Your body deserves the best.

Your body gets put through a lot, why not give back once in a while.

Health Hub massage services are delivered by the highly qualified massage therapists from Rub Downes. We offer both sports and remedial massage, myofascial dry needling and chronic pain management. So whether you’re looking to loosen tight muscles or relieve muscle soreness, we’ve got you sorted.

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Get to know our therapists

The Rub Downes team possess an extensive range of skills to get you moving and feeling better, with over 50 years of clinical experience between them.

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.

Dry needling

Increase flexibility and release deep trigger points

Myofascial Dry needling uses acupuncture type needles to treat the layers of muscle and fascia at deeper levels than fingers can reach. The needles are targeted at contractions along the muscle fibers or at thickened areas of fascia, creating better range of movement. Needling turns off the trigger point (sensitive point in the muscle) and decreases the thickness and contraction of the tissue, which in turn increases flexibility. Several areas can be treated in the one session. The main benefit is that we can affect the deeper layers of tissue without irritating the superficial layers of tissue at the same time. The only therapists qualified to perform dry needling are Terry Downes, Yasuko Tauchi and Edward Chiang.

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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We work on having a short consult (30 mins) and standard consult (60mins)
Consults include:
● Checking medical history
● Movement assessment and reassessment if required
● Treatment plan; stretches,self massage tips, referral
● Environmental cleaning; changing linen and disinfecting the treatment area
We would prefer that all initial consults are booked as a standard, but understand that this isn’t always possible.

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.Our therapists have the ability to check your movement and advise you on any deficiencies they find. You may be asked to show them what your movement is like in your area of concern. 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, massage therapist at Health Hub Fortitude Valley
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.

Kodee Voss massage Therapist at the health Hub Fortitude valley
Kodee Voss

Kodee is a great fit for our team bringing a balance of enthusiasm and stellar understanding of Human Anatomy and Mobility. He completed his Remedial Massage Diploma, while working in the health and fitness industry as a Gymnastics and CrossFit Coach.

Kodee is passionate about supporting others to be the best they can be, helping people to value their own health and fitness, and has ambitions of becoming a Sports Massage Therapist. 

Yasuko Tauchi, massage therapist at Health Hub Fortitude Valley
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!

Massage therapist, Anna Dawson at Health Hub Fortitude Valley
Anna Dawson

At a young age, Anna found a love of massage through helping people and massage seemed to be a natural career choice. After completing a Remedial Diploma in 2011, Anna gravitated to a style that was both Remedial and Therapeutic.

Anna offers remedial massage with an interest in lymphatic drainage massage. Anna also holds a Certificate of Pregnancy Massage and offers Pregnancy massage incorporating the benefits of lymphatic treatments and remedial techniques to loosen tight tissue and decrease soreness for expected mothers.

Teale Massage Therapist at Health Hub Fortitude Valley
Teale McKell

Teale received her Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy in 2023 and certificate in Dry Needling in 2024. Teale comes from a high level sporting background with a passion for helping people through massage therapies and a desire to further develop her deep tissue and sports massage skills.

Body function and movement is important to Teale and through massage, she can assist people in achieving their physical goals, alleviating muscular pain or dysfunction or simply maintaining a healthy level of muscle function for every day life.