If your muscles are feeling a little tight, you can enjoy a relaxing massage while helping to break two world records on October 28th.
The world record attempts are being held on the inaugural Teal Sock Day, which was established by the Kiwanis Club of Pacific Pines Inc. to increase awareness and provide programs for children and families who have been impacted by domestic violence (DV) and sexual violence (SV).
Kiwanis Club of Pacific Pines Inc. president Natalie Reeves told myGC, the club are promoting the message of ‘safe touch’ with the their two world record attempts. “The idea for the event came from our Vice President Naomi Drew who is a massage therapist. Many people who have experienced domestic violence or sexual violence have experienced ‘unsafe touch’, so we wanted to show on a large scale what ‘safe touch’ is,” she said.
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The event, which will be held at Metricon Stadium, will see participants attempt two Guinness World Records involving massage:
- the longest massage chain (current record is 1,600 participants)
- the most qualified massage therapists massaging a client in the same place at the same time (current record is 641 therapists and 641 clients)
“We are desperately trying to get numbers for both of our world record attempts at the moment. We are chasing massage therapists to come along for the morning. The massage therapists need to be qualified to take part in the second world record attempt, however everyone can take part in the massage chain,” Ms Reeves told myGC.
“It is also going to be a great morning out for the whole family, with loads of games on the field for supporters. We will also be hosting a big breakfast and many of the Gold Coast Suns players will be in attendance.”
Teal Sock Day will take place on Friday October 28th at Metricon Stadium from 6:30 am. The cost to participate is $15 for a Massage Therapist, $15 for a client, or $25 for a therapist and a client. For more information, visit: tealsockday.org/