Important COVID-19 information

Due to COVID-19  there are new health and safety protocols in place to access my services.

* If you have any symptoms of the flu or COVID-19, please do not book in with me until given the all clear by a medical professional
* If you have been overseas, on a cruise ship, or you have been in contact with someone who has since April 1st 2020, please do not book in with me at this stage

If you make a booking....

* Please remain in your car until I contact you to enter the clinic
* Please wash your hands as soon as entering

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services have updated their website to read....
 

Which personal services are now prohibited?

Businesses providing personal care services where there is close contact must cease operating.

This includes the following businesses:

  • beauty therapy, spray-tanning, waxing and nail salons

  • spa and massage services

  • tattoo and piercing services

  • spas and massage parlours providing relaxation massages as distinct from therapeutic or remedial massage

  • sex work services and adult entertainment services.

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-restricted-activities-directions-frequently-asked-questions

Professional, Personalised, Effective

Dan Smith

0421 609 875

 

If you have a question, please call or send a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

 

Specialists in Sports Massage, Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial, Functional Movement and Postural Assessment techniques.

 

We help to promote quicker muscle recovery after strenuous exercise, sports and training to ensure maximum range of motion and efficiency to help you be the best you can be.  

MY PASSION

So many times we find that the pain being felt is secondary to the cause, whether from an injury, training, recovering from injury, posture or even just slept poorly.

 

My passion at Healix Wellness is to identify the cause of the pain and/or dysfunction to ensure you have decreased pain throughout your life, not just a couple of days.  

 

I specialise in the Niel-Asher Technique™ for the treatment of Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy, Shoulder Bursitis as well as Assisted Reciprocal Inhibition/Neil Asher Technique for the treatment of hip dysfunction.

 

I utilize a range of techniques based on the presenting conditions and the person.  These include Dry Needling, Sports Massage, Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Cupping, Myofascial Release, Stretching, Functional Movement and Postural Assessment techniques.

For details regarding each of these techniques, please click this link.

 

 

Massage is the study of anatomy in braille - Jack Meagher

(Olympic Soft Tissue Therapist)

 

HERE'S WHERE TO FIND ME....

Working alongside allied health practitioners at Geelong Natural Therapies

 

36 Shannon Avenue, 

Geelong West

 

Geelong, VIC.   3218

 
 

YOUR SOFT TISSUE SPECIALIST

- Owner - Healix Wellness

- Diploma Remedial Massage

- Certified in Neil Asher Technique for Frozen Shoulder 

- Certificate IV Fitness

- Therapist for Athletics Australia

- Trainer and Assessor at The Gordon TAFE - Geelong East and Werribee

 

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Dan has been my remedial massage therapist over the last 5 years.  As a social runner, over 40, I have always struggled with recurring hamstring and calf injuries.  Along with a balanced stretching program, I have found Dan's skills of remedial massage, dry needling and Ten's therapy invaluable in keeping me 'on the road'.

I would recommend him without reservation.

Dr Matthew Worthley

Cardiologist

There aren't many that have the combination of anatomical knowledge, movement understanding, technical ability and care that Dan has. He genuinely takes the time to assess, consider and remedy issues for the benefit of both athletic performance and client wellbeing. Dan invests the time into solving complex and often difficult to determine issues and listens to all the musings of self-diagnosis without judgement.

Dan has absolutely helped in my athletic pursuits over the past 12 months - through recovery, race preparation and injury prevention as well as mental wellbeing.  I would recommend his services to anyone searching for athletic improvements, self improvements and/or personal wellbeing.

Dan Gale

Husband, Teacher, Father, Cyclist

I am a senior Finance executive and spend much of my life in front of a computer and although I work out in the gym, I still spend much of my time sitting.  I have scoliosis in my neck and some damage to the vertebrae which, if not managed, can be quite painful.

I originally began going to Dan as my neck and shoudler muscles were extremely tight (close to frozen) and I had little movement in that area.  Dan has been able to offer me healing hands to manage the damage in my neck...I have always felt comfortable, cared for and safe on his table...He listens! He takes his cue from you, he talks to you, asks for feedback and is responsive in his methods of individualising his care.

He is very knowledgable, grounded and tuned in to his client.  He also continues to learn new massage and related techniques that make him even more expert in his craft.

Dan really listens to your concerns and then uses his knowledge to explain how he will proceed.  He invests his personal time in determining which treatment would be most useful and provides suggestions explaining what he does.  He is also open to any questions and its obvious that his knowledge of skeletal and muscular structure is impressive.

I deeply apprectiate not only his superlative massage therapy skills and expertise, but also his unquestionable integrity, sensitivity and his sense of humour!!

Tracy Randall

Director of Finance

I have been seeing Dan Smith for massage for 3 years.  I had chronic back problems for 6 years, which my physiotherapist and doctor could not rectify.  On meeting Dan, he was able to identify the problem and with time completely rectified my back problems.  I have found Dan to be extremely professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring his professional skills

Kevin Hodgeman

Aged 58, Managing Director

I went to see Dan because of a long standing issue with my right shoulder and AC joint.  I had limited movement and was advised by another health professional to have an operation.  Rather than take that option, I was referred to Dan by a friend. 

I was very impressed by Dan's ability to understand and identify the issues with my shoulder and his ability to clearly articulate what sort of treatment he had in mind to resolve my problem.

It was only a matter of a few short months for me to achieve a greater range of movement and now going forward I am virtually symptom free.  Thanks Dan for your continued care.

Fred Freimayer

Aged 64, Financial Advisor

Dan has been my massage therapist for the last 3 years. Dan always took the time to talk about what pain and issues I was experiencing with a view to finding the cause of the problem, not just treating the symptoms. He used a consultative approach to treatment, outlining what he was planning, and then getting feedback on how effective it was for me. I have been using massage for the last 20 years, and Dan is one of the best. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a therapist. Geelong’s gain is Adelaide’s loss.

Side note: Kathy decided she would write two testimonials for me......I wasn't sure which one to use......

Dan has been my massage therapist for the last 3 years. Don’t be fooled by the boyish good looks and charm, underneath that exterior he is evil – inflicting pain at every opportunity, and managing to stay just out of reach at all times. However he does have a great sense of humour which helps take the edge off the pain. Why did I keep going back?  – Because he’s good at what he does.

Kathy Noordhoek

Product Development & Training Manager

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