Our team

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

Head therapist, founder and director, Bryan is the heart and soul of Thrive Wellness Centre. He started his journey in holistic medicine almost 30 years ago with the desire to help people feel better and live well. That same passion continues to this day.

With honours in herbal medicine, a postgraduate in acupuncture as well as studying alongside one of Perth’s best osteopaths George Papas, Bryan has a vast knowledge of how the body operates as a whole.

As a naturopath, Bryan prescribes a wide variety of naturopathic practioner-range health products to help achieve a more balanced, proactive approach to your health.

Bryan’s diagnostic skills are in-depth and extremely accurate with people coming from far and wide to see him for his expertise.

Bryan has spent years creating, training and guiding the holistic team at Thrive Wellness Centre, to work alongside him and all complement each other.

 

 


Anne Marie Gallagher, Senior Chiropractor

Anne Marie is our very well-practised Senior Chiropractor at Thrive Wellness Centre. With over 35 years of experience working throughout W.A. and New York, Anne Marie takes a full spine, evidence-based approach when treating her patients.

With her incredible understanding of the body’s alignment and referring pains, she utilises a variety of techniques to re-establish and maintain optimal structural function and stability of the spine and pelvis including;

  • Isometric muscle resistance testing to assist with functional assessment and relaxation
  • Myofascial and motion release techniques
  • Trigger point therapy

Anne Marie’s care and expertise result in seamless adjustments with lasting results for all bodies and ages.


Jezz Foo, Chiropractor

Jezz graduated from Murdoch University in 2012. Originally from Malaysia, Jezz is passionate about caring for children and families. She utilises gentle, manual diversified techniques alongside soft tissue therapy as part of her full spine treatment.

She also incorporates different stretches and exercises for a better overall outcome.

Jezz specialises in;

  • Isometric muscle resistance testing to assist with functional assessment and relaxation
  • Myofascial and motion release techniques
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Adjustments with lasting results

Jezz’s motto is a healthy spine leads to a healthier mind and a happier life!


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.

She is very passionate about treating spots injuries, back pain during pregnancy, hypertonic muscles, headaches and other musculoskeletal-related issues of the spine as well as upper and lower limbs.

Nava uses a diversified manual spinal manipulation/mobilisation and her treatment sessions also use a variety of soft tissue techniques including;

  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Isometric muscle resistance
  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitative manoeuvres
  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • Neuromobilisation
  • Dry needling


Daniel Malton, Chiropractor

Daniel Malton is a 2014 Murdoch graduate, with experience providing country care in Nannup and Northcliffe clinics.

He is trained in the Gonstead chiropractic method which enables him to conduct a thorough analysis if the spine using a variety of tools, to detect the presence of spinal dysfunction.

Daniel is experienced in spinal manipulation and mobilisation techniques, alongside soft tissue techniques such as;

  • Trigger point
  • Cross friction
  • Myofascial release fir re-establishing alignment both in the spine and into the arms and legs

He’s also a really nice guy!


Jessica May, Remedial Massage Therapist

Jess’s knowledge of the body and passion in rehabilitation and movement, makes her the ideal therapist for active bodies and athletes.

Jess helps her clients dealing with pain and stiffness gain a better range of motion and find relief using the following techniques;

  • Positional release
  • Mobilisation and muscle energy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point release
  • Myofascial release
  • Joint mobilisation

Jess is also the perfect therapist for everyday aches and pains, stress and tension.


Michelle Liao, Remedial Massage Therapist

Michelle is a passionate remedial massage therapist who regularly attends various workshops to keep her skills sharp. In her practice, Michelle always aims for holistic muscle balance, focussing on myofascial lines that connect the parts of the body.

Michelle really tried to connect with her clients and listen to their bodies. She specialises in implementing different techniques to approach her clients’ specific needs, including;

  • Trigger point
  • Muscle energy
  • Pregnancy specific
  • Reflexology
  • Lymphatic massage to help those who suffer from long COVD or Chronic Fatigue

Michelle is currently training in craniosacral therapy which is a gentle, hands on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the physiological body system.


Sarah Elliot, Remedial Massage Therapist

Sarah received her diploma of remedial massage in 2021 and has quickly become one of Thrive’s most sought after therapists. Sarah works holistically and will match the most suiatble techniques to each client’s specific needs, some of which include;

  • Deep tissue
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Cupping for Myofascial release
  • Ultrasound
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Active and movement release techniques
  • Post natal and pregnancy massage

Sarah’s nurturing and calm nature allows her clients to feel at ease and listened to, making her a great option for someone who is new to massage or has some anxieties surrounding seeking treatment.

Sarah’s goal is to help her clients move fearlessly and with more ease in their day-to-day lives.


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.

With this multimodal knowledge, she successfully combines various techniques to enhance her patient’s rehabilitation, recovery and stress management. She specialises in;

  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Soft tissue mobilisation and alignment
  • Pregnancy and infant massge
  • Infant yoga and gentle stretches
  • Children’s massage
  • Pilates
  • Cupping


Auri Ballantyne, Remedial Massage Therapist

Auri’s background in yoga lead to an interest in anatomy and the way tension manifests 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.

Auri specialises in:

  • Sports & Deep tissue
  • Trigger point release
  • Ultrasound 
  • Dry needling
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Assisted stretching
  • Yoga


Satya Remedial Massage Therapist and Flower Essence Practitioner

Satya, is a qualified remedial and restorative massage therapist and yoga teacher. She has been in the wellness industry for over 20 years specialising in mind body wellness.

She moves with a restorative, mindful flow, working deeply into the subtle layers of muscle fibres to release mental and physical tension.

With trustful, healing hands, Satya uses the following therapeutic techniques;

  • Pregnancy massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Reflexology
  • Deep tissue
  • Trigger point
  • Flower essences


Rebecca Walker Sugden , Remedial Therapist

Rebecca’s healing hands are ideal for deep restorative relaxation massage, focused remedial treatment to ease symptoms or tailored sports massage to manage injuries, recover and optimise performance.

As a former dancer, Rebecca understands how important it is to prevent, maintain and optimise movement and posture.

She does so using the following techniques;

  • Swedish massage
  • Sports massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Assisted stretching

Rebecca also volunteers with MND patients, offering holistic physical and emotional care for clients with neurological disorders.


Rhiannon Kasunic, Remedial Massage Therapist

With high accolades, Rhiannon completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2021 and has hit the ground running at Thrive. Rhiannon is passionate about improving your overall health & wellbeing and encouraging you to become more aware of your body’s cues. Rhiannon always personalises each treatment with different modalities including;

  • Deep tissue
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Reflexology
  • Dry needling
  • Myofascial release
  • Cupping
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Lomi Lomi Hawaiin
  • Clinical Taping

Rhiannon is excited to continue to nurture and educate people on their individual road to recovery from stress, pain, illness, or trauma, returning to a state of balance.


Jane Xiao, Registered Acupuncturist (BHSc ChinMed)

Originally from China, completed a three-year diploma in Nursing, which included modules of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After immigrating to Australia in 2007, Jane studied at Murdoch University, graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing, and worked as a Registered Nurse in Perth for 15 years. During this time, Jane also obtained a Certificate in Child Health Nursing from Curtin University and worked as a Child Health Nurse with children and adolescents.

Drawn to the natural healing power of traditional Chinese medicine and its philosophic view of the connections between body, mind and spirit, Jane spent 3 years studying Acupuncture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and graduated with a Masters degree.

Jane wholistically sees one’s health to be the result of multiple factors intertwining, including physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of our life. Many risk factors such as constitution, diet, stress, emotions, lifestyle and environment, play a very important role.

Jane combines her understanding of Western medicine with the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine, to help you achieve your short-term and long-term health goals. She has a special interest in nutrition and gut health and works collaboratively with her clients on their journey to health and wellbeing.


Keryn Russell, Bowen Therapist

Keryn’s focus is to assist people in improving their lifestyle, physically and emotionally, so they can feel better and live life to their fullest capabilities. Her healing therapies include;

  • Biochemic therapies (tissue salts)
  • Reiki
  • Bowen therapy (fascial kinetics)
  • Australian Bush Flower essences

Keryn uses her modalities to assist with pain relief, flexibility and movement, hormonal imbalances, women’s health issues and stress relief.

She has recently qualified as a Health and Wellness coach to further assist people in developing healthy lifestyle practices, explore emotionally triggered habits, deal with stress and anxiety as well as address digestive problems.


Ally Smart, Craniosacral Therapy, Counselling & Coaching

Ally has been in clinical practice since 2000, helping Perth families with mental health conditions, relational issues, remodeling old habits and life patterns as well as treating physical pain and health conditions.

Ally has an Honours degree in Psychology, is an International Coaching Federation Life Coach and is a Professionally Accredited Craniosacral Therapist in Australia and the U.S.A.

For more information and to make a booking with Ally, please follow the link below.

https://thesourceofwellness.com.au/


Dr Tanya Yuen, Integrative GP

Dr Tanya Yuen – MBBS (Hon) Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, FRACPG, Diploma of Child Health and Member of ACNEM – is an Integrative GP, working as a general practitioner since 2006.

She uses both conventional, lifestyle intervention and natural therapies to improve patients’ health. Throughout her career, Dr Tanya has been passionate about empowering and equipping her patients with knowledge to improve their health and wellbeing.

 


Alex Toth, Exercise Physiologist

Accredited exercise physiologist, Alex Toth, has over a decade of hands-on experience in addressing a spectrum of injuries and conditions.

He specialises in creating custom rehabilitative and wellness programs for clients in post operative recovery, those seeking workplace wellness and general holistic health management.


Deepika Verun, Physiotherapist

Deepika completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2005. Since then she has worked in both private and public settings including the Department of Health, Child Development Services, and the spinal cord injuries unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

She specialises in musculoskeletal conditions such as back, neck and shoulder pain, sports injuries and post-surgery  rehabilitation.

Some of the techniques she uses include;

  • Manual therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Strapping

Dee strongly believes in a holistic approach to health and continues to upskill her knowledge. She’s also GLA:D certified in the Hip and Knee Osteoarthritus program and is very faimliar with Clinical Pilates.

Originally from Delhi, India, Dee speaks fluent English and Hindi.


Based on 107 reviews.
River Armenti
River Armenti
February 4, 2022.
Verified
Highly recommend! One of the best massages I’ve ever had. Would definitely come back again
Karina Shah
Karina Shah
February 3, 2022.
Verified
A beautiful relaxing space and friendly knowledgeable staff. I can't recommend Bryan enough for his ability to easily diagnose and handle my lower back issue that had been misdiagnosed by everyone else over about 1.5 years. What a legend 🙌🏼
jodie ray
jodie ray
February 2, 2022.
Verified
Friendly helpfull knowledgeable staff. Kylie has worked wonders on my back.
Jyn Woon
Jyn Woon
January 27, 2022.
Verified
I came to Michelle with my neck problems. She is a very professional and passionate practitioner. She asked questions to figure out the best treatment plan to ensure every treatment I was comfortable with. My neck problems has feel relief now and less tight with some stretches tips to do at home. I feel my massage is really enjoyable. Definitely will be back for more sessions!