Innerji Sound and Massage opened early in November in 2009 in a beachside suburb of Hobart where I was residing whilst my children attended High School. Home was Bruny Island, a beautiful island paradise about an hours drive south of Hobart in Tasmania.
I trained as a Primary School Teacher with a focus on the Outdoors and had been leading a fairly active outdoor life travelling and then managing the outdoor activities at Cradle Mountain Lodge, in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park. Teaching, for me, was always best in an outdoor environment, preferably engaged in outdoor pursuits such as bushwalking, canoeing, rock climbing or adventuring of some kind.
With a beautiful bushland home on Bruny Island, and as a full time parent and Aunt, I found myself transitioning from ‘sometimes teacher’ in schools to desiring a more heart and soul centred occupation. I inadvertently discovered Crystal Singing Bowls late in 2004 and by mid 2005 had a set of 8 Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and was studying Crystal Sound Therapy with Susie Nelson Smith from Sydney. I added in Reiki sometime in 2005 and was really enjoying the experiences along the way. I have a hearing impairment, profound nerve deafness, which at that point was starting to affect communication, and I decided to follow a suggestion that playing singing bowls may support my hearing. I found all sorts of positives along the way, including the curing of tinnitis which I had lived with for years.
I had been gifted a two hour Heartworks Lomi Lomi Massage by an incredible therapist friend in New South Wales in 2006 and decided that this experience was so amazing that I wanted to be able to weave such magic with my own hands. I headed off to Rainbows Reach Retreat in October 2006 to learn Heartworks Lomi Lomi with Nemara Hennigan and Andrea Lopez. The experience was incredible, I came home feeling ten years younger and was ready to both start sharing this amazing bodywork, and to to back for Level Two. I also went back annually to attend a gathering of Therapists, including those who also knew Kahuna Massage. I loved the flow that they used in their massages and decided that in time I would love to also learn Kahuna Massage. This dream sat until December 2012, however I found a local Kahuna Massage Therapist in Hobart and had regular Kahuna Massages myself in between 2006 and 2009 when I moved.
I moved from Tasmania to the Grampians in Victoria late in 2009 and from this base have been further expanding my skills and adding to the experiences I can offer. The journey with my own body, healing and solving health related problems has continued to inspire me. I will add more to this text as my new website continues to grow, and eventually will have my whole ‘journey to healing’ written up into a book.
I continue to explore health modalities to expand my knowledge, skills and experience, having immersed in Bodytalk Access, Bodytalk and Bodytalk Eatern Medicines. In 2010 I immersed in Visionary Craniosacral with Hugh Milne from the USA. During 2012-2017 I spent most of my study time in Kahuna Arts, learning seven levels of Kahuna Massage on top of the two of Heartworks Lomi. In 2016 I decided to leave my work in the Grampians National Park to focus on my own business and our campground. I spent 10 days updating my Crystal Sound Healing Certificate, then 5 days on Practitioner Certification Training for the Arvigo Mayan Abdominal Therapy. This was a big step in my own personal journey as I had been fascinated with Abdominal Therapy since first learning Heartowrks Lomi Lomi – that particular training had done much to unlock some issues in my own abdominal area, and I had found as I completed my Diploma of Remedial Massage and continued to put my hands on peoples bodies, that the Abdominal Area was often skipped even in a whole body massage. What I began to discover was that working on this area and the pelvic area had huge implications for issues presenting in other areas of the body. What began as a personal healing journey (3 previous abdominal surgeries) became an incredible learning opportunity, and has allowed me to support many others as a consequence.
In 2017/2018 I was finding there were still questions about aspects of functionality, and I ended up meeting Heather Bruce, who has had 45+ years of hands on experince in acupuncture, western herbs, bodytalk, and many other modalities. As a teacher and therapist, she has become known as the person who can fix the hard cases that no one else has managed to solve. I was drawn to Heathers work through an opportunity to Assist her with a Self Care Workshop in Atarau in New Zealand in February 2018 and stayed on to immerse in her Heal The Wounded Healer Retreat, during which I gained an incredible amount of information relating to the functioning of the human body, and the nutrients needed for this function as well as causes of dysfunction. I really gained the tools and information with which to start to change my own functionality for much better, and have been working at it ever since! I have also attended many of Heathers In Person Workshops around Australia and in New Zealand, and have spent hundreds of hours on Zoom Mentoring Calls with Heather including some Zoom Practical Workshops during the lockdowns in 2021/2022. I continue to learn and immerse in Heathers Gentling Way Therapies, and to use many of these techniques for helping my clients with all sorts of complications. I’m incredibly grateful for this knowledge to have been passed on to me, and am enthusiastic about passing this information on so that it can be handed down to future generations. If interested, contact me about Gentle Selfing Workshops, which I can run here for a small group of one to three, or can travel elsewhere to offer to a bigger group. For this Workshop, there is an Online Component which can be done any time, and is purchased from Heather Bruce’s website, and the Practical Workshop which is arranged through contacting me and paying directly to Innerji Sound and Massage. Do reach out if you are interested, Heather has a number of teachers in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and USA, and Lisa Levine is running Online Workshops on a regular basis too.
I continue to offer treatments when I travel, and am happy to consider an offer of accommodation, however due to multiple chemical sensitivities I am unable to operate in a building which has gas being used indoors. I am also unable to function where there is offgassing of new paint and artificial timber products or perfumes such as scent sticks and scented candles. All of these things affect my physical wellbeing and I prefer to avoid them.
Please feel welcome to email or call if you are interested in the treatments that I offer.