2 Minutes with Sana Kurban

Sana Kurban

The Alignment Studio’s Clinical Remedial Massage Therapist, Sana Kurban, has been an integral part of the (Collins Place Physio, now Alignment Studio) team for over 13 years. Sana works closely alongside our physiotherapists to treat postural conditions, headaches, sports injuries and more.

How long have you been in the massage industry?

Including from completing my Certificate IV, 15 years. I started with Collins Place Physio straight after finishing my diploma. It’s all in the timing!

Why did you decided to pursue a career in remedial massage?

I’ve always had people-focused jobs, and have always enjoyed the benefits myself of receiving remedial massage treatments. It seemed a natural choice.

What techniques do you include in your treatments?

I use deep tissue massage, trigger point, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue release techniques, cupping, dry needling, stretching. I also prescribe exercises to counteract the stresses clients put on their bodies.

What’s your area of specialty? Your favourite technique?

I enjoy the variety, and work with what I feel is the best technique for each particular client. I get good results dealing with the postural issues that are commonly presenting in the clinic. In a clinical setting like The Alignment Studio, our massage therapists work in conjunction with the other practitioners, as a team to provide the best overall result for our clients.

Who is your typical client?

Busy, corporate, active, stressed, overworked.

Why is regular massage important?

Regular massage can prevent chronic conditions from setting in – the client becomes more aware of what they are doing to add to their discomfort, and learns what they can do to prevent it chronically reoccurring. Massage keeps the body in optimal condition and prevents injury.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Clients come in feeling pain and leave feeling good.

What is the one piece of advice you’d most like your clients to listen to?

I enjoy it when clients take postural and exercise advice and are able to manage their condition without always relying on a quick fix from me. I like to empower them to take control of their situation.

What do you do in your spare time?

Eating, cooking, wine, keeping fit, art, reading, family, friends, gardening and enjoying our new house in Northcote!

Book you next remedial massage appointment with Sana here.