ALL NEW PATIENTS RECEIVE: 60 MINUTE MASSAGE FOR THE PRICE OF A 30 MINUTE MASSAGE Remedial Massage Sports & Spinal

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 curate 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 every body 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 aid in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery. It is also thought to provide a major boost to your immune system.

If you have had a recent injury or 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 recommended if you want to boost your immune 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 that labour can bring on.

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 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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Alanah Hallet

Remedial Massage Therapist
While studying for her Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy (RMT), Alanah had the opportunity to assist her parents with their recoveries after both undergoing significant surgeries. Throughout Alanah’s parent’s rehabilitation, she saw the real benefits of Remedial Massage Therapy.
From there, Alanah found a deep love and understanding of therapeutic touch and how it can help our bodies to re-heal themselves.
Alanah has a particular interest in deep tissue, pin and stretch, and trigger point techniques to help release tension and increase joint mobility. Alanah also has a passion and interest in working with clients struggling with chronic pain, stress, chronic fatigue, and general mental health struggles. Alanah believes that a therapeutic touch is a fantastic tool within a person’s healing process.
In Alanah’s spare time, you will find her spending time with her husband and three children while soul searching and living her best life.
Alanah is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Bayside/Hervey Bay Sports & Spinal clinic.
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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.

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 and Kinesio Taping KT1, Thermal Stones, NST, MFR and MET.

Anna believes in the importance of regular massage treatments, exercise, and stretching 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. He 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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Annie-Jihee Tak

Remedial Massage Therapist

Annie is passionate about helping you relax and enjoy the much-needed relief of all your muscle aches and pains. She takes great pride and satisfaction in her treatments and knowing she has helped improve your mood, movement and relaxation.

Annie has been providing amazing therapeutic results for over 10years now throughout Korea, New Zealand and Australia. She specializes in various treatments and techniques, including trigger point therapy, deep tissue, Swedish massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, and cupping to relax and improve your movement and function effectively.

Annie is available for Remedial Massage appointments at the Chermside clinic.

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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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Carolyn Owen

Remedial Massage Therapist

Carolyn is one of our Remedial Massage Therapists. If you need remedial, sports or a relaxing massage, Carolyn is the person to see. She is experienced in all forms of massage and takes a holistic approach to health. She is a strong believer in the healing power of touch. A keen learner who keeps up to date, she is also learning to become a Yoga teacher.

Carolyn is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Hervey Bay location.

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Courtney Geraghty

Remedial Massage Therapist

Courtney has worked with an extensive range of clients, from elite athletes to those just wanting to live an active lifestyle or those weekend warriors! Courtney is passionate about helping to relieve her client’s pain and improving their overall function and mobility.

Being an elite-level sprinter herself, Courtney has a great understanding of preventing and treating injuries and keeping you functioning at your best all year round. Courtney has a particular interest in trigger point therapy, sports and deep tissue massage.

Courtney has had the privilege of working as part of the Ironman Triathlon teams at the Noosa and Mooloolaba Triathlon Festivals and being part of the Ultraman Australia massage team.

Courtney has a very hands-on approach to all her treatments and tailors each to suit each individual’s needs and goals.

Courtney is available for Remedial Massage Therapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

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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 a wealth of knowledge and experience as an educator and therapist.

Dan has a special interest in chronic pain as well as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and various other traditional massage techniques. 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 every treatment.

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

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Danielle Thorne

Remedial Massage Therapist

Danielle has completed a Certificate 3 in Massage and a  Diploma of Remedial Massage. Danielle has always had a passion for helping others and finds the field of massage very fulfilling. Danielle is excited to continue her Massage Therapy journey with Sports & Spinal.

Danielle is a devoted mother of 2; she enjoys keeping active and finds exercise to be a great benefit to her mental wellbeing. Danielle enjoys Boot Camp style workouts and walking. Danielle’s happy place has always been the beach, and she could walk for hours along the shoreline.

Danielle is available for Massage appointments at our Nambour Sports & Spinal clinic.

 

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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 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 fitness level; everyone will benefit from a remedial massage.

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

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Destiny Fountain

Remedial Massage Therapist

Destiny is a Remedial Massage Therapist who enjoys incorporating various techniques into your treatments to ensure the best possible relief of your symptoms. Such methods may include cupping, passive stretches, trigger point, and myofascial therapy. Before your session, these are always discussed to clarify your needs and help tailor your customised treatment plan.

Since completing her remedial massage diploma in 2018 in Melbourne, Destiny has undergone specialised training in various modalities such as special needs (pediatric and palliative), pregnancy massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy. She loves a challenge and quenches her ongoing thirst for knowledge at the University of Queensland to narrow her focus to advanced treatments in the sports industry. Destiny joined our team in July 2021 and held an associate membership with Massage and Myotherapy Australia.

Destiny is available for appointments at our Woolloongabba and St Lucia clinics.

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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 Nambour location.

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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 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.

Jarryd is available for appointments at our Maroochydore clinic

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Josh Cooper

Remedial Massage Therapist

Josh has graduated from the Australian Institute of Fitness with a diploma in 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 points and many other techniques to help improve pain and movement.

Outside of work, Josh enjoys surfing and many other sports. He also loves travelling and exploring the world!

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

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Kamila Rebello

Remedial Massage Therapist

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 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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Kristi Hood

Remedial Massage Therapist

Kristi graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage through Q Academy on the Sunshine Coast in 2017. She is interested in treating and assisting with neck and back concerns and utilises her remedial, deep tissue and trigger point therapy knowledge. Kristi’s decision and desire to become a Remedial Massage Therapist was born through her desire to make a difference and help people.

Kristi is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Springfield location.

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Lauren Rivera

Remedial Massage Therapist

Lauren has a genuine love for helping people to feel better, that dealing with chronic pain, discomfort, muscle tension and stress by providing a relaxing and calm environment for her clients to get the most out of their treatments. Human touch is a powerful tool and, when directed through the specific use of therapeutic remedial techniques and the gentle approach of a relaxation massage, it can produce long-lasting healing effects.

Lauren is available for Remedial Massage appointments at Robina and Broadbeach.

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Nastassja Vujovich

Remedial Massage Therapist

Nastassja is a qualified and experienced remedial massage therapist, with a passion for helping people to live their best lives. Completing her studies in Melbourne at the Australian College of Fitness and Bodywork, she has a special interest in myo-fascial release and deep tissue massage. Additionally, she utilises techniques that work with the nervous system to release muscle tension such as PRT and MET.

Nastassja believes that health is not simply the absence of pain or disease, but a state of complete well-being from which we can experience thriving and maximum enjoyment in life. With this in mind, her treatments are holistic and aimed at optimising wellbeing rather than just providing symptom relief.  To resolve musculoskeletal issues at their root cause, she addresses areas presenting with pain or injury as well as any underlying structural dysfunction. Nastassja is passionate about understanding her client’s unique health profiles and tailoring sessions to meet their individual preferences and desired outcomes. Her treatments are solution-focused and aimed at facilitating a state of relaxation where healing is optimised.

Nastassja is available for appointments at our Coolum Clinic.

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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 help patients increase their body movement. Sherry was drawn to remedial massage as she has always been fascinated by how the body works and how pain can affect people’s lives. Sherry does Dry Needling, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Cupping 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 travelled to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, China, and the USA. She can’t wait to do more travel in the future!

Sherry is available for Remedial Massage appointments at North Lakes and Redcliffe.

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Tallara Lebeter

Remedial Massage Therapist

After studying at the Endeavour College of Natural Health in Brisbane, Tallara spent the last five years working at multidisciplinary clinics in central London as a Sports Massage Therapist, learning from the best in the industry. Tallara’s down-to-earth nature and reputation for giving consistently thorough massages have helped a diverse range of people. She loves treating headaches, complex shoulder issues and nagging hip pain to support over-workers, pregnant people and weekend warriors. Your remedial massage with Tallara will see her combining traditional massage with movement, stretching and targeted trigger
point therapy with her (practically trademarked!) pointy elbows.
You can find Tallara on top of a mountain, indoor rock climbing, or drinking coffee under a Brisbane fig tree in her spare time.
Book in to see Tallara for Remedial Massage appointments at our Chermside clinic today.

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Patrick McGaw

Remedial Massage Therapist

Pat Graduated from Q Academy Brisbane with a Diploma of Remedial Massage in September 2017. Pat has since expanded his clinical knowledge by continuing his professional education after completing his Diploma.
A highlight of Pat’s carer was being a member of the medical team at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Pat has worked alongside Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Myotherapist.
Pat uses various Remedial techniques in his treatments, including Cupping, Dry Needling, Trigger Point Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Rock blades Massage Tools, Deep Tissue Work and Relaxation Massages.
Pat likes to road cycle and loves going to the Gym. Pat also loves getting away for long weekends with his two dogs and camper trailer. In his downtime, you can catch him volunteering his time as a Motorsport Fire and Rescue office. Pat has also volunteered at various events in Bathurst, Gold Coast, Townsville, Newcastle, Australian and Singaporean Formula 1 GP and many local grassroots events in Ipswich and Warwick.

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