Massage in Salt Lake City, Utah

 
 
Email me at info@drdot.com and put "Jamie/Utah" in the subject line please  
 
 
My mother always encouraged musical influences in my life. When I was young, she enrolled me in piano lessons, which I, at first, dreaded going to. Now looking back, I’ve come to appreciate the difference it has made in creating a passion to use my hands in bringing joy to others. This eventually had an influence in the profession I love so much today. 

I made it backstage to my first all-day concert at the age of 16. I had the opportunity to rub elbows with 311, Incubus, Stir, Violent Femmes and others–I still have my sharpie marked jeans. I’ve made it to the point where I almost always need music playing in the background whether it be Tool, The Beatles, Rush, or even some classical Chopin. Needless to say, I’ve grown up since that first show and always welcome the chance to work with these talented artists. 

I’ve worked in some of the top hotels and spas in Utah for the last 7 years. This has given me the opportunity to work with people from all over the world with different tastes and preferences. I utilize many different modalities to customize and cater to the needs of the individual on my table.

Massage in Manchester, England

Email me: info@drdot.com and put "Izzy/Manchester" in the subject line to reach me.

 

Hey, I'm Izzy, a massage therapist currently based in Manchester.

My passions include festivals, traveling and hitching. Summer times are usually spent working the festival circuit in the UK, then going off abroad to travel and to crash as many foreign festivals as possible on the way – for the atmosphere, the music and the freedom! I love music – (listening, playing and seeing live!) – dancing, reading, learning, dreaming, body modification, the outdoors, the sea, seeing the world and, of course, healing and massage therapy.

At 18, I went to study Chemical Physics at the University of Bristol, and it was here that I first became seriously interested in massage. We covered in detail a huge variety of massage strokes and techniques for every body part, and were introduced by guest speakers to many different massage disciplines, such as shiatsu, Thai, Tui Na, sports massage, reflexology and Indian head massage. It was eye-opening. Far before I graduated, I was teaching the techniques involved to newcomers, and knew I wanted to continue to learn and grow as far as possible as a massage therapist.

I am now formally qualified, fully insured and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies. To me, massage is about communication through touch, about healing and stimulation, about empathy and intuition, about working as closely as possible with every client to make sure they get the best possible outcome from every treatment. Deep tissue Swedish massage is my favourite treatment to perform, especially over areas like the back and shoulders where the muscle tissue can really be worked into. I try to make treatments as pleasant and relaxing as possible, but intense enough to leave you with that light, floating feeling after-wards!

Working as part of the Dr Dot team is a dream job: doing something I love, in an exciting environment, with the opportunity to meet some very interesting people! I am available 24/7, for tours, for most things! I look forward to seeing you and working with you soon.

Izzy

Sports Therapy Massage in Manchester, England

Email me at: info@drdot.cm and put "Andrew/Manchester" in the subject line

 

My name is Andrew and I’m a qualified massage therapist from Australia.

Born and bread in Melbourne, I discovered the benefits of massage a few years back while working the 9-5 office job. The impact that massage had on me physically and mentally changed my life, and led me to jump in and learn this amazing craft, so that I could share it’s benefits with others.

I have since graduated from the Australian College of Massage and gained experience working in deep tissue, relaxation, and aromatherapy massage through my own mobile massage business. For me, massage has several rewards. It gives me the chance to connect with people to help in the healing process, and it gives me enjoyment seeing the immediate satisfaction that massage can bring.

I’ve been living in Manchester for 6 months now, and being a part of Dr. Dot’s team gives me the chance to combine massage with my other passion – music. Having played in a band for 9 years, I know the stress that constant touring and performing can have on a person, both physically and mentally. It’s this awareness that I bring to my role on Dr Dot’s team. Whether it’s a pre-show loosen up, or a post-show wind down, my healing hands are here to help. I therefore consider myself a fortunate member of the team, as I know what it’s like to be in your shoes!

But I’m not restricted to massaging backstage at gigs. I also do call outs to hotels, homes and other events. Name the place and I’ll be there.

Cheers,
Andrew

Massage in Barcelona, Spain

Email me at info@drdot.com and put "Miram/Barcelona" in the subject line, thanks 馃檪

 

 

Hello,

My name is Mariam, I'm French and I've been living in Barcelona for a couple month. I've been introduced to Reiki in 2004 which opened my mind to traditional Chinese medicine: I then enrolled the "Institut CHUZHEN" for a 3 year full time course. This school is the most famous and well-recognized in France, the only one offering a full time 3-years course that fully trained me to acupuncture and tuina. Tuina is a therapeutic massage based on the body's meridian, using acupuncture points. Thereafter I completed my massage course with a Sensitive Gestalt Massage training which led me to specialize myself in relaxation massage.

Thanks to the combination of these 2 massage techniques, I created a unique, powerful and relaxing massage that will release you from all physical and mental tensions. My massage is a full-body piece that will help you to re-energize yourself, feeling well-balanced and deeply relaxed.

I'm looking forward to take care of you!

Best regards,
Mariam

 

Please vote for Frank Zappa

 

click  HERE to vote!

 

Don't get me wrong…but, a lot of people are over looking Frank
Zappa in lieu of Rick Derringer for the Vintage Guitar Magazine Hall of
Fame contest below.

Yet, overwhelmingly, the Gibson SG standard guitar is sweeping this con…test..which is the very same guitar Frank Zappa played!

I find it a bit strange for Rick Derringer to win over Frank for this
contest when FZ's guitar is sweeping like this…with all due respect
for Rick and his talent – as he too is an amazing player, artist, and friend…and Frank not being here to hype himself…perhaps we should all vote to help remember him?

Again with all due respect to Rick who I think is a great player…but to me Frank was not only a great player but also a legendary player and a musical genius and deservingly should win this induction into the VGM Hall of Fame contest along with his guitar the Gibson SG standard.

Anyway, here is the link if you
can help to spread the word?

 

thanks to my pal Lewy Stix for bringing this to my attention.

Stereophonics in NYC

 

Seeing the Stereophonics again was so fun. It's not everyday I get to massage a band that looks as good as they sound. They are ear and eye candy. Even listening to them talk is fun. Three of the guys in the band are from Wales (singer, bass, keyboards), one from Birmingham (guitar) and the drummer is from Argentina. A great mix. 

 
 Jasmine took this shot ^ without flash (she HATES flash)
 A Security guard took this one (with flash- I love flash) heh heh

As you can see ^ they played the Webster Hall and they sold it out. It was heaving with people who seemed to know the words to every song. As I walked through the crowd, I noticed most of the crowd was Scottish, Irish, English, Welsh and a of course some were yanks. This band is getting bigger all the time, more and more popular and for good reason. They sound AMAZING. 

 

Jasmine and I met briefly and ate something while the opening act played (sorry, I have a tiny attention span). I massaged the Stereophonics earlier on and wanted to give them some space and eat with Jasmine. We ate at the BEST falafel place in NYC (it's called Tahini ). OMG. Naturally I invited her to the show, just like I invited her to meet Gene Simmons the other night, but she is focused and not letting me be a bad, rock and roll influence on her. Yay. Mission accomplished. Raise a well focused child 馃檪

 

 Adam wasn't with the band the last time I massaged them in Berlin (see that BLOG )

 
 

 

 

 Javier told me he got his Salvador Dali inspired tattoos by a Tattoo artist based in Paris named Tin Tin

 

 I LOVE the moments before show time when a band warms up ^

Standard dressing room behavior now a days, MAC in hand 
   

 

Kelly is so fucking sweet. He showed me pictures of his two daughters, omg, SUPER CUTE!!!

He told me where Broccoli got it's name. He said it comes from the Cauliflower family, it's the brother of Cauliflower actually, hence the name BRO-Cauli (get it?) ha ha. 

 
 Adam is the one from Birmingham. He accent is heavier than my Stepmothers gravy.  

 

 

This is one of the hardest bands to photograph; they never hold still and their light show is outrageous. I am lucky I got these two live shots. 

 

I can not stress the fact enough how perfect the sound was. This must be the BEST venue to play in NYC. The band nailed it. Sold out show, sounded spectacular and everyone was singing along, dancing, sweating together and happy as fook. 

So, there is the set list Chris (manager) peeled off the dressing room wall for me ^

They played for nearly two hours and seemed to never tired. I am surprised Kelly had any voice left after the gig, he sings so unique, hard to describe, in fact, you would have to hear/see them on youtube to know what I mean. Also, Kelly and Adam took turns playing lead guitar, which was cool. 

 All bands want time to themselves after they get off stage. They want to dry off, shower, have a drink and calm down from the huge adrenaline rush they get from playing live on stage. So, I waited outside their dressing room, on a tiny, cushy chair, reading emails on my blackberry when three people came and stood RIGHT in front of me. I had both feet on the chair, barefoot and heavily into my crackberry. One of my foot slipped and hit the guy RIGHT in front of me in the back of his leg. He turned around and said "oh, I am sorry, am I in your way, should I move?". He thought I kicked him on purpose. I said "sorry, did I hit you?", then he said "sorry, I'm in your way right?" ha ha. Anyways, I told him he wasn't in my way and the girl he was with, gets close to my ear and asks if I am with the band. I told her yes, I am their massage therapist for the evening. In her heavy English accent she tells me her name and says she is with Chase Crawford of Gossip girl and he wants to meet the band and asked if I could help them. 

I have never seen the show, but have heard/read of it and felt like a right cunt for kicking Chase Crawford in the back of the leg, even if it was accidental. OMFG. Certainly I would help them meet the band now, now that I almost knocked him down lol. I texted the manager and told him and we had to wait a while as they STILL need to dry off. So Chase wants to try out my hands, so naturally, (look at him ok?) I was happy to oblige. How the fuck can someone be so good looking? Jesus. Last time I was face to face with such a perfect looking man was when I met Josh Hartnett backstage at Live 8. He was as friendly as he could be without pissing his date, Scarlett Johansson off. She was NOT happy at all that he was talking to other females. wtf? She's one of the most gorgeous women alive, so why the 'tude? Pffft! Needless to say, it didn't last. Anyways, so I rubbed Chase down for a while and he tells me that it's the "best massages he's ever had" and he took my card and said he will definitely be calling. Behave. It's just a massage. But hey, one can still think "schwing" or not? Happy to let you know, Chase isn't just beautiful, he is polite, friendly and sweet (and he has a great taste in music). I can only imagine how many girls swoon for this young man. 

Feast your eyes on these lovely lads ladies!  (and poop pushers) ^

You know I am bad with names. The blonde is from Glasgow and the Brunette is American. Both fun, we hung out and went to the pub after with the band where everyone feasted on chicken wings and Guinness (not me, I had ONE glass of wine as I drive). I sat in between Kelly and Adam and wouldn't have traded my spot for anything. Super cozy and loads of laughs with these two. We spoke of Paul Weller and their recent gig up in Toronto with Oasis and Weller (did you hear a crazy fan pushed Noel off stage DURING the show?? wtf!!)

You can SEE a video of it HERE   (it happens at 1 minute 28 seconds). Feel sorry for Noel, he is a sweet heart, really! Fucking idiots attacking artists on stage (or killing them like with Pantera). What is the world coming to eh? Peace people, peace. 

 

Last pic ^ I massaged Roberts (bassist) left hand for ages. They have been touring for over a year now and I think they need a break soon, they are all aching and I could tell they need a break. Touring is SO hard on the body, it's ridiculous. Better them than me, I am not into touring anymore, no matter how cushy the tour (the Rolling Stones for example) it still drains ya. Your sleeping and eating routine gets really out of wack (like my sleep "routine" could be any worse) and you meet strangers every day, everyone talks your fucking ears off and the artist have to be nice to everyone and miss their loved ones at home. I feel sorry for them and the least I can do is give them a massage and make them laugh a bit, to show musicians how grateful I am, at least, for doing what they do. "Music is the best" FZ

It's now 8am and I have to get to bed (couldn't sleep until I crapped this blog out)

Last but not least, Stereophonics tour dates (guess they're not taking a break yet 馃檪

 

Sept 11 208         8:00P     9.30 Club              Washington DC

Sept 12 2008       8:00P     Mr Smalls Theatre           Pittsburgh, PA

Sept 13 2008       8:00P     Metro                   Chicago, IL

Sept 16 2008       8:00P     Henry Fonda Thatre        Los Angeles, CA

Sept 17 2008       8:00P     Great American Music Hall           San Francisico, CA

Sept 19 2008       8:00P     Wonder Ballroom            Portalnd, OR

Sept 20 2008       8:00P     Commodore Ballroom                   Vancouver, BC

Sept 21 2008       8:00P     Showbox Market             Seattle, WA

Dec 2 2008           8:00P     SECC                      Glasgow, Scotland

Dec 3 2008           8:00P     SECC                      Glasgow, Scotland

Dec 4 2008           8:00P     AECC                     Aberdeen, Scotland

Dec 6 2008           8:00P     International Arena        Cardiff,Wales

Dec 7 2008           8:00P     International Arena        Cardiff, Wales

Dec 9 2008           8:00P     Echo Arena         Liverpool, UK

Dec 10 2008        8:00P     MEN Arena         Manchester, UK

Dec 12 2008        8:00P     Metro Radio Arena         Newcastle, UK
Dec 13 2008        8:00P     Trent Arena        Nottingham, UK

Dec 15 2008        8:00P     NIA        Birmingham, UK

Dec 17 2008        8:00P     International Centre       Boumemouth, UK

Dec 19 2008        8:00P     Arena    Sheffield, UK

Dec 20 2008        8:00P     O2 Arena             London, UK

 STEREOPHONICS ON MYSPACE