James Somers

Remedial Massage Therapist
Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy - 2012

Pain Relief 

Muscles work together in groups to either stabilise or move certain body parts.  When muscle groups are out of balance they can put pressure on joints, causing pain and discomfort.

Everyday activities can cause muscle fatigue, whether it be repetitive movements from work or sport, or from having poor posture when standing or sitting for extended periods of time.

Remedial massage therapy may provide relief from general aches, tension, back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, neck pain, headaches, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow and golfers elbow.

Passion

Since graduating with a diploma in remedial massage in 2012, James has been passionate about sports and working with athletes.  His keen interest in sports massage has allowed him to provide treatment and injury rehabilitation for both the local football (AFL) and soccer clubs.  James provided post training recovery massage to the Essendon Bombers in 2015.

Balance

A variety of techniques are used restore balance to the body.

  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Cupping
  • Myofascial Release
  • Dry Needling

Tailored Treatment

We recognise that we are all different so we ensure we tailor your treatment to suit you.  We provide effective, therapeutic care whether you are an athlete, tradie, mother-to-be, elderly or a 9-5 office worker.

Private health fund rebates are also available on the spot.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue is a type of massage therapy that focuses on getting to the deeper layers of muscle of connective tissue.  It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains, and for areas that are prone to stiffness such as the upper and lower back, neck, shoulders and leg muscles.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is done to prevent or relieve injuries or stresses that are associated with exercise.  The aim of sports massage is to reduce the stress and tension that can build up in the soft tissues while exercising.  It can be carried out before, during or after physical activity and is designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise chances of injury and to shorten recovery time.

Cupping

Cupping is done by applying a cup to the body and applying suction.  It is especially good for tight muscles and for stretching fascia.  Cupping helps the tissues develop new blood flow which stimulates healing.  Cupping is painless and effective for treating muscles.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are tight areas within a muscle that refer pain to other areas of the body.  For example a trigger point in the neck may cause a headache.  Trigger point therapy aims to de-sensitize these areas by applying direct pressure to the trigger point.  Trigger point therapy is great for alleviating pain.

Myofascial Release

Myofascia is a tough dense tissue that covers all of our muscles and bones and is abundant throughout the body.  With trauma fyofascia can become tight and less pliable forming scar tissue.  Myofascial release aims to break down this scar tissue, relax the muscle and myofascia and restore good posture.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a practice where very fine needles are inserted into the tight bands in the muscle tissue.  It uses the same principles as trigger point therapy, the needles aim to pin point the tight band (trigger point).  Dry needling is great to use when muscles are sensitive to hands on therapy.  It is very effective for easing both pain and tension within muscles.