Choose the massage style for your needs

Our caring, qualified Remedial therapists will assess your individual needs and tailor your treatment accordingly. We can provide Remedial, Sports, Pregnancy, Lymphatic & Oncology Massage along with Relaxation and Hot Stone treatments. Our experienced team can help ease your pain and should you need more specialised treatment our Myotherapists can help. Read more about our Massage Services below.

  • Remedial
  • Sports/Deep Tissue
  • Pregnancy
  • Seated Chair
  • Hot Stone
  • Reflexology

What is remedial massage?

Remedial massage therapy is the treatment and assessment of pain and dysfunction. It involves the treatment of muscles, fascia (connective tissue), ligaments and tendons which are prone to overuse, overloading, shortening or lengthening and this can produce all kinds of aches, pains and injuries. A client’s complaint is assessed via the most appropriate tests and these may include posture, biomechanical, range of movement, and neural tests. These tests help identify the most likely cause of pain or injury.

If the assessment is consistent with pain or injury that is better dealt with by another health professional (myotherapist, osteopaths, podiatrists etc) then we will refer you to the most appropriate person. Otherwise we will treat accordingly.

What conditions can be treated?

Lower back pain
Neck and shoulder pain
Injury rehab
Muscle strains and sprains
Overuse issues
Muscle imbalances
Knots and tension

What can I expect in a treatment?

The purpose of remedial massage is to identify causes of pain and treat accordingly. Participation will be required by the client either in the testing phase, during treatment or in post treatment advice or all 3. It is therefore not a passive treatment but rather an active one where you will need to do as the therapist requests and provide feedback. Remedial work can at times be quite slow as techniques such as myofascial release and trigger point needs to be done slowly to achieve the best result. For clients used to receiving a general all over massage this can be a unexpected change.

Sometimes they may leave the treatment feeling as though they did not “get their full massage” and so it is important to understand that remedial is a treatment designed to focus on a few areas at a time.


Massage 30
Remedial Therapist $55 $75 $89 $133

Senior Remedial Therapist (Jo Lynagh, Liza Makova, Roger Morelli)

$62 $82 $99 $145

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Do I need to bring or wear anything in particular?

It’s best to wear clothing that is comfortable and you can move in this makes the assessment phase easier. If you don’t have this don’t worry, we can supply some shorts and a t-shirt to wear during the assessment phase. If you have any scans, x rays or information about your condition you can bring this along as well.

How is Remedial different from Deep Tissue or Relaxation?

A general deep tissue massage won’t involve the same level of assessment and is usually just for generalized muscle soreness and tension. Remedial focuses on the cause and often site of pain. In reality there is often a crossover of techniques and a mix of the two styles is used.

Remedial also uses
Trigger Point therapy: for alleviation of trigger points
Direct Myofascial Release: for improving flexibility and mobility
Muscle Energy Technique (MET): is now a common technique used by a number of therapies. Osteopaths designed the technique around 100 years ago. MET is the use of light contractions by the client in very specific directions to alter joint restrictions and range.

I have an injury, how many Remedial treatments will I need to have?

The therapist would need to assess the situation and it would be influenced by how old the injury was, the strength and condition of surrounding muscles, the types of things you do regularly with your body etc, and how prepared you are to follow through on the stretches and/or strengthening exercises provided. They may choose to refer you to a Myotherapist if the injury requires this.

As a rule of thumb if you have had a condition or injury for a while then expect to have 3 treatments one week apart, then to drop back to fortnightly for a few more with an assessment by the therapist to check progress. The aim is to decrease or eliminate pain, improve mobility and get you to a maintenance massage stage.

What is maintenance massage?

A regularly scheduled massage usually monthly to stop the build up of tension, improve muscle function and health, release stress and keep you in good shape. Really this is what everyone in the modern world should be having for their health and wellbeing! The stress placed on bodies from sitting for long periods or repetitive work that needs to be addressed regularly. As a result, stress management exercises are very important.

Think of maintenance massage as your monthly physical, mental and emotional tuneup.



What is Sports & Deep Tissue Massage?

There is nothing as satisfying as a good Deep Tissue Treatment! Deep Tissue draws from Remedial and Swedish and is best suited to general aching and tension, rather than acute pain where you have lack of mobility with pain. If you experience these kinds of symptoms a Remedial Massage or Myotherapy Treatment will be a better option.

Sports massage is a term used for massage either pre or post workout or event, but it has come to be used as a term by active people for a massage that addresses tension, knots, doms as well as event preparation and recovery. Massage techniques will change depending on whether it is a pre or post event massage, and will be tailored for your particular event, training schedule and goals.

What are the benefits of Sports & Deep Tissue?

Flush metabolic waste
Increase circulation
Breakdown scar tissue and fibrous areas
Lengthen fibres
Increase nutrient delivery to muscles increasing recovery time
General maintenance
Decrease pain and tension
Improve mobility
Event prep or recovery

What techniques may be used?

Trigger Point therapy
Cross fibre


Massage 30
Remedial Therapist $55 $75 $89 $133
Senior Remedial Therapist $62 $82 $99 $145

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What are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are areas within muscle tissue that have become contracted and banded together. As the chart above demonstrates Trigger Points are either Active or Latent. Active points can radiate pain to other areas of the body, even areas that are not directly aligned with the trigger point. They can also stimulate the release of sensitizing chemicals into muscle increasing pain. If you have active trigger points in the neck, for example you may experience headaches.

Latent means they are present but don’t cause pain, however they will cause tension, lack of mobility and weakness in the muscle.

Trigger point

How do we treat Trigger Points?

Pressure is applied to the TP and we use a pain scale to assess discomfort where 1 is the lowest and 10 the highest. We won’t go above a 7 out of 10 for discomfort. The point is held until it drops to a 2-3 out of 10. Often a pulsing will be felt by the therapist or we feel the tissue relaxing under pressure.

Sometimes a TP may not release or only partially, often because there is another close by. It may also mean the tissue needs some other type of technique such as cross fibre or Dry Needling. Dry Needling is the insertion of fine filament needle into the point in order to stimulate the pulse response. Therapists use this when the TP is particularly difficult, where the client may be larger and the tissue harder to work with or when muscle is extremely contracted. Only trained therapists use this method.

What causes Trigger Points?

It is not exactly known why they occur however Poor posture especially whilst working at the computer or studying and holding positions where some muscles are overworked whilst others are under utilised is thought to be a major factor. As women are more prone than men to develop tp it is thought that hormones can play a part. There is also research into the mineral balance and the way cells produce and store ionized calcium. Whatever the reasons the good news is that massage is a very effective treatment for Trigger Points and can quickly ease pain and increase range of motion.

What is Cross Fibre & Stretching

Cross fibre: is the manual manipulation of tissue across the direction of the fibres. The point is to spread fibres apart, break down scar tissue and adhesions and reduce the stickiness of fascia allowing muscles and tendons to glide past each other more easily.

Why do you include Stretching?

Stretching: once trigger points have been released, general muscle tension decreased and blood flow increased stretching helps to lock in the changes in the tissue. It increases the mobility of the fibres and helps to change the muscle memory that develops when muscles are contracted for a long period of time or held in the same position or not used properly over time. It is also a good opportunity for us to educate our clients in treatment on the kind of stretches that will benefit them after treatment.

Post Treatment Advice

We will provide a stretching routine for your issue or at home exercises or both should you want these. We also recommend to increase your water intake, avoid alcohol for the rest of the day and have an epsom salt bath after treatment to fully enhance the treatment received.

Pregnancy Massage Brisbane

Ease back and hip pain, decrease anxiety and take some time out with our trained pregnancy Massage Therapists

What is Pregnancy Massage?

Massage during pregnancy is designed to address the particular problems that arise for expectant mums throughout their pregnancy. Techniques are drawn from relaxation and remedial and modified to suit the physiological changes that occur to the body during pregnancy.

Draping and positioning of the body is also adjusted as the pregnancy progresses to ensure comfort for you and safety for the baby. A thorough intake is done so we are aware of any issues in this or previous pregnancies and contra-indications to massage are adhered to. All our therapists are trained and qualified.

What conditions can be treated?

neck and shoulder pain
rib pain and breathing restriction
sacral and lower back pain,
referred ligament pain,
aching legs
General stress and tension

What are the benefits of Pregnancy Massage?

Massage during pregnancy can be a huge support throughout your pregnancy, allowing you some time out along with help with the various aches and pains that naturally occur. Some benefits include

Reduces anxiety & aids in sleep
Stabilises hormonal changes & blood pressure
Reduces Oedema
Eases back, neck and shoulder pain and all joint and muscular conditions common to pregnancy
Provides support and some much needed time out


Massage 30
Remedial Therapist $55 $75 $89 $133
Senior Remedial Therapist $62 $82 $99 $145

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Is Pregnancy Massage safe?

Massage during pregnancy has a lot of benefits for both the baby and mother and is safe as long as the following points are adhered to.

  • A thorough intake is done including current health or pregnancy related issues, exercise, emotional state and any risk factors.
  • We position you correctly for your stage of pregnancy including bolstering and use of the correct equipment when necessary.
  • We respect contra-indications and monitor our progress

Do you massage in the first trimester?

We will treat in the first trimester if you don’t fall into the high risk category. High risk factors include

  • Being over 35
  • Multiple babies
  • Obesity
  • Existing health conditions such as Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
  • Previous history of miscarriage

Should any of these factors be present we will assess and make a decision.

What training do your therapists have?

All therapists receive basic training in pregnancy massage within their massage training and also undergo in house training in Pregnancy Massage. Anna Dawson, Jo Lynagh and Gregor Hribar have undertaken separate courses in Pregnancy Massage. Our Myotherapists can also assist with pain and dysfunction.

Why use a Pregnancy Massage intake form?

We make sure we understand your history any presenting conditions and what you feel that you need from your treatment. All of these factors are taken into consideration when deciding on a treatment plan for your massage including positioning, turning, time spent on the table after the treatment and what we focus on during treatment. We discuss this plan with you so we know we are giving you what you need and doing it safely.

How do you position someone on the table?

After completing training with Pregnancy Massage Australia we have chosen to perform the majority of our pregnancy treatments in the side lying position. Some clinics use pregnancy treatment tables with a trapdoor and stretchy material that allows the mother to lie on her stomach. We prefer to place the body in the position that you would do so normally as we feel that this is preferable. However this is personal preference, some clients have had massage all through their pregnancy using these tables and have not reported any issues.

Our tables are cushioned with an extra layer of eggshell foam to ensure that there is no pressure on the hips whilst laying in this position. We prop up the knee so you are supported and use Dentons pillows to support the tummy and lower back.

What are Contra-indications of massage in pregnancy?

Contra-indications mean situations that indicate we should not massage, or we should do so with caution. The standard contraindications apply along with a couple of others that are pregnancy related. These are

DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis – due to increased blood volume circulation can slow down and this increases the possibility of blood clots forming.

Systemic infection – issues such as Glandular fever, Ross River and Lupus.

Pitted Oedema – this can be a possible sign of preeclampsia. We would test the oedema and discuss this with you along with any other symptoms you may have.

Is work literally a Pain in the Neck? Do Your Shoulders and Back Ache? You Need Seated Chair Massage!

Why use Seated Chair Massage?

Seated chair massage is a dry massage delivered in an ergonomically designed massage chair. These chairs support your body whilst allowing the therapist to apply more pressure than can applied whilst sitting in a normal chair. Many of us are time starved and on a budget, yet we still suffer tension headaches, neck pain and aching shoulders.

Knead have provided over 25 000 chair treatments in our clinic and in corporate and event environments. Our massage uses Remedial techniques are firm and we target your problem areas, providing shoulder pain therapy when it is most needed. We have a private chair area in our clinic where you can relax in privacy.

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What can chair massage treat?

Tension headaches
Neck & Shoulder pain
Upper Cross Syndrome
Stress & Tension
Stress Headache Relief
Wry Neck
Mid back pain

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Opening Hours

Level 3, 233 Albert Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

T: 07 3003 0801

Mon & Tues 7.30am - 7.30pm
Wed - Fri 7.30am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

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Opening Hours

Level 3, 233 Albert Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

T: 07 3003 0801

Mon & Tues 7.30am - 7.30pm
Wed - Fri 7.30am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm