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
Ray is amazing, and over the years has worked wonders with my pain. He knows how to do trigger point properly, which is a big bonus! He is always respectful and you can tell that he truly loves what he does. 100%, if you need a massage you won't be disappointed with Ray 🙏 Emily 04/03/2020
After suffering from back pain for many years, I went to see if Ray could relieve my back pain and it has made a massive difference. I have been going back for regular visits and I normally get a good laugh out of Ray but most importantly, my back pain is no longer an issue like before! I couldn't be more happier, thanks Ray!!! Walter
Ray here's my shout out for your awesome skills !
I had spent so much time and money trying different remedies for my chronic injury and pain, such as acupuncture and different medications and had no relief for either the injury or the pain. After complaining to a friend about my troubles I was referred to Ray for a deep tissue massage and after only the first session I already felt a difference and the treatment has been the only thing that has finally helped with my chronic injury as the muscles are finally loosening up again and so the pain and spasming has decreased greatly for me for the first time in over a year! Ray is very highly skilled and knowledgeable of the human body. Very glad to have found him and definitely recommend him to anyone suffering any injury! Indianna 12.06.19 (ACT) (On Google review)
Best Massage I had ! My pain has been managed well! Andrea 09.03.19 Health professional. (ACT)
I have just had the best sports massage in 3 years!! Highly recommended anyone needing a massage to check out Ray! I can move again lol.
Shezele (PT) 22.01.19 (ACT)
Thanks for the lovely massage yesterday. I felt great today - my joints weren't so painful and I didn't have the usual dragging tiredness that besets me most days. Jan 02/09/18 (Health professional) (ACT)
Ray is always professional. He treats the muscles effectively and has a great knowledge of the body and how to reduce pain and inflammation. I highly recommend seeing him. Jamie 20/07/18 (ACT)
Hi Ray, Thank you so much for fixing my neck and shoulder pain. I could not sleep properly for last four weeks due to the pain and always I had to take strong pain medications,after having a massage from Ray all my pain is gone and feeling so relaxed on my tight neck and shoulders. I got my sleep back. I am recommending my friends to do the same. Sure I will seek your help if I need in future. Thanks Christina (Health professional) 15/04/18 (ACT)
I have been coming to see Ray for over a year, after my PT recommended him. I have had a range of issues from back and shoulder injuries to rheumatoid arthritis, and without fail a visit to Ray always brings me some relief. In the past I have really disliked massages and always felt awkward. These days I look forward to my fortnightly remedial massage because I know the relief it will bring me afterwards! Ray makes the sessions very comfortable and professional, and always checks in to see that I am going okay. He knows his stuff, and is kind and funny! Ray has helped provide immediate relief for me when some physiotherapists have not been able to. I can move more freely after each session. When I don’t see Ray for a few weeks I can certainly notice the difference. Highly recommended! Emily (ACT) 16.11.17
My name is Alana. I am 19 years old and currently a university student as well as an elite hockey player. I have represented the ACT since I was 10 years old and have represented Australia twice, once in 2009 and once in 2011. For the past 2 years I have also held an ACTAS scholarship which requires a large amount of training on a weekly basis. I have been seeing Raymond Flaherty ever since he joined Hawker Chiropractic in 2011. I had been seeing another masseuse prior to this. My main reason for seeing Ray was initially to get my legs massaged. Doing a lot of training takes its toll on my body and I enjoyed a massage to in a way to revitalise my legs. Ray really helped to rid my legs of knots and tightness in my quads, hamstrings and calves. I found that for a couple of days to even a week after a massage my legs didn't get as sore or tired after training. This enabled me to complete trainings at a higher level as my legs weren't as fatigued. Recently I have been seeing Ray for a completely different reason.
At the start of 2012 I started getting frequent blocked ears and a very stiff neck. I saw Ray once a week for a month and by the end of the 4 weeks I was rid of blocked ears and a stiff neck, however I had immediate relief after every massage. Ray worked vigorously on my neck muscles using remedial and deep tissue massage and I noticed a difference as soon as I got off the table. I currently live outside of Canberra but I book in with Ray whenever I go back. Ray is a fantastic and enthusiastic masseuse who puts the patient first and does all he can to help his patients. He also is fantastic in the sense that he explains the problems to the patient and gives advice such as stretches and creams. Alana ACT
Hi Ray, I felt a million dollars last week thanks to you! I really noticed a massive difference the following day. I have been sleeping much better & the pain in my lower back while seated has eased incredibly. Also all the tension in my neck has gone so I guess I could call you a miracle man!! I am already looking forward to booking my next appointment. Cheers & have a nice day. Suzi: ACT
I have been having remedial massage sessions with Ray Flaherty for the last two years and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking effective and personally tailored remedial massage therapy. I first saw Ray for a full body massage and to specifically focus on recurring pain I had in my left forearm from playing the cello. In our first meeting Ray was very attentive and thorough. He checked exactly what sort of pain I had experienced and discussed with me what I wanted to achieve by having remedial massage. Although Ray's massages can be quite a 'work out', they always result in long-term relief rather than just short-term, superficial 'feel good' vibes.
Hi Ray, Your massage on my sore back, gave me great relief. The sensation of your massage sent a tingling through my whole back. Which loosen the muscles and helped the blood flow around my burn scars. Thank you." Cheryl (ACT)
Dear Ray, Thank you for your excellent massage which you gave me on my recent visit to Canberra. The benefits to my well being have been very noticeable and with the beautiful oils you used, my skin was so smooth for days afterward. The hand, foot and face massage was a lovely finish. You certainly know your anatomy and cared for my body's needs very effectively. Thank you IB: Sydney ----------
"Ben & I would like to thank you for your fantastic and professional massage service which you provided to us. It was a relaxing and soothing experience for both of us. The couples package is certainly value for money and very worthwhile as we both felt refreshed and relaxed after the experience. Thank you very much once again. Kind Regards" Belinda & Ben: NSW Sydney
Being in an industry that is very harsh on your body it has been a pleasure to find Ray, who after a few massage sessions has done what years of chiropractors haven't been able to do. I can come back from a full day at sea with no sore bones, joints or muscles thanks to his skills, also my wife has enjoyed the full body massage with great re-suits, only to wanting to come back for more. Ray who is polite and professional comes with our highest recommendation.
Adrian and Sandra (NSW) 2010
"Since I wrote my last testimonial on 15 February 2008 I continue to receive a weekly massage from Ray. I have found over time that Ray's massages are benefitting me greatly and I believe that regular treatments are the best for me. I still find Ray to be very professional in his approach and enjoy receiving a massage from him in a very pleasant environment with the technique that he applies; an approach that, for me, has only gone from strength to strength. For anyone who suffers muscle tension as I do I can thoroughly recommend regular treatment of the type that Ray provides." RJ: ACT
------------ "Hello Ray, I wish to let you know that your superb massage technique, your professionalism and your friendly personality puts you at the top of the masseurs I have ever used over the years. Every time I come to see you I leave feeling relaxed, re-invigorated, and any aches and pains much relieved. You have what I would call "healing hands". Thank you for all you done for me." Neil: (Melbourne)
----------- "I suffer a lot of muscle tension, including headaches, and find that the therapeutic and relaxing massages given by Ray to be of great benefit to me. Ray says in his website that he believes very much in massage therapy; I do as well. He provides a good firm massage that I find not only tones my muscles but makes me feel very relaxed and has made it his business to study this therapy in great detail. I can highly recommend his kindness, professional approach and the benefit that I receive from one of his massages." RJ: (ACT)