"The first time I visited James I didn’t hold out much hope that my issues could be fixed. Over the previous couple of years my severe shoulder/back pain had been treated by a number of physiotherapists and chiropractors without success but James made me feel as though something could be done, and he was right! After all those years of pain I can now go through life relatively pain free, I can’t express what a miracle this feels for me. I honestly didn’t think it would ever be possible. I will absolutely be recommending James to family and friends."
Lauren Alves 20/5/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"James is the best therapist we have ever had! His knowledge, skills and understanding of the human body and how to fix it is incredible. My boys and I have been fortunate to have. I give him the highest recommendation possible!😀"
Tara Merks 5/5/2023 via Setmore Reviews
"James - our family thank you 🙏 for having miracle hands - you have worked wonders on us all and we are blessed to have come across you - to others reading this reading - don’t 2nd guess - make an appt. with James - trust us, you will be well cared for and your body will love it!"
Kate Wainwright 5/5/2023 via Setmore Reviews
"After nearly three years of experiencing regular unexplained headaches, I was referred to James by my personal trainer. My problem was diagnosed during my first visit and after two sessions I am now completely headache free. Thanks to James my quality of life has returned! I recommend James as a very, very competent therapist."
Joanne O'Keefe 2/5/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"After two years of suffering with arm and elbow pain, I went to James to see if there was anything he could do to relieve it. Now a week on, all I can say is a HUGE Thank You, as I am completely clear of pain. For the first time in years I can do ‘normal’ things. Terima kasih"🙏
Sunarti Numberi 21/4/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"James was very knowledgeable about the two procedures I had undergone and targeted my treatment accordingly. Fantastic result was achieved in much quicker time than expected. Couldn't be happier and the icing on the cake is the more than reasonable rates. Highly recommended."
Leah McLaughlin 15/4/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"I am very grateful to James as he has got me back to playing tennis after experiencing extremely worrying numbness in my legs due to muscles pressing down onto nerves. A neurologist identified the problem and suggested physical therapy would be beneficial, and after reading several reviews on his website, I booked with James as he seemed to have high praise from a number of sports people. I now rank as one of those too as I have returned to playing and actually won my last two matches! Thank you James!”
Kate McNeil 23/3/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"Correct diagnosis, effective targeted treatment, honesty of when I require treatment, scaling back my treatment when needed. Very good understanding of the reality of my situation, requirements and needs. Thanks James. Outstanding!"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Rhonda Sedgeman 20/3/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"My recent visit was for a low back pain. Having been to several physiotherapists in the past for the same problem I decided to try your practice, as you have previously treated my sister successfully for a neck related problem. In just 1 session my back was so much better, and in a much shorter time than I had experienced previously."
Marg Edmonson 10/3/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"I recently had a long term knee issue and subsequent calf strain. James was recommended as a knee guru by a friend and I'm so grateful. He is an exceptional physical therapist, helps you understand the 'why' and wants you to get back doing the things you love (footy!). I've recommended him to everyone since and will continue to do so! I've seen a lot of different therapists in the past for various issues, but James is a stand out. Cannot recommend him enough!"
Will Doherty 8/3/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"Best in the business. Highly recommended. No more back pain."
Sally Gallagher 24/2/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"I had a lot of knee pain after twisting it badly at gym and although the physio I did eased the pain a little I wasnt able to get on top of it. I got a recommedation for James and seriously couldnt be happier with how it went. His background in sports injuries and AFL really shone through and it was obvious from the get go he knew what to do. So different from physio - he actually manually realigned my knee and after a little left over swelling went down my knee was next to new again -all done in one 45 min booking Thanks James, very happy indeed!"
David Mooney 4/2/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"5 Stars! Best and most effective therapist I’ve ever seen. James is highly knowledgeable, ethical, straightforward and treated a problem in a few sessions when the Specialist options were surgery or steroids. I can’t rate him highly enough."
Marina Brassel 25/1/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"I would recommend James to anyone. It’s the best money I’ve ever spent. Fixed and treated things GP’s couldn’t. Feeling so much better, more mobile & cannot believe the difference regular treatments from James has had on my life. Pain that has been there for many years has nearly completely gone! Forever grateful" 🙏
Elena Randolph 15/1/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"James was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Explained the process, expectations, and answered ALL questions, and was able to manufacture a fast resolution to my issue. Highest standard and quality of care I've had over a long period seeing various therapists."
Alycia Grundy 3/1/2023 via Facebook Reviews
"I took the plunge to try a new therapist for my sciatica which I struggled with for 3.5 months. After reading positive reviews about James I bit the bullet and had a 1 hour remedial treatment. James expertise was obvious within the first few minutes and by the half way mark I was very happy to realise I had stumbled across an outstanding therapist. I had immediate relief from the pain and going forward I can't believe how good it is to feel normal! James is professional, friendly and a very skilled therapist. My only regret is I didn't visit sooner. Cheers mate!"
Joseph Price 19/12/2022 via Facebook Reviews
“Cannot speak highly enough of James! He has been an absolute rockstar in getting to the bottom of my pain and he leaves no stone unturned! Super helpful for me transitioning through from the ‘oh my goodness I am a blimp and have the sorest back’ to helping my body adjust after birth. Not only was James able to resolve my pain, he gave me the tools to relieve and avoid further problems. I highly recommend him!"
Marion Hegarty 6/12/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"Just What I Needed! I had been dealing with back problems for many years. When I pinched some sort of nerve I had to find a way to fix it. I went to James to see if anything could be done. He put me through some baseline tests and started work on my back with some deep tissue massage, which felt unbelievable (you never knew how effective that is and it feels great), and my pain was pretty much gone. I’m sure I’ll be going to James for years to come when needed.”
Tanya Steele 1/12/2022 via Facebook Reviews
“I just want to say “Thank You!” It has been 2 years now that I have been suffering from crippling sciatica and back pain. I have been to 3 osteopaths, 3 physios, 1 chiropractor and a consultant radiologist who gave me injections under Ultrasound control. In addition I also saw a myofacial release specialist. I paid out of pocket for all of it and it cost me well over $1000. All were well meaning but none managed to diagnose nor cure my pain. I received some temporary relief because all focused on symptoms and not the cause but James, you diagnosed the problem correctly and then set about treating the cause - finally! 3 weeks on, I am 95% there - unreal really, given how chronic my situation was. Almost everyone else just followed a "same for everyone" route. That “one size fits all” just DOES NOT work and it is so hard to tell who is a good Clinician and who is not. I was lucky to finally find you.Thank you for giving me my life back!"
Janine Watts 10/11/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"My wife and I both see James for physical therapy sessions when needed after the competitive sports we play. Easily the best we have seen. Very knowledgeable and great at what he does and there hasn't been a problem yet he coudnt solve. Highly recommended!"
Blair Birmingham 4/11/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"Super professional service! He provides lots of ideas on how to look after your body a bit better, including lots of stretches which seemed to really free things up and the massage was absolutely fabulous. Best money I've spent in ages! Highly recommended."
Angela Bradley 15/10/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"As a single mum with deteriorating physical problems I have struggled for a very long time to find someone able to help me enough to reduce my pain and restore the flexibility and movement in my body that has disappeared over the last couple of years, until a health professional I had been seeing suggested I pay James a visit. Her suggestion has been life changing for me, and what James has accomplished in just a few weeks has been just exceptional! I no longer wake in pain during the night, I dont have the constant aching pain running across my back and down my legs, and the tingling and pins and needles in my legs and feet has completely gone! James is just an incredible man, so knowledgeable and unbelievably skilled at what he does. If you need your problem fixed then you need to see James! I can highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
Serena Johnstone 11/10/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I recently seen James to sort out my low back and hip problem. I drive a van and sitting down all day causes pain in my back hip and leg and a mates wife had seen him with top results so I booked hoping for the best. After he was working on me for 45 mins I couldnt believe the difference. I had a little stiffness for a couple of days but after that I was like brand new. Best I ever been too. Great stuff James."
Mick Fowler 2/10/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"First ever review, but I just had to let people with physical problems know what a great therapist James Kirwan is. I was very sore in the front of my shoulder and chest for months and tried various people to find relief, but none was forthcoming. It got to the stage where sleeping was almost impossible and I was having trouble doing some pretty basic activities and it was getting me down. A friend gave me James' card and I called him to discuss what he felt could be done and he said he could help, but to be honest, I had heard that before to no avail. On the day we went through the issues I was having and he said he thought the problem was coming from the middle of my back. I was surprised as no one had touched my back in previous treatments, and I couldnt see how that could be it, but I didnt have anything to lose, so Im not sure what he did, perhaps some magic, but after 30 mins of some very deep massage on my back and manipulation of my shoulders I was 100% pain free, and I had full movement back in my arm and shoulder! I was totally shocked, surprised and ever, ever so grateful! I have had no problems in the area since and can now get on with my life without the stress and awful pain I was in. If you are having problems give James a try! He helped me greatly and I know he can help many others! AAA+ rating from me!"
Liz Thurling 24/9/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"James is a Master Physical Therapist. Found his services online followed by visiting his website for bookings which suited me perfectly. Booking online and was a very simple exercise. Booked in for a 90 minute Remedial Massage. James proceeded to target the areas required. I have to say here he knew exactly where to go and what to do. No need for a painful rubdown yet his technique did the trick each time. Before I knew it the 90 minutes were up!!!!! This experience just flew. He is definitely a master practitioner and he has me now as a regular client, and have recommended him to my friends. Highly recommended! Thanks James, till next time!"
Yuli Grueso 15/9/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"My husband has been coming to James for ages, he is the best massage therapist we have found and believe me we have tried quite a few. Every time Gordon has a treatment from James, he comes away feeling absolutely amazing and that's not easy with my husband's medical conditions. Years of work doing manual labour has caused him many problems as he gets older but James is able to keep him pain free and mobile. We could not recommend James more!"
Irene and Gordon Stafford 28/8/2022 via Website
"James was thorough in his assessment of my problem and he gave an even better treatment then the one I had received recently from a big name and more expensive physical therapy clinic. I am also thrilled to have found a therapist local to me who is reasonably priced and professional and who I have now booked in for regular visits. Can happily recommend to anyone needing pain relief from muscular problems."
Meera Hamilton 27/8/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"Couldn't be more pleased after seeing James for a persistant problem I've had for a number of months. Very thorough and looks at the bigger picture rather than providing a band-aid solution. Now my forever therapist!"
Erin Cosgriff 26/7/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I have been suffering with Plantar Fasciitis in my foot for a year and a half and have tried just about everything. I was on holiday on the Mornington Peninsula and a friend suggested I try James. So, I made an appointment with James, a lovely man with a very positive manner, which I really needed after such a long time with this condition. I walked out of there with no stabbing pains in my foot and spent the next couple of hours walking along the beach without any issues. Thank you!! I just wish I lived closer! Thanks so much!!"
Jacinta Fuller 26/7/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I was recommended to try James after 3 pain injections by my Sports Physician when receiveing treatment for a chronic back issue. I had tried Physio but was disappointed but since I started with James my improvement in a short time has been massive and has exceeded any expectations I had to start with. James is a complete legend and with a different approach has really helped me. I certainly won't be going anywhere else from now on and can recommend James to everyone."
Clinton Laing 21/7/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I have seen James a number of times in the last couple of years for treatment as needed for my scoliosis. By far the best and most knowledgeable therapist I have seen to manage my condition."
Briony O'Rourke 18/7/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"James is absolutely amazing! I have had problems with my back / shoulders / hip flexors for years and years and have never felt better since coming to see James. Highly recommend!!"
Mellisa Parkin 17/7/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"Had my first appointment with James on Friday and what a good one it was. Everything was arranged via text and that couldn’t have been easier. It’s so easy dealing with someone whose communication is clear and concise. The massage itself was excellent, James located and worked on the knotted muscle in my neck and shoulders with firm but not painful strokes that showed great technique. I felt wonderfully relaxed at the end and was noticeably looser in the neck and shoulders. My best endorsement is that I plan on returning for more. This man is a real find and I cannot recommend him more strongly. Thanks for the great massage James!!" 🙏
Diandra Chisnall 27/6/2020 via Facebook Reviews
"James is the one stop shop. His multi disciplinary approach ensures I leave feeling relaxed and pain free. Great tips and advice, and the only therapist who has been able to resolve my lower back pain completely. Absolutely recommend!"
Lilly Freeman 31/5/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"Best remedial massage I have ever had! I walked in with sciatic pain and walked out without it!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Myra Fredricks 13/5/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I couldn’t recommend James enough to my family and friends! He is fantastic with remedial massage physical therapies. My lower back and hip was all sorted after just one session. Highly recommended!"
Kyrsten Fletcher 26/4/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"James has finally shed light on a long term persistent injury of mine. His holistic approach identified muscular and joint issues that a number of doctors have missed. He then put in place a very effective treatment to address this issue. 10/10 James! Recommended."
Amie Regan 8/4/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I had pain in my upper arm and shoulder for months and all attempts at relief were of little help. James diagnosed a frozen shoulder and explained why previous therapy hadn't worked. He guided me through the process involved in healing the shoulder even down to advice on the best imaging to get. The work James has done on me has provided relief from the pain and has gotten movement back in the shoulder and arm. James service is so much more than a regular skin deep massage, and for me has been much more effective than the physio I had been receiving. If you have muscular issues that need attention I highly recommend James."
Keitha Leggett 5/4 2022 via Facebook Reviews
"A Muscle Magician! Miles and miles better than anyone else Ive ever been to. Anyone needing a proper massage that will actually correct you're issues then you've just found it!"
Nickie Gattuso 5/4/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I came to James to get a 30 min back massage. It was that good I extended and had to go back the next week! The best deep tissue massage around! Worked out all my knots and tight areas - felt so good afterwards! Awesome!!
Molly Moroney 22/3/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I was impressed by James evaluation of my problems and even more impressed with the end result. I had seen a few other therapists with no real improvement but James was able to find and successfully treat the problem. I now book in for monthly tune ups and my wife and family also see him when required. Stands well above all others as a massage/physical therapist."
Liam Davis 20/3/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I had a nasty issue with my lower back after a gym workout and saw a physio who gave me stretches but it didnt help so I went to James after getting a recomendation. Felt fantastic after his treatment and the pain in my back and down my legs had gone and I could bend over again! Amazed at how quickly and easily he was able to fix me. Thanks James, really happy and really impressed 🙏"
La Ong Butler 10/3/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"Awesome! I have genuinely found the massage God! I have never had work from anyone like James, he worked my painful shoulders and neck really good, even my jawline which I constantly rub with my roller ball. I love his professional approach & calm manner which makes each visit first class .... and then some. 👍"
Samantha Dwyer 1/3/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"Just sublime! The most competent and caring therapist I've ever been to! Sorted my issues quickly, efficiently and painlessly! 🙏10/10 James!!"
Rafella Iskander 14/2/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"After surgery my hamstrings have been super tight for quite awhile...after one massage with James I can now walk when I wake up in the morning (rather than hobble). I'm looking forward to many more massages.
Jacqui Jovic 5/2/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"Great massage! I really felt a difference in my workout just 8 hours after my massage. James was able to work on my shoulders like no one else. I will be returning and sending my family as well. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
Emma-Kate Reynolds 1/2/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"Fantastic experience with a very talented therapist. I have been experiencing ongoing pain in my left shoulder and had been going to a few different masseuses with no luck. James found the problem and nailed the treatment and I feel so much better. 🙏 Would recommend to everyone."
Alana Penza 13/1/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I am a long time client of James (8 years) and I can promise you wont find better than James. I injured my elbow and shoulder lifting my grocery bags from my boot and had severe pain in both and my elbow was locked and I couldnt straighten out my arm. I called James at 9.30 pm and he was happy for me to come over then thank goodness. He worked on my arm and shoulder for 30 minutes, releasing the jammed up muscles and virtually he realigned the joints and muscles in the arm, then wrapped it in a cold compress and I left feeling so much better. I had an uncomfortable night but the next morning most of the pain had gone and I could straighten the arm without any pain. I did a short follow up a week later and now the whole issue is behind me. Thanks James once again you have been a blessing!"
Taylor Sharrock 10/1/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"I needed a massage for severe shoulder pain from frozen shoulder. James worked on my shoulder and greatly got the shoulder freely moving and the rest of my body feeling great! I still talk about the services received! Been my go to now for almost a year."
Enza Cepile 1/1/2022 via Facebook Reviews
"Booked a sports massage with James to correct hip/calf pain and he completely fixed my problems. Very knowledgeable with skills to match. Thanks James. Outstanding service! 🙏"
Niccola Burgmann 8/12/2021 via Facebook Reviews
"Amazing! At my first visit, James worked on my lower back and I am completely pain free. I could not be more pleased. Gets my vote!!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Samantha Lukis 8/8/2021 via Facebook Reviews
"James was friendly and knowledgable, using his experience with multiple modalities to treat my issues. He unlocked a chronic and painful issue in my neck/shoulder that I've had work done on before (with marginal results). A very positive experience. I recommend James and have already booked my next massage." Thanks!
Katrina Angelis 5/7/2021 via Facebook Reviews
"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars! Amazing, professional service!"
Emily Buchanan 2/7/2021 via Facebook Reviews
"Professional and effective service! More than just a massage - more of a realignment of my body. James fixed my issue after just one visit... what's left to say?? Highly recommend, 10/10."
Edwina Rosham 2/6/2021 via Facebook Reviews
"James has been my massage therapist for about 4 years. I had been to so many massage therapists and I am picky as shit about who I go to - James is THE BEST. He's got heaps of knowledge and massage skills, as well as creating a really beautiful massage experience. I feel safe, cared for and listened to, and there's always massive benefit in my body after my massages. Thanks, James!"
Lillian Aarts 19/4/2021 via Facebook Reviews
"Wow! I don't normally write reviews, but I just have to after the massage I received from James. This was not like any massage I've ever had before at day spas this one was 100 times better! I could actually feel the stress and tension in my body melting under his hands! I can't recommended him highly enough!"
Renata Jamieson 8/3/2021 via Facebook Reviews
"Just fantastic thanks James! My shoulder had been killing me for weeks and James fixed the problem in just one visit! Could not be happier and so very grateful!"
Riley Switzzer 19/2/2021 via Facebook Reviews
"I woke up several times every night for years due to pretty bad low back pain. I tried the stretching, painkiller and muscle relaxer but nothing really help. James found out very quick that the pain in my left low back from my right ankle that after an injury 5 years ago never return to full range of motion. James was able to loosen up the joint and I am since two month pain free."
Elena Grinenko 6/2/2021 via Facebook Reviews
"Was on a physical therapy merry go round until I tried James. Brilliant therapist who understood my problem and knew how to fix it. Absolutely recommend!!"
Chrissy Maxwell 20/1/2021 via Facebook Reviews
"James is a world class therapist. Not sure that masseuse adequately describes him, more muscle whisperer. I had struggled with hip leg and lower back pain and had received different types of therapy over a long period of time but nothing had any lasting effect until I saw James. After describing my issues he did a few quick tests on my muscles and was able to replicate my pain by pressing on a muscle on the side of my abdomen. No one had ever thought the problem could be there, except James who found it in less than a minute! Now I must say the treatment that followed was not the most pleasant experience but the result was well worth a little discomfort. I had a follow up appointment a week later and I walked away completely confident my pain was finished with. I would highly recommend James to anyone with muscular issues needing a high quality treatment to heal."
Dianne Lindner 6/12/2020 via Facebook Reviews
"I’ve been seeing James for two months now to help me with my injured shoulder and bursitis. He’s very kind and patient and really cares about helping you recover as soon as possible. It’s been a long process for me dealing with this and trying to get back on track and James is helping immensely with fantastic therapy and advice. I would highly recommend him if you need a great caring physical therapist.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
Anita de Natris 3/12/2020 via Facebook Reviews
"WOW! James is an excellent massage therapist! I've been getting remedial and sports massages for over 10 years and I must say James is definitely one of the very best. He's very knowledgeable and skilful, but the thing that most impresses me is that he also consistent! I've started off with good massages from other therapists and over time, the quality fades, not with James - he listens each and every time and I get the massage I need for what's ailing me. I also LOVE the hot towels at the end. Very soothing and relaxing and I don't feel greasy when I'm done. His room is very clean and has a soothing ambiance and always has great music playing. I get at least 2 massages a month, sometimes up to 4 and it's well worth it to counter my busy and stressful life! Booking on his website is very easy and his pricing is very reasonable. Treat yourself, you won't be disappointed." 🌟💞
Zoe Marchant 11/11/2020 via Facebook Reviews
"Rarely do I give 5 star service to any review but I have to tell you, James is by far the best masseur I have been to. James provides a great massage in a clean, calm and peaceful atmosphere. His assessment of my neck issues was thorough and he worked at just the right pressure to relieve my symptoms so that I was headache free. I would thoroughly recommend his services and have booked in for regular visits." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Renee Batchelor 3/8/2020 via Facebook Reviews
"One of the most effective massages I ever had. James is amazing. He really knows what hes doing and was very responsive. My head ache is gone! My chest shoulder pain is gone. And I even got more energetic. Highly recommended! 5 stars for sure.."
Jenn Tran 6/7/2020 via Facebook Reviews
"Amazing massage from James this weekend. The soreness and pain in my back and shoulders was resolved quickly and easily, and the work done on my neck was by far the best and most effective treatment I've ever received. Highly recommended!!"
Deena Leggett 28/6/2020 via Setmore Reviews
"James definitely got the knowledge and the skills in his field. I could never get rid of my upper back tightness before my first visit to him. It is absolutely phenomenal that his treatment can fix my problems on the very first go. Definitely worth the time. Simply speechless here!!!!!"
Lorraine Ying 5/6/2020 via Facebook Reviews
"Wow! James! Thank you! I saw James this week in regards to an issue with my forearm and my wrist which had been causing all sorts of issues for me for the best part of 12 months. I had seen chiros, massage therapists, oesteopaths and physios but had not been able to get any relief from my pain. James' treatment was so different from anything I had received previously. For 30 mintues he massaged and re-aligned my shoulder and arm, cracked my elbow and wrist and I walked out without any pain. No return visits required - completely fixed! James' service is much, much more than an average massage. James is by far the most knowledgeable and by far the most skilled practitioner I have been to. AAA+ rating deserved!"
Louise Vandermeer 2/6/2020 via Facebook Reviews
"I had my first massage with James this week. I had been experiencing pain in my back and shoulders and some numbness due to sitting at a desk all day, every day. James talked me through how the muscles and nerves in the body work and what was happening in my body to cause this pain. He then gave me an amazing massage. I couldnt believe how much better I felt afterwards! I haven’t had anymore numbness since the massage and now I have no pain in my back and shoulders. An amazing experience, thank you James!"
Ash Holland 15/5/2020 via Facebook Reviews
"Thank you for a wonderful massage treatment yesterday, your skill and expertise has helped me enormously and now, for the first time in years I don't feel like I have a knife sticking in my back! Scoliosis has caused me considerable pain and discomfort for years, and most treatments I've received in the past have at best, been band aid solutions. I had the best sleep last night I've had for ages and am now able to move around without that dreadful searing pain in my back. Incredible! Once again, thank you James, I am so very, very grateful for what you did for me yesterday."
Margaret Thomas 1/3/2020
"One of, no, its the best massage I've had. I've had much massage in my life and James has a great balance of deep tissue, nurturing, and relaxing. I left feeling refreshed, without any pain and completly relaxed. I have had chronic low back and shoulder issues and James has addressed both, knowing intuitively when to go deep and when to be soft. I highly reccomend James if you need a professional massage that is both therapuetic and relaxing!! Can't wait till my next one" 🙏
Lee Galinovic 22/2/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"I saw James on the referral of my chiropractor when I was experiencing a great deal of neck pain a couple of months ago. My neck was so bad that I couldnt sleep and I had constant headaches, stiffness and very little sideways movement. My chiropractor was just not able to get me past this but James magic hands relieved my issues quickly. I am extremely happy now as I am pain free and I now see James regularly to avoid further problems. Best money I've ever spent!!!"
Brittney Feldman 17/2/2020 via Setmore Bookings
"I have been using one of the franchise shopping centre massage shops and while the price was right, you get what you pay for. In addition, as of late I had noticed that getting weekend appointments had been becoming more and more difficult. I got to the point where I wanted to try an independent therapist, and luckily for me I found James. My first massage with James was fantastic from start to finish, from booking online (had to cancel and reschedule due to a conflict and James accomodated without question) right through to the very finish of the massage. I arrived 10 minutes early as James had requested, to give us time to discuss my issues and create a treatment plan. The massage itself was unbelievably good, light years ahead of what I had been getting. James is very thorough, varying the pressure when needed, from light to very deep but never causing pain or discomfort. I received a 90 minute remedial massage which is what I typically get and could not have been happier with the experience. I have been seeing James on a weekly basis since and feel so much better. I highly recommend James."
Maria Hamilton-Lorenzi 31/1/2020 via Facebook Reviews
"I first met James during his time in Prahran and now always call in for a massage and "tune up" when I'm in his area. It still amazes me that whatever my problem is, when I get off the table James has cured me! James also offers fantastic self help advice for keeping yourself in the best possible condition. To quote Tina Turner - "Simply the best."
Jane Turner 19/12/2019 via email
"A long time client of James Kirwan Massage I see James when I need to be put back together. When I am in physical alignment my emotional side becomes stronger and I feel calmer and more in control of my life. There is no one better than James as a massage therapist, an amazing man who never fails to deliver. Highly recommended."
Sarah Richardson 13/12/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"I came to see James through my friend Tina who has been seeing James with great results. I had a very painful back problem which my GP diagnsosed as a muscular issue and suggested a Deep Tissue massage as the best solution. I saw a masseur local to me and his treatment was so painful I could not even finish the treatment and it scared me away from looking for further help. Tina suggested a visit to James for his opinion to which I was which reluctant but we did it together and they ended up convincing me to try a 30 min session. I'm so glad I did! Not only was the massage not painful - it actually felt good! I had a huge improvement from my back pain afterwards and I ended up booking a longer session for the next week. James treatments are so different from what Ive received in the past and very effective to say the least.So very glad I went to see him and the results he has achieved for me has been incredible in such a short space of time! "
Lauren Di Carlo 3/11/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"James has magic, intuitive hands. All my muscles were so sore and tight from an emotional,stressful interpersonal experience that came up for me around the school holidays. James has a calm,strong but gentle demeaner which only added to the relief I experienced as his intuitive and well trained hands immediately knew how to find my body and mind some relief. I have returned 2 more times in less than a month with fantastic results each time. I have had quite a few disappointing massages over the years and I am so happy to have found James. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with James and I ABSOLUTELY recommend him. Thank you. I can't wait until next time! " 🥰 🙏
Caitlyn Stewart 13/10/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"As a result of many years sitting behind a desk and working on a PC, I sought James assistance in treating my chronic back and neck pain. Since commencing my consultations my pain has gone and I have gained back my mobility in my neck. James is the complete professional, extremely knowledgable and very experienced in physical therapy treatments. I would highly recommend James to anyone needing pain relief or relaxation."
Erin-Jane McConville 2/10/2019
"Ever since I moved to Mornington James has helped me with various issues starting with sciatica which began after the birth of my baby. James was able to treat it effectively and pain relief came very quickly. The more I came to appreciate his technique the better I felt. Building trust was important to me as I feel it is with any type of therapist. Beyond Remedial massage, in which he is an expert, James is very knowledgeable on a variety of health topics and he freely shares what he knows. I feel he really cares about people which is important to me. Being a mother and also working I have a lot of stress not only physically but emotionally. When I am in a session with James I am able to relax totally, even to falling asleep. My latest issue is back pain. James has been helping me immensely with this and has also taught me to help myself. My back is healing and a lot and is all due to his expertize. I see James as the 'total package’ with being an expert bodyworker and educator. I know if he can help me he can help many others. I recommend him highly and without reservation. "
Michelle Chen 30/9/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"James is an extraordinary therapist - simply the most knowledgeable and skilled therapist I have seen. Over the past 2.5 years, I have seen 6 massage practitioners, 3 chiropractors and an acupuncturist in search of relief from shoulder pain. My recovery had been very up and down and far from satisfactory, and I was beginning to think that no one was going to be able to help me. After the first session with James, I had my hope restored that I might not have to live with pain for the rest of my life, my pain had decreased by about 80%, then after session two about 95% and I am now 100% free of pain with no restriction in my shoulder. I visit James monthly for maintenance, but it has hardly been needed. I only wish I had found James years ago! Thank you so much James! " 🙏 🌟
Rebecca Guthridge 20/9/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"After fracturing my collarbone in an accident I was very lucky to have come across James. His treatment is very thorough, not only working on the obvious but also the surrounding areas to restore full movement in my shoulders and neck. After the first session I could feel a noticeable difference, and within a week or two I felt almost normal again shaming the surgeon and physical therapist who had told me to expect great difficulty for six months. Im sure there is some magic in those hands, James assures me there is not lol but however he did it I am very obliged. Thanks James, I give you my highest recommendation."
Meaghan Quirk 19/8/2019 via Facebook Reviews.
"Since commencing my treatments with James, my pain has completely gone and I have gained back full mobility in my neck. James passes on his knowledge and experience through the sessions which I really appreciate. James is the consummate professional and I would highly recommend him if in need of remedial therapy. Just fantastic James! I couldnt be happier! "
Chloe Murnane 29/7/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"Awesome James! Neck pain has gone and my headache went with it! And thank you so much for the totally awesome full body massage. Feeling great again!! "
Akane Nishikawa 17/7/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"Ive been seeing James regularly for massage therapy and I give him my highest recommendation. This is a seriously good massage from a seriously good therapist. James provides a holistic treatment, treating the causes not just the symptoms. You wont find anyone more professional, non judgemental, caring, and with empathy towards you and your problems. Thank you Mr Magic!! You are one of a kind and Im so very grateful for the pain relief and relaxation you have provided for me. 5 stars from me. 😘 "
Elly Randall 15/7/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"James, just a quick thank you note and a recommendation for you if you would like to post on your website. I had an issue with my shoulder that wasnt getting better by itself and after speaking with Health Professionals it seemed their treatment plans would be lengthy and expensive which I couldnt afford. Im 72 and on a pension and making ends meet is a challenge without extra expenses. A friend who had seen James recommended him to me, so I called and he offered me a free diagnosis, and he was able to see me quickly. He did a few tests on my arms and shoulders and said he felt he could fix my problem, so we went ahead then and there. I was impressed with how he went about it, I knew straight away he knew what he was doing, and 30 minutes later, after some deep massage, a few clicks, cracks and pops and he had completely freed my shoulder up and it was all virtually painless. I now have no pain and full movement in the shoulder, and the worry of the financial stress of a long term problem is no longer an issue. James, I cant thank you enough your expertise, your honesty and your great advice, and it goes without saying that you have helped me enormously. My highest recommendation for you and your business."
Eileen Godfree 1/7/2019
"After searching for over 8 years for a massage therapist who is knowledgeable enough to understand and have a treatment plan for a certain condition and who could help me feel better, I finally found James and I am absolutely delighted with the results! I can now go weeks without a being in pain whereas before, I was attending different therapists twice a week with very minimal benefits.James is by far the best massage therapist I've ever been to and I believe in him fully. He is confidential, trustworthy and makes me feel at ease and relaxed. I cannot recommend James highly enough! "
Nicki Waterford 30/5/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"I have seen many massage therapists over the years and James is definitely the best. He has extensive experience and knowledge of different methods which he tailors for your treatment. I like to know what I can do for myself as well as treatments and James is great with advice and education. So much more than a simple massage. Highly recommend."
Jackie McKerel 26/4/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"Definitely the best! James has a great set up, is very professional, knowledgeable, and highly skilled. The best massage Ive had by miles! I always leave feeling like Im floating, totally relaxed, aches and pains no more. Heat packs, hot towels - Incredible experience! Highly, recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "
Rachel Maree Savage 13/4/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"Awesome massage by a very experienced gent."
Michelle Morris 16/3/2019 via Facebook Reviews
"Easily the best massage/massage therapist I have come across! Intuitive, caring, gentle and uber skilled! Nice price, no fuss, fantastic service and the convenience of the online booking page is the icing on the cake, couldn't be simpler and so convenient. Thanks James, so looking forward to my future appointments with you."
Amy Anderson 13/2/2019 via Gumtree Reviews
"Fantastic! I've been seeing James recently for treatment of my chronic back and hip pain with amazing results. My GP referred me to a physio for pain relief after a fall, but it didnt work for me at all, so I decided to try James after reading his online reviews. The results have been way beyond my expectations in such a short time, and I have now ditched my crutches and can now lead an active life again. James is totally results orientated, cost effective, extremely knowledgeable, and In a class of his own as a physical therapist. I couldnt be happier and cant recommend James more highly. Thanks James, I'm so grateful for what you've done for me. 😘🙏 Christina Barnes, Mt Eliza Vic.”
Tina Barnes 7/2/2019 via Facebook Reviews
“James is professional and great at what he does. I went to see James with pain which was resolved almost instantly. He has an in-depth knowledge of the body and always explained things in detail. Will definitely be back.”
Nicole Alyce 4/2/2019 via Facebook Reviews
“This is my second review of James, the first one was after my first appointment in April 2018. 9 months on and James deserves another review of his outstanding massage therapy service. I run 50 km every week and my recovery regime had previously consisted of massage therapy, chiros and physios, which was time consuming and expensive but since I started weekly treatments with James I no longer need to see anyone else and my recovery is now quicker and better than ever. James has such incredible knowledge of how everything works in the body and has very effective techniques to keep me in tip top condition. I honestly cant recommend James highly enough, a lovely man and a brilliant therapist. Thank you James.” 💕
Natalie Saunders 19/1/2019 via Facebook Reviews
“Simply the Best!! I have seen multiple people over the past 10 years for treatment of my Khyphosis, but none have come close to James in providing the pain relief James has. His knowledge and expertise are second to none! The pain had become so extreme I couldnt sleep and I was unable to do things like gardening and cleaning. After my first massage I could see and feel immediate relief and after only 2 or 3 sessions my pain was almost gone! As we have progressed James has added some absolutely wonderful stretching of my back hips and neck and I dont have to do anything, just lie there!You've been a lifesaver James thank you thank you, thank you, your skill in treating me and your advice has been invaluable.”
Edie de Vries 17/1/2019
“Awesome James! Couldnt be happier after my first session with you. The pain in my back is completely gone as is my aching hip. Previous therapy had caused me a lot of pain and didnt help much, but you were able to get it right the first time. Feeling truly blessed to have found you.”
Emma Smith 23/12/2018 via Gumtree Reviews
“I have been seeing James for over three years now and he runs rings around and above, not only other massage therapists but also physios and osteopaths I was seeing on a regular basis for over 20 years in dealing with chronic knee, hip, neck and shoulder issues.
I have never experienced the pain relief I have with seeing James and why he is now, my sole physical therapy, and one of those rare individuals who has a genuine passion to help with an expertise and techniques that assist me to manage my pain in a way that makes life more enjoyable.
James's genuine and caring nature is another admirable quality, and his innate ability to find elusive knots is a skill like no other, so while he is known as 'James Kirwan Massage', James will always be 'James Massage Master/Knot Buster' to me ” 🌟
Mary Stargazer 16/12/2018 via Facebook Reviews
“James was beyond fantastic - professional, friendly and an expert in his field. All my aches and pains (some resulting from shoulder surgery) are much improved after only one session. I'm very grateful for the time he took to explain things and for the holistic approach to my treatment. It's rare to find someone with this much experience who is genuinely invested in your healing. I'll definitely be back, thanks James! ”
Gem Doe 20/11/2018 via Facebook Reviews
“Awesome Massage Therapist!
Highly professional,knowledgeable, experienced, caring and his focus is on you as an individual and your needs . The Best massage I have ever had!! ” 🙏
Kerri Collins 15/11/2018 via Facebook Reviews
“Booked my mum into see James on the advise of a friend who seen him before with very good results.Mum has frozen shoulder for 6 months which made her use her good arm so much she got tedonitis in it.Sleeping was hard for her because of the pain in both of the shoulders.The results have been very impressive so far.The tedonitis has reduced a lot and her frozen shoulder is less painfull and moving mucn better and can sleep again.We highly recommend James and say thanks for your expertise and helping mum.Like the review before said its 5 stars from us to.Tom”
Tom Berman 3/11/2018 via Facebook Reviews
“I highly recommend James. He is very experienced and professional. He has a very caring nature, and totally focused on fixing the problems, and he takes the time to explain what he is doing, so you feel comfortable at all times. Thank you James; really appreciate how much you have already helped me”🙂
Shalina Kucko 31/10/2018 via Facebook Reviews
“Such a phenomenal therapist. Very aware of the body, very developed in different methods of therapy. I've been coming for a couple of years - wouldn't recommend anyone more highly! I work in massage also! 🙂Extremely decently priced... very comfortable space .. I could go on.. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars from me! ❤️”
Karina Winch 18/10/2018 via Facebook Reviews
“�Thank u so much James for what you’ve done for my son. I’m calling u the Muscle Magician! After 1 session u fixed what 4 years of Physio appointments, MRIs and sports doctors couldn’t. Unbelievable! Very grateful � Also, what you’ve done for my shoulder is truely amazing!”
Samantha Goss 3/10/2018 via Facebook Reviews
“Had a wonderful 90 min massage with James today. After trying several other people in the area and being disappointed with them, I finally found a keeper! This was by far one of the best massages I've had in a very long time. James is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and very gentle. He has a lovely manner, and his prices are very affordable. I cannot recommend James highly enough. He's awesome!!!! Thanks again James. See you soon 😊”
Bronwyn Bennett 26/8/2018 via Facebook Reviews
“Thank you James. Wonderful treatment last week. Your massage is second to none. Very happy to recommend you.”
Jackie Russo 5/8/2018
“James was welcoming and professional as a stranger entering into his home. The room was set up beautifully and the music played had a lovely relaxing feel. His expertise and thoroughness through out the massage explaining what he was doing and why, was most appreciated and I would defenently recommend him to anyone looking for a reasonably priced service and expert opinion.
Thank you very much for your time James and i hope to see you again.”
Delayney Johnston 4/5/2018 via Facebook Reviews
“Had a 90 minute massage today, it was absolute bliss! THE best massage ever! James was very professional. He listened to what I wanted and needed and delivered beyond expectations! I've already booked my next two massages, Highly recommend!”
Natalie Saunders 3/4/2018 via Facebook Reviews
“Thanks James I had a wonderful massage yesterday. Im still floating, my shoulder pain has reduced significantly and it doesn't click anymore when I move it. Will be booking in again very soon!! Cheers”
Leeanne Fischer 13/2/2018 via Gumtree Reviews
“James provides a superb massage - the best I have ever encountered.. . .gentle yet firm touch and very tuned in to my needs.”
Cheryl Singleton 15/10/2017
“Please post my review on your site. I would like to recommend James for his massages. I have been about 5 times now and it keeps getting better. Really good value for money and being able to book in a time at short notice is a bonus.I agree with previus review its a top massage.”
Renata M 24/06/2017
“My job involves long hours sitting at a desk which causes me me lot of pain in my lower and mid back areas. I found James and I was initially impressed with his understanding of my problem and his knowlegdge of how to treat it, so now after just 2 treatments i am about 90% pain free. I now book in every 2 weeks for 90 min and am feeling much better for it. I would recommend James to anyone who has musculare problems or just needs to chill out with a top class
Kristine McEvoy 21/10/2016 via Gumtree Reviews
“James is a very skilled and experienced practitioner. I have never met a therapist as attentive to the needs of the client as James. Such is the duty of care that he will liaise with you occasionally during the treatment to ensure that you are happy and relaxed and the treatment is how you like it. Very happy to recommend James. Tammy. ”
Tamiko Saito (Mentone) 9/6/2016 via Gumtree Reviews
“Too easy James! Very happy! The difference in my back is amazing after only 2 visits. Virtually pain free now and actually able to sleep through the whole night, and feeling revitalized, rejuvenated and clear headed. I cant believe how calm I feel after a massage with you. God bless you :-) Suzie del.”
Suzanne della Costa 11/6/2016 via Gumtree Reviews
“I had an amazing session with James this week! I've been to a lot of different people over the years, and he is as good as it gets! His home studio is welcoming, cozy and quiet. It is a very professional with more than reasonable prices for a very well given massage. I will definitely be back! ”
Natalie Randall 12/3/2015 via Gumtree Reviews
“I have been having massages from James for over 3 years now. I see him because he relieves the tight knots in my muscles and also provides a very relaxing environment. The moment I lie down on the table I feel better. The environment is so peaceful its like taking a vacation from the stress of everyday life. James is able to use deep pressure on the areas that need it and lighter on other areas. When he works the knots out it "hurts good"...professional caring manner.”
Clair Faulks 29/11/2014
“Enjoy my weekly massage with James. I used to have my massage at the beautician or at the shopping centre but I always thought it could be better and then my friend recomend James to me and I havent looked back.Highly recomended.”
Kristi Armitage 20/11/2014 via Gumtree Reviews
“GREAT massage James fix my back back and neck Head massage to die for.”
Lily Hsu 17/1/2014 via Gumtree Reviews
“Awesome massage at a really good price.James works out my knots and tight spots but I am still able to relax and enjoy the treatment. Love the hot towels at the finish :) Thx James.”
Jenna Merceica 4/1/2014 via Gumtree Reviews
“Easily he best massage I've had. Recommend.”
Joan Bennetts 10/12/2013
“I booked an appointment at very short notice with James which he was happy to accept. I had jammed up my neck and shoulder while sleeping and needed a quick fix. After the massage my headache had gone and had almost full movement in my neck again. The neck and shoulder stretching James provided worked wonders. Very grateful for your help.”
Mary Constantinou 11/6/2013