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$60 1/2-hour Remedial Massage for neck, shoulders and mid back only.
$90 1-hour Remedial Massage, Myotherapy Trigger Point Therapy.
Best for pain & injury management.
(I only take new male clients for 1/2-hour Remedial massage for the neck, shoulders, and upper back and only if their female partner comes to me on a regular basis for a massage or a GP sends them to me with a letter about their pain!
(This helps to keep the male's bad behaviour away)
(No relaxation, groin, glutes (Bottom muscles), or hips massages at all for males)
My remedial massage sessions are focused on injuries and pain management for women's health and wellness. My remedial massage also helps people suffering from acute or chronic conditions.
Please note if you come in with extreme pain and think it will be fixed the first time in an hour, think again. Not all injuries can be fixed the first time.
It will depend on the problem you come in with to how many sessions you will need.
For any Remedial massage treatment for injuries please bring a copy of your XR, CT or MIR reports for any injuries no matter what they are including spinal problems for your file. If you refuse to give me a copy, then please don't book as this information is vital to how I treat your injury.
Ray's Remedial Massage can include but is not limited to just Remedial Massage, Myotherapy cupping release, trigger point therapy, and stretch therapy which can encourage blood flow to tight bands of muscle and provide effective relief from pain and tightness by removing tightness within the Myofascial layer. The immediate benefits of your remedial massage therapy can include reduced pain, improved mobility, decreased stress, and improved energy levels.
Massage helps relieve a lot of tension, and pain particularly in the neck and shoulder areas, common in those who sit a lot or use a computer at work. Backs are also prone to tightening from prolonged sitting or if you have Scoliosis or Scheunemann's disease. Remedial massage mixed with deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and stretch therapy can help remedy these problems by lengthening the muscles and balancing out the body for improved postural alignment.
1: Remedial massage stimulates the blood supply, makes joints more mobile, and helps to repair damaged tissues. It helps to balance the length, tone, and tension of muscles and tendons, which restores the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow, and helps heal injuries.
2: A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries. This can also help break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
3: Myotherapy for the fascial release can involve applying sustained pressure into the fascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion and all cupping on different parts of your body.
4: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a more advanced form of flexibility training, which involves both the stretching and contracting of the muscle group being targeted. PNF stretching is one of the most effective forms of stretching for improving flexibility and increasing range of motion.
I now use a relaxation massage oil by Caron lab with a calming blend of Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils to soothe tired, aching muscles,
leaves skin moisturised while also promoting relaxation of the body and mind.
Deep Tissue Massage
The deep tissue massage is good for getting to the underlying issues that a remedial massage might not get to. It's good for most people who like to feel the massage and have a better outcome for tight muscles and pain management. Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This will help to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue.
It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits. Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. But it can still help you unwind mentally as well.
People have also reported that deep tissue massage helps with:
I have a number of clients that benefit from deep tissue massage from clients with fibromyalgia and a number of other health conditions including athletes for better performance.
Deep tissue massage is best suited for people who engage in highly physical activities, such as running, swimmers, dancers, or those who have chronic pain.
67 - 5 Star Google Reviews for Oriental Holistic Massage
Evatt/Belconnen area of Canberra
Brilliant massage by Ray. Had a terrible tension headache and he was a great help! Julia 04/11/23 (On Google review)
The space is beautiful, tranquil and the ambient is just wonderful. I’ve gone to many massage places and with 30 years of experience, I can say when someone is good. I must say Ray is the top two I’ve experienced. He is knowledgeable, he knows the right spot, and kind. I would totally recommend Ray to anyone who is looking for a good masseus who can get to the bottom of their pain/issue. Janet 13/09/23 (On Google review)
One of the best remedial/trigger point massages I've had. I've been seeing Ray for help with neck pain/headaches after having had a baby recently, and he's helped me a lot. He definitely knows what he's doing, and I've seen immediate improvements in pain/mobility (unlike other remedial massages I've had which didn't seem to do much). He also has a lovely studio which creates a very soothing environment. Victora 29/08/2023 on Goggle
Raymond has a comprehensive understanding of Myofascial Release Therapy and is a most effective practitioner. He uses his hands skilfully to massage and stretch the myofacial tissue and to eliminate knots thus enabling greater movement of muscles and joints. Restriction of the myofacial tissue covering the human skeleton can lead to widespread pain and discomfort if not released regularly. Raymond possesses exceptional skill and his patients enjoy greater agility and movement. I recommend Raymond to anyone wishing to improve their mobility and agility. Janiece 01/01/23
(On Google review)
Ray is a miracle worker. Definitely, not your relaxing massage but the results from his pressure point therapy are a godsend in relieving my back and neck pain. Sue 14/07/2022
(On Google review)
I have been seeing Ray for trigger point therapy and remedial massage for a while for chronic head/neck/shoulder pain. Ray is so knowledgeable and his professionalism and skill keep me coming back!
Iva 06/2022 (On Google review)
Finally, a Masseur that listens! I had major spinal surgery in 2020 and it has been very hard to find anybody that can help with my muscle pain. After explaining my situation to Ray, he took me on without hesitation and he has been outstanding in his efforts to alleviate and manage my pain. Ray’s remedial massage and pain management skills are second to none and he personally tailors treatment to each individual. Ray‘s excellent personality and bedside manner is an added bonus, as he’ll always keep you entertained with great conversation while you are receiving your treatment. I highly recommend Ray to anyone with back or muscle issues. 1/06/22 S&M M (On Google review)
The best!!! Ray is the real deal!! I’ve had ongoing neck & back issues for the past 7months due to my occupation. I finally have full motion back in my neck & relief from long term pain. I walked out of my first session feeling like a new person. Ray is extremely knowledgeable, professional & welcoming. Officially my go to person! I’d highly recommend Ray to anyone seeking relief from pain! Maria 29/04/22
(On Google review)
I have been seeing Ray for many years. He listens to your concerns, treats the area and explains why you are in pain. He always contacts you after a massage to see how you are feeling. I highly recommend Ray, you will not be disappointed with his massage. Though the trigger pointing is not fun, the results from it are amazing. He really cares about his clients and achieving the best result to relieve pain. Bec 16/03/22 (On Google review)
Ray is extremely experienced and really cares about his clients. He is so knowledgeable and will amend your experience to suit you to the best of his ability. I’ve had pain in my shoulder for months and after seeing many massage therapists Ray was finally able to give me some pain relief. Will definitely be visiting again. He is amazing! Caitlyn 02/22 (On Google review)
Ray is a highly qualified and adept remedial massage therapist. I am so glad I found him as it has been difficult for me to find anyone in Canberra that has this level of skill. As a bonus his practice is close to home in North Belconnen. I see him for remedial massage only, due to long term back, shoulder and neck pain. He definitely makes a difference to my pain levels and afterwards I always have a much improved range of motion. Ray's practice is clean and professional. He also offers relaxation massages which I would recommend too. The treatment room has many touches like calm music, plush towels, and no bright lights that certainly help make the environment relaxing.
Margie 02/22 (On Google review)
Ray is extremely experienced and really cares about his clients. He is so knowledgeable and will amend your experience to suit you to the best of his ability. I’ve had pain in my shoulder for months and after seeing many massage therapists Ray was finally able to give me some pain relief. Will definitely be visiting again. He is amazing!
Caitlyn 02/22 (On Google review)
I've been seeing Ray for about a year now. Before that I had tried multiple massage places with varying rates of success for pain relief. Ray is worth his weight in gold. I'm happy to travel every fortnight from Canberra's south to see him. Highly recommended. Natasha 02/22
Ray is Canberra’s best kept secret. Ray listens, is attentive & knows his stuff. Ray has a wealth of experience & it shows. I feel a lot better once I’ve seen Ray. Hands down the best in town. Amy 01/2022 (On Google review)
Ray is an amazing therapist, he is a magician. Best massage ever, trigger points relieved a lot of pain. Glenda. Thanks Ray November 2021 (On Google review)
I’ve had back pain and other muscular issues for years, after one session, Ray spotted multiple weak points and lacking points of my body and has helped massively. Would highly recommend if you’re looking for someone with extensive knowledge and professionalism. Also very beautiful place :) Jie 09/11/21 (On Google review)
Ray is a gentle, kind person that is genuinely invested into your health & helps a lot with painful injuries.
I highly recommend ! Kirsty November 2021
Ray is a very intelligent hardworking massage therapist who puts in the extra effort that not many people do in the industry. he is helping my tightness after years of having no luck with other massage therapists. Highly recommend. Nicholas 27/09/21 (On Google review)
Ray goes above and beyond the traditional massage experience. He is very skillful and knowledgeable in his practice and truly cares about his clients. Ray's use of pressure points is the most productive massage technique i have come across: Ray additionally reaches out two days after the session to check in and see how you are feeling. Overall, I would recommend Ray to anyone needing some serious relief. hawksoccer33 26/09/21 (On Google review)
Ray has been very efficient in dealing with my back and neck pain from several months of poor posture of wfh. He was able to pinpoint the sore and tight muscles and apply remedial techniques to relieve them. If someone is facing similar issues like mine, I would highly recommend Ray. Abdullah 15/09/21 (On Google review)
Ray is an angel sent from the heavens 😇 although you might not think so during the massage 😖 If you’re looking for pain-relief…Ray is your guy!! He knows what he is doing and is calm, funny, chatty and kind. Tiffany 14/08/21
I seen Ray for my Piriformis, had pain for 2 years with it. I've now been pain free for months. Thanks Ray. Danielle 05/08/21
I've been seeing Ray for a while now and he is one of the best! The trigger point massage works absolute wonders 10/10 do recommend for anyone with a really bad back that struggles to find relief, Ray has got you covered! Aaron
May 2021 (On Google review)
I found ray by accident via facebook. I wont go to anybody else now. I had been to a Japanese masseuse in the mall, with an aching back and shoulders the massage i got was hard, painful but needed to be done. I spent a week or more pain from his massage. Thats when i found ray, 1 painful but relieving massage and i felt like i was unstoppable my body felt amazing.. he knows the pressure points the right areas that need work and works his magic.. definitely recommend ray for any type of massage... Erin 04/08/21 (On Google review)
The massage studio is immaculate. Straight away you feel calm and relaxed. Ray has thought about all the details for you with your comfort in mind. The massage itself was very therapeutic, and helped rehabilitate my shoulder. Really recommend Ray’s trigger point massage for anyone experiencing pain or range of motion issues with their body. Vi 26.07.21 (On Google review)
Ray has been a godsend to my mum! Every time she has gone to see him, he has looked after her and treated her accordingly with his wealth of knowledge. She had a lot of back pain in the last few weeks and the look of relief on her face after seeing him today was priceless. We highly recommend him. Thank you Ray 🙏🏽Toula 15/06/21
I was looking for a massage therapist who actually knew how to deal with long-term, tight muscles especially in the shoulders and neck. As massage is ideally done on an ongoing basis to maintain the body, I also wanted someone that I'd be happy to visit again. Ray was professional, and has an excellent, well set up work area. He listened to my requirements, and provided a strong massage, as requested. Trigger point therapy left me feeling like something had actually been done to fix my tight muscles, and I left with noticeable results e.g. could turn my neck further than before. It did hurt when the right spots were touched but that was what I was looking for, and any pain eased up quickly. Would highly recommend Ray as it's not easy to find a knowledgeable therapist who is personable and charges reasonably. CK 03/05/21 (On Google review)
I have 4 bulging disc's and Ray always helps manage my pain, brings me back to pain free. James 5 May 2021 on Facebook.
I had serious pain in my right shoulder for several weeks so booked in with Ray who used trigger point therapy to treat it. After the treatment most of the pain had eased significantly and within a couple of days it had completely gone. I wish I hadn't waited so long in the first place! I've already recommended him to several friends. Very professional and a great result! Thank you! Lisa. On (On Google review) 03/21
Ray is very professional and knowledgeable in his area. Highly recommended!! I can comfortably refer my patients to him.
Dr Winnie 04/09/20 (On Google review)
Had the best trigger point massage in Canberra with Ray! This was my 2nd time going and I’m so glad I found him. I’m booking in monthly from now. His knowledge of the points that will be sore is amazing. I have really tight back, shoulders and legs and he manages to find them and get rid of them. I have never had someone push some of the triggers that he did and omg is was so sore but afterwards I feel so free. I have tried so many massage therapists in Canberra that day they are trigger point but are no way near up to the standard of what I have experienced with Ray. Jakie 02.02.20 On (On Google review).
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