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Simon Crittenden
Remedial Massage Therapist
Member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia
Health Fund Rebates

Established 2006
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Diploma Remedial Massage
Swinburne University of Technology

Vitality Health in South Melbourne (Mon & Wed)
Massage Works Dandenong Ranges in Cockatoo (Tues, Thur, Fri & Sat)

​There are many misconceptions about massage therapy. This website describes the advanced Remedial Therapy I practice. It is a fusion of Eastern philosophy and Western science incorporating the fundamentals of Physiotherapy assessing posture and injury, and considers the impact of energetic Qi flow.

Simon Crittenden, Remedial Massage Therapist practising Massage, Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage in South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park, South Bank, St Kilda and the Dandenong Ranges including Cockatoo, Emerald, Monbulk, Gembrook, Olinda, Sassafrass, Silvan, Pakenham, Officer, Beaconsfield, Berwick, Narre Warren, Belgrave, Croydon, Montrose, Boronia, Ferntree Gully and Lilydale

"The majority of the work I do is therapeutic massage treating dysfunction, pain and injury."

"Treatment is largely massage based to release tightness, strengthen weakness and promote circulation together with Fascial Release techniques and Cranio-Sacral Therapy from Osteopathy and Traditional Chinese Medical Cupping and Gua Sha."

Detailed under the “Treatments” tab  Wholistic Massage Therapy, Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Craniosacral Therapy modalities and specialist knowledge of Short Right Leg Syndrome employed in my practice with influences from Chinese, Thai and Swedish Massage styles, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Physiotherapy and Osteopathy.

"Providing a fusion of East and West...this is more than the simple act of using assorted Traditional Chinese Medical techniques in conjunction with the science of physical therapy. It is the palpable awareness of energetic Qi flow in the body giving insight to conditions not fully understood by conventional therapists."

"Energetically, the primary principle at play is a proximal block at hip or shoulder has a distal effect on the limb."

"Athletic experience...optimise performance, enhance recovery and manage injury."

"Shoulders transform from rigid blocks to exquisitely supple joints with unresisting, large radius, fluid like circular movement...rapidly resolving conditions in forearms and is all about energy flow...yet the treatment is overtly physical."

"Specialist knowledge of Short Right Leg Syndrome...the effects of a structural leg length discrepancy on pelvic posture is the underlying cause for many lower limb, lumbro-sacral and spinal issues. With few exceptions, we all have a short right leg. It is a dominant genetic trait in Homo Sapiens."

"Wholistic Massage Therapy weaving through the labyrinth of sinews, energtic Qi flow and historic trauma to clear heaviness and blackness burdening our being."

"Tightness...creeping beneath the threshold of awareness, robbing us of the softness and flexibility of youth."

"It always comes back to massage with knowing, sensitive and strong hands to achieve the ultimate therapy."

"Everyone can benefit from massage."

Simon Crittenden
Remedial Massage Therapist

Member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia

Registered provider with all Health Funds and Workcover.

Massage, Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Myotherapy in the Dandenong Ranges including Cockatoo, Emerald, Monbulk, Gembrook, Olinda, Sassafrass, Silvan, Pakenham, Officer, Beaconsfield, Berwick, Narre Warren, Belgrave, Croydon, Montrose, Boronia, Ferntree Gully and Lilydale

Massage Works Dandenong Ranges, 2018

True Local lists 30+ independently moderated five star reviews...

"By October 2023, I could not use my right side, upper body or lower body, suffering from years of physical work with no breaks, I had reached a point of no return. I could not work in the yard or office at my commercial nursery business in the Dandenongs. My right arm was limp and unable to move without excruciating pain. Picking up potted plants and the computer mouse were both impossible. There was no sudden injury. It just sort of crept up on me. I went to a Chiropractor. Five times. It did not help. My condition deteriorated. I could no longer play music...which would be devastating as Music is my life. I Write, record and play live shows, I play many instruments.

When I contacted Simon I was in acute pain and could hardly move. Between October and December 2023 I had ten treatment sessions with him. From the very first session I experienced significant relief. It was like a 1000% improvement. Within 5 sessions I was able to get back to work and begin stretching and moving again. The most effective therapy I have experienced. Working on my right side, it was beyond my expectation. He is generous with his time. He was able to free up my muscular system so it could begin to function properly again. I was super relieved that Simon was able to free my energy system and I feel like I have my old self back. I'm back in the studio writing and recording and preparing a new album and show for live performance later this year. A massive relief as I was feeling like I may never play again for a while there. Apparently, I have a short right leg." Benjamin, Nurseryman and Musician

"I was a gymnast, competing at international level in an adult it has been a different story...treatment gave only limited cause of my issues was found...I was not able to reach and maintain fitness goals without breakdown...went to Simon for the treatment of headaches...he identified a leg length discrepancy...the lengths of my bones are not the same...straining my pelvis and spine...apparently this is common...Short Right Leg Syndrome. Under his guidance and treatment...the headaches have been resolved...also my hip and knee issues...I am now enjoying frequent exercise again...even taking part in 6 week fitness challenges!" Annemarie,  Nurse

"Simon's treatments were critical in me being able to continue to work when my job suddenly became much more physical." Jo, Stores and Logistics 

"As a dancer...Simon has helped me...rehabilitate a long standing issue with my hips and back...that I haven't been able to successfully treat...despite seeing many practitioners." Milla, Ballroom Dancer 

"I suffered for years with back pain...never able to exercise. I first saw Simon a couple of years ago. He sighted my short right leg and gave me a heel lift. I began running again and now do F45 High Intensity training every day. I've lost 20+kg and am feeling better than ever." Zal, Small Business Owner

"He succeeded where others failed." Hayley, Graphic Designer

"Simply brilliant. Don't hesitate to book with Simon, a true professional and exceptionally good at his craft." Daniel, CEO

"Simon has brought a level of treatment and genuine interest and concern that has exceeded all expectation. I highly recommend his services." Richard, Printer

"I have seen many remedial and sports massage therapists in my life, and I rate Simon as the best so far." Trina, Change Management Consultant

"I felt 20 years younger when I walked out the door." Beth, Remedial Massage Therapist

"Thanks Simon for all your help in making me the best athlete I can be."  Jodie, Ironman competitor (18 starts/18 finishes...a Legend)

"Simon has helped me take my training and body to a place that I never imagined possible." Rohan Reid, six time Mr Australia title holder.

Massage Works South Melbourne, 2006

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