Massage Surfers Paradise: My Week of Massage on the Gold Coast!

I recently had a holiday in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast and while I was really looking forward to laying on the beach and working on my non-existent tan, the weather (unfortunately) did not want to co-operate.

For the entire week it rained. There was no sunshine to speak of and when it’s wet and no sun it feels cold, even in the tropics.

So I had to take my ‘pursuit of pleasure’ in doors and being a lover of really great massage therapy, I decided to try out what kind of Massage Surfers Paradise had to offer.

To my delight I discovered that there’s almost every style imaginable including Thai, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Swedish, Shiatsu and my long-time favourite: Hawaiian Lomi Lomi.

What I found interesting is the variations in price between massage therapists. Some were really cheap e.g. $45 for an hour and some were charging as much as $149 for a 60minute massage session!

As a marketer, I’m hardwired to equate price with quality and therefore the cheapest priced massage rarely appeals to me. However, as I had a whole week to fill in I figured I’d did try a couple of the cheaper sessions and evaluate.

Unfortunately, each time I came away feeling unsatisfied. The link between price and quality is a valid one and more often than not, you get what you pay for.

The 2 best massages I had were priced between the $70-$90 range and both the therapists were accredited and also offered a money-back satisfaction guarantee, which of course being a marketer I really liked.

Guarantee’s reflect confidence, which in turn inspires confidence. I mean, if you’re great at what you do why wouldn’t you offer a satisfaction guarantee? You’ll probably never need to honour it (as long as you over deliver), but it’s reassuring to potential customers / clients and can help bring in more business.

Anyway, by the end of the week I’d had 8 different massages in Surfers Paradise, all varying in price and quality. The sun finally came out on day I was due to fly out (Murphy’s law?) and as annoying as that was I was feeling very relaxed, and I’d even drummed up some business offering to help with a couple of the massage therapists online promotions.

All in all, even though it wasn’t the holiday I expected I had a good time away and I look forward to going back again soon. Hopefully the sun will be waiting for me.


Presidents Pak by Isagenix

Over the last few months I’ve been testing out some products namely the Presidents Pak by a company called Isagenix.

Isagenix are becoming famous worldwide for their highly effective nutritional cleansing program, which is helping people to transform their bodies (lose weight, gain healthy lean muscle), dramatically increase their energy and performance and add life to their years through healthy aging.

At first I was thinking it all sounded a little hypey, however after trying out the products myself and losing 13pounds of fat including 4 inches off my waist, not to mention experiencing a significant jump in my energy, I have to say that I am a believer.

Have you heard of Isagenix?