having worked in the bodywork field for over 20 years, Melanie has continued her education and has studied with several world renowned instructors, including Mary Nelson, USA, of LaStone Therapy, Melanie Sachs, USA, authour of Ayurvedic Beauty Care, The Upledger Institute, USA, Jenny Ray Whitebear, Stone Medicine, USA, Dr Eric Pearl, of The Reconnection, USA, and the International Dermal Institute. Australian schools and instructors include Mette Sorensen's Institute of Bodywork and Personal Development in Queensland, Nature Care College in Sydney, Subtle Energies in Sydney, Sacred Stone in Sydney, and various other short courses.
Ka Huna Bodywork
Melanie studied with Mette Sorensen's Institute of Bodywork and Personal Development, completing Level V in early 1998. She also completed Mette's Heartworks Lomi Lomi in 1999.
She studied with The International Center for Reiki Training and completed Level II in mid 1998
Remedial massage, Aromatherapy, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Manicures and Pedicures
Melanie also studied with Nature Care College. She completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 1997, followed by a Diploma of Aromatherapy in 1998. A a basic Certificate in Reflexology was added in late 1998. She attended the Pregnancy Massage course in early 1999 which built on some Pregnancy Massage that was covered in the earlier Ka Huna Massage certificate and Aromatherapy diploma. She also has completed some of the Beauty Therapy courses through Nature Care and can now also offer natural manicures and pedicures with body treatments.
Day Spa Treatments
Melanie studied with The International Dermal Institute at the Sydney branch, finishing an Advanced Certificate in Spa Therapy in mid 1999. She has continued training with IDI as new techniques have been introduced. She recently completed her Post Graduate Diploma with The International Dermal Institute.
Ayurvedic Marmassage, Shirodhara and Ayurvedic Facial Rejuvenation
She studied with Melanie Sachs, author of Ayurvedic Beauty Care, in 1998. The course covered Ayurvedic massage, marma point massage which is included in the Facial Rejuvenation routine, and the ancient practice of shirodhara. Melanie Sachs runs Diamond Way Ayurveda.
She studied with LaStone Therapy, Inc in late 2000, when she completed the Original Body course. This technique is fairly new to Australia, it is usually offered in destination spa resorts. LaStone Therapy involves massage with hot and cold stones.
In 2005, Melanie completed a course with Sacred Stone, Australia, which brings the LaStone use of hot and cold stones together with Ayurvedic massage.
In 2007 Melanie completed the LaStone course Advanced Orginal Body.
Melanie became the first Australian to recognised as a LaStone Therapy instructor in 2008.
Reconnective Healing and The Reconnection
Melanie studied with Dr. Eric Pearl in mid 2002.
Diploma of Remedial Massage
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