I am a Registered Nurse and qualified Remedial Massage Therapist. I grew up on Flinders Island from the age of 13 months old. I went to school here until having to leave the Island to attend Grade 11 and 12. I then went on to do nurses training at the Launceston General Hospital graduating as a Registered Nurse. I have worked in many healthcare settings, including remote outback communities, public and private hospitals in cities and rural areas as well as in General Practice and Community Health. With 30 years experience as a nurse I decided to “go sideways” and train in Massage therapy to enter the Allied Health area. I opened my new business “Waves Massage and Health” in February 2015.
I live on a farm with my husband and many animals. We have four sons who love coming back to the Island for holidays. There is no better place to live and work than our Piece of Paradise
About Waves Massage and Health
Why the name Waves Massage and Health? At a community event I ran a competition “Name my massage business” because I had no idea what to call it. I didn’t want it to sound too clinical nor too cliche, I needed it to reflect me and Flinders Island. There were lots of great names put forward but none did it for me. I love the beach and the nautilus shells that wash up here. One day I saw a stylised picture of a nautilus shell on the internet. I said to a friend that could be my logo and that it could either be a nautilus shell or a wave. We both looked at each other and said “Waves, that’s it!” The people of Flinders seem to love that name too.
I chose to use the tagline Massage and Health to describe what I’m about. As a nurse with 30 years experience I can’t help but still be involved with “Health”. Working locally as a Clinic Nurse at the local GP, in the local hospital and at
the Aboriginal Health Centre everyone still sees me as a nurse and like to seek health advice from me as they are used to doing. I still enjoy that and so I have made a commitment to stay up to date with health knowledge and stay registered as a nurse, insuring myself as an independant Health Coach as well as a Remedial Massage Therapist. The two roles complement each other nicely. So feel free to talk to me about health issues other than what you might be receiving massage treatment for. Chances are it’s all related anyway.