Ripple Suspended Massage
Ripple Massage has launched suspended massages to aid women who are victims of domestic violence
Ripple’s suspended massages borrow from the tradition of suspended coffee, which began in Naples about ten years ago. In essence, a suspended coffee or cafe sospeso in Italian is a cup of coffee that a customer buys anonymously for someone who can’t afford to buy one themselves. The customer pays for the coffee in advance and the cafe suspends it, later making the coffee for someone who needs it.
Ripple is the first massage business in Australia to have extended this concept to the massage industry. The concept is simple. Any customer can simply add $5 to their massage booking (or simply donate $5, you don’t need to make a booking with us) which will go towards a massage or beauty treatment for a woman who has been subjected to domestic violence. Ripple donates over $20,000 of massage and beauty treatments each year to RizeUp so that each woman going into one of the RizeUp havens or emergency havens receives a one hour treatment from us.
Ali Shaw, owner of Ripple, believes that a big part of being a massage therapist is the concept of giving back to the community. The suspended massage is an extension of the Ripple Effect programme already run by Ripple.
At Ripple, we have a deep sense of gratitude for our good fortune to be able to do such beautiful work. The suspended massage is a way that the kindness, that has been shown to us, can be forwarded to women who are in desperate need for some positive touch. Domestic violence is a cause close to our hearts.
Anyone can give a suspended massage. Simply call Ripple on 0438 567 906 to donate one, starting from $5, or you can donate one online here