Our Team | Clarity Massage & Wellness Centre

Our Team

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Sarah Watson

Managing Director
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Courtney Bignell

REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
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Tanya Dakiniewicz

REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
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Katie Kinniburgh

Remedial Massage Therepist
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Chantal Dottore

Remedial Massage Therapist & Facial Guru
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Beverley Grace

Remedial Massage Therapist & Movement Based Somatics Therapist
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Tanya Holliday

Remedial Massage Therapist & In House Olympian
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Julia Potter

Administration Manager
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Delia Taylor

Receptionist
Sarah Watson - Director of Clarity Massage & Wellness Centre

Sarah Watson

Clinic Owner and Remedial Massage Therapist

Who: The very proud captain of the Good Ship Clarity; Sarah began her small practice on Melbourne Street in 2011, embarking upon opening Clarity in 2013 to offer more Remedial Massage and Bodywork therapies to ‘kneady’ bodies on Melbourne Street!

 

She has engaged a passionate and skilful team who fill the space with warmth and positivity – bringing change and relief to our oh-so-loved community in North Adelaide. Outside of the wonderful world of bodies, Sarah loves: music, theatre, film, food, giving presentations, drinking wine, tea, craft beer as well as networking, cooking and snuggling with Bill Murray (her cat!)

 

Why: Sarah has a strong focus and interest in: headache and migraine management, neck pain and injury, rotator cuff injury and stress management.

 

What: Whilst every session is individualised, from Sarah you can expect firm pressure, facilitated stretching, mobilisation and nurturing.

 

How: Specialising in trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, sports massage and myofascial cupping, Sarah strongly believes that  “knowledge is power” and the key to ongoing management and care of your musculoskeletal system. By providing individual stretch and strength programs and techniques for ongoing home treatment, she aims to facilitate long term understanding and management of your body.

 

When: Sarah is currently flat out with existing clients and running the business, so is not taking on any new clientsAt Clarity we only hire the best people to help you with your wellbeing and sessions can be made with one of the following talented Clarity practitioners:

Courtney Bignell - Remedial Massage Therapist

Courtney Bignell

Remedial Massage Therapist

Who: Courtney is a lovely, warm and talented therapist who offers nourishing and relaxing massage treatments with her natural healing touch. She is also a very talented artist, having internationally showcased some of her works in photography, as well as a keen “acro-yogi”.

 

Why: She feels that a holistic approach to healing is extremely important, and empowering people to become active and involved in their own health treatments is a vital step in the healing process. Courtney is very goal orientated; she likes to work with her clients to set and achieve both short and long-term goals for their body and general health and wellbeing.

 

What: Whilst every session is individualised, you can expect a medium pressure, with focused point treatment and myofascial release.

 

How: Courtney specialises in: myofascial release, dry needling, trigger point therapy, pregnancy massage and facilitated stretching.

 

When: Courtney practices: Wednesday 10am -7:30pm, Thursday 3pm – 9pm, Friday 10am – 7:30pm & Saturday 9am – 5pm.

 

To book a session with Courtney, head here

Tanya Dakinievicz - Remedial Massage Therapist

Tanya Dakiniewicz

Remedial Massage Therapist

Who: Tanya holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Australian College of Massage. A passion for wellness, and a personal search for wellbeing has lead Tanya on a journey exploring the power of massage. When Tanya’s not massaging, she loves cooking, crafting, yoga, hiking, being in nature, and spending time with her beagle Gus!

 

Why: She is passionate about each and every client achieving their individual goals. Therapeutic massage is her thing, and she loves nothing more than getting results, whether it be to relax and unwind, to regain movement or decrease pain. Massage is an extremely rewarding experience and Tanya loves working with different people on their path to wellness.

 

What: Each session is unique, with Tanya you can consistently expect a warm, firm and soothing treatment; focusing on easing those pesky points and melting away knots.

 

How: Tanya specialises in: pregnancy massage, deep tissue, trigger point and relaxation massage.

 

When: Tanya practices: Tuesday 9am-2pm, Wednesday 12.30pm Thursday 5pm – 9pm, Friday 10am – 5pm & Saturday 9-5pm.

 

To book a session with Tanya click here. To book a Pregnancy massage with Tanya, click here

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Katie Kinniburgh

Remedial Massage Therapist

We are delighted to welcome Katie Kinniburgh to the Clarity team! Katie is a strong and nurturing practitioner with 5+ years experience.

 

Katie is a firm believer in the power & healing qualities of massage for both body & mind.

 

“It’s so important that we take time out from all the man distractions & responsibilities we have in our lives, to tune in & listen to what our bodies are telling us”.

 

Katie is passionate about trying to help people feel better in their bodies, whether it’s increasing range of motion, destresssing from a hectic week, relieving headaches & neck pain or recovering from injury.

 

“Everybody tells a different story, so it’s important to me to find their perfect approach for each individual and provide a tailored treatment plan that meets those personal requirements and goals.

 

Katie targets areas of tension with the use of Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Myofascial Cupping and Muscle Energy Technique; all the while incorporating elements of relaxation that combine her remedial knowledge of anatomy with the fundamentals of Swedish Massage methodology.

 

Katie practices: Wednesday 12-8pm, Thursday 2-9pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am – 12:45pm & Sunday 10am – 2pm

 

To book a session with Katie click here

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Chantal Dottore

Remedial Massage Therapist & Skin Specialist

Who: Chantal is remedial massage therapist with the perfect fusion of therapy, results & relaxation. With 7 years experience working mostly in day spas, she has a deep knowledge of holistic skin care coupled with a desire to get to the source of the issue, whether that be internal or external.

 

Why: Having worked alongside many amazing remedial and beauty therapists in different environments, her range of knowledge in both fields has fuelled her passion to help others feel their best in themselves & achieving the results they deserve.

 

‘I believe deeply in educating my clients to understand their own skin and body so they can make the right choices for themselves.’

 

What: Chantal is our resident skin expert, offering beautiful organic facial treatments using Y-Natural skincare. She is also a highly experienced Remedial Massage Therapist.

 

How: Chantal has a holistic approach to massage & may incorporate a number of different modalities into her sessions, including Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue & Relaxation.

 

When: Chantal practices Mondays 10am-3pm, Thursdays 9am – 2:45pm, Fridays 11am-7pm & every second Saturday 1-5pm.

 

To book a Facial with Chantal, head here. To book a Massage with Chantal, click here

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Beverley Grace

Remedial Massage Therapist & Movement Based Somatics Therapist

Who: Dip Ed. PT. Grad. Dip. Counselling
Bev came to Adelaide from Zimbabwe in 2002. She completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy in Adelaide in 2010. Bev is passionate about ongoing training in the area of Body Mind therapies and somatics, and is a qualified expressive arts facilitator (Motional Processing). Her other experience has been in Personal Training on board ship. Her hobbies include: dancing, mostly improvised; painting, drawing and visiting art galleries, photography, video art and scuba diving

 

Why: Bev strongly believes that; “It is through the body that we connect, communicate and heal”.  A combination of life experience and learned techniques contributes to a satisfactory experience of giving and receiving healing through touch.

 

What: Each session is catered to your individual requirements, you can specify if you would prefer massage or somatics, or a combination of both. Expect an enriching, nourishing and completely nurturing experience with Bev!

 

How: She weaves into her treatment training and experience in a variety of modalities that include Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Sports Massage, Anma, and Myofascial Cupping.

 

When: Bev practices: Tuesday 2pm – 7pm & Thursday 11am – 2pm.

 

To book a Massage with Bev, head here. To book a Somatics session with Bev, click here

Clarity Remedial Massage Therapist Tania Holliday

Tanya Holliday

Remedial Massage Therapist

Who: Tanya has had an incredible career in Athletics for the last 13 years, having travelled the world competing for Australia against the worlds best, she was able to fulfill her childhood dream of being able to call herself an Olympian after competing at the Rio Olympics in 2016.  Tanya’s passion for massage came from being an elite athlete after experiencing how beneficial it was in maintaining not only a healthy body and mind but also in the forms of injury management.  Away from her active lifestyle Tanya loves dabbling in making her own skincare products and Essential oil blends, going to markets, having picnics, and adding more books to her already growing collection it is her ultimate dream to have a library at home one day!

I believe our skin is our contact with the outside world and deserves to be fed the most natural and purest skincare.”

 

Why: Tanya is a warm and passionate Remedial and Aromatherapist, who brings an individual holistic approach to her clients treatments.  She believes massage is the perfect path to overall health and wellness as it helps to soothe the mind body and soul.  With Tanya’s Aromatherapy studies and experience in working in Day Spa’s she has been able to broaden her knowledge in Organic skincare and provide facial treatments tailored to her individual clients needs.

‘I believe deeply in educating my clients to understand their own skin and body so they can make the right choices for themselves.’

 

What: You can expect a warm and nurturing treatment ranging from medium to firm pressure.

 

How: Tanya specialises in Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Aromatherapy and Trigger Point.

 

When: Tanya H practices Monday 10-6pm, Wednesday 1-8pm, Thursday 12:30 – 7pm & Sunday 10 – 3pm

 

To book a session with Tanya, head here.

Julia Potter - Receptionist

Julia Potter

Receptionist

Who: Julia may be new to the reception desk, but she is no newcomer to Clarity. As Sarah’s third ever client, she has known Clarity for some time & is delighted to now join the team. With a background in hospitality & cheffing, she has a keen interest in health & nutrition, & you can look forward to seeing some of her recipes featured on the Clarity blog. 

 

How: This year marks a seachange of sorts, as Julia ventures out of the kitchen & into the world of Pilates. Looking to improve posture & core strength – & upon Sarah’s suggestion – Julia began Pilates classes & there found her passion. She is currently completing her Pilates Instructor Training & encourages everyone to make best friends with their foam roller!

 

When: Julia (wo)mans the desk-ship: Monday – Friday.

Delia Taylor

Receptionist

Who: The newest member to the Clarity team, Delia brings with her a wealth of warmth and creativity from her long career in theatre and the arts, followed by administrative support with a brilliant women’s professional development organisation (in between an exciting overseas adventure!)

 

How: Delia is passionate about wellbeing, community and communication. She will be the first friendly face to greet all who come to Clarity on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

When: Delia (wo)mans the front desk-shop: Saturday – Sunday

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