When a close friend of mine was hospitalised, diagnosed with throat and lung cancer I would visit her and comfort her by carefully and gently placing my hands on her arms, legs, hands, shoulders and forehead, letting the warmth of my hands mould into her body. A process known as ‘holding’. This experience led me to explore massage and other supportive treatments for people suffering with cancer.
Over the years my motivation to increase my knowledge in well-being and complementary health-care has given me the opportunity to complete an extensive range of qualifications. I am qualified in Remedial Massage, Oncology Massage, Lymphoedema and Lipoedema Management, Compression Garment fitting (sleeves, stockings, custom made, ready to wear) Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Swedish (relaxation) massage, Pregnancy Massage and ArōmaTouch Technique.
I am passionate about the correct assessment of each client and the delivery of evidence-based treatment. My years of dedication to these fields has resulted in me becoming an industry leader in lymphoedema and lipoedema management.
I share my time now between teaching the Diploma of Remedial Massage, running courses ranging from information sessions to 6-day intensive course. In between times, I run a busy part time private practice in Brisbane specialising in lymphoedema, lipoedema and oncology massage which keeps me industry registered, skills current and fulfils my need to help others.