My name is Lesley Richards and I am a fully qualified remedial massage therapist and nutritionist. Massage and natural medicine has always fascinated me. As a child, I would massage my mum’s scalp or give my friends facial massages until they fell asleep. It wasn’t until I injured my back at work that I decided to change my career path to help others heal and improve their own health naturally.
I began my studies at the School of Aromatic Medicine and College of Natural Therapies on the NSW Central Coast. I achieved a Certificate IV in Remedial Massage, Certificate IV in Aromatherapy and Certificate IV in Natural Beauty Therapy. In 2004 I joined the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and became a registered therapist.
In early 2005, I moved to Victoria Point, Queensland and joined the team at Harbour Day Spa. By the end of 2005, I was encouraged to open my own business…. Victoria Point Massage. My passion for learning continued and I decided to enrol at the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences to complete my Diploma of Remedial Massage and Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine.
One of my many passions is Pregnancy Massage and Infant / Baby Massage instructing. Becoming a mother of premature twins who suffered from colic, I was inspired to learn more about nurturing touch and specific colic routines to increase the bond between us. Teaching mothers and fathers these beautiful techniques is wonderful to watch. Nurturing mums-to-be with gentle relaxing techniques during all trimesters with my custom face down table is not to be missed.
As a registered member of the ATMS, I complete annual Continued Professional Education (CPE) courses. Over the years I have learnt many modalities of massage including Aromatherapy, Swedish, Cross Fibre Friction, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stones, Shiatsu, Chinese Acupressure, Pregnancy, Myofascial Release and Remedial / Sports Massage. I also attend updated courses on Nutrition that are relevant to my clients such as Weight Management, understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, Supplementing Athletes and Mineral Therapy.