Highlighting – The awesomeness of Michael Bending.

A series of posts featuring some of the wonderful massage practitioners who generously provide us and our clients with their warm personalities and deft touch.


Corporate Massage with Seated Massage and Mike Bending
The incredibly talented Mr Mike Bending

Mike is one of a rare breed of male bodyworkers in Australia.

Rare because ours is an industry that still (naturally) attracts 2-3 times as many females as males for social reasons.

Naturally talented at what he does with people these days, Mike came to natural therapies from the military where he was clearance diver.

A complete change of life for this modest man in recent years. He’s a guy brave enough to say “thanks for the memories, but it’s now time for me to do a different kind of work that matters”.

We and many others are so glad he did.

Please tell everyone who you are.

Hi, my name is Michael Bending.

Is Corporate Massage ‘it’ for you or do you apply your skills in private practice? If yes, how and where?

I divide my time between Corporate Massage as well as practice at my own clinic in Manly Vale on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I am a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, acupuncturist, remedial and sports massage practitioner.

It takes a special kind of person to work as a touch practitioner. Why do you do it?

I’m the sort of person who likes to care for people. I find it rewarding helping people resolve their health issue.

How does what you do every day contribute to the greater good of your community, or thinking big, the planet!?

I believe that if we want to change the world, then the first change has to be within ourselves. One day I would like to see the world a more caring place to live in, full of empathy and compassion….yes I know, its a big ask but the journey starts with the first step.

And very importantly, because you’re a normal super-human and like to do normal super-human things too, what is the most normal thing about you? (C’mon, it’s just us and thousands of others reading …)

Interesting question….but the real answer to this question is that its not about me….

Did I say he was modest? Thanks for sharing Mike.

I can guarantee, he is a super talent and if you are ever fortunate enough to sit down with him to enjoy one of his teas (they are insanely great), and have a chat, he will regale you with all manner of stories and researched information on a plethora of topics.