So here is my first ever blog…. Eek fingers crossed I can keep you guys interested 😊
I thought my first one should give you all a look at who I am, I know some of you who have been in for a massage have slowly gotten to know me but for those who haven’t and those of you who are just finding me, I’m Sarah, a remedial therapist since 2006 and the very proud owner of Oriana Wellness based in Ballarat, Victoria Australia.
I have two young children who keep me very busy & often distracted from all the work that goes on behind the scenes to run this business, but thankfully I have a great family who help me keep it all going.
When I was younger I was very active and like most people who are very active I had some pains at times which saw me going to a physiotherapist and the a podiatrist to get orthotics. This and going to chiropractic appointments with my mother opened my eyes to a career choice that I have never looked back from, although there have been detours! When it came time to do work experience there was no doubt about it I was going to do it at the physio I went to and again it solidified where I wanted to go.
Now I love education, when it’s the right topic, but it is not something I was ever really any good at, so I started looking further knowing full well I would not get a VCE score high enough to enter these courses directly. So I enrolled in BHSc Musculoskeletal Therapy, now how knows what that actually is? I gained my certificate in massage and diploma in remedial massage along the way and commenced work in a day spa in the Yarra Valley. I fell head over heals in love with my work and decided my diploma was enough for now.
This is where my detour started, I stated working with and for some incredible women, many of my clients were women and then I got pregnant and met many more incredible women. Hearing so many stories, about women’s health, pregnancy and postpartum and found my calling. Now I’m still working towards this and I probably always will be but it is a passion to assist women through these challenging times, improving mood, pain levels, knowledge and self-care.
My second major detour came when I discovered Visceral Manipulation (abdominal massage, I’ll do a more detailed post another day on this, the benefits are amazing!) and I thought wow this is great and it is lacking, both in our knowledge as the general population and as therapists! So again my journey with this is only just beginning but this is an exciting venture for both myself and my clients.
So that’s my career in a nutshell but who am I? well I think you have worked out my family and my career/business are my biggest loves, but I love travel, my husband and I were planning on backpacking the world after having some trouble conceiving our first child and were actually in the process of selling all of our belongings, including our house, when we found out we were pregnant! Together we have been to Vanuatu, Thailand, Bali, Hawaii, Canada, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and we are heading to Vietnam in just over a month, along with a fair amount of Australia of course! I live animals and have many at home and I’m sure will add more! I like, I guess, the less mainstream sports like Volleyball, hockey and running although I’m not doing any of these at the moment.
So if you have stayed with me till the end thank you, I hope this has given you an insight into me and why I love what I do. If you have any questions put up a comment and I’ll do my best to answer and of course if you would like to book a massage I’d love to hear from you.