Next weeks availability

The best time of the day for me is 11:30 every 2nd Friday when I say farewell to my last client of the week and head on off to my fortnightly massage. By the time that fortnight comes around I am in desperate need. I have ramped up my training and tend to be sore all the time. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but I do love my massage!

The weekend is here and hopefully you all have some exciting things to do. It makes us think about the week to come and the week to come for me looks very busy. I have a few spots left but make sure you book in early or you may miss out.

Monday 11:15 & 12:30

Tuesday Full

Wednesday 9:15, 10:30 & 4pm

Thursday 10:30

Friday Full

6 spots available, be quick and have a fantastic weekend.

Nik 🙂


The countdown is on and we are now only 21 clients away from hitting the 500 mark. I better get my thinking cap on and decide what little treat I will give the 500th new client. I say this a lot but I mean it, thank you to each and every one of you that refers people my way. Without you guys telling your friends and spreading the word, I would have to fork out for crazy expensive advertising campaigns that may or may not produce new clients. Word of mouth is by far the strongest form of advertising a business can have. Somebody once told me as a massage therapist to move muscle and do it well. That is what we do here at Ellis Remedial. You are coming in to get a massage and that is what you will receive. I will not crunch your bones or try to be something I’m not. I will hopefully see you walk out of here feeling better than you did when you walked in. Not just physically but mentally as well. Without your continued support I could not turn up every day and continue to do what I love, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you.


Why do you get massage?

Help me out here, I am interested in the reasons people actually get massage. Do you get regular massage because it makes you feel good and it keeps you feeling human? Do you only get massage when you are sore from either an injury or working out? Maybe you get a gift voucher or you have an event coming up and only ever get one before and after races? Do you go for the music? (no dolphins and waterfalls in my rooms). Is it the warm towels and smells that entice you in? Or do you go just to have an hour where you can vent to your therapist or go to sleep? Please drop a comment below and let me know, I’d be super interested to hear what you all have to say.

Have a great weekend.

Nik 🙂

Training Happy.

After doing my first one on one boxing session with Luke Jackson last week in well over a year, the muscular soreness that followed would have a profound effect. Instead on complaining about it I embraced it. It was the kick start I needed to feel that pain and want to up the ante on my training to feel even more of it. You see the most important part of any exercise is to enjoy it. There is no use doing something you don’t enjoy, it’s a bit like going to work every day to a job you hate, it’s not very productive. Yesterday I came up with this little ripper and will repeat today only with a changed sequence. It was tough but it was awesome. I wasn’t sure I would get through it without stopping but I did and it was fun!

36 minutes in total 3 rounds

round 1 x3  Frog Jumps


Kettle Bell swings

Sled push + 15kg

1 minute each exercise with 30 seconds in between each round. In that 30 seconds we did non stop shuttle runs. That continued throughout the whole workout

Round 2 x2 Battle rope

Wall Balls

Side Throws

Wall Sit

Round 3 x1 Crunches



Caterpillar Push Ups

It was an intense non stop cardio workout and I would say we managed to use every muscle in our body. The most important thing though was that it was fun! Today’s mix was the same exercises but two 1 minute efforts on each with the run still in the middle. I think that was possibly harder than yesterday, I nearly spewed! But I got it done. Don’t be afraid to push yourself out of the comfort zone. Do a workout that has no breaks but just adjust the amount of time. Start small and get bigger as you get fitter and your confidence improves. For those of you who have access to all the equipment used above give this a whirl. As Luke says pain is just weakness leaving your body!




Ellis Remedial Therapies

Nearly at 500!

On June 12 this year Ellis Remedial will be 4 years old, yep the big 4! Wow time flies. I started this business from scratch. Nobody knew who I was, how I operated or if I was a good therapist or not. I still took a chance and threw in a good paying job to become my own boss. As we near the 4th birthday the figures tell me that I am 35 clients off reaching 500 new clients. That’s 500 different bodies that will have walked through my door to the unknown. Most of those 500 have been referrals which tells me I must be doing something right. Keeping track of this kind of stuff is important, making sure I see where my clients are coming from and what sort of advertising does and doesn’t work. Some are regular return clients on a weekly/fortnightly/monthly basis and others I don’t see for months on end sometimes years but they do come back. It would seem that word of mouth is by far the best advertising in Tasmania but we all know that already. It can make you or break you and thankfully I am currently running the former. I love what I do. My clients are my little family. I love waking up and checking the diary to see a day full of regulars and I know instantly that the day is going to be awesome. I think I might have to come up with a gift for that 500th new client. I wonder how many massages I have pumped out in those 4 years? Now that would be an interesting stat. I might just have to work that out. Believing in yourself and your ability to do anything will get you a long way in life. If you don’t like your job, find something you do like and do it. We have one life, make it count.