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. Cert Hot Stone Massage

I have had 5 years experience doing Thai Foot Massage at Able Bodies. Thai foot Massage is a massage of the lower legs and feet that involves hands on stretching, along with the use of a stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal organs of the body.

I also do Hot Stone Massage. This massage has some unique properties that make it an exceptionally beneficial resource for people looking to relieve the stresses of modern life, or even pain incurred from injuries. The benefits of hot stone massage can include: helping heightened circulation, enhancing mobility, cure insomnia, relaxing muscles, improved mental well-being and lower anxiety.
My aim is to use the techniques of Foot Massage and Hot Stone Massage together to provide wholistic treatment solutions for my clients, and so they will gain the benefits of those massages.

Book in and try it TODAY.

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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

Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine
Classical Acupuncture
Chronic and complicated health conditions

Nicola Forster
Nicola Forster
Kinesiology Practitioner BA, BSc, MSc

I studied a Diploma of Kinesiology at the College of Kinesiology in Brisbane and started practicing in 2021.

I’m passionate about supporting mental health and complex health conditions with kinesiology, which is non-invasive and offers an integrative approach to health care. All aspects of ourselves are interconnected, and holistic techniques can be key to achieving effective and sustainable change. I aim to provide a calm, gentle space in which people feel supported.

Kinesiology incorporates a Western understanding of anatomy and physiology with traditional Eastern medicine, including TCM. It uses muscle monitoring as a biofeedback technique to investigate the biochemical, neurological, structural, and emotional factors that may be impacting our health and well-being. By resolving the underlying imbalances, kinesiology promotes our natural self-healing mechanisms.

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Madeleine Lawrence
Madeleine Lawrence
Macrobiotic Counsellor & Cooking Teacher

Certified macrobiotic counsellor through Macrobiotics America.

Assistant to Anna Kaganer at Anna's Wholefoods Cooking School Sydney - catering & cooking classes.

35 years macrobiotic practice and teaching cooking.

Cook for people recovering from serious illness: everything from cancer to drug addiction recovery.

Organic gardener & long-time yoga practitioner.

Mother of two vibrantly healthy children raised with nourishing food and minimal medical intervention.

I look forward to helping you on your journey to greather health and happiness.

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