Our Story

Joel Manning, owner and founder of High Country Massage, began this business in 2020.  

Having completed a Bachelor of Science in 1997, majoring in Biology, Joel worked within the science industry for a time.  In 2005 he completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage and enjoyed working within a busy chiropractic clinic. Joel then changed direction and moved across into the corporate industry and remained there for many years.


In 2018 Joel decided to leave the demanding corporate world behind and come back to that which he was more passionate about - helping people.  He renewed his Diploma of Remedial Massage and began High Country Massage in the lovely country town of Cooma, NSW where he resides with his family.


Joel, along with his wife, Ellie, also share the passion of renovating and restoring homes. So the minute a wonderful old historic building became available in Cooma they grabbed it with both hands. This would be the perfect place to run a business from and be able to enjoy the building's character every day.  Together, they spent 6 months restoring the beautiful 1800's home which was in much need of some TLC.


 Ellie decided to open her own business under the same roof - Snowy Gifts & Collectables which now complements the Massage Therapy very well.  Their daughter, Jemma, works along side them at reception and also enjoys working on her own creative business - Evergreen Art Studio.


As a whole, they have received such a positive and loving response from the town locals and visitors alike, and they look forward to many more years of service within their much loved community.  

Here at High Country Massage we always strive to deliver a high quality, professional massage service.  We focus on remedial, sports, and relaxation techniques, however we are always looking to integrate new treatments and therapies into our practice. We believe that continued learning is important for any good Massage Therapist. Helping our clients to get to their best self has always been a top priority and always will be. 

Thankyou for listening to Our Story! :)