Treatments offered: myotherapy, zenthai shiatsu, remedial massage
mob: 0415 731 400
available: Red Door Therapies Tuesday, Friday (7am - 8pm), Thurs (7-9pm), Alternate Sat (9am - 6pm)
Other Saturdays: Davies Park Markets (West End) (7.30 am - 2pm)
Sunday (9.30 am - 4.30 pm): Ambience Body Therapies Bardon (Remedial Massage only).
prices: 1hr: $85, 90min: $110, 2hrs: $150. Eftpos and health rebate receipts available (clinic treatments only). Mobile treatments: 1hr $120, 90 mins: $185 (with 10km radius of Red Door Therapies)
association / accreditation: Australian Natural Therapies Association, ZenThai Shiatsu Mt Ninderry Healing Centre, Australian College of Eastern Medicine, Stanborough Education Group, Q-Academy Brisbane
qualifications: B.Env Plan (hons1), Adv. Dip Myotherapy, Dip. Shiatsu, Dip. Rem Massage, Zenthai Shiatsu (Senior Therapist).
about my treatments: I aim to integrate specific therapeutic techniques with a deeply restorative experience; one that supports your ever unfolding acceptance and awareness of your embodied-self.
I see many people for musculo-skeletal challenges as well as emotional and energetic stresses. I am interested in manual therapy and bodywork not only as a remedial experience but also as a way to support you in accessing greater potential and understanding of your body, to release deeper, and move with mindfulness and ease.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, the more present you are to the sensations that arise in a session, the more beneficial the treatment. 'Pain' that your are not able to be present to is not therapeutic. The success of a treatment is thus the meeting of you being able to integrate sensations and me not overstepping your threshold of tolerance. Receiving bodywork is as much an art as giving it!
techniques: In a session I will typically use an integrated combination of:
- deep tonifying pressure
- joint mobilisation techniques
- passive stretching
- gentle indirect fascia 'unwinding' techniques
- direct myofascia release techniques
- trigger and distal release points utilising pressure and Neuromuscular Dry Needling if appropriate
- Guided and modified movement and strength progressions
For a Zenthai Shiatsu (Market and clinic) wear comfortable clothes that allow unrestricted movement or I can provide thai-pants and a t-shirt on the day (Market and clinic). Zenthai Shiatsu is performed on vinyl covered Shiatsu mat. Emphasis is on a Zenthai flow; where you surrender as much as possible.
For a Remedial Massage (Clinic only) please bring minimal sports-wear or underwear can suffice. A remedial treatment has more opportunity for direct myofascial release techniques, directed movement and discussing sensations that arise. Please ask which might be more appropriate.
For a Myotherapy (Clinic only) session wear flexible clothes that also allow unrestricted movement. Myotherapy might involve some Zenthai or Remedial techniques to reduce pain or improve movement range but for longer lasting results a session mostly comprises carefully modified motor control and strength exercises.
Please be as punctual as possible as being late will typically mean less time for you.
I look forward to working with you