our team

Haikoo Massage & Float specialises in Remedial Massage, Osteopathy and Floatation Therapy.  All of our therapists are minimum Diploma or University educated and trained in various modalities. Health Fund rebates for Massage and Osteopathy are available through HICAPS.  This busy 4 room clinic is situated in the vibrant hub of Charing Cross just a 10 minute walk from Bondi Junction.

massage therapists

Aria - Massage Therapist

Aria (Thu, Fri, Sat)

Diploma of Remedial Massage
Health Fund Status – Registered with all Health Funds

Aria comes to us originally from Korea where her love of Latin Dance led to her competing and doing a Bachelor in Sport and Dance. She also did Beauty and Massage in both Korea and in the 5 years she has been in Australia. She saw the benefits of massage on her clients and decided to do further study.

In her spare time she loves spoiling her cat and working out at the local gym!

Carl - Massage Therapist

Carl 

Diploma of Remedial Massage / Certificate of Yoga
Health Fund Status – Registered with all Health Funds

Carl started his bodywork journey 18 years ago. His experiences include going to China to study Tui Na the Traditional Chinese bodywork, Meridian theory study and working with an osteopath to this day. Carl also is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher and in his spare time he loves to play Capoeira the Brazilian Martial Arts. Carl’s diverse experience in movement allows him to easily read his client’s holding patterns. His diverse range of techniques enables him to find the best solutions to treat a wide range of conditions.

Jaak - Massage Therapist

Jaak (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Diploma of Remedial Massage
Health Fund Status – Registered with all Health Funds

Jaak was involved in martial arts as a young boy in Estonia. Then he went on to working in the circus and teaching kids different acts like juggling, uni-cycling and performing. He found his way to cheerleading and was a member of the number one team in Europe. A ruptured Achilles tendon forced him to take a break and during his recovery he was drawn to massage therapy.

He came to Australia to further his studies in advanced techniques. In his spare time you can find Jaak keeping fit with calisthenics, acroyoga and slack-lining.

Jacqueline - Massage Therapist

Jacqueline (Tue, Wed, Sun)

Diploma of Remedial Massage / Bachelor of Nursing / Neurokinetic Therapy 3 / STRAIT Method (Scar Tissue Release)  / SFMA 1

Health Fund Status – Registered with all Health Funds

Jacqueline grew up in Canada and started long distance running at a young age. As a result of her constant training and tennis playing, she frequently had injuries which brought her to see different soft tissue therapists where her interest in bodywork started. She also has a background in Nursing and worked at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies supervising Massage students in the clinic. Her 19 years of experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist led her to open Haikoo Massage. She does Neurokinetic Therapy treatments which combines movement assessment, motor control theory and manual muscle testing. NKT identifies the cause of pain and dysfunctional movement patterns and works to reprogram these dysfunctions. To check her availability, please call the clinic on 8068 1809.

Neuda (Mon, Tue, Sun)

Diploma of Remedial Massage
Health Fund Status – No Health Funds

Neuda completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2002. She worked as a full time massage therapist for 5 years until she decided to take a break to look after her two sons. During this time she helped run her husband’s business and became a makeup artist. Neuda missed the satisfaction of helping her clients recover from injuries and pain so now she is back at massage school to further develop her skills and get registration with all health funds.

Originally from Brazil, she loves cooking authentic Brazilian food and enjoys the challenge of making meals nutritious and keeping the whole family healthy.

Raquel

Raquel (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Diploma of Remedial Massage / Physical Education (Brazil) / Yoga Certificate
Health Funds – with Bupa, Med Priv, HCF, GU, NIB, AHM, AU, CBHS and Teachers only

Raquel is an experienced and intuitive massage therapist with more than 2 decades in the industry. She has worked alongside chiropractors, osteopaths and sports physiotherapists where she learned valuable techniques to improve the functionality of the body. She specializes in deep tissue and remedial massage to release muscular tension, relieve pain and correct body imbalances. Her special interest is in treating sports and work related injuries.

She regularly continues to increase her skills and knowledge.  She’s gained extra qualifications in myotherapy, touch for health, pregnancy, aromatherapy and reflexology.  In her spare time you can find Raquel at the gym or practicing her yoga.

Rob - Massage Therapist

Rob (Tue)

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Health Fund Status – Registered with all Health Funds

Rob has 10 years experience working as a massage therapist.  He’s worked alongside several renowned Osteopaths and continues with David Vivian Jones in Double Bay.  Rob studied Remedial Massage at Randwick TAFE and also studied Anatomy at UNSW to deepen his knowledge.  He’s caring and has a firm and therapeutic touch.  Rob is good at finding your problematic tension spots and releasing them.   In his free time he loves body surfing and is a self proclaimed “botany nerd”.

Tomomi - Massage Therapist

Tomomi (Fri)

Diploma of Remedial Massage  /  Reiki Level III Master Course / Myofascial Release Therapy
Health Fund Status – Registered with all Health Funds

Tomomi is originally from Japan and has a beautiful calm and caring energy.  She loves building structured treatment plans that will suit her clients need and help them to improve their physical conditions.  Tomomi specializes in postural correction and jaw work which can benefit people that grind their teeth, temporal headaches and post dental work.

Valentina - Massage Therapist

Valentina

Certificate IV Massage / Physiotherapy (Chile)
Health Fund Status – No Health Funds

Valentina comes to us from Chile.  When she was younger, she competed in gymnastics and loved playing soccer.  She did her Physiotherapy degree there, then did some traveling and loved it in Australia so much she wanted to stay! She is currently working towards getting her qualifications recognized here.

Her massage style is remedial and firm. She finds shoulders particularly interesting and would like to specialise in them.

In her spare time she likes to cook healthy vegan meals and has just completed a Nutrition Diploma. She also loves training outdoors and cycling.

osteopath

Felicity - Osteopath

Felicity (Tue, Thu, Sat)

Masters in Osteopathy  /  Diploma of Remedial Massage
Health Fund Status – Registered with all Health Funds

Felicity has been practicing as an Osteopath for over 10 years.  Her treatments consist of manipulations, soft tissue stretching, dry needling and taping to restore the body’s balance.  She’s very hands on as she practiced as a massage therapist for 7 years before she started her Masters in Osteopathy.  She also tutored and supervised in the Osteopathic Student Clinic at the University of Western Sydney.  She seeks to prevent and treat disorders such as back and neck pain, headaches, joint pain, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries (RSI), vertigo, sciatica, sports injuries and tendonitis.  She also treats pelvic floor dysfunctions.  She strongly believes in aftercare and referrals to other practitioners when necessary.

educator

Steve - Educator

Steve

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Stephen studied Remedial Massage 16 years ago. He was asked to teach at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT) where he  taught all Clinical subjects including: remedial massage, musculoskeletal assessment, trigger points, massage assessment and referrals, myofascial release and sports massage. He taught at the college for 13 years and also ran the student clinic.

Stephen now does workshops and private tutorials for various clinics. He loves to teach with a strong emphasis on anatomy and combines his knowledge of myofascial release, trigger points, active tissue release and specific treatment plans. Every year he participates in the week long cycling Chain Reaction Challenge and in his spare time he enjoys the outdoors with his family in the national parks.

receptionists

Vanessa - Receptionist

Vanessa

Bachelor degree in English/Spanish translation – Chile

Vanessa came to Australia on a holiday and loved it so much she wanted to come back and study! She used to work for Royal Caribbean International and is now studying Travel and Tourism Management. She loves to travel and meet people from around the world. A healthy lifestyle is important to her; she loves swimming, going to the gym and enjoys making healthy dishes!

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