Relaxation

We strive to give the highest possible level of excellence in both service and professional expertise.

Our therapists

Sandra Gadsby

Sandra Gadsby

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists

Sandra has been working as a remedial massage therapist, since graduating from the Island Health College in 2004. She offers relaxation, deep tissue, sports, remedial, manual lymphatic drainage, hot stone massage, Western Tradition Cupping and pregnancy massage.

I enjoy working with a variety of clients from sports people, retirees and young people. I have a belief in the power of massage and touch and its ability to help bring the mind and body back in to balance.


Johanna McDonald

Johanna McDonald

  • Diploma in Sports Therapies
  • Cert. IV Remedial Massage
  • Cert. IIII Reflexology
  • Reiki Master
  • Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Johanna has been a massage therapist for 8 years, specialising in sports and remedial massage. She likes to work with her client to assess their soft tissue needs and then develop a treatment program where she will use a mixture of techniques including remedial massage, sports massage, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, etc. The treatment program takes into consideration the clients life style and their ability to exercise and stretch. She also assesses with the client on an ongoing basis how the program is working and adapts it as required.

I like to work co-operatively with my client and their coach and/or their other health professionals. I prefer that my clients take an active role in the treatment program depending on their requirements with the massage forming an integral part of the overall program. I think it is essential for the client to have an understanding of how their body functions and why and how the massage will benefit them in the long run.


Emmanuelle Decourty

Emmanuelle Decourty

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Ka Huna Massage Level V
  • Lomi Lomi certified practitioner and teacher
  • Reiki Tummo Level II
  • Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapy

Emmanuelle has been a practicing therapist since 2006. She is a passionate and intuitive body worker, undergoing continual training in massage and body movement. Her techniques offer a very unique experience using relaxation, awareness of breath, deep tissues, trigger point, positional release, stretches, energy and flow balancing. She also uses cupping for myofascial release and especially likes to share the healing experience of the dynamic Ka Huna massage or the calm and loving Lomi Lomi.

Massage is a safe modality to help you meet and free your pains and limitations. To be held and moved with respect and professionalism will support your body in finding a new sense of balance and awareness. I believe this in turn manifests changes in your whole life… Imagine your potential with a clear head, open heart and freer body!


Helen Simmons

Helen Simmons

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists
  • Pilates Institute of Australia – Floor Level 1/Reformer Level 1

Helen’s interest in the healing power of massage was sparked when undertaking ‘core’ subjects for her Pilates qualifications, and she firmly believes in the complementary value of massage and Pilates. Helen graduated from Island Health College (Tasmania) in May 2010, and is now on the tutoring staff at this College. Helen offers relaxation, deep tissue and remedial massage.

I believe that each massage offers me a unique and precious opportunity to assist you to relax, to enjoy more freedom of movement, and deepen your sense of well-being.


Jemma Gates

Jemma Gates

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists

Jemma has been working as a remedial massage therapist since graduating from Island Health College in 2011. She offers remedial, relaxation, deep tissue and pregnancy massage and in discussion with her clients, incoroporates MET (Muscle Energy Technique), trigger pointing and "take-home" stretching exercises as part of her treatment. She also strives to continually learn new techiques to benefit her clients.

I believe that remedial massage is a powerful tool in helping to restore balance and well-being to your amazing and interconnected body and mind, in order for you to live life to the fullest. I consider it a privilege to assist my clients in this goal.


Annie Pullen

Annie Pullen

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy
  • Certificate in Fitness and Personal Training
  • Certificate in Reiki and Theta Healing
  • Certificate in Hahana Hot Stone
  • Member of Australian Natural Therapists Association and Massage Australia

Annie Pullen is an experienced Massage Therapist and Naturopath completing her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2005. She is trained in remedial massage, relaxation, hot stone massage, muscle energy technique, acupressure and pregnancy massage. Annie especially enjoys working with pregnant women throughout their journey and beyond.

I thoroughly enjoy assisting my clients achieve improved health and vitality with massage. It is such a great way to initiate healing processes within the body, to decrease stress and anxiety and reduce muscular aches and pains. My treatments are tailored to suit your individual needs.


Anya Gravell

Anya Gravell

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Kahuna Bodywork Level III
  • Reiki Tummo
  • Reiki Usui
  • Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapists

Anya has been working as a Massage Therapist since 2004 after graduating from The Massage Schools of Queensland. Since that time she has worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist in clinics and resorts and has completed studies in Ka Huna Bodywork and counselling. Anya offers remedial, relaxation, sports, deep tissue, pregnancy, Ka Huna and hot stone massage.

Massage is such a great way to bring balance to the mind, body, and spirit and is an important part of an overall health plan. Every person is unique and I adapt my treatment to reflect these differences, offering a variety of techniques to achieve an agreed outcome. I love being a part of helping clients to feel freer and more comfortable in their bodies and to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing.


Kelsea Morris

Kelsea Morris

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Certificate in Hahana Hot Stone
  • Member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association

Kelsea has been working as a Remedial Massage Therapist since graduating from Island Health College in 2011. She uses a combination of relaxation, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and muscle energy technique. Depending on your needs at the time of the treatment she aims to increase range of movement, decrease pain and reduce stress. She also offers pregnancy massage.

I love seeing the difference massage can make to people’s lives. Whether by calming you from a stressful day, helping regain full range of movement in stiffened joints and muscles or just easing everyday aches and pains. Massage is such a wonderful addition to your health routine and I love being part of helping people to feel better!


Fiona Jak

Fiona Jak

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Certificate in Reflexology
  • Certificate in Hahana Hot Stone
  • Reiki Master
  • Ka Huna Level II
  • Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Fiona has had a diverse background for the last 12 years within the health industry. She has worked with and alongside physiotherapists, personal trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, naturopaths and counsellors. Fiona owned her own business for several years in Launceston as a holistic massage therapist. If need be, Fiona can use kinesiology testing to ascertain any energy blocks, stuck emotions and chakra imbalances. Energetic and spiritual modalities can be shifted and imbalances corrected, clearing auras and balancing energetic fields. This brings the body back to homeostasis, creating a stronger energetic framework and renewed sense of self.

My treatment protocol is simple, I treat you individually and to your own specific needs, whether it is emotional, spiritual, and/or physical. If required I treat and look at the body as a whole energetic being, and I combine many of my modalities together within a treatment. This is when I see the most amazing results. It is a privilege and honour for me to work with people and help them on the road to better health and wellbeing through the power of massage.


Rachel Davidson

Rachel Davidson

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Certificate in Hahana Hot Stone
  • Member Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Rachel has been working in the industry for over 6 years, she likes to get into the muscles to resolve pain and restricted movement usually with deep tissue, remedial and trigger point techniques. She also loves the exceptional results that come from remedial and relaxation Hot Stone massages especially for clients who prefer a lighter touch but still need their muscles worked through.

Massage to me is a chance not only for the body to get the assistance it needs to heal itself but also for the mind to let go of the many stresses our lifestyles bring and that in turn helps the physical body recover.


Nele Willekens

Nele Willekens

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Cert IV in Massage Therapy
  • Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapists

Originally from Belgium and holding a Master in Biology, Nele (Nila) has been practicing massage therapy after graduating from Island Health College in June 2012. Nele integrates a combination of different therapeutic techniques to prevent or treat musculoskeletal problems. These techniques include trigger point, MET, positional release, myofascial work. Relaxation, deep tissue, sports and pregnancy massage are also part of her treatments. Nele bases each treatment on an individual assessment with a holistic approach. Nele is a strong believer in stretching and strengthening the muscles and together with postural awareness this becomes part of her home treatment plan.

I love to assist people in getting back to their natural state of health and harmony by nurturing the body, mind and spirit. Through listening, touch and lifestyle recommendations, vitality and joyfulness can be restored.


Steve Jones

Steve Jones

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Quantum BioEnergetic Balancing
  • Reiki level I
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society and Massage Australia

Steve has been working in the massage industry for the past fifteen years after graduating from Chi-Med college in 1999. Steve offers remedial, relaxation, sports, deep tissue, myofascial and trigger point therapy treatments. He has worked with physiotherapists and professional athletes in both health spas and private practices, balancing health, wellbeing and vitality for a wide range of clients. Steve also delivers onsite workplace massage to a number of long-term corporate clients in Hobart.

My philosophy is simple, every body is unique and is treated accordingly. Moving seamlessly through proven techniques I free the knots from your muscles and the strains from your daily life leaving you tranquil, re-energised and feeling “amazing”.


Nikki Ellis

Nikki Ellis

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Sports Trainer – Level 1
  • Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapists

Nikki graduated from Island Health College in 2013 and has worked as a full time remedial massage therapist since. Nikki specialises in sports, deep tissue, remedial and relaxation massage, catering to clients needs using modified techniques to suit each individual. Combining her love for sports and massage she offers a unique experience for each client. Her clients range from AFL footballers and Olympic boxers to the weekend warrior and blue-collar workers.

I love the challenge of working with athletes and individuals at all levels of fitness, whether they be in peak form, preparing for an event, or if injured, helping in the rehabilitation process.


Elise Tollard-Darby

Elise Tollard-Darby

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapists

Elise graduated in 2010 from The Australian College of Massage with a Diploma in Remedial Massage. She previously worked in a day spa but now loves treating clients in a massage centre environment. Elise has a very keen interest in frozen shoulder and bruxism, and uses a variety of techniques to release trigger points related to these problems. She also offers remedial, relaxation, trigger point and pregnancy massages. Elise is currently studying to be a registered nurse.

I want people to feel nurtured and cared for when they have a treatment with me. I make it my goal to make people feel better every day, and I guarantee you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated after a massage with me!


Stacey Wheeler

Stacey Wheeler

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Certificate in Hot Stone
  • Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapists

Stacey has been a remedial massage therapist for the past 10 years. She offers remedial, relaxation, deep tissue, sports, pregnancy and hot stone massages. Her massage style is therapeutic but relaxing. Stacey has worked at the height of luxury on board cruise ships, helping people relax their body and soul. She has also worked treating injuries of elite athletes including the Western Force and Queensland Reds rugby teams.

I believe in treating the body as you want to it be treated and I tailor my treatments just so. Whether it is pure relaxation, sports massage, a particular injury, stress related or a combination of all of these. Feeling at ease with the treatment you receive is a huge part of coming away having gained wellbeing. My massages are therapeutic yet de-stressing.


Elle Talbot

Elle Talbot

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Master level in Reiki Usai 2006
  • Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Elle has been practicing as a Remedial Therapist since the completion of her Diploma in 2008. Elle offers remedial, relaxation, pregnancy and postnatal massage and postural assessment. Depending on her clients needs, Elle incorporates a variety of techniques within a session such as; myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy and ortho-bionomy techniques. Elle is currently training to become a Practitioner in Training in the field of Ortho-Bionomy. Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle, non-invasive method of therapeutic bodywork, which uniquely addresses pain and stress patterns and promotes structural balance and ease.

Massage is a wonderful way to promote relaxation and ease pain and discomfort. It gives us the opportunity to let go of daily stresses and to feel rejuvenated, relaxed and refreshed. It is an honour to assist you in your journey to well-being.


Anne Granger

Anne Granger

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Certificate IV in Remedial Massage
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Anne completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage in June 2014. Her interests include, sports, remedial, deep tissue and relaxation massage. Anne also likes to inform clients of stretches that they can take home to assist with their treatments. Her background in the dental field, has given her knowledge about teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism), which in today’s stressful world is very common. She has massaged the Western Australia Country Veterans Hockey Team and assisted massaging at numerous sporting events.

I love to see my clients leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Whether it’s assisted with relieving your symptoms, time out and relaxation or to break a hectic day or week.


Sharee Thomas

Sharee Thomas

  • Certificate IV in Remedial Massage, Nature Care College (2002)
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage, Australian College of Massage (2014)
  • Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

Trained in Sydney and Hobart, Sharee has worked extensively in gyms, physiotherapy clinics, corporate environments, sporting events and hotels. Her skills have also brought her to ski resorts such as Thredbo and Chamonix, France. Sharee has also worked with sports teams such as WA, VIC, England A and Australia A cricket when they have been in Hobart. Her treatments focus on remedial, deep tissue and sports massage techniques however she is just as capable in offering purely blissful relaxation massages.

I chose to be a massage therapist to assist others in feeling totally uplifted, focused, more aware of your body and more energised. You will sleep better and generally feel like a changed person after a massage! I want your time with me to be the best part of your day.


Alex Byas

Alex Byas

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapists

Alex completed his Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2007. Alex offers remedial, sports, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and pregnancy massage. Alex has worked along side physiotherapists and chiropractors which has helped him expand his knowledge in the industry. Alex provides short and long term clients a holistic approach to reaching their full potential in daily life.

My enthusiasm and passion for remedial massage will help you feel re-energised and restored. My treatment plan will allow you to make positive lifestyle changes and integrate better health and wellbeing.


Richard Lim

Richard Lim

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Reiki Level I
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists

Richard has been massaging since 2013. He completed his Cert IV in 2013 and Diploma in 2014 from Island Health College. Since then, Richard has worked at several sporting events and is also working at a chiropractic practice. As part of a treatment, Richard incorporates various techniques such as myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point, MET, modern cupping as well as Rock Taping. Richard is also part of the training staff at Island Health College.

Having received regular massages for many years, I have experienced and understand the importance of a balance in physical and mental state. I would be delighted to be a part of your better well-being plan through therapeutic massage.