Free massage video sites have opened up to the public in a bid to help people with sexual health issues.
The free massage site called Bovril has been providing free massage therapy to its members for about a year and has been receiving feedback from its more than 30,000 users.
Free massage therapists have also been receiving help from the Australian government’s National Health and Medical Research Council, which is helping the company with its ongoing research.
Dr Rachael Crampton, an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Western Australia and co-author of the study, said she was particularly interested in the work of the Bovil team because it was able to find free massage therapists who were comfortable with using a “self-care” model.
“It’s really important for people to have some kind of support in terms of how they’re feeling, especially if they’re dealing with some kind (of) emotional issues, she said.
Dr Cramton said the study was the first to look at how therapists used the internet to connect with their clients and the results were “pretty clear”.
The research, which has been published in the International Journal of Sexual Health, was conducted in collaboration with the National Health Research Council. “
If we can develop some kind a model of massage therapy, we can hopefully have a better understanding of what works best for sex workers,” Dr Clampton said.
The research, which has been published in the International Journal of Sexual Health, was conducted in collaboration with the National Health Research Council.
It is hoped the study will lead to more effective and efficient therapy for sex-workers.
“People are still really under-served, and there’s a lack of awareness about massage therapists,” Dr Poulter said.
“They need to be more educated and able to communicate with people in their community.”
Sex worker groups say their numbers have grown rapidly since their introduction in the late 1990s.
Dr Pascual said the increase in their numbers was due to more accessible online massage therapy services and the rise in the number of sex worker shelters.
The Australian Sex Workers Alliance, which runs sex workers’ clinics in Melbourne and Brisbane, said it also believed the increased accessibility of massage therapists could have helped the group attract more clients.
Ms Cramston said the success of the research was a huge step forward.
“I think the biggest thing we’re seeing now is the acceptance of sex work and the ability to connect to people that are out there in a safe environment, which can really help you in your life,” she said, adding that it was important that massage therapists were able to access those support services.