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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Douglas Channing

Diploma in Remedial Massage

Student of the Esalen® Institute

 

Reiki

Remedial

Esalen

Ayurvedic Spa Treatments

Ayurvedic Facials

Swedish/Relaxation

 

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 & relaxation.

Van Soares

Diploma of Remedial and Sports Massage

 

Remedial

Deep Tissue

Sports

Trigger Point

Swedish/Relaxation

 

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.

 

Available Mondays Wednesdays Thursdays Saturdays

Caroline Betts

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Certificate in Therapeutic Hot Stone Therapy

  

Remedial 

Deep Tissue

Ancient Hot Stone Therapy

Swedish/Relaxation

Hawaiian Kahuna

Lomi Lomi

Sports

  

As a dedicated, enthusiastic massage therapist with over 16 years’ experience, Caroline is committed to providing a professional massage, treating the body as a whole for complete health and well-being.

Caroline incorporates a range of corrective techniques to assist in reducing discomfort, pain, tension in the body and to increase range of motion. A firm deep tissue massage or the flowing movements of a relaxation massage plus the warmth of basalt Hot Stones further penetrates the muscles and melts away tension.

 

Available Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Monday

Tan Koh

Remedial Massage

 

Tan is one of the newest therapists to join our beautiful sanctuary and she practises deep tissue massage with strength to create a deeply relaxing experience for tight tired muscles.

Her enthusiasm focuses on reducing stress, increasing vitality and reducing tension. Tan’s treatments are fully customised to meet individual needs.

Eleanor Ryan

Diploma Of Remedial massage

 

Remedial

Deep Tissue

Swedish/Relaxation

Reiki

 

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 recognised 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 recognise 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, revitalising and restoring the body to its state of natural being.

 

Available Sunday Monday Tuesday

Julie Sheekey

Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training (Hatha)

Certificate in Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Certificate in Reflexology

Certificate in Cranial Sacral Reflexology

Certificate in Reiki

 

Ancient Hot Stone Therapy

Remedial

Swedish/Relaxation

Craniosacral

Reflexology

Reiki

Pregnancy

 

With a deep sense of empathy, Julie works one on one with clients to achieve set goals, for example the lengthening of tissue, restoring balance 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, achieving relief to common complaints such as neck and shoulder stiffness and lower back pain.

Leanne

Diploma of Kinesiology

Diploma of Energetic Healing

 

Emotion/Body Code

 Theta Healing 

Pendulum Alchemy

Reconnective Healing 

EFT 

 

Leanne feels so grateful to have found her life passion in helping others through Kinesiology. She works by helping her clients release from pain whether its physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. It is our minds that betray us. Your negative beliefs, programs, thoughts and emotions. Your body is so intelligent that it will give you the signs when it is out of balance. 

These signs can be pain, dis-ease or feeling stuck and unhappy. These are simply signs that change needs to happen. Leanne asks your body for the origin of the issue through muscle testing or pendulum work, which both connect to the innate wisdom of your body. She can assist you to let go of what is not serving you and increase your heart connection and vitality. She guides you to understand why you have an issue and empowers you with the tools of the awareness of the work and what you can practice every day to keep progressing and empowering yourself.

This work helps you to connect with self love and worthiness so that you can find peace, love and happiness. Hence, finding relief from physical and mental dis-ease.

KINESIOLOGY CAN HELP WITH:

Anxiety

Physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual pain

Sleep issues

Stress of all types

Decision making

Finding balance

Lack of self-worth, self-esteem, self-love

Depression

Fears

 

Available Wednesdays

Luke Edmunds

Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Accredited Holistic Counsellor,

Holistic Empowerment Coach

Meditation Therapist

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Certificate III and IV Fitness / Personal Training

 

Remedial

Deep Tissue

Fascia

Sports

Swedish/Relaxation

Holistic Counselling

 

Luke is passionate about healing people and relieving stress. His massage techniques enable a gentle reconnection with the body. His knowledge of anatomy from his Sports and Exercise Science degree and natural intuition with massage combines beautifully with his background in Holistic Counselling. Luke’s communication skills empower clients to lasting positive changes in their lives.

Sigrid Boyle

Ka Huna Massage at Mette’s Institute Queensland

Massage Therapy at NSW School of Massage, Sydney.

 

Ka Huna

Lomi Lomi

Energetic Healer

Hawaiian Bodyworker

Sports Deep Tissue

Swedish /Relaxation

Aromatherapy

Lymphatic Drainage

Ancient Hot Stone Therapy

Reiki

Meditation 1:1

Intuitive Oracle Readings

 

Sigrid’s healing gifts unlock the power within all her clients for self-healing. Her knowledge continually expands by observing how our bodies hold memories and how letting go of these memories triggers a physical/emotional release which leads to wholeness and intense healing.

From her travels to Maui, Sigrid immediately felt an unequalled affinity with Hawaii. She trained in Traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage, attending a mastership program with native Hawaiian Kumu Jeana Naluai, who shared wisdom, stories and chants enriching Sigrid’s practice by connecting her to an ancient lineage of healing.Ka Huna massage is recommended for emotional hardships, rebalancing and integrating changes, stagnancy and uncertainty.

Benefits:

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.

Lomi Lomi Massage, the benefits of traditional rebalancing 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: ‘My treatments focus on connection, transformation, and healing. Massage treats our troubles, worries, fears, aches, and pains. Massage is a sacred space honouring your journey, your stories, and your connection to your ancestors, the earth, forests, sea, and stars.’

Hanh Le

Bachelor of Health Science degree in Traditional 

Chinese Medicine (UTS)

Certificate of Acupuncture from Chengdu (China) and Vietnam

 

Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Chinese herbalist

 

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 aims 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.

 

Available Mondays

Jill Joris

Reflexology

Aromatherapy

 

Certificate in Clinical Reflexology

Certificate of Aromatherapy

 

Jill is a certified clinical Reflexologist and Aromatherapist. She constantly furthers her education in Reflexology and specialises in menopause, pregnancy, and pain relief.

Her approach to her treatments is highly holistic as she believes into the function of the body as a whole: Mind, Body and spirit.

Jill uses her own handmade body products made with 100% natural ingredients and Australian native Essential oils to compliment her Reflexology treatments. She chooses carefully the appropriate essential oils according to the client’s need to give the most benefits from her treatments. Her products, ALIGN Aromas, are also available in store for your personal use.

Jill completed her certificate in clinical Reflexology at the Australian school of Reflexology.She is a member of the Reflexology Association of Australia (RAoA) and was rewarded in October 2021 with the Trevor Steele Award for her dedication and potential to Reflexology. She completed her certificate of Aromatherapy at Nature Care College.

Trish Power

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Health Fund Accredited

 

Remedial

Ayurvedic treatments including

Facials and Shirodhara

Oncology support

Pregnancy

Myofascial Release and Cupping

Lymphatic Drainage

Ancient Hot Stone Massage

Reiki

 

Trish became a massage therapist, following a career in hospitality and events. She joined the Buddha Bar after falling in love with the philosophy and environment as a beautiful sanctuary. Her treatments include Ayurvedic Massage and facials, body scrubs, Shirodhara (oil flowing onto the forehead in a continuous stream) and seated head and foot massage. Trish uses products that have zero petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic preservatives, fragrances and colour and are not tested on animals.

Trish also offers nurturing Oncology Massage to clients who are receiving treatment for cancer or have had a history of cancer.  This gentle treatment supports the cancer journey and allows a connection with the physical, emotional and spiritual self, for those undertaking 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. For more information please refer to the Ayurvedic Spa section of this website.

 

Available Wednesdays Thursdays & occasional Saturdays

Raizza Aguisanda

Intuitive Tarot readings

 Energy Healings

 Reiki

 Akashic records (past lives)

 Holistic Counsellor

 Sacred love and connection coach

 Spiritual guide

  

Creating a sacred and safe space for you to heal, transform and reconnect with your soul essence (authentic truth, love, wisdom and power.) 

Raizza’s role is to walk with you and meet you wherever you are on your journey, to guide and support you as you walk your path towards liberation. When we choose to heal, we are essentially developing a deeper connection with ourselves. We are diving into the depths of our soul; to understand, shift, unlearn, and break away from anything that has limited us from reaching our highest potential.

 

Available Mondays & Thursdays

Chloe Allison

Psychotherapist

Yoga Teacher

Certified Life Coach

Energy Healer

Spiritual Mentor

 

Chloe’s holistic counselling parallels modern science with spirituality. With practicality and confidence, Chloe intuitively works with the inner child, ego protective parts, wounds in the shadows, unbalanced or blocked energy, family attachments and generational traumas.Her unique counselling and therapeutic experience blends psychotherapy with spirituality to help people make sense of their experiences. This technique enables the healing journey to move from pain to fully realised empowerment.

Holistic Psychotherapy

1 hr – $180

Regular sessions prove beneficial for people experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, addictions, loneliness, trauma, grief or a sense of purposelessness. Being a qualified, experienced psychotherapist and spiritual counsellor, Chloe’s skill lies in understanding the connectedness between body, mind and spirit.

Psychosomatic Therapy

2.5 hours – $350

“Traumatic events are almost impossible to put into words.” – Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

For traumatic release, Chloe uses body-based techniques combining talk therapy, psychotherapeutic meditation, journeying and somatic therapy. She teaches how to release and transform from within the body through the layers of being.

Chloe unpacks current challenges by focusing on one area at a time, such as inner child wounding and family disharmony. The client becomes energised by employing self-care tools of the mind and body.

Yoga

1 hr – $110

Take home new methods for Yoga practice.

Chloe is a skilled Yin Yoga teacher, restorative and trauma-informed, her private Yoga session is tailored to the body, mind, spirit goals and learnings.

Hannah Burnie

Certificate of Spinal Flow Technique Founded by Dr Carli Axford.

 

Spinal Flow practitioner

Reiki / energetic healer

 

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 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.

 

Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Catalina Corrales

Remedial

Energy Healer

Holistic Counsellor

Reflexology

Shiatsu

Chakra Balance

Holistic Counsellor 

 

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.

 

Available Thursday & Friday