Our Team

We are very proud of our award winning #clarityfamily! Simply click on the (gorgeous!) faces below to find out more about our team members:

Management

Sarah Watson Managing Director Clarity Wellness North Adelaide

Sarah Watson

Managing Director *ON MATERNITY LEAVE*
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Joanne Horgan

Centre Manager

Administration

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Julia Potter

Receptionist
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Josephine Virgara

Receptionist

Remedial Massage

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Heather Dunlop

Remedial Massage Therapist
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Claudia Krause

Remedial Massage Therapist
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Melanie Smith

REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
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Katie Kinniburgh

Remedial Massage Therapist *ON MATERNITY LEAVE*
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Elicia Prophet

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Other Services

Acupuncture

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Carolin Power

Power Acupuncture

Naturopathy

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Tori Bowes

Tori Bowes Naturopathy

Clarity Classes

Pilates & Yoga

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Julia Potter

CoreFlow Instructor

Yoga

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Kelly Mittal

Yoga Instructor

Yoga

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Amnys Darbyshire

Yoga Instructor

Exercise Physiology

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Erin Parish

EP Exercise Physiology

Yoga

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Kirsten Alderson

Yoga Instructor

Sarah Watson

Managing Director

*ON MATERNITY LEAVE (of sorts ?) FROM MAY 2020*

Who: Clarity’s proud Mamma-Bear (and now proud Mamma of real-live human, Hugo!)

Why: Sarah established Clarity in 2013 with a dream to build a unique multi-disciplinary centre of highly skilled, motivated and positive practitioners operating in a professional, warm and supportive space, with a view to provide authentic and effective care to a broad range of clients. Since then, the Clarity Family has grown to a large team of brilliant practitioners, teachers and admin staff!

How: Herself a very experienced Remedial Therapist, Sarah passionately treats a small number of regular clients, but as the demands of a growing team and business continue to expand, she is honing her focus towards the development of Clarity Wellness, and educating SA practitioners through Clarity Courses & Workshops.

Outside of the wonderful world of Clarity, 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!)

When: Sarah is flat out with her existing clients and managing the growing 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:

Our Clients Say

Heather Dunlop

Remedial Massage Therapist

Who: Hello, my name is Heather, I am one the newest members of the Clarity Team. I was very lucky to have found my niche in remedial massage therapy at a young age.  I studied my Diploma at the Australian Institute of Fitness here in Adelaide alongside some very talented inspiring therapists. I like to spend my free time with those I love most; my close friends and family. My favourite thing to do is go for a never-ending run along the beach with my music in, thinking about everything (and sometimes nothing at all!) and just enjoying the company of my own self.

Why: This passion strings from my ongoing interest in the importance between an individual’s physical capabilities in relation to their body, and their state of mind. I experienced the wonders of a little self maintenance and it inspired my to learn more about the musculoskeletal system so I could educate others and give them tools and resources so they can thrive all the time!

What:

  • Lower back pain (assisting in glute activation)
  • Hip and joint discomfort
  • Neck and shoulder aches + pains
  • Helping with recovery of muscle strains + regaining full range of movement

 

How:

  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Assisted stretching (PNF)
  • Sports recovery massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Strength and stretching exercises
  • Pregnancy massage

 

My massage technique is catered to your specific needs, but in general I like to give a firm flowing massage targeting these specific areas and assisting muscles causing any pain or discomfort in the best way I know how… massage!

To book a Massage with Heather, head here.

Melanie Smith

Remedial Massage Therapist

Who…

Hello, I am Melanie!
I have been in the massage and beauty industry for 15 years.
I love animals, gardening and cooking. I have an interest in cars. I love good food and reading anything related to the health and wellness industry. I have a partner Matt, of 10 years.

 

Why do I massage…

My passion for massage is strong! I understand the limitation that injury, tension, tightness and pain can cause. What I love most about massage is the wide range of benefits from relaxation, reducing headaches, assisting with muscle tightness and recovery.
“I believe rest, relaxation and recovery is vital”

 

What I love to treat…

Neck pain, shoulder tension, tight legs, hips and sore feet
……oh scalp massages are my favourite!

 

How I do it + what to expect…

My treatments are calming & nurturing with a medium pressure.

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • Trigger point
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Relaxing Facials

 

To book a Massage with Melanie, head here.

Joanne Horgan

Centre Manager & Remedial Massage Therapist

Who : Jo is Clarity’s centre co-ordinator and a remedial massage therapist that believes strongly in the healing power of touch. With a focus on health Jo is a lover of life, anatomy, 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 flow 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.

Click here to book a sesh with Jo

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Katie Kinniburgh

Remedial Massage Therapist

Katie Kinniburgh *ON MATERNITY LEAVE*

Remedial Massage Therapist

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.

To book a session with Katie click here

Our Clients Say

Claudia Krause

Remedial Massage Therapist

Who I am…

Hello, I am Claudia and I am brand new to the Clarity team!
I love anything to do with crystals, plants, op shopping and expanding my knowledge in
any way possible of the great mysteries of life.
Being barefoot in nature is definitely my happy place, the beach or the forest is where I love
to be in my spare time just being still.

 

Why I do massage…

I am very passionate about feeling comfortable in your body. As much as we are all
different, we are also the same with the same basic need to be cared for and to be
nurtured, to feel energised and to feel comfortable and pain free to get on with the day and
kick butt!

 

What I love to treat…

  • Low back pain
  • Upper back and neck tension
  • Stress and Anxiety relief
  • Sore and tired legs and feet

 

How I do it and what to expect…

  • Deep Tissue massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Assisted Stretching and joint loosening
  • I like to massage with a firm and calming pressure to the muscles to help release and relax
    tension, I tailor to each individual client

 

We are absolutely thrilled to have Claudia as part of the Clarity team & cannot wait for you to experience her warm, firm & nurturing touch! As a “Welcome to Clarity!” special for new & existing clients we are offering discounted sessions with Claudia: 60 minute $90* | 90 minute $135* *not claimable on Private Health. Head here to book!

Elicia Prophet

Massage Therapist

Who I am…

Hey! I’m Elicia, a shiny new massage therapist here at Clarity!
I have a strong love for summery beach days! I live in the Adelaide hills with my dog, cat and chickens and my partner Mike. I love playing with home design, dancing and growing food. In my slower moments you will find me in front of the fire listening to a health related book or podcast.

 

Why do I massage…

I have always been interested in alternative treatments, from a young age I saw how my parents used different techniques to help or heal different ailments. Myself, I have found amazing relief of migraine and headaches by using massage, stretching techniques, acupuncture and kinesiology. This encouraged me to be more conscious of my body and to pass on the knowledge! This is what lit the fire inside me, to help others who may be suffering with pain or stress related issues. I also have a strong interest in energy and the affects thoughts and emotions can have on the body.

 

What I love to treat…

  • Head and neck (headaches + TMJ pain)
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Legs and feet
  • Stress and anxiety

 

How I do it and what to expect…

My treatments will have a nurturing touch, light to medium pressure adjusted to suit each client. Consciously, I will treat muscles that may need relief by using:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Trigger point
  • Deep tissue
  • Stretching and joint loosening

Julia Potter

Receptionist

Who: As Sarah’s third ever client waaaay back in 2011, Julia has known Clarity for some time & is delighted to now be part of the admin team. Friendly & knowledgeable, with a genuine desire to help others, she provides support to both clients & Clarity practitioners.

How: Julia can help you with your appointment enquiries, give you tips on how to use your foam roller & recommend cool jams to add to your post-massage playlist. She is also a Polestar certified Pilates matwork instructor & wholeheartedly believes in the transformative power of movement.

Josephine Virgara

Receptionist

Who: Josephine is an intelligent, warm and engaging young woman who has an interest in law, women’s health, community events and gaming!

How: Josephine will help you with your appointment enquires, pour an amazing cuppa and assist with any client queries. She is on the desk on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Carolin Power - Power Acupuncture

Acupuncturist

Carolin graduated from Murdoch University in 1999 as a veterinary surgeon. She worked the next 12 years in general practice and specialist veterinary hospitals throughout Australia and the United Kingdom. During that time she observed extremely positive results when a more holistic approach was used to treat patients.  Being drawn to complementary medicine she completed her postgraduate veterinary acupuncture program and started a mobile veterinary acupuncture practice in 2013. In 2014 she also started teaching veterinary acupuncture in Australia and in China through the Chi Institute, a world leader of certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine courses.

As a result of having many owners ask if she treated people, after seeing the positive outcomes acupuncture had on their pets, she decided to undertake the 4 year Bachelor degree to become a qualified human acupuncturist, which she completed in 2017.

She is currently working at Clarity Wellness Center treating people, as well as continuing her veterinary acupuncture practice.

Carolin’s special interests include gastrointestinal diseases, allergies, endocrine disorders, autoimmune disorders and how emotional disorders can manifest as physical disease.

To book in with Carolin, click here.

Erin Parish - Erin Parish Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiologist

Erin is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (Bachelor of Applied Science: Human Movement & Health Studies).

Erin is very passionate about movement, exercise and positive lifestyle habits – because we are in the drivers seat of our lives and therefore we are in control of creating positive, healthful change.

However… Erin firmly believe that you shouldn’t have to go it alone, feel that you’re having a constant battle or that it is out of your reach entirely. This is why Erin loves what she does – Erin is here to be that support, to be your educator and cheerleader in reaching your health, movement, fitness and ultimate lifestyle goals.

To book in to see Erin click here

Kelly Mittal

Yoga Teacher

Kelly is a Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, specialising in Pre & Post Natal Yoga.

She brings lightness, focus, accessibility & philosophy to the mat & is dedicated to offering students the tools of transformation through the magic & power of Yoga.

She is a warrior for self-acceptance & honesty & is especially passionate about empowering mums & mums-to-be on their sacred journey

Specialisations: Prenatal Yoga & Mums & Bubs Yoga

To book a class with Kelly, head HERE

Amnys Darbyshire

Yoga Teacher

Amnys has been teaching since 2013, having studied under many amazing teachers
from various traditions and styles.  She draws upon this knowledge to bring a depth
of insight and inspiration to each of her classes.

The benefits of Yoga intertwine with all aspects of life. It is through the practice of the various limbs of yoga that we can cultivate a steady mind.  Amnys invites students to take their yoga practice from the mat and into their daily lives.

As well as being a yogi, Amnys has over 15 years’ experience as a massage therapist – now specialising in women’s health, Womb & Fertility massage. Through her teaching and hands on work, it is her intention to encourage and inspire women to live fully, bring joy to their hearts and help make positive change in the world.

Julia Potter

Pilates & Yoga Teacher

Julia is a Polestar Pilates Matwork & Vinyasa Yoga instructor who loves to move. Originally taking classes to alleviate general aches + pains, she found movement to be much more that what happens on the mat:

 

”Pilates & Yoga help build strong, supple & resilient bodies. The two approaches support & complement each other wonderfully &, through regular practice, students are able to gain greater ease, freedom & joy in movement, both inside the classroom & in their daily activities.”

 

Julia teaches Core Flow (Vinyasa Yoga & Pilates fusion) on Tuesdays at 8.00am & Saturdays at 8.00am.

Kirsten Alderson

Yoga Teacher
Having worked in the not for profit sector for many years, Kirsten lives and breathes community and connection.
She is a 350hr RYT who specialises in restorative yoga practices. Kirsten brings the perfect balance of stillness and sunshine to every practice she teaches. Every student is respected as an individual and is felt supported throughout their practice.
Specialisations: Fertility, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga | Baby, Kids and Teens Yoga | Classroom and Corporate Yoga | Hospital, Chair and Senior Yoga.
Kirsten teaches Prenatal Yoga on Tuesdays at 6.30pm.

Tori Bowes

Naturopath

Tori is a degree qualified Naturopath (BHs Naturopathy) and specialises in fertility, women’s health, hormones and digestive complaints.  She is passionate about wholefoods and encouraging others to use food as medicine. Tori has a passion for supporting and empowering women through their life cycle and has developed a unique approach that optimises and balances hormones naturally. Tori loves encouraging personal empowerment through changing diet and lifestyle to improve happiness, quality of life and personal satisfaction.

 

When Tori is away from the clinic you can find her walking along the ocean, riding her bike, strolling through the produce markets, or in the kitchen creating something delicious to share.

 

Tori’s area of interest includes:

  • Natural fertility: preconception care, IVF support, pregnancy and postnatal care
  • Menstrual cycle: regular, pain free periods without PMS (yes, it’s possible!) 
  • Hormone health: thyroid, adrenal and metabolic health
  • Digestive health: IBS, SIBO, allergies, bloating 
  • Weight management and general wellbeing

 

Tori is compassionate and supportive, guiding each individual to find the path to healing that is right for them. Her approach allows you to take responsibility and feel empowered to take control of your own health and make simple and enjoyable lifestyle and dietary changes. Pathology and diagnostic testing is used to provide effective evidence based treatments using medicinal herbs, supplements and meditations.

 

Tori’s intention is to offer you new perspective and insights into living in a more balanced, healthy and vibrant way. Her wish is to help restore your vitality and energy, allowing you to live and experience your best life. 

 

To book a session with Tori, head here.

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