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BODY. MIND. MOVEMENT

 

Welcome to Sydney
Massage & Acupuncture.

Our vision at SMAA is to provide our community with high quality and authentic treatments so that they may enjoy the full potential of their minds and bodies.

Sydney Massage & Acupuncture is a Complementary Medicine Centre. We are a team of professional, passionate career therapists who regularly train and study together to improve our trade. Whether it’s a treatment for injury, pain, illness or to de-stress, we look forward to working with you and managing your overall health.

As the world seems to be moving faster, taking time to slow down & invest time in your health has never been more important. To aid in this, we offer:

MASSAGE: remedial, deep tissue, sports, pregnancy, relaxation (swedish)
ACUPUNCTURE
CHINESE MEDICINE
PILATES: studio and mat

 

PHONE (02) 9560 6886

LOCATION

113 Parramatta Road
Annandale. 2038.
Sydney, NSW.

 

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Our Services:

We see stress as being more than a bad day at the office or a tough day with the kids. Much more than these, stress can also be due to poor posture, lack of movement, sports & activities that overload the joints, toxins in our food and environment and even our own internal thinking about ourselves and lives. These often lead to habits (eg. dietary & lifestyle) that further undermine health and add more stress to our systems. 

If we can locate and treat causes of stress and sickness be it physical, chemical or psychological, we believe you will experience improved health and quality of life.

Massage Therapy & Traditional Chinese Medicine are recognized as highly effective treatments for many health conditions such as muscle tension, soft tissue disorders, reduced circulation, insomnia, infertility, digestive disorders, anxiety and disrupted nerve function to name a few. They can also be applied to break the ‘pain-stress-pain cycle’.




 

We Offer: 

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MASSAGE THERAPY

Remedial Massage uses deep massage techniques to locate and release areas that are either fatigued or weak to restore mechanical balance in your body.

Relaxation Massage allows you to switch off giving the nervous system a chance to unwind, and for your whole body to re-charge. An effective antidote to our often over-stimulated bodies and minds.

Sports Massage looks to stimulate fatigued joints & muscle groups from your chosen sport. Almost all sports cause muscular asymmetry. An effective sports massage aims to restore balance between under-utilized and over-utilized muscles.

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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE - TCM

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide array of disorders and can be balance and regulate bodily functions. Science suggests it has an effect through stimulating positive changes within specific areas of the brain.

Chinese Herbal Medicine - is used to treat a wide range of health issues and is often used in conjunction with acupuncture therapy or on its own. Chinese Herbal Medicine can also be used alongside conventional medications to minimize side effects.

Moxibustion - is used with acupuncture therapy to stimulate acu-points through burning a specific herb over the point. It emits a gentle warmth and generally feels very pleasant.

Tuina Massage - 'An mo tui na’ means 'pressing rubbing pushing grasping' and refers to the style of bodywork practiced within TCM. This style of bodywork is a firm & stimulating style of massage and can be used as part of a TCM treatment.

PILATES

Pilates is an exercise style that involves training your muscles to improve posture and alignment. By focusing on your core strength & muscle length you enhance the deep postural muscles in the body so you're better able to support the larger ligaments, tendons and joints. This enables movement with greater efficiency and less energy expended.

Our mat classes have a maximum of 8 participants. This means we are able to customize and carefully focus on correct technique to suit your bodies’ unique needs.

Studio Pilates  

Private and Duet sessions by appointment. 
Mon-Thu 7am-8pm, Sat 8am-12pm

Mat Classes

Maximum 6 participants, booked in advance.
Wed 7.30pm, Sat 9am (+ more to come!)

WHO WE ARE:

 

TIM HARMAN

Dip. Rem. Massage.

With twelve years experience in bodywork Tim's sessions blend deep tissue massage with modalities like Functional Release Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Myofascial Release & Cupping. Additionally he has worked with and learnt from Chiropractors for ten years giving him a wealth of knowledge to draw from. Together this experience results in a unique & effective massage treatment.

Tim has an extensive sporting background himself, firstly in rugby and then triathlon. Since 1998 he has competed in five Ironman Triathlons and over fifteen Half Ironman Triathlons. This has taught him a great deal about the body and how to get the most out of it through sensible training, recovery, eating and body maintenance. Tim is also completing a Diploma in Holistic Kinesiology, which provides him with a unique skill set in how the body and mind interact.

 

DALE ELSDON

Masters Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Bachelor Health. Sc Traditional Chinese Medicine
Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage


Dale Elsdon is a highly trained acupuncturist having achieved both a Bachelors' degree and a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dale operated a popular clinic on the Central Coast before joining Sydney Massage & Acupuncture. He uses Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies to treat a wide variety of disorders including acute and chronic injuries, postural disorders, pain syndromes, immune, digestive, respiratory, fertility and neurological conditions.

Dale is currently involved in teaching and postgraduate acupuncture research at the University of Technology and takes an evidence based approach to both his clinical and academic roles. Dale believes that problems develop in the body when movement is limited either by stress responses, digestive disorders, posture or movement dysfunction, injury or emotional factors.

He has a treatment philosophy of integrated medicine and believes in working together with other therapists and medical professionals in achieving the best patient outcomes.

 

JACK SU

Bachelor Health. Sc Traditional Chinese Medicine
Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage


Jack Su has recently arrived from Auckland, New Zealand. His study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and massage are the main modalities used within the clinic. He also incorporates his study of Psychology, sociology and personal love of philosophy.  

Most recently he has been working with sports teams and high performance athletes in Auckland, New Zealand. Providing acute assessment and treatment for sports injuries and directed strengthening and stretching for their rehabilitation. He has also helped female patients with menstrual disorders/pain, pregnancy complaints and digestive disorders.

Jack's special interest is health in daily life and preventative medicine. He sees health as the harmony of an individuals diet, movement and community life. He continues to develop his practice through a personal interest in a variety of health perspectives, with regular reading and research. In his personal time he has a passion for movement and body weight exercises, for the direct relevance to daily life.

 

RACHAEL SHERIDAN

Rachael was born in Scotland and has always been passionate about movement and its ability to make her feel good. She was first introduced to Pilates as part of her professional dance training in Edinburgh, it wasn’t until her final year of training, whilst suffering lower back pain, that she discovered the full array of benefits achievable from a regular practice. Introduced by her physiotherapist for rehabilitation she marvelled at how it both lengthened and strengthened her body in the dance studio and eliminated back pain from her life.

She left Scotland in 2009 to travel through Asia and Australia, and settled in Sydney where she completed her Pilates Mat and Studio education with Polestar Pilates. She is fascinated by the human body, the magic of the mind and spirit, and how Pilates addresses each of these entities to create ‘whole body health’. Rachael believes that the Pilates journey is lifelong practice of movement and discovery; reducing the occurrence of injuries, improving awareness and self embodiment, and building a long lean strong body, armoured and ready for the sometimes battlefield of life. She takes pride in her ability to communicate on a respectful level with each of her clients and aims to challenge their ideas on what they can achieve from their practice- as well as making each session fun!

 
 
 
 

opening HOURS

Massage

M: 1pm-6pm
T: 11am-7pm
W: 1pm-7.30pm
T: 3pm-8pm
F: 10am-4pm
S: 9am-5pm

90 mins - $135
60 mins / initial - $95
45 mins - $70
30 mins - $50

Traditional Chinese Medicine

M: -
T: 11am-7pm
W: 1pm-7pm
T: -
F: 10am-6pm
S: 9am-5pm

60 mins / initial - $95
45 mins - $75
30 mins - $55
Herbal Consult - $40 + herbs

Pilates

by appointment or group classes -
Wed: 7.30pm-8.30pm / Sat: 9am-10am

Solo (60mins) - $90
Duet (60mins) - $45
Mat (60mins) - $25

Please note that we are closed on Sundays.
Package rates are available - please email us for rates.

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