After many years of working for large corporations in Melbourne, a sea-change in 2004 brought my family and I to Cairns. The laid-back lifestyle and the warmer weather was definitely a big drawcard , when considering where to raise two young children. Those young children are now young adults. living their own lives with our daughter at full-time university (and working part-time) and our son in the Royal Australian Navy in Western Australia.
I began my journey into Remedial Massage by completing a Certificate IV in Massage at TAFE FNQ in Cairns, with subsequent studies including a Diploma of Remedial Massage. During this time, I developed a special interest in pain management and rehabilitation. An ongoing thirst for knowledge led me to complete a Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine).
At the end of 2019, I completed a Graduate Diploma in Counselling. This enables me to assist people when dealing with any mental and emotional issues they might be facing.
Further studies in the field of somatics and bodywork for trauma survivors is currently being undertaken. A somatic therapist views the body as a malleable form, whose given postures and movement styles outwardly express their myriad of thoughts and feelings, in a state of health, the some (which somatic philosopher Thomas Hannah describes as the "the living body in its wholeness") moves with grace, ease and coordination. Conversely, inner conflicts and unresolved psychological issues manifest in chronic holding patterns.