Isma Ben-Mimoun has always had a keen interest in health sciences. When she lived in France, she saw first hand the benefit of implementing soft tissue massage and gentle effleurage techniques when she was working in aged care. She found a real passion in physical therapies that saw her change her career focus. Isma graduated in 2013 as a remedial massage therapist from Endeavour College of Natural Medicine and completed further studies to become a myotherapist in 2021.
As a Massage & Myotherapy Association member, Isma uses evidence based research to formulate the most appropriate treatment plans for her clients. She also believes in the benefits of allied health as medicine and the therapeutic applications of yoga and more lately, Pilates. Bringing these passions into her treatment room, Isma likes to improve her clients’ well-being by educating them about their own biomechanics and the benefits of exercising regularly. She may include breathing techniques to help her clients deal with muscular tension and general stress, especially neck and shoulder tension. Her go-to treatment techniques also include massage, myofascial dry needling, trigger point therapy, NMT, and cupping. Whichever techniques she may use though, she always finds it very rewarding to see a successful outcome in the people she treats.
Isma’s treatments help with pain management, including chronic or acute back pain, headache and migraines; recovery and rehabilitation from sports injuries; posture improvement through soft tissue massage techniques and ergonomics advice; and in the treatment of degenerative conditions.
When she’s not working, Isma Ben-Mimoun has a passion for psychology and how to deal with the dysfunction of mental and physical health through yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Her other passions are music, and as a music lover, there is not a musical genre that she won’t listen to or go to see in concert. Cooking is also one of her greatest joys. Her love for food is as big as her love for music but don’t call her a foodie, as she strongly believes that healthy eating should be accessible to anyone and not be considered a privilege. Gardening has been added to her latest list of hobbies since she owns a pretty decent garden. She’s been trying to grow basil for several years now without success but she won’t give up trying! When not being physical and moving around, she enjoys reading historical fiction, anything about yoga, food, criminal investigations, horror and sci-fi novels. She also cares for 4 chickens and a cat, Yoko, that she calls her daughters!