Richard Goncalves

Remedial Massage Therapist

Certificate in Fascial Manipulation Level 2
Certificate in Dry needling
Certified ART provider (upper & lower limbs)

Richard is a Certified Specialist by Massage & Myotherapy Australia *Certified Specialist® is a national Quality Assurance (QA) program. It is a National Best Practice Standards for professional massage therapists and myotherapists.

Richard’s laid back nature belies his intense passion for bodywork and massage. With a deep interest in postural dysfunction, acute injuries, and visceral imbalances, Richard focuses his treatment on the deep fascia, also known as connective tissue, with a single focus to provide long term pain relief and a newfound freedom of movement in his patients. Richard’s belief is that muscle, bone and connective tissue work as one in a continuum to provide movement.

Rather than focus or “blame” an individual muscle, Richard aims to re establish synchronicity between the various moving parts, in which he believes the Deep Fascia holds the key. Richards satisfaction comes from finding things other therapists miss, and to offer his patients a different approach to the most seemingly stubborn dysfunctions and injuries.

Sydney born and bred, Richard worked with the GWS Giants for season 2014, and for successful clinics in the Sydney CBD where he has gained over 5000 hours of clinical experience. Richard is trained in and combines Fascial Manipulation (Stecco method), Dry needling, Active Release Techniques and Deep tissue Massage to get the very best outcome for his patients.