Brisbane City Massage
Anna Dawson
Remedial Massage Therapist

Brisbane City Massage Therapist. Anna is a remedial therapist who can treat a range of chronic and acute conditions such as RSI, frozen shoulder and neck and back pain. All health funds available.Brisbane City Massage Therapist

Qualifications: Diploma of Remedial Massage

Certificate Pregnancy Massage

Certificate of Decongestive Lymphoedema 

Certificate Balinese Massage

Certificate of Hot Stone

Myofascial Cupping

All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

Member of MMA

Pathway to Present

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.

After completing my Remedial Diploma in 2011 I found that I naturally gravitated to a style that was both Remedial and Therapeutic. I added myofascial cupping to help my clients with chronic muscle tension and hot stone massage for a deeply relaxing experience.

I particularly enjoyed providing Pregnancy massage and felt that my pregnant clients would benefit from Lymphatic treatments as well. I found that by incorporating some Lymphatic Drainage into the treatments that my clients had great results. I decided to pursue further Lymphatic training so I could help those with more complicated Lymphatic issues.

What are my Treatments like?

Having a combination of Remedial, Pregnancy, Lymphatic and Balinese techniques allows me to create a treatment that is both effective in reducing or eliminating pain and deeply relaxing as well. 

My Decongestive Lymphatic training means I can help with oedema and Lymphoedema caused from lymph node removal, as well as help with recovery from surgery and illness, detoxifying and general oedema issues. Anyone who has had liposuction, or tattoo removal can be helped with lymphatic treatments as well as after surgery or for oedema or lymphoedema.

Who would benefit from my treatments?

My treatments are suited to those that need to destress and reduce anxiety and tension as well as reduce pain. I can provide Remedial/Deep tissue treatments that create that feeling of "good pain" but are also relaxing and effective. Hot stone and balinese for deep relaxation,

Pregnancy treatments that focus on particular issues experienced through each trimester and lymphatic treatments to support liposuction or tattoo removal, general detox, oedema and lymphoedema issues.

What do I love about Massage?

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.

What is Balinese Massage?

Intuitive Balinese Massage combines a variety of classic whole body massage techniques and the practitioner's ability to tap into their intuition and create a meditative state of relaxation and healing for their client. These techniques include long flowing strokes, deep tissue massage and stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

Balinese Massage may be helpful in treating: 

  • Anxiety
  •  Arthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Back or neck pain
  • High Blood Pressure

 Benefits of massage:

  • Improves circulation
  • Stimulates the Lymphatic System
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Improve skin tone
  • Increase joint flexibility and mobility
  • Heightened mental alertness
  • Reduce anxiety and Depression
  • Reduction of Stress hormones

Balinese Massage After care:

To achieve full benefit of the massage, clients are asked to do the following for the next 24 hours:

  • Drink plenty of water (to assist with the flushing out of toxins)
  • Avoid Heat treatment (such as sun beds, saunas, sunbaking)
  • Recommend rest and avoidance of strenuous exercise or activity
  • Avoid Alcohol

It is recommended to let your body rejuvenate/recover in between massages, allowing at least 7-14 days between massages.


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

Anna Specialises in

  • Deep Tissue
  • Pregnancy
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Remedial
  • Hot Stone
  • Cupping
  • Balinese Massage

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