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About us

What is Chinese Remedial Massage?

Chinese Remedial Massage (also known as Tui Na) is a safe and effective healing therapy developed over centuries in China to treat a variety of ailments and conditions. It is considered one of the three main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine along with acupuncture and herbal medicine, each having their own strengths and areas of expertise. Considered in the modern day to be a form of natural holistic medicine, meaning working to aid the bodies own innate ability to heal itself and taking the whole body into account during treatments, Chinese Remedial Massage is a unique form of physical therapy that aims to alleviate symptoms whilst also treating the root cause.

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Treatments involve massage to help circulate the bodies’ qi (energy) by working with acupressure points and meridians (pathways where energy flows) and may sometimes involve techniques such as cupping and gua sha to do so. Although based around age old Chinese principles, modern training fully incorporates up to date Western research and knowledge into anatomy, physiology and pathology. At On The Mend Therapies we don’t believe that one system of medicine is better or worse than the other, but that combining different perspectives and knowledge can only lead to a more complete level of care.

A wide variety of conditions can be treated including every day aches and pains associated with office work, sports and different day to day activities as well as acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Relief can also often be found for systemic issues such as insomnia, stress, digestive issues, high blood pressure, emotional issues etc. There is no magic cure for any condition and usually if a certain pill or treatment sounds too good to be true, it is. The longer a condition persists for the longer it usually takes to clear, so don’t ignore your syptoms any longer, seek out treatment today!

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Safe, effective treatments
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Mobile treatments available
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Private health rebates available*
*Please check with your own private health provider for eligibility.
A member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society
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Treatments

What is Chinese Remedial Massage?

One hour treaments are available in central Hobart out of Breeze Natural Body Therapies, or in Kingston out of the Kingston Chiropractic Centre (see Contact Us page for details) strictly by appointment for $75.

30 minute or 90 minute sessions are also available by request, please enquire for prices. We understand that sometimes you may need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, if this is the case please provide as much notice as possible or we may be forced to charge a cancellation fee.

Please note - At the Kingston Chiropractic Centre we only accept cash, no EFTPOS facilities are currently available. Private health rebates are available depending on your individual health fund, please let us know if you require a receipt for this purpose.

What to expect

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A typical treatment lasts one hour including consultation. It is recommended for your first treatment to arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out a client information sheet for our records. The length of consultation at the beginning of the session depends on the complexity or number of issues being presented and will usually be longer during the first treatment than in subsequent sessions in order to establish the best method of approaching your particular needs.

The treatment itself is performed with the client lying either face up or face down on a portable massage table whilst being fully draped with linen. Most treatments involve using massage oil directly on the skin however your privacy, comfort and discretion is of the utmost importance and if you feel uncomfortable disrobing then treatments can be performed through linen whilst you are fully clothed.

Ancillary techniques may be deemed necessary during the course of the treatment, such as cupping (sometimes called fire cupping), gua sha (scraping) and occasionally moxibustion (the burning of a medicinal herb near the skin to warm the area) as well as the use of liniment. If these arise during your session we will discuss this with you first to make sure you are happy to receive these methods of treatment.

After your session you may feel some tiredness or tenderness associated with the treatment however any symptoms you may experience usually pass within 12-24 hours. These are normal as massage engages your bodies own healing processes. If you intend to do something demanding immediately after treatment such as going back to work or heading to a meeting or exam please let us know so we can tailor your treatment to make sure you don’t feel too wiped out at the end of the session. If you require a receipt please let us know before or during a treatment.

If you have any other questions about our treaments whatsoever, please feel free to ask specific questions by emailing us at otmtherapies@gmail.com or calling 0418 308 660.
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Special offers

Offer 1

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$10 DISCOUNT
For referrals
At On The Mend Therapies we appreciate you referring us to your friends, family and coworkers. Therefore if you refer us to someone who receives a treatment, when they put down your name on their client information sheet sheet under “How did you hear about On The Mend Therapies?” you will receive a $10 discount off your next treatment with us!
This discount will be granted once per person who follows through with receiving and paying in full for a treatment, however there is no limit to the amount of referrals you can bring in. In other words if you refer five new clients to On The Mend Therapies who all receive and pay in full for treatments you will accumulate $50 credit to be used against your own treatments!

Offer 2

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$20 DISCOUNT
For Gongkwon Yusul and No-Gi Grappling Hobart
$20 off all one hour treatments for members of Gongkwon Yusul and No-Gi Grappling Hobart - On The Mend Therapies is an official sponsor of the martial arts club Gongkwon Yusul and No-Gi Grappling Hobart, located in the Moonah Sport Centre.
All members of this club are eligible for $20 off all one hour treatments. Please email or call us for more information on this offer or alternatively you can call Rachel on 0417 308 558 for information on Gongkwon Yusul or call Jeremy on 0438 489 508 for information on No-Gi Grappling.

Offer 3

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SAVE $50
5 Treatments for $325 
It’s not uncommon to require regular treatment for chronic conditions or for those whose work means that their symptoms are likely to never fully resolve, such as laborers and those with sedentary jobs involving extensive computer use.
We understand that regular treatments can be financially draining therefore if you think you will require several treatments you may pay for 5 sessions in advance for $325, a $50 saving off the regular total price. Please note that while you don’t have to make 5 appointments at the time of payment, the full amount must be paid for at the first of the five sessions. These five sessions must be used within 12 months of payment.
* Please note offers are subject to change without notice

Rebates are offered by
the following health funds:

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Please note that some funds (such as Medibank) only cover Chinese Massage in certain extras packages
If you are unsure please contact your health fund to find out if you are eligible for rebates.
**including subsidiaries including MBF, HBA, NRMA, SGIC, SGIO
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Hi! I’m Andrew

I’m here to help ease your pain.

Andrew Mendlik is a qualified Chinese Remedial Massage therapist and accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Andrew has completed a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na) and the first two years of the Bachelor of Health Science - Traditional Chinese Medicine, both from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Victoria.

After moving to Hobart mid 2012 he established On The Mend Therapies operating out of the Lotus Centre in central Hobart. Andrew is also a qualified instructor in the Korean martial art Gongkwon Yusul and regularly trains in No-Gi Grappling, having practiced various martial arts since 2003.

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Testimonials

Your feedback is important to us, and we appreciate hearing from our satisfied customers about your experience with us. If you would like to leave us feedback or perhaps a short testimonial, please email us otmtherapies@gmail.com

Bill B
“In recovering from a long term sports injury, remedial massages from Andrew have helped settle painful and tender muscles. I highly recommend Andrew’s professional and effective treatments.”
Alaa O
“Andrew is a remarkable therapist, skillful hands and wonderful spirit.”
Emma S
“I highly recommend Andrew. He’s very intuitive when it comes to providing the right treatments and will go the extra mile to help you achieve better health.”
Jan B
“I’ve got thirty years of damage to my neck and shoulders due to work and after three remedials I feel a huge improvement in aching and soreness and mobility... thanks On The Mend Therapies :)”
Paul W
“Andrew is a practitioner who quickly and competently identifies patients’ needs. His ability to blend the skills of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern knowledge makes him someone I recommend you try.”
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Andrew Mendlik

Chinese remedial massage therapist

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0418 308 660

Alternatively, you can contact the clinics directly using the numbers below.

Servicing Hobart & Kingston

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Breeze Natural Body Therapies
Suite 1, 105 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 7000
Treatments are available Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays by appointment.
Contact reception on 03 6231 3339.
(Treatments outside business hours can be arranged on Tuesdays and Fridays)
www.breezetherapies.com.au
Kingston Chiropractic Centre
3/7 John Street, Kingston TAS 7050
Treatments are available
Wednesdays 3-8pm by appointment.
Contact reception
on 03 6229 7900
www.hobartchiropractic.com.au