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Radical Health was created in 2011 out of the desire to contribute to positive change in our world: The wish to empower people to return to a state of optimum health and well-being, through skilled treatment, maintenance and life-style guidance. In 2016, Radical Health moved to Nicholson Street in Fitzroy North and operates as a community oriented enterprise with a focus on de-mystifying health-care and maintenance, to empower you, our community, to take charge of what matters most – your health and well-being.

Osteopath Dr Johannes Maehrlein comes from a background in paramedics and with a long-standing interest in natural therapies. Johannes found his calling in osteopathy and integrates his passion for natural sciences and teaching to empower people to find their way back to their optimum health.

His special interests lie in nutrition, the treatment of chronic ailments, postural and life-style related disorders of the musculo-skeletal system and the integration of health-care with cutting-edge research.

Johannes worked at a number of private practices across Melbourne’s suburbs, taught myotherapy and personal training students at tertiary level and enjoys mentoring students at Radical Health, Fitzroy North.

Osteopath Dr Huan Tran’s journey into the healing worlds began when his mother and grandmother catered to his curiosity for Chinese medicine, as it had been practiced in his family for generations

Huan’s insatiable interest for the natural therapies led him to pursue a number of healing and care-related avenues such as geriatric and disability care, fitness and personal training, nutrition and life-style studies, pilates and myotherapy, finally leading him to osteopathy.

Huan draws on a wide range of experience gathered while supporting local and premier league clubs, teaching myotherapy at tertiary level, a strong interest in natural sciences and a background in Kung-Fu.

Huan in an expert in the treatment of the body’s soft tissues and has mastered the integration of soft-tissue techniques, such as trigger-point therapy, counter-strain and muscle energy technique (MET) into standard structural practice.

Myotherapist Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Humphries experience ranges from mentoring students in remedial massage, sports massage and myotherapy, while supporting various local and premier-league sporting clubs, to teaching myotherapy at tertiary level.

Her passion and focus is to facilitate healing and balance, by providing expert treatment, support and a safe space to relax and unwind the body and mind.

Our team of highly-skilled professionals love what they do and do what they love. We believe in open communication and constant professional development and share one goal: To help you break free of the disease-care-relapse cycle so many people find themselves in, so you can become truly independent.

Our Services


In remedial massage, specific massage techniques are used to treat muscular dysfunctions which can be the cause postural imbalances, pain or loss of movement. These include trigger point therapy and myofascial releases to remove muscle constrictions in problem areas in the treatment of short and long term injuries.

An exercise and stretching program may be given to maintain the effects of the massage and to aid rehabilitation and promote the removal of toxic build-up.

We use remedial massage for:


  • Desk-posture related muscle strains
  • Headaches resultant from neck tension
  • Overuse and repetitive strain injuries
  • Lower back pain and sciatic-type pain
  • Muscle cramping and spasming
  • General stress and stress-tension


We recommended 1 hour for your first consultation and massage.

We use a combination of massage and stretching techniques to minimise injuries to muscles, tendons and ligaments, both before and after playing sport or training.

Aimed at improving muscle condition, sports massages will benefit anyone who is physically active – whether professional sports person or past-time athlete.

We recommend a minimum of 45 minutes.

This form of massage uses firm pressure and stretching to deeply mobilise and loosen areas of tightness and restore flexibility and movement.  In big muscle-groups such as the thigh or calf muscles, the deeper layers are often those performing the bulk of work during every-day life. The deep muscles of the back play a paramount role in the regulation of tone and strength of the overlying postural back muscles as well as the body’s position in space. Whether leg, back or other body part, the occurrence of tightness and pain in the body is often due to problems in these deeper muscle layers.

We use deep tissue massage to treat office workers who spend hours at a computer or desk, or those with active, busy lifestyles who need to rejuvenate themselves.


Recommended time: 1 hour

Myotherapy aims at restoring movement, flexibility, strength and function to the muscular system through a combination of massage, stretching and joint mobilisation. This may include cupping, dry needling, moxibustion, trigger point therapy and other related practices. Myotherapy can help alleviate muscular aches and pains such as lower-back pain, neck pain, jaw pain, sciatica, tired, stressed or over-used muscles and can help maximise performance. Other areas where myotherapy can be effective are:


  • Posture related muscle strains
  • Headaches resultant from neck tension
  • Overuse and repetitive strain injuries
  • Muscle cramping and spasming
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint pain


We recommend at least 1 hour for your first consultation.

Our highly trained and experienced staff are aware and understand the changing nature and challenges your body is presented with as it moves through pregnancy.

Our pregnancy massages are designed to release stress and tension from your body, decrease swelling and increase the natural production and release of endorphins to positively affect you and your baby. We’re here to help you have a pain-free pregnancy.
We recommend 1 – 1.5 hours.

Osteopathy is gentle, non-invasive holistic medicine. Osteopaths optimise the body’s innate ability to heal by resolving restrictions within muscle and joint complexes, the nervous and cardio-vascular systems and their related structures. Osteopaths use a variety of techniques to suit the individual patient’s needs and preferences.

Osteopathic care can help alleviate a variety of acute and chronic conditions such as :

  • joint pain
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • low back pain
  • post-operative rehabilitation
  • headaches and migraines
  • fluid retention
  • period pain
  • stress-exhaustion
  • anxiety and restlessness
  • indigestion
  • COPD
  • sleep disturbances
  • injuries
  • general fitness
  • sports training
  • life-style advice
  • diet
  • and much more

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702 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy North VIC 3068