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

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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

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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


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

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.

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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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Leanne Cowland

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Diploma of Kinesiology

Diploma of Energetic Healing

  • Emotion/Body Code
  • Theta Healing
  • Pendulum Alchemy
  • Reconnective Healing
  • EFT¬†


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 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.

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Jill Joris

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Certificate in Clinical Reflexology

Certificate of Aromatherapy

  • Reflexology
  • 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.

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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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Trish Power

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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


Available Wednesdays
Thursdays & occasional Saturdays

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.

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Hannah Burnie

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Certificate of Spinal Flow Technique Founded by Dr Carli Axford.

  • Spinal Flow practitioner
  • Reiki / energetic healer


Available Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

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.

BOOK IN WITH HANNAH

Please visit www.willowtreewellness.com.au for more information on Spinal Flow. 

Raizza Aguisanda

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  • Intuitive Tarot readings
  • ¬†Energy Healings
  • ¬†Reiki
  • ¬†Akashic records (past lives)
  • ¬†Holistic Counsellor
  • ¬†Sacred love and connection coach
  • ¬†Spiritual guide


Available Tuesdays & Alternative Thursdays
  

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.

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Elizabeth Webster

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  • Relaxation Massage

 

Available Thursdays

Elizabeth specialises in individual treatments by tailoring the massage to your specific needs. She focuses on particular areas where there is tension, stress and discomfort.

Her massage technique nurtures the body’s natural healing process and helps relieve the symptoms associated with headaches, back pain, and sporting injuries.

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Lucine Setian

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  • Remedial

Available Fridays

Lucine’s passion is for exploring the connection between body, mind & breath. Lucine’s philosophy understands that true healing requires a holistic approach considering both physical & emotional well-being. Through her unique techniques & intuitive touch, she helps her clients release tension, alleviate pain & restore balance to their bodies & minds. Through massage Lucine’s clients reach a place of deep healing & peace.

Lucine is currently studying Rebirthing Breathwork Mastery.

She is registered with all major health funds.

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