therapists

Our therapists are trained to a high standard in their
modalities and are committed and passionate in the work they
do. Each therapist at The Buddha Bar brings a different
energy and gift and all have the one goal in mind…. to give
you the best treatment possible and support you in your well
being journey. With a large treatment menu to choose from you
will certainly find the therapy best suited to your needs.
our therapists are specialised in their treatments and work
different shifts some treatments are only available specific
days. We have Remedial specialists here 7 days a week.

You can view and read about our therapists below.

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Trish Powers

Remedial
Pregnancy
Shirodhara
Swedish/Relaxation
Lymphatic Drainage
Myofascial Release

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Health Fund Accredited

Reiki
Oncology Support
Ayurvedic Facials
Ayurvedic Spa Practitioner
Ancient Hot Stone Therapy

  • Tuesday Thursday Friday
  • alternate Saturdays

Trish joined the Buddha Bar after falling in love with
our philosophy and environment as a beautiful sanctuary.
Her treatments reduce stress while detoxing and
achieving balance and are beneficial for tight, sore
muscles limiting physical movement. With Oncology
Massage, Trish offers a nurturing treatment and symptom
management supporting your cancer journey and allowing
you to connect with your physical, emotional and
spiritual self, to counterbalance more invasive medical
procedures. Following oncology massage treatments,
medical research shows statistically significant
improvement, forty seven percent in pain levels, forty
two percent in fatigue, fifty nine percent in anxiety ,
fifty one percent in nausea and forty eight percent in
depression. Also Trish offers a gorgeous Ayurvedic spa
treatments such as facials, body scrubs, massage,
Shirodhara (oil flowing onto the forehead in a
continuous stream) and seated head and feet
massages.Trish uses products that have zero
petrochemicals, Parabens, synthetic preservatives,
fragrances and colour and are not tested on animals.
For more information please refer to the Ayurvedic Spa
section of this website.

Van Soares

Remedial
Deep Tissue
Sports
Trigger Point
Swedish/Relaxation

Monday Wednesday
Thursday Saturdays

Diploma of Remedial and Sports Massage.

Van is a skilled and passionate therapist.
He believes massage is the absolute best
way to support and improve people’s overall
health and well-being. Van also enjoys
staying active and the connection between
movement and overall well-being. He works
alongside different therapists and utilises
skills and experience to deliver the highest
standard in treatments and he tailors each
massage to be compatible with his clients
individual needs.

Douglas Channing

Reiki
Remedial
Esalen
Ayurvedic Spa Treatments
Ayuervedic Facials
Swedish/Relaxation

Diploma in Remedial Massage.
Student of the Esalen® Institute

Douglas holds qualifications in holistic counselling and
is currently completing further post-graduate studies
psychotherapy. In his spare time, he enjoys sculpting and
exploring Jungian dream analysis.

In his early years, Douglas formally trained as a dancer
which informed is passion for movement. As an adult, he
developed an interest in using dance as a healing art. He
now teaches both Chakradance® and Qi Gong

Due to his keen awareness of the way the body moves and
the stories that it holds, Douglas graduated with a
Diploma of Remedial Massage and as a Student of the
Esalen® Institute specialising in bodywork and the process
of integrating both mind and body in soulfulness. Holistic
Esalen® Massage uses long, flowing strokes moving over the
body in a wave-like dance, linking a deliberated touch
with deep muscle work to release everyday stresses. A
typical session combines breath awareness, joint
mobilisation, soft rocking, stretching and deeper work on
specific parts to encourage a greater awareness of the
body and its holding patterns. As a result both the
muscular and nervous systems relax, inviting a fuller
sense of vitality and increasing a feeling of wholeness,
integration and deep relaxation.

Vincent Sebastien

Tarot
Readings

Sundays

Bachelor of Psychology
Macquarie University

Bachelor of
Music and Sound
Honours UTS

Vincent uses tarot and a compassionate focus
to create a safe space in which life’s
concerns can be addressed and investigated,
leading to new perspectives, empowerment, and
positive action. Areas include self-
development, spirituality, love, work, and
relationships.

Unconscious blocks and drives are brought to
the surface allowing the querant to become
aware of factors influencing their life,
giving them a greater understanding of how
actions and circumstances have developed and
how they are affecting the present moment and
potential outcomes. Through these sessions,
one gains greater knowledge of oneself, their
life situation, and insights into areas which
need focus and attention, leading to
empowerment and a greater sense of self.

Vincent has a psychology and music background.
He is actively interested in the intuitive
arts, meditation, and various healing
modalities which he explores in his current
PHD research into ritual practice and arts. He
is also a professional music artist and
creative entrepreneur, using his vast skills
and experience to inspire authentic creative
expression and practical positive action for
his clients.

Caroline Betts

Remedial
Deep Tissue
Ancient Hot Stone Therapy
Swedish/Relaxation
Hawaiian Kahuna
Lomi Lomi
Sports

Diploma of Remedial Massage
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice
Certificate in Therapeutic Hot Stone Therapy

With over 18 years experience in a wide range of massage
techniques, Caroline’s dedication and enthusiasm ensures
a perfect and professional treatment, treating the body
as a whole to enable complete health, deep relaxation as
well as vitality and wellbeing. Caroline has experienced
first-hand the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of
massage. For remedial massage she uses a range of
corrective techniques to assist in reducing discomfort,
pain, tension in the body and to increase range of motion
with deep tissue massage or the flowing movements of a
relaxation massage adding the warmth of Basalt Hot Stones
to further penetrate the muscles, melt away tension. Her
treatments bring about a wonderful relaxing renewal.

Sigrid Boyle

Ka Huna
Lomi Lomi
Sports Deep Tissue
Swedish /Relaxation
Ancient Hot Stone Therapy
Reiki
Meditation 1:1
Intuitive Oracle Readings

Ka Huna Massage at Mette’s Institute Queensland
Massage Therapy at NSW School of Massage, Sydney.

Sigrid is an Energetic Healer, Hawaiian
Bodyworker, Massage Therapist. Her deepest
calling is to serve without ego, through
her healing gifts and to unlock the power
within all her clients to heal themselves.
The combination of wisdom, intuition, flow
and the healing art of massage profoundly
harmonised with her own healing journey.
The science of the body deepened her
knowledge, as she witnessed how our bodies
hold memories and how letting go of these
memories can trigger a physical/emotional
release which leads to wholeness and
intense healing.

Sigrid travelled to Maui and immediately
felt an unequalled affinity with Hawaii.
She learned Traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi
Massage in a month-long master-ship program
withJeana Naluai, a native Hawaiian
Kumu. The wisdom, stories and chants Jeana
shared enriched Sigrid’s practice and
connected her to an ancient lineage of
healing. The techniques of Lomi Lomi are
effective and strong and as her knowledge
grew, she decided to share, heal and
inspire. On returning to Australia, she
began working at Sydney Ka Huna Centre.
Hawaiian Ka Huna Massage clears energy
blockages. Enhances intuitiveness.
Encourages lymphatic and blood flow. Helps
relieve soreness and tension. Relieves
muscular tension through deep tissue
and stretches. Incorporates sound healing.
Reconnects the self to the soul. Allows for
access to a deep space of healing. Ka Huna
Massage is recommended for emotional
hardships, re-balancing and integrating
changes, support during periods of
stagnancy and uncertainty, reconnecting to
the heart, emotional grounding and linking
the physical.

The benefits of traditional Lomi Lomi
Massage, a re-balancing of the mind, body
and spirit. Improvement in circulation and
mobility. Flushes toxins and clears energy
blockages. Works to the level of the bones
where ancestor wisdom is held.
Recommended for those who enjoy firm
remedial style massage while also receiving
the benefits of the relaxing Lomi style.

Sigrid’s message,
‘With every client there is dance,
connection, transformation and healing. The
massage table is an altar where we bring
our troubles, worries, fears, aches and
pains. We ask the body what it is saying.
We clear blockages. With aloha and care you
are guided back home to your true nature.
It is in this sacred space that I honour
your journey, your stories, and your
connection to your ancestors, the earth,
forests, sea and stars. I dance to live in
the light and serve you so you can live in
yours. Honu hoi with love and light.

Hannah Burnie

  • Spinal Flow practitioner
  • Reiki / energetic healer

Available Wednesdays & Fridays

Hannah is a Spinal Flow practitioner and energetic healer. She believes the body owns the innate wisdom to harmony and health. Our beings are comprised of several layers which all need to be listened to, understood and nurtured: our physical body, our inner health and energetic auric field.

Through a gentle, holistic hands-on approach, Hannah facilitates the rebalancing of the general nervous system and energetic vitality. This will release emotional and physical stress as well as nervous and chemical blockages in the body to restore wellness and improve your overall quality of life.

She creates a safe and non-judgemental space for you to embark on your healing journey and understand and explore your inner being.

Certificate of Spinal Flow Technique.
Founded by Dr Carli Axford.

Member of International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

Martin Morrissey

  • Remedial
  • Percussive
  • Deep Tissue
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports
  • Reflexology
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Pregnancy
  • Lymphatic Drainage

BA Applied Science
in ChineseAcupuncture
Diploma Of Remedial Massage
Nature Care College
Certificate Of Zen Shiatsu

Tuesday Friday
Saturday Sunday

Martin has worked in the health industry as an
enrolled nurse in Orthopaedics from 1986 – 1995 and
since 1995 as an acupuncturist and massage therapist,
with teaching experience in both fields. He uses
traditional Chinese acupuncture, Shiatsu, Tui Na and
remedial massage to treat back pain, neck pain,
headaches, knee, elbow, shoulder, wrist and hip
complaints. He is successful in treating sinus,
insomnia, morning sickness, indigestion, tinnitus,
Plantar Fascitis and stress related health problems.
Martin often uses a combination of acupuncture and
massage or just massage. He gives sound preventative
advice on health problems.

In 2016 Martin published Self Massage & 40+ Fitness
with a view to self-managing health and fitness needs
with little effort or expense, help themselves for
complete health care.
https://www.amazon.com.au/Self-Massage-Fitness-Martin-
Morrissey

He is an advocate for holistic living and is deeply
committed to helping his clients. He offers a unique
modality, Percussive Massage.
For more information view this video at
https ://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=WMhHwv4JKRQ&feature=youtu.be&noredirect=l

Martin’s health “blog contains over 100 articles on
current information about specific health conditions.
martinmorrissey.net,

Catalina Corrales

Remedial
Energy Healer
Holistic Counsellor
Reflexology
Shiatsu
Chakra Balance
Holistic Counsellor

Thursday Friday

From an early age, Catalina recalls a passion
for healing. In the interim period she studied
a business degree and worked in human
resources. But helping those in need always
remained important to her spending hours
listening to the emotional needs of other
employees and friends.

Catalina moved to Australia and took the
opportunity to study remedial, sports, Shiatsu
and reflexology, which opened up a new world
for her. Her clients recognised her capability
to apply strong yet sensitive pressure and her
talent for working with therapeutic conditions
such as tension headaches, shoulder tension,
lower back pain and problems with feet and
calf muscles.

After eight years of experience Catalina
developed a genuine interest in her clients
emotional state. She discovered a relation
between physical tension and emotional
discomfort and so she began to study holistic
counselling and complementary therapies using
Australian Bush Flower Essences. Catalina also
learned in depth the power of crystal healing,
the chakra/meridian system and vibrational
medicine.

Utilising her multiple experiences,
Catalina created a signature Energy Healing
Massage that concentrates on the physical,
emotional and energetic states of her clients.
The client chooses an aromatherapy oil and
Australian Bush Flower. Catalina first
measures the energy field with a pendulum and
muscle testing. This process enables her to
target and remove bodily tensions, energetic
blockages, stagnant energy and pent up
emotions, via the body’s ten main acupressure
points. The result improves energy flow and
provides a sense of balance and vitality.

Eleanor Ryan

  • Remedial
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish/Relaxation
  • Reiki

Sunday Monday Tuesday

Diploma Of Remedial massage

Eleanor discovered her passion for massage during
her acting training where all aspects of the human
being are explored. Movement, breath, energy,
emotion and our interaction with one another became
her fascination.

She soon recognized not only the importance of how
we use our bodies to communicate, but also how
essential and therapeutic touch can be.
Eleanor went on to gain a Diploma of Remedial
Massage and during her studies she came to
recognize the connection between the physical,
emotional and the energetic body. To deepen her
practice she underwent further training to become
a Reiki practitioner.

Using a variety of techniques Eleanor’s treatments
aim to bring about a sense of relaxation to the
client, revitalizing and restoring the body to its
state of natural being.

Julie Sheekey

Ancient Hot Stone Therapy
Remedial
Swedish/Relaxation
Craniosacral
Reflexology
Reiki
Pregnancy

Julie’s interest in massage began while working
with disabled clients and was sparked by a
curiosity of how to better help and understand
particular conditions and bring comfort and ease
to the individual. She has a deep sense of
empathy and enjoys working one on one with
clients to achieve set goals whether that be the
lengthening of tissue, restoring balance between
left and right or offering her clients a sense of
empowerment through awareness.
Having worked professionally for 10 years in a
sports clinic, her style ranges from firm flowing
remedial, accompanied by trigger point therapy.
She has many years of experience in achieving
relief to common complaints such as neck and
shoulder stiffness and lower back pain.
Interested in Meridian work she holds a
Certificate in Reflexology and a certificate in
Cranial Sacral Reflexology, a Certificate in
Reiki along with studies in fascia release
through Yin based practises.
Having practised Yoga for over 20 years she has a
Diploma in Yoga teacher training (Hatha) and a
Certificate in Yin Yoga teacher training. She has
a keen interest in Art and Health overall and
last year completed some post graduate studies in
Health Communication through Sydney University
and continues to progress her knowledge of the
body with some training in Cranial Sacral therapy
(Hugh Milne), and most recently has completed the
first 2 levels in Kahuna Massage through the
Mette Institute.

Hanh Le

Acupuncture
Cosmetic Acupuncture
Chinese herbalist

available Mondays

Hanh holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine
(UTS), post graduate Certificate of Acupuncture from Chengdu (China) and
Vietnam.

Hanh has the skills to address your health and beauty goals together by blending
Traditional Acupuncture with Cosmetic Acupuncture to help you radiate wellbeing.
Acupuncture is able to treat the body as a whole, as it takes a holistic approach to
diagnosing, treating and preventing illness and ailments. Using a combination of
body acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, herbal medicine and lifestyle advice Hanh
aim to help you with your individual concerns..

Hanh is a member of AACMA and registered with AHPRA under the national
Chinese medicine registration scheme. She is dedicated to providing accessible and
professional care and welcomes any questions and inquiries.

Christine Katralis

Remedial
Deep Tissue
Swedish/Relaxation
Sports
Reiki Healing
Hot Stone Therapy
Pregnancy

Christine stepped out of the finance world to
pursue her dream to heal through her massage
work.Christine is a compassionate and
intuitive therapist who loves her work.
Christine always strives to get the best
results for her clients.

Olivia Smith

Tarot Readings
Reiki
Spiritual Healing

Tuesday