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About

At Holistic Osteopathy we offer a gentle and holistic approach to healthcare for adults, babies and children. When you experience physical and emotional stress the tissues in your body tighten. This tension can disrupt your body’s natural state of balance causing dis-ease. Our hands on treatments often leave you feeling relaxed and rested. As we treat your condition holistically, many patients experience symptomatic relief as well as an improved sense of energy and vitality.

Our Practitioners

Faye Kendall

Osteopath

Faye is an experienced osteopath who finds the gentle nature of cranial osteopathy extremely effective in the treatment of many different conditions. Since graduating from RMIT University in Melbourne, Faye has completed extensive training in Australia, Europe and the USA in the fields of Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy, and Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy for children. She is currently continuing her post-graduate studies with American Osteopath Dr. James Jealous. Faye’s patients appreciate her sincere and honest approach to treatment, her vast knowledge and easy going nature. Faye has attracted a large clientele of little people and is often sought after for her experience in dealing with babies and mums post partum.

After finishing her degree, Faye spent time living and working in London and Ireland. Upon returning to Australia Faye spent 3 years working at a busy clinic in Brisbane before relocating back to Victoria in 2012. Faye loves life by the beach and is really enjoying getting to know everyone in the community.

When she’s not working, you are most likely to find her spending time in nature either out on the water surfing or hiking amongst the trees. She also loves visiting her local beaches at Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads with her beautiful Labradors: George and Margot.

Faye is available for appointments in Geelong and Ocean Grove.

Becky Lai

Osteopath

Becky is a warm and compassionate osteopath who loves working with people of all ages. She likes to treat using a wide range of techniques including cranial osteopathy, visceral technique, soft tissue work and other gentle movements to get your body working to the best of its ability. After growing up in Hong Kong, Becky relocated to the UK where she studied at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Kent, England.

Since graduating, Becky has completed postgraduate studies in cranial osteopathy and attended many different international conferences in the UK, Hong Kong and South Korea. She has a special interest in helping pregnant women (both during and after birth) and babies and children and is very popular with our younger patients.

Although Becky enjoyed exploring the mountains and coastlines of England, she didn’t enjoy the gloomy, wet and cold weather quite as much and decided that she needed a change. Fortunately for us, that meant moving to Australia and we feel very happy to be welcoming her to our clinic!

Outside of work Becky loves to go swimming, hiking, bike riding and camping. She also enjoys reading and playing musical instruments (particularly the flute, and more recently the trumpet…although this is a work in progress!). Being new to the area, Becky can’t wait to get out explore the beautiful countryside of Geelong and its surrounds so if you have any favourite places of your own she would love to hear about them!

Becky is available for appointments in Geelong. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Liza Chapple

Remedial Massage & Reconnective Healer

Liza is a Holistic Intuitive Remedial Massage Therapist and a Reconnective Healing Practitioner.  Healing through touch and energy, Liza uses remedial techniques such as Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Relaxation, Myofasical Release, Sports, Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy along with reconnective healing frequencies to help return you to an optimal state of balance. Liza finds that for many people a blend of the Remedial Massage and Reconnective Healing is a perfect way to help ease pain and return the body to balance on all levels whereas for other people, separating the two modalities is more beneficial.

Liza first developed her love of massage 22 years ago when she was working as a hairdresser. Clients were always asking her to massage their heads while at the basin and soon she was having people book in just to have their hair washed and head massaged and she soon found that she loved it just as much as they did!  When Liza met her husband Adrian, he encouraged her to follow her passion by studying Remedial Massage and she’s never looked back. 

Although Liza loves to treat all types of patients her own health journey has led her to develop a special interest in women’s reproductive health and Fertility Massage (Femoral Reproductive Massage). Fertility Massage is a series of massage techniques that are used to support reproductive health, the menstrual cycle and your fertility.  These techniques help the body to become balanced, have healthy circulation, increase immune system health, decrease stress and much more.

With 4 boys at home, Liza doesn’t have much free time on her hands but will always find space when it comes to spending time with friends and family. When she does get a moment to herself Liza loves swimming at the beach, mediating and learning to crochet.

Liza is available for appointments in Geelong and Ocean Grove.

Kate Heagney

Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Kate Heagney has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 2003 and completed her postgraduate studies in Japanese Acupuncture Manaka Protocols in 2008. Her focus is the use of Japanese Acupuncture, Qigong and Chinese Dietary therapy to help patients take control of their health and wellbeing. She is a lecturer in Chinese Dietary Therapy and Qigong at Southern School of Natural Therapies and is passionate about using food as Medicine.

Kate was a professional Violinist and is still a great lover of music, nature, surfing – when she gets the time! A sea change in 2012 from Melbourne has enabled her to explore the many natural wonders on her doorstep. Camping, hiking, surfing and horse riding are great interests and along with her family, music will always be her other love.

Kate is available for appointments in Geelong.

Our Locations

Your Treatment

Our practitioners are caring and professional. We are very experienced in treating all ages including babies, children, teenagers, older adults, pregnant women and athletes. We can also help with a range of different conditions including musculoskeletal aches and pains, headaches and migraines, sports injuries, digestive problems, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

On your first visit, your practitioner will talk to you about your current condition as well as any other past or present health concerns. Information about your overall health, previous injuries or accidents, work environment and current lifestyle can all help determine the treatment approach that is right for you. We recognise that every person is different and therefore tailor our treatments to your individual needs. Many patients report that their treatments are so relaxing that they almost fall sleep!

For Osteopathy it’s best to set aside 45-60 minutes for your first visit and 30 minutes for any subsequent visits. Allowing for extra time in the first session enables us to get to know you as a person and not just your condition. It also gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and bring up any other issues you may have.

For Remedial Massage and Fertility Massage please allow 1 hour for initial and subsequent sessions. Reconnective Healing on its own is 30 minutes and if you are combining Remedial Massage and Reconnecctive Healing in the one session then please allow 1.5 hours.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine sessions are 1 hour for initial consultations and 45 minutes for subsequent sessions.

Your Child’s Treatment

Having a clear picture about your child’s health is also important when it comes to your little one. Information about his or her birth, behaviour, sleeping, feeding and general growth and development all help contribute to your child’s diagnosis and treatment. To learn more about gentle osteopathy for children head over to our Osteopathy for babies and children’s page.