Massage

Getting your body moving and working better.

The Health Hub Massage practice began over 10 years ago. Our team from Rub Downes has highly qualified therapists with an extensive range of skills and experience.

Services and treatments

Remedial massage

Remedial Massage uses a combination of soft tissue techniques for injury prevention and rehabilitation, and the management and treatment of medical conditions. It is ideal for recovery from sports injuries, or preparation for sporting events. It may be used for treating high and low intensity repetitive strain, alleviating every day muscle strains and joint stiffness and relieving the effects of emotional stress on the body.

Remedial massage releases endorphins in the body, making you happier!

Sports massage

Our Sports Massage undoes the damage that exercise can cause. Exercise creates damage to the muscle tissue which then needs to be repaired. Along with that – the muscle that does not stretch gets thicker and more prominent compared with the flexible muscle. We will help you get your body working for you and not against you to improve your sporting technique.

Oncology massage

Oncology massage is medically proven to achieve major reductions in the levels of pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression experienced by cancer patients. It is highly beneficial as a positive part of medical treatments at all stages of the cancer journey through detoxifying the body lowering anxiety, pain and decreasing nausea. Oncology massage is a powerful tool, creating an environment of peace and a sense of wellbeing in the face of cancer.

*Myofascial Dry needling is also available with some therapists.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear to my appointment?

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Your massage therapist will require you to remove enough clothing to be able to view and assess the problem area. If the problem is with your upper body you would need to remove your shirt and for your lower body you would need to remove your pants, so wear suitable underwear or bring a pair of shorts if you wish.

What should I bring to my appointment?

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For your first visit, it is a good idea to bring any relevant scans or reports you may have and your private health insurance card if you have extras cover.

How long will an appointment take?

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A massage appointment can be made for 30 minutes or 1 hour depending on the treatment required.

What will happen during my first appointment?

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Our massage therapist will begin by asking general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions to address, and will then determine if massage is appropriate for you. They may also evaluate your condition and see if you have any pressing complaints. Massage therapists are not legally permitted to diagnose specific problems; this should be done by your GP or physiotherapist.

Questions are always welcome and the best time to ask is during your appointment.

Meet our therapists

Massage team

Terry Downes

Terry has a Diploma in Remedial Massage and Post Graduate studies – QAS. With more than 17 years’ experience, his interest in the human body and how it works stems from life as an athlete, where he played over 100 games of Softball for Australia and also in Local and State Championships over a period of 14 years.

Terry has been lucky enough to work with many professional Australian sporting teams, including the Brisbane Lions, Qld State of Origin team, The Wallabies and Australian Institute of Sports athletes – through to local representative and high school teams.

Chris Luckman

Chris has a Diploma in Natural Therapies Remedial Massage. He is trained in deep tissue massage, myofascial release, Oncology massage, muscle energy techniques and trigger point therapy as well as Swedish Massage for stress management and relaxation. Previously he worked on two of Cirque Du Solei’s world tours treating the performers and crew, and has looked after numerous international musicians and their crews whilst on tour around the country.

Chris has recently completed a degree in Psychology.

Joshua Bachelor

Joshua has a diploma in Remedial Massage and a strong interest in the treatment of injuries and rehabilitation, with experience in providing training and rehabilitation programs.

He also played international baseball for New Zealand for 5 years.

Yasuko Tauchi

Yasuko has a Diploma of Remedial massage and a Diploma of Oriental Massage.

She tries to relieve pain or discomfort with a well-balanced muscular system, healthy mind and healthy body!