Vanessa supports SRAA operations as Project Officer and Administration Assistant.
Vanessa has been working in Complimentary Health Care since 2006 as a Remedial Massage Therapist. She is the Owner and Principal Therapist of Purple Sister Massage, in Haywards Bay, NSW.
Mental health awareness, education and support have been a key focus throughout much of her professional life, including mentoring at-risk youth, providing unemployment counselling, personal development and health education for teenagers and university students. This has included engagement with clients regarding suicide an substance abuse intervention, and delivering massage therapy to clients diagnosed with mental health conditions including PTSD, as part of their mental health care plan. Vanessa joined SRAA in 2017, being first an foremost a practitioner and secondly advocating for Complimentary Health Care in facilitating person centred recovery. She is a keen advocate for incorporation of Remedial Massage Therapy in treatment and recovery planning for those experiencing a range of conditions, including those experiencing mental ill health.
- Massage Therapy
- Association of Massage Therapists (AMT Illawarra Branch Chairperson)