Whether you are looking to relieve tension, relax tight muscles or take some time for yourself, many people really enjoy receiving a massage. I am often asked by patients which is the best form of massage; Swedish, Sports, Therapeutic, Remedial, Deep Tissue etc. My answer is always “if it feels good, then it is good” – because you are the only one able to know what
helps you and your body the best.

Physiotherapists often use massage as a therapeutic tool when treating patients. I have often stressed to my students, staff, and colleagues that good hands are an essential part of being a good physiotherapist. Along with good hands, physios have broad experience and knowledge working with the body: encompassing anatomy, disease, injury, sports, biomechanics, scientific rigour, and healing. This allows us to not only give a massage that is good but to give a massage that is healing.

So, what is a healing massage?

First off we assess your aches and pains to ensure that your massage is conducted in a position that will not exacerbate your pain. We like to consult with you to make sure the pressure of the massage is “just right” to follow the soft tissue pathways to relieve tension. We are confident in gently mobilising any stiff joints that would benefit from increased range once the muscle tension has been reduced. At the end of the massage, if you are interested, we might offer some exercises to continue to promote healing.

Late last year, I welcomed Brendan Luo into our practice. One of the favourable factors in Brendan’s CV was that he worked for many years as a massage therapist at a chiropractic clinic. He is a qualified physiotherapist with good hands and a good heart. If you are seeking a healing massage, I would recommend to book in to see him.

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Larry is a highly skilled physiotherapist who specialises in treating back and neck pain, postural issues and scoliosis. He is certified in Schroth and SEAS methods and through the Egoscue University. Larry has a background in elite gymnastics and springboard diving and also has many years experience in endurance running and triathlons. His specialist knowledge and techniques have seen him appointed as a gymnastics coach and physiotherapist at both the Olympics Games and Special Olympics.

His passion and driving philosophy is about achieving the best outcomes for his patients utilising an amalgam of the latest techniques and theories while recognising there may sometimes be a need for invasive procedures. Where deemed appropriate Larry will then refer to a specialist. To further his holistic understanding and approach, Larry is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Spinal Deformity and regularly attends and speaks at international conferences and courses and clinics.

Fun fact: Larry is learning how to surf - so be careful next time you go to the beach! Qualifications: B.Sc (Physiotherapy); M.Sc. (Exercise Physiology); Advanced Certificates in Schroth (BSPTS) and Egoscue (PAS) and SEAS Larry is Level II certified (advanced) in the conservative treatment of Scoliosis based on the Schroth method. The training was conducted by Dr Manuel Rigo of the Barcelona School at Scoliosis Rehab Inc in Wisconsin. He has completed his SEAS scoliosis treatment training at ISICO in Milan. Larry has also spent time working with Dr Rigo in the Barcelona clinic. Larry also has advanced certificates in shoulder treatment, posture alignment therapy and acupuncture.