THERAPISTS

KAREN DOWSE

Remedial Massage Therapist
Interests: Prehabilation Sports Therapy; Nutrition; Triathlons; Ironman
Available: Monday, Friday and Saturday

Karen is a Sage graduate and remedial massage therapist with over 15 years’ experience of relieving the aches and pains of clients. She gained her early experience in a chiropractic clinic, massaging clients prior to their adjustments. She also supported the practice of a nautropath by providing clients with deep tissue massages to aid digestion, banish bloating and boost immunity.

Karen has a particular interest in prehabilation sports therapy, which she is currently studying. She aims to use sports therapy in conjunction with remedial massage to prevent injury as an integral part of a physical therapy treatment plan. Through the study of sports therapy Karen can alert clients to weaker areas of their body that might need attention to prevent injury happening.

When Karen isn’t healing others you can find her competing in marathons or cycling a few hundred kilometres preparing for a triathlon. Her ultimate goal is to compete in an Ironman challenge. Good nutrition plays a key role in Karen’s life and she enjoys the benefits of being a vegetarian.

If you’re feeling battered and bruised by the pressures of modern life and need to reduce stress and ease painful, tense muscles, Karen’s strong, deep, sweeping massage motion will unravel knots on a physical and mental level. Using her hands, arms and elbows in a variety of massage techniques, Karen will leave you feeling relaxed, replete and rejuvenated.

 

 CHARLIE

Remedial Massage Therapist
Specialities: Traditional Thai, Thai Fusion, Remedial Massage and Aromatherapy
Available: Tuesday and Wednesday

Charlie is a qualified massage therapist. She is a member of AAMT. She specialises in Traditional Thai, Thai Fusion, Therapeutic massages and also Aromatherapy.

Her Signature massage is a very firm, deep and soothing blend of western therapeutic deep tissue and tradtional thai massage often utilizing gentle stretches and accupressure point techniques in combination with indulgence and a high level of luxury with blissful face and head massage. You will benefit from both therapeutic and indulgence to harmonise body and mind. The aim is for a holistic approach to treat the muscular system as well as free the energy flow. The result is amazing….aches and pains are soothed away, leaving you with a revitalised and invigorated feeling!

 

LANCE YEUNG
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Acupuncturist and Remedial Massage Therapist
Specialities: Acupuncture and massage in combination; Chinese medicine; Cupping and spooning (GuaSha)
Available: Book Lance on Wednesday or Thursday

Lance began her alternative therapy career by gaining the Diploma of Remedial Massage at Victoria University. Her aim was to help people release stress and pain. She soon also became more interested in Chinese Medicine and studied for 4 years to gain her Bachelor of Science (Chinese Medicine). She has also undertaken training at hospitals in Taiwan.

Lance has a keen interest in treating a wide range of conditions including musculoskeletal pain, insomnia, gynaecological problems, infertility, stress, depression, headaches and weight loss. She has used Chinese Medicine all her life and believes in the benefits it provides for others as well as the benefits she receives through helping others.

Nurturing and gentle, Lance provides healing through acupuncture, cupping and massage, but may also offer simple movement suggestions at the end of your treatment that is right for you. For example, she may suggest movement to release your chi, align and loosen your spine or relax you. Talk to her and trust her to know which treatment is best for you. She will leave you with a sense of well-being, feeling calm and at ease in your body.

Lance is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society of Australia (CMASA).

 

PAKJIRA PHORAHARN (PAT OR PATTI)

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Remedial Massage Therapist
Associated Therapies and Techniques: Remedial Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy Massage, Sport Massage, Dry Needling, Hot Stone Massage, Cupping, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology,
Interests: Food; Exercise; Travel, and Outdoor Activities
Available: Weekdays and Weekends

I am a passionate health and well-being professional. I consider the mind and the body as a whole and focus on the connections between the human being and their environment. Raised in Thailand as the youngest in a family of 8 children, I was introduced to the Buddhist values of love and compassion for all from a young age and continue to live these values today.

In Thailand I graduated as an accountant practising in the industry for 12 years before moving to Melbourne in 2001 to pursue my dream in International Trade and complete my Bachelor Degree in Transport and Logistics Management. By 2007 I became aware of my increased stress levels and health ailments due to a poor posture and long hours in front of computer screens. This realisation was the catalyst for me to change my life by channelling my energies into Natural Health Therapy.

I earned a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy from Swinburne TAFE, and is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists. I have over 8 years of practical experience in massage therapy and now own and manage, Relative Therapies of South Melbourne.

I have always enjoyed the experience of different cultures and their cuisines and view quality food as medicine for the mind, body and soul. I am a believer in the old adages of “you are what you eat” and “live right for your type”, these strategies underpin my life style focus of health and well-being.

If you are feeling fatigued and your body and mind is out of sync, I can provide you with a unique blend of techniques that are firm but soothing and with a holistic approach that blends targeted therapeutic massage with overall indulgence. When applicable I also use gentle stretches, acupressure points and dry needle techniques to tailor a treatment specific for your needs. I use my intuition, knowledge and experience to “feel and sense” your aches and pains to relieve your muscular knots and kinks, as well as your mental maladies.

My signature treatment is a 90 minutes session combining a remedial treatment to address your complaint area first and then take you through general stretching with a head to toes indulgent massage.