Everyone Gets Some Remedial Therapy on my Table

This was prepared for front of house at Vitality Health, the multi-modality alternative health clinic I practice from three days each week. There are many misconceptions about massage therapy. The following outlines the basics of what I do as a practicing Remedial Massage Therapist.

The vast majority of the work I do is therapeutic massage treating pain and injury. Remedial Massage Therapy incorporates the fundamentals of Physiotherapy to assess posture, pain and injury. Treatment is largely massage based to release tightness, strengthen weakness and promote circulation but my practice also includes Osteopathic Fascial Release techniques, and Traditional Chinese Medical practices of Cupping and Gua Sha.

Remedial Massage is the only form of massage treatment recognised by Health Insurance companies and is covered as an extras item under Natural Therapies.

I promote myself as providing a fusion of Eastern and Western medical practice...


How I came to massage or "Problem in arm. Come from shoulder."


Everyone gets some remedial therapy on my table...


“…it always comes back to massage with knowing, sensitive and strong hands to achieve the ultimate therapy.”


Additional modalities I practice include Relaxation and Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Craniosacral Therapy. The first three listed are self-explanatory and most people will have an idea of what they are. In relation to Sports Massage, suffice it to say I am big, strong and experienced working on athletes of the highest standard. I have a massage routine called The Mr Australia Rubdown developed over a decade working on a now five time winner of the Mr Australia body building title...he came second in the world in the IFBB championships last year. I have been a high performing athlete both as a youth and mature age veteran and have done sports massage treatments for cyclists, tennis and badminton players, runners, triathletes, gymnasts, divers, dancers, martial artists, yoga instructors and Army commandos. A dozen or more of these clients have represented their countries in international competition and the Olympics.

Mr Australia Rubdown...


A full Lymphatic Drainage session will take at least 90 minutes. However, it is not always necessary to do a full session where one limb only may be affected. For those that need Lymphatic Drainage it can be powerful and have dramatic affects.

Lymphatic Drainage Case Study...



Simply put, CranioSacral Therapy is the release of fascial restrictions in the cranium, brain and spine. The affect of this treatment ultimately extends to the entire body. Using the lightest of touch, the degree of movement in these releases is mostly in the order of microns but to the practitioner it can feel like several millimetres of travel are achieved. In truth, at times I am not yet sure whether I am sensing movement or energetic pulses, barriers and waves. Outcome for the client/patient is profound and even life changing. With few exceptions, this work is carried out in concert with the Cranial Rhythm of expansion and contraction of the bones of the skull moving at a rate of approximately 5 to 6 cycles per minute thought to be generated by the mechanism of Spino-Cerebrial Fluid production and distribution.



I was introduced to the Eastern philosophy of Qi flow through martial arts and little known phenomena such as "The Heart Story"...one of several similar stories...are fundamental to my work...


More complex discussions on my FB page and website cover Short Right Leg Syndrome (more than 50% of my clients are affected by this) resulting Contra-Lateral Hip Rotation, assessment of the Lumbro-Sacral Complex and consequent chronic tightness, pain and suffering this causes along the back line of the lower limbs...gluteal, hamstring, calf, achilles and and plantar fascia...plus affects above the waist from scoliosis. Similarly upper body anomalies in the torso and shoulder affect the extremities of the upper limbs causing Repetitive Strain Injuries.

Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain, Head Ache, Sciatic Pain, RSI, Plantar Fasciaitis, Patellar Femoral Syndrome, ITB Friction Syndrome, SIJ Pain, Adhesive Capsulitis, Tendonitis, Contusion, Sprains & Strains, Postural Anomalies... Forward Head Carriage, Tight Chest and Hips, Excessive Lordosis and Kyphosis, Hip Rotation, Sacral Tilt, Scoliosis.

Release Tightness, Clear Stagnation and Promote Smooth Flow of Energy & Blood with Massage, Facilitated Stretching, Fascial Release, Positional Release, MET's, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping & Gua Sha.

Strengthen Weakness, Revitalise Muscular Tissue, Postural Correction, Neural Activation.

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Contact Info
Simon Crittenden
18 First Avenue
Cockatoo VIC 3781
mbl  0416 268 255
Vitality Health
282 Richardson Street
Middle Park VIC 3206
ph (03) 9682 8866
mbl 0416 268 255