Remedial Massage Therapist and Dry Needling Therapist


EnhanceHQ Remedial Massage helps alleviate pain, tightness and musculoskeletal problems.

In addition to remedial massage, EnhanceHQ Massage Therapists offer relaxation massage, sports, deep tissue, pregnancy and lymphatic drainage massage as well as reflexology, dry needling, cupping and PNF stretching.

“I assess each client, choose from these techniques and adjust my massage and treatment to best serve the client’s condition and individual needs.”

As an Accredited Practitioner of AAMT, Private Health Rebates are available.


Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage is is a treatment modality that manipulates the soft or deep tissues of the body including movement for a specific therapeutic effect. Akiko will assess where your pain is coming from and select the treatment methods. It uses relevant techniques, lubricants and movements according to the client’s needs and response. Private Health Rebates apply.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises..

Dry Needling

Dry Needling involves the application of acupuncture needles into tight, painful areas in your muscles known as “Trigger Points” (sometimes referred to as knots) in the muscles. Dry Needling is performed to elicit a healing response in these tissues, but is different to traditional acupuncture as it is not necessarily aimed at specific “acupuncture” points. Dry needling has been proven to be a very effective way of relaxing tight muscles, reducing inflammation and relieving pain.


Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower legs, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Therapists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for their clients.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage helps you by targeting specific areas of the body that need to be relaxed or allow more movement. As your body changes during this time it is important to prepare the body and aid the changes instead of trying to fight it.  We are happy to provide this treatment after the 1st trimester (12 weeks).

Cupping Therapy

Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced in order to draw and hold skin and superficial muscles inside the cup.  It helps to rejuvenate certain meridians and organs that are not functioning at their best. Cupping is known to help activate the lymphatic system, promote blood circulation, and is good for deep tissue repair.

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a specialised massage technique designed to activate and cleanse the human body fluid system. As the lymphatic system itself is responsible for optimum functioning of the water circulation and immune system, lymphatic drainage massage is a key to maximising the ability to rejuvenate and establish resistance to stress and disease.

Ear Candling

Ear candling, also called ear corning, is a gentle, relaxing treatment to clear the ear canals. By using a specially made hollow candle that is held on the edge of your ear, it creates a vacuum in the ear, drawing out old wax. It’s an excellent treatment to relieve symptoms such as sinus congestion, hearing problems from excessive ear wax, and glue ear.

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