! By spreading awareness of my work, you can help me more than you know. You can:

    • Treat yourself or someone else to a massage (gift vouchers are available)
    • Leave me a Google or Facebook Review – I love feedback! Just click HERE
    • Spread the word, tell your friends, colleagues or neighbours
    • Share me on socials! @mpmassagetherapy

    I couldn’t be more grateful for your support. A HUGE Thank You.

    Le Refuge du Folly

    Interseason in Morzine is such a fun time to explore the mountains. What better way to explore then a multi day trip sleeping over at a refuge. Recently a friend and I headed over to our neighbouring resort of Samoens for a night on the mountain.

    Refuge du Folly is situated at 1556M, above Samoens on the Morzine side of the Samoens Valley. You can access it either from Samoens, or from Morzine. We didn’t have heaps of time before dinner and so we zoomed over after work and took a simple route to the refuge. That’s not to say it was easy, or dull! This route came with many interesting features – rutting stags, mules and stomping sheep – more about that later.

    hiking in the mountains
    The hike in
    sunrise hiker
    The hike out

    The Route

    The route my friend and I chose to take was from just above Samoens at Le Pied du Crêt. It was approximately 4.5KM and 700M d+. I think it took us around 1.5hr. The path was super easy to find and zig zagged through the forest. Some parts were definitely steep, but it was a really lovely route that felt super remote. We went up and back the same way, mostly for ease as we were on a tight time line with work.

    Komoot Map of the route

    You can find the route and information by clicking on the button below. This shows an overview of the 2 routes and you can select Part 1 and Part 2 to see the individual days.

    The Refuge

    This hut was truly one of the most special I’ve been to; the family guarding couldn’t have been more welcoming. The hut is open (I believe) from June – October, I think we caught one of the final weeks of the season. It’s not open over winter. It was super straight forward to book, they were so easy to get hold of and they allowed my friends dog to come along. We were welcomed with a toasty fire and showed to our dorm, we had our own room to sleep as the refuge was quiet that night. For dinner we had a soup starter, beef bourguignon and a crème brûlée dessert, it was incredible food! The sunset was beautiful and the company was lovely. It really was such a fun night!

    mountain refuge
    Refuge du Folly

    Things to be aware of:

    Firstly, the Deer’s Slab is from Mid September – Mid October. In other words, the rutting season for deer!! The forest on the hike up was full of them. It’s quite a surprising and slightly intimidating sound if you’ve not heard it before. So it’s just something to be aware of if you’re over that way in Autumn, I don’t think you’d want to get in their way!

    Secondly, from September though to January it’s hunting season in the Alps. The majority of the route to get to the refuge is non hunt territory. But you might see hunters on the route heading to higher ground above the refuge.

    Thirdly, they keep some of the mules used for the Tour du Mont Blanc on a part of the route. They are friendly, but do take up the majority of the path, so passing them (as we found) can be a bit of a challenge!

    Finally, close to the refuge was a huge herd of sheep, they were super friendly, but if you’re taking a dog you might want it on a lead for this section.

    Mountain horses
    Hiker and dog watching sunset
    watching wildlife with binoculars

    Advice

    Take binoculars, the view from the refuge is insane and we spotted so much wildlife! Go on a clear sky / sunny evening as the sunset from the refuge is insane. Book in advance, I imagine during peak summer a refuge that good gets pretty booked up!

    You can find out more information about Le Refuge du Folly below, I’d definitely pop it on your list for next summer.

    If you’re staying in Samoens this winter or next summer, I offer Mobile Massage across the Valley. I come to you with everything I need for your massage. It’s the perfect way to wind down after a day on the mountain. For all Samoens bookings, I ask for a minimum of 2hs. Have a look at what I offer HERE, and get in touch for more information!