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 been practising massage therapy in Canberra since 2011 and enjoys helping her clients achieve their health goals and improve quality of life.

She believes massage is a powerful tool to aid healing and improve overall health. She is skilled in various massage styles such as Swedish, Sports, Remedial and Pregnancy.

She continually seeks to further her education and improve or add new skills through various training workshops and courses.

Etienne Blumstein-Jones

Etienne’s interest in sport has been the prime motivator in his choice of study and the direction his career has taken.

Prior to completing his massage qualification at Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), he commenced a Bachelor of Coaching Science at the University of Canberra but after 2 and 1/2 years he felt drawn to the physical therapies side of sport and from that into physical therapy in general.

His sporting interests have been based around my previous involvement in Football and Cycling but now he is a keen Mountain Runner where he has represented Australia at World Championships in 2017 and 2018.

He currently use a combination of dry needling, massage therapy and education to achieve results and alleviate symptoms.

His interests are helping clients with running Injuries and office Related Injuries related from poor postural habits.