Evidence based Remedial Massage Therapy, Functional Strength Training and Martial Arts

600 City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria

About Chris Gauntlett

Chris Gauntlett Clinical Myotherapist and trainer

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

Chris has over fifteen years of experience providing evidence-based, remedial massage therapy and functional strength training solutions to clients with a diverse range of soft tissue injuries, rehabilitation requirements, and performance goals. These include elite level athletes, those seeking rehabilitation for sports and workplace injuries, the disabled, children, older adults, and those simply seeking better health while having fun and becoming more active.

In addition to his work as a remedial massage therapist and strength and conditioning coach, Chris is also a professional martial arts instructor with two decades of teaching experience. Martial arts training and classes at ResilienceMT include Wing Chun Kung-fu, Tai Chi Chuan, Boxing, and Muay Thai.

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

For professional qualifications and certifications, please connect via LinkedIn.

Be Resilient!

A Holistic, Multidisciplinary Approach to Massage, Training and Health

The primary goal of Resilience Massage and Training is simple: To help you achieve physical and personal resilience. Every individual is unique, with different physical goals, requirements, attributes, and limitations. Therefore, ResilienceMT offers many pathways to achieving optimised individual health and physical performance.

Services available at ResilienceMT include Remedial Massage Therapy, Strength and Conditioning, Tai Chi Chuan, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and Boxing and Muay Thai. Specific individual needs and goals are paramount when designing treatment and training programs.

For example, a person whose primary training objective is weight loss may find the most utility in the high-intensity workouts offered by Boxing and Muay Thai. An older adult seeking relief from severe lower back pain would benefit from a combination of the gentle pain relieving treatment of remedial massage therapy combined with the rejuvenating exercise offered by Tai Chi Chuan. The needs of a young woman interested in improving her fitness and health, but also anxious about her physical safety walking home at night from work would be ideally suited to the training in situational awareness and tactical self-defence offered by Wing Chun Kung-Fu. Furthermore, an elite athlete seeking to make a return to competition from sports injury would require a complete biomechanical assessment and an individually tailored remedial massage therapy and strength and conditioning rehabilitation program.

In addition to his qualifications as remedial massage therapist and trainer, 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. Having experienced numerous injuries throughout his career, some requiring lengthy periods of rehabilitation, Chris’ service as a trainer and massage therapist is informed by a wealth of practical experience and knowledge of the body that goes beyond mere ‘textbook’ understanding.

Despite being an ageing athlete, Chris is still just as passionate and dedicated to his training as he was at age twenty. He is constantly seeking to transcend the limitations of an ageing body by researching and studying more efficient and productive methods of optimising health and functional fitness. Every aspect of the Resilience Massage and Training service, whether it be remedial massage therapy, strength and conditioning training, or martial arts technique instruction, has been personally tested and vetted. As a consequence, Chris stands by the effectiveness of his approach and methodology, which is continuously being tested, reevaluated, and evolving.

Regardless of your physical goals – whether you are seeking relief from musculoskeletal pain, rehabilitation from injury, improved athletic performance, 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.


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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 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 martial artists from various disciplines.

With his complimentary knowledge in strength and conditioning training and remedial massage therapy, 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 and recommend him without hesitation.

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

Professional recommendation here (pdf).

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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 remedial massage therapy treatment many years ago when I was just beginning my career as a personal trainer. He has provided me with effective treatment for back pain, rotator cuff tendonitis, shin splints, and a host of other muscular strains. 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 remedial massage therapist and strength and conditioning 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 massage 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

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Put simply – Chris Gauntlett is a great personal trainer, remedial massage therapist and strength and conditioning 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 massage therapy 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 remedial massage therapist 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


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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 strength and conditioning 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

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

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

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Chris is the most knowledgeable personal trainer and remedial massage therapist that I've ever come across in my professional fighting career. He has changed the way my body feels with my 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 remedial massage therapist and strength and conditioning trainer. I love every session!

Lucy Payne, WBC Women's World Muay Thai Champion

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Chris is a consummate professional who is highly skilled and trained in remedial massage therapy.  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 remedial massage therapist and strength trainer.

Tony Dang, Service Owner, IAP
National Bank of Australia

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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 remedial massage therapy 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 remedial massage therapist I have ever found!

Daniel Price


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