Defined Health is an Acupuncture and Massage clinic in the Northern Rivers’ town of Ballina NSW.

We’re passionate about the benefits of Acupuncture, Remedial Massage and soft tissue therapies and advocate the use thereof for maintenance, excellent health and peak performance. Your maximum benefit from your treatment is our priority.

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Massage decreases muscle tension, increases circulation and calms the nervous system, resulting in a cascade of physical and mental benefits that can assist in alleviating a wide range of conditions. Massage therapy is one of the best known antidotes for stress and can relieve symptoms of conditions aggravated by stress.

In very tight contracted muscles, nerves can become compressed leading to pain and discomfort.

After exercising, a build up of waste products and microscopic tears in the muscle can leave one feeling tired and sore. Improving circulation, massage works to flush the tissues of waste and increase the range of motion in the joints. Once this happens blood brings in more oxygen and nutrients helping to relieve pain and speed up recovery.

Before (pre-hab) or after (rehab) an operation, massage is extremely beneficial to assist in the healing process. The better prepared your muscles and joints are before surgery, the better one may heal. After surgery when your doctor has given the go ahead usually after 6-8 weeks, massage is extremely useful in assisting with the healing process. A few remedial treatments to the affected area can have immediate and long lasting benefits. Please confirm with your doctor/specialist before seeking treatment after surgery.

Therapeutic massage for anxiety and stress helps stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system allowing the mind to become quieter and the body to be in a state of ease and rest, being receptive to healing.


Acupuncture is one of 5 components of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used in China for over 3000 years. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points of the body, usually with fine sterile needles along meridians, to alleviate pain or help treat various health conditions. Pressure, suction (cupping), heat, electrical stimulation or scraping (gua-sha) may further enhance the healing benefits. Qi, pronounced chi is the life force, vital energy flowing through these meridians. When these meridians become congested/excessive or empty/deficient we find ourselves out of balance and symptoms of poor health arise. When qi is flowing freely unhindered through these meridians, we are happy, healthy and vital. Acupuncture works by balancing the qi flowing through our body and on our nervous system’s innate healing ability.

At Defined Health the acupuncture we practise is mostly neuro musculoskeletal acupuncture treating a wide range of conditions including but not limited to: headaches, sciatica, back pain, neck pain, cramping, carpel tunnel, knee pain, shoulder pain, jaw/face pain, sports and work injuries. Acupuncture has also been utilised for stress and relaxation.

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