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 holds an Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage and is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy) at Endeavour college, Melbourne campus.
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 settings. 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 can enjoy a better quality of life.
Charlotte is a qualified 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 during treatment and throughout recovery.
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.
Our mission statement is about leading by example and when it comes to good health, Charlotte believes in regular exercise, sleep and good nutrition.
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. You'll find Weronika at our Mont Albert clinic.
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 offering Oncology Massage as an ongoing service to hospital patients. Geraldine provides Oncology and Remedial massage services to our nursing home residents 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’.
Away from work Geraldine is a keen walker with her dog Hugo doing a minimum of 5 kilometres a day. She also loves food!
Maggie’s techniques include myofascial dry needling, myofascial release, joint mobilisation and myofascial cupping which she will use and tailor according to your own unique health condition. She has a special interest in relieving headache and neck pain especially due to her own personal experience of neck issues as a young child. Maggie is a big believer in body awareness and realises the best person who knows your pain is you.
Maggie puts great importance on looking after herself, so she can look after others like YOU this includes regular weightlifting/ cardio and yoga.If you are looking for a therapist that utilises her training to the full with motivation and enthusiasm to help you feel better, then Maggie is a great choice. You can see Maggie at our Mont Albert Clinic!
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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.