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I’ve worked in and around West End as a massage therapist and acupuncturist for 17 years. I love being part of this progressive and colourful community, which I find energising and inspiring.
Opening Moxa on vibrant Boundary Street was a dream come true for me. This has been further reinforced by finding the team of Moxa practitioners and collaborating with them as the clinic has evolved and grown.
Clinically, I’m a registered acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, recognised by private health funds as a provider of these services, as well as remedial massage therapy.
I’m particularly interested in treating women’s health and helping couples overcome fertility issues. I also love treating pregnant women, helping them and their partner towards the birthing process, and offering ongoing support postpartum. It’s a unique and special honour to be involved in such an important part of people’s lives.
Having said that, I really enjoy the diversity of my practice and enjoy helping people overcome whatever ailment they might have. Before I was an acupuncturist, I was a massage therapist and still love to combine, for example, acupuncture with techniques that I learned during that time to overcome acute and chronic pain.
No two days are ever the same in my clinic and I really enjoy the challenge that provides. I also enjoy learning and growing as a therapist, and working towards the development of my profession. I regularly attend seminars, have taught at the Australian College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour College) and I’m a former member of the Queensland State Committee of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. I hope to pursue a Masters in the not-too-distant future.
Personally, I spend much of my spare time renovating a very old but much-loved house in nearby Annerley. I grew up in the country, so I love getting out of the city for the quiet and beauty of open spaces and forests. I enjoy camping and hiking, and am an avid rock climber.
It’s not all action though. A rainy day, PJs and a great book can be heavenly too!
I have been working in the natural therapy industry for the past 10 years. As well as being well qualified, I am a proud member of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia (STAA), which states that ‘STAA accredited therapists are the most highly trained shiatsu therapists in Australia, meeting defined standards in helping people achieve optimum health and wellbeing’.
My interest in natural therapies and living a healthy lifestyle to the full began in my early twenties following an illness. I began to search for ways to bring balance and harmony to my life. I understand the stresses and strains that can arise as we lead our lives in this busy modern day.
I have a university background in biomedical science, which gives me a firm grounding for my work as a shiatsu therapist and I am currently pursuing the challenge of gaining a Masters degree. I’ve also worked extensively in the hospitality industry, which has allowed me to cross paths and interact with people from all walks of life.
My interest in travelling and exploring has also allowed me this privilege. I love getting off the beaten track, be it the trails of Tasmania or streets of West End.
My other great passion is rock climbing. Like life and my work as a shiatsu therapist, I love that it exercises and integrates body and mind.
When it comes to my shiatsu practice, I have many interests — anxiety and stress management, emotional challenges, RSI and other injuries, increasing diminished energy levels and insomnia. I have also completed further studies with a world-renowned shiatsu teacher in the field of pregnancy and birth. I like the variety that each day presents.
I’m passionate about shiatsu and its possibilities, and see myself as a facilitator on your path to better health, wellbeing and happiness.
Contact us to book an appointment, or if you’re not sure which treatment would be best for you, we’re happy to listen to your needs and recommend a good starting point and path forward.