Doctor of Philosophy, Dip Remedial Massage, Cert IV Massage Therapy, Cert Pregnancy Massage, Cert Reiki
Massage has always been part of my life. I remember massaging my mums’ shoulders when she came home from the hospital where she worked as a nurse back in Germany. Five years ago, I decided to turn my passion for therapeutic touch into a profession. I completed my Certificate IV in Massage Therapy at the Holistic Education College and later a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy at the Melbourne Institute of Massage and Myotherapy.
I am very happy to see clients across all gender identities and thrive to offer a treatment that nurtures and acknowledges the whole person – including body, mind, spirit and emotions. I am especially trained for and interested in Women’s health and enjoy supporting women during adolescence, pregnancy, motherhood, carrier, menopause and retirement.
An integral element of my practice is to create a safe, warm and caring atmosphere that allows clients to leave the activities of the day behind and immerse themselves into a relaxing experience. The massage itself is a time for mindfulness and meditation in order to achieve a calm and deeply relaxing state of mind. If there is a need to focus on specific symptoms, the treatment can also be interactive and might include recommendations for positive lifestyle changes. I believe it is important to tailor every appointment to the specific needs of my clients and offer the best service I am able to provide.
I came to this modality as I felt the urge to counteract our stressful lifestyles and to make a contribution to a health care system where touch is often under-utilised. I truly believe that massage is an important and often overlooked therapy – and especially helpful for people who deal with chronic pain, trauma, depression and anxiety.
At times of great distress or illness, massage may be too intense, which is why I started to include Reiki – sometimes combined with breathing exercises and spoken meditation – into my practice. My vision is to see a shift in how massage and other valuable complementary health practices are viewed, as I truly believe they should be an integrated module of public health care, rather than separate from it.
Kundalini House is a place close to my heart. It is where I experienced my first pregnancy/ postnatal yoga and meditation classes several years ago. I have always loved the energy of the space and I am very grateful and happy to be working here.
I am passionate about creating a holistic treatment that supports clients throughout their life and really enjoy serving and accompanying them on their health journey on a regular basis. The regularity can help to create a long-term habit change to pause and take care for oneself.
Rachel personally trained with Raymond Richards “the urban shaman’ in 2010 as a Crystal Dreaming™ practitioner and completed post graduate study in 2011. She was invited to train as an advanced practitioner in 2011, and in 2014 she was initiated, attuned and certified as a Crystal Dreaming Teacher Trainer. Rachel brings exuberant passion, spiritual prowess and deep insight into her practice as a Crystal Dreaming therapist.
Rachel assists Raym in his trainings when held in Melbourne and continues to apprentice and seek regular counsel from her teacher, who she considers a living treasure with a heart of gold.
On her journey, Rachel was initiated as Quechuan Shaman in Peru in 2008. Since 2009 she has trained with Crystal Dreaming founder Raym Richards.
Rebecca is currently on Maternity leave until mid to late 2021.
Rebecca is a Naturopath & Kinesiologist by trade, and a healer, witch and magic-maker by heart. Currently she is practicing clinically with individual clients, as well as holding space for Women’s Circles and a range of different workshops. By combining her esoteric training with the grounded application of Natural Medicine, Rebecca’s range of skills allows for a deep healing of the physical body, emotional body, and spirit ro unfold. This truly holistic approach can facilitate supporting the body through difficult disease states or symptoms, while concurrently walking the pathways of self-healing, knowing, and understanding.
Weaving together the many elements of her training such as folk & traditional herbalism, food as medicine, the tarot, and shamanic techniques, Rebecca is a deeply intuitive practitioner and facilitator with a focus on soul-centred healing, transformation and growth. Rebecca is especially passionate about empowering women to reclaim their most authentic, true, and aligned version of themselves through deeper understanding of their soul path, menstruality, and intuitive selves. Re-wilding the menstrual cycle and challenging the pathologisation of menstruation is a key part of Rebecca’s clinical and wider work, and she often works with women experiencing challenging cycles or difficulties conceiving in a way that is gentle, nourishing and liberating.
Rebecca has been practicing clinically for over 5 years. She holds a Bachelor in Health Science (Naturopathy), a Cert IV in Kinesiology, is a member with the NHAA, and is an Apprentice with the School of Shamanic Womancraft. Rebecca runs her own business making herbal and ritual medicines called Remedy Botanica, and has been reading the Tarot for 20 years since finding her Grandmother’s tarot deck when she was 14.
Rebecca also works with a wide range of men’s and women’s health conditions in clinic such as fatigue and insomnia, mental health such as depression, anxiety and PTSD, digestive dysfunction, recurring immunity problems, and chronic illness or pain.