Our Remedial Massage Therapists
Anja completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2019, while working as a therapist at a health and lifestyle retreat in the Southern Highlands of NSW.
There, she developed an increasing interest and passion in health and lifestyle – especially the way they correlate, as well as in the amazing healing abilities of the human body and mind. She discovered her joy in helping people and in seeing them become better, happier, and healthier.
Through massage modalities such as deep tissue, myofascial release techniques, myofascial cupping, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques (METs), and relaxation massage, Anja aims to provide a personalised treatment plan tailored to meet her clients’ needs.
Currently, Anja is studying an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, keeping fit through dancing, playing her ukulele, and spending time with her family and friends.
Giordan completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at CIT Canberra and has additional training in myofascial cupping. She is also qualified to administer lymphatic drainage and intra-oral soft tissue therapy and is experienced with antenatal and postpartum massage.
Giordan has a particular interest in treating patients with chronic pain and muscular aches and strains, along with massage for relaxation.
She is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
Aside from massage and study, Giordan loves music and collecting old records, playing the guitar and shopping for vintage clothes.
Ally began her career as a remedial therapist in 2009 after completing her Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy.
Over the last 12 years Ally has travelled, worked and gained professional experience through mentorships within numerous clinics around Australia.
In 2017 Ally moved to Melbourne to expand her knowledge and passion for myofascial pain and dysfunction by completing her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT University.
Ally actions a holistic treatment approach, individualised to each and every client, this includes various myofascial techniques including, dry needling, cupping, nerve flossing, joint mobilisation, relaxation techniques and fascial release. Post treatment care plans and exercises may also be prescribed during the appointment.
In her spare time Ally enjoys keeping physically fit, travelling and spending time out in nature.
Ally looks forward to meeting you and is always happy to answer any questions that you have regarding how myotherapy will benefit you.
Isma is an experienced remedial and myotherapist with a history of working in the health and wellness industry. Skilled in relaxation techniques, pain management and rehabilitation.
Isma’s goal is to make sure her clients understand their condition and how they
can manage it on their own. She finds it very rewarding to see her treatments have a successful outcome and her clients feeling at their best. She likes to teach breathing techniques borrowed from yoga and treat muscular conditions linked to stress. She also has a keen interest in ergonomics and helping her clients to find the best way to complete their jobs whilst ensuring the most useful posture. Isma’s long term goal is to be able to treat her clients by introducing them to yoga asanas and breathing exercises within her myotherapy treatments.
When she’s not working or studying she enjoys reading historical fiction, books on spirituality and yoga. She also practices yoga and enjoys hiking and gardening (which quickly became an addictive hobby!) With a love for food, which she believes is a natural medicine for health and overall wellbeing, she cooks and likes to mix different types of cuisines. She is also an advocate for the environment.
Spencer completed his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in 2012, since then he has gained experience working with Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths to further his understanding of how the body works. He has a fascination with the link between mental and physical health, in that the more ability you have to move, the happier you are and vice versa. He achieves this with a holistic focus on the nervous system and the relation between muscles and fascia. He has extensive experience working with TMJ (Jaw) dysfunction, headaches and lower back pain. In his spare time Spencer spends a lot of his time at the beach with his dog Paddy, preparing his material for a future stand up comedy routine, cooking, going to the footy and mixed martial arts events, watching history documentaries and for the last 5 years considered coming out of retirement for one more footy season (probably will never happen)
Grace completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage at VFA and will be continuing her studies in 2019 to obtain an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. She is always looking for learning opportunities to enhance her knowledge and client outcomes.
Grace’s empathetic and caring nature is what sparked her interest in the massage industry. Seeing clients respond to treatment and reach their health goals is always rewarding and drives her to continue helping others.
Grace’s treatments include deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and stretching. These techniques will be applied to suit an individual’s needs whether it be postural imbalances, muscle tension, pain or general well-being.
In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, reading and learning to cook new recipes.
Gusta is a certified Massage Therapist. Back home in Lithuania she worked for 2 years as a physiotherapist. After a short break from work and exploring a bit of Europe she decided to move to Melbourne in 2018 to study Remedial Massage. Being able to experience somewhere far away from home and be able to develop and grow professionally keeps her motivated, optimistic, creative and energetic every single day.
For her treatments Gusta combines deep tissue techniques, sports massage, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release and stretching. From her previous work as a physiotherapist she is also able to show simple daily mobility and stretching exercises for her clients.
Her aim is to listen and help her clients to improve their wellbeing. She will greet every single person with a big smile.
Gusta is passionate for Watsu therapy (water shiatsu massage). It is a field she would like to explore more, enabling her to integrate her massage therapy skills into the water.
Outside of work, Gusta has a passion for movement training classes in Melbourne where she is exploring new ways of moving her body. Her free time is moving time – walking with a dog, riding her bike, exploring the city, dancing and being adventurous wherever she goes.
Momoko completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2020. Momoko also has a degree in dance from VCA (Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance), where she took a keen interest in somatic practices such as yoga.
Momoko loves working with movement and understanding the body more thoroughly, in order to help with pain management and early interventions of postural dysfunctions and injuries. Her goal is to provide a client focused session through modalities such as myofascial release, cupping and trigger point work.
Momoko looks forward to continued research and study of the body for a better approach to holistic health and management of pain.
Charlton Szapiro is an accredited Remedial Massage Therapist and a member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia. Charlton’s practice is inclusive with significant experience working with a variety of clients including fitness professionals, everyday workers, those with active lifestyles, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Charlton brings a sensitive and compassionate quality to his practice, helping his clients to understand their treatment and condition, whilst offering rehabilitative techniques and strategies to ensure a pain-free life. Utilising a combination of skills to help release tension and restore range of motion, including cupping and dry needling, Charlton has helped his clients manage their pain and stay active.
His empathetic and collaborative approach ensures that each client has an experience that is tailored to their individual needs, health goals, and concerns. He also maintains an active interest in nutrition, weight training, cycling and meditation.
Moving to Melbourne in 2007, Cal completed a 3 year full-time Alexander technique teacher training course, complementing this with a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2011 and Pilates instructor training in 2014. Having a range of techniques at her disposal, Cal often uses a blend of Alexander technique, Pilates and massage in individually tailored sessions. As a remedial massage therapist she uses deep tissue massage techniques, dry needling, cupping, myofascial release and stretch and strength exercises to help her clients reach optimal performance.
Cal makes every effort to improve her skills by regular work exchanges with practitioners of other modalities which has extended her knowledge of the human body and its ability to move with ease, strength, balance and poise given the right help. Her own interests include keeping healthy and fit by weight training, running, cycling, Pilates and yoga. This interest in movement and exercise has led her into a career where she helps you to use your body more effectively and she looks forward to sharing her skills and her passion with you very soon.
Passionate about helping others, Mariko became a Remedial Massage Therapist in 2015 and completed Myotherapy studies last year.
Using deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling and cupping, each session is focused on the needs and goals of the client as an individual. Mariko believes in the ability of her work to relieve muscle tension, improve motion and athletic performance, as well as assist overall wellbeing.
Mariko is an association member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia and has pursued continuing education courses in pilates, dry needling, pregnancy massage and is currently completing a Diploma of Yoga Teaching.
In her free time, Mariko enjoys yoga, pilates, running, snowboarding and spending time outdoors.
Phil completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage at The Australian Institute of Natural Therapies & his Myotherapy Advanced Diploma at the Victorian College of Health Education. He has also completed Studies in Myofascial Dry Needling, Laser Therapy, Advanced Cupping & Myofascial Release.
Phil has worked in both the clinical and corporate sectors of the health industry, with over 15 years of practice he has acquired a broad knowledge of muscular issues and injuries, and is experienced in treating a wide range of postural problems.