movement meditation massage

align breathe connect


massage, bodywork & somatic therapy

"Human touch has been the foundation of medicine, its simplest expression and, in the right hands, the most profound appreciation of what it is to be whole."

When we are hurt, we instinctively touch and press the affected area in an attempt to heal it and restore ourselves to wholeness.

Good bodywork and manual therapy have always defied description as it is not just a mere doing of techniques. 

Good bodywork that is not forceful nor limp can help begin to unravel the unnecessary armour we have accrued so that we can reconnect with our inner strength and our natural selves.

There is something deep inside us that craves a deeper connection than words. We crave connection that is missing in an aloof, hands off culture where the written word is given primacy. But however good the writing, it can never wholly encapsulate a direct, felt experience. Transmission must be direct, which only touch can provide. Even light, as fast as it is, takes time to travel. Touch is direct.

The quality of touch is what is most important to calm and comfort the receiver. This touch must be reassuring, restorative and rejuventating as we seek to help the receiver relax. However, what underlies this is the importance of a good relationship between people. There must be trust, compassion and positive regard.

Good bodywork gets the receiver out of the mind and into their body. This allow their senses to come alive and as a consequence, literally changes their outlook on life. This is especially important in a world that celebrates intellect above all else. This is meditation, meditation facilitated by another where it ultimately becomes mutual meditation.

"I don't want to call it massage.  I don't want to call it shiatsu."

Dominic is a qualified Massage Therapist. 
He has very sensitive hands from his martial arts and yoga training as well as
seeking out further education from teachers in shiatsu and Thai bodywork methods.
Combined with a deep understanding of human anatomy,
this allows for great bodywork for you!

SESSION RATES: $125 (60min), $95 (45min), $65 (30min)


Best results are achieved with a regular series of bodywork sessions initially to release the stuck areas of the body.  This will vary between 5-10 sessions depending on the individual and the amount of tension stored in the body.  Initial sessions are best spaced at weekly intervals or more regularly as circumstances allow, with increased time between sessions as maintenance once the initial release is achieved.  

Depending on your own sensitivity and bodily awareness, you may experience:
  • an increase in joint ROM
  • an increase in muscle suppleness and freedom  
  • an increase in circulation in the released area
  • a reduction in sensations of pain and/or tension in the released area/s 
  • a feeling of relaxation which is not what you are used to
  • an increase in sensation and awareness in the released area  
  • a sensation of longer limbs and/or feeling taller                                
"I used to get massages twice a week when I was working for a big company.  But they were nothing like Dominic's.  His bodywork is focussed, deep and powerful.  I can feel my body let go and regain mobility I thought I had lost years ago.  You have given me hope that I will not need surgery for my knees and my back also feels much better!"