A team of love and kindness
Sarah watkin (BUsiness Owner)
Sarah is a holistic therapeutic massage therapist, and her passion is healthy aging. She works with individuals to assist with the impact on our bodies due to daily life and environmental challenges; incorporating massage, energy flow, active listening, coaching, visualization, breath intention and intuitive essential oil blends to assist with balance and overall wellness.
She is passionate about helping people to age in the best way they can. The power of touch, energy flow, essential oils and connectedness are all part of your treatment.
Paula is a local who is Diploma qualified in beauty. Her passion is skin and body wellness. She brings to our centre a host of expertise including hot stone massage, Indian head therapy, lower leg massage and reflexology, facials and an exclusive menu of bespoke mindfulness meditation of skin, mind and body combining both cosmedical products with holistic wellness techniques.
Together with her gentle touch and energy, Paula is kind and giving and dedicated to providing you with an exceptional treatment.
Pearl Van Der Straaten
Pearl specialises in a variety of remedial therapies including massage (remedial, pregnancy, hot stone, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release), applied kinesiology, craniosacral therapy, and chi reflexology.
She also brings with her a wealth of life experience as well as qualifications in community education and training.
Pearl draws on her past experience in her treatments and takes a holistic approach to her consultations and is committed to improving her clients’ physical health and well-being.
Pearl's Remedial Massage service is eligible for claiming on private health insurance extras cover.
Jade is a dedicated, motivated and passionate massage therapist that has experienced firsthand the benefits of massage therapy. After a long struggle with knee pain following two ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repairs, she decided to undertake studies and complete a Diploma of Remedial Massage at CIT.
She has had the opportunity to work with people living with disabilities from brain trauma injuries. Jade is passionate about the positive impact that massage had on people challenged with a disability.
Jade has a keen interest in Sports injury rehabilitation massage and assisting clients with more complicated needs. Jade has had the opportunity to work with both the Australian women’s rugby union team, the Brumbies, and as a volunteer sports trainer for a local junior rugby league team in Queanbeyan for the 2018 season.
Jade's Remedial Massage service is eligible for claiming on private health insurance extras cover.
Ella started off doing reception on Saturdays and she loves it so much she's decided to start an exciting career in massage and beauty therapy. She is passionate about sports, fitness, wellness and everything beauty and massage.
Ella is currently offering a foot soak and lower leg treatment, which is complimentary when you book a 30 minute infrared sauna session or a complimentary facial when you book a float session.
As she progresses into her exciting training journey more training treatments with Ella will become available online.
Bookings with Ella are available Wednesday to Saturday.
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narelle - physiotherapist
Narelle sees herself as a symbiotic oxymoron; an intuitive scientist and a sporty nerd.
This beautiful combination allows her to analyse and diagnose, based on evidence based practices, and treat you as a whole person – not just a hip, knee or shoulder.
Narelle is a health care provider with the assessment, analysis and diagnostic skills of a physiotherapist, the hands of a massage therapist and the knowledge of a human biologist.
lisa - physiotherapist
Lisa Moffatt completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University.
Originally from Melbourne, she gained experience working with patients from a variety of backgrounds. Lisa is passionate about the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. She uses a holistic and collaborative approach to provide the best outcomes for her clients while addressing their needs and goals. She is a strong believer in client-centered care, combining manual therapy with clinical exercise and ergonomic advice.
brian - physiotherapist
Brian graduated with Bachelor of Physiotherapy and worked as a physiotherapist in Hong Kong since 2008. He pursued his master degree specialized in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2013. He acquired sufficient experience and knowledge in a wide spectrum of medical, orthopeadic, neurology conditions as well as post-operative management. His interest is managing various musculoskeletal problems with manual therapy, dry needling and therapeutic exercises.
Brian also treats people with vestibular dysfunction related spinning, dizziness and balance problems. Helping patients with BPPV and other middle and inner ear disorder by manual repositioning techniques and targeted exercise program.
Brian believes that the relationship of pain, body dysfunction and body biomechanics is intricate, treatment won’t have a sustained effect unless the underlying causes can be identified. He has always been bared it in mind and developed a special interest in solving this intricate problem.
jocelyn - Nutritionist, Herbalist and Naturopath
Jocelyn is a nutritionist, herbalist and naturopath, and has been providing safe and effective health care to the Canberra Region since 1999.
Jocelyn has a special interest in gut health and has developed expertise in this area. She also enjoys helping people with a range of health problems e.g immune, autoimmune, skin problems, stress, anxiety and depression, and chronic health conditions
Jocelyn gets a real buzz when patients’ health turns around and they have the energy they need to do what they want.
john - traditional chinese medicine / acupuncture
John is an AHPRA registered Acupuncturist who completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese herbs) at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2004. He is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). John developed a passion for acupuncture after it provided great relief from lower back pain.
John is a qualified chef and is passionate about good nutrition and its impact on improving and maintaining optimal health.
John utilizes a variety of treatments that are tailored to patients’ unique circumstances. These treatments may include acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion (heat therapy) and Tui Na (Chinese remedial massage). John has a special interest in musculo-skeletal injuries, utilizing motor points to reset contracted muscle to restore joints to their normal function while reducing or eliminating pain and tendonitis. He also has a keen focus on meridian therapy to maximize energy and de-stress.
He believes in preventative health, wellness and patient empowerment through exercise, diet and leading a healthy lifestyle. In addition to a strong commitment to health and wellness, John practices Iyengar Yoga and meditation He also enjoys travelling, swimming, bike riding and world music.
theodore - acupuncture
Theodore is an AHPRA-registered acupuncturist with 10 years experience. Theodore practices a gentle but powerful style of Japanese acupuncture called Meridian Therapy. He underwent a two year apprenticeship, along with training intensives, to learn this system.
He has a strong commitment to providing inclusive care. Fat-friendliness and LGBTQIA-friendliness are important to Theodore.
Theodore also has a deep interest in the leading edge consciousness skills developed by Rose Rosetree, including Empath Skills and Aura Reading (AKA Energetic Literacy).
steven - chiropractor
The ability for our body to adapt and cope with stressors is the difference between health and illness; the difference between remaining youthful, and ageing more quickly.
Medical research shows that stress is involved in 60 to 90% of most health issues and is a factor in most disease.
Steve uses instrumentation to measure this. The stress response evaluation measures your ability to react, adapt and recover from stressors in everyday life.
Using this measurement, Steve aims to help you achieve and sustain better health.