So Far 30 Five Star Reviews on Google about my services in helping people is pain or Relaxation.
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)
Ray is very professional and friendly, I highly recommend his services. 2 visits has helped minimised the consistent pain in my neck and back muscles. Nana 20/04/21. This is another review taking off by Google.
I found Ray to be professional and courteous. He was able to assess my issue almost immediately and his trigger point therapy really assisted in releasing my neck pain. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ray to anyone. Lois 20/03/21 (On Google review) and One-Flare
"Very welcoming, felt
comfortable and relaxed." Kirstie 16/03/21 (On Google review)
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 05/03/21 (On Google review)
Always have an amazing massage with Ray he is very knowledge and seems to know the exact muscles that are tight without me even telling him. His trigger point therapy has been amazing for my lower back and hip problems. I couldn't highly recommend Ray more!!!! Mark 24.02.21 (On Google review)
I only recently found Ray after years of looking for an effective masseur/therapist. I was particularly interested in Ray's trigger point therapy because it works! Ray is very professional and has years of experience. Natasha 07.02.21
One flare only not on Google as not everyone has a google account.
I have ankle and calf ache for a month and tried everything later I found out about oriental massage and tried it, i would recommend Ray highly from a person who has regular deep tissue massages. Ray’s trigger pointing and deep tissue was one of the best treatments I have experienced. I did two sessions and felt a lot of relief have already book for the 3rd visit. Best place with nice environment. Sandhya 01/02/21
Very happy with my massage. Ray was welcoming, listened to my issues and worked magic releasing tension in my body, particularly in my shoulders and back using the trigger point massaging method. He was particularly good at communicating about what he was doing. Will definitely go back. ELvie (On Google review) 01/21
I have recently been using Ray for trigger point and deep tissue massage. I’ve had an ongoing shoulder issue that I just couldn’t get any relief. He worked his magic and within a few appointments freed up the area to obtain better movement and pain relief. I would highly recommend. He is professional, knowledgeable and a great provider with flexible hours. Mat
(On Google review) 01/21
Ray is an excellent therapist. I have been attending to his studio for a while to address shoulder, neck, arm and knee pains. He takes the time to listen about your body issues and is very motivated to tackle them. The studio is very clean, tidy and calming. Nadia (On Google review) 01/21
I would highly recommend Ray as a masseur. My wife and I have had massages from Ray and he always shows skill, patience and consideration. His premises are spotlessly clean and well appointed, and Ray is a genuinely caring and friendly provider of genuine massage. Greg 01/2021 (On Google review)
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This guy really knows his stuff so I would highly recommend him for any pain management treatment you need. He has many, many years of experience. Don't waste your time at other massage therapist as they only care about your money and not your well being. Trust me, Ray Flaherty is the therapist you need to see for massage/pain management needs. Do yourself a favour and checkout his website, you'll find a tone of information.
Thanks Walter Trejo🙏🙏 05/12/2020
Highly recommend! Visited Ray for a trigger point therapy and remedial massage with a extremely sore shoulder, felt so much better in just two visits. Ki Ki 14/12/20 (On Google review)
I would recommend Ray highly from a person who has regular deep tissue massages. Ray’s trigger pointing and deep tissue was one of the best treatments I have experienced. My sister recommend Ray during my visit to Canberra and I will be book again on my next visit. Rachel 05/12/20 (On Google review)
Very good massage experience with Ray. After his pain management treatment and my back pain is feel much better. Thx Wai 22/11/20 (On Google review)
Incredible masseur! Highly recommend, felt fantastic afterwards and lighter! Ray is the best! Jan 17/11/20
Ray is extremely professional and courteous. I have left every appointment with better posture and my back pain has improved dramatically! Ray provides a relaxing moment in a relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend! Zrinka 19/10/20
I have been going to Ray for a long time now and I always leave feeling more relaxed and all my knots, aches and pain relieved. Highly recommended. Leonor 08/09/20
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)
Great experience! The place is clean, filled with warmth in such cold winter. Very cosy atmosphere! Ray is also thoughtful and knowledgeable, best trigger point therapy I have ever had. 5 stars service! I would come regularly! Yuan 04/09/20
The clinic is very clean and well presented with a relaxing ambiance. There is soft music in the background and it always smells fresh.
Ray is very professional and ensures that the room temperature is according to the client's preference. Well heated , especially in winter. He is highly trained, I usually have trigger point therapy . It is very helpful with pain from working and driving long hours. I have been Rays client for almost two years and very happy to recommend him for pain management. Ray also replies promptly for appointment bookings and gives you a reminder as per your preference. Andrea (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
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 2020
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 2011 to 2012
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. Bonnie ACT
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. Also years later put a review on Google. 2008 to 2021
"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)
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