Alexander Technique, Remedial Massage, Low Level Laser Therapy and Pilates
Moving to Melbourne in 2007, Cal completed a 3 year full-time Alexander technique teacher training course, complementing this with a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2011 and Pilates instructor training in 2014. Having a range of techniques at her disposal, Cal often uses a blend of Alexander technique, Pilates and massage in individually tailored sessions. As a massage therapist she uses deep tissue massage techniques, dry needling, cupping, myofascial release and stretch and strength exercises to help her clients reach optimal performance.
Cal makes every effort to improve her skills by regular work exchanges with practitioners of other modalities which has extended her knowledge of the human body and its ability to move with ease, strength, balance and poise given the right help. Her own interests include keeping healthy and fit by weight training, running, cycling, Pilates and yoga. This interest in movement and exercise has led her into a career where she helps you to use your body more effectively and she looks forward to sharing her skills and her passion with you very soon.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Rani graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Australian College of Massage, Melbourne, and is highly adept in relaxation, pregnancy, deep tissue, sports and remedial massage.
As a full member of the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT) and Massage & Myotherapy Australia (MMA), Rani is committed to increasing her knowledge and skill set as a practitioner, in order to assist clients most effectively.
Previously, Rani has worked as a remedial massage therapist and massage trainer in the clinical private practice and hospitality sectors.
Rani is passionate about the benefits of remedial massage; particularly its role in addressing muscular dysfunction, injury prevention and general wellbeing. The ability to assist others gain improved mobility, quality of life and reduced stress, is a truly rewarding aspect of the discipline for her.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Mariko completed her studies as a remedial massage therapist in Melbourne 2015 and is a member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia. Since graduating, Mariko has practiced in Japan and Perth before returning to Melbourne to continue developing her career with studies in myotherapy.
Mariko is passionate about helping others and believes in the healing power of remedial massage and its ability to relieve muscle tension, improve motion and athletic performance, support stages of pregnancy and postpartum, and assist overall wellbeing.
Mariko uses each session to listen to her client’s needs and goals and focuses on treating holistically using remedial massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and stretching techniques as required.
Mariko enjoys yoga, running, snowboarding and spending time outdoors.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Michaela graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage from Evolve College. As a Senior Member of Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), Michaela brings a fresh modern and professional approach into the industry and prides herself on excellent customer service from her many years in the hospitality industry.
Michaela has previously provided treatments to athletes for competitions and professional sporting events. Michaela also provided a wide variety of treatments to the defence community during her time in Townsville dealing with chronic pain, work place injuries, sporting injuries as well as helping promote positive mental health in serving members. Michaela also had a large clientele in Townsville where she helped manage chronic illness, disease and injuries as well as rehabilitation and general maintenance for the vast community.
Michaela has a passion for trigger point remedial as well as pregnancy massage and would like to further extend her knowledge and education in other methods. Michaela has a passion for aromatherapy in conjunction with her treatments and has a vast understanding of the benefits that aromatherapy can offer.
Michaela is passionate about the positive benefits in which massage therapy can support us during our lives. Michaela is also passionate about the ways in which other natural therapies can go hand in hand with Massage for the best possible outcome for each individual.
Michaelas personal interests include her two dogs, cooking, exploring the outdoors, as well as health and fitness.
Ferial is a traditional yoga Instructor who combines ancient Vedic wisdom with the contemporary western lifestyle through yoga postures and breathing techniques to improve overall balance, strength, flexibility, relaxation and awareness. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training under the strict guidance of her instructors at Samyak Yoga, in Mysore, India.
She believes yoga is a journey to bridge the gap between mind, body and soul. Over the last three years of her own Yoga practice, it has made her physically stronger, mentally resilient, taught her how to live in the present and be aware of it.
With the support of a medical background as a Diagnostic Radiographer (BTech: Radiography) she leads her classes with an emphasis on holistic wellbeing. Carefully selecting postures and breathing techniques that create harmony between the mind and body. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned “Yogi”, she encourages her students to come to the mat to feel rather than achieve.
Yoga has been a part of Julie’s life for over 13 years, helping her grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga continues to inspire Julie to live in the present moment with gratitude and awareness.
Julie started out as a student practicing Iyengar yoga once a week for several years. When relocating from London to Melbourne in 2010, she discovered the flowing style of Vinyasa yoga and started going to class three times a week. Julie found that yoga provided her with tools to live a more mindful and empowered life. It was at this time that she was inspired to create the yoga lifestyle brand, Surrender Yoga, which joined her love of yoga with her background as a fashion designer.
Julie completed a 200 hour teacher training with Routes of Yoga in Ubud, Bali in 2017. In her classes, Julie loves to combine creative sequencing, safe alignment cues and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. She seeks to help others thrive by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga, and her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, centred and more in tune with your body.
Myotherapy, Remedial Massage and Low Level Laser Therapy
Phil completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage at The Australian Institute of Natural Therapies & his Myotherapy Advanced Diploma at the Victorian College of Health Education. He has also completed Studies in Myofascial Dry Needling, Laser Therapy, Advanced Cupping & Myofascial Release. Phil has worked in both the clinical and corporate sectors of the health industry, with over 15 years of practice he has acquired a broad knowledge of muscular issues and injuries, and is experienced in treating a wide range of postural problems.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Kayelene is a graduate of the Endeavour College of Natural Health and the Australian College of Sports Therapy, completing her Certificate in Massage Therapy and Diploma of Remedial Massage.
Kayelene is very passionate about helping others and the healing power of massage. She has volunteered with Hands On Health Australia providing massage therapy to the less fortunate in St Kilda and has also travelled to India, working in health camps in Udaipur to treat a wide variety of muscular conditions.
As a current member of the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), Kayelene is committed to ongoing professional development in order to provide clients with the best possible treatment. Kayelene can help you address muscular dysfunction and injury, post-exercise recovery, improve mobility, reduce stress, and facilitate general wellbeing with remedial, deep tissue and relaxation massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release.
Kayelene is a certified Pregnancy Massage Therapist and passionate about the rewarding and supportive role of massage therapy to alleviate aches and pains and promote overall health and wellbeing during such a special time. Combining her previous experience as a dental nurse, Kayelene also specialises in intra-oral massage to address symptoms associated with Bruxism and TMJ disorder.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Raúl is a qualified remedial massage therapist and is currently completing an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy.
Raúl also has two degrees in Physical Education Teaching and Education Psychology from his native Spain. He has worked as a Physical Education teacher and coached a junior handball team in the UK for 2 years. During his career as a professional handball player in Spain, he experienced how many of his injuries were effectively treated through massage.
His background in Educational Psychology also gives him a sensitive manner in approaching clients and acknowledging their situation and concerns. Raúl will lead you to the cause of the problem in order to treat it effectively.
His treatment is based on trigger point technique, joint mobilisation and home stretches and exercises. In addition, he includes myofascial release in his treatments as well as lymphatic drainage when required and is adept at prenatal massage.
As a Spanish native speaker, if you are more comfortable having your consultation and treatment in Spanish, you are more than welcome to do so.
Raúl looks forward to continuing his studies in Myotherapy in the near future and building his knowledge in order to become an expert in the musculoskeletal system.
After moving to Melbourne in 2014, Katie started her Teacher Training
course and completed this at VIYETT, finishing with an advance diploma
qualification in 2017. She also this year, completed her Yin Yoga TT
at Grass Roots. She teaches Yoga Hatha, Slow flow and Yin yoga.
Katie’s passion for fitness extends well beyond the yoga mat, she ran
her first marathon in 2016 and has recently got into trail running.
She believes anyone can start today and make a new ending. Katie likes
to share meditation practices in her classes and brings about balance,
strength and creativity. She is passionate about anatomy. In her yin
classes you can expect to learn about fascia and meridian lines in the
body as well as “what stops me” going further in a pose: the
restriction caused by compression.
Katie enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience gained in her from
her yoga teachings on and off the mat. She is looking forward to
sharing her skills with you all.
Shalini started her career in the field of corporate training in India in 2001 after completing a bachelor’s degree in commerce. Shalini took a break from her corporate life and moved to Melbourne in 2008 after getting married. She worked hard towards achieving her own personal health goals and developed a passion for fitness in the process. In 2014, she completed her certification as a Personal Trainer, group/HIIT/circuit trainer & Pilates Instructor (Mat and Reformer Pilates). Subsequently, she’s also undergone training as a Barre instructor and Slow Flow Yoga teacher. She believes everyone can be fit and healthy and her goal is to help and coach people to achieve their fitness potential and improve their lifestyle. It gives her immense satisfaction to see her coaching make a difference in someone’s life. She loves making her classes energetic, challenging and fun, with a strong emphasis on technique and body alignment. She’s learnt so much about fitness (through teaching experience and self learning) in the last few years, but is still amazed by the way muscles connect in the body, how they work together and how an irregularity in any single part of the body can affect the whole body!
Besides fitness, she has a passion for cricket, and tries to stay on top of all that’s happening in the sport. In her spare time (not a lot now), she fulfils her creative desires by making bead jewellery and mosaic art work.
She’s looking forward to teaching some fun classes at the studio.
Brad Immermann is a Southbank Chiropractor who has a passion for the assessment and management of both sports related injuries and the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain.
Since graduating, Brad has spent as much time as possible working in the sporting industry, including working with various soccer clubs such as Bentleigh Greens SC and Kingston City FC at the National Premier League levels.
With his love for health and fitness, Brad uses a combination of treatment modalities as well as exercise and rehabilitation prescription to ensure patients are moving well and functioning optimally on at day-to-day basis.
Jeremy Balbin is a Southbank chiropractor. Having been under chiropractic care from a young age, Jeremy has experienced first hand the power of corrective care. Seeing the incredible results that his mother obtained with her chronic neck and back problems inspired Jeremy to undertake 5 years of study at RMIT University in order to share the gift of chiropractic with as many people as he could.
Jeremy understands how a combination of lifestyle habits and physical traumas can result in different conditions, such as lower back pain, neck pain and headaches. He utilises many different treatment techniques, including manual therapy, soft tissue therapy, exercise and rehabilitation prescription and lifestyle advice to help you overcome your symptoms and achieve peak health. He tailors every care plan to each person’s individual needs to ensure optimal results.
Jeremy is particularly experienced in working with office workers and their postural problems. He often visits various offices, conducting individual ergonomic assessments, health and wellness presentation and posture/movement screens.
Jeremy is passionate about helping your body function optimally so that you can reach your health and fitness goals. He is currently working out of our Southbank clinic.