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Clinic of the Year 2023 Winner Q&A

By Jackie Messaike
from Jackie's Sports Massage

1. Tell us a little about your natural medicine clinic and the services you offer:

Jackie’s Sports Massage offers remedial massage treatments, and our focus is to provide the highest quality massages to benefit a wide range of ailments from headaches, upper and lower back pain, stress relief and management, sports injury rehabilitation and general maintenance massage for a healthy lifestyle and state of wellbeing.

2. When and why did you start your clinic?
From a very young age after having received a life changing massage when I was just 16 years old and already riddled with injuries from sport, I knew that I wanted to work with the body and in the massage field. I established Jackie’s Sports Massage in 1994 when I was 19 years old and had just graduated from the Remedial Massage Diploma at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies. My aim was to have one of Sydney’s leading clinics with an outstanding reputation for providing an outstanding premium service. Over the past 29 years the clinic has grown into a highly reputable clinic and my goals have been achieved.

3. What motivated you to practice your chosen field of natural medicine? Why are you so passionate about it?

My motivation has always been driven by the desire to help people feel better in their bodies. I have always loved being able to help rid the body from chronic or acute pain plus sports injuries. I receive immense job satisfaction hearing that my clients feel so much better after their massages with us.

4. What is your vision and mission for your clinic?

After 30 years of running the business alongside being a full-time mother I am at a stage where I am ready to expand my business model and branch out into new locations and providing a nurturing and abundant healing space for massage therapists to come an earn a living doing what they love. Plus reaching more clients with our high-level remedial massage treatments.

5. How does your type of natural medicine benefit your clients?

It benefits our clients enormously as stress and chronic pain is rampant throughout our society and an excellent remedial massage can be the cure of so many ailments. I always tell our clients that massage therapy can fix more issues than they are aware of because a well-balanced body is a pain free body.

6. How does your clinic connect and engage with your local community?

Google and social media are how we connect. Word of mouth is however our best referral source.

7. What are some of the ways you advocate for the natural therapies industry?

I have applied for the natural therapies ambassador position so that my voice can be heard in this field.

8. In your opinion, what does the future of natural medicine look like?

It looks amazing as the world is heading more towards natural therapies finally! We have come so far in the 30 years I have been in the industry with remedial massage now being recognised by private health funds and many other allied health care practitioners on board with referrals.

9. What does it mean for you to have won this award?

I am so honoured to have won this award and have been inundated with hundreds on congratulatory emails from our clients. It has been a great promotion tool and a huge validation for all the decades of hard work my therapists and myself have applied.


More about the author

Jackie Messaike
Jackie Messaike
– Jackie's Sports Massage

Jackie’s Sports Massage is a Remedial Massage centre for all types of people and fitness levels. From busy corporates, occasional gym goers, athletes, Mums and Dads, pregnant ladies and even high school kids.

Established over 28 years ago by Jackie Messaike in Sydney, the mission is pain relief and body awareness for all body types and fitness levels. They aim to help people achieve and maintain a high level of health and wellbeing so they can reach their personal fitness, work or life goals pain and injury free. The team are passionate about massage excellence and providing a premium service.

They want to educate everyone on the importance of regular remedial massage therapy for all stages in life – “The greatest wealth is health”.