- Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)
- Diploma of Bowen Therapy
- Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
Michael has been a soft tissue therapist since 1995. Michael brings in a wealth of experience and knowledge to the clinic, utilising his observational skills and clinical reasoning to alleviate a wide variety of acute and chronic complaints. Michael was a past VFL umpire and long-distance runner.
Michael has also been a Bowtech Instructor since 1998 and along with Karen has played a vital role in the National Accreditation of the Bowen Therapy training. He is a highly experienced trainer of Bowen Therapy and The Bowen Technique delivering Bowen Courses around Australia and Internationally.
Karen has been a soft tissue therapist since 1998. She specialises in Bowen therapy, utilising her tactile skills to alleviate a wide variety of acute and chronic complaints. The most appealing aspect of Bowen Therapy for Karen is its gentleness combined with the amazing ability of this modality to assist the body to heal itself. Bowen therapy is safe to use on all ages, from newborns to the elderly.
Karen has also been a Bowtech Instructor since 2000 and along with Michael has played a vital role in the National Accreditation of the Bowen Therapy training. She is a highly experienced trainer of Bowen Therapy and The Bowen Technique delivering Bowen Courses around Australia.
Amber has been a soft tissue therapist since 2003. Amber can alleviate a wide variety of acute and chronic complaints. Her interests include therapeutic massage and Myofascial release where her tactile skills are used to unwind muscle tension and calm you down.
Glen has been a Remedial Therapist since 2001, initially undertaking studies in Sydney. He joined the Wodonga team in 2012. Glen’s main focus is on managing acute and chronic pain. Furthermore, his passion for travelling allowed him to undertake the role as head therapist on board the Queen Mary 2 for three years. Glen specialises in sports injury management and prevention. He applies a variety of techniques namely myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cupping, dry needling and cross fibre massage. Glen has always had interest in the biomechanics of the body
Cindy has been a soft tissue therapist since 2006 and after 10 years’ experience completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2016. Her enthusiasm for furthering her education led to her qualification in Myotherapy in 2018.
Cindy is passionate about assisting people achieve their full potential in health and wellbeing, alleviating pain and dysfunction within the body. She is also a Sports Trainer and provides massage and strapping at the Dederang-Mt Beauty Football/Netball Club.
Her techniques include deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilisation, cupping, rock tape, rigid taping, corrective exercises and dry needling as part of her myotherapy treatments.
With her friendly and caring personality, she is always striving to meet the goals of her clients.
Portia has been a Holistic Counsellor over the last 10 years after completing an Advanced Diploma in Holistic Counselling. She has a background as a Registered Nurse and is a Credentialed Mental Health Clinician. Portia has worked in various settings including as a student counsellor at Riverina TAFE and at Daintree Medical Centre as a counsellor and mental health clinician.
No matter what the challenge is Portia believes working collaboratively towards new perspectives, awareness and balance will bring about positive changes towards wholeness.
As a Medicare provider, Portia can see clients with Mental Health Plans from GP’s and NDIS providers. She is also a member of AHPRA, Australian College of Mental Health and the Australian Counselling Association.
Heidi knows and appreciates the benefits of using Kinesiology from her own personal journey. Because of this she learnt Touch for Health Kinesiology 5 years ago, allowing her to pass on the benefits to others. Heidi has continued to add to her knowledge, undertaking higher qualifications to gain her International Certificate in Professional Kinesiology Practice, Ascension Chakra, Animal kinesiology and Medical intuitive. This gives Heidi extensive skills and a variety of techniques to facilitate your desired outcome. Heidi is excited and passionate to be a part of your journey towards supporting your wellbeing.
Border Natural Therapies practitioners are members of the following associations:
Massage & Myotherapy Australia
Australian Institute of Kinesiologists Ltd
Bowen Association of Australia
Australian Traditional Medicine Society
Australian Counselling Association
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Training in Bowen Therapy is offered by Karen Hedrick and Michael Quinlivan, accredited instructors, with:
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