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.


Lisa Dowers

Lisa Dowers

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine)
  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Diploma of Shiatsu
  • Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society
  • Member of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia

Lisa has several years experience working as a remedial massage therapist and shiatsu practitioner in Australia and abroad. Pursuing her passion for Chinese Medicine, she is completing post graduate studies in acupuncture at RMIT. She offers remedial, Shiatsu Treatment, relaxation, deep tissue, sports, hot stone massage, Eastern Tradition Cupping and pregnancy massage.

We all manifest our imbalances in a unique way; therefore, the individual needs to be treated in a manner that respects this discrete expression.


Jasmin Rattray

Jasmin Rattray

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Cert IV in Aromatherapy
  • Certificate in Traditional Thai Massage
  • Certificate in Zen Thai Shiatsu
  • Certificate in Indian Head Massage
  • Member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT)

Jasmin graduated in 2004 with a Diploma of Remedial Massage from Island Health College in Hobart, Tasmania. Since this time she has worked as a therapist in both Hobart and Perth, WA, whilst continuing to study a wide range of modalities locally and abroad. Jasmin offers a range of treatments depending on your needs and wishes at the time. These include remedial, deep tissue, relaxation, manual lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy and thai massage techniques.


Emmanuelle Ogilvie

Emmanuelle Ogilvie

  • 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.


Katy Powell

Katy Powell

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Ka Huna Massage Level II
  • Certificate in Pregnancy Massage
  • Certificate in Hahana Hot Stone
  • Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapy

Katy completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Island Health College in 2008, before undertaking additional training in pregnancy and post-natal massage to further enhance her ability to safely and effectively assist her mums-to-be. She offers relaxation and remedial massage, myofascial cupping and the deeply restorative Ka Huna massage.

From the moment my client steps through the door we create a time that is solely for them. A time in which to find a greater freedom of movement, to ease pain and discomfort, to relax, unwind and experience more fully a joy for living. It is truly wonderful to see a client stepping out lighter, with a greater sense of ease and wellbeing.


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.


Ali White

Ali White

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Diploma of Applied Science (Biochemistry)
  • Certificate in Trigger Point Therapy
  • Certificate in Stretch Therapy and Sports Injury Taping
  • Reiki Practitioner Level 1
  • Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society
  • Member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapist

Ali’s career as a therapist began in Melbourne in 1999 and she completed her Diploma at The School of Integrated Body Therapy (NSW) whilst working with an osteopath and physiotherapist.  She ran her own clinic in Quirindi, NSW and worked for the Tamworth Rugby Club as Therapist and Strapper before moving to Adelaide. There she had her own remedial massage practice as well as working with players from the Port Adelaide Hockey Association.  Ali specialises in sports and remedial massage.

It’s a privilege to massage you. From my perception the body heals better if treated as a whole. It gives me enormous satisfaction to see improvements in a client's wellbeing following treatment.The magic of touch can heal the body, mind and soul.


Shane Asmussen

Shane Asmussen

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Certificate III in Massage Therapy Practice
  • Certificate III in IV in Fitness
  • Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapy

Shane has been qualified as a remedial massage therapist since 2011 and a personal trainer since 2009. During this time he has worked closely with other trainers, massage therapists and osteopaths. Shane uses a mixture of techniques in his treatments including remedial massage, sports, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, positional release techniques, myofascial release, stretching and exercise prescription.


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
  • 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 5 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.


Kate Gadd

Kate Gadd

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

Kate completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2007. Since then she has gained a lot of valuable experience working in clinics and day spas in Tasmania and Western Australia, as well as completing a diploma of Reflexology at Island Health College here in Hobart. Kate offers remedial, relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone massage, pregnancy massage and reflexology.

I believe in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Both massage and reflexology are fantastic modalities to assist in achieving a state of balance, preventing injuries and illness and improving your quality of life. I love being able to help people, whether it be relieving pain in over worked muscles or just to unwind after a busy week. Every treatment with me is tailored to the individual and will include a variety of techniques to achieve the desired outcome. Bodywork and natural therapies continue to intrigue, amaze and inspire me with their ability to heal.


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”.


Wendi Williams

Wendi Williams

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine)
  • Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy
  • Certificate in Reflexology
  • Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Wendi has been a massage therapist and Naturopath for over 20 years, working in a variety of professional clinics in Sydney and now Hobart. Wendi has called Hobart home for 10 years and values her role in facilitating beneficial health outcomes for her clients. At present, Wendi is completing her Masters of Applied Science (Acupuncture). With a combination of physical and physiological sciences behind her, Wendi approaches each client individually in assessing their needs and can make recommendations accordingly.

It is a pleasure and privilege to assist in a person’s healing process or just to have a client benefit from a lovely relaxation massage. The benefits of a relaxation massage are not to be underrated!