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Bryan Carver, Graduate Clinical Acupuncturist, Naturopath, Remedial Massage Therapies

Bryan is our head therapist, founder and director. He started his journey in holistic medicine almost 30 years ago. His knowledge in this industry is as diverse as his thirst to excel and help make people be and feel better. His continued education in this field have all been complimentary.

He started his education as a remedial massage therapist and continued as a naturopath. He did his honours in herbal medicine, a postgraduate in acupuncture and studied alongside of one of Perth‘s best osteopaths, George Papas, for two years.

As a naturopath, Bryan prescribes an abundance of naturopathic practitioner-range health products to help achieve a more balanced, proactive approach to your health.

His diagnostic skills as you can imagine are in-depth and extremely accurate, with thousands of happy patients leaving his room, and people coming from far and wide to see him for his knowledge. Bryan has always had a massive following from the beginning and has always been known for his magic hands.

During his consultation, Bryan will target exactly what you need using ultrasound therapy, his hands to pinpoint the exact location of your injury or pain, and cupping and acupuncture with electrodes are commonly used. He also uses an activator to gently mobilise joints, and a drop table for gentle manipulation.

He has created a holistic team that work alongside him and all complement each other. Bryan knows his stuff and refers to each of his team members very specifically for different needs and expects results.

He is realistic with results, accommodating with repeat visits and very open with his team to refer patients for the best outcome possible. Bryan’s influence over the team is to have respect for all patients and treat them like they are your own family members. That’s the biggest difference with Bryan and his team.


Reception Team

Our reception team are available to speak to you 7 days a week.

Simone, Cassandra, Malena, Bronwyn and Kristina all have a keen interest in helping each client receive the correct treatment  for their pain or injury.

They pride themselves in delivering the very best service as your first port of call when you are a new client to Thrive either when booking or when arriving at our premise .

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call and chat to one of our amazing reception staff .


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


Nava Talai, Chiropractor

Nava started her chiropractic journey in 2015 and graduated from Murdoch University in 2020.

Originally from Iran, Nava can speak fluent
Farsi/Persian. Throughout the last 5 years, Nava has acquired extensive theory
knowledge and practical skills in chiropractic, which enabled her to
incorporate them into her practice.

She is very passionate about treating sport
injuries, back pain during pregnancy, hypertonic muscles (especially in the
mid-back and neck regions), headache and the other musculoskeletal-related
issues of the spine, as well as upper and lower limb.

Nava uses a diversified manual spinal manipulation/mobilisation and her treatment
sessions are highly focused on using a variety of soft tissue techniques,
such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, isometric muscle
resistance and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitative manœuvres,
rehabilitative exercises, neuromobilisation and dry needling.


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.


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


Michelle Liao, Remedial Massage Therapist

Michelle is a passionate remedial massage therapist. She has worked in the industry for 5 years and has 2.5 years professional massage training. She also regularly attends various workshops to keep her skills sharp. In her practice, Michelle always aims for holistic muscle balance, and focuses not only on the muscles, but the myofascial lines that connect the parts of the body.

Her clients trust her knowledge and she often knows her clients’ bodies better than they do! Michelle specialises in implementing different techniques to approach her clients’ specific needs.

She specialises in trigger point, deep tissue and muscle energy techniques, pin and stretch skills in massage, and also uses myofascial release to bring people into a deep, relaxed state. She has also been learning about manual lymphatic massage to help those who suffer from swelling.

Michelle can satisfy each individual’s preference; her ultimate goal is to bring inner peace and calm to her clients.


Gosia Kowalska, Remedial Massage Therapist

Gosia’s pursuit of knowledge within the health and wellness field led her to complete her Physiotherapy studies in 2010. Further studies and clinical practice across the US and UK enabled her to gain a Masters in Complementary Medicine. She successfully combines various modalities to enhance her patients’ rehabilitation, recovery and stress management. She specialises in:

  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Soft Tissue Mobilisation and Alignment
  • Pregnancy and Infant Massage
  • Bamboo and Thai Massage
  • Pilates
  • Cupping
  • 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


Auri Ballantyne, Remedial Massage Therapist

Auri’s yoga background lead to an interest in anatomy and the way tension and injuries manifest within the body. This saw her complete her Remedial Massage qualification in 2015.

She works intuitively, paying close attention to your body’s feedback and tailors treatments to suit individual needs.

She specialises in:

  • Sports & Deep Tissue Massage,
  • Trigger Point Release,
  • Ultrasound Therapy,
  • Dry Needling,
  • Joint Mobilisations,
  • Assisted Stretching,
  • Yoga,
  • And more.


Danny Radassi, Remedial Massage Therapist

Daniele is an enthusiastic Remedial Massage Therapist, and with passion for the job and care for your health is committed to assist and preserve your wellbeing.

His work focuses on:
– Craniosacral
– Reflexology for the foot
– Neck, back and shoulders from everyday stress
– Back pain that many of us experience all too often

He uses a combination of different techniques and tools to perform his treatments:
– Myofascial and trigger point therapy performed by hand, cupping and graston technique
– Mobilization and Active Release technique to improve your mobility
– Hot and Cold treatment to manage inflammation

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


Jona Wearing, Remedial Massage Therapist

Jona has been working as a massage therapist since 2018. At the end of 2020, he decided to undertake further training and gain a diploma in Remedial Massage to allow him to assist his clients in injury prevention, treatment and rehab as well as acute and chronic pain management for the general well-being of his clients.
He is passionate about treating chronic injuries and loves treating dancers, gymnasts and aerialists to maintain peak performance. He has also developed a reputation for improving his client’s postural deviations which, in turn, helps with day to day biomechanics and pain management.
Jona incorporates myofascial release, trigger point release, deep tissue, and myofascial cupping techniques into his treatments to ensure maximum benefit to his clients. He also gives conditioning exercises and stretches to his clients as homework to assist in his client’s treatments.


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.


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.


Heather Pitman, Naturopath

Heather’s approach to her patients is personable, caring and unique, understanding that all healing and health is a journey that will unfold at its own pace. Graduating with distinction, Heather is thorough in her research and has a high attention for detail. A key part of working with Heather is client empowerment through education and building support networks and routines that ensure you can reach your goals.

Heather is focused on offering services that allow open communication, depth of care and honesty. Heather is a committed herbalist, with a love for chemistry. Her interests include but not limited to- mental help, sleep, autoimmunity, endometriosis, SIBO and gut health.

On top of Heather’s Bachelor in Health Science she has completed an introductory course into Ayurvedic medicine in India and travelled to work alongside herbalists in Portugal and Italy. Outside of Naturopathy Heather has a love for her cat, travel, nature, meditation, connections, food and dance.

Heather is LGBTQI+ welcoming and aims to practice inclusive and open service as a Naturopath.

Reach out today to see how she can support you on your health journey.


Kerryn Russel , Bowen Therapist

Keryn’s healing therapies interest began with her passion
for horses. After getting qualified in Photonic Red Light Therapy, Reiki and
Equine Massage, her interests broadened to the human body. After qualifying in Bowen Therapy (Fascial Kinetics) her real journey began. Keryn’s goals are to incorporate Bowen, Reiki and Australian Bush Flower
Essences to assist people in improving their lifestyle physically and emotionally, so they can feel better and live life to their fullest capabilities.
Bowen therapy is used to manipulate the body’s fascia to assist with the following:
– Reliving Pain
– Assisting with flexibility and movement
– Balancing hormones and assisting with women’s health
– Relaxation

She has recently qualified as a Health and Wellness Coach to further assist people in developing healthy lifestyle practices, assist with emotionally triggered habits, dealing with stress and anxiety, digestive problems and can refer to other professionals where required. As part of her Professional Development to remain a member of the Bowen Therapists Association
of Australia, Keryn hopes to further her knowledge by learning techniques to address nerve pain.