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How to Choose the Best Massage Day Spa Near You In Brisbane

Posted on the October 16th, 2018 under Friends by

How to Choose the Best Brisbane Massage Day Spa Near You.

There are many great massage salons in Brisbane. It can difficult to know what massage parlour is going to be the best to meet your needs for a relaxation massagerelief. We have prepared a few tips to help you make the best choice for your relaxation needs.

Friendly and Helpful Massage Staff.

If a massage day spa, massage salon or massage parlour have good happy staff then they will do a better job for your relaxation. The first thing you will notice is the tone of voice when you call a massage parlour, salon or day spa in your local area. If the massage staff or receptionist that answers your call is friendly and informative you can be feel more confident in the service that they offer. You can also ask questions about the massage service you are interested in. if the information they give you is helpful, then it is likely that the massage therapy they provide will also help you.,153.0109135/@-27.542643,153.010914,16z?hl=en-AU Positive Massage Reviews from Brisbane clients

Nothing beats learning from the experience of other people. Most massage parlours, salons or day spas will have a review page or many services will provide the opportunity for customers to leave a review about the service that they received from a particular massage establishment. By carefully reading these reviews you will be able to get a good idea as to whether that massage salon or day spa is going to be able to provide you with a happy massage in the ending.

Masseuse is a Professional.

Once you enter the premises of a massage parlour, day spa or salon, the way the staff greet you will be a good indication about the professionalism of the salon. A quick look around the salon or day spa will show if the massage parlour is professional. If you can see that there is care in presentation of the massage parlour or day spa then you can reasonably confident that the staff too will take care of your relaxation needs and give you the kind of nurturing treatment that you require.

Clean and Tidy Massage Rooms Brisbane.

If you go into the private massage booth you will quickly see if the room is clean and tidy. If the towels are clean and neatly folded and there is no sign of a previous client, such as rumpled sheets or scattered towels on the floor then you can be reasonably confident that the day spa, massage parlour or salon that you have chosen is a professional salon and has high standards for your relaxation treatment.

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Class Action Lawsuits In Australia

Posted on the February 8th, 2017 under Friends by

Australian law has seen a total of 329 class actions brought before the courts since an amendment to The Federal Court Act Australia was made in 1992 effectively allowing this form of litigation. There have been some very large class action lawsuits in Australia since that time. The size of class actions was the very reason that the legislation was made in the initial instance. British courts could become overwhelmed by many similar individual lawsuits and the parliament in the 18th century recognized this as an issue and instituted group litigation.

However it was in the United States in 1833 when the supreme court declared that individual litigants did not have to be present for a group litigation or to proceed did large lawsuits become practicable under the new moniker of representative litigation.

By 1966 large litigation actions were becoming commonplace, with environmentalists, civil rights activists and consumer groups made full use of the group litigation laws to bring multinational corporations to court and face accusations of negligence and wrong doing that affected many everyday people.

In Australia class actions are still be used to bring the practice of large organisations under scrutiny. In a recent case IMP Australia initiated over 10 class against the major banks of Australia including the Commonwealth, ANZ, Westpac and NAB.



The grounds for the law suits was the allegation that Australian banks have routinely charged Australian consumers up to $45AU for late fees on account debits. IMP Australia alleges on the behalf of thousands of Australian consumers that 400 million dollars were syphoned from average Australians illegitimately. The power of a class action is clearly evident in this example. A single overdue fee, or even a few is simply not sufficient to go to the expense of engaging a litigation lawyer. However when you look at thousands of litigants with millions of dollars in fees then a class action becomes viable. In 2014 the Federal court awarded the case to the plaintiff, saying that the late fees were “extravagant, exorbitant, and unconscionable” and cited that on average processing a late payment cost the bank approximately 50 cents. The ANZ appealed the decision and it was over turned at a full sitting of the High Court.

The failure of this class action raised some concerns about the legitimacy of class actions in Australia.

The ruling certainly protected the interest of big banks and gave the average Australian consumer nowhere to go to redress late fees charged on accounts. However class actions are far from defunct. The ruling against Ausnet energy over the Black Saturday bushfires was the largest in the history of Australian Class actions.

Class actions are the only way that average Australians have the chance to act in a concerted fashion against large organisations that infringe their rights. Negligence on the part of Ausnet energy caused the death of 119 people in the Kilmore East Black Saturday bushfires and caused an estimated 4.4 Billion in damages. In fairness perhaps Ausnet got off lightly, for although it is a legal person, that a company is constituted as under law, a real person would have been charged for the deaths of those poor unfortunates caught in the blaze.

Having the provision in law to instigate class actions on the behalf of hundreds if not thousands of plaintiffs is an essential part of the Australian legal system. The checks and balances between corporate power and consumer rights is one that sometimes requires to use of large class actions to bring corporate powers to accountability.

If you believe that you have been the victim of a large corporation and wish to pursue the matter with one of our compensation law specialists please contact us here: Malfeasance Attorneys

The History Of Swimming Pools

Posted on the January 11th, 2017 under Friends by

The Ancient Greeks.

The Greek philosopher Plato placed as much importance on children learning to swim in a swimming pool as he did on them learning mathematics or philosophy saying: “A man is not learned until he can read, write and swim“. If a Greek man could neither read nor swim they were considered ignorant by their fellows.

Swimming pools were used in Ancient Greece for training warriors to improve fitness and in preparation should the trireme sailing ship that they were on was sunk. Often swimming pools would adjoin training facilities and barracks for warriors to facilitate training and as a place to rinse the days’ exertions away. The Greeks were rather prurient about bathing, unlike their counterparts the Romans. Some Ancient Greeks believed that a bath should only be administered at birth, marriage and death. Swimming pools were also used by the ancient Greeks as communal places where the well to do of Athens would congregate.

Selling A Car In Brisbane: Basic Guide

Posted on the February 18th, 2015 under Friends by

So you have decide to upgrade your car and you want to sell your car Brisbane. There are a few options available that make sense: Today we are going to examine some information relating to this often arduous task.

Spray Tanning Is A Healthy Way To Look Great In Brisbane All Year Round

Posted on the December 4th, 2014 under Friends by

Spray-Tan-Outdoor2In the last Decade Organic Spray Tanning has turned into one of the most prominent beauty treatments available in Brisbane Today.

And also with great factor, Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world. The skin cancer cells as well as untimely aging dangers connected with sun baking are well documented and women, specifically, have actually accepted the alternative– a spray tan.

Spray tans in Brisbane, have actually gained certain appeal throughout the country, with the lengthy very hot summertime and also a quite quick wintertime, a spray tan is the fast and also simple option to maintaining a year long tan securely as well as conveniently.

It is not merely the safety issues that have catapulted spray tanning right into cult status, it is likewise the other numerous benefits a spray tan considers that has actually viewed it end up being an once a week habit of woman around Australia.
If you haven’t embraced the spray tan yet, here are several of the advantages that you have to know:

A spray tan is a fast and hassle-free treatment. You are in and from the beauty parlour within 20 mins. The spray tan option could be cleaned off anywhere from 1 to 12 hrs, depending on just what sort of remedy your technician utilizes.

Save Money On A Spray Tan

A spray tan is an economical procedure– thinking about the huge all over physical body influence, the $25-50 price tag is extremely sensible for the results.Spray-Tan-Outdoor

The tan is instant. Spray tan remedy contains cosmetic bronzer significance you stroll in white as well as go out brownish!

A spray tan lasts anywhere from 5-10 days, making it a considerably longer long-term alternative than an all-natural tan that can take weeks to develop as well as merely days of non exposure to fade.

You could acquire a much darker deeper colour with a spray tan compared to you could by sunlight cooking.

A spray tan is entirely risk-free with the spray tan solution being originated from all-natural elements as well as being completely UVA/UVB cost-free. Numerous remedies are

  • A skin therapy with added substances like Aloe Vera and collagen.
  • Spray sun tanning creates an even throughout tan, no band marks or unequal colour.

However the biggest perk as well as benefit of a spray tan is that it boosts your self self-confidence and also conceals cellulite, blends blemishes, stretch marks and also infirmities as well as makes you feel and look slimmer. Really feeling and looking good regarding self is a valuable feeling. So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t had a spray tan yet, find your local tanner as well as experience the distinction it makes!

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The Basics A Professional Photographer Should Know.

Posted on the October 29th, 2014 under Friends by

brisbane-northside-wedding2There are a number of differences when comparing a mature photography against a professionals photo shoot. If a photo doesn’t look quite right there are generally lighting, subject, angle, focusing and editing problems. This sets apart a professionals knowledge of their equipment surroundings and settings during a wedding, sporting event photography of pregnancy.


The reason quality lighting has such importance to shooting a subject outdoors or indoors, is it affects the depth of field, the quality of focus, prevents unwanted distortion and allows for better editing.


A professional wedding photographer will pick the angle the Sun at a certain time in the day that will create more dramatic effects.  The manual ISO, shutter speed, focus and aperture (f stop) adjustment will be corrected to suit the outdoor setting. when indoors a professional photographer will generally have a basic three point lighting setup when shooting a person as it will create the correct shadowing and highlights. There are many different situations where good lighting will be necessary, but that the ability to have portable lighting at the drop of a hat will be important.


When you see an expert taking photos you will notice their timing and ability of being in the right position at the right time is exceptional. Capturing photography such as the birth of your newborn child can be difficult. As it is a one-off event missing a photo of the Birth would be Devastating. A Professional approach is making sure your camera settings are correct (or use auto settings on a good DSLR if cautious.) Also Ensure You have the photo setting to burst mode as capturing stills it will give you more opportunity for a better shot.


“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Peter Lindbergh


A trained professional photographer will understand how to pick the correct setting and environment for the desired creative intention. Utilising props and objects to enhance your photo will allow you to frame your subject and create uniqueness. The setting that is picked will also be complemented by a the angle you choose to take the photo on.

It is important to understand the creativity aspect when taking photos of products, landscapes, personal portraits or stationary objects . the subject or location is bland it will be difficult to get a professional photo without some thought. It is up to a skilled professional to enhance the subject using a developed creative mind.

 “Pictures, regardless of how they are created and recreated, are intended to be looked at. This brings to the forefront not the technology of imaging, which of course is important, but rather what we might call the eyenology (seeing).” -Henri Cartier-Bresson (


as there are a number of things to note when taking a high-quality photo or video, practice and persistence will be key to creating a professional image. Taking photos and videos in a number of settings on environments will allow you to gain knowledge and experience which you will need to have on the go when shooting.


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The Importance of Tree Care.

Posted on the July 22nd, 2014 under Friends by

pruning-techniquesThe care and maintenance of trees.

The care and maintenance of trees is vital to sustaining the health of our ecosystem. By getting a tree care professional to prune and remove deadwood, maintaining the health of soil and tree removal if required will be key to keeping the health of your ecosystem. By contacting a Tree Care professional they will provide appropriate services to any tree in any environment to ensure the health and growth is sustainable and managed.

Water is key to the survival of any living being on our planet. A tree suffering from lack of water is vulnerable to pests and diseases and transplant shock which may result in death of the tree or trees. Here are some key things to note for the appropriate watering of trees.

1. The first 2 to 4 years of the trees life it will require watering regularly to establish the trees health.

2. Trees will need water at least once a week. In dry periods you will need more frequent watering, and in wet seasons or periods of heavy rain the tree will obviously not need as much.

3. Watering should take place in the morning for it to be most effective.

Unlike plants trees don’t usually require fertiliser. Fertilisers are used to promote growth that is already sprouting and is not usually used to fix an unhealthy tree. Over fertilising can be very harmful as it will affect the growth and may in some cases cause the tree to die. The importance of understanding how fertiliser can affect the life of your tree is vital to know when planting or maintain an existing tree.

1. Don’t fertilize when first planting and tree.

2. Generally fertilizer is applied to the roots at the start of the second growth season.

3. Read all instructions on the label of the fertilizer and strictly follow manufactures details on how to correctly apply it.


Pruning The Tree

Pruning Trees is a common practice to maintain steady and effective growth. Pruning is for removing dead branches, promoting new growth and to remove any obstructing branches which may create hazards to power lines, new developments and even your own home. It is important not to prune or lop any branches during the dormant season unless there is dead growth that needs removal. Contacting your local Arborist is the safest and most effective way to prune and remove any branches as it is a very demanding and dangerous job.

Understanding the reason for removing tree branches is extremely important as no pruning should be done unless it is required. By removing too much of the tree, this reduces its chance to recover and can cause a “dwarfing” effect. Any cut to a living tree is technically a wound and is important to make clean and precise cuts to keep the damage to a minimum. Pruning is very beneficial to the trees lifespan and health and there are a number of reasons for lopping branches which include:

* training your tree growth by removing precarious branches

* to maintain or to reduce the size of the tree.

* And importantly maintaining tree health by removing criss-cross branches and dead branches, which allows sunlight and air flow to promote healthy growth amongst the tree.

As pruning and lopping trees is a very dangerous job and there are many factors to take into account,  contacting your local certified Arborist will guarantee your safety and tree care will be done at the highest professional level.

At Evergreen Tree Care Brisbane we offer professional tree lopping Brisbane Northside and a variety of tree services:

African Drumming

Posted on the June 23rd, 2014 under Friends by

The-Importance-of-Drums-in-African-TraditionThe ‘Drum’ is the oldest and the most widely used instrument of the human existence. Western Cultures associate the use of drumming with Entertainment and adding the Backbone to a piece of music. African Drumming has strong spiritual and historical meanings in its origin. All aspects of African life incorporate Drums showing the diversity and importance of Rhythm in African Lifestyle.

African Drumming has an intense use of Polyrhythmic patterns played in succession with a strong underlying rhythm base. Drum Circles usually consist from 2-3 drummers with one lead or master drummer. The lead drummer sets the pattern for the ensemble to play changing the pattern “add-lib.” Call And Response is a technique also used in African drumming where the lead will call a rhythm to be answered or responded by the rest of the Drum Circle. In this Style of Playing no single drum is to stand out or to lead in a song.

Possibly the most simple and most common type of African Drum is the “Djembe”, which is played with both bare hands. Dating back as far as 500 A.D, the Djembe was mainly used in Western Tribes in Africa. Playing The Djembe was not restricted to who could play it as it was considered to be a communal event where tribal members would clap and sing to the Rhythms of the Djembe. Purposes for this Instrument range from events such as healing ceremonies, rites of passage, ancestral worship, and warrior rituals. The Rhythmic patterns played by the Djembe are usually during a variety of night time celebrations of birth, marriage, baptisms and the change of season.

West African Drums – senegal

As Drumming played a big part in African Lifestyle the Talking Drum was a used as a form of communication over long distances. In reality it was a primitive Telephone and not used as a musical instrument. This Drum was played with hands and fingers on the bottom skin and a wooden stick on the top skin. Using the fingers to bend the bottom skin, to change the tone of the drum, was used to replicate the tones of voice when communicating via vocal interaction. There are also a number of different types of African Drums, such as African Bongos, the Dun Dun Drum, Ngoma Drums and the Itotele. These Drums all range in sizes, purposes and sounds to suit their place within African Culture and Society.

dugura-djembe-drumAll Genres in Western World Music from Jazz to Pop Culture dabble and incorporate parts of African Percussion when referring to song structure and feel. When you think of Early Rock Bands like Toto, with drummers like Jeff Porcaro and Simon Phillips, you often characterise their playing as having an element of African Percussiveness in Style. In 2014 we reference the Hip-Hop Artists on Pop charts mimicking Rhythms and Instrumentation from African Drumming. As people we feel emotion and we are able to express our emotions through communication. Throughout African Hand Drumming History feeling and emotion are expressed by using tone differences, dynamic layering and Rhythmical Complexities. You hear this in much of Alternative- Acoustic music blended with European stringed instruments. These musical characteristics are present across many styles of music today but are not generally powered by a percussion based background as African Drumming.

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Save Money By Using an Alternative Hot Water Source

Posted on the May 25th, 2014 under Friends by

Water prices are in all likelihood the last thing in our minds when showering or taking a bath. Cleaning the dishes and doing the laundry are also not the time. Heating water is something any family will need to do in one form or another. Almost all water heaters are either electric or natural gas, and their prices are rising regularly. A sound substitute for heating water is to utilize solar as your energy source. The advantage of this is lower energy bills and the fact that you use less energy.

So if solar becomes your choice for heating your water, you still have plenty to think about to make it happen. Do you decide on a pro to install your energy-efficient hot water tank? A second choice is to purchase a solar hot water kit and set it up yourself. The DIY Hot Water Manual, which will demonstrate to you how to make everything yourself, is another choice. Money and time constraints are a consideration with this, and also how confident you are to do it.


Endless Hot Water Without Electricity!


You will learn how to build a water heater for around $100 that can bring down your electric bill by up to a third. This can be an enjoyable process and could be completed in a few days. It is a system that can be utilized wherever on Earth. You can download the DIY plans immediately online, and within minutes be reading how to construct you new system.

Solar Energy Hot Water Heater.

DIY-Hot-Water-HeaterFor only $37, you can get moving on your new solar energy powered water heater. The fact is you can get started reducing your energy bills and with a sixty day money back guarantee, this is a really great offer. The prefab system will cost you more than $1000, so the DIY plan will save you a lot of money. Keep in mind that you will learn how by decreasing your bills you will recoup the $100 cost of constructing the water heating system. The DIY manual has many happy buyers utilizing this information. They are making use of their solar water heater and saving money.

Are you a person who is self-confident in doing home improvement projects? Are you able to follow step by step directions? Is the Earth something you would like to assist? Perhaps you are just try to look for a way to lower your energy bills. The least expensive and most rewarding way to have a solar-powered heating system is to do it yourself. If you truly want to do this properly, The DIY Hot Water manual can help. Using energy from the sun is a wonderful way to decrease your carbon footprint. You will have the gratification of safeguarding the planet for your children on top of bringing down your energy costs. As of today, solar energy is just 1% of energy produced. This can be redressed through living greener.

For more information on saving energy in your home visit Electrician Chermside or Plumber Fortititude Valley or LED Lighting Gold Coast

The Latest High Powered Gutter Vacuum

Posted on the May 20th, 2014 under Friends by


Matthew’s 21 horsepower machine is a class above the rest and displays an amazing array of functions.

Matthew’s vacuum allows him to access many remote locations, perhaps on rural properties or large commercial developments. Matthews’s systems allow him to do this by not relying on mains power or the need for onsite water. This adaption provides Matthew with virtually endless scenarios with which this equipment can be used to help you with your gutter vacuuming.

Albeit gutter vacuuming is a great way to manage your roof and gutter maintenance needs, there are other applications this system has been used for. The gutter vacuum has proven effective in the cleaning of rainwater tank mesh filters, the removal of animal and pet droppings and the removal of excessive spider and other web-type build ups and vermin habitats. All great reason as to why contacting MGGV for a free quote may be the solution you have been looking for. It is the ability of Matthews’s great team that allows them to diversify. So let a local professional give you the service you need.

See The High Powered Vacuum in Action.


Due to the high increase in interest, MGGV is pleased to announce that we have increased our service area to welcome those in need as far north as Coolangatta and surrounding areas and as far south as Ballina and surrounding areas, while still remaining as reliable as ever in the Northern Rivers.

Gutter vacuuming Northern Rivers

Gutter vacuuming Northern Rivers

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