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INVESTMENT & LOGISTICS

MASSAGE
POTENTIAL STRUCTURE 

 

As there is no precedent at PLS for offering theses services, the following is a suggestion of a possible schedule and remuneration: 

Based on a 2 week swing.

BALANCE BREATHING

MASSAGE

IN FIELD:  Blocks of time allocated to various in-field locations offering 15min sessions where clients remain fully clothed (except boots) and receive compression work (pressure applied with open hand) on a massage table.

Due to the short duration and the soft tissue not being warmed up allowing the muscles to soften before deeper work is applied, compression is ideal, as various pressure can be applied without impacting heavily on the therapist.

Ideal for grounded workers e.g. mining operators; or made available during breaks; or allocated time slots.

 

IN CLINIC/VILLAGE 30 and 50min sessions

For more thorough treatment using a variety of techniques according to state of client and desired outcome.

Discussion of health status and challenges can be held in private. Post treatment care in the form of physical exercises and breath work can be demonstrated.

 

FACE MASSAGE/BASIC FACIALS (min 30mins for facial)

Not everyone is comfortable with body massage and may find face (and head) treatment an alternative for relaxation therapy.  Face massage can also assist with achy jaws and teeth, and headaches.The face and head can hold a lot of tension however, it is an area that is often neglected when considering treatments.

 

APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY

Physically, Gee has demonstrated her ability to undertake 30x 50min body massages per 6 day week.  The number of hours available/possible can be increased from that by offering less physically demanding options as well as rehabilitation and relaxation massage. E.g. Face, head, and feet massage, facials, instructing classes.

BALANCED BREATHING

Balanced Breathing can be introduced in a variety of ways:

During massage - basic breathing technique to assist muscles in relaxing

Pre-starts - 2 - 3 techniques (Energise, Relaxation and Drift Categories) 10-15mins

Group classes at the gym - Teaching and practicing techniques: 

  1. Energise to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system to prepare for work and/or exercise, 

  2. Relaxation to help balance nervous system when stressed; and 

  3. Drift to assist in going to sleep and achieving a better quality sleep.

SUSPENDED
YOGA (SY)

1 ON 1 - 50min sessions allows individuals to become confident in using a BBSY Rig, develop more understanding about their body, it’s challenges and how to overcome those challenges with consistent practice in a private setting.  Great for those who are seeking to improve their state of health and fitness or just want to try SY, but lack confidence to do so in a communal setting. 

 

15min classes of up to 12 people - Guided Spinal Stretch - Improving and Maintaining Spinal Health

Balanced breathing is worked in with stretching the entire body with a focus on spinal health through inversion.  Inverting stretches the entire spine and allows dehydrated discs to have a moment to rehydrate.  Essential for all workers to alleviate the force of gravity on their back from activities like sitting all day, being jarred in the driver seat or repetitive movement. 

 

50min classes of up to 12 people - Strength, Mobility, Back Bending, Balance and Inversion, Focus and Concentration

A variety of movements while practicing balanced breathing to address crucial aspects of a healthier physical and mental state.

COST COMP

The following is an average of Perth market rates for each individual service.

MASSAGE

  • Remedial massage

  • Relaxation 

Based on an average of 7 Remedial Massage clinics $110 p/h (before health rebate)

 

BREATH WORK

  • Scientific based breath work and delivery.

Based on an average of 2 businesses offering one-on-one $184.50 per 2 hour session

and 4 businesses offering group classes $82.50 per 2 hour class

SUSPENDED YOGA

Based on 4 Aerial Yoga businesses as Suspended Yoga is not available elsewhere in Australia - $35 per group class.  Suspended Yoga offers an additional range of exercises that Aerial Yoga does not.

BACK BALANCE CALCULATIONS:

Factors that have been taken into consideration:

  • Being onsite (environmental/working conditions)

  • Provisions (equipment, space etc.)

  • Experience

  • Quality of service on offer ;and

  • Lack of health rebate to offer.

remuneration structure (NEGOTIABLE)

PLS FULL SPONSORSHIP

A flat rate of $68 plus super per hour.  To prevent injury of the therapist, the number of massage appointments available, will need to be limited in the event that Suspended Yoga is not included in services offered.  

PLS PARTIAL SPONSORSHIP (A)

  1. 'X' amount of 15min ‘preventative’ sessions per person, accessible by ALL workers (In Field Sessions)

  2. 30/50min ‘rehabilitation’ (nurse/physio referred) sessions

  3. Balanced Breathing group classes

  4. 15min Pre/Post Work Spinal Stretch group class 

  5. 50min group classes to increase flexibility, strength, balance and postural health

   All other treatments - USER PAYS

PLS PARTIAL SPONSORSHIP  (B)

$55 plus super per hour for In Field Sessions and Group Classes + a subsidy of $30 per 50min appointment.

REWARD/INCENTIVE

An addition/alternative reward of Massage and/or Suspended Yoga sessions acknowledging outstanding efforts/accomplishments within the PIL team.  

USER PAYS

30min appointments - $55

50min appointments - $90

One-on-One SY - $45-60 per hour

SUSPENED YOGA
REMUNERATION STRUCTURE
COST COMPARISON
SCHEDULE EXAMPLE
Example schedule for FIFO proposal
how the schedule may look

This timetable is an example of how a schedule to maximise services while managing fatigue of the therapist, may work.  This is one week of a two week swing.

AQUA coloured cells represent USER-PAYs appointment blocks.

Possible Exception: Nurse/Physio recommended massage - PLS Sponsored.

 

GREEN coloured cells represent PLS SPONSORED slots.

Hours of PLS Sponsored and User Pays time based on example schedule are indicated in the lower rows.

HOW TO BOOK AND PAY

how clients book & pay

health rebates

HEALTH REBATE

Back Balance cannot offer Health Rebates due to holding international qualifications.  Instead Back Balance has discounted the rate for massage from $110 per 50min appointment to $90 across the board.  Easy, no paperwork and no limit of massages at the discounted rate.

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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

Peter - 47, 6ft 4"

Occupation: FMG Loader Operator

Challenges: Long hours sitting, vibration, jolting, repetitive movement

Hangs to overcome: Achy stiff back, inflexibility, stiff shoulder and neck, challenged focus and concentration

ABOUT GEE

QUALIFIED THERAPIST & INSTRUCTOR

01

Relevant Work History

Gina Allison a.k.a Gee, currently works on site at Pilgangoora as the PPE Fit Tester.

​Gee most recently contracted as a massage therapist providing remedial and relaxation therapies for over two (2) years at Soak Bathhouse (Gold Coast) and as an independent provider. 

 

Demonstrating her physical ability and outstanding skill, Gee turned over approximately $250,000 of business, and in excess of 2,200 fifty minute appointments as the most active therapist at Soak Bathhouse. 

 

Gee was well regarded for her unique techniques, knowledge, attention to detail and customer experience provided.

03

Qualifications

Gee qualified with a diploma in Health Sciences - Massage Therapy in 2003 at the NZ College of Massage in Wellington NZ, with a major in Sports Therapy .  Gee worked with professional athletes including NZ Black Sticks, International 7s, All Blacks and NPC Rugby players.  Gee retired from massage for a number of years, returning to full time practice in 2019 and has since certified in instructing Suspended Yoga and coaching Breath Work.  Gee continuously researches and studies related areas of health and wellbeing, and integrates her knowledge into her wide repertoire of services.

02

Passion for her work

Gee enjoys the challenge of treating ailments, providing physical, mental and emotion relief through her body work, education on preventative measures and rehabilitation exercises. Gee enables her clients to help themselves improve their conditions(s) and prevent further injuries/illnesses with skills, knowledge and confidence.​

04

Insurance

As a therapist, instructor and director of Back Balance, Gee holds a certificate of currency for:

 

Combined Malpractice, Public & Products liability insurance

Civil Liability Professional Indemnity

  • $1,000,000 any one Claim

  • $3,000,000 in the aggregate

 

Public and Products Liability

  • $ 20,000,000 any one Claim; and

  • $60,000,000 in the aggregate

ABOUT GEE
IS THERE DEMAND?
IF WE BUILD IT, WILL THEY COME?
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