City Haven Massage Therapy is operated by Charlotte Bosson - a fully qualified Myotherapist and Remedial Massage Therapist.
Charlotte Bosson is an Advanced member of the Massage & Myotherapy Australia Association and holds comprehensive AON insurance. All employees and contractors employed by City Haven Massage are members of the Massage & Myotherapy Australia Association or similar organisations and abide by the moral ethics and codes of their association, are fully qualified, insured and possess a Senior First Aid Certificate. At City Haven Massage Therapy we provide complementary treatments and work with your GP, Physio or other health professional in an integrated way.
Myotherapist & Oncology Massage Therapist
Charlotte is a qualified Myotherapist and Remedial Massage Therapist. She began her studies in 2003 and attained the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy in 2004, the Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2006 and the Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy) in 2014 from the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy.
Charlotte has a special interest in Myotherapy and remedial massage working with clients on an ongoing basis to counteract specific soft tissue problems related to poor posture, pain, stiffness, injury recovery and stress. Her Myotherapy qualifications allow her to provide you with great post treatment advice including comprehensive exercises to help you feel better and get back to the activities you love to do.
Charlotte’s remedial work also incorporates pregnancy massage for both antenatal and postnatal patients. Her experience includes working in the hospital environment with both high-risk patients and with women soon after childbirth, as well as providing pregnancy related services through her clinic.
Charlotte also works with many elderly clients both in nursing home and private home visits. She is a firm believer that people can reduce pain and improve posture no matter what their age. She finds great reward in helping her elderly clients strengthen their bodies so they are able to enjoy a better quality of life.
Recently Charlotte qualified as an Oncology Massage Therapist and offers treatments to people living with and recovering from cancer. Cancer can take a toll on your body and Charlotte has been trained to provide safe massage techniques to support your body and help you feel better.
Charlotte is available at both the Mont Albert and Parkville clinics. She is also available for private home visits on request and subject to availability.
In 2016 Charlotte has begun to study a Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy) at Endeavour College. She is very keen to keep up to date with her skills and practice so that she can offer the very best treatments to her customers and lead her team with confidence.
Charlotte believes in regular exercise to stay healthy and regularly swims and cycles.
Weronika (pronounced 'Veronica') gained her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy from the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy. She combines various techniques such as Trigger Point therapy, myofascial dry needling, myofascial release, exercise prescriptions and joint mobilisation to reduce your pain and improve your movement. Weronika aims to restore a balance of mobility, strength and stability to your body. She believes that working with you is the best way to get you out of pain and back to what you love to do.
Outside the treatment room, Weronika is committed to her own health and keeping up her own fitness regime. She enjoys Yoga, Pilates, Spinning and being an active Mum. She's orginally from Sweden and loves life in Melbourne.
Remedial Massage Therapist (Oncology and Palliative Care Specialist)
On achieving the Diploma of Health Science Massage in 2003 from Victoria University, Geraldine combined massage work with a full time career in Community Development. From 2012/14 when completing Modules 1 – 4 in Oncology Massage she moved to full time massage and concentrated on establishing a home clinic offering Remedial Massage and specialising in Oncology and Palliative Care Massage.
Currently she is an Oncology Massage Therapist at Sunshine Hospital, Wellcare Program and Palliative Care Ward for Western Health. This 6-month Pilot Research Project is running with a view to offering Oncology Massage as an ongoing services to hospital patients. Geraldine is available at our Parkville clinic to provide Oncology and Remedial massage services and specialises in a more gentle treatment style.
As a specialist in Oncology/Palliative Care Geraldine cognisant of the importance and power of gentle touch and the key role massage can play in the healing process leading to finding ‘the new you’.
Outside of the Massage Clinic Geraldine is a keen walker with her dog Hugo doing a minimum of 5 kilometres a day. She also loves food!
She works at City Haven Massage Therapy's Mont Albert clinic and as a Myotherapist/Trainer for the Mill Park soccer club.
Maggie loves to help people feel better through her Myotherapy treatments to reduce pain and improve movement
Mobile Massage Therapist
Glenda Morris graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy in March 2009 with High Distinction (First Class Honours). She has a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy with specialised modules in Relaxation and Sports Massage. Glenda can provide Remedial, Sports & Relaxation Massages. She is a mature, caring and dedicated therapist. Glenda is a Mum to teenage children and is also a Registered Nurse with 25 years of nursing experience. Her nursing work includes orthopaedics/rehabilitation, midwifery training and palliative care. Glenda is one of our Mobile Therapists for home and corporate visits. She is skilled in pre and post natal pregnancy massage and also cares for our ill and elderly clients in a nursing home environment. Glenda’s treatments are eligible for health fund rebates. She is interested in increasing her skill base to include Lymphatic drainage.
Glenda is available for home visits during the day Monday to Wednesday but can do occasional evening work subject to availability.
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Mobile Massage Therapist
Mobile Massage Therapist
Ali Rankin is our specialised corporate massage therapist and is available to work with our City Haven Massage Therapy coporate clients. Our clients have literally been 'wowed' by Ali's amazing workplace massages.
Before re-training in massage in 2011 Ali used to be a counsellor, so has been involved in the art of healing for over 10 years in one way or another. Ali is trained in a number of massage modalities and can offer a variety of therapies which utilise both eastern and western treatment principles. These include Shiatsu, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue and Aromatherapy. She excels in all that she undertakes, having graduated with an Academic Excellence Award and Senior Scholar Award from the Bachelor of Social Practice, a Highest Academic Achievement Award from Certificate IV Massage and the Dux of the School Award from the Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies, which is the highest achievement for both academic attainment and clinical practice. She holds a Senior First Aid Certificate and is a member of the Australian Natural Therapists' Association, the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia the Australian National Register of Accredited Natural Therapists and The Complementary Medicine Practitioners Association Council.
Although Ali loves all forms of massage she has a passion for Shiatsu, which is based on the same principles as acupuncture and is often called 'acupuncture without needles'. It is kind of like massage, acupuncture and reiki all rolled into one. As well as working at a physical level on the muscles and soft tissue it also works on the energy or qi which flows through a network of meridians in the body, so it's a very holistic treatment that addresses imbalances on many different levels. Shiatsu lends itself very well to corporate massage, as it is always performed fully clothed, and Ali extended her work into the corporate massage industry around three years ago. She enjoys the challenge of bringing people relief from both mental stress and physical discomfort in a very limited amount of time and, despite being an obvious advocate for the many benefits of regular massage, she has been amazed at what an enormous difference just a fortnightly fifteen minute massage can make.
Ali’s other passions are food and travel. Since studying Shi Liao (food therapy), as part of her Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies, she has developed a great interest in the medicinal properties of every day foods and spices and truly believes that food is medicine.