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The history of The Body retreat

Life is a journey, and those actively living and pursuing challenges know there are always ups and downs.



When I started The Body specialist 10 years ago it was a place to come for a massage and acupuncture. I have always engaged in continuing education each year, and I have a constant love of learning. 10 years ago, I studied Scenar therapy and travelled the world to all the conferences and then became an instructor. Over many years I taught hundreds of home users and practitioners the art of using the SCENAR device.


In 2015 we moved into our Williams Street location and started to operate in the front bedroom with a small deck outside as the waiting room. In 2017 we relocated into our new spacious, purpose-built, air-conditioned clinic equipped with 2 treatment rooms, reception, waiting room, bathroom, laundry, and utility room.


During this time, I continued studying Bioresonance devices, including Physiokey and brought key therapy into my practice. Our children have now grown up, now taller than me and very much independent which means I can see a few more clients! I have been able to re-introduce more manual and Remedial massage, which I’m loving.


As we emerge from the past 2 years dealing with lockdowns, restrictions, rules and finding new ways to spend our time and money, we have created a new space here at The Body Specialist that we are so proud of called The Body Retreat.


As an ex nearly Olympic swimmer back in the 1990’s I over trained, had no understanding of recovery or how treatment could enhance performance or training and consequently ended up with chronic fatigue, burnout and just missing the Barcelona Olympics by a mere 0.04 sec.

After years of studying alternate medicine and constantly searching for answers globally on new techniques and methods. I have tested treatments, supplements and diets over the years and never been able to pull myself out of the slump to entertain the idea of exercise again.


7 years ago, I was introduced to redox signalling supplements and gel and discovered the power of breathwork, meditation, hot and cold immersion therapy. This led to me purchasing a large Yoga infrared sauna and a Cold plunge ice bath. By incorporating these things into my life, my life drastically changed over the course of the past 7 years. I am now training for a 21.5km swim from Coolangatta to surfers paradise and being back into the training and the ocean is nothing short of beautiful and a miracle for me.


The Body Retreat is a day for you to come and chill out and learn how you can reset your body mind and spirit by incorporating these things into your lifestyle. It is a fun, uplifting and relaxed day to spend with friends or come alone and make new ones. We are a friendly bunch, and you will leave feeling alive and rested.





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