Our Team



Annie established The Healing Cottage in 2004, and loves finding out what people’s true needs are, so they can have the best level of healing and the best experience for them.

She is warm, helping, caring and funny.

She has nearly 20 years experience as a massage therapist, but has branched out into many other areas of metaphysical healing, including becoming a Reiki Master Teacher who facilitates Reiki 1, 2 & Masters workshops which are run from the Cottage, and she is happy to do one on one or couples workshops for a more personalized experience.

She is also a RAW (Rekindled Ancient Wisdom) practitioner. RAW is a form of energetic healing that uses kinesiology (both written and spoken) to work through many levels of blocked energy, from past life, inner child, parent gene, ego, physical body, etc.

Call and have a chat with her today about the unique qualities and skills that the Cottage’s therapists have, to help in choosing the modality for YOUR highest good.

Annie is facilitating Reiki 1, Reiki 2 & Reiki Masters Attunement workshops - check our Workshops page for details.

She is available Monday/Tuesday & Thursday to Saturday.


  • Diploma of Remedial Massage - 1999
  • Advanced Remedial Massage - 2002
  • Anatomy and Physiology Practical - 2003
  • Myofascial Release Cert 1,2,3,4, 2002-2003
  • Cert. of Aromatherapy - 2000
  • Cert. of Mothercare Massage - 2003
  • Cert. in Hot Stone Massage - 2004
  • Cert. Holistic Counselling - 2002
  • Rekindled Ancient Wisdom Kinesiology Cert 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.- 2004 -2012
  • Reiki Master. International House of Reiki. – 2003
  • Seichim 1 & 2 – 2001
  • Cert. of Kahuna 2013



We are proud to give Beth, the nature-loving sporty Ninja, a warm welcome to the team here at The Healing Cottage!

Beth has a strong sporting background in both body-building, swimming and soccer, and is passionate about healing injuries through massage and exercise.

She has very strong holistic beliefs, and has an extra-ordinary ability to manifest everything she needs in a crazy-quick turnaround!

Beth is available for relaxation and sports massage four days a week at The Healing Cottage – Monday & Tuesday, and Friday & Saturday.



Marc is a complete breath of fresh air and energy!

Over the last 15 years, Marc has treated many people for physical ailments such as injuries, aches and pains, digestive complaints and hormonal imbalance, but his true passion lies in the emotional and energetic connection to imbalance and disease in the body.

He feels that the role of the Healer is not necessarily to heal people, but to decipher what the physical or emotional signs are trying to tell the individual, and to remind the body how to heal itself.

Looking at the bigger picture using the Ancient Eastern approach of Acupuncture and Bioenergetic Healing in combination with the Western principles of Naturopathy and Holistic Counselling, flow can be achieved, with blockages simply revealing themselves as doors to be unlocked.

Ultimately, Marc feels honoured to be involved with people's transformation, and to provide individuals with greater direction and freedom in their lives!

Marc is currently available on Fridays.


  • Bachelor of Health Science, Acupuncture
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Masters, NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming)



Carley is The Healing Cottage's newest team member, and comes to us with a rich background specializing in massage for lymphatic drainage, disabilities, infants and pregnancy, and is a qualified Aromatherapist.

Carley has 18 years clinical experience in the massage industry, where she has worked with people suffering severe conditions, including spinal injury and stroke.

She is currently available Mondays and Thursdays.


  • Dip. Remedial Massage
  • Dip. Aromatherapy
  • Cert. Infant Massage Instructor
  • Cert. Mothercare Massage



Fiona is eloquence personified! She is a highly intuitive and healing massage therapist who is also a Yoga Master Teacher and Reiki Master Teacher.

Fiona works intuitively with Source to tap into and remove blockages from unreleased emotional pain.

She is able to find blocked energy within the aura and physical body using breath and sound to vibrationally release stagnant energy.

She is a great listener and offers heartfelt holistic inspiration and direction.

Fiona is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


  • Intuitive Massage Therapist
  • Reiki Master
  • Yoga Teacher



Sue is an Earth Angel, she is very supportive and loving and has been with the Cottage for many years as our resident Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regression practitioner and Reiki Master.

Hypnotherapy is a treatment that uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness. The hypnotic state allows people to be more open to positive suggestion in order to help overcome phobias, addictions, anxiety, painful memories, sleep disorders, grief, and self-limiting behaviours.

Sue is an emotional healer and counselor who can balance the whole being for healing and growth in your highest good.

Sue is available any time by appointment.


  • Diploma In clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma of Hypnotherapy (incl. Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Cert. Advanced Regression & Past Life Therapies



If you are experiencing blockages within your life, be they mental, emotional or physical, Kel possesses qualifications across a range of modalities to help you navigate a brighter future.

Kel is our resident Soul Coach & Yoga Coach. She has a Masters degree in Transpersonal (body, mind & spirit) Psychology, and is
the Director of The Awaken In Yoga Teacher Training School offering 200 Hour reg. Yoga teacher training & Yoga classes by appointment.

She holds Yoga classes here on Tuesdays from 12.30 - 1.30 and 6.15 - 7.30, and Thursday evenings 6.15 - 7.25. These classes are small and very personalized, so bookings are essential. Individual Yoga Programs also available.

Monthly on Mondays she facilitates Chat & Chai, in which everyone is encouraged to come along and share their stories in sacred space and conversation, in order to see their story from a different perspective that can help release attachment to old thought and emotional patterns. Her Chai is also SECOND TO NONE, and comes in both dairy and soy options. Check our Workshops page for dates.

Kel is available on Tuesdays, or by appointment.

For more info, visit her website www.awakenin.com.au or call us at the Cottage on 07 5500 4299.


  • Masters degree in Energy, Body, Mind (transpersonal) Psychology
  • Registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Yoga School Director
  • Certified Yoga Teacher restorative, yin, power/flow, childrens
  • Yoga Alliance Reg Yoga Teacher 500 hr.
  • Yoga Australia Level 2 Teacher
  • Certified IV Training & Assessment



Brent is the humble and gentle Buddhist of the Cottage.

He is a Reiki-attuned Tai Chi Master who specializes in Myotherapy massage.

Myotherapy is a form of massage that realigns an out of balance body through deep tissue and ligament massage, dry needling and stretching.
He can re-direct energy blockages in the body through breath, massage and stretch.

Brent is available Friday evenings.


  • Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Diploma in Myotherapy
  • Thai Chi Master
  • Reiki 2 Practitioner



Rodrigo comes with the most extensive experience - he was a Physiotherapist (Qualified in 2008) and Osteopath (Post Grad. 2012) in Brazil, before coming to Australia and starting a new life, including having to re-do his qualifications from scratch!

He has lived and worked as a Massage Therapist in Australia for the last 3 years in Chiropractic and Wellness Centers, and comes from a background with deep clinical knowledge, while at the same time offering a very gentle approach.

He will treat your acute and stubborn conditions by using various techniques and approaches to provide the optimum treatment!

He is currently available Wednesdays.


  • Dip. Remedial Massage