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

All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

Member of AAMT

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.

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.

What are my Treatments like?

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.

Who would benefit from my treatments?

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. 

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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