Impact Massage is moving!
After 3 years in our current location and 5 years in Collingwood, it is time to move on. My partner and I have decided it is time for us to relocate to a more rural setting for our next adventure. As of November we will be calling Mount Beauty in NE Victoria home.
In the meantime, I will still be treating in Melbourne. I’ll be back one week every month and treating from The Running Company in Clifton Hill (175a Queens Parade).
Setting up the clinic here in Johnston St after a couple of years working with Liam at Vigor has been a wonderful challenge. But all things come to an end, and it is time for us to move on and make the most of our new opportunities.
Life goals. After 10 years living in Sydney and 10 years here in Melbourne, it would seem that the goal of moving back to the country for a different pace of life is within reach. It may be just one more adventure, but it’s a big one.
Online booking is one the handiest tools for a small business owner. No need to book during office hours, you can book anytime of the day or night. My availability between here in Melbourne and up in the hills will be easily accessed via the usual booking system.
I’ll never be a social media darling, but I do enjoy having a dabble on Instagram. If you’d like to keep up with Impact Massage and some of my adventures you can follow me on Facebook (Impact Massage) and Instagram or Twitter (@impact_massage).
If you find that you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, it is best to either call or text me directly (0404768067). If you prefer email, please email me directly (email@example.com). I prefer not to charge cancellation and rescheduling fees, but as a small business guy, I do need some notice to cover appointments. Our standard policy is well stated on our booking page, please do read it.
The future always starts from where you are and you wouldn’t be here without coming from where you’ve been. From the inception of Impact Massage, I’ve always been grateful for the support, encouragement and loyalty of my clients. It’s been a privilege to treat so many wonderful people over the years and I’m a lucky man to spend my working hours interacting with such a good mob. The people, it’s always about the people.
I do hope to see plenty of you up in the mountains having adventures and enjoying what the beautiful alpine areas have to offer.
Scott “scooter” Vercoe.
For those that pay attention, we have a new logo and a new website! Feeling pretty chuffed with how it has all turned out. I was looking to give things a little spruce, and I couldn’t be happier with the new logo and super clean web design.
We still have some availability to lease out the spare room. If you know of any therapists looking for treatment space, there is a fully furnished treatment room available for rent. Ideally, it would suit a sports oriented osteo, physio, myotherapist or massage therapist.
Riding has had to take a bit of a backseat while the clinic takes it’s time to get find it’s feet, but I have been back getting some long k’s in the legs again. Just in time too, as the Woods Point Century is back on again soon, (October 2-4). Come and make a good adventure story of your own. Details on the FB event page (https://www.facebook.com/
The new Impact Massage cycling jerseys are ready to go. The design is up on Instagram and the Facebook page. One of these beauties will cost you $80. Get in touch if you want one, orders close August 10th.
There are still a few Impact Massage bidons floating about. If you’d like one, just ask when you’re in for your next treatment ($10).
Goals, I’ve had a few. It would seem that winter is my season for new challenges. Last year it was swimming, this year, it happens to be running. I never got a great kick out of being a runner when I was a kid, so I’ve been quite surprised as to how much fun I’ve been having lacing up. Pretty much all of my running has been on the trails not far from home. I find trails a lot easier on the body as I get used to running, and it satisfies the mountain biker in me. (A big thanks to my mate Chris at The Running Company in Clifton Hill for his knowledge and enthusiasm to get me trail running). Suddenly the idea of completing a 100km trail run doesn’t seem so ludicrous….
Scott “scooter” Vercoe.
Summer times, fun times.
Summer has been roaring along and it won’t be long before the days begin to shorten noticeably. Hard to think that we are yet to see a day over 40, it’s almost un-Melbourne. I hope everyone has managed to find some time for friends, family and adventures over the summer.
The new clinic has been an outstanding success. The support and encouragement I’ve received has been quite humbling. As a therapist, I’ve never been busier. As a business owner, I’m constantly challenged and rewarded by having taken the step out to run my own clinic. Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and support.
As the business has expanded my client base has also increased. It’s now time to look for new therapists to help build a thriving hub for health and well-being. If you know of any therapists looking for treatment space, there is a fully furnished treatment room available for rent. Ideally, it would suit an osteo, physio, myotherapist or massage therapist.
Impact Massage is now open 6 days a week for your convenience. With a range of opening hours covering mornings and evenings, and now Saturdays, there is surely a time we can find to help you.
There is still a few Impact Massage bidons floating about. If you’d like one, just ask when you’re in for your next treatment ($10). I am also looking at getting some new Impact Massage cycling jerseys made up. Let me know if you’d like one and I’ll keep you in the loop. In the meantime, keep an eye out on the Facebook page, the new design will be posted up there with further details.
Goals, I’ve had a few. Last year I got back in the pool after telling myself I should for the best part of 10 years. It’s been a great challenge and the improvements I’ve seen keep me heading back for more. I’ve been roped into the 24 hour Megaswim which is a fundraiser for the MS Society. If you feel like supporting MS and laugh at the idea of a skinny legged bike rider pretending to be a fish, you can donate here:
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If you’re in need of a last minute gift idea, you might consider an Impact Massage gift certificate. I can easily email gift certificates to avoid the worry over an overburdened postal system. Everyone needs more massage.
I have also started to find my way through the Brave New World that is social media. If you’d like to keep up with Impact Massage and some of my cycling adventures you can follow me on Facebook (Impact Massage) and Instagram or Twitter (@impact_massage).
If you find that you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, it is best to either call or text me directly (0404768067). If you prefer email, please email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). I prefer not to charge cancellation fees, but I do need some notice to cover appointments. I try to be reasonable.
The year is here and already slipping away. After a hectic start to the year, my list of things to do has grown and grown. Here’s a reminder to take a quiet moment to reassess and remind yourself of the things you love in your life and the things you’d like to see or do more of. Create the life you want to live.
Make the most of it.
Scott “scooter” Vercoe.
Believe it or not, this is not a post about bicycle riding. It’s about the magic of coaches. If you know one, or you have the good luck to be under the tutelage of one, make sure you let them know they are appreciated. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a coach, which was way back when I was a hockey player in my youth. I’ve been trying to learn some new skills and was packed off to a coach for some lessons. Read More
Maybe I got a little conned, maybe I wanted to get conned. Normally the mention of bicycles and snow has me turning my back to the whole idea. I’ve done it. Too many times. I know how hard it can get. I don’t think there are too many things that have such a variation between the romantic ideal and the reality of the situation as riding in snow. It seems like it should be so much fun, all that swooshing and soft powder, beautiful sun, dappled trees, the imagination runs wild. In truth, it can often turn into nothing but a cold, wet trudge under grey skies with the ghosts of hunger and famine gnawing at your bones. This time, I got lucky. Read More
I’ve been back riding around the same area that belongs to the eagle that went for me the other day. Alas, he has left me alone, but I swear I can feel when he’s watching me. When you’re out riding these roads in the country, and especially in the middle of winter, the locals often peg you as crazy, which I only ever take as a compliment. Read More
I’ve had the maps out again, and there has been a few loops I’ve been meaning to put together starting from Warburton. The idea came to me, instead of just knocking out one of these loops, I could spend some time exploring in and around to find the way that suited my purposes best. To some, this may seem like a whole lot of faffing about, but to me, it is the best excuse to head into an area and ride all the roads and byways around. The idea was to explore dirt options between Noojee and Warburton. I borrowed JG’s etrex to see if GPS technology and I could get along and headed out. On the way home, one of the wildest and craziest things I have ever experienced happened to me out there. I’m calling it The Brahams Incident.
Whether you are a professional athlete, highly active or just burdened by being desk bound, my treatments will help you get more out of life.
One hour treatments are charged at $85.
Initial treatments are 60min, 90min and 30min treatments may be available upon request.
Treatments may be available outside of scheduled online booking hours. Text to request.
Please note: Impact Massage has a new address as of October. I am now located at 132 Johnston St, Collingwood.
Alice Springs is an amazing place to ride and race. I was there recently for the Easter in the Alice Muster. This was a 4 stage, 3 day event hosted by the local MTB club, Central Australia Rocky Riders (CARR).
The race consisted of a 27km TT, a night race following the same course, a 45km stage and the last stage an 87km loop. I was just feeling stronger and stronger as the race went on. I started to find my race legs in the final stage and felt like I could have kept going for an 8 hour instead of just the 87km.
The atmosphere at the vent was very similar to any club run event, friendly. The low key vibe suited my sentiments well, some racers take things far too seriously. As it turned out, I was in the money. I led the single speed category from start to finish and ended up 6th overall. Not too bad for an old bloke whose prime was 10 years ago.
Im sure there was a point to this post, other than The Alice is a great place to ride, fun was had and someone gave me a prize. Oh, there it is, adventures and grand and you can’t beat local.