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Meet the Team

Ryan Bell- Ellenbrook clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage and Diploma of Muskuloskeletal Therapy- ECU Perth

Ryan specialises in treating, correcting and preventing muskuloskeletal dysfunction. His training has given him the understanding of the body’s muscular and skeletal system and how their dysfunctions affect each other causing pain and discomfort, postural issues and misalignments. Ryan can also treat sports injuries such as sprains and strains and injuries from overuse (repetitive strain injuries).

His treatment style is firstly to assess the body’s function and dysfunction, treating the root cause of the issue rather than just the symptoms, educate his patients and provide ongoing self management tools such as stretches and exercises to prevent injury re-occurrence.

Area of expertise:

  • Postural and alignment correction
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Migraines and headaches

Treatment techniques include:

  • Remedial massage
  • Musculoskeletal therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Cross fiber technique
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Relaxation massage (Swedish)
  • PNF stretching
  • Myofascial release
  • Manual lymphatic drainage

Outside of work Ryan enjoys playing basketball, playing board games with friends, travelling and snowboarding.

Zana Chen- Ellenbrook clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy
  • BA Linguistics

Zana enjoys the hands on approach to massage treatment and specialises in releasing tension, injury and stress management through a combination of massage therapy techniques to encourage the body’s ability to self heal.

Area of expertise:

  • Headache and migraines
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatic pain
  • Knee and joint pain

Treatment techniques include:

  • Relaxation/ Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Direct/ Indirect Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Kinesiology Taping for posture correction and pain relief

Through her manual techniques, her understanding of the body’s function and underlying dysfunctions Zana is able to treat symptoms holistically, alleviate pain and allow her patient’s bodies to return to optimum health.

Outside of work Zana enjoys keeping fit doing cardio work outs as well as painting watercolours for relaxation.

Ainslie Heathcote- Osborne Park and Wembley clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Pregnancy massage

Ainslie received her Diploma of Remedial Massage, including technical and practical training in early 2018 from Evolve College, Perth.

From an early age, Ainslie saw firsthand the benefits a remedial massage therapist can have on the overall wellbeing of the body and this inspired her to train as a massage therapist herself.

Areas of expertise:

  • Postural aligment
  • Lower back pain
  • headache and migraine pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Treatment techniques include:

  • Relaxation/Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Remedial Massage
  • PNF Stretching
  • Pregnancy Massage

She has also recently completed additional training in pregnancy massage so she is able to treat soon to be mothers as well as post birth massage care.

Ainslie is keen to get her healing hands onto as many new patients as she can. She treats each patient as a whole and aims to get to the root cause of the issue as well as treating the symptoms.

Outside of work- Ainslie enjoys swimming, dancing and playing squash as well as spending time with her nephew and nieces.

Chihiro Motozuka- Wembley and Maddington clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage

Chihiro has a Diploma of Remedial massage from the Australian College of Sports and Fitness.

She has worked with a wide variety of patients in the past and is able to treat people ranging in age and physical needs. Her initial interest in Remedial Massage began in Japan where she understood the healing benefits massage can have.

Her approach to treatment is tailored to the specific needs of each patient and she will work together with the patient to work towards better health outcomes. She uses a combination of techniques such as functional release, Shiatsu and myofascial release (among others) to relieve pain, regain balance and support the body’s ability to self-heal.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Relaxation / Swedish Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Myofascial release
  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Release
  • MET and PNF
  • Lymph Drainage
  • Pregnancy Massage

Outside of work Chihiro enjoys starting her day with yoga which she has been practicing for almost 10 years to set her up for the day ahead.

Mic Mueller-Coons- Wembley clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage

Mic is a highly experienced Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist well versed in effective management of all types of musculoskeletal injury through both treatment and functional exercise-based rehabilitation.

Mic turned his passion for sport into a passion for helping people feel better. As a Massage Therapist he helps his patients to perform optimally, recover faster and live and move pain free. With 29 Ironman Triathlons under his belt and 3 World Championships, Mic has received a lot of body work through the years. As a result, his focus has been to package his soft tissue skills into a treatment that combines many different techniques to achieve optimal results for a wide variety of patient needs, whether elite athlete or weekend warrior.

Over the years Mic has worked with high level athletes at the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii, supported a local AFL Team in Townsville on and off the field to win 3 Premierships and has volunteered at many local events in Townsville including Triathlon and Running Festivals and Track and Field Queensland Championships. As well as this, he has also worked with some of the WNBL Townsville Fire Basketball Team Athletes and some of the best Australian Powerlifters (Pro Raw Winner 2016 and 2018) and Bodybuilders.

Areas of expertise:

  • Postural alignment
  • Lower back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Headache and migraine pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Treatment techniques include:

  • Sports and Remedial Massage
  • Advanced and Core Myofascial Techniques
  • Advanced Emmett Technique
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Dry Needling
  • Active Release Technique
  • IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
  • Functional Kynesio taping
  • FAKTR (Functional and Kynetic Treatment with Rehab)
  • MSTR (McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release)

Mariko Suzuki- Wembley clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy
  • ITEC Diploma of Sports Massage
  • IEB Diploma of Reflexology

Mariko is passionate about massage and other complementary therapies, which leads her to Australia.

After completing Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy at Australasian College of Natural Therapies in 2011, she worked with a multidisciplinary team such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, and acupuncturists and gained extensive clinical experience in Sydney. She treated a variety of professionals such as office worker, professional dancer, artist, musician, researcher, professor, teacher and health professionals.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Relaxation massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Stretches and exercises

She carefully listens to each client needs and makes an ongoing individual treatment plan for them. She also focuses on how to use our body in our daily life and her treatment targets optimal posture and health.

Mariko says, “Client’s smile after resolving their issues make me very happy and I truly enjoy my work as a massage therapist.”

In her spare time, she enjoys walking, running and being outdoors. Also, she loves travelling.

Egert Ertel- Osborne Park and Wembley clinics

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy

Egert’s interest in the benefits of remedial massage began when he himself was a prolific athlete in his native Estonia and in Australia. He sees the benefit of massage helping athletes in reaching their performance goals, speed up recovery and treat specific muscular issues.

He has an ‘assessment’ first approach to his treatment and tailor’s each treatment specific to each patient’s needs. Every treatment begins with a quick assessment and a discussion around issues and treatment goals and works together with his patient towards them.

Egert, due to his sporting background has a particular interest in treating athletes, whether elite or weekend warriors. He has worked with Australian rugby and footy teams as well as Championship power lifter Rait Sagor.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Sports massage
  • Remedial massage
  • Deep Tissue massage
  • Myofascial cupping
  • Functional release cupping
  • Swedish/ relaxation massage

Areas of expertise:

  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Sports injuries
  • Sport recovery
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Upper and lower back pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Postural mis-alignments & functional imbalances

Outside of work Egert keeps himself active by playing basketball and soccer.

Asuza Omori- Wembley clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy

Azusa has a holistic approach to her treatment and takes each patient’s specific needs and personal history into account. She often considers not only the presenting pain but also patient history, activity levels, work type and any previous injuries or musculoskeletal issues. She uses a combination of treatment techniques to tackle her patient’s concerns and develops a customised treatment management plan going forward.

She is also currently expanding her understanding of the body and its function by completing a course in fitness. With this she will be able to identify pain causes easier and recommend at-home treatment management techniques.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Deep tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish
  • Muscle energy technique
  • PNF stretch
  • Functional Release
  • Positional Release
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Reflexology

Areas of expertise:

  • Neck, upper-lower back pain
  • Leg, arm and foot pain
  • Tension headache due to desk work, Upper/Lower crossed syndrome etc)
  • Herniated disc pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Joint impingement
  • Sciatica

Outside of work Azusa likes to keep fit with dancing and yoga and relaxing with reading and listening to music.

Courtney Turner- Ellenbrook clinic

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy

Courtney likes helping people with chronic pain, neck and back pain, headaches and migraines. She understands that our bodies and our minds are connected and how relieving pain in one can help the other heal. She also understands the strong connection and benefits of massage in treating pain associated with stress, anxiety and depression.

Her approach to treatment is holistic and with a ‘patient first’ mentality. She treats each patient with empathy, care and attention and aims to make everyone feel relaxed and in less pain when they leave.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Swedish/Relaxation massage
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Deep tissue
  • Myofascial release and cupping
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Soft tissue release
  • Sports massage
  • PNF Stretching

Areas of expertise:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck and back pain
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Mental health
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ syndrome

Outside of work Courtney is an enthusiastic amateur actor with The Open Lid Ensemble as well as an amateur gardener keeping succulents because they are easy to keep alive.