We are a caring and wholehearted team of Remedial Massage Therapists and Reflexologist.
Our team is highly trained and experienced in their field. All therapists are members of a professional massage association and follow their code of conduct. Fun fact: together we have 25 years of experience!
We come from different backgrounds and yet all have the same attitude towards massage therapy and looking after our clients.
Each of us has their specializations. Let’s introduce you!
Mariska Smits – Senior Massage and Reflexology Therapist, Infant massage Instructor
Mariska is an optimistic, genuine, knowledgeable and client-oriented therapist and proud owner of MarisSage Remedial Therapies. She is fascinated with the muscular-skeletal system and an advocate of the importance of therapeutic touch and teaches Baby Massage.
She enjoys a challenge to get your body moving and functioning well again, decrease daily pain and stress levels and improve posture in the long run. She utilizes remedial, Swedish and medical massage techniques, trigger points and passive and active stretches. Specifically, she likes working with (chronic) muscular pain and tension patterns, conditions or stress-related symptoms that restrict you from doing the things you love.
She is also passionate about reflexology therapy and likes to help restore dysfunctional patterns returning your body from gut to toe, hormones or mental/emotional state to homeostasis. She applies coaching techniques to discover the underlying cause and generate healing holistically.
As a former maternity nurse, Mariska specializes in pregnancy massage and maternity reflexology. She has done advanced practitioner pregnancy massage training with Pregnancy Massage Australia to understand and treat more remedial problems or symptoms and welcomes clients from the 1st trimester.
She looks forward to welcoming you and is available by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday (Woy Woy), Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Anna (Mihyeng) Park – Remedial Massage Therapist
Anna has a very kind and calm demeanor. She lives locally and has been a compassionate massage therapist since 2014 after completing her training at TAFE. She started her career at Endota Spa before moving on to a physiotherapy clinic and joining MarisSage in October 2019.
Her main focus is the happiness of her clients and she loves to enable them to live happier and healthier lives by creating a customized massage to release, manage pain, improve function and promote relaxation and well-being through massaging muscles and connective tissue.
She gives a deeply relaxing body massage. Or can work out those knots and tight areas incorporating various techniques including; Swedish, Deep Tissue, trigger point, postural correction, stretching the muscular and connective tissues in the body and using hot or cold stones. Anna identifies areas of dysfunction and treats the area enabling you to return to normal functioning as quickly and efficiently as possible applying either firm or gentle pressure.
Her skills of a head, neck, shoulder massage are much sought out by our clients, especially our more senior massage lovers. However, she is able to work with all areas of the body and is sure to work with any specific areas of concern to improve mobility.
Additionally, she is trained in pre- and post-natal massage to help you relax and relieve general tensions occurring from the second trimester of your pregnancy.
Anna has furthered her training in lymph drainage, Moxa & Guasha and acupressure. She is also our hot stone massage Guru 😊 and her previous spa experience really shines through here.
She looks forward to nurturing you and is available by appointment on Monday afternoon, Wednesday, Friday afternoon/evening and Sunday.