Our highly trained and experienced massage therapists provide the highest level of care whether it is for personal wellbeing, rehabilitation or to enhance sports performance. We have extensive experience in relaxation, remedial, therapeutic and sports massage.

All sportsmed massage therapists have a diploma of remedial massage and are registered with AAMT (Australian Association of Massage Therapists) which is the largest leading massage association in Australia. These qualifications, coupled with years of experience, enables our therapists to provide the highest level of treatment and care.

Contact

Our massage therapists are available at the below sportsmed locations. To make an appointment or enquiry with one of our massage therapists, contact the location directly or email physio@sportsmed.com.au.

Stepney Healthcare Hub08 8362 8122
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 8:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Blackwood08 8130 1181
Monday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 11:30am

Henley Beach 08 8130 1128
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 11:30am

Morphett Vale – 08 8130 1110
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 11:30am

You can find out more about our massage therapists, their special interests and consulting locations by visiting their profiles below.

Prevention

Our massage team can offer preventative care to:

  • Alleviate general, sport-related, and postural muscular symptoms
  • Assist in relaxation and reduce likelihood of anxiety and nervous tension caused by the stresses of work and a busy lifestyle
  • Improve blood flow which benefits the circulatory and lymphatic systems
  • Assist in the management and prevention of headaches
  • Assist with injury prevention
  • Reduce excessive scar tissue formation
  • Assist with pre-event conditioning
  • Boost immune system.

Treatment

Our massage therapists have extensive experience in the following treatments:

  • Remedial massage
  • Sports massage
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Dance massage therapy
  • Trigger point
  • Myofascial and hot stone therapy
  • Chinese cupping
  • Pregnancy
  • Post surgical intervention
  • Pre and post-event massage.

Massage therapy can:

  • Improve blood flow which benefits the circulatory and lymphatic systems
  • Relieves muscular tightness and pain, neck and shoulder tension, muscle spasm and cramps
  • Increase joint movements and flexibility
  • Eliminate body waste and toxins
  • Promote healing of injured tissues
  • Facilitate muscle imbalance assessment and treatment.

Rehabilitation

Massage therapy can assist in the rehabilitation and recovery from injury. Therapy may involve the use of various types of massage, as well as a range of other physical treatments to assist with rehabilitation and recovery.

Our massage therapists

Cupping Therapy

Cupping involves using small containers to produce a slight vacuum when placed against the skin.

Over the years, several different types of cupping have developed. In some ways, cupping mimics acupuncture in that it is believed to stimulate the body’s pressure points to provide for the normal and healthy distribution of fluids and energy.

Cupping provides both physical and mental benefits.

Conditions

We specialise in preventative care, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of ailments, injuries and conditions of the hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Our fact sheets are designed to provide you with a brief overview and basic understanding of the range of ailments, injuries and conditions relevant to the upper and lower limbs.

Learn about condition symptoms, non-operative and surgical treatment options, risks and complications, recovery times, and much more. Please keep in mind that treatment methods and outcomes vary from patient to patient. Each individual patient has specialised requirements that may be different to the information provided on the fact sheets.

Make an appointment

Our massage therapists are available at the below sportsmed locations with appointments available Monday to Saturday. To make an appointment, contact the location directly or email physio@sportsmed.com.au. A GP referral is not required.

All patients including private health members, uninsured, workers’ compensation, DVA, third party and public liability patients are welcome at sportsmed.

What to bring to your appointment

For your massage appointment, please ensure you bring the following with you:

  • Comfortable clothing – there may be a little residual cream from the massage that can get on your clothes
  • Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if applicable)
  • DVA card (if applicable)
  • Claim number (workers’ compensation and third party patients) and contact details for your case manager*.

*Workers’ compensation and third party patients must have a current claim and approval from their case manager before receiving a massage. In the event of a claim not being accepted, the patient is personally responsible for any costs incurred. Some of our massage therapists are accredited with ReturnToWorkSA and Allianz Motor Vehicle insurance. Allianz Motor Vehicle patients must pay for their consultation on the day and can claim back through their insurer.

Day of appointment

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allocated appointment time. Our staff will provide you with the appropriate paperwork required to be completed before the consultation with your practitioner.

Try not to eat a large meal before your massage, because your body will be directing its energy to digestion and you may become chilled or uncomfortable.

Wear or bring comfortable clothing for after the massage. There may be a little residual cream from the massage that can get on your clothes.

In the treatment room, lighting is dim in order to allow you to relax. Specially selected stress-relieving music plays, but always feel free to bring your own music or ask to have the music changed if it does not suit you.

Your therapist will leave the room to prepare for your massage, and you will be instructed to remove your clothing and lay on the massage table under a towel. Your modesty will be protected at all times. As your therapist works, they will uncover body parts to be massaged, never working on private areas.

In a full body massage your scalp, face, neck and shoulders will be massaged. The therapist may massage just under the collarbone at the Pectoralis muscle. Arms and hands will be massaged. Massage of abdominal muscles is a wonderful aid to digestion. The front of the legs, feet, back of the legs, posterior hip (gluteal) and back will also be massaged.

For those not receiving full body massage, targeted areas of tension or soreness will be massaged, working the individual muscles specifically.

Massage pressure is specifically tailored to your body. We never massage so deeply that you feel the need to hold your breath or tense your body. We will ask you for feedback about the pressure several times during the massage. Please be honest!

After the massage, the therapist will leave the treatment room while you get dressed. We will then discuss your experience, what you may expect during the next day or so and if a plan of specifically scheduled massages is indicated.

You will be reminded to drink LOTS of water during the next 24 hours, because massage moves some of the muscle metabolic by-products into circulation faster than usual, and the water will help to flush your system.

If you have questions, comments or feedback at any time during your visit, you are encouraged to discuss them with your therapist. With communication and feedback, your massage therapy visit will be a positive, pleasant experience.

Financial information

Consultation fee

30-minute consultation – $65.00
60-minute consultation – $95.00

For massage consultations, please bring along your private health insurance card or relevant documentation (workers’ compensation, DVA, third party etc.), if applicable, and Medicare card to ensure your claim can be processed at the time of consultation.

All private health funds and patients including uninsured are welcome at sportsmed. sportsmed is also a Bupa Members First Healthcare Provider, ensuring patients with Bupa private health receive exclusive benefits including more money back on claims. Some health funds will cover a percentage of the cost for massage services, however we recommend you check your level of cover with your private health fund to know exactly what you are entitled to for each consultation and the gap you may be expected to pay. Any gap payments are expected to be settled on the day of consultation.

We provide onsite HICAPS and ask that all accounts are settled on the day of consultation via EFT, Visa Card, Mastercard, AMEX, cheque or cash.

Cancellation policy

We understand your time is valuable. All of our practitioners endeavour to run on schedule and your punctual attendance will assist this. Please feel free to ring us 30 minutes prior to your appointment to confirm if your practitioner is running on time. Should you arrive late for your appointment your practitioner will do their best to provide you with your full treatment time, but in rare instances, appointments may need to be rescheduled.

We do ask that you contact us and give at least 24 hours notice should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Regular cancellations or cancellations with less than 24-hour notice may incur a cancellation fee.