David Monson

Soma Therapies at Inclusive Health
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
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Soma Therapies at Inclusive Health
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
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About

Dave is an evidence-based myotherapist and advanced body-worker offering Shiatsu and Zenthai Shiatsu, myofascial release and remedial massage with a deep tissue focus. Finding great joy in transactional, non-judgmental communication with his clients, Dave has two streams of client services. The first are those seeking evidenced-based assessment and treatment for musculoskeletal pains which might include manual therapy, joint and nerve mobilisation, graded functional movement and strength, pain... Dave is an evidence-based myotherapist and advanced body-worker offering Shiatsu and Zenthai Shiatsu, myofascial release and remedial massage with a deep tissue focus. Finding great joy in transactional, non-judgmental communication with his clients, Dave has two streams of client services. The first are those seeking evidenced-based assessment and treatment for musculoskeletal pains which might include manual therapy, joint and nerve mobilisation, graded functional movement and strength, pain science education and coaching, depending on a client’s challenges and goals. The second are those seeking bodywork. Dave has a deep appreciation for the synthesis of Taoist and neurobiological approaches and the importance of sensations that are meaningful for integrating, experiencing and mapping primary somatic neurology. Dave is passionate about supporting people to experience and engage the intrinsic elements of their bodies and connect deeply with their earthly experience. After studying and then working for some years in the field of urban and environmental planning, Dave was overcome with persistent pain and chronic fatigue. He found a way out by using the mind to protect and recondition his body, and over the next 15 years, developed practices in organic horticulture, yoga, zen meditation and mindfulness and barefoot running, as well as formal study in shiatsu, myotherapy, functional movement and pain science. He learnt to “reframe his pain”. Dave says contemporary research shows that to address long-term persistent pain, stiffness and fatigue in the body, we need to look at internalised vulnerability through changing beliefs around the causes of pain, engaging in more enjoyable life activities, exercise, strength training and mindfulness. He believes that clients whose goals relate to persistent musculoskeletal issues need to be prepared to take on more holistic aspects of themselves and their thinking around pain. Dave is currently doing a Research Masters in Mental Health Social Work, looking at social justice in persistent pain treatment. Read more

Languages

English

Therapies

Education and training

Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy - TAFE Queensland (2017) Diploma of Remedial Massage - Australian College of Eastern Medicine (2015) Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine - Australian College of Eastern Medicine (2014) Zenthia Shiatstu Healing - Mt Ninderry Healing Centre (2010) Zenthia Shiatstu Remedial - Mt Ninderry Healing Centre (2010) Masters of Social Work - current

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No

An insurance policy has been provided

Yes

Working hours (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

David Monson’s studio location

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Myotherapy

Evidenced treatment of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. My main approaches... Evidenced treatment of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. My main approaches include a combination of barefoot functional movement, neurological myofascial release, neurodynamic mobilisation, joint mobilisation. I have strong interests in pain science, education and persistent pain coaching. I have double industry training for dry needling but use it sparingly for those that find it useful for resetting muscle tonicity and getting back to movement. Read more

In person

1 hr

115 AUD

1 hr 30 min

155 AUD

Zenthai Shiatsu

Strong bodywork delivered with heart and clear intention. Great for somatic integration,... Strong bodywork delivered with heart and clear intention. Great for somatic integration, parasympathetic support, joint mobility. Read more

In person

1 hr

105 AUD

1 hr 30 min

145 AUD

Remedial Massage (Deep Tissue Focus)

Neurological and performance focused. I have trained in neurological Myofascial Release (which... Neurological and performance focused. I have trained in neurological Myofascial Release (which is the origins of Deep Tissue) and apply strong but integrated pressure to reset muscle tone. Read more

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1 hr

105 AUD

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