Meet the team

Michael River

Remedial Massage Therapist


Michael was born in England before moving to Australia in 2010. He worked for about a decade in disabilities and mental health, before following a passion to study Remedial Massage Therapy.  This study was supported through selection for a Destination NSW Scholarship in 2020.  Michael used to compete in World championship Downhill skateboarding, until a severe spinal injury in 2011. This trauma has provided him with personal experience of chronic back pain, while also highlighting how amazing the body can be with recovery.  In his spare time, Michael practices Kungfu, which helps keeps him strong and motivated.

What do you love most about your job?

Helping people achieve their goals. When people come in and say, “that thing you did helped me so much! Thank you!” 

Areas of interest?

As a remedial massage therapist, anything musculoskeletal interests me. I love anatomyI approach each person as a ‘whole’ rather than just an isolated symptom.  

Your top tip

Hydration! Muscles need water too!

People would be surprised if they knew…

Just how many muscles can be involved in the simple act of breathing!

Find new ways to move and feel

Mid North Coast Allied Health help many people from all walks of life every year to reach their goals.

With many services on offer let’s find a way to make you feel better.


Exercise Class

NDIS / Disabilty

Exercise Physiology


Nutrition and Dietetics

Women's Health

Concussion Services



Lymphatic Services

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Where to find us

If your mobility is impaired, let our team know and they can organise a home visit for you or someone you care for.

The Grange

9A/84 Lake Road, Port Macquarie

Your Life Fitness Centre

180 Lake Road, Port Macquarie


Unit 4, 243 Oxley Highway


16 Laurie Street


18 Bonville Street

Coffs Harbour

Sport and Fitness Precinct, within Ace Performance (T Block), 363 Hogbin Dr

Coffs Harbour

1-7 Hurley Drive, World Gym


19 Market Street

Moonee Beach

Club Lime, 2B Moonee Beach Rd

Sovereign Hills

Shop T21/15 Chancellors Dr, Thrumster