Shirley Strachan

Shirley Strachan is considered by many to be the top massage therapist in Geelong. We’re delighted that she decided to pursue certification as a Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT). Achieving this certification, one of the highest standards for a massage professional, is no small feat. It takes a burning desire to get results for your clients and a great deal of commitment. You can find out more about her below. She can help you resolve pain problems that many other allied health professions struggle with, including back pain, injuries, and headaches. If you’re looking for massage therapy in Geelong, give Shirley a call.

I first came across Erik’s teachings around 2009, about 25 years after my Swedish massage training. I was so impressed with Erik’s instructional style and the quality of his educational videos that I bought his entire home study bundle and started from there. With a background as a manual therapy historian, I respect Erik’s homage to the greats who have influenced his approach to MMT and as a practitioner; I appreciate his own originality in how he brings together theoretical and practical knowledge from the osteopathic and pain science fields.

I love integrating Erik’s techniques into my Swedish massage sessions and find that his blending of biomechanics and neuroscience has greatly deepened my practical understanding of pain management. Myoskeletal techniques require my clients to be active participants in their therapy sessions and I find they enjoy the approach… even those that challenge them.

I am delighted that Erik now has an ambassador visiting our Australian shores in the form of Aubrey Gowing from Ireland. Aubrey teaches Erik’s MMT modules with his own charming Celtic flair, which allows us access to ongoing skill building while networking with others on their MMT journey. Costa Rica 2019 was a memorable experience and receiving my Master Myoskeletal Therapist diploma there was an honor and highlight of the retreat. I hope to visit again one day. Thanks to Erik and all the people at the Freedom From Pain Institute.

Shirley Strachan
Geelong, Australia


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