Christian has been a working as a massage therapist since 2012. His focus began on mobile, corporate and event massage, where he felt he could bring nurture and pain relief in a relaxed and empathetic manner. In 2013, he began teaching at Sage Institute of Massage, beginning with Cert IV and eventually training remedial students. At the end of 2014, Christian spent 2 weeks in Kin Kin, learning Ka Huna massage at Mettes Institute, which has helped to transform his intuitive understanding of massage and fellow human beings.
He specialises in Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage, bringing an in-depth knowledge from his studies and teaching, balanced with an intuitive approach gained from an understanding of bio-mechanics through tennis coaching and Ka Huna Massage. His focus is working with a client, shifting muscle tension through deep manipulation and the removal of trigger points (“knots”). He also loves to provide destress of the mind, body and spirit that can come from a Ka Huna massage.
Jonathan has been practising as a remedial massage therapist for eight years. After massaging at several 5-star hotels in Queensland early on in his career, Jonathan moved back to his hometown of Richmond to open a mobile massage business. Touch Point Mobile Massage (www.tpmm.com.au) has been running successfully for seven years and Jonathan continues to do regular mobile treatments all over town.
Jonathan trained at the Australian College of Natural Medicine in 2003-2004, completing his one-year Certificate IV in Massage. In 2005-2006 he finished off his massage studies at Nambour CSIT on the Sunshine Coast, completing the Diploma of Remedial Massage.
He specialises in deep tissue massage, Hawaiian / Kahuna massage, trigger point therapy, MET (Muscle Energy Technique) and now dry needling techniques. His speciality is in applying firm therapeutic massage strokes, as well as releasing muscle adhesions in the body via trigger point techniques.
Ellen Ashby has been with the Touch Point team since 2012. She is a dedicated remedial therapist who is passionate about the health and wellbeing of all of her clients. She is interested in holistic health and is skilled in identifying and treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions through a range of techniques.
Ellen is skilled in massage modalities such as Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Cupping, NMT, MET and Deep Tissue / Sports Massage. She completed her studies at the Endeavour College of Natural Health and has honed her skills to be one of Touch Point’s most gifted and competent therapists.
Owen has been working as a remedial massage therapist since 2006, dealing with deep muscular pain, sports injuries and work / home-related stress and tension. Owen started working in corporate massage and soon developed and interest in remedial and sports.
Owen specialises in Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage, with a focus on sports, maintenance and performance. Treatments are firm, deep and effective in bringing the body back to full functionality. He is truly passionate and dedicated to helping people stay healthy and maintain a good level of fitness. Owen takes pride in giving direct, 100% hands on treatment.
Bonnie Buckner, a former U.S. Air Force Veteran, felt a calling towards therapeutic massage during her enlistment. She found herself doing bodywork on fellow enlisted troops who were suffering severe physical and mental anguish. Upon leaving the Force, studying massage was a natural route. Having been a remedial massage therapist for five years, Bonnie believes her gentle and empathetic approach to her client’s needs brings her the most fulfilment.
During her stay in Australia, she will be splitting time between Touch Point’s Geelong and Richmond clinics. Bonnie specializes in sports, deep tissue, neuromuscular techniques, TMJ disorder, prenatal, craniosacral and reflexology modalities.