Therapists

Michael Rush
Michael Rush
Dip. Remedial Massage, B Rur. Sci. (Hons) ATMS 18435

I have been massaging in a clinic setting since 2004, when I joined the Armidale Healing Centre.  I decided to open my own clinic in 2009, and am the owner of Able Bodies.  I specialise in Deep Remedial, Sports massage, Trigger point & Myofacial release.  I am also Work Cover accredited (RMT 5499), and have sucessfully completed many return-to-work plans for a variety of workplace injuries.  I consider that the client is the focus of any treatment, and aim to tailor all treatments to the needs and requirements of the client.

Ann Rush
Ann Rush
Cert. Thai Foot Massage

I have a certificate in Thai Foot Massage from Thailand. I have recently established my practice in Armidale at Able Bodies. I have found that many people have never experienced foot massage and they are very keen to know what affect it will have in the body. I love to tell them.

I see it is a natural way to take off our shoes and rubbing our feet after a long day on them. Rubbing feet is something we will do without even realising what we are doing. We can feel it relieves the aches and pain from the tired feet.

As you might know there are thousands of nerve endings in the feet that correlate in the whole body. So, I am sure if you receive a full practice of foot massage, you will have some benefits such as relaxation, reducing stress, improved circulation and cleansing, or improving the digestion problems. Those are my aims, to let you deserve them. Book in and try it TODAY.

Craig Hearps
Craig Hearps
Dip. Remedial Massage

I have been massaging professionally since 2008.

I moved to Armidale from Byron Shire 2013 to complete a University degree. I massaged part-time whilst completing the physics degree. I completed my Bachelor of Science at UNE in 2016, taking the opportunity to share my passion of massage to Armidale full time. I have a Diploma of Remedial Massage and am equally comfortable giving relaxing Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, remedial massage or any combination thereof. I specialise in soothing flowing yet effective remedial/deep tissue massage.

An indication of my skills is reflected by John Douglas, the owner of Kiva Spa, Byron Shire, noting that ‘... Craig receives the most requests from all of our 40 highly skilled therapists. Kiva Spa is known as the most popular Day Spa in Byron Shire, achieving the accolade of being in the top 10 Spas of Australia [Sunday Herald].’

(Excerpt from Kiva Spa reference 2012.)

Hamish Brown
Hamish Brown
B.App.SC (TCM)

Hamish specialises in Pain management with acupuncture by utilizing Dr Tan’s Balance method. This is an amazing approach which allows pain relief in seconds without the need to ever needle the area where the problem is.

In Chinese Herbalism, Hamish specialises in the use of Han Dynasty (200BC) Classical Formulas via the Tian family pulse lineage. This is a very practical and in-depth way of using the pulse as the main guide to assess what formula the body needs at any given time.

Hamish is a member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association), and is a registered herbalist and acupuncturist on the Australian National Board of Chinese Medicine.

Hamish is has a provider number which you can use to claim rebates for your relevant Health Fund.

Quality of ingredients is a very important aspect of herbal prescribing and Hamish only chooses the most rigorously tested and safe ingredients.

I aim to get to the essence of people’s health issues so they can lead healthier and happier lives

Specialties
Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine
Classical Acupuncture
Chronic and complicated health conditions

Dani Walsh
Dani Walsh

I am a registered Art Therapist and Occupational Therapist specialising in mental health and wellbeing. Since 2008, I have been working in therapeutic and direct support roles with people from all walks of life, from childhood to older adulthood. I work in an integrated and person-centered way, and am open to working with you on any issue you may be experiencing in your life.

My hope as a therapist is to create a space for you to deepen your understanding of yourself, to feel a sense of wellness, and to truly thrive in your life. I am a firm believer in the power of art making to facilitate personal learning and healing.

I am registered with Medicare to give rebates under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative. Please contact me to discuss this, or request a referral from your GP.

My areas of professional interest include;

  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical Health and Wellbeing
  • Life Transitions and the ageing process
  • Birth and Parenting