Our Remedial Massage Therapists
Remedial Massage Therapist
Diploma Remedial Massage
Vanessa joins iThrive with a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy. Vanessa pursued her studies after developing a fascination for human anatomy, body mechanics, and a passion for movement. Having received regular remedial massage herself, Vanessa already had an appreciation for the positive influence massage therapy can have on any imbalance or disturbance to the musculoskeletal system.
Her hands-on skills include Swedish/relaxation, Deep tissue, Trigger point release, Myofascial release, Lymphatic drainage, Sports massage, Pregnancy massage and Reflexology. Vanessa believes in a holistic approach to treatment to help her clients reach their goals from treatment. In addition to this, her genuine and caring attitude underpins the success of every treatment she provides. Vanessa will always ensure your treatment plan is best tailored to you!
It was through her love of Yoga and meditation during a Yoga teacher course in 2016 that Vanessa found her passion for health, fitness and wellness. Originally having a background in Fashion, Design and retail management, Vanessa always had a keen interest in the mind, body, spirit connection. It was this core value that eventually steered Vanessa towards a path of a more heart-centered approach to living life, and wanting to share this with others.
In 2017 Vanessa completed the Palouse Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course and has since repeated the course numerous times over. Mindfulness, meditation and breath work play a significant role in her daily routine. As a working mum of two teenage daughters, Vanessa’s routine practice of yoga, meditation and mindfulness has definitely been a game changer to keep up with such demands. These practices are something she has tried to nurture and cultivate within her girls and to those who seek to know.
Vanessa’s other interests include philosophy, psychology, fitness, nutrition. She has a keen thirst for learning and she hopes to grow her knowledge base with further studies in Counselling.