Everything Is Better With Laughter. Even A Massage.
By: Connie Costa Posted: December 30, 2014
When Dave Hume, from Brisbane Laughter Club, presented his idea of a laughter massage at the Laughter Wellness 2014 Conference in Brisbane, I was highly sceptical. When we practised performing a laughter massage with a partner, I thought it was a novelty and treated it as such. I would go as far as to say that I was embarrassed that in the audience was Professor Paul Bennett, who had just presented his award-winning research on the positive effects of laughter in a kidney dialysis unit and here we were playing with fluffy clouds and bunny rabbits. Yesterday, I felt tightness in my shoulder blade, so on my way to meet Dave and other laughter colleagues for dinner in Sydney, I couldn’t help but to think of the ‘‘laughter massage’’. I was now ready to listen…