• Joanne Lynagh
    Joanne Lynagh
    Senior Remedial, Oncology, Lymphatic

    Joanne Lynagh

    Pathway to the Present

    Since the age of 3 I have been singing, acting and dancing and from 2005 I have worked professionally as a dancer in the busy world of The Performing Arts, so I am no stranger to all the aches and pains in the life of a performer.As well as performing I have also worked as a therapist for the cast of a number of high end Qpac productions including Grease, Dirty Dancing and Anything Goes. I have also worked with a number of musicians from the Brisbane festival “Big Sound”.

    I hold Fitness qualifications and have worked as a fitness Instructor since 2008 and have taught a verity of fitness classes including Spin, , Step, Pump, Body Conditioning and many more. I have also been lucky enough to work with the Irish Rugby Team of 2009 where they went on to win the six nations of that year. (I’d like to think I had a part to play!) So I feel I have excellent knowledge of the fitness world and the injuries that go with it.

    From my experience of being a performer and fitness instructor I had noticed the many differences in the body shape of people from all walks of life, how they stand, how they walk and how easy it was to get injured by just having bad posture and not knowing how to hold yourself. As much as I loved performance I also wanted to know how to help more, how to treat a muscle problem and take the pain away. I wanted to make a positive change in people’s lives. In 2010 I received my Diploma in Holistic Massage Therapy in Ireland on arrival in Australia I continued my studies receiving my Diploma in 2016.

    What are my treatments like?

    I believe that the body is impacted not only by how we use it and what we do every day but also by our mental and emotional state. My treatments are deep tissue with a combination of different techniques to mobilise, strengthen and stretch the body with a touch of healing for both body and mind. I like to treat all walks of life from the performer, the athlete, the office worker to the full time parent. I welcome all. I’m a big believer in looking after your body and mind. As they say “The show must go on” and for that to happen so must the body I say.

    What do I love about massage?

    The opportunity to help improve someones’ life is important to me. Pain can be debilitating and as a performer and being involved with helping people improve fitness I know what a difference it can make to a persons quality of life to feel good. I feel a strong desire to help people in their health goals.

    Qualifications

    Diploma in Gym & Fitness Instructions, Aerobics and Performing Arts Dance

    • Diploma of Remedial Massage & Holistic Massage
    • Certificate of Lymphatic Massage
    • Certificate of Oncology Massage 
    • Certificate of Neruomeningeal Manipulation 
    • Certificate of Pregnancy & Infant Massage
    • Diploma in Gym & Fitness Instructions, Aerobics and Performing Arts Dance 
    • Cert in Indian Head Massage
    • Cert in Traditional Flame & Myofacial Cupping
    • Cert in Reflexology
    • Cert in Energy Management
    • Cert in Heated & Chilled Stone Massage
    • Currently studying Dry Needling

    All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

    Member of ANTA

  • Dan Cullinan
    Dan Cullinan
    Remedial Massage Therapist

    Dan Cullinan

    Pathway to the Present

    I’ve been lucky to have grown up around Brisbane and love the outdoor lifestyle of scuba diving, surfing and camping. Natural health healing, especially massage, has always been a great interest to me and I am very grateful to have made it my new career.

    After years of working as a 3D Mechanical design draftsman and as a Carpenter, I can relate to the unhealthy problems that long hours of seated computer desk work creates and the problems that arise from imbalanced physical work with repetition. My chronic back condition gradually got worse and was greatly helped by Remedial massage, stretching, Chiropractic and Acupuncture therapy. This ignited my interest, and connected me to my true passionate journey to become a Remedial Therapist, and to help others.

    What are my treatments like?

    My treatments cater for your needs and we determine relevant stretches for you to continue with.  If relaxation is all you feel you want, then Swedish massage will help lower stress and release tension. Remedial treatments can incorporate Orthopaedic testing for assessment and focus. Depending on the condition, Remedial techniques can include Myofascial release (MFR), Neuromuscular trigger point (NMT), Positional release techniques (PRT), Muscular energy techniques (MET). Your comfort is priority and during all treatments, Its important for me to check in on how you’re breathing and feeling.

    My Goal is to provide professional personal Remedial massage therapy treatments, with the hope to lower emotional stress, help each individuals mental well being and physical health, and for us to focus, educate and improve your way of life.

    Who would benefit from my treatments?

    Generally for me, Remedial massage therapy plays a really important balance to the pressures of modern day lifestyles that we live. Whether you’re just over stressed from long work hours, preventing injuries from sports training, or recovering from some type of trauma, regular Remedial treatment is important to help sustain your lifestyle and help make your quality of life the priority. 

    What do I love about massage?

    What stands out for me with Remedial massage, is the direct hands on feel and focus to help release what the problem area is, and also the link of other parts of the body that may be contributing. The connection of our muscle conditions to our emotional well being is important and aiming at making positive changes and results through massage in a person is what I enjoy and feel passionate about.

    Qualifications

    Diploma of Remedial Massage

    • Myofascial Cupping
    • Certificate of Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)
    • Certificate of Movement Therapy

    All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

    Member of MMA

  • Roger Morelli
    Roger Morelli
    Myotherapist & Senior Remedial Therapist

    Roger Morelli

    Pathway to the Present

    In 1994 I had a severe car accident that required four years of surgery to recover from.

    My 24 year rehab journey has exposed me to many fine Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Exercise Physiologists and Chiropractors.  For over a decade before my studies in health care commenced, I was being treated by an amazingly talented and skilled Massage Therapist.  This man kept me walking and functioning so well, that people have troubles believing that my limitations are as severe as they are.

    I believe that my style is unique and effective because it has been formed from the experience of seeing what has worked to take away my own pain and restore my confidence.

    I have also been fortunate to have worked in some of the best rehab clinics in Brisbane and have been mentored and critiqued by many of my role models.

    What are my treatments like?

    I am a sensitive and determined therapist.  I am able to adopt my style to the needs of any clinical situation.  I have worked as both a Rehabilitative therapist and a Relaxation Super-Star.  If you are suffering from a chronic condition I am a good choice for you.

    As a MYOTHERAPIST – My tool kit includes first class diagnostic and assessment capabilities, Cold Laser Therapy, Swedish and Relaxation styles, Pregnancy Massage, Myofascial Release and Trigger-point work, Corrective Exercise, Complex Stretching Protocols and Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Inversion Pressure Cupping or “Cupping”, Dry Needling, TENS and Electro Therapy and Expert Deep Tissue Remedial Massage work.

    My style can be nurturing, powerful or anywhere in between.

    What do I love about myotherapy?

    Myotherapy empowers clients to address the cause of their problems – not just their symptoms.  Myotherapy involves rigorous assessment, manual therapy and usually some level of corrective exercise to empower people to reduce their dysfunction themselves.  Emphasising self-empowerment means that ultimately MYOTHERAPY is a cost effective approach to pain and physical dysfunction.

    What do I love about massage?

    I love that massage affects both our physical symptoms and our emotional well-being.

    My therapist has helped me walk pain free, taken away headaches and shoulder tension as well as lifted me from the depths of despair.

    This is what I love about massage and Myotherapy.

    Qualifications

    Advanced Diploma Myotherapy

    Dry Needling
    Laser Therapy
    Myofascial Cupping
    Corrective Exercise

    • Diploma of Remedial Massage
    • Currently studying -B.HSc – Musculoskeletal Therapy
    • Endeavour College

    All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

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  • Anna Dawson
    Anna Dawson
    Remedial, Lymphatic, Pregnancy

    Anna Dawson

    Pathway to the Present

    When I was younger I used to give my relatives neck and shoulder massages to help ease their pains, it just felt like the right thing to do. I enjoyed the feeling of helping people and massage seemed to be a natural career choice.

    After completing my Remedial Diploma in 2011 I found that I naturally gravitated to a style that was both Remedial and Therapeutic. I added myofascial cupping to help my clients with chronic muscle tension and hot stone massage for a deeply relaxing experience.

    I particularly enjoyed providing Pregnancy massage and felt that my pregnant clients would benefit from Lymphatic treatments as well. I found that by incorporating some Lymphatic Drainage into the treatments that my clients had great results. I decided to pursue further Lymphatic training so I could help those with more complicated Lymphatic issues.

    What are my treatments like?

    Having a combination of Remedial, Pregnancy, Lymphatic and Balinese techniques allows me to create a treatment that is both effective in reducing or eliminating pain and deeply relaxing as well. 

    My Decongestive Lymphatic training means I can help with oedema and Lymphoedema caused from lymph node removal, as well as help with recovery from surgery and illness, detoxifying and general oedema issues. Anyone who has had liposuction, or tattoo removal can be helped with lymphatic treatments as well as after surgery or for oedema or lymphoedema.

    Who would benefit from my treatments?

    My treatments are suited to those that need to destress and reduce anxiety and tension as well as reduce pain. I can provide Remedial/Deep tissue treatments that create that feeling of “good pain” but are also relaxing and effective. Hot stone and balinese for deep relaxation,

    Pregnancy treatments that focus on particular issues experienced through each trimester and lymphatic treatments to support liposuction or tattoo removal, general detox, oedema and lymphoedema issues.

    What do I love about Massage?

    I love how rewarding it feels to see a decrease in stress and tension that clients have been putting up with. I appreciate how massage can improve your mood and make movement in your body a lot easier, and as a career it is satisfying to know that I have helped someone enjoy their day and their life more.

    What is Balinese Massage?

    Intuitive Balinese Massage combines a variety of classic whole body massage techniques and the practitioner’s ability to tap into their intuition and create a meditative state of relaxation and healing for their client. These techniques include long flowing strokes, deep tissue massage and stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

    Balinese Massage may be helpful in treating: 

    • Anxiety
    • Arthritis
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Depression
    • Headache
    • Insomnia
    • Back or neck pain
    • High Blood Pressure

     Benefits of massage:

    • Improves circulation
    • Stimulates the Lymphatic System
    • Reduces muscle tension
    • Improve skin tone
    • Increase joint flexibility and mobility
    • Heightened mental alertness
    • Reduce anxiety and Depression
    • Reduction of Stress hormones

    Balinese Massage After care:

    To achieve full benefit of the massage, clients are asked to do the following for the next 24 hours:

    • Drink plenty of water (to assist with the flushing out of toxins)
    • Avoid Heat treatment (such as sun beds, saunas, sunbaking)
    • Recommend rest and avoidance of strenuous exercise or activity
    • Avoid Alcohol

    It is recommended to let your body rejuvenate/recover in between massages, allowing at least 7-14 days between massages.

    Qualifications

    Diploma of Remedial Massage

    • Certificate Pregnancy Massage
    • Certificate of Decongestive Lymphoedema
    • Certificate Balinese Massage
    • Certificate of Hot Stone
    • Myofascial Cupping
    • All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

    • Member od MMA
  • Liza Markova
    Liza Markova
    Bsc Myotherapy, Senior Remedial, Yoga Instructor

    Liza Markova

    Pathway to the Present

    Ever since my younger years I’ve been interested in oriental philosophy. I admire the belief that a person exists on many different levels – physical, intellectual, energetic etc. That’s why I started to explore those healing systems that have a holistic approach and work on the whole person. 

    I started practising yoga in 2004 and became a certified yoga teacher in 2010. After a few years of yoga instruction and numerous workshops on movement therapy I decided to deepen my knowledge of human anatomy and physiology by taking a course in Musculokeletal Therapy. Very soon I was captivated by the amount of knowledge and skills that this degree offered. The ability to help people live a healthier life is very rewarding.

    What are my treatments like?

    I use a holistic approach in my assessment and treatment, addressing both symptoms and causes of pain. Following a functional medicine model of treatment, I look for underlying imbalances that may contribute to the development of illness, such as sleep, diet, exercises, stress, social environment etc. I also believe that collaboration between a client and a therapist is very important for the achievement of the desired health goals. 

    I constantly advance my skills to make my treatments as effective as possible. Among the treatment techniques that I use are: joint mobilization, myofascial release, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), neural manipulation, taping, dry needling and electro needling, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Vagus nerve stimulation, exercise therapy, etc.

    Some of the many conditions that I treat:

    • Muscular pain and tightness
    • Incorrect posture and impaired movement
    • Reduced range of motion due to muscular or joint restrictions
    • Neck, chest, and low back pain
    • Joint pain, sprains and strains
    • Cervicogenic headaches
    • Tendinopathies (e.g. tennis elbow)
    • Neurological pain incl. pins, tingling, numbness
    • Sport injuries

    I believe that part of a being a therapist includes educating the client on how to eliminate existing symptoms and how to prevent future injuries. Therefore, my treatments continue outside of the clinic walls by encouraging you to cultivate body awareness and by performing a prescribed exercise program. This is where my experience as a yoga teacher is very useful.

    Registered Yoga Australia – Level 2

  • Kim Robertson
    Kim Robertson
    Remedial Massage Therapist

    Kim Robertson

    Pathway to the Present

    Kim was raised in a small rural district of Viet Nam in the 1980’s where her interest in massage was nurtured. In 2002, she started to work as an intern and later became a massage therapist and beautician at Six Senses Spa Evason Ana Mandara 5 Star Resort, Nha Trang, Vietnam.

    In her career, she also worked at Six Senses Spa Puntacana Resort and Club in Punta Cana Dominican Republic as a day spa massage and beautician therapist and later as a trainer.

    After working in the Dominican Republic, she continued her profession as a spa director at Airways Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. About a decade later she returned back to her hometown to help set up a new spa at Novotel Hotel, Nha Trang, Vietnam; where she worked as a spa and gym manager and also served as a hotel duty manager.

    Subsequently, she was invited to become a spa consultant and manager at the new Grand Mercure, Danang, Vietnam and her duty was to set up a newly opened spa as well as to recruit and train an entire team who had little experiences in this field.

    Kim moved to Australia in 2014 bringing with her qualifications in Vietnamese Massage with flame cupping and a Diploma in Sodashi therapy. She also has qualifications in Thai massage, Diploma of Spa therapies, treatment & Procedures and obtained Spa management and Spa development certificates in Thailand and a degree of bachelor in business administration. 

    In Australia, Kim has planned to change her career by study different subjects, as a result, she has completed a dual Diploma in Business Management and Marketing and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

    However, Kim realized her passionate on helping people. Therefore, Kim has returned to study a diploma of remedial massage

    With great interest in helping people and in her community, Kim has been a volunteer supporting Red Cross Retail Outlets and tutor at TAFE in the Adult Migrant English Programs (AMEP) And Vietnamese Community in Australia –Qld Chapter in stress relief massage management.

    What are my treatments like?

    Western massage approach is towards the physical human body while Eastern massage approach is from energy point; My treatments are a combination of both.

    What do I love about massage?

    Seeing a smile on client’s face after receiving my massage.

    Qualifications

    Diploma of Remedial Massage

    • Dual Diploma in Business Management and marketing
    • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
    • Flame Cupping
    • Certificate of Thai Massage

    Member of ANTA

  • Matt Addison
    Matt Addison
    Remedial Massage Therapist

    Matt Addison

    Pathway to the Present

    Over the years I have had a multitude of different jobs, I have worked as a performer, a postie, office environments and festivals, I began work as a Remedial Massage Therapist just over 7 years ago and instantly fell in love with it. I have been lucky enough to be incorporate large amounts of my life lessons and experiences into the therapies I offer and am always looking for new skills to complement my current state of practice.

    What are my treatments like?

    My treatments vary completely depending on your circumstance and what you are looking to get out of your treatment. Majority of my treatments have a focus on deep tissue and fascial release, though depending on your needs or wants a Swedish and relaxation approach can be taken or incorporate hot stone and myofascial cupping.

    Who would benefit from my treatments?

    The people I have had the most success and experience with are athletes and performers, I have worked with musicians for years and have a solid knowledge of various specific instrument based injuries and symptoms. I am very focused on my fitness and training so long distance runners, professional fighters and riders will benefit greatly from my experience and knowledge in these areas, and of course after working in a high stress office environment for over three years I understand the physical, emotional and postural stresses that occur in this environment as well as how to effectively treat them.

    What do I love about massage?

    Everything, I love that there will always be more that I can learn about the human body and I love that after treating a client for a period of time I can see how much they change and how much stress has been alleviated from their lives. I love the exercise that it gives me and the incentives and knowledge for building a healthy approach to living. I have never had a better career and can see myself continuing this way for most of my life.

    Qualifications

    Diploma of Remedial Massage

    • Myofascial Cupping

    All Health Funds Available

    Member of MMA

  • Cecelia Baker
    Cecelia Baker
    Remedial Massage & Yoga Instructor

    Cecelia Baker

    Pathway to the Present

    My grandmother was a Naturopath and Massage Therapist, so I learnt of lot of the principles of these modalities from a young age. It instilled in me a desire to learn more and help others be proactive in their health. I also have a love of yoga and having completed 200 hrs of yoga training and having a regular practice I can help clients combine both the benefits of yoga and bodywork to achieve real and lasting change. It is really gratifying being able to guide people to make choices that help them over the long term, not just relieve their symptoms.

    What are my treatments like?

    My treatments are tailored to the individual patient, and tend to be primarily remedial in nature. I take into account bio mechanics and range of motion to find the cause of the pain or presenting complaint, so that it can be addressed as directly as possible. Depending upon what is indicated, patients can expect a variety of treatment techniques including deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique (MET), dry needling, and kinesiotaping. After initial treatment I work with patients to formulate a suitable treatment plan. This incorporates lifestyle suggestions, and a range of exercises and stretches to assist patients to support themselves at home between treatments. 

    What do I love about massage?

    I love massage therapy because it is such a versatile alternative health modality. I continue to enjoy the variety of simple ways that I am able to assist my patients, and involve them in the healing process by teaching them about their bodies. When individuals better understand how the body works and produces movement, they are more equipped to care for it and prevent injury.

    Qualifications

    • Diploma of Remedial Massage
    • Lymphatic Massage
    • Myofascial Cupping
    • Dry Needling
    • Pregnancy Massage
    • Yoga Instructor
    • Currently Studying Naturopathy

    All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

    Member of AMT

  • Gregor Hribar
    Gregor Hribar
    Remedial, Pregnancy, Reflexologist

    Gregor Hribar

    Pathway to the Present

    As I was growing up I always loved helping people and massage was something that was always present in my everyday life. Most of my family works in healthcare as physiotherapists, massage therapists or nurses so I was always exposed to alternative healing techniques from all over the world. I would have to say that I’ve learned the most from my aunt that was doing Reflexology 30 years ago and gaining her knowledge from monks in Nepal it was always something that I was really attracted to and wanted to learn more. 

    But the career path led me into finance. In 2010, I decided to change my career and pursue something I have always loved doing. Obtaining a certificate in the field of massage started my healing and life journey I’ve never could have dreamed of. From 2012 to 2015 I had successfully managed my own massage salon in Europe. My goal was to improve client’s lifestyle on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. I have had numerous satisfied clients and I have always treated my clients with patience, respect and utmost care. In 2012 I had an opportunity to work on European veteran Handball championship in Ljubljana (Slovenia) with sportsmen where I expended my knowledge and achieved great results. In 2015 I accepted a challenge to move to Australia and continue working as massage therapist. In 2016 I received my Australian Diploma of Remedial Massage and since then I have expended my knowledge on different fields, including an opportunity to work with Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby Club. My passion is helping elite athletes and I had a pleasure to work with rugby players, soccer players, marathon runners and other athletes with great results. I’m currently still working with and supporting a top soccer player for Brisbane Roar. 

     I’m really passionate about my work and helping people in a holistic way so I’m always looking to expend my knowledge and upgrade my skills. The most important thing I’ve learned throughout my life and my career is that our bodies are intelligent and they have innate ability to communicate whatever is out of balance and they also have a remarkable ability to heal and repair as long as we give them the right environment to thrive.

    What are my treatments like?

    I’m a true believer that our bodies work on an emotional, physical and energetic level. When we are out of balance and in a state of dis-ease we truly need a holistic approach to healing.

    This is why I love massage because our bodies are like a doorway to our inner world and they can tell us a lot about our physical, emotional and energetic state. By applying different techniques and listening to the body react we can find solutions to resolve the problems. I have a great sense of listening to your body and sensing where energy is stagnant and where the pain is residing so we can focus on the source of the problem, addressing both symptoms and underlying causes of pain.  

    In my treatments I provide different techniques and massage styles:

    • Deep Tissue Massage
    • Relaxation Body Massage
    • Trigger Point Massage
    • Pregnancy Massage
    • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
    • Sports Massage
    • Reflexology Massage
    • Frozen Shoulder Massage
    • Tennis Elbow Massage
    • Hot Stone Massage
    • AromaTouch Technique
    • Shiatsu Massage
    • Sciatica Relief
    • Cupping

    I believe knowledge equals empowerment and as a therapist I feel it is my responsibility to share my knowledge with people so they can empower themselves to live a healthier and pain free life on all levels.

    What is Reflexology and how does it help?

    Did you know that your feet reflect every organ in your body? Well they do and Reflexology supports their healthy function.

    Reflexology is an ancient natural therapy that addresses pain and promotes healing and wellness throughout the whole body by applying pressure to related “reflex” points in the feet, hands, or ears. Each of these corresponds with an organ or part of your body. There are 86 main reflex points on each of your feet. When a part of your body is unbalanced or diseased, crystalline or granular deposits may build-up at the corresponding reflex point on your foot. These points may feel tender, sore or painful to touch. By gently stimulating and applying pressure to these points, it helps to reduce the congestion or blockages in the affected areas of your body, as well as stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system.

    What do I love about massage?

    I love massage because our bodies are like a doorway to our inner world and they can tell us a lot about our physical, emotional and energetic state and by applying different techniques and listening to the body react we can find solutions to resolve the problems. Helping people is my passion and when I see improvement in client’s life it gives me immense pleasure to continue doing what I love doing anyway. Finding the source of pain and working with clients to realise it and supporting them in changing their health goals so they can truly thrive is why I love the work that I do.

    Qualifications

    Diploma of Remedial Massage

    • Certificate of Reflexology
    • Certificate of Aromatouch
    • Certificate of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

    All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

    Member of MMA

  • Les Everest
    Les Everest
    Myotherapist & Remedial

    Les Everest

    Pathway to the Present

    I started my Journey not knowing what I wanted to do or where I wanted to work, all I knew is that I wanted to improve people’s quality of life. Maintaining high levels of physical activity has always been a priority for me and can understand the fear and frustration of that persistent niggle. This led me to enrol in  Diploma of Remedial Massage and Adv Dip of Myotherapy. I have used these courses to begin studying my Bachelors of Exercise Physiology to further my understanding of human movement and improve my abilities to increase clients function and reduce their pain.

    What are my treatments like?

    I endeavour to make every treatment meaningful and positive and will, to the best of my ability, treat and assess clients to ensure we reach your goals and desired outcomes.

    Your initial treatment will involve assessment  to ascertain what your goals are and what the best treatment option will be. Depending on your goals and the assessment outcome a treatment could involve a combination of Myofascial release, Neuromuscular trigger point therapy/ Dry Needling, Joint mobilisations or corrective exercises along with Remedial Massage. 

    My preferred treatment protocol is to assess and treat the pain and symptoms on the first visit and then work on corrective exercise to help retrain muscle weakness and lengthen where needed.

    What are my goals?

    Simple. To improve quality of life for all my clients! I believe that the best long term outcomes for clients are achieved by working together to firstly treat and decrease pain and get you moving well again, then to work together on the cause of the issues so you can take control of your own wellbeing. 

    I hope to see you soon!

    Qualifications

    Diploma of Remedial Massage

    • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
    • Currently studying: Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

    All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

    Member of MMA

  • Claire Stasse
    Claire Stasse
    Remedial Massage Therapist

    Claire Stasse

    Pathway to the Present

    I started this journey 10 years ago by receiving a range of different massages myself which was a constant need as a dancer, life model and office worker.

    When I started massaging close friends and family it became obvious to me that I was offered a different direction in life and that I wanted to share my skills and become a therapist myself. 

    What are my treatments like?

    My style as a body worker is versatile and tailor fit. It is important to me to work holistically; treating the body and mind together and working with you to release tension and pain.

    I hold Swedish, relaxation and remedial massage certification with two years of study in different colleges; and have 5 years of experience in Remedial massage.

    I use myofascial techniques that work with movement to release and enhance your range of motion. I prefer to treat at each muscle attachment site, incorporating light mobilisations and trigger point methods, as this is most affective to engage you with your mind with your body. 

    My mission as a therapist is to strategically teach clients to take action and manage their own health; therefore I enjoy working with people who are actively supportive of that process and goal. 

    What do I love about massage?

    Massage and lets face it Zen meditation has engaged me with my own body, becoming aware of how I move, where I hold stress and how to let go and as these are recognised as some of the most important things to be aware of; I enjoy sharing and teaching clients about body and mind self-awareness.  When I massage clients, I feel the most gratification when I’ve taught them how to look after themselves and explained the process. I am proud of my client’s achievement to work with me and I enjoy seeing the physical change in my clients.

    Qualifications

    Diploma of Remedial Massage

    • Level 1 – Neuro Kinetic Therapy

    All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

    Member of ANTA

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  • Skye Brooks
    Skye Brooks
    Remedial Massage Therapist

    Skye Brooks

    Pathway to the Present

    I have always had a passion for wanting to help people but wasn’t sure how I could do that. I was eager to learn something new and start a new chapter in my life and remedial massage kept popping up all around me. That pushed me to get my diploma and to start my career in the massage industry.

    What are my treatments like?

    I have learned relaxation, deep tissue & remedial. I enjoy working on athletic clients and using a range of techniques to help reduce the tension/pain they’re experiencing. Some of those techniques include but are not limited to: myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, positional release techniques, muscle energy techniques.

    In saying that, I also do not limit myself to particular clients – I enjoy treating anyone!

    I also really enjoy doing relaxation massage as it is a great feeling helping someone de-stress and actually relax.

    What do I love about massage?

    I love massage because it is extremely beneficial to anyone’s health! (physical and mental). My passion for massage grows every single day. I love being able to share my knowledge and treat clients to help better their everyday life. If I were to choose something that motivates me to massage, it would honestly be the human population.  My goal is to help all of my clients live a life where they are pain free and moving freely without the worry of an injury occurring.

    Qualifications

    Diploma of Remedial Massage

    All Health Funds Available on Hicaps

    Member of MMA

     

  • Nola Welling
    Nola Welling
    Managing Director & Remedial Massage

    Nola Welling

    Pathway to the Present

    My first experience of massage left me relaxed, calm and at peace. I knew that I wanted to provide that for others so I did a 3 month Swedish Relaxation course with an excellent teacher in my early 20’s. After much travel and a few failed uni attempts I decided to pursue more massage training in 2003 and undertook 3 levels of Ka Huna training. Ka Huna really built the foundation of massage for me and I still incorporate many aspects of it in my massage style today. 

    As I was training I saw a chair massage business for sale at my local shopping centre and away I went. After doing mobile corporate massage for 5 years I felt I wanted something more and chose to start a clinic in Elizabeth Street in 2008. I completed Diploma of Remedial Massage, Certificate of Pregnancy Massage and the clinic kept growing. In 2015 our unique old building was sold and so we moved to our current lovely  location. 

    What are my treatments like?

    I like to combine the analytical side of Remedial Massage with the intuitive flow of Ka Huna. Ka Huna uses long flowing strokes, limb movement and is generally firm but also very relaxing. It is a style that flushes the muscles and lymph as well as providing a deep treatment. You let your hands feel and move with the tension in the body.

    Remedial provides a counterbalance through analytical assessment of muscle function, movement and restriction. I find that people respond well to a combined treatment as many are in pain and tight due to stress as well as physical reasons.

    I believe that massage can be firm and a bit painful when needed and also soothing and relaxing in the same session. I always want a client to come out feeling more relaxed and centred than when they went in, but also feel that something useful happened for them. 

    Who will benefit from my treatments?

    Anyone in pain, stressed, depressed, anxious or feeling just generally tight and fatigued will benefit. I will assess and test, use Remedial techniques for specific pain and restriction including trigger point, mfr and met. Long deep strokes from Ka Huna help ease fascia, soothe the nervous system and promote the relaxation response. 

    What do I love about massage?

    I think that caring respectful touch is a very important part of good mental, emotional and physical health. I love seeing stress & pain leave a person and for them to walk out feeling as though they can cope better with the pressures of life. That is always a satisfying feeling.

    Qualifications

    • Diploma of Remedial Massage
    • Certificate Pregnancy Massage
    • Certificate Chair Massage
    • Ka Huna Level 3
    • Certificate Hot Stone
    • All Health Funds Available

    Member of MMA

  • Ashlee Wendt
    Ashlee Wendt
    Relaxation & Deep Tissue Massage

    Ashlee Wendt

    Pathway to the Present

    My interest in massage stems from a history of repeated injuries due to competitive dancing. I wanted to learn and assist others to continue with their passion even when injury arises and how to prevent injuries in the future. I started doing my Cert IV in Relaxation massage and now I have progressed toward a Diploma in Remedial Therapy. I have an interest in psychology and have educated myself in understanding the holistic side to massage.

    What are my treatments like?

    My treatments focus on areas of tension and injury. I want my clients to walk away feeling better and to have the knowledge of how to prevent and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Who would benefit from my treatments?

    I enjoy and have experienced working with triathletes, desk workers, pilots, aged, students and teachers. I enjoy encouraging and passing on my knowledge to clients.

    What do I love about massage?

    I love educating my clients on how to prevent injuries and continue to lead the lifestyle that they love.

    Qualifications

    Certificate IV Massage

    • Currently studying Diploma Remedial Massage

    Member of MMA

     

  • Param Satya
    Param Satya
    Master Yoga Instructor

    Param Satya

    Pathway to the Present

    I have been involved with Yoga and Yoga philosophy for the past 28 years. My yoga practice did not begin in the usual way in the West, which is doing yoga classes learning the asanas or postures. It began with the yoga philosophy that I came across in the United States in the 1980’s. I was drawn to the disciplined lifestyle of this philosophy which created way to live skilfully in this world. Yoga philosophy included every aspect of your life especially your interactions with others. Through this path I developed a focused mind and with a focused mind anything can be achieved.

    In 1994 I enrolled into a 3 year Teacher Training program at a BKS Iyengar Academy in New Zealand. My extensive training in this program allowed me to understand the importance of watching the development of a student’s yoga practice and to view every class and every student with a fresh outlook. This means that I watch the development of our students and adapt classes to their changing needs and interest. No two classes are the same. I have taught in, Taiwan, United States, New Zealand and Australia opening a number of Yoga schools in different countries some of which are still operating many years later. I have taught in Brisbane for 15 and many of the instructors at various studios around Brisbane have been my students. 

    What do I love about Teaching Yoga?

    I believe that being a Yoga teacher is a calling for me, I want to demonstrate to others that their bodies can change and heal through a dedicated practice, even if that practice begins as one class a week and that we don’t need to age and suffer in the way many people do. I am always inspired to see the transformation of students as they develop their yoga practice, to see their bodies strengthen and become more flexible, to watch their stress levels and anxiety diminish, their minds calm down and begin to find some peace and see self-esteem improve.

    My goal is not just to help people develop their yoga practice, it is to help them develop the discipline and focus to create the lives they aspire to and to work on being an example of this. Yoga and yoga philosophy offers and opportunity for people to grow at their own pace and in their own time and I feel privileged to be a part of that journey.

  • Patricia Escalon
    Patricia Escalon
    Brisbane Yoga Instructor

    Patricia Escalon

    Pathway to the Present

    Patricia found the path to yoga to rehabilitate previous injuries in 2004 and embodied its healing power.

    Patricia transitioned from the world of IT support to teaching yoga over the length of 12 years while studying under Kate Pell, Chantalah Webster-Tight, Nathan Tight, Julie Smerdon, Flo Fenton, Noah Maze, Simon Borg-Oliver, Betsey Downing, Param Satya and BJ Galvan.

    She incorporates the influence of Iyengar, Anusara, Vinyasa Flow and Core Yoga into her teaching style.

  • Kathie Overeem
    Kathie Overeem
    Brisbane Yoga Instructor

    Kathie Overeem

    Pathway to the Present

    Kathie has been practicing yoga since 2008. She started at a university gym where her first teacher was well into her 80s. “Very quickly I realised there is something very special about yoga, I noticed both a mental and physical benefit to the practice”. When she teaches she likes to incorporate longer holds in her flows, giving one time to feel into their alignment. She also aims to teach the importance of breath to move and align the body and calm the mind. Kathie is experience in a number of yoga styles, which she weaves into her classes to complement the needs of the students. These include ashtanga, hatha, vinyasa, and yin. Kathie also has a PhD in psychology and has been trained to make her classes trauma aware. This means the classes are facilitated in a way that encourages individuals to develop a sense of empowerment in their practice and where space for meditation is supported.

    What do I love about Teaching Yoga?

    Overall, she aims to hold space as people build both mental and physical focus, and dive deeply into self-discovery.    

    Registered Yoga Australia

What our clients are saying about Knead

Keryn Roberts

I’ve been seeing Liza at t Knead for 2 years now. She is very good at both providing relief and working to fix the underlying problem. The rest of the knead team are also amazing with great customer service and brilliant facilities.

David Frizzell

I’m training to swim the English Channel. I’ve had issues with both shoulders with the training load – but after 3 months of regular treatments with myotherapist Roger Morelli at Knead Massage it’s all under control. I’m quite amazed actually.

Moonflower843

I have been going to Knead Massage for several years & highly recommend them. Dan has treated my back pain and provides maintenance massages to allow me to keep up with my physically demanding job. I’d honestly be out of a job if it wasn’t for his expertise.

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Level 3, 233 Albert Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

T: 07 3003 0801

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Wed - Fri 7.30am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm