Ali is a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with over 3 years of clinical massage experience at WA Sports Massage. She has worked intimately with an extensive range of athletes in different fields (Boxing, Gymnastics, Swimming, Football, Soccer, Crossfit, Olympic Weightlifting) since starting here in 2016 and has worked with sports teams, having been appointed as Sports Massage Therapist for the silver-medal winning U-22 Western Australia Mixed Team for Ultimate Frisbee in 2018.
Hailing from Singapore, she is personally involved in competitive sports – Ultimate Frisbee. Her biggest achievement to date was representing Australia at the 2018 U-24 World Ultimate Championships as well as the 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She knows that manual therapy can boost sporting performance, aid in recovery and lower injury risks and understands the demands that sport has on the body. An injury-free body is achievable with proper maintenance work. This does not mean swallowing anti-inflammatory pills to stop pain and mindlessly stretching. It means using proven manual therapy techniques, coupled with diligent self-care work, to correct your imbalances and injuries.
Ali’s question to you will always be “What are your goals today?” She believes that each client is unique and should not be provided with a standard massage routine.
She will work with you to help improve your physical performance and stay pain-free.
Special interests in:
Hips & Lower Back musculature
Shoulder pathologies (G/H Joint)
Sports/Remedial/Deep Tissue Massage
Firm Pregnancy Massage
Chris is a former bodybuilder and motocross racer who is now a certified Remedial Massage Therapist who graduated from the Australian Institute of Fitness.
He grew up racing motocross in France from age 10 to 19, reaching a top 10 national level in both 80c and 125cc class. His career in this was cut short after suffering from over 10 fractured bones.
He then came to Perth in 2004 and started training at a gym to rehab past injuries and developed passion for weight training. This led him to become a competitive bodybuilder. He went on to win several state titles but unfortunately after suffering from several injuries, he had to give up competitive bodybuilding.
Realising that poor body maintenance was the cause of most of his physical issues, he decided to become a remedial massage therapist to help others achieve their own specific goals while remaining injury free.
He understands the affects that injuries can have on people which is why he pushes injury prevention as this is the only short cut to reach goals as fast as possible with the least stress.
Massage therapy is to him the best supplement for recovery and longevity.
Special Interests in:
Active Release Therapy
Physical Stress Related Disorders
Sports/Remedial/Deep Tissue/Relaxation Massage
Active Release Therapy
Having competed in Thai boxing in Thailand, checked off a 70km trail run in the Swiss Alps, Stand-Up Paddled against mega waves in France and once owned a gym, Rapha can confidently say he fully understands the importance of being prepared for challenges to the mind and physical body.
He came to Perth to immerse himself in the Movement Culture and learn from direct students of Ido Portal at Modus Movement Perth. Having practiced and soaked himself in the movement culture, he has been able to see people take ownership of their own “atomic-chemically bonded spaceship” that is, the ever so complex human body.
Rapha believes soft tissue therapy is a strong and amazing tool to passively bring movement to the human body, rewire the nervous system and assist in recovery and rehabilitation. He will provide you with advice and exercises to work on between your appointments, but aims to help you help yourself in the long-term.
“In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities.
In the expert’s mind, there are few”
One’s practice can only be built through experience. It is true that Rapha may be still learning and new to the massage industry, but do not be fooled by this title. His attention to detail, broad sports understanding, commitment and hard work will make him an outstanding practitioner in no time!
Special Interests in:
Neck and shoulders pathology
Deep Tissue/Relaxation Massage
Treatments with Rapha are discounted at $60/hour as he is still pending his official qualifications and provider numbers.
(NO PRIVATE HEALTH REBATES AVAILABLE YET)