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Hi! I’m Sharlene. I’m a mobile massage therapist based in Melbourne, Australia. I love meeting new people and being able to share the healing and nurturing power of massage. I have a Certificate IV in Relaxation Massage, am a member of the International Institute for Complementary Therapists, and am also certified to provide pregnancy massage. Relaxation massage can help relieve general muscular tension, reduce pain, improve circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system, reduce stress, improve skin tone and improve mental and emotional wellbeing.
I think of my style of massage as flowy and relaxing but also firm and targeted. While I do not treat specific injuries or provide specific deep tissue massage at this point (I am working towards my remedial qualification this year), I can still provide a firm pressure and focus on any areas of tension that you have. Clients commonly describe my massage style as a nice medium ground between spa-style relaxation massage that is too light or “wishy-washy” and painful remedial massage. I believe the body needs to be treated as a whole to fully heal and let go of any physical, mental or emotional tension.
I will come to your house to provide a beautiful massage in the comfort of your own surroundings. Many of my clients are people who are working from home, and/or parents of young kids who find it hard to find time to get out of the house to get a massage. With my service, your spouse/partner/friend/relative and you can take turns having a massage and looking after the kids, and you can feel at ease knowing you are there for them if they really need you (especially in the case of breastfeeding mums).
I am based in the Melbourne CBD but will travel to most Melbourne suburbs within about 30km of the CBD. I will bring everything needed- massage table, towels, oil etc. All you need to do is decide on the space which I can set up my table in, ideally with enough room for me to comfortably move around and near a power outlet.
My rates are just $80 for a 90-minute full body relaxation massage, or $150 for couples/two people (one after another), and $90 for a 90-minute full body pregnancy massage. The massages are 90 minutes in length to allow enough time to focus on areas of tension and get the most out of the treatment. Pregnancy massage can be done in all trimesters, and will help relax mum and relieve lower back and hip pain, as well as improve blood and lymph circulation and aid sleep. Gift certificates can be arranged on request and make the perfect gift for Christmas, birthdays, and special occasions.
If you have a personal event at home such as a birthday party, baby shower or bridal shower etc, I can also provide short-format seated neck and shoulder massages (5-20 minutes per person) for $50 per hour. These short massages make for a delightful treat for guests at celebrations and events.
My usual availability is Thursday, Friday and Saturday (full day/evening) and Tuesday during the day, although this can vary from week to week (view my online booking page for availability or contact me to arrange a time outside my usual availability).
I take hygiene and infection control standards very seriously. Freshly cleaned towels are always used for each client, the table and oil bottle are always wiped down and disinfected between clients, and I will always wash my hands with soap before and after a massage session. In accordance with current government guidelines, I will also wear a face mask for the duration of the session.
I first got into massage in 2008 as a corporate massage therapist and fell in love with it. I loved going around to different workplaces, events, conferences, trade shows and parties etc! I am a mum of two little girls. I love animals. I grew up in Borneo, Malaysia. I love learning about Greek mythology, astronomy, cosmology, philosophy, and spirituality. I used to dance ballet and ballroom as a kid and hip-hop as a young adult. I followed the Asian stereotype and studied law in University before realising I didn’t have to follow convention and broke out of the mould and went into what I am truly passionate about which is massage. I love it with all my heart and believe that the power of touch is so important and essential in life. I think it’s a privilege to be able to come into your home and provide you with this wonderful nurturing experience. Thank you for your trust.