About Central Coast Body Mechanics
All therapists at Central Coast Body Mechanics are fully qualified and therefore all treatment is eligible for health fund rebates.
Tim BarrettORTHOPEDIC ACUPUNCTURIST - BACK PAIN SPECIALIST
ACUPUNCTURIST, MASSAGE & STRETCH THERAPIST
Tim Barrett is a qualified acupuncturist, massage therapist and Stretch Therapist with more than 30 years experience. His background in sports and the health and fitness industry have given him a exceptional understanding of the body. Tim’s comprehensive treatments combine acupuncture, massage and stretching. His aim is to identify and treat the root cause of your issue and to empower and inspire you to take part in your ongoing health.
Tim also has a diploma in yoga studies and has studied a range of energy healing techniques and brings these wisdoms into his treatments.
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
(Sees female clients only)
Rochelle Jillett has been a remedial massage therapist for more than eight years. She believes in treating the whole of the body, nutritionally, spiritually and physically. As a diploma-certified therapist, Rochelle treats clients using remedial massage, sports massage, myofascial release and trigger point techniques. She also performs pregnancy massage.
Rochelle is a keen runner and has an understanding of the importance of overall health to ensure ongoing, pain-free physical performance. With a background in nutrition and a wealth of experience and training , she performs intuitive remedial treatments to address your individual needs.
Maryanne LosurdoONCOLOGY MASSAGE AND MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE SPECIALIST
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
Maryanne Losurdo is a massage therapist with qualifications in a range of massage and natural therapies including therapeutic and remedial massage, sports, trigger point, oncology massage, manual lymphatic drainage, complex decongestive lymphatic therapy, pregnancy massage and lomi lomi. She has also studied Body-Focused counselling, craniosacral therapy, reflexology, reiki, AcuEnergetics and Touch for Health and has a strong sense of the body and mind connection. Maryanne is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Australasian Lymphology Association and Oncology Massage Training. Health fund cover rebate is available for Remedial Massage.
Dave ChandraratnamFOCUSING ON PAIN, MUSCULOSKELETAL ISSUES AND SKIN CONDITIONS
ACUPUNCTURIST AND CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER
Dave is an AACMA and AHPRA Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical Practitioner with a passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the benefits that it brings, especially when incorporated with modern understanding in today's world.
Dave has always had an interest in health and before becoming an acupuncturist by completing a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Technology, Sydney, he worked as a microbiologist and biochemist focusing on food, nutrition and the prevention of disease. With this experience in the field of health, Dave has a deep understanding of Western medicine and its implications on the body. He uses this understanding to enhance his treatments and Traditional Chinese Medicine approach.
With his interest in research, Dave was part of the initial group that started the Acupuncture Cancer Research program, developed between Concord Repatriation General Hospital and the University of Technology, Sydney. Additionally, he has worked in a specialty diabetes ward in China, which focused on the treatment of diabetes and related conditions and complications.
Dave has an interest in treating pain, digestion, musculoskeletal issues, cancer, diabetes and skin conditions as he has seen first-hand the improvement that can come from these being treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dave has recently moved to the Central Coast from Sydney with his family and is revelling in the Coast life.
Jo HattonSTRETCH THERAPIST
STRETCH THERAPIST AND STRETCH CLASS INSTRUCTOR
Jo recently re-joined the team at Central Coast Body Mechanics instructing several of our group stretch classes each week.
Jo has a background in stretch therapy and massage, was trained in Stretch Therapy by Kit Laughlin and mentored by Tim Barrett.
Jo’s keen interest in Stretch Therapy began 20 years ago when she attended Tim’s stretch classes as a participant. At the time, Jo was experiencing chronic pain, immobility and musculo-skeletal problems due to a serious motor vehicle accident. Initially Jo was confined to a wheelchair with various rods and pins in leg, and learning to walk again.
It was when she had plateaued in her recovery that she discovered Tim’s classes. “After attending my first stretch class, I felt excited about the possibilities,” Jo says. “I consistently attended sessions, seeing and feeling the positive progression that was happening in me physically, emotionally and socially.”
Jo then became interested in helping others like her. After training as a massage therapist, she undertook training in Canberra with Stretch Therapy founder, Kit Laughlin and was mentored by Tim to become a teacher of stretch classes at Central Coast Body Mechanics in the early 2000s.
After a few years travelling the world and Australia, Jo has been warmly welcomed back to Central Coast Body Mechanics as a Stretch Class instructor and is now also offering individual stretch therapy sessions.
Julie ClarkeWOMEN'S HEALTH AND COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURIST
ACUPUNCTURIST SPECIALISING IN WOMEN'S HEALTH AND FACIAL COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE
Julie is a fully qualified acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner who has a passion and intuition for this alternative therapy.
Her focus lies in women's health, facial cosmetic acupuncture and musculoskeletal issues. She believes in the power of acupuncture and Chinese medicine to address these concerns holistically, treating the root causes rather than just the symptoms.
In addition to her acupuncture practice, Julie is a certified practitioner of Pilates studio instruction. For over a decade, she has been guiding individuals through group, semi-private, and private sessions, utilising Pilates as a powerful tool for rehabilitation and overall well-being.
Constantly seeking to expand her knowledge and skills, Julie maintains a commitment to ongoing learning. She stays up to date with the latest advancements in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and related fields, ensuring that her clients receive the most effective, evidence-based treatments available.
With Julie's expertise, compassionate approach, and dedication to her clients' well-being, she strives to provide comprehensive care that empowers individuals on their journey toward optimal health and vitality.
Julie holds qualifications and registrations with both the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).