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My name is Tony and HANDS from HEAVEN is my Remedial Massage business. I used to work in an administrative position in the Public Service, but at 32 I decided to change careers and do something I wanted to do rather than stay somewhere I didn’t want to be.
I studied a 2-year Diploma of Remedial Therapies at the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM) in Brisbane, and established HANDS from HEAVEN in March 2001. At that time, I was a fresh graduate, and keen to make my mark on the Remedial Massage Industry. Being a new graduate with limited experience I chose to spend the first 5 years working in other people’s clinics gathering experience – working on varied client bases and learning from various other Health Care Professionals. Through this time, I worked alongside Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Personal Trainers, and of course other Remedial Massage Therapists. I even operated a small private clinic within the grounds of the Queensland University of Technology (Kelvin Grove campus) providing Remedial Massage for the Dance Students and instilling in them the philosophy of caring for their tool-of-trade (their body) to enhance and support their performance career.
In 2006 I took seven months off to travel the world with my partner – 24 countries in 28 weeks … what a trip to re-charge my batteries!
In January 2007 I established my very first public clinic here in Stafford. At the same time as opening my clinic, I also re-enrolled at ACNM to upgrade my qualification to the Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy) … another 2 years of Full-time study – coinciding with building a new clinic. After graduating my degree, I focused on building my clinic/business. During these years I always had at least one other therapist working here with me, and as a team we have been able to build a strong and reliable service for our community. Most of our clients live locally, but people will travel for quality treatment and we can boast a broad catchment area … some of our clients come from as far away as Redcliffe, even some from Toowoomba!
Between June 2013 and January 2015 I was lecturing at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), teaching technique classes and Supervising Student Clinics for both the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and Diploma of Remedial Massage courses … Between June 2016 to March 2017 I was a part of the Training Team at the Sage Institute of Massage, teaching classes in the new and revised Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015).
Business continued to grow strongly over the years and allowed me to expand my clinic – doubling the floor space and treatment rooms in May 2018 … and that allowed Alison to join my Team to provide Personalised 1-on-1 and Couples Yoga. Unfortunately interest was not as strong as we thought it might be so Alison moved to the position of Part Time Clinic Administrator while continuing to be our ‘Go-To’ Yoga referral.
Adalyn joined my team in March 2021 to provide Acupuncture & TCM … and by introducing Acupuncture to this clinic, Adalyn helps us become a Multi-Modality Therapy Clinic.
The future is bright for our massage clinic
We continue to enjoy a busy clinic, building a stronger business along the way. We are expanding not only our clinic, but also the therapies we offer, and this supports our Therapeutic Philosophy that everyone is individual & unique!
In April 2021 I returned to a Teaching Role at Demi International Academy in Chermside. I have a great passion to teach the Remedial Massage Diploma – helping to develop the next generation of Quality Remedial Massage Therapists – and this could also lead to growing my Therapy Team in clinic as students graduate …
We love what we do and how we can help you feel, and this drives us to always provide the best Remedial Massage Treatments we can… and this is clearly reflected in the continually growing strength of business here at HANDS from HEAVEN.
We look forward to seeing you soon, and helping YOU feel the best you have felt in a long time.