Heart of Bowen & Touch Therapies
I have training in Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (Casley-Smith), Oncology Massage levels 1-4 which included hospital-based training at the Austin Hospital in Victoria, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Cert IV TAA. In March of 2017, I completed a Diploma of Dementia Care with the University of Tasmania which provided me with a deeper understanding of neurological issues and the ageing population.
Training and involvement with Oncology Massage Training taught me how to adapt massage principles for those in frail health. I have now adapted all my skills learnt over the past 25+ years to offer them to Bowen and other touch therapists so that they too may understand how to work safely and effectively with this client population.
I am a member of the Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia, Massage and Myotherapy Australia, Australasian Lymphology Association, Palliative Care Association of SA, Lymphoedema Association SA, Australian Traditional Medicine Society and the Lymphoedema Association Australia.
Based in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, I have worked closely with nearby allied health to build up a busy practice with an increased focus on those clients with degenerative conditions and in particular cancer. For over three years I provided massage and Bowen therapy to the Palliative Care ward at a local hospital which allowed me to witness firsthand the profound effect safe touch can have at any stage of life.