Qualifications: Diploma of Remedial Massage
All Health Funds Available on Hicaps
Member of AAMT
When I was younger I used to give my relatives neck and shoulder massages to help ease their pains, it just felt like the right thing to do. I enjoyed the feeling of helping people and massage seemed to be a natural career choice.
I completed my Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy graduating in 2011 and have since added a Certificate in Pregnancy massage. I have further plans to add Reflexology, Shiatsu and Hawaiian massage to my repertoire of skills.
My massage is based on deep and relaxing pressure sequence, which is incorporated with Remedial, Swedish and Reflexology techniques. I give a generally firm massage incorporating a combination of knuckle rolling, firm palm, thumb and elbow effleurage (gliding movement) and acupressure. I adjust my treatments depending on each person’s needs and can provide Remedial, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Pregnancy and Lymphatic Drainage massage.
Anyone who works for long periods at the computer, does sport regularly or feels general muscle tension due to stress will benefit. Lymphatic drainage is great for those needing to stimulate a sluggish lymph system and Pregnancy massage helps those throughout their pregnancy especially if they are experiencing hip or lower back pain.
I love how rewarding it feels to see a decrease in stress and tension that clients have been putting up with. I appreciate how massage can improve your mood and make movement in your body a lot easier, and as a career it is satisfying to know that I have helped someone enjoy their day and their life more.
I always have doubts seeing a new massage therapist as I do lots of physical activity and need a strong remedial massage.
I do a lot of punishing, physical activities and many massage therapists cannot release all the muscle tension.
After having regular massages with Anna Dawson at Knead Massage, she has really helped to keep my body in working order so I can continue to do all the fun, wild and weird physical activities I do.
Anna listens to my needs and targets the areas giving me the most problems, whilst also finding out what the root cause of the pain is.
The quality of massage at Knead is excellent and the staff are all knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The opening hours of the clinic really suit me as I can go after work or on the weekend. Another great asset to Knead is the Yoga studio and classes which has been a great preventative activity for me.
James Wah Day