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Jodie Isles

DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

DIPLOMA IN REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Special interest

Remedial massage

Fertility & Pre-pregnancy support

Pregnancy massage

Labour preparation massage

Massage for Labour (Labour support training)

Postnatal massage

HICAPS and Health fund rebates are available.

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Angie Haswell

DIPLOMA IN REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Special interest

Remedial massage

Pregnancy massage

Postnatal massage

Manual lymphatic drainage

Reflexology

Health fund rebates available for most health funds

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Genevieve Fleming

DIPLOMA IN REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Special interest

Remedial massage

Pregnancy massage

Labour preparation massage

Postnatal massage

Health fund rebates available mid 2019

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Jodie Isles
Director & Founder,
Merakai Therapies
 

 

I began Merakai Therapies because of my own personal journey and life experiences, together with my long-time interest in using massage therapy to help heal the body. For me, massage offers a means to help reduce body aches and pains, and rebalance our bodies. It also offers a nurturing aspect - whereby one person helps another to restore a level of personal calm and perspective.

My own journey to motherhood with my three children, including a number of years with secondary infertility and IVF ignited a passion to care for other women during this time of their lives. It is an honour to be involved and support women on their journey to pregnancy through fertility support treatments, throughout pregnancy and continuing in to the postnatal time. Undertaking specialised fertility support and pregnancy massage training to provide perinatal and postnatal care is invaluable to assisting women with their musculoskeletal, physiological, hormonal and emotional changes. Massage during this time can support and balance these changes, whilst assisting to relieve discomforts of pregnancy and recovery during the postnatal period.

Merakai Therapies is a sanctuary where you are welcome to find relief and balance - and leave feeling recharged and ready to take on life again. Each massage is tailored to suit your specific needs at the time.

I look forward to helping you too.

My special interest areas are:

  • Remedial massage

  • Fertility and pre-pregnancy support

  • Pregnancy massage

  • Labour preparation massage

  • Massage for labour (labour support training)

  • Postnatal massage

Qualifications:

  • Certificate of Diploma Remedial Massage 2004

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage 2016

  • Pregnancy massage: Pregnancy Massage Australia NurtureLife® 2016

  • Labour partner training: Pregnancy Massage Australia NurtureLife® 2016

  • Postnatal massage training: Pregnancy Massage Australia NurtureLife® 2016

  • Fertility massage UK 2017


Angie Haswell

 

My passion is wellness. I love everything about it, especially feeling well! Massage is the perfect way to nurture your body from the outside in.

I have been involved in massage and holistic therapies for over eleven years and have created a tool kit of modalities I use in my treatments. I trained at the Unity School of Healing on the Sunshine Coast in 2005/2007 and have been in practice for 8 years, with a recent professional break to have my son.

I have Diploma qualifications in remedial massage, manual lymphatic drainage (Vodder method), Deep Tissue, and Reflexology. My experience enables me to provide relief from muscle tension, inducing relaxation through fascial release techniques, deep tissue massage and acupressure. I have experience with specific ailments such as TMJ, frozen shoulder, headache & sciatica. Every body is different and I love to combine my therapies to create and treat your individual needs.

My favourite (If I had to choose one!) is reflexology, where we are able to treat specific zones of the body through predefined areas of the feet and/or hands. Reflexology is known for its ability to quickly relieve stress, harmonise the body and increase immunity – all increasingly important factors for people in all phases of life.

During my career, I have become a mother to two beautiful children of my own and am blessed to have two stepchildren also. When I discovered I was to become a Mum, I completed my Certificate to become an Infant Massage Instructor and fell in love with this beautiful way to nurture, communicate and connect with babies. Children and babies receive so much from massage and I love to share this wonderful skill with other parents/caregivers.

My special interest areas are:

  • Remedial massage

  • Pregnancy massage

  • Postnatal massage

  • Reflexology

  • Lymphatic Drainage


Genevieve Fleming

I am originally from the UK but now live in Grange with my husband and two daughters.


I first came across massage when I was studying to become a professional ballet dancer. Once I retired from dancing, I trained as a sports and remedial massage therapist with the London school of sports massage and worked for a physiotherapy clinic in London for several years. During this time, I also ran my own massage therapy business before moving with my family to Brisbane.

I have treated many different people from all walks of life from office workers to ironman triathletes, marathon runners to pregnant women and everything in between. I have always taken particular joy from treating women through their pregnancy journey and the postnatal period. Since having my own children, I fully understand the physical and emotional strain that comes from being pregnant and having young children. I am also aware of how supportive and therapeutic massage can be during this time.

Due to having a traumatic labour and delivery and subsequent post-natal depression with our first daughter, I became very anxious towards the end of my second pregnancy. I found having a NurtureLife™ pregnancy massage during this time so supportive and nurturing. I would look forward to each treatment with great anticipation and would always come out of my appointment feeling calm and relaxed. When the obstetricians started bringing up the “induction” word, my massage therapist prepared me and my body as much as possible. My second labour and delivery, although still an emergency c-section was so much calmer and I felt in control the whole time. I also recovered so much quicker the second time and put this down in part to the wonderful treatments I had received prior to having my baby.

This is what led me to seek out Pregnancy Massage Australia and add to my previous study to become a pregnancy and post-natal massage practitioner.

My special interest areas are:

  • Remedial massage

  • Pregnancy massage

  • Labour preparation massage

  • Postnatal massage

Qualifications:

  • Diploma Remedial Massage 2008 (London school sports massage)

  • Pregnancy massage: Pregnancy Massage Australia NurtureLife® 2018

  • Postnatal massage training: Pregnancy Massage Australia NurtureLife® 2018

The Australian massage industry is self-regulated with our massage associations, which follow the private health fund requirements for rebates. Genevieve has full London diploma qualifications as recognised by the massage associations and insurance. However, our industry has specific Australian Diploma codes to be recognised by Private Health fund providers. Genevieve has chosen to re-do and complete her second Diploma here in Australia to offer health fund rebates. Unfortunately, this is a lengthy process and involves personal time commitment and funding. Genevieve will be finished the Australian Diploma in mid 2019 and will be able to offer health fund rebates at that time.