Michael Ioppolo

Remedial Masssage Therapist

Michaels passion for massage began with the drive and desire to keep his own body in peak physical condition during and after many sporting injuries. Through seeking the help of manual therapists such as Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists over many years to help him recover from these injuries, he realised how important it was to utilise these therapies and developed a keen interest in human anatomy, particularly the musculoskeletal system and how to keep it functioning at its prime – not just to get through day to day life.

Michael loves to train in martial arts, from Brazillian Jiu Jitsu to boxing to Capoiera, and even a little break dancing just to mix it up, he can see and feel the pressure, stresses and strains that intense training puts on the human body, and prior to becoming qualified has seen many talented athletes just give up because their body could no longer keep going and they did not know where to seek help. Michaels dream is to help to keep everyone doing what they love to do, by doing something that he loves doing and can’t get enough of – deep tissue remedial massage.

Whilst Michael loves to treat athletes and weekend warriors alike, helping people to continue what they were born to do is what he is all about – whether that is taking someone out on the footy field, increasing your flexibility for that gym or dance class, loosening your shoulders so you can push yourself to be the best you can be at work, wrestling with your son or carrying your daughters in your arms, Michael is your guy. With Michaels ability to get in deep and loosen off even the most stubborn of muscles, you’ll leave feeling like you’ve had the weight of the world taken off of your shoulders.

When Michael isn’t helping others at ProActive Osteopathy, he is a signwriter by day and a martial arts genius by night – his latest passion combines martial arts and gymnastics; martial arts tricking. This is a little known underground sport and he finds the athleticism required and shown by some is inspiring to him. So whether you have a desk job, or are a competitive athlete, Michael is fortunate enough to understand both ends of the spectrum and knows exactly how to help you best.