I've had a life long love affair with dogs that started at the age of 2 years old when I was given a beautiful Border Collie puppy by my uncle. Trixie was my constant companion during our beach runs, bush trekking, biking and camping trips. I've had a variety of wonderful dogs and other animals throughout my life including a beagle mix, a pomeranian mix, a Keeshond, a Brittany and many Basenjis.
I've also owned and bred cats, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and a variety of other animals and birds. Thanks to growing up on a suburban farm, I'm quite comfortable handling different animals.
I’ve always had a very keen interest in natural and holistic therapies and was very impressed with the positive results my family had received from Bowen therapy. One of my dogs became ill in 2004 and veterinary care didn't have any answers, so we took her for a Bowen therapy session which helped her dramatically! I decided there and then that I needed to learn Bowen Therapy so I could help my own dogs. They were always hurting themselves running around on our polished floors and I've been using it ever since!
In 2019 I had the opportunity to study Emmett Technique in Melbourne and after 12 months of study and practise I became accredited as an Emmett For Animals Practitioner. I like to combine these 2 wonderful modalities as needed so that every treatment is different and is tailored according to each individual animal and their requirements.
Bowen therapy and Emmett technique complement each other so well, working hand in hand together to help so many issues.
Specialising in Bowen Therapy (muscular adjustment) 15 years and Emmett Technique (muscle release therapy).
I am a member of IICT (International Institute for Complimentary Therapists.
Being a multi dog owner and a huge animal lover myself, there’s no better feeling than helping animals by guiding their bodies back into alignment, naturally easing pain and supporting healing with these gentle techniques.
I have a special fondness for senior dogs and one of my passions is improving the comfort and quality of life for older dogs (and cats) to help them get the most out of their golden years! Seeing the difference these therapies can make for them is so rewarding!