Clinical Myotherapy, Remedial Massage, Functional Strength Training and Martial Arts, South Melbourne.

600 City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria. Ph: 0416 473 740

Be Resilient!!!

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Injury Rehabilitation and Physical Performance

The primary purpose of Resilience Massage and Training South Melbourne is simple: To help you achieve physical and personal resilience. ResilienceMT offers a unique combination of training and treatment services. Services include clinical myotherapy, remedial massage, functional strength training, and martial arts. Our aim is to help you realise your physical potential and to challenge your preconceptions about what is possible.

Everyone’s training and treatment goals are different. At ResilienceMT our primary focus is to provide tailored treatment and training programs to suit specific individual requirements. Click on the following tags to find out more about our services:

ResilienceMT offers many pathways to achieving optimised individual health and physical performance. Our treatment and training programs are diverse as they are specialised.

For example, a person training for weight loss will find utility in the high-intensity workouts offered by Boxing and Muay Thai. An older adult with chronic back pain will benefit from clinical myotherapy and the gentle exercise of Tai Chi. A young woman seeking general fitness and self-defence will benefit most from the practical techniques offered by Wing Chun Kung-Fu. Furthermore, an athlete seeking sports injury rehabilitation will require a tailored clinical myotherapy and functional strength training program.

Regardless of your physical goals – whether you are seeking relief from musculoskeletal pain, injury rehabilitation, improved athletic performance, martial arts instruction, or just want to get fit and achieve better health while having fun – at Resilience Massage and Training we have a customised program to suit your specific health and fitness needs.

About Chris Gauntlett

Chris Gauntlett Clinical Myotherapist and trainer

Chris Gauntlett is a Melbourne based clinical myotherapist, strength and condition coach, martial arts instructor, and personal trainer. He is the founder and director of Resilience Massage and Training.

Chris has over fifteen years of experience providing evidence-based, myotherapy therapy and functional strength training solutions. He caters to clients with a diverse range of injury rehabilitation requirements, personal training needs, and performance goals. These include:

  • Elite level athletes
  • Those seeking workplace and sports injury rehabilitation
  • The disabled
  • Children
  • Older adults
  • Those simply seeking better health while having fun and becoming more active

In addition to his qualifications in clinical myotherapy and functional strength training, Chris brings a wealth of direct practical experience to his service. Chris has trained and competed at an elite level in several sports, including full contact Muay Thai kickboxing. Chris has experienced numerous sports injuries throughout his career. Some have required lengthy periods of rehabilitation. Consequently, Chris’ functional strength training and clinical myotherapy services are informed by a wealth of practical experience and knowledge that goes beyond mere ‘textbook’ understanding.

Despite being an ageing athlete, Chris is just as passionate and dedicated to his personal training as he was at twenty. He is constantly seeking to develop ever more efficient and productive methods of training and treatment. Every aspect of training and treatment – whether it be clinical myotherapy, functional strength training, or martial arts instruction – has been personally tested and vetted. As a consequence, Chris stands by the effectiveness of his approach. His methodology is continuously being tested, reevaluated, and refined.

As well as being a clinical myotherapist and strength training coach, Chris is also a professional martial arts instructor. Chris has over two decades of martial arts teaching experience. Martial arts classes and training at ResilienceMT include:

Sessions and appointments for all ResilienceMT services are tailored to individual needs. They combine a broad and comprehensive understanding of training and myotherapy methodologies. They are informed by the latest science on human movement, sports medicine, and exercise physiology.

For professional qualifications and certifications, please connect via LinkedIn.

Our Staff

Alice Beaven Personal Trainer
Alice Beaven

Alice Beaven is a Melbourne-based strength and conditioning instructor, boxing teacher, personal and group trainer. She has been in the fitness industry for over seven years. After spending her twenties as an inactive overweight person,  Alice became serious about exercise when she turned 25. Through a program of regular exercise and healthy eating, Alice managed to lose an impressive 35kgs. Having experienced the profound changes and benefits that regular exercise and healthy living made in her own life, Alice decided to switch careers, and begin helping others to achieve similar positive outcomes. Overtime, her love for helping people lose weight and live healthier lifestyles has evolved to include helping and training a diverse range of people from all walks of life, such as:

  • Teenagers

  • First-time gym goers

  • People managing injuries

  • Post-surgical return to training

  • Pregnancy exercise

  • 70yo +

  • Diabetics

Alice understands that everyone has unique training goals. Therefore, Alice offers a highly tailored approach to personal training that caters specifically to individual requirements. No two people are the same; everyone has different training interests, needs, and abilities. Hence, Alice takes pride in providing unique individualised training programs, that are challenging but achievable, that get results, and are above all else a lot of fun! 

Alice finished top of her class receiving Master Trainer and continues to upskill through short courses. Just a few of the courses Alice has completed include:

  • The Art of Pad Work

  • TRX and Kettlebell Workshop

  • High Intensity Resistance Training

A much sought after feature of Alice’s training programs includes her skill at injury management. Prior to becoming a trainer, Alice was no stranger to injuries herself, and has experienced a variety of rehabilitation programs and approaches. Her first-hand experience here, uniquely informs Alice’s approach to personal training. She has helped many clients experiencing injuries, including those with pre- and post-surgery specific needs, to continue safely enjoying the benefits of regular personal training, pain free. 

Ultimately, whatever your personal training needs and goals are, Alice will help you achieve more than you thought possible. Her scrupulous, thorough knowledge and experience makes her an expert in assessing the needs of a client and meticulously following through with the right training schedule.

To book a training time with Alice contact her on:

0401 642 299.

You can also follow Alice on Instagram by clicking here.


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Dana P. Wong's testimonial for Chris Gauntlett

I am very proud to say that Chris Gauntlett is among the top two or three Wing Chun Kung-Fu students out of the thousands I have taught, over 30 years of martial arts teaching.

Chris has proven himself by competing successfully in a full‐contact Muay Thai fighting career, and in the security field, as well as in numerous exchanges with exponents of various martial arts disciplines.

With his complimentary knowledge in strength and conditioning training and remedial massage, Chris has evolved into a well-rounded professional who is highly capable and competent in his profession - he knows how the body works!

I am most proud of his evolution as a clinical myotherapist and martial arts instructor. I highly recommend him without hesitation.

Sifu Dana P. Wong (Chief Instructor, Qian Li Dao Academy)

Professional recommendation here (pdf).

Dana P. Wong's testimonial for Chris Gauntlett

Chris has been a friend and colleague of mine in the health and fitness industry for longer than I care to remember. I first started seeing Chris for clinical myotherapy therapy treatment many years ago when I was just beginning my career as a personal trainer. He has provided me with effective soft-tissue treatment for back pain, rotator cuff tendonitis, shin splints, and a host of other musculoskeletal issues. Today, I run a busy personal training business employing several trainers and Chris is still my go-to guy for all musculoskeletal issues and sports injuries for both myself and my clients. 

Over the years, I’ve sent plenty of challenging cases Chris’ way, presenting with a broad range of soft tissue injuries and problems. Chris has never disappointed. He is an experienced and knowledgeable clinical myotherapist and functional strength trainer that gets results and has always been generous with his feedback and advice. 

My standards are very high, and Chris is one of the few clinical myotherapists therapists and trainers that I trust to refer the clients of my own business to. I highly recommend him.

Nat Stiles, Founder, Nat Stiles Training

Dr. Chris Barnes testimonial for Chris GauntlettDr. Chris Barnes testimonial for Chris Gauntlett

Put simply – Chris Gauntlett is a great personal trainer, clinical myotherapist and functional strength training coach. I have been training with him for over 4 years. Early on, I had very little understanding of personal training and was sceptical of the benefits of one – on – one personal training; how wrong I was! 

Chris has been the major factor in improving my fitness over the last few years in a sustainable way and I am much the better for it! 

Chris has a very unique approach to personal training that is informed by both his comprehensive theoretical knowledge and extensive practical experience competing as an elite athlete. His method is highly functional and technically precise. If you're looking for an enjoyable personal training experience that will extend you both mentally and physically, then look no further!  

One of his many skills is in getting his clients to experience the real thrill and enjoyment of boxing / muay thai / kick boxing as a tool, primarily to improve fitness but very importantly as a physical (and psychological!?) outlet that many of us need. 

Don’t hesitate – arrange a time to see Chris as soon as possible.

Dr. Chris BarnesPaediatric Haematologist

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I always look forward to my fortnightly clinical myotherapy session with Chris - it’s the perfect combination of an essential remedial massage treatment and a relaxing indulgence.

We always start the session with an overview of what I need and what is and isn’t working for me then Chris includes additional exercises and stretches to do at home for added results.

I have ongoing chronic lower back pain and Chris has helped me enormously with this. Previously I experienced frequent muscle spasms despite regular treatment from other practitioners, these are now very rare occurrences.

Chris is highly professional and knowlegeable clinical myotherapist and I have no hesitation recommending him to anyone looking for the many benefits of his knowledge and experience in a relaxing and secure environment.

Deb, Financial Counsellor


Brendan Morter's testimonial for Chris GauntlettBrendan Morter's testimonial for Chris Gauntlett

When my 11 year old daughter (in fight pose below) had one term left to prepare for her black belt examination in Taekwondo, I immediately thought of asking Chris for help. 

He came up with a great 10 week functional strength training plan which focussed on her core strength and on refining her technical skills. She proudly achieved her black belt, which sadly many others did not.  

I credit Chris's assistance, through his physical and mental training methods, for her level of success.  And after the 10 week course, she requested to continue boxing training with Chris on a regular basis, which she still enjoys today.

Brendan Morter, Contract Business Manager

David Mandel's testimonial for Chris Gauntlett of Resilience Massage and TrainingDavid Mandel's testimonial for Chris Gauntlett of Resilience Massage and Training

Everyone I recommend Chris to, thanks me effusively for the next twelve months after their first visit! He is an exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced clinical myotherapist.

David Mandel, Non-Executive Director,
The Royal Children's Hospital, Squash Australia, Cavidi AB

Lucy Payne's testimonial for Chris Gauntlett of Resilience Massage and TrainingLucy Payne's testimonial for Chris Gauntlett of Resilience Massage and Training

Chris is the most knowledgeable personal trainer and clinical myotherapist that I've ever come across in my professional fighting career. He has changed the way my body feels with functional strength training and has dramatically improved a debilitating shoulder injury that was affecting my fight training and performance. I have total faith in him as a clinical myotherapist and personal trainer. I love every session!

Lucy Payne, WBC Women's World Muay Thai Champion

Testimonial from Tony Dang for Chris Gauntlett of Resilience Massage and TrainingTestimonial from Tony Dang for Chris Gauntlett of Resilience Massage and Training

Chris is a consummate professional who is highly skilled and trained in clinical myotherapist.  His knowledge of sports injuries, the body, and how it functions is outstanding. I’ve been a client of Chris’ for many years and he has treated many ailments from shoulder, neck and back pain to now helping me recover from a ruptured Achilles.  Chris has a relaxed and engaging manner, he takes the time to understand your issues and provides treatment that is effective.  Nothing is ever rushed.  He also provides you with exercises and tips to help maintain your body between treatments.  I can highly recommend Chris’ services as a clinical myotherapist and personal trainer.

Tony Dang, Service Owner, IAP
National Bank of Australia

Daniel's Testimonial for Chris Gauntlett of Resilience Massage and TrainingDaniel's Testimonial for Chris Gauntlett of Resilience Massage and Training

Chris is a magician!  Having worked in an office environment for far too long, I used to constantly suffer from back ache, neck pain and general muscle tension problems.  Chris was able to relieve the pain in one or two sessions of clinical myotherapy and took an holistic approach to lifestyle, ensuring that I now rarely suffer from these ailments! Nowadays, I use Chris to sort out strains from training and the occasional niggling injury.  He is by far the best clinical myotherapist I have ever found!

Daniel Price


Resilience Massage and Training is conveniently located at 600 City Road, South Melbourne. Ample street parking is available and we are just a short distance further along from the main Port Melbourne shopping strip. The City Road stop (no. 126) for the route 96 tram from Bourke Street CBD is just a short walk away.

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