We provide effective natural solutions to manage your health.  Our professional therapists will help you to develop, manage and maintain your health to an optimal level.

Samford Acupuncture & Massage is a family-based clinic, treating children through to all ages. We look forward to assisting you and your family move forward to a greater level of health and wellbeing.

Call us today to discuss your health options.

The clinic is open 7 days, including most evenings, to suit everyone’s needs.

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Our Story

Taryn and Jonathon teamed up and began their journey into Oriental Medicine over 20 years ago.  Taryn came from a background of human movement and remedial massage before venturing into her passion of ancient Chinese medicine and philosophy.  Jonathon on the other hand jumped ship from his first career in Marine science and commercial diving, in order to pursue his interest in Asian medicine.

Taryn and Jonathon met at university while studying, quickly realizing their kindred spirits and have been a team ever since.  Since graduating they have owned and operated three traditional medicine clinics.  They have now found their home in Samford, where they are raising their family.  The Samford Acupuncture & Massage practice has been successfully operating for 13 years, and will continue to provide the best possible service for many years to come.

Our professional team skillfully create tailored treatments to meet your health & wellbeing goals


Jonathon Allen

Acupuncturist and Co-Founder

Hi, I’m Jonathon Allen, co-founder of the Samford Acupuncture & Massage clinic.  My journey into Asian medicine began as an apprentice with Dr. Chu in Auckland. 20 years later I am a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture) with 14 years clinical experience.

My specialist postgraduate studies in Japanese acupuncture (toyohari, manaka and kiiko), combined with a degree of Chinese medicine and certificate in seitai /Japanese structural alignment have led to a unique and powerful treatment repertoire.

Within treatments I incorporate acupuncture, bodywork and herbal medicine.  I also treat sports and musculo-skeletal conditions using motor point needling.


Rachel Steward

Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Hi, I’m Rachel Steward, acupuncturist and herbalist.  I practice Japanese acupuncture, which is gentle yet effective, and have completed post-graduate studies in a number of styles (Toyohari, Dr Manaka and Kiiko Matsumoto Style).  I am also trained in the use of Western Herbal Medicine and facial acupuncture and love to integrate Western and Eastern understanding and approaches to healing.  I have 20 years clinical experience.

I have a particular interest in fertility and for over 5 years worked in a multi-disciplinary clinic in Melbourne focusing solely on pregnancy and fertility.  I also like to focus on complex conditions and I am passionate about the potential of acupuncture to improve the health of people of all ages.

Within treatments I use acupuncture, moxibustion, stretching and your feedback to make changes you can feel.  You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and with a greater understanding of your condition.


Taryn Allen

Acupuncturist and Co-Founder

Hi, I’m Taryn Allen, doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture) and co-founder of Samford Acupuncture & Massage.  Encompassing remedial massage, a degree in acupuncture, and intensive post graduate studies in Japanese acupuncture (toyohari, manaka and kiiko), I have 19 years clinical experience within the natural medicine industry.

I am a facial rejuvenation therapist and have further specialist training in aesthetic and cosmetic acupuncture, more recently studying with Dr. Travall Croom, gaining the latest in skin health and anti-aging technology.

I incorporate LED (light) therapy to create an effective and unique treatment repertoire for a wide range of solutions.


Melissa Lancaster

Remedial Massage Therapist

Hi, I’m Mel, remedial massage therapist.

I have a passion for helping the body heal on both a physical and energetic level. I believe the mind and body play a big part in how the body moves, recovers and stays strong.

I practice all forms of remedial massage, incorporating fascia release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue/sports, ART into my massage style to adapt to my clients needs. Also having experience with pre and post natal, pre and post injury/surgery, lymphatic drainage and reiki.

I have been lucky enough to work and study under some extremely talented therapists around the world, gaining knowledge and learning from all they have to offer. This has given me the opportunity to work in some amazing environments and with many different body types from terminally ill cancer patients to elite athletes.

I love my work and helping people understand and gain better awareness of themselves and the needs of their body.

I am claimable with all health funds except Medibank, HBF and HCF.


Rachel James

Remedial Massage & Zen Thai Shiatsu Therapist

Hi, I’m Rachel, remedial massage & zen thai shiatsu therapist

While living in Thailand I started practicing yoga regularly, which led me on my journey to become a qualified yoga teacher.  Teaching yoga, I have further evolved on to becoming a massage therapist, specializing in both remedial and zen thai shiatsu styles.

I feel strongly about combining my experience in both the scientific and complimentary medicine realms to support the body to move towards a healthier state of being.

My remedial massage treatments incorporate deep muscular and trigger point therapy to create the best pain management and mobility outcomes.  Or if you prefer I will focus on more gentle flowing techniques to create a state of pure relaxation.

Zen thai shiatsu treatments work with a synergy of traditional shiatsu massage and traditional thai massage, combined with osteopathic and remedial techniques.  These are performed while you are lying down.  This allows your body to receive an integrative flow of stretches and deep muscle relief techniques that bring about a freedom of movement to your whole body, and deep relaxation.