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Bryan Carver, Graduate Clinical Acupuncturist, Naturopath, Remedial Massage Therapies, "Ashtanga" Yoga Teacher

Bryan started in the Natural Therapy field in 1992. His career began with a Diploma in Remedial Therapy but his passion was ignited and he continued his studies, gaining a Diploma in Naturopathy specialising in nutrition, homeopathy and iridology, and completed honours in Herbal Medicine. He followed this with a Graduate Diploma in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and completed a teacher-trainer course in Ashtanga Yoga to better assist his patients with their musculoskeletal injuries. He also had the honour of working alongside his mentor, George Papas for 2 years and learning about the art of Osteopathy.


Dr Daniel Grey, Chiropractor

From a young age, Dr Dan has always had a keen interest in healthcare. This interest eventually led him to becoming a chiropractor. Dr Dan graduated with high distinction following five years of study from Murdoch University; throughout this time further developing his passion for patient-centred, non-invasive management of a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Dr Dan understands the frustration of dealing with pain and the functional limitations that come from injury, having experienced numerous sporting-related injuries himself. Dr Dan incorporates a number of different techniques into his treatments, utilising both firm and gentle chiropractic adjustment techniques, massage/trigger point therapy, dry needling, Kinesiotaping and rehabilitation exercises.

Dr Dan treats patients of all ages and backgrounds, tailoring his treatment to your individual needs.


Anne Marie Gallagher, Chiropractor

Anne Marie graduated from Palmer Chiropractic Iowa in 1988. She has practiced in the Wheatbelt, Goldfields, Perth, Pilbara and in New York. She takes a full spine evidence-based approach when treating her patients. She utilises a variety of techniques to re-establish and maintain optimal structural function and stability of the spine and pelvis. Anne Marie specialises in:

  • isometric muscle resistance testing to assist with functional assessment and relaxation
  • myofascial and motion release techniques
  • trigger point therapy to assist in delivering adjustments with lasting results


Dr Jezz Foo, Chiropractor

Dr Jezz Kate graduated from Murdoch University in 2012. After graduating she worked alongside Bryan Carver and other healthcare professionals. Originally from Malaysia, Jezz is passionate about caring for children and families of all ages. She utilizes gentle manual diversified techniques alongside soft tissue therapy as part of her full spine treatment. She incorporates different stretches and exercises for a better outcome overall. A healthy spine leads to a healthier mind and a happier life.

She specialises in:

  • isometric muscle resistance testing to assist with functional assessment and relaxation
  • myofascial and motion release techniques
  • trigger point therapy to assist in delivering adjustments with lasting results
  • and more


Melanie Mcauliffe, Physiotherapist

Melanie is a Physiotherapist who has moved with her family to Perth from Cairns.

Closing her 2 clinics in Cairns to make the move over was a difficult decision but has made room in her life for a PhD and working at Thrive.

Specialising in sports injuries and pain management she treats patients using hands-on techniques such as massage, mobilisation and dry needling along with exercise prescription that is tailored to your needs, ability and lifestyle.

Melanie has abundant experience in the following and will work closely with your doctor:

  • surgical
  • fitness
  • arthroplasty
  • arthritis
  • neurological
  • spinal
  • work cover
  • Q Comp
  • Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plans


Nicole Rumsey, Dietitian

Nicole has been an Accredited Practising Dietitian for over 10 years, working in a variety of settings including tertiary hospitals, country health and private practice.

Nicole previously owned a private practice business before starting a family, and has joined Thrive to get back to what she loves: assisting clients in improving their lifestyle so that they feel better physically and mentally.

Nicole understands life’s daily struggles in trying to be a healthier person, and aims to work with the client to achieve realistic health goals and adopt a positive relationship with food.

Nicole has a passion for sport of all kinds and has also completed further studies in Diabetes Education. More recently, Nicole has worked with small groups of clients to offer nutrition advice in a supportive group environment and would like to grow this aspect of nutrition education further.


Dev Bhagani, Dip Remedial Massage

Dev has been amplifying his knowledge within the health and fitness industry since it piqued his interest back in 2013. Through a network of professional athletes traversing multiple sports, his interest became a way of life. During his training with Thrive he was able to experience the therapeutic benefits of Remedial Therapy and put these into practice. Dev has an earnest attitude and also began researching exercise biomechanics and the various modalities of Remedial Therapy to help further his skills.

He graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and as a Sports Trainer in 2018. With these qualifications, along with years of self-study; and as a former benefactor of remedial massage himself, he can tailor individual treatment plans to encourage healthy movement after addressing your pain and dysfunction.

He is well conversant in various techniques including deep tissue, trigger-point release, myofascial cupping and exercise rehabilitation. To evolve his treatments and boost client results he will be pursuing qualifications that enable him to incorporate dry needling and RockTape.


Jaimee Gebbetis, Dip Remedial Massage

Jaimee has always been interested in body mechanics and the way we move. From a young age watching family play rugby and playing sport herself she developed a passion and saw the benefits and impact of what massage has on the body. Completing a Certificate 4 in Massage Therapy and a Diploma in Remedial Massage, Jaimee is able to apply her skills and knowledge gained through massage to help treat body dysfunction.
By using techniques such as deep tissue, myofascial release, mobilisation, trigger point release and muscle energy techniques to restore movement with the body, Jaimee will leave you feeling fabulous.


Gosia Kowalska, Dip Remedial Massage

Gosia completed her Physiotherapy studies in 2010 and spent multiple years working in clinics across the US and UK, building her experience in the Complementary Medicine field. During this time she expanded her repertoire by studying Reflexology, Pilates, Remedial Massage and more.

She’s well versed in aromatherapy and cellulite/detox cupping as well as deep tissue, bamboo, Thai, infant and pregnancy massage. She successfully combines her modalities to provide a more holistic diagnosis and design an appropriate treatment plan to effectively manage pain and fatigue, relieve muscular and myofascial tension, lower stress, boost wellbeing and improve posture.


Jana Wilson, Dip Remedial Massage

Jana comes from a background in dance and has always had an awareness in anatomy. She has a holistic approach and believes in treating the body as a whole. Her main interests lie in treating lower back pain and working with the deep core muscles.

She specialises in:

  • deep tissue massage
  • trigger point release
  • myofascial release
  • ultrasound therapy
  • hot stones
  • assisted stretching,
  • and more


Sam Bibard, Remedial Therapist

 

An ex-high level gymnast, Sam has always had a passion for sports and physical health. After suffering numerous injuries himself, he has developed an interest in anatomy and sports medicine which led him to study a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2019, specialising as a Sport Trainer and Functional Movement Therapist.
Driven by his passion, he engages in various sporting events around Perth throughout the year to develop his ability to treat athletes from all backgrounds, gaining additional experience while extending his understanding of body mechanics and pain reduction. He also engages in extensive training, mentorship and self-study in a bid to further refine his skills.
He is highly skilled in various techniques including deep tissue, trigger point release, myofascial release and muscle energy.
A father of two boys, Sam is patient, empathetic and intuitive. He has the ability to adapt his touch and tailor his treatments to meet the clients’ needs by addressing the injury or dysfunction to encourage healthy movement.


Melissa Simpson, Remedial Massage Therapist

 

Melissa has been working in the health industry alongside physiotherapists since she completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2010. Melissa has had the opportunity to work with a variety of patients over the past 9 years and expand her knowledge to be able to treat patients with issues ranging from headaches to shoulder reconstructions. Her main interests have been to work extensively with a number of athletes from different sporting backgrounds.

Melissa is well skilled in a variety of different techniques such as Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Release, Dry Needling and Joint Mobilisation.

 


Jessica May, Remedial Massage Therapist

Jess has recently achieved her diploma of remedial massage therapy at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Her goal is to help people get back to living an active and healthy lifestyle. Being sport oriented, Jess has a keen interest in working with athletes in rehabilitation and maintenance to achieve their best results. Jess is also passionate about helping people with stiff and painful joints gain a better range of motion.  She utilises positional release, sports massage, mobilisation and muscle energy technique, and specialises in:

  • deep tissue massage
  • trigger point release
  • myofascial release
  • joint mobilisation
  • and more


Liam Harding, Remedial Massage Therapist

Liam completed his Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2019. He was inspired to become a Remedial Massage Therapist due to his passion in wanting to help people. Liam has had extensive training here at Thrive and has become one of our highly regarded massage therapists, especially for the remarkable heat generated from his hands during the massage creating a warm therapeutic touch.

He specialises in:

  • deep tissue massage
  • trigger point release
  • myofascial release
  • muscle energy


Tim Sell, Remedial Massage Therapist

Having experience with his own chronic neck issues Tim has a passion for healing deep chronic neck pain.

Also working with muscle chains and finding the root cause of issues, Tim is well versed in relieving hip and foot pain and discomfort. After playing state basketball for many years Tim developed a keen interest in the body and how to manage pain and dysfunction.

Standing at 6 foot 5, Tim can provide a deep but broad pressure to encourage the whole muscle to soften utilising techniques such as active release, triggerpoint therapy and joint mobilisation.

He specialises in:

  • sports & deep tissue massage
  • trigger point release
  • myofascial release
  • joint mobilisation
  • active release
  • and more


Nicol Adams, Remedial Massage Therapist

Nicol has been a passionate healer since her early years so in 2018 took up a Diploma in Remedial Massage to take her passion to that next level. She has been helping her clients avoid surgery, improve posture and maintain a healthy and holistic lifestyle using her unique skills in remedial massage, reiki and crystal healing which can all be combined in a treatment. 

She specialises in:

  • relaxation massage
  • deep tissue massage
  • sports massage
  • trigger point release
  • myofascial release
  • muscle energy techniques
  • reiki energy healing
  • transpersonal healing


Danny Radassi, Remedial Massage Therapist

Daniele has a lot of enthusiasm and passion for his job and care for your health. He is committed to assist and preserve your health and wellbeing.

He uses a combination of different techniques and tools to perform his treatments including:

  • myofascial and trigger point therapy performed by hand
  • cupping
  • graston massage technique
  • mobilization
  • active release technique to improve your mobility
  • hot and cold treatment to manage inflammation

 

His areas of focus include:

  • craniosacral
  • reflexology for the foot
  • neck, back and shoulder from everyday stress
  • back pain that many of us experience all too often

Daniele is also looking forward to giving you specific stretching and strengthening exercises and tips to improve posture, limiting the recurrence of pain and chronic injury.


Tom McKenna, Yoga Instructor

With a background in martial arts Tom was introduced to yoga in 1997. Over the last 18 years Tom has practiced with a host of internationally renowned teachers in Australia and overseas and in 2013 he set out on the path to become a teacher completing his Ashtanga Teacher Training. His classes provide students with the opportunity to explore a range of yoga styles from dynamic Vinyasa classes to deeply relaxing and stress releasing Yin and Restorative classes.


Aileen Emery, Yoga Instructor

Aileen is a level 2 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia and a qualified Dru Yoga teacher. Whilst teaching Satyananda-inspired Hatha yoga Aileen’s own practice continued to be heavily influenced by Dru Yoga and in 2013 Aileen completed a 3 year Dru Yoga Teaching Diploma and is now a teacher on the Dru Yoga course in Perth. Aileen has a passion for teaching yoga and loves seeing not only the physical changes in her students but also seeing them creating a deeper understanding of themselves.


Michelle Drage, Reflexologist

Michelle was born and raised in Perth and is married with 3 children.

 

Not too long ago members of Michelle’s family including her husband Mark developed advanced cancer. She saw the benefits of natural therapies offered through the hospital, which helped combat the side effects of the cancer treatments, including fatigue, nausea, joint pain and constipation.  At the time, Michelle took on the responsibility of managing the complementary therapies during her husband’s medical treatments.

 

After her husband began to recover Michelle decided to complete her Clinical Certificate In Reflexology at the Perth School of Reflexology and is now a member of the Reflexology Association of Australia. Some of the real benefits  she has seen with clients include:

  • improved gut health, relieving symptoms of IBS
  • help with anxiety-related issues and calming the mind
  • balancing the body systems
  • hormonal balance
  • stress reduction
  • increased focus

Much of Michelle’s time is still spent bringing up children and managing the home. She also really enjoys travelling and meditation.


Lawrence Gleich, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalist

Lawrence is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist who has been in private practice for 19 years, servicing the community and assisting with a wide range of health conditions. Since completing his undergraduate degree in 2000 he has travelled to China for clinical placement and worked with doctors in both acupuncture and herbal medicine clinics. He has also been involved in both teaching and clinic supervision roles in Australia during his career. Over the last 10 years he has focused on treating clients and sharpening his skills by learning a number of different acupuncture systems that focus on pain, and recently completed further undergraduate education in Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine.

 

Utilising his vast array of different acupuncture techniques, Lawrence is able to adapt his acupuncture to treat a variety of different conditions. From applying Tung acupuncture for relief of acute strong pain or using The Balance method for dealing with stress and sleep disorders, there are many conditions that acupuncture now has strong evidence for treating. Lawrence is also trained in techniques adapted from Japanese acupuncture that are gentle enough for children to also be treated.

 

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine has been used for thousands of years to treat many internal conditions and Lawrence has applied this system in treating a vast array of conditions during his many years of practice. Using granulated Chinese Herbs for easier patient compliance he uses herbal medicine in the treatment of digestive, skin, urinary and gynaecological conditions. In 2018 Lawrence completed studies in Classical Chinese Medicine as a graduate of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine (ICEAM). This is a family lineage system that uses a highly developed pulse diagnosis method for selection of classical Chinese medicine formulas in the treatment of disease.

 

Registration and Association

Registered with AHPRA for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Registration Number: CMR0001733145

Member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy)

Advanced Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Diploma of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine)

Certificate of Clinical Internship (HangZhou, China)

Diplomat of Canonical Chinese Medicine training (ICEAM)


Tracy Gaibisso, Naturopath

Tracy has been in clinical practice as a herbalist and Naturopath since 2002 with a special interest in pre-conception, fertility, women’s hormones and reproductive health. As a regular speaker around endometriosis, one of her passions is looking for ways to improve quality of life for women suffering the devastating effects of this disease.

 

She is a well respected industry speaker and established workshop facilitator, speaking both nationally and internationally in addition to lecturing at one of Perth’s Naturopathic Colleges.

 

She offers couples the BEYOND FERTILITY ™ program to assist in achieving optimal outcomes for a healthy pregnancy and birth and works in collaboration or independently of other assisted reproductive techniques.

 

In her down time she is a self confessed foodie and animal lover and you will often find her concocting recipes with medicinal herbs into teas, elixirs, vinegars, smoothies, oils and poultices, and researching ways of resurrecting ancient healing knowledge into modern practice.


Christine Venosi, Kinesilogy

Christine Venosi Registered specialised Kinesiology Practitioner ( Advanced Diploma) Aromatouch therapist,cert III Education Support. AKA ID 2591907

 

Christine first experienced the healing powers of kinesiology when her now adult daughter was just three years old. Her daughter was born prematurely and had some ongoing health issues,  and after a few sessions with a kinesiologist the results were very impressive.

Christine was always very interested and intrigued with the unique way in which kinesiology worked and how it continually produced outstanding results for herself and her children.

She began her kinesiology studies in 2006 and has continued to work and expand her knowledge and qualifications in this field. Areas that kinesiology can assist with include:

  • emotional issues
  • stress and anxiety
  • learning enhancement
  • hormone issues
  • digestive problems
  • fears and phobias
  • and many more


May Lin, Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Yoga became a choice of life when May Lin experienced freedom from chronic pain whilst practicing yoga. With this inspiration, she completed her initiation into yoga teaching in the Indian Himalayas in 2011.

 

May Lin has been guided by Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh, a compassionate and gifted teacher who was fortunate to learn under Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar directly.

 

May Lin works with her students to reach the core of the subject and with an eye for detail and alertness, she guides them in awakening their true potential to heal.

 

Learn with May Lin to experience a healthy flowing body, clarity of mind, restful sleep and a renewed enthusiasm for life.