therapists

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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 all have the one goal in mind… to give you the best treatment possible and support you in your well being journey.

Recognised By Major Health Funds for Remedial Massage and Acupuncture
REMEDIAL MASSAGE AND ACUPUNCTURE CLAIM WITH HICAPS*

*only remedial massage and acupuncture can be claimed on a health fund

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Douglas Channing

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Diploma in Remedial Massage

Student of the Esalen¬ģ 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¬ģ 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¬ģ Institute specialising in bodywork¬†and the process¬†of integrating both mind and body¬†in soulfulness. Holistic¬†Esalen¬ģ 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.

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Van Soares

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Diploma of Remedial and Sports Massage

  • Remedial
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports
  • Trigger Point
  • Swedish/Relaxation


Available Mondays
Wednesdays Thursdays Saturdays

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.

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Caroline Betts

CAROLINE

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


Available Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Monday 
 

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.

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Eleanor Ryan

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Diploma Of Remedial massage

  • Remedial
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish/Relaxation
  • Reiki


Available Sunday Monday Tuesday

After practising for 8 years, Eleanor’s unique style blends Remedial Massage with a focus on holistic wellbeing. Customised for individual clients, the treatments include a combination Relaxation/Swedish and Remedial/Deep Tissue massage, Reiki energy healing and a sound bath using singing bowls.

Communication, flexibility and intuition play a major role in her treatments.

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Julie Sheekey

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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.

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Sushama Chatterjee

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  • Reiki Master Healer
  • Tarot Reader
  • Energy Healer
  • Kundalini Gold Reiki
  • Ancient Egyptian Reiki ¬ģÔłŹ

 

Sush has a kind and caring way about her. With her Indian spiritual lineage, intuition and inclination towards energy healing since an early age, she believes she is here on earth to fulfil her life purpose to help and heal others.

She brings her love, (6x) Master Reiki energy healing skills combined with Chakra & Meridian clearing techniques and her strong passion to heal in a way that is most comfortable and relaxing for you. She also uses Crystals during healings, that are specially programmed by her to empower healing.

As a reader, she primarily uses Rider Waite Tarot, Lenormand Cards, Oracle cards, Pendulum Dowsing and Numerology.

Her style is positively oriented and gentle, focusing on helping you achieve more clarity and find a path that serves your highest good.

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Jo Bloom

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  • Lomi Lomi
  • ThetaHealing
  • Sound Bath
  • Cacao Ceremony

 

Jo Bloom is trained by Keith’s Cacao in Cacao ceremonies and is a qualified ThetaHealing practitioner, as well as facilitating sound-healing chakra-balancing meditation.

Sound Healing has been used for centuries to rebalance our relaxation response, transmuting the many symptoms caused by stress while supporting a rebalance of our whole being. Sound healing sessions work beautifully and effectively for all ages and is gentle and very effective. The instruments used cover the frequencies of the main 7 chakras of the body leaving you feeling rebalanced and back to your best self.

All Jo’s treatments serve to enhance your mind, body, and spirit by connecting with the pure essence of love and your own divine magic.

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Sierra Williams

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  • Remedial
  • Sports
  • Kinesiology
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Pregnancy & Post-Partum
  • Relaxation
  • Swedish
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Indian Head Massage

 

Sierra is a fully qualified Remedial Massage therapist with a Diploma of Remedial Massage. She is a member of the Massage & Myotherapy Australia Association, and she has vast experience working with clients who have complex health issues such as chronic illness, sports rehabilitation, manual lymphatic drainage, or postural correction. Her other modalities include pregnancy and post-pregnancy massage.

Her approach is client-centred, and she is driven to achieve great results. She works within her client’s limitations to negotiate treatment plans with clear and achievable goals.

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Leanne Cowland

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Diploma of Kinesiology

Diploma of Energetic Healing

  • Emotion/Body Code
  • Heart Wall Emotion Code
  • Theta Healing
  • Pendulum Alchemy
  • Reconnective Healing
  • EFT¬†
  • Reiki
  • Spinal Flow
  • Hybrid Kinesiology


Available Wednesdays

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

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Hanh Le

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Bachelor of Health Science degree in Traditional

Chinese Medicine (UTS)

Certificate of Acupuncture from Chengdu (China) and Vietnam

  • Acupuncture
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Chinese herbalist


Available Mondays

Hanh Le is a fully qualified and registered Doctor of Chinese Medicine. She completed a Health Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine through the University of Technology Sydney.

Hanh believes that Chinese Medicine’s strong point is in preventing ailments or stopping progression early on but can also help address existing conditions. Chinese Medicine addresses multiple aspects affecting one’s health and provides a well-rounded treatment to facilitate the body’s natural healing abilities.

Hanh is passionate about improving health outcomes for her patients and strongly believes in integrating evidence-based protocols from Chinese and Western medicine to achieve great results.

By blending traditional Acupuncture with Cosmetic Acupuncture creates an effective treatment to rejuvenate the skin and minimise the signs of aging. Cosmetic Acupuncture is natural, safe, non-invasive and adds radiance to the skin.

Hanh is a member of AACMA and registered with AHPRA under the national Chinese medicine registration scheme.

  • Tongue Evaluation
  • Pulse Diagnostics
  • Acupuncture Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations as appropriate
  • Cupping or Gua Sha as needed
  • Plan for course of treatment

Follow-up Consultations:

  • Tongue Evaluation
  • Pulse Diagnostics
  • Acupuncture Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations as appropriate
  • Cupping or Gua Sha as needed
  • Facial Guasha

Jill Joris

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Certificate in Clinical Reflexology

Certificate of Aromatherapy

  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy¬†
  • Certified Sound Healer

 

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.

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Catalina Corrales

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  • Remedial
  • Energy Healer
  • Holistic Counsellor
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Chakra Balance
  • Holistic Counsellor¬†


Available 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. 

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Asha St George

ASHA
  • Tarot
  • Kinesiology
  • Kahuna
  • Meditation
  • Astrology
  • Intuitive Massage

 

Asha practices soul work as an experienced Multi-skilled Healer and Spiritual Kinesiologist. She also performs Kahuna and intuitive massage therapies with 25 years of experience. Her modalities extend to Tarot, psychic and medium readings and meditation, and she teaches psychic and spiritual development.

She is a qualified astrologer in somatic and experiential astrology, as well as a constellations facilitator.

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Belle McCutcheon

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  • Dynamic Meditation
  • Energy Healing
  • Kundalini Activation

 

Belle is a psychological detective, reaching into the depths of human experience and extracting meaning from the subtle nuances of life. She works to shed light on spiritual healing modalities and cycles of death and rebirth. Underworld journeys hold an important interest for Belle, and she thrives when helping others find creative incubators in which they can process their own pain in order to cross the bridge toward healing, transformation and wellbeing. 

Over the years she has done countless workshops, lengthy trainings & studied in deepening her knowledge, and unearth the secrets of the world in which we inhabit and move closer to health & to wholeness.

Belle practices a non-invasive, gentle hands on healing that nurtures your ethereal energetic system & ripples this nurturing outward to your physical body. Her modalities release emotional & physical stress while rebalancing your nervous system in a safe container, uniting the sacred triad to experience the otherworldly powers of healing.

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Dylan Vaughan

DYLAN

Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage

Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Certificate in Personal Training

  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish
  • IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation)

 

Dylan is from Ireland where he gained an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage. He has over seven years of experience working with athletes and people from all walks of life.
Knowing firsthand how injuries can cause much disruption and difficulty to one’s life, helping people through therapeutic massage has become a major part of his life.

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Trish Power

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Diploma of Remedial Massage

Ayurvedic Goddess Training

Reiki Levels 1 & 2

Oncology Massage Modules Level 1 & 2

Health Fund Accredited

  • Remedial
  • Ayurvedic treatments including¬†Facials and Shirodhara
  • Oncology support
  • Pregnancy
  • Myofascial Release and Cupping
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Ancient Hot Stone Massage
  • Reiki


Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Thursdays & occasional Saturdays

Trish has a wealth of experience as a therapist both in remedial massage techniques and in a variety of specialised treatments.

Her goal is to work with you to achieve your health goals. Whether you require a deep, firm massage to get into those tight, sore areas and restore function, a light touch massage to relieve some of the side effects of certain cancer treatments, or a spa treatment to de-stress, balance and rejuvenate you, she is happy to tailor a treatment to help you to heal and to maintain your health.

Her Ayurvedic treatments include Ayurvedic marma point massage, signature Facial, body scrubs, Shirodhara (oil flowing onto the forehead in a continuous stream) and seated head and foot massage. (For more information please refer to the Ayurvedic Spa section of this website).

For clients who are receiving treatment for cancer or have had a history of cancer, Trish also offers nurturing Oncology Massage. This gentle treatment soothes the nervous system and allows a connection with the physical, emotional and spiritual self, to support those undertaking invasive medical procedures. Following oncology massage treatments, medical research has shown statistically significant improvement in pain levels, fatigue, anxiety, nausea and depression.

*Oncology Massage Australia

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Juliana Yara

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  • Remedial
  • Relaxation
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic & Detox Package
  • Ancient Stone Ritual
  • Reiki
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Ritual Facial

 

Juliana feels very grateful to be a part of the Buddha Bar team. She started studying Ayurveda in 2018 to get to know herself better. Two years into her journey, she studied at Gujarat Ayurvedic University in India, which inspired her further to dedicate her energy to the service of love and healing.

Juliana’s approach to healing is naturally kinaesthetic, believing that welcoming and stimulating touch is essential to keep the body, mind and spirit in balance.

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Allanna Girdwood

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  • Tarot

 

Through Tarot readings, Allanna assists those at a crossroads in life. Those feeling stuck, lacking motivation or in the depths of a spiritual awakening. 

Allanna is a life student of Astrology. She combines aspects of this modality with Tarot.  She is currently studying Human Design, the science of Differentiation. 

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Sarah Mahney

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Diploma of Remedial Massage

Myofascial Release Certification

Master Level Reiki

Master Level Isis Seichim

  • Reiki
  • Restorative Massage
  • Holistic Counselling
  • Isis Seichim

 

Available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

 

Sarah is a powerful healer who has a deep understanding of the body, mind and spirit. In her 15 years of practice, she has helped many overcome the limitations of existence through the application of love, truth and light. Appreciating that physical pain can be a karmic manifestation, Sarah works to heal through 360 degrees of life, unlocking the Divine within.

Incorporating applied and intuitive techniques, her Restorative massage calls upon the body to speak and guide the massage treatment for its greatest benefit. Using an integrative approach, Sarah provides holistic counselling, calling upon the individual’s guides, higher self and body to bring forth answers to questions deep within.

Sarah also holds a Master/Teacher level in Reiki. She utilises Reiki to bring balance to the body’s energy centres and allow for the free flow of Chi.¬†Her Isis Seichim healings, the level of healing above Reiki, is intense and for those who are ready to elevate and break the cycles of reincarnation. It ultimately heals through all of existence, bringing one to a space of truth and peace. Isis Seichim is for all, but one must have the desire and be prepared to do the work required for ascension.

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Leonie Carpenter

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  • Deep Tissue
  • Relaxation
  • Sports
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Pregnancy
  • Hot Stone
  • Trigger Point
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reiki

 

Leonie is a skilled therapist whose talents cover a wide range of modalities.

She performs Relaxation and Remedial massage, Sports and Deep Tissue, as well as the more specialised modalities of Pregnancy, Trigger Point and Lymphatic Drainage. She also offers Hot Stone, Aromatherapy and Reiki to relax and aid you in your healing and wellness journey.

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Banggie Garjardo

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  • Deep Tissue
  • Reiki
  • Relaxation
  • Holistic Massage (Relaxation w Reiki & Sound Healing)

 

Banggie is a highly qualified and dedicated remedial massage therapist with 4 years of experience. 

Her range of techniques includes effleurage, deep tissue massage, pressure point therapy, relaxation massage, healing, rehabilitation and sports injury treatment. 

Banggie also performs passive stretching on clients teaching techniques they can practice at home.

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Katie Roth

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Diploma of Remedial Massage

  • Remedial
  • Relaxation
  • Sports

 

Katie is a Diploma qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with a warm and considerate approach to Relaxation and Remedial massages. As an active and keen massage therapist, Katie works with each client to respond to their individual needs.

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Jack Kin Kong

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Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SITCM)

  • Moxibustion
  • Chinese Herbs
  • Japanese Acupuncture

 

Coming from a family of Chinese medicine doctors, Jack has always had a passion for helping others in times of need. His strong sense of care and responsibility for others is influenced by the passing of his grandfather from prostate cancer. After witnessing his poor quality of life, Jack resolved himself to study the medical arts so that he would not be helpless to those around him.

Jack practices Japanese-style acupuncture which is based on the ‚ÄėNan Jing‚Äô (Classic of Difficulties), a text written more than 1500 years ago detailing intricate treatment and diagnostic methods. Jack also extensively uses moxibustion in his treatment protocols, a form of heat stimulation where a herb (Artemisia vulgaris) is burnt on or near the skin to activate the innate healing mechanism of the body. This technique is especially good for blood circulation and improving energy levels. His clients often remark that he has ‘gentle hands’ and takes ‘extra care’ to look after their health and wellbeing.

His treatments restore harmony, balance, and the fullest sense of well-being to each client.

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Christiana Avila

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  • Abhyanga (Ayurvedic)
  • Reiki
  • Shiro Dhara

 

Cristiana seeks for you the holistic balance of body, mind and spirit. Her massage techniques specialise in Ayurvedic and Tantric massage combined with reiki plus active meditation. The soothing deep and energising massage externalizes emotions, releasing energy blocks and traumas. This path of transformation enhances your vitality and well-being, through the intense relaxation of these ancient and renowned therapies.

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