Meet the Team


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CHRIS REED

Adv. Dip. Myotherapy
Dip. Bowen Therapy
Bowen Therapy (Instructor) / Myotherapy / Remedial Massage

Chris has been involved in natural therapies since 1996 as a Remedial Therapist. In 1997 he trained as a Bowen Therapist and in 2004 became an instructor with the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia. In 2009 Chris completed an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy gaining further knowledge in assessment and rehabilitative measures.

Chris’s mission is to “Inspire Happy and Healthy Lives” and works to achieve this by:

- Operating Geelong Bowen & Remedial Therapies since 1999 and it is now a multidisciplinary clinic specialising in Bowen Therapy but now incorporating Massage, Myotherapy and Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

- Teaching Bowen Therapy locally, nationally and internationally

- Producing the BowenBuzz Podcast

- Chairing the Bowen Association of Australia for the past 15yrs

- Current chair of Bowen Training Australia

- Striving to share his passion and his understanding of the amazing Bowen technique

To book an appointment with Chris, simply CLICK HERE


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KERRIE SMITH
Dip. Bowen Therapy
Dip. Remedial Massage

Kerrie has been involved in the health industry for over 20years, she has a background in dental health, lecturing at Melbourne for 12 years as well as having managed private practices.

Kerrie trained as a Bowen therapist in 2012, in 2013 Kerrie’s husband Darren, a critical care Nurse Practioner, received locum work in the Cocos Islands, taking their 2 children with them they embarked on an adventure. Kerrie worked out of the local hospital treating both locals and tourists, with most referrals coming through the local doctor.

Kerrie’s passion for cooking, and keeping fit through running, fuels her interest in the body and staying healthy.

Kerrie’s interest is in ergonomics and looking outside the client’s treatment to bring about postural improvement and preventable injuries.

Volunteering her time on the Bowen Association of Australia committee has been interesting and gratifying.

She loves spending time with her 2 children and is a zealous advocate for the many foster children she has through her home.

Kerrie can empathise with her clients as she was introduced to Bowen after experiencing severe sciatic pain, which limited her mobility. Bowen impacted Kerrie’s life within a few short weeks, enabling her to be pain free after many years of agony. This sparked a passion in Kerrie to study the wonderful modality of Bowen Therapy.

To book an appointment with Kerrie, simply CLICK HERE


 Milja Danka
Dip. Remedial Massage

Hi my name is Milja and I'm excited to be part of the team here at Geelong Bowen and Remedial therapies.

I have had experience in a few different area's, stevedore, hospitality and a florist, each job has taught me important lessons about myself to help me grow.

All my life I've helped people in different ways, its such a great feeling to put a smile on a face. Now I get to do this as a job and I love it! Helping people feel better and maintain their bodies so they have a healthier life is what I'm here for, this is my path. 

To book an appointment with Milja, simply CLICK HERE


FIONA GARRIGAN 

Dip. Bowen Therapy
Cert. Massage Therapy

Fiona is a mum of 2 children and is a Bowen and Remedial Massage Therapist.  Since 2014 she has been working from her home   clinic as she is the carer of her eldest child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Her son attends high school only on a part time basis and so she works from home during the week around his care.  She has learned much about autism a long the way and enjoys working with children on the spectrum, their siblings and their families.  She has learned from first hand experience how valuable Bowen can be as an ongoing support practice for children with special needs and   their extended families. 

However, she also deeply regards working with children, teens and adults from any background and is committed to supporting all her clients in their journey to  health and wholeness.

She brings warmth, a good sense of humour and a compassionate heart to her work as Bowen and massage therapist.  Fiona enjoys people and honours the great privilege to journey alongside them wherever they are and to be a enthusiastic member of their wellness team.  And she looks forward to her new role joining the dedicated team at Geelong Bowen and Remedial Therapies.

To book an appointment with Fiona, simply CLICK HERE


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LEANNE MAHER - Note to Self Massage Therapy
Dip. Remedial Massage

Leanne is a Diploma qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and has built her successful business, Note to Self - Massage Therapy, over the last 2 years, now working from within Geelong Bowen and Remedial Massage Therapies.

After a long break raising her 4 children and working within Early Childhood settings and school communities an Education Support Officer, Leanne has completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage with a focus on a providing a positive outcome for clients of all ages, easing frustrations and pains from the body.

With modalities including Remedial massage, therapeutic massage, relaxation massage, deep tissue massage and sports massage she can provide assessment and treatment tailored to your needs.

Leanne’s background working with children makes her the perfect therapist for your growing children. She specialises in providing Massage for Additional Needs, predominantly with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and Generalised Anxiety and Depression.

Leanne is an active member of the Victorian Beach Volleyball community and she has competed in several tournaments both socially and competitively.  She is an avid supporter of her children who also play beach volleyball with her youngest son recently representing Victoria.

Leanne can empathise with her clients after suffering injuries whilst playing volleyball and she also sees first-hand the benefits of massage for individuals with special needs as one of her children receives daily massage to aid his ADD learning anxieties.

To book an appointment with Leanne, simply CLICK HERE