About Essential Restorative Massage
Calm your Mind - Relax your Body - Restore your Energy
Welcome, my name is Belinda and I provide a professional therapeutic massage service from my serene and comfortable home-based clinic in Kenmore. I also offer mobile massage in people's homes, retirement villages and nursing homes (please see the Mobile Massage and Pricing pages for further details - I only service suburbs up to 25km drive from Kenmore).
I have over 11 years experience in massage therapy and a broad working knowledge of many massage techniques and systems, with an interest in both Western and Eastern philosophies. I provide quality therapeutic massage every time with the aim to calm your mind, relax tension in your body and restore your energy. I use remedial massage techniques including deep tissue massage, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, trigger-point therapy and cross fibre mobilisation to treat your tense/impaired muscles. However the focus is on relaxation and flow - I use Swedish massage techniques to keep you relaxed throughout your massage session. Chinese acupressure is also incorporated where required as it can be great for treating so called chronic issues.
I’m a qualified Aromatherapist, and I offer a unique aromatherapy massage using Essential Therapeutics essential oils (a 100% pure trusted Australian brand), diluted in a natural vegetable oil base. I stock these essential oils as many of my clients like to enjoy aromatherapy at home. I also create natural aromatherapy perfumes and face oils. Aromatherapy massage is a deeply relaxing and restorative massage that delights the senses. It is especially beneficial for anxiety, stress, women's hormonal imbalances, lethargy and other imbalances in the body. You can think of it as plant medicine delivered via inhalation (reaching the limbic system in the brain) and absorption through the skin (reaching the bloodstream and therefore the cells in the body).
I am also a qualified and experienced oncology massage therapist, and I work with clients with cancer and other debilitating conditions. If you know someone who has cancer, or other serious health condition, an oncology massage is a very nurturing and restorative treatment for them. It has been found to reduce pain and other side-effects of cancer and cancer treatment including anxiety, depression, nausea, fatigue, and insomnia.
I am passionate about natural medicine and holistic health, and I provide a health service that is beneficial for the mind, body and spirit. I value honesty and education so I share my knowledge where appropriate. I believe self-care is important as one cannot pour from an empty cup. I walk my talk - I practice yoga regularly, meditation and mindfulness, take long walks in nature, eat a healthy diet, use aromatherapy in my home and get massages on a regular basis to ensure that I am in good health on all levels, to be the best therapist I can be.
I’m also currently studying a Diploma of Holistic Counselling - I’ve already completed the Certificate level training. I feel this helps my work cancer patients and their carers, people experiencing grief, people with trauma, anxiety, depression, the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities or other special needs. I am sensitive to people’s needs and I treat you as the human being you are. Please don’t feel you need to fit into any of these labels for me to work with you as I do treat a variety of people. I like to have a positive impact on people’s lives, even if in a small way. I hold space for people to completely relax and feel nurtured. I am a holistic bodyworker and I will be adding holistic counselling to my services.
Why choose me?
Professional: I am qualified, insured and a member of a professional association.
Experience: I am a highly skilled massage therapist, having over 11 years of experience in massage.
Trustable: I am a calm, caring and reliable person.
For repeat clients the treatment price is for the actual hands on massage time as 5 minutes of consultation time is allocated in addition to the treatment time.
For the first appointment for oncology clients, 15 minutes of consultation time is allocated in addition to the treatment time.
Modalities offered include: aromatherapy massage, oncology (cancer) massage, remedial massage and Swedish relaxation massage. I can switch between types of massages for people with different requirements, for example a cancer patient could have an oncology massage and their main carer could have a massage of their choice too, consecutively.
I have experience working with people with special needs - e.g. elderly clients in nursing homes, people with mental disabilities, people with physical disabilities.
You can switch between mobile massage and visiting my clinic in Kenmore.
Very reasonable rates.
Convenience: you can book online or call to book an appointment.
The home clinic in Kenmore is located on a nice and quiet street. The clinic room is clean, air conditioned and the massage table very comfortable. It is a healing sanctuary.
Health fund rebates are available with many health funds - please see the Pricing page for a list.
Inclusive massage therapy practice - welcoming different races, genders (including transgender) and orientation. It does not matter what you identify with, as long as there is mutual respect and professional boundaries are honoured. (Note however that I do oil massage - I’m not that experienced with massage through clothes.)
For Aromatherapy Massage, only 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils are used, ensuring quality and beneficial results. I stock the essential oils if you wish to purchase them (Essential Therapeutics - an Australian and TGA listed brand).
Only natural products are used. For the massage sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, macadamia oil or coconut oil is usually used. Natural oils are good for your skin. Most other massage clinics use products that contain synthetic and harsh chemicals that are not good for the body. Why? Because these synthetic products wash out easily from towels. I prefer to focus on health and therefore minimise toxins in my environment.
Parking your car is easy - on the street outside the house.
The home clinic in Kenmore is easy to locate and is a short distance from public transport.