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 clients. At 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:
Amazing. Such wonderful, welcoming staff. Will definitely be back.
The massage and service was wonderful. It’s great to find a local massage place that I like. Thank you.
Amazing! I had a horrible twinge in my back and it’s gone completely now! I was told all these horror stories about remedial massage but I was pleasantly surprised, so relaxing!
I have been visiting Clarity Massage since they opened, and it’s been wonderful to see how many gorgeous staff they have added in just a few short years (to keep up with the overwhelming demand!). This is a truly holistic practice that exudes charm and calm in equal measure. Not to mention the immense skill and knowledge of the practitioners. You’ll find yourself in safe hands at Clarity!
Everyone is super friendly, the atmosphere is relaxing and the treatments are excellent. Also, the tea is delicious 🙂
Would absolutely recommend the Clarity team to anyone who has aches, pains or just everyday stresses! As a hairdresser I don’t always look after my poor back as well as I should but after a session I always feel a million bucks, as well as being well informed on what to do at home in between my next visit. A million thumbs up!
I came to Clarity for some remedial massage sessions on my legs and feet initially but now I use this time for whatever needs attention. This could mean by back or neck or it could just be a relaxation massage. I remember the first time I walked in and there was a feeling that this was a place you could relax and that you were going to be cared for by all staff. I now have great connections and feel very confident in recommending friends and family to Clarity – they are very skilled in what they do but more importantly for me – they have my trust.
What I really like about Clarity Wellness is that they really know their stuff. Right from the first appointment I was impressed by the quality of service they provide. Sarah has such a great wealth of knowledge about the field. I’ve been to a lot of different massage therapists over the years before discovering Clarity and Sarah is definitely in a league of her own. The treatments I receive at Clarity are a big part of keeping my body functioning as it should be. I own multiple businesses, have young children and lead a very active life so any problems with mobility just aren’t an option for me. Heading over to Clarity regularly means I don’t have any major issues with muscles, joints or mobility in general so I am able to get everything done that I want to. I’m a big believer in the phrase ‘prevention is better than a cure’. By seeing Sarah at Clarity every month, that is what I’m doing; I’m constantly preventing issues.
The way I see it – we are so much better off maintaining our health and wellbeing rather than waiting until something “breaks” before we gives ourselves a second thought! My recipe for staying on top of my physical and mental well being is a regular yoga practice (did you know that’s why I called my studio “Yoga Garage”? A place to tune up your Mind, Body & Soul…..A tune up is much better than an engine replacement!!!!!!) and regular massage. At Clarity, the environment is just right, nourishing in fact. It’s located just back from the street front, so it’s nice and quiet, the decor is lush and warm, but more importantly Sarah and her team are just wonderful. I always come away feeling calm, relaxed and nourished and look forward to my next visit! It’s the little things that make Clarity special, a warm room – and a warm massage table (so nice on cold days), soothing music and scents, and most importantly, intuitive massage – Sarah always seems to know what’s needed. Running my own yoga studio: YOGA GARAGE and teaching up to 18 yoga classes a week, it’s super important that I look after my body so that I don’t feel worn out or end up with an injury. Regular massage helps me to continue to do what I love – share yoga practice with others. I believe yoga is a gift we give ourselves every time we step on the mat. Whether you are 3 or 103 – there is a practice perfect for you!
I would HONESTLY visit Clarity everyday for a treatment if I could!!! The space is soft, calm and cosy, the therapists ridiculously talented and nurturing and the entire experience instantly relaxing and holistically amazing. And, the attention to detail at the little things make the time feel like a ‘spa treatment’, all while healing your body and mind. Soothing sounds and scents, herbal tea, soft towels and eye masks. The staff at Clarity all work their own form of magic on the kinks of your body with their healing hands, and will arm (**) you with useful information for stretching at home. You’ll walk out with a stress free body, a clear mind and a countdown to your next appointment. My tip – always book the next one in advance! ** No pun intended with the use of ‘arm’. Wink x
Sarah is amazing!! A must go to for all your massage and relaxing needs. I highly recommend Sarah and her team. Go on book a massage now!!
Thanks to Sarah from Clarity for my amazing treatment today. It's been a long time since a practitioner talked to me about answers and explained everything while she was treating me. Exercises, relief and honesty. Feeling amazing.
Katie is a strong and nurturing practitioner with 6+ 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 main 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: Tuesday, 1pm – 7:30pm, Wednesday 12-8pm, Thursday 2:30-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm & Saturday 9am – 5pm
To book a session with Katie click here
It was so amazing and serene for me. Katie was so amazing. Am so proud of Katie and Sarah for learning Auslan to communicate with me, which make it more special. Will come back and make it a regularly bliss place for me. Love their palace, so relaxing and so perfect set up. My daughter went also for her first massage and she loved it, she had it done with Chantal. She want to come back!! To be honest its the best massage I ever had!! Highly recommend this place (love ♥ ♥)
I have just experienced an excellent massage with Katie Kinniburgh. She has exceptional skill in releasing trigger points. She was very thorough and explained the process in a knowledgable and professional manner. She is also very personable and enthusiastic. Thank you Katie I walked out about 2 inches taller!
I’ve been seeing Katie Kinniburgh for a few months now, I absolutely love Katie’s style of massage which is a combination of lovely firm pressure with assisted stretch. I have a chronic back complaint with a lot of associated muscular tightness & pain. Katie’s intimate knowledge of anatomy enables her to locate the exact points to give me much needed relief & comfort. She’s a really lovely person too, so that’s an absolute added bonus! I will definitely keep coming back for more!
Such a professional ,relaxing establishment. Totally loved it. The warm welcome. The tea. The fragrance when you enter. And then there is Katie .. Katie with the magic hands. What a fabulous massage, I had Remedial and the improvement in my shoulder is such a relief. Definitely the place to go again and again ...and I sure will be.
Wow! Thanks for the most amazing hour long pregnancy massage. Probably one of the best massages I've ever had. It was so nice to lay on my belly on the special table, and work through some of the pressure points. Katie was amazing! Highly recommended. I've already booked my next one!
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-6pm, Tuesday 12 – 8pm, Fridays 10:30am – 6:30pm & Saturday 9-5pm.
Thank you Chantal for starting your work day early and fitting me in for a lovely facial. Your advice on products to use and avoid was super helpful. LOVE the team at Clarity! Now who is free to follow my facial with a massage?
Who: Rhiannon completed her Diplomas in Remedial Massage and in Reflexology at the Natural Health Academy (where she trained alongside Sarah!) “Rio” as she is affectionately known, is loving Mum to Ella and wife to Craig, a keen snowboarder who also enjoys music and the beach life.
Why : Rhiannon’s strong and experienced touch helps clients find relief and stillness. She approaches each session with an open mind and listening hands, utilising a range of techniques to best suit the clients’ current needs and adapts to provide the best outcome for the client.
What: Under Rhiannon’s experienced hands you can expect a calming and soothing treatment incorporating a range of treatment styles, ranging from firm to gentle, depending on your individual needs.
How: Rhiannon specialises in pregnancy massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release and relaxation massage.
When: Rhiannon consults on Mondays @ 11am – 6pm, Thursdays @ 2:30pm – 9pm and fortnightly Saturdays @ 9-5pm.
Who : Jo is a remedial massage therapist that believes strongly in the healing power of touch. With a focus on health Jo is a lover of life, the outdoors, her garden, laughter and foremost her two children.
Why : Jo believes in massage therapy wholeheartedly.
“I love muscles, body mechanics and how, when looking after ourselves properly, our entire bodies work together in perfect unison”
“I feel lucky to offer a space where people can exhale, they can escape a while allowing their bodies and minds to relax, soften and extend balancing their nervous system.”
What : You can expect a firm nurturing pressure from Jo with each treatment being tailored to each individual.
How : Jo offers deep tissue, trigger point, relaxation and pregnancy massage, with a special interest in mental and physical health and well-being.
When: Jo Consults Tuesdays 9am-2pm, Wednesdays 2pm-8pm, Thursdays 9am-2pm and fortnightly Saturdays 9am-5pm
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. Currently studying Physiotherapy, she brings a range of knowledge to her sessions.
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 medium pressure, with focused point treatment, myofascial release and dry needling, depending on your needs.
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 & Saturday 9am – 5pm **NB: As Courtney is studying Physio, her consult hours change, please check the calendar when booking below for up to date consult times**
To book a session with Courtney, head here
Clarity is a place where you’re always made to feel welcome! Courtney has such a calming nature, but at the same time is focused on helping you achieve your own individual health objectives
Totally amazing experience. You automatically feel relaxed walking into the space and then comes the massage… And oh my goodness! Thank you Courtney from Clarity.
I had my first experience at Clarity recently and it was amazing from start to finish. The online booking service was great and so easy. The location, room and atmosphere overall was exceptional and extremely relaxing and calming. I got a massage from Courtney and it wad insane, she did an amazing job and offered some awesome advice - she really knows her stuff.
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: deep tissue, trigger point and relaxation massage.
NOTE: As of Friday February 23rd 2018, Tanya will no longer be consulting at Clarity. Please choose from one of our other wonderful team of therapists, or contact our admin team on (08) 8239 0575 to arrange alternative arrangements for appointments after this date.
Hi there, Tanya was absolutely AMAZING! It was hands down one of the best massages I’ve had and the tea was so delicious that I went and bought some from Coles I will definitely be back! Thank you.
Thank you Tanya for an amazing massage this afternoon – what a way to start a weekend! Feeling wonderfully relaxed.
Hi Team Clarity, Felt fantastic and I can’t wait for another treatment with Tanya next week! Thanks again
I have been so incredibly impressed by the team at Clarity. Everything about this place is excellent – from the easy to use online booking system through to the beautiful personalities of all the staff. I booked a massage with Tanya, who is lovely, warm, friendly and gave me one of the best massages EVER! I left feeling amazing – albeit kinda disorientated (but that’s what you get!) but ever since, I have felt so great! The new location / rooms are excellent, clean, tidy and allow for a great atmosphere to relax in. I’ve booked in my next appointment and goodness me I am already looking forward to it so very very much!
Amazing first massage from Tanya and beautiful welcome from Sarah. Loved everything about the experience… serene, relaxing and professional. The rooms are stunning and I think I might need to purchase one of those gorgeous aromatherapy candles next time. Thank you Tanya and Sarah. I will certainly recommend any of my clients to your service. I look forward to a weekly massage.
Thanks Tanya for my fantastic massage today. I really needed it and came out feeling very relaxed and pampered. A beautiful place to go. I recommend it to anyone who wants to be pampered in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Can't wait for my next appointment. Massages aren't a luxury they are a must in our busy hectic lifestyles.
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 Kahuna, Myofascial Release, Relaxation, Somatics Movement and Cupping.
When: Bev practices: Tuesday 2pm – 7pm & Thursday 11am – 2pm.
OMG I have been to many different practitioners in my time, some of whom were truly amazing, but nothing close to Bev, she has the most amazing and intuitive hands. A perfect way to start my birthday in Remedial Massage Bliss and I feel fabulous.
Who: Julia is no newcomer to Clarity! As Sarah’s third ever client waaaay back in 2011, she has known Clarity for some time & is delighted to be part of the admin 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 – Thursday.
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 on Saturdays
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.
Loved my massage with Tanya. Have just booked hubby in to have his next week! Thanks so much for your warm welcome and great service
Very grateful to Tanya. Brilliant massage that truly made me feel revitalised and human again. I look forward to further sessions to help gain more flexibility and for maintenance. Thanks again Tanya.