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James De Bono

High Performance Remedial Massage and Myotherapy

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If you are seeking a therapist who stays abreast of their field, please do not hesitate to contact James on 0422 352 139. Specialising in Myotherapy, Remedial Massage, Sports Massage/ Injuries, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy.Other Therapies include: Swedish / Relaxation, Myofascial Release Therapy, Cupping, Acupressure, Connective Tissue, Corporate / Workplace, Mobile Service, Pregnancy Massage, Women's Health.

High Performance Remedial Massage and Myotherapy - Dry Needling & Cupping

Servicing area

Servicing Keilor, St Albans, Deer Park, Cairnlea, Caroline Springs, Burnside, Sunshine, Western Suburbs

Focus areas

Headaches Online consultations First aid training Shoulder pain Frozen shoulder Sprains

Claim your Myotherapy/Massage Health Insurance rebates ON THE SPOT for further discounts!*

If you are seeking a therapist who has over 15 years experience working with elite sports athletes and stays abreast of their field and understands the needs of their clients then please consider what I have to offer. Im always willing to increase and expand my skills with different training courses, which will befit you as a client.

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What is dry needling?

Dry needling involved insertion of a very fine needle into the muscle specifically the trigger points of the muscle.

How is dry needling beneficial to me?

Dry needling can help reduce muscle tightness and Trigger Point activity therefore reducing and pain. It does this by causing a twitch reaction which in turn it relaxes the muscle by sending a electrical signal to the brain telling it to turn off the trigger point there for relaxing the muscles and reducing your pain.

I often also use a T.E.N.S machine to stimulate a muscle and therefore
giving it a more relaxed result.

How is dry needling and acupuncture different?

Dry needling is a Western approach and it targets muscular trigger points therefore reducing pain and discomfort coming from those muscular trigger points. Certain trigger points such as ones in the neck may help reduce headaches. Other trigger points may be giving you pain elsewhere in the body. An example of this is trigger point in your hip may be giving you pain all the way down into your lower leg and feet.

Acupuncture works on an eastern approach of Chinese medicine. There is a lot of overlap between trigger points and Meridian points which are acupuncture points. Acupuncture can help with things such as common cold or liver issues and so on.

What is cupping?

Cupping is the use of glass or plastic cups which suck the air out between the cup and the skin and fascia and the muscle. It produces a vacuum which sucks in the muscle and lengthened it. Cupping can be used statically which means just staying still or can be moved which is called fascial cupping. Fascia is a connective tissue which is found around all muscles and interconnect muscles together. Tight fascia is like having a tight pair of jeans on. Although the muscles underneath may not necessarily be that tight, if the fascia is tight then the muscles cannot move or function properly.

How can cupping benefit me?

Cupping can help reduce muscle tightness Trigger Point activity and fascial tightness therefore decreasing tightness and pain. It will also help improve range of motion and ease of movement.

Which treatment would you recommend for me?

As a Myotherapist and Remedial Massage therapist with over 10 years experience I will assess your current conditions and advise you on the best treatment protocols that I feel will help your certain conditions. Just because your friend had lower back pain and a certain treatment helped them it does not mean that your lower back pain is the same as theirs. It may not be caused by the same issues therefore the same treatment may not help you.

Please see my other pages in regards to myotherapy remedial massage sports massage and relaxation massage.


  • Advanced Diploma of Remedial Therapy (Myotherapy) - R.M.I.T University 2007
  • Diploma of Remedial Therapy - R.M.I.T University 2006
  • Advance Dry Needling of the upper body 2014
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Work Cover Accredited
  • Member of AAMT - Australian Association of Massage Therapy
  • Health Insurance Accepted

Approved provider of health insurance claims

James provides on the spot claims through hicaps if you bring in your health insurance card. It is recommended that you check with the Clinic and your health insurance company to see you qualify for your insurance claim. James is a Medibank private first choice provider. He also provides rebates for but not limited to AHM, NIB, HBA, BUPA, HFC, HBF, Australian Unity, Frank, Fit Health, La Trobe, CBHS, GU, Austraila Unity, Manchester Unity, GMF Health, GMHBA, Teaches Health, Navy Health, Defence Health, Teachers Health, MBF and Work cover.

Providing Service to

James provides his services to the western suburbs which include but not limited to all the following locations and more.
These include St Albans, St Albans West, St Albans East, Sunshine, North Sunshine, West Sunshine, Albion, Ardeer, Deer Park, Braybrook, Brimbank, Hillside, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Keilor East, Keilor Lodge, Keilor North, Keilor Park, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes, Sydenham, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs, Plumpton, Ravenhall, Derrimut, Melton, West Melton, Albanvale, Brooklyn, Cairnlea, Calder Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Green Gully, Kealba, Kings Park, Taylors Lakes, Tullamarine Niddrie, Essendon, Avondale Heights, Maribyrnong, Tullamarine, Gladston Park

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*Additional fees apply for home visits and public holiday or Sunday appointments.
* Specials cant be used in conjunction with any other offer/special.
* Loyalty card includes 6x1hr appointments at a total cost of $548. Private health insurance rebates still available. Valid for 12mths from purchase date. Loyalty care is not transferable and cant be shared.
* On The Spot Health Insurance Rebates depends on level of cover and health insurance provider. Sometime this function is not available due to uncontrollable circumstances.



My name is Tung. I have been seeing James regularly for over 10 years now. I am a health care professional who live a very busy and active life. I play hockey at a State, National and several International tours. I have also had major knee surgery in recent years. James has played a major role in assisting with my recovery and rehabilitation in many aspects. I would also credit James to my day to day activities and also allowing me to play at a local level weekly with his preventative work. His ability to assess, diagnose and treat is very professional and effective. His range of skills, including his ability to perform alternative therapies, ie. cupping and needling, also makes the treatment I have received much more effective. He knows his limitations and refers on appropriately. I have often recommended James to teammates as well as family and friends. All have given positive feedback and have returned to see James again. I would highly recommend James as your choice of Myotherapist or Remedial Therapist. - Tung Le

I have been a client of James De Bono for about 8 months. I started seeing James for a back injury, I had tried a few other massage therapists before but from the initial time I went to see James I could see a big difference in by back. Being able to move more freely was a relief and the more I went the better I felt. He is fantastic at what he does and I would recommend him to anyone. - Jessica Axiak

The combination of motherhood, and the physical demands of being a Veterinary Nurse (which involves a lot of heavy lifting and on the floor work), mean I am more often than not "sore to the core".
I see James for treatment every 3-5 weeks mostly for chronic musculoskeletal problems related to arthritis, and a reoccurring lower back injury which I've had for over 20 years. I always appreciate his thoughtful and experienced care, and am continually reassured by his sound knowledge.
My personal experience spans over 10 years with James, and has only ever been positive. He has always provided professional and effective treatment.
I have no hesitation in recommending James De Bono for all Remedial Massage and Myotherapy needs to friends, colleagues and anyone else who will listen!
- Melody Ralph, Veterinary Nurse & Busy Mum of 4

I highly recommend James for lots of reasons , he is very knowledgeable and explains the root cause of the issues after investigating it, then he dose what he dose best by looking after you.
I had back issues and after the first visit he eased my pain and I could breath better .. I can compliment him lots but you will appreciate his service once you pay him a visit, it's absolutely worth it. - Akram Hagose

Professional, friendly and very knowledgeable, James took his time with the assessment and teaching me about my problem and how to correct it.
Pain free for the first time in a long time after one session… can’t thank you enough James..
Unfortunately a lifetime of bad posture cannot be remedied overnight and the lockdown means a halt to treatment… looking forward to having my next session!! James you are a magician and so much better than the collection of pills I’ve had to take to keep going… - Grisel Jose

James has helped me with targeted areas and I am overall pleased with the experience with both remedial massage and myotherapy and I can't recommend him enough. I have seen a great improvement to my troubled areas. He is professional, knowledgeable and helpful with a genuine interest in your well-being. - Monique Nguyen

I truly recommended James. He knows his stuff. I am a recreational runner, I need someone to look after my body especially when you are preparing yourself for a race. James is really knowledgeable, friendly and patient. He listens to my whinge while working on my sore feet, calf and leg. By the time it finished, I feel fresh straight away. I can't wait to see him again very soon. - Jeffry Husman

James has helped me with a number of sports injuries over the past few months to keep me moving and minimise down time from training. He's very professional and does a thorough assessment to understand the issues prior to treatment. Would definitely recommend him to anyone in the area! - Peta Faragher

Highly recommend anyone with muscle aches and pains to come see James. He's professional, experienced and strived to fix your problem with real results. Thank you so much James for treating my stubborn leg pain over the years. - Susie Hoang

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2 Services

Initial Appointment

Acupressure Remedial Massage Connective Tissue Massage Myofascial Release Therapy Remedial Therapies Myotherapy Trigger Point Therapy Health Screening Ayurvedic & Whole Body Massage Pregnancy Massage Women's Health Deep Tissue Massage Sports Injury Therapy Sports Massage Swedish/Relaxation Massage Ayurvedic & Whole Body Massage Cupping Dry Needling
$99 Per session

Massage treatment with advise and assessment

Standard Consultation

Acupressure Remedial Massage Connective Tissue Massage Myofascial Release Therapy Remedial Therapies Myotherapy Trigger Point Therapy Health Screening Ayurvedic & Whole Body Massage Pregnancy Massage Women's Health Deep Tissue Massage Sports Injury Therapy Sports Massage Swedish/Relaxation Massage Ayurvedic & Whole Body Massage Cupping Dry Needling
$80 Per session

Massage treatment with advise and assessment

Business Hours

We're open 5 days.


10:00 am To 8:00 pm


10:00 am To 8:00 pm


10:00 am To 8:00 pm


10:00 am To 8:00 pm


10:00 am To 8:00 pm


  • Diploma In Remedial Massage (HLT50302)
  • Advanced Diploma In Remedial Massage
  • Advance Diploma In Myotherapy (remedial Massage)

Professional Membership

  • Massage & Myotherapy Australia

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