Meet Our Team
Dr Sally (Chinese Medicine & Medicinal Herbs)
Acupuncturist/Chinese Herbalist/Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist
Sally has spent the last 12 years delving into the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and sharing her love of this medicine with all around her. Her love for TCM was first sparked during her degree in Naturopathy, which quickly lead her to change courses and move states, so she could immerse herself in the study of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at RMIT university. Travelling to China in her final semester allowed her to further connect with this medicine and philosophy.
Sally is highly sensitive to energetics and the subtle systems of the body. Guided by intuition, Sally weaves many different techniques delicately into her healing sessions to address the mind, body, spirit and emotions, creating a unique and individualised treatment with every session.
Sally finds most of her enjoyment in empowering her clients through education and practises that create a deeper inner standing and connection to their own self-awareness. Educating her clients with philosophies pulled from a variety of ancient traditions, primarily Chinese medical and Yogic, Sally plugs you in to your own consciousness so each client can play an integral role in their healing process.
Sally is passionate about natural health and believes that living by example is the best way to understand true health and wellness.
Her qualification extend beyond Traditional Chinese Medicine as she is also an accredited Yoga teacher and ZenThai Shiatsu Therapist.
Brody - Zenthai Shiatsu/Musculoskeletal/Dry Needle Therapist
Brody has over 14 years industry experience, starting his career as a personal trainer and then soon transitioning into Sports/Remedial Therapy.
This lead to working with the Brisbane Broncos, Reds and the Wallabies, as well as many other reputable sporting groups throughout Queensland.
After years of continual study in musculoskeletal therapy and varying body work therapies, Brody now has a sharp and refined understanding of both the soft tissue, skeletal and energetic systems.
For over 7 years Brody focused primarily on corrective therapies in musculoskeletal work, with an intention on alleviating/correcting chronic injuries & pain. Over this time he has gained a great reputation and large clientele due to the results achieved in these treatments.
Brody has in recent years forged a professional and personal interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Brody’s professional aim is to restore balance and alignment within the body using multi-modality therapies.
Working with the Qi imbalance within the body to restore harmony both emotionally and physically. Brody’s holistic treatments facilitate healing within the body by focusing on emotional and physical components of a person’s well-being. As well as aspects such as lifestyle, body constitution, relationships and diet.
This approach addresses the causes of presenting issues not just the symptoms, creating harmony in the yin and yang of the body by ridding blockages and disturbances that manifest as illness, disease, pain and emotional issues.
Most importantly, Brody has a very gentle and easy going manner which majority of people find to be the best quality. He shows genuine interest and care in the person before him and you can be assured you will not only be well looked after but truly heard as well.
*Please note due to high volume booking, Brody is now only available to be booked via phone call only (Clinic Work Number)*
Dr. Christina (Ed Psych) - Clinical Hypnotherapist
Christina offers her knowledge and assistance as a dedicated and effective clinical hypnotherapist, where she has achieved mastery level training. She holds membership with the Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Inc, with full Clinical Professional status. As such, she is experienced, insured, accredited and bound by ethics and guidelines in helping you to achieve your aims.
In 2012, Christina earned her Doctor of Education (educational psychology) from the University of Technology Sydney with a thesis centred in how people successfully create positive lifestyle changes. She has translated this knowledge into her practice to help you better, through hypnotherapy. Her career also includes around eight years working with a range of people and problems in physical and mental health, through university and hospital settings.
Christina first encountered hypnotherapy 25 years ago when she first began her personal exploration of the unconscious mind. Later on, after facing mounting personal challenges, she sought the guidance of this amazing therapy to help her out of a bad place. This proved invaluable. She then made the commitment to change course, away from the corporate/academic world, and to get busy with what she considers to be her 'true calling'.
Christina understands anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, grief, relationship breakup, confidence issues, motivation problems, insomnia, and a gamet of other negative states, on a personal level. She has helped many smokers and drinkers to quit the habit, along with other problem behaviours such as over eating, phobias, or anger management, just as examples.
When you come to see Christina, you won't find any judgement. Her clients are far and wide in the types of problems they face, and the types of people they are.
"I see life in terms of energy," says Christina. "You've only got so much. You're like a battery, and if you keep losing energy on negative feelings, beliefs and behaviours, you don't end up with much for growth and repair on a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual level. At best, some people are just surviving. And what most people don't realise is that the unconscious mind holds the key, because it rules your emotions and urges to a large extent. You can reclaim a whole lot of battery space by sorting things out there, and then you can start living again."
Christina's hypnotherapy sessions involve Timeline therapy and Neuro linguistic programming (see What is Hypnotherapy).
Most people will benefit from hypnotherapy, even those who believe they cannot be hypnotised.
'Hypnotherapy is not like you see on TV. That's stage hypnosis entertainment, and while a very small portion of the population are that suggestible, most are not. Hypnotherapy is collaborative, so you need to be ready to engage. You only need a light trance for many of the processes to be effective, just like daydreaming. Some processes are fully conscious in fact. But the more you do hypnosis, the deeper you go, and the more enjoyable it becomes for you.
Dr Liara (Ph.D) - Breathwork Psychotherapist/Dream Therapist
As a skilled breathwork practitioner, she is recognised as a Professional Member of Australian Breathwork Association (ABA). This means she is insured, had two years of accredited training and holds up-to-date first aid qualifications. Having experienced 300+ sessions herself, she is uniquely qualified to offer private sessions and workshops. She has insight into cathartic (holotropic) breathwork, rebirthing, and complimentary practices including Soma and Wim Hof Breathing. She combines it with behavioural decision processing-a variation of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
How can breathwork help you?
As a spiritual psychotherapist, she draws insight from varied modalities like breathwork, shamanic training, pranic healing and 500+ paintings. As a life coach, she authored 13 self-development books (i.e., Transform Your Life: 730 inspirations, Soul work: 50 Exercises… and Mastery of Time).
How can spiritual psychotherapy help you?
As a dream coach and therapist, Liara guides clients to interpret dreams and join the dots to events and situations in waking life. She teaches people about dreams as metaphors so you can learn from their own body signs and signals. Her expertise evolved during her experience as a former Internet radio show host & co-host for almost 10 years as well as roles as a mindfulness facilitator. She also had weekend running dream analysis and interpretation column in a Canadian newspaper.
How can dream therapy help you?
Paula - Kinesiologist/Reflexologist & SCENAR Therapist
Paula is an intuitive Kinesiologist & Reflexologist living here on the amazing Sunshine Coast.
Paula has been working in the health & wellness industry for over 25 years and through her journey of healing and self discovery she has realised what it is to live a life without that cloud of self doubt and old patterns that affects her entire life.
It was through this that Paula came across these two powerful modalities that have helped to clear the blocks that held her back from the balance and expansion that she now feels.
Paula has a passion for helping others on their very individual path of healing and self discovery by using Kinesiology or Reflexology techniques that can assist with clearing the blocks that impede on the balance, health & healing of the internal environment of body, mind and spirit.
The amazing thing she can offer with Kinesiology is a face to face or an on-line experience, so it doesn't matter where in the world you happen to be, Paula and yourself can still work together.
Reflexology is another way to heal the body, mind and spirit and remove the emotional blocks with a more hands on approach.
Is it time and are you ready to increase your sense of self and wellbeing?
Are you ready to release old patterns and beliefs of low self esteem and self worth that no longer serve you?
Is it time to become that beautiful self assured, aligned and confident person?
If you do then you're EXACTLY who you need to see!!!
Rachel - Ayurvedic & Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist/Yoga Instructor
Rachel is the most senior Zenthai Therapist in the Montville Body Balance team, her in depth knowledge in this modality and experience transport you to another world when receiving this therapy.
Specialising in digestive health and anything gut related Rachel also soars in treatment of chronic pain & injury in the body.
Rachel has been working alongside top therapists in the ayurvedic field and is now offering custom ayurvedic treatments.
Rachel has a very soft and gentle manner, extremely easy to talk to leaving you feeling comfortable and relaxed to let go. Rachel is interested in finding out the root cause of disharmony and giving valuable take homes to implement change.
Claudia - Neuro-Energetic Kinesiologist
Claudia operates within a non-intrusive and gentle technique geared towards alleviating the stress of emotional, physical, and structural problems that cause imbalance on the mind-body system. The practice is open to both adults and children, and has long-lasting benefits of stress-reduction, a feeling of freedom, and a return to a natural state of balance.
Claudia has been employing Neuro-energetic Kinesiology for six years and has seen improvements in the wellbeing of people suffering from, among others:
Claudia’s life experience combined with her Diploma in Kinesiology, allows her a deeper understanding of the journey, and to facilitate the client to get to the core of the issues. By using muscle feedback technique, Claudia identifies and defuses the stress. Claudia provides a safe environment where clients feel comfortable in exploring their deeper issues.
Just imagine what you could do with the energy you are using to hold onto that stress!
“Claudia has a gift. If you are fortunate enough to join her for treatment the benefits will be limitless. I have experienced enormous change in my physical and mental health as a direct result of her skills and will continue to grow, improve, and enjoy life more fully. I can’t recommend her highly enough.” (Vicky, Brisbane)
“I have been having online kinesiology sessions with Claudia over the past few years and have found it to be a very effective modality. We have delved into a number of issues including stress, relationships and their dynamics, hormone imbalance, trauma, brain function, pain and behavior. After each session, I love how I always feel more balanced, present and have greater insight about myself. There is always a change, whether it be subtle or overt.
Claudia is a very gentle, knowledgeable and supportive facilitator of change and I am grateful for the journey that we have had together so far. Thank-you so much for sharing your gift which has helped me grow and move forward in life with more ease and understanding.”
Steph - Reiki Master & Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist
Steph has been practicing the healing art of reiki for many years, and now has the amazing ability to incorporate this energetic work into her Zenthai Shiatsu therapy with amazing results.
As a reiki master Steph's treatments are very intuitive based, paying respect to the musculoskeletal diagnosis before treatment.
Steph is also adapt at picking up deeper disharmonies that many are often unaware of. This allows for treatments to be that much more potent in allowing the body to heal and accept the therapy.
If your'e in need of major grounding or just love having deep pouring weight onto tired or tense muscles groups... then Steph is the therapist to see!
Claire - Zenthai Shiatsu & Balinese Massage Therapist/ Yoga Instructor
Claire is a gifted therapist with a very precise and rhythmic fluid/watery feel to her treatments.
Her ability to be very technical and remedial while maintaining this flow is the key to her success, being able to find and target key musculoskeletal disharmonies without causing a lot of discomfort (often occurring in remedial massage) is the reason why she is booking out fast.
If you have chronic pain or stubborn tension that just never seems to budge, Claire is the go to therapist to find the root cause and gently yet assertively release, even the most stubborn of us will melt and let go in her treatments.
A must try for those new to body work and or massage.
Amy - Zen Shiatsu Therapist
Amy's approach is one of a kind and gentle nature. She believes deeply in the body's ability to heal thyself.
She has been studying traditional zen shiatsu since 2012, with acclaimed master practitioner Michie Araki. Having completed a Diploma of Oriental Therapies, which consists of zen shiatsu, acupressure, 5 element theory, cupping, moxa and macrobiotic fundamentals. She continues to research the magical ways the human body heals itself through foods, thoughts, feelings and environments.
Eden - Naturopath/Iridologist/Massage Therapist
Eden realised her passion for natural health when she saw a naturopath to successfully overcome her own health conditions. She then transitioned from support work to the health and wellness industry which led her to completing the Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
Eden uses a combination of current evidence-based practice, knowledge from traditional herbal medicine and her own intuition to formulate a holistic and individualised treatment plan with her clients. During a naturopathy consultation, all aspects of health are considered with the intention of addressing the individual’s underlying contributing factors to health rather than just treating symptoms. Eden has a special interest and experience in the following areas (but is not limited to)- mental and emotional health, stress, anxiety, fatigue states including post viral fatigue, immune deficiencies, gut health, sleep, oncology.
Eden has an Advanced Certificate in Iridology and enjoys uncovering information held in the iris. An iridology session can identify a person’s constitution, their genetic influences going back 3 generations, as well as specific areas of physical and emotional health that may need extra support. A personalised report with dietary and lifestyle recommendations are made based on these findings.
Eden is also a qualified massage therapist, specialising in oncology massage and manual lymphatic drainage (Casley Smith Method). Eden’s style of massage is perfect for those experiencing chronic health conditions, stress or simply wanting to relax as Eden has a gentle approach to massage. Having completed professional training in oncology massage, Eden can safely adapt massage for someone affected by cancer at any stage.
In every healing modality, Eden uses a warm, empathic approach and aims to support and empower people in bringing peace and balance to their body, mind and spirit.
Rick - Yin/Kundalini Yoga Instructor
We are truly blessed to have Rick on our team as his warmth and positive energy continues to inspire and uplift us all.
Rick offers both Yin and Kundalini yoga at the Montville Hall every Tuesday at 6pm and Wednesday morning at 6am. Ricks passion and focus is teaching and sharing his practice of Kundalini yoga, for those who have not yet taken one of these classes... please do.
Ricks classes ignite deeper energy which is perfect for starting the day, not only that but carries you through until the end. If your in need of addressing postural imbalance, aches & pains or just wanting to compliment your treatments at montville body balance we highly recommend coming along to one of the yoga classes.