I was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. I first became interested in natural healing as a child. My nanna was involved in a car accident when I was about eight years old. She hurt her legs and was in a lot of pain. I used to help her by massaging her legs, something dad showed me how to do. I also used to help him with his ‘bad back’ with massage and heat packs. Both my sisters were hairdressers and soon showed me how to give head massages. That became a kind of currency in our house, that is, ‘‘you do the washing up for me, and I’ll give you a head massage.’’
Fast forward to my uni days, when I met Dawn Bruggen, a Reiki Master, who offered to train me in the art of Reiki in return for my sound recording skills. I went on to study the first two levels of Reiki with her in 1992 and 1993.
From the mid-1990s to July 2020, I worked in Canberra as a natural therapist. My main practice is now based in the Cairns/Port Douglas area in Far North Queensland. I've treated a wide range of common physical problems, such as soft tissue injuries, digestive problems, muscle aches, painful joints and post-operative scars. I've also had success treating various mental and emotional problems, such as stress-induced anxiety, relationship problems, depression, sleep disorders, phobias, lack of motivation and emotional/mental fatigue.
My qualifications include BA (English), Diploma in Health Sciences (Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies), Diploma Hatha Yoga, Certificate in Tantric Yoga, Certificate in Massage Therapy, Reiki Master Level 3, and Advanced Theta Healing.
WHAT TREATMENTS DO YOU HAVE AND WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?
Treatments last between 60–90 minutes. Your first sessions also involves an assessment of up to 30 minutes. This enables me to work out a strategy to suit your individual needs. Treatments can involve any combination of the following styles:
SWEDISH, THERAPEUTIC AND REMEDIAL MASSAGES
These scientific methods of manipulating soft tissue induce relaxation, aid detoxification, increase your tissue elasticity and tone whilst reducing pain.
SPORTS MASSAGE is suited to athletes and ‘weekend’ sports people alike. It can either prepare you for your chosen activity by reducing the risk of over-strain injury or speed your recovery after an event.
SHIATSU is where yoga meets massage. It involves stretching and manipulating muscles and joints, special breathing techniques and acupressure; these rebalance energy flow through your meridian system — a series of energy pathways closely connected with all your vital organs and body systems. Many have reported feeling more energised and alert after a session. Three consecutive sessions are recommended for the best effect.
FOOT REFLEXOLOGY begins with soaking your feet in a warm bath with Epsom’s salts and essential oils. You then relax on the treatment table where your feet are given a comprehensive massage. Specific areas on the feet link directly to your internal organs via the nervous system. This therapy will help you feel well and relaxed and can alleviate longstanding physical problems.
AROMATHERAPY relaxes and detoxifies your mind and body. Plants have been used for their therapeutic properties for centuries. Their pleasant essential oils are effective in treating a wide range of health problems. Application is usually via a massage oil blend or sometimes a vaporiser is used to diffuse your special blend in the air for you to inhale during the session.
REIKI is a comforting, hands-on technique that assist your natural healing processes by subtly re-balancing your energy systems. It is a form of spiritual healing. From an infinite source, I can channel a potent healing energy through my hands to you for ‘your best and highest good’, i.e., your being instinctively knows how to best utilise the Reiki energy that it receives during the session. During the treatment you would rest, fully clothed on a cushioned table. Most people report feeling deeply relaxed and nourished after a session. Reiki also brings mental clarity and emotional equilibrium.
AURA AND CHAKRA BALANCING can calm and also restore emotional equilibrium. I suspend a pendulum above specific areas of your body called chakras or energy centres. The swing of the pendulum indicates the progress of the energy balance. In a similar way to Reiki, universal healing energy is transferred through the pendulum to you. No touch is involved. This technique cleanses, re-charges, re-balances and protects the energy field around your physical body. Combining this process with other techniques can offer more lasting benefits.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE involves massaging the lymph nodes and very light movements across the skin, which helps drain excess lymph fluid from the extremities. This is a very effective technique for reducing swelling caused by lymphedema or surgical removal of the lymph nodes.
THETA HEALING is one of the newest modalities available. It gives you the tools to identify and radically change limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from achieving your highest potential. During the process, you also learn new, positive feelings and receive a boost in energy to support you on your way forward.
During a Theta session, the practitioner serves as an intermediary between you and the ‘Source/Universal Intelligence/Creator of all that is/God’ (feel free to use the term with which you are most comfortable). Using kinesiology-style muscle testing — a simple questioning process and intuition — all parties seek to weed out limiting belies that support dysfunction and replace them with an alternative that supports you for your ‘best and highest good’. Following this, new feelings are instilled to help you to live in a more fulfilling way. No changes can be made without your permission, so your consent is sought at all steps throughout the treatment. Sessions are done fully clothed and, weather permitting, can be done outdoors in a pleasant garden setting.
Theta healing enables you to live a more joyous and fulfilling life that better serves you and those around you. It can help with all kinds of mental, emotional and physical problems including:
Theta clients often report miraculous changes in the way they think and feel after a session.
HOW WILL I BENEFIT?
Release pain and discomfort
Make a better and faster recovery from your injuries
Feel more alive!
Eliminate health problems
Get a clearer understanding of yourself
Resolve personal issues, e.g., relationship problems, addictions and phobias
Become stronger and healthier
Heal naturally without chemical intervention
Boost your immune system
Reduce visible scarring and internal adhesions
Re-balance and re-energise your mind and body and feel calmer and more relaxed
Bodywork techniques and yoga can help you to improve your sensory awareness by highlighting where you hold tension
Prevent problems before they occur
Help reduce swelling and pain caused by lymphedema.
Two videos demonstrating Shiatsu: Feeling and Flow
HOW DO I CHOOSE?
Some clients like to choose their own style of therapy by mixing and matching from the list above. But if it all seems a bit overwhelming for you, relax and be assured I will know exactly which techniques are best suited to your needs.
WHAT'S NEXT? THE HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE
Please complete and send the questionnaire to me at least 24 hours before your appointment. This saves time spent gathering information during your appointment and leaves more time for your treatment.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST ME?
Use the CONTACT FORM and I'll email you my Fees Schedule.