Richard Goncalves - Muscle Therapist
Dip RM, Cert ART, Cert MDN, Cert Fascial Manip.
I’m Richard Goncalves. I work in the health industry as a remedial massage therapist. I’m known for helping people get out of pain fast and am one of the few remedial massage therapists that is level 2 certified in Fascial Manipulation in Sydney. I'm great at helping active people overcome and prevent injuries and I also work effectively with chronic pain.
I have been lucky enough to do a lot of work with top sporting teams including GWS Giants AFL team.
My passion for bodywork stems from my longstanding career as a professional bass player.
Through this experience using my hands, I have transferred this talent to bodywork. I am an advocate for good health and have interests in gym, Yoga, martial arts, Tai Chi and cycling.
I have found that my combination of diagnostic abilities and the range of musculo skeletal techniques I have at my disposal means I have a very high success rate in bringing relief and restoring health. Just some of the specialities I draw on are ART (active release techniques), fascial manipulation, dry needling, deep tissue and trigger point therapies. I am also Australia's only Level 2 Massage Therapist that has completed Fascial Manipulation, a powerful assessment and treatment method developed by Italian Physiotherapist Luigi Stecco.
- Working with leading GWS Giants (AFL)
- 3 years experience delivering quality massage
- associated with leading physiotherapists, chiropractors and personal trainers.
- treating 1000's of satisfied clients.
- Diploma of Remedial Massage with distinction
- Certificate 4 Massage
- Active Release Techniques Provider
- Myofascial Dry Needling Accredited Provider
- Fascial Manipulation (Stecco Method)
Richard is passionate about health and well being and is always upgrading his skills and learning.
Some recent courses include
- Biotensegrity - John Sharkey
- Stecco Method Fascial Manipulation
- Stecco Method Fascial Manipulation 2013
- ART lower body 2013
- ART Upper body 2012
- Myofascial Dry Needling 2012
- Stretching and Strengthening advice
- Postural Assessment
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- PNF stretching
Richie is the best! His knowledge and ability to work the exact spots that you need is amazing. You MUST have a treatment with him. You will wonder why you didn't come sooner!
Robyn Suttor -http://www.familyfit.com.au
Richard was a genius. I went with some specific shoulder pain and he isolated the cause. I walked out sore from the specific treatment, but all my other pain was gone instantly. I've been to a sports body worker before who was great, but this was far better. I'm going back again this week and will be seeing him regularly for maintenance. Highly recommend!!
Richies ability to assess and treat injuries is brilliant and amazing. I've had shoulder injuries for many years and have had a lot of treatment from osteos, chiros and physios but nothing has provided immediate pain relief and overall improvement as Ritchies treatments. I highly recommend Ritchie and wish I'd found him years ago.