About The SMART Centre

In 2014, The SMART Centre was established as a clinic to provide high level soft tissue therapy by Vince Cosentini in Canberra.

At The SMART Centre we have a team of therapists who can tailor a treatment specific to your requirements 7 days a week.

About Us

Leaders in massage therapy

We offer a wide selection of services to anyone who may be suffering from stress related aches and pains or people who just enjoy a great deep tissue massage as part of a healthy living plan.

At The SMART Centre you’ll receive a one-on-one assessment from a qualified massage therapist, experienced in deep tissue and remedial treatments. With every massage session you can be assured that you will receive the very best treatment outcome.

Our Team

Vince Cosentini

Vince has been a practicing massage therapist since 2001.

He developed and refined his expertise during his time employed by the Australian Institute of Sport between 2005-2018. During his time there, he gained valuable experience on the ideal way to assess, treat and manage injuries whether being sporting or occupational.

Vince has years of experience treating Australia’s very best athletes at major competitions including Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championships.

He is currently the Massage Therapist with the Men’s National Football Team (Socceroos).

He has been granted the title of ‘Advanced Therapist’ with the Massage and Myotherapy Australia Association.

Away from his clinic, he has been an educator in the field of massage therapy for the past 8 years where he runs workshops within Australia but also internationally.

He has been elected to the National Board of Directors for the Massage and Myotherapy Australia Association and is in his second consecutive term.

Vince’s interest lie in many fields especially dealing with athletes all of sports but he also has a strong focus on all types of back and neck pain resulting from poor occupational mechanics/posture.

Experience at major events

Vince has provided his massage therapy expertise at the following major events:

  • 2007 AIBA Amateur Boxing World Championships 

  • 2009 AIBA Amateur Boxing World Championships 

  • 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games

  • 2011 AIBA Amateur Boxing World Championships

  • 2011 ICF Canoe World Championships

  • 2012 London Olympic Games

  • 2013 AIBA Amateur Boxing World Championships 

  • 2014 Boxing Australia Commonwealth Games Preparation tour Belfast and Glasgow

  • 2015 FINA World Championships

  • 2015 U17 FIFA Football World Cup

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Games

  • 2017 Cricket Australia Womens Ashes Campaign
  • 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma Applied Science (Remedial Massage) – Canberra Institute of Technology 2002

  • Certificate IV Workplace Assessment 

  • Certificate IV Governance

  • Functional Fascial Taping Level 1 and 2

  • Dynamic Taping

  • Myofascial Cupping

  • IASTM (OTM)

Member of

Kanya Lwin

Kanya has completed an Advanced Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy and has been working as a massage therapist in Canberra since 2011.

Kanya is passionate about working with her clients in achieving their health goals and believes massage is a powerful tool to aid healing, reduce stress and improve overall health. She is skilled in various massage styles such as  Remedial, Pregnancy and Lymphatic massage.

Kanya’s interested in the clinic are working to aid headaches and migraines sufferers, working with postural issues and remedial massage to help reduce pain and get her clients back out enjoying life.

Interests:

Remedial
Postural Alignment
Headaches/Migraines 

Etienne Blumstein-Jones

Etienne has been practicing as a massage therapist since 2016. A love of sports led him to start studies in Massage Therapy at Canberra Institute of Technology.

 

Etienne has represented Australia three times at the Mountain Running World Championships (twice in the shorter distance, once in the long distance). He was also previously an elite amateur cyclist having raced in France, Belgium, Australia and New Caledonia.

 

Etienne enjoys treating sports related injuries and lower back pain. Using a combination of dry needling, manual therapy and education to achieve results.

Sam Harding

Sam is an avid high level elite runner representing Australia at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and is in training preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

He specializes in sports injuries especially running related injuries. He understands and can assist in ensuring that training volumes aren’t compromised due to poor running techniques through massage therapy and exercise prescription.

His greatest goal is to help people overcome their pain and injuries to achieve their goals. He has particular interests in treating low leg, knee, hip, back and shoulder pain.

Sam is available Monday and Wednesday from our Aranda Clinic

Qualifications

  •  Diploma Remedial Massage – Canberra Institute of Technology 2019

Member of

Tijana Ljubisavljevic

Tijana has been a massage therapist since 2016. In that time she has worked extensive across many of Sydneys elite massage clinics and sports teams including Sydney FC Mens and Womens Football Teams.

She enjoys helping her clients whether it be through stress relief, workplace aches and pains or from physical activity. Tijana is available on Tuesdays from our Aranda clinic

Interests:

Remedial
Postural Alignment
Sports Massage

Nancy Xavier

 

Nancy has been a practicing massage therapist for 7 years.

She combines her knowledge of massage therapy and anatomy to optimize the treatment outcomes.

Specializing in Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage, Nancy will ensure that you feel refreshed and restored.

Available for appointments on Thursday and Saturday in Aranda or Sunday in Barton 

No Private Health Fund Rebates