After a Remedial Massage? You’ve come to the right place!

Do you suffer from sore muscles and stiff, aching joints? Are you experiencing tension headaches and back or neck pain? Sports & Spinal will have you feeling better in no time!

Our massages are focused on easing muscle tightness and increasing blood flow, allowing the body to repair damaged tissue and prevent future injury. Our highly trained professionals use techniques designed to ease your aches, improve your health and help you to feel relaxed once more. Regular massages can reduce the risk of injury that may occur in everyday activities.

Sports & Spinal understand that everyone is different, if you are an athlete or a sedentary office worker, our experienced therapist will plan a personalised plan to improve your quality of life!

Our Massage Therapists work closely with our Physiotherapists to ensure that you are getting the best possible treatment to help you meet your goals.

Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. Regular remedial massage will assist managing recurrent injury or prevention. Remedial massage achieves this through reducing cramps and spasms, relax overused muscles, and avoid muscular restrictions in joint range of motion.

Benefits of remedial massage

  • Relieve muscle tension
  • Deep Relaxation
  • Increase the range of movement in joints
  • Recover from minor injuries
  • Reduce stress and headache
  • Improve the quality of sleep
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Promote tissue regeneration
  • Reduce scar tissue
  • Speed up the removal of toxins and metabolic waste

Our  Physiotherapists have a comprehensive knowledge of foot and ankle biomechanics and can effectively treat a wide range of foot and lower limb injuries including:

Achilles tendon pain, Heel Pain, Plantar fasciitis, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Acute sprains and strains, Muscle dysfunction, Tibialis posterior tendinopathy and Ligaments Injury

How Can We Help?

Your Sports & Spinal Physiotherapist will provide you with long term solutions for your recovery and tailor your treatment plan to your history, injury and physical goals.

Your rehabilitation exercises are designed to quicken your recovery and build strength to prevent further injury. This may involve seeing a podiatrist, modifying footwear, or a combination of stretching, taping, and specific rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the structures of the foot and ankle.

Massage also helps recovery from soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains. Everybody experiences some form of stress through work, family, the environment and society. Mental tensions, frustrations and insecurity cause the most damage. Hormones released by stress actually shrink the vessels, inhibiting circulation.

A stressed mind and body means the heart works harder. Breathing becomes rapid and shallow and digestion slows. Nearly everybody process is degraded. Studies show stress can cause migraines, hypertension (high blood pressure), depression, some peptic ulcers, etc. In fact, researchers have estimated 80% of disease is stress-related. Soothing and relaxing massage therapy can counteract the effects of stress.

What Injuries can Massage Treat?

  • Headaches & migraines
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sore shoulder and neck
  • Back pain & sciatica
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Sprains, strains and tears
  • Over-use injuries
  • Shin splints

Lymphatic Massage is commonly referred to as Lymphatic Drainage. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmical massage treatment performed by a specially trained lymphatic massage therapist to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body. This helps to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from a sluggish lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can also aids in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery. It is also thought to provide a major boost to your immune system.

If you had a recent injury or a surgery, suffer from poor circulation or are physically inactive your limbs may be swollen up and your lymphatic system will need help to be effective again.

With manual Lymphatic Drainage lymph vessels are stimulated to open up and collect the excessive fluid which is then directed to the lymph nodes where it is filtered and can re-enter the bloodstream.

In addition, lymph nodes filter waste from our body cells and assist the immune system in building an immune response, that is why manual Lymphatic Drainage is also indicated if you want to boost your defences and detox.

What Conditions May Benefit from a Lymphatic Massage:

Some of the conditions that may benefit from lymphatic drainage massage include:

  • Swollen legs or arms due to fluid retention
  • Swelling of a limb: pre or post-surgery
  • Lymphoedema
  • Post-mastectomy or breast cancer treatment
  • Breast tenderness & congestion
  • Fibromyalgia & Lupus
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Hormonal & emotional imbalances
  • Cellulite fat accumulation
  • Recurrent infections such as colds, flu, tonsillitis, sinus & yeast infections

Pregnancy massage at Sports & Spinal is a combination of relaxation massage and deep tissue. Our massage therapists adapt their techniques to address changes a woman goes through during her pregnancy.

Pregnancy massage helps you by targeting specific areas of the body that needs to be relaxed or allow more movement. As your body changes during this time, it is important to prepare the body and aid the changes instead of trying to fight it. Pregnancy is a joyful time in everyone’s lives but it is also the most taxing on the body so it makes sense to keep your body moving and at optimal health during this time. Pregnancy or prenatal massage is a type of massage therapy designed to decrease stress/anxiety, reduce swelling in the legs and arms, improve circulation and reduce musculoskeletal aches and pains.

During pregnancy, many women experience low back, pelvic and buttock pain due to hormonal changes and the additional load placed on their body due to their growing baby.

Women who undergo massage therapy during pregnancy consistently report decreased anxiety, stress, leg pain, lower back pain and improved sleep. Pregnancy massage has even proved to be effective during labour in managing pain and improving the emotional experience of labour.

The benefits include:

  • Preparation of muscles required in childbirth.
  • Neck and back pain relief caused by muscle imbalance and imperfect posture.
  • Assist in maintaining proper posture.
  • Emotional support through nurturing touch.
  • Relaxation and decreased insomnia.
  • Lower levels of cramping particularly in the calf muscles.
  • Reduced sciatic pain.

Meet Sports & Spinal Massage Therapist

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Adrian Peterson

Remedial Massage Therapist
Adrian has been a Senior Remedial Massage Therapist in the Broadbeach clinic for over 7 years. He has built up a reputation to be one of the best in the area and gets results. His approachable manner and ability to address both firm and soft treatments means he can meet the needs of a diverse range of customers and their ailments. Adrian also uses cupping and dry needling in his treatments where possible. His passion for massage though is the key to his outcomes and with 100 % focus given at all treatments you will get the results your after. Book in now online or by calling to restore your body.

Favourite Quote: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.

Adrian is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Broadbeach location.

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Anna Rollo

Remedial Massage Therapist

Anna has over 10 years of experience in the Health industry working at a multidisciplinary clinic in Sydney. She obtained her Diploma of Remedial Massage from TAFE NSW in 2009 graduating with distinctions. She has also received awards for Academic Excellence and Health and Recreation Student of the Year in NSW.

In order to expand her knowledge of the human body, further her skills and achieve better results for her patients, Anna has completed additional training in Fitness at TAFE NSW as well as Kinesio Taping KT1, Thermal Stones, NST, MFR and MET.

Anna believes in the importance of regular massage treatments, exercise and stretching in order to maintain a healthy state of body and mind. She aims to provide a full experience for her patients by professionally advising on overall health, wellbeing and fitness. She believes that a holistic approach to each patient is the key to help ease pain and meet treatment goals. Anna tailors each massage treatment to meet individual needs and she believes that prevention is the best cure.

Anna is a very enthusiastic, passionate and caring person. In her leisure time, she enjoys travelling the planet. Loves to relax at the seaside with family and friends or just read a good book. She also enjoys walking, cycling, yoga and basketball.

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Angela Farlam

Remedial Massage Therapist

Angela has been a passionate and focused health and fitness professional for over 20 years. Angela qualified in remedial massage, sports therapy and as a personal trainer in the UK in 1999 and spent 7 years practising there before moving here to the fabulous Sunshine Coast in 2006.

Angela draws on skills gained across a wealth of massage modalities including sports, deep tissue, remedial, relaxation, hot stone,  sports, head, facial plus kinesiology and reflexology.  As a keen runner herself, Angela has a special interest in the remediation of sports-related injuries as well as all aspects of therapy aimed at the prevention of issues in the first place.

Treating each client as unique, Angela listens carefully to understand the issue before designing and delivering treatments that are focussed specifically on the issue at hand. With extensive experience both as a practitioner and as an educator, Angela has taught massage courses as well as co-owned a running franchise in Noosa focusing on all levels of runner.

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Beth White

Remedial Massage Therapist

Beth has worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist for 10 years. She has a Diploma of Remedial Massage from Nature Care College.

Coming from Sydney, Beth worked with several chiropractic clinics supporting their clients and therapists. She is a past world champion para triathlete and has extensive experience managing high performing athletes and helping them to accelerate recovery between events.

Beth has additional training in deep tissue, trigger point therapy,  pregnancy, relaxation, and sports therapy massage modalities. Beth has managed clients recovering from spinal surgery, sports injuries, stroke and workplace rehabilitation.

Beth is a blind therapist and is supported by her guide dog Queenie. Beth has also worked with Guide Dogs in their community outreach programs, fundraising activities and as a public speaker.

Beth is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Kawana and Sippy Downs locations

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Clair Niven

Remedial Massage Therapist

Clair is a Qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and also has an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.  She is very passionate about the health benefits and remedial nature of massage and loves seeing the positive change that massage makes in her clients.

Clair has special interests in trigger point therapy, deep tissue therapy, jaw and neck tension relief, and gentle stretching, all to achieve a reduction in muscle tension and pain. She also has experience in relaxation massage, pregnancy massage, and understands the massage needs of mums with babies and young children, but enjoys providing massage solutions for people from all walks of life.

Clair is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Maroochydore and Nambour locations.

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Dan Ford

Remedial Massage Therapist

Dan has been a practising remedial massage therapist for 9 years and loves seeing the difference that himself and massage can make to the health and well-being of others. Dan’s background is as a health & fitness educator at TAFE, so he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience as an educator and therapist.

As well as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and various other traditional massage techniques, Dan has a special interest in chronic pain. structural alignment and lymphatic massage. He incorporates gentle stretching within massage treatments to balance posture and functional alignment. This approach aids in a speedy recovery from injury and feels fantastic.

Dan tailors treatments specifically to each client’s individual needs. He is a caring therapist and aims to ensure a safe, effective and positive outcome for each and every treatment.

Dan is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Coolum location.

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Dianne O’Donnell

Remedial Massage Therapist

Di has worked for Sports and Spinal since 2008, and every day she sees the real benefits of a regular soft deep tissue massage. She has always been passionate about her work: treating sports injuries, pregnancy massages and pre and post-surgery treatments.

Di has a special interest in deep tissue, relaxation, trigger point therapy and lymphatic massages. She also has a keen interest in neck and back injuries but enjoys treating all areas of the body.

Di works alongside every physio at Sports & Spinal to assist in a patient’s recovery to a life of better health. Di believes it doesn’t matter how old you are or your level of fitness, everyone will benefit from a remedial massage.

Di is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Buderim location.

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Emily Whitmore

Remedial Massage Therapist

Emily Whitmore graduated from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom in June 2012 achieving a first class honours degree in Sports and Exercise Science. She then went on to complete her Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy at the London School of Sports Massage, qualifying in August 2013. She is also a qualified therapist in advanced Dry Needling.

Since qualifying Emily has worked as a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist within Physiotherapy clinics in the United Kingdom. Her clinical experience also includes working with British Triathlon at their base in Loughborough; this has involved travelling overseas to training camps and European and World Triathlon events, helping to prevent injury and facilitate recovery from training and competition. Emily also worked as the primary masseuse for the Loughborough Students Elite Rugby Union Team who compete in National League 1.

Emily is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Maroochydore, Nambour and Sippy Downs locations.

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Jaryd Cowley

Remedial Massage Therapist

Jarryd has over 10 years of experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist and during that time, Jarryd has worked with a range of clients, from world-class and Olympic athletes to the weekend warriors. As an ex-track and field athlete and coach, Jarryd has a passion for encouraging people to be the best they can be.

Jarryd enjoys exploring the great outdoors with his 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks (the boys), bush walks, beach runs and camping.

 

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Josh Cooper

Remedial Massage Therapist

Josh has graduated from the Australian Institute of Fitness with a diploma of remedial massage and a Level 2 Sports Functional Movement Assessment.  He has a passion for assisting people in recovering from sports injuries and many other forms of pain or injuries people may have. Josh is always learning and incorporating techniques into treatments. Using Deep tissue Trigger point and many other techniques to help improve pain and movement.

 Outside of work, Josh enjoys surfing, and many other sports he also loves traveling and exploring the world!

Josh is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Redcliffe location.

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Kamila Rebello

Remedial Massage

Kamila is Brazilian by birth and Australian by choice. She arrived in Australia in 2008 as an Overseas Qualified Physiotherapist and Remedial Massage Therapist. She has completed several Remedial Massage Therapy Courses in Brazil before completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2006.

In Australia, Kamila has completed a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy as well as a Pilates Certificate. Kamila’s training background gives her advanced expertise which she puts at her clients’ disposal by helping them to achieve their full potential.

In Kamila’s toolbox, you will find advanced manual therapy skills such as myofascial releases, trigger point therapy, PNF stretching, muscle energy technique, lymphatic drainage and more.

Kamila is really passionate about her work and having the opportunity to help others along the way.

During her free time, you will find Kamila outdoors with her dog Astro, riding her bike or having a coffee, one of her passions. She is also a beginner Brazilian jiu-jitsu player.

Kamila is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Robina location.

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Kunga Tsering

Massage Therapist

Kunga was born in Tibet and grew up in India, he has been a massage therapist since 2007. Kunga owned his own Massage clinic in India for  5 years until he ventured to Australia. He studied with Australasian College of Natural Therapies and finished his course in 2018. In that time Kunga has worked with Sydney Roosters NRL team in 2018 and has worked with many other professional athletes in Sydney. He is fluent in English, Tibetan and Hindi and utilises a wide range of massage techniques (including Sports, Remedial, Tibetan and Relaxation) to help clients achieve their desired goals.

Kunga is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Woolloongabba location.

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Lisa Bell

Remedial Massage Therapist

Lisa Qualified as a Remedial Massage Therapist in 2004 at the Australian College of Natural Medicine and has had experience in a range of different environments such as trainer/therapist for football clubs, working in multi-modality clinics, day spas, gym clinics as well as mobile and aged care.

Lisa considers the relationship between her and her clients to be a team and by working together they can work through dysfunction, improving the clients quality of life and wellbeing.

By using a range of techniques such as Deep tissue, Lymphatic drainage, trigger points, muscle energy techniques, relaxation and more, Lisa will individualise each treatment based of the clients needs to see a positive outcome in each treatment.

Lisa is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Robina clinic.

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Mish Thurlow

Remedial Massage Therapist

Mish believes in creating a safe space to facilitate healing, strength, balance, and serenity in the body and mind through a variety of Remedial Massage techniques. Her background includes a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, Yoga Teaching and a Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness and completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at DEMI International on the Sunshine Coast. Mish is committed to personal development and is continuously improving her skill set in order to better serve her clients. She has always had a passion for uplifting the lives of others through movement, health, and wellbeing. Mish loves providing high-quality service and works with you to create the most optimal and individualized treatment plan to help meet your specific goals.

Mish is available for Remedial Massage appointments at the Coolum location

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Sherry Latonero

Remedial Massage Therapist

Sherry graduated Diploma of Remedial Massage at Q Academy. Sherry decided to become a Remedial Massage Therapist as she is passionate and wanted to be able to help patients increase their body movement. Sherry was drawn to remedial massage as she has always been fascinated by how the body works and understanding how pain can affect people lives. Sherry does Trigger point, Myofascial Release and Mobilisation.

When Sherry is not at work you can find her Hiking and spending time with family. Sherry loves nature and being outdoors. Sherry has recently been travelling to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, China, and USA. She can’t wait to do more travel in the future!

Sherry is available for Remedial Massage appointments at North Lakes.

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