About Remedial Massage Therapist Leah Dwyer
Remedial Massage Therapist Leah Dwyer provides treatment for musculoskeletal pain which is built upon evidence based massage therapy practice and current pain science.
Leah began her passion for massage after she was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular condition (Cervical Dystonia) 8 years ago. Living well with chronic pain is not easy and Leah has extensive first hand experience with the physical and mental challenges of daily pain and how to manage it. She is a self confessed pain science nut and has completed University based chronic pain courses to further her pain education.
Leah is particularly adept at explaining pain and has a thorough understanding of pain and the nervous system. Leah understands that massage therapy works predominantly on the nervous system by calming the nerves through slow, firm, skilled touch. This in turn calms the brain and modulates its pain output.
Leah has been a keen sportswoman for 30+ years and she is well acquainted with the aches and pains related to sporting injuries, overuse, and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Most mornings you can find Leah either kayaking on the harbour, running, weightlifting, or kicking butt in the spin room.
As the busy mum of two children, one of whom is autistic, she understands the mental and physical stresses that mums experience daily, not to mention the never ending fatigue! She has a special interest in pregnancy massage and has treated many women from as early as 9 weeks to as late as 40 weeks.
Leah does her utmost to provide a calm, relaxing environment in which to find the right solution to your pain. Each treatment is individually tailored to you and your needs, whether it’s chronic pain relief or relaxation; Leah is passionate about helping you.
In recent times, Leah has worked with Painaustralia, discussing her experiences with chronic neck pain. In a variety of television, newspaper and radio interviews, Leah has shared her experiences with Chronic Pain and Codeine, and how an accident 10 years ago led her to have a keen interest in massage and pain management. She has appeared on ABC News, Channel 9 and 10 news, and House of Wellness sharing her story.
Want to read more about Leah and her experience with Chronic neck pain and Cervical Dystonia? You can find her blog here.
In 2020 Leah was interviewed by the association of massage therapists (AMT) regarding her experience with chronic pain. Read more on the AMT site here.
Leah’s specialties include:
- Chronic neck and low back pain
- Headache pain due to occipital and jaw tension
- Muscular pain due to sporting injuries and overuse
- Deep relaxation
- Pregnancy massage
- Post Polio Syndrome and Dystonia
- Gentle massage suitable for the elderly and children
Leah also provides the following treatment types:
- Swedish Massage
- Remedial Massage
- Sport specific massage, especially rowing, running, weight lifting, and cycing
Remedial Massage Therapist Leah Dwyer is available for appointments:
- Tuesday 2pm – 8pm
- Wednesday 2pm – 8pm
- Thursday 8am – 2pm, and
- Friday 2pm – 8pm
- Saturday 2pm – 8pm
What to expect at your first appointment
Leah is a very good listener and communicator. Leah is very keen to hear your pain story, and as a fellow chronic pain sufferer knows how important it is for her to understand your particular pain and when it all began. She will discuss with you the treatment, explain pain, and devise with your input a treatment plan if need be. Leah is passionate about evidence based massage therapy and providing her clients with the best possible massage. She is experienced in and committed to working closely in partnership with the other highly experienced practitioners at Ryde Natural Health Clinic to find the best possible solution to your pain.
Remedial massage fees:
Ninety minutes – $165
Sixty minutes – $121
Forty Five minutes – $99
Thirty minutes – $77
*Private health funds generally cover a portion of our remedial massage fees, depending on your level of cover.
*Seniors and full-time students receive 10% off if they visit ‘off-peak’ between 8am and 12pm, Monday through Friday.
How to make an appointment
To get started, give clinic reception a call on (02) 9878 5021. The clinic is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days.