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Meet the Team

Kento Kudo- Innaloo and Wembley clinic

Qualifications:

  • Remedial/Sports Massage Therapist
  • BSc Exercise Science
  • Dry Needling

Kento is a Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist. In 2008 he graduated from Roanoke College in U.S. with an Exercise Science degree. He then attended the Australasia College of Natural Therapy in Sydney and received a Diploma of Remedial Massage and Sports Massage in 2010 and is currently working towards further qualifications in Physiotherapy.

Kento has worked at the Japanese Acupuncture and Shiatsu clinic and Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in Sydney as well as helping the A-league team Sydney FC for 2010-2011 Season.

Areas of expertise:

  • Headache relief
  • Shoulder pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Hamstring strain
  • Knee pain
  • Sports or muscular injuries

Treatment techniques include:

  • Deep tissue
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Prescribed stretches

Outside of work Kento enjoys spending time with his young family.

Kento Kudo

Igor NomotoNirazawa- Wembley clinic

Qualifications:

  • Remedial/Sports Massage Therapist
  • Cert IV Fitness
  • Physiotherapist

Igor graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and Cert IV Fitness in 2011 from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences in Brisbane. Also, he has a Bachelor degree as a Physiotherapist from Brazil in 2007 with plenty of work experience in Sports Injuries.

Igor was part of the physio team integrated in the Pan-American National Team of Handball hosted in Sao Carlos, Brazil 2008 and States Games in Sao Paulo from 2006-2008. He has spent a lot of time treating high performance athletes with acute and chronic neck, shoulder and back problems as well as tradies and clients from various walks of life.

Area of expertise:

  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Neck & shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Muscle weaknesses

Igor combines his international experience with his professional knowledge to deliver treatments that work to achieve your health goals as fast as possible. He particularly likes to treat clients with tough cases and has a reputation for being able to make the corrective improvements needed.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Myofascial release
  • Soft tissue technique
  • Deep tissue technique
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Neuromuscular techniques
  • Manual mobilisation techniques
  • Postural alignment based in muscles chain and postural adjustments

Outside of work, Igor plays social soccer but he loves water sports such as swimming, water polo, surfing and kitesurfing. He was a professional swimmer with some nationals and states championships medals as well as being part of the team that won two titles of water polo amateur’s state championship- water is his natural habitat.

Ryan Bell- Ellenbrook clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage and Diploma of Muskuloskeletal Therapy- ECU Perth

Ryan specialises in treating, correcting and preventing muskuloskeletal dysfunction. His training has given him the understanding of the body’s muscular and skeletal system and how their dysfunctions affect each other causing pain and discomfort, postural issues and misalignments. Ryan can also treat sports injuries such as sprains and strains and injuries from overuse (repetitive strain injuries).

His treatment style is firstly to assess the body’s function and dysfunction, treating the root cause of the issue rather than just the symptoms, educate his patients and provide ongoing self management tools such as stretches and exercises to prevent injury re-occurrence.

Area of expertise:

  • Postural and alignment correction
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Migraines and headaches

Treatment techniques include:

  • Remedial massage
  • Musculoskeletal therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Cross fiber technique
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Relaxation massage (Swedish)
  • PNF stretching
  • Myofascial release
  • Manual lymphatic drainage

Outside of work Ryan enjoys playing basketball, playing board games with friends, travelling and snowboarding.

Zana Chen- Ellenbrook clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy
  • BA Linguistics

Zana enjoys the hands on approach to massage treatment and specialises in releasing tension, injury and stress management through a combination of massage therapy techniques to encourage the body’s ability to self heal.

Area of expertise:

  • Headache and migraines
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatic pain
  • Knee and joint pain

Treatment techniques include:

  • Relaxation/ Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Direct/ Indirect Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Kinesiology Taping for posture correction and pain relief

Through her manual techniques, her understanding of the body’s function and underlying dysfunctions Zana is able to treat symptoms holistically, alleviate pain and allow her patient’s bodies to return to optimum health.

Outside of work Zana enjoys keeping fit doing cardio work outs as well as painting watercolours for relaxation.

Ainslie Heathcote- Innaloo and Wembley clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Pregnancy massage

Ainslie received her Diploma of Remedial Massage, including technical and practical training in early 2018 from Evolve College, Perth.

From an early age, Ainslie saw firsthand the benefits a remedial massage therapist can have on the overall wellbeing of the body and this inspired her to train as a massage therapist herself.

Areas of expertise:

  • Postural aligment
  • Lower back pain
  • headache and migraine pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Treatment techniques include:

  • Relaxation/Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Remedial Massage
  • PNF Stretching
  • Pregnancy Massage

She has also recently completed additional training in pregnancy massage so she is able to treat soon to be mothers as well as post birth massage care.

Ainslie is keen to get her healing hands onto as many new patients as she can. She treats each patient as a whole and aims to get to the root cause of the issue as well as treating the symptoms.

Outside of work- Ainslie enjoys swimming, dancing and playing squash as well as spending time with her nephew and nieces.

Chihiro Motozuka- Wembley and Maddington clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage

Chihiro has a Diploma of Remedial massage from the Australian College of Sports and Fitness.

She has worked with a wide variety of patients in the past and is able to treat people ranging in age and physical needs. Her initial interest in Remedial Massage began in Japan where she understood the healing benefits massage can have.

Her approach to treatment is tailored to the specific needs of each patient and she will work together with the patient to work towards better health outcomes. She uses a combination of techniques such as functional release, Shiatsu and myofascial release (among others) to relieve pain, regain balance and support the body’s ability to self-heal.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Relaxation / Swedish Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Myofascial release
  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Release
  • MET and PNF
  • Lymph Drainage
  • Pregnancy Massage

Outside of work Chihiro enjoys starting her day with yoga which she has been practicing for almost 10 years to set her up for the day ahead.

Mic Mueller-Coons- Wembley clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage

Mic is a highly experienced Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist well versed in effective management of all types of musculoskeletal injury through both treatment and functional exercise-based rehabilitation.

Mic turned his passion for sport into a passion for helping people feel better. As a Massage Therapist he helps his patients to perform optimally, recover faster and live and move pain free. With 29 Ironman Triathlons under his belt and 3 World Championships, Mic has received a lot of body work through the years. As a result, his focus has been to package his soft tissue skills into a treatment that combines many different techniques to achieve optimal results for a wide variety of patient needs, whether elite athlete or weekend warrior.

Over the years Mic has worked with high level athletes at the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii, supported a local AFL Team in Townsville on and off the field to win 3 Premierships and has volunteered at many local events in Townsville including Triathlon and Running Festivals and Track and Field Queensland Championships. As well as this, he has also worked with some of the WNBL Townsville Fire Basketball Team Athletes and some of the best Australian Powerlifters (Pro Raw Winner 2016 and 2018) and Bodybuilders.

Areas of expertise:

  • Postural aligment
  • Lower back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Headache and migraine pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Treatment techniques include:

  • Sports and Remedial Massage
  • Advanced and Core Myofascial Techniques
  • Advanced Emmett Technique
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Dry Needling
  • Active Release Technique
  • IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
  • Functional Kynesio taping
  • FAKTR (Functional and Kynetic Treatment with Rehab)
  • MSTR (McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release)

Mariko Suzuki- Wembley clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy
  • ITEC Diploma of Sports Massage
  • IEB Diploma of Reflexology

Mariko is passionate about massage and other complementary therapies, which leads her to Australia.

After completing Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy at Australasian College of Natural Therapies in 2011, she worked with a multidisciplinary team such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, and acupuncturists and gained extensive clinical experience in Sydney. She treated a variety of professionals such as office worker, professional dancer, artist, musician, researcher, professor, teacher and health professionals.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Relaxation massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Stretches and exercises

She carefully listens to each client needs and makes an ongoing individual treatment plan for them. She also focuses on how to use our body in our daily life and her treatment targets optimal posture and health.

Mariko says, “Client’s smile after resolving their issues make me very happy and I truly enjoy my work as a massage therapist.”

In her spare time, she enjoys walking, running and being outdoors. Also, she loves travelling.