Kim Marsden B.Bus, Dip. RM
Ever since I was little I was fascinated by the idea that if you had some basic knowledge of healing plants, the medicinal properties of food and what your body required to stay in balance (healthy) you might not get sick or need a doctor. It was as an adult that I learnt 80% of illness is preventable, backing up what I'd always intuitively believed.
My whole life I have practised preventative ‘medicine’ for myself and my family using food, plants, physical and energetic self care principals drawn from self study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic and Western Medicine. Naturally my interest eventually led to me formal study of anatomy and physiology through my remedial massage and lymphoedema qualifications, bringing me finally to my soft tissue, lymphatic and lymphoedema work.
I love what I do, and love helping people realise that with some basic knowledge about how their body works and some simple self care principles and choices, they can minimise or eliminate drugs, reduce or prevent chronic illness disease and painful movement.
My training had a strong focus on anatomy and physiology, the assessment of soft tissue dysfunction, and the means to correct them using a variety of techniques. These give me the ability to confidently get to the source of a problem, treat the muscular imbalances and prescribe corrective exercises to strengthen or stretch the problem muscles for ongoing relief.
I've also undertaken further lymphatic studies in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Decongestive Lymphoedema Therapy (DLT). I'm a qualified lymphoedema therapist and I'm registered on the Australasian Lymphology Associations (ALA) National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR). This allows me to support those at risk or requiring management and treatment of lymphoedema after cancer treatment, medical intervention or genetically acquired lymphoedema.
Another area dear to my heart is pregnancy, birth and post natal care. I've also completed extra studies in this area allowing me to confidently and safely support women and their families through this beautiful and sometimes tricky time of life.
Massage & Myotherapy Australian (MMA)
Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA)
NLPR - National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register
Helping you live a happy, healthy & inspired life