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About Us

History

In September 2002 Simon and Tracy set up Refresh Body Therapies. Then in 2006 they changed the business name to Refresh Day Spa and Remedial Clinic. Then in 2010 they moved from Wills Street to 90 Garsed Street, progressing to the well-known Refresh Day Spa.

We (Simon and Tracy) met at Hepburn Springs Spa Resort and after a year of working together decided to go into business, get married and start a family.

In the beginning, we concentrated on massage therapies, soon after incorporating day spa and beauty therapy treatments with a focus on pampering, and a little waxing. As time has gone by, we have moved with industry needs and trends, now offering many more treatment options including Hydradermabrasion, LED, IPL and SHR hair removal and an Infrared sauna.

In March 2010, we relocated to our current home at 90 Garsed St, Bendigo. The beautiful old building provides six treatment rooms (two with dual massage therapy beds), spray tan room and an Infrared Sauna room. We have the flexibility to tailor treatments to our clients and provide maximum availability.

Our Remedial Massage therapies are still popular and highly sought after, and we are proud to have some very talented massage therapists working with us, who are dedicated to improving any muscular condition. We also support referrals to and from other Health Professionals when necessary, always to ensure the best health outcomes for our clients.

We love what we do and look forward to treating you soon.

  • Bendigo day spa
  • remedial massage
  • Infra red sauna
  • cosmedic therapies

    Meet Our Team

    Simon Kuhlmann

    Consultations with Simon: 
    Remedial Massage Therapy Sports therapy and Bowen Therapy
    Qualifications: Dip Remedial Massage, Dip Sports Therapy, Dip of Proficiency Bowen Therapy.

    Membership: Massage and Myotherapy Association Australia

    I moved to Bendigo in 1999 to study the Diploma of Remedial Massage. Whilst studying, he worked fulltime at a spa resort in Hepburn for 18 months, then a further 18 months part time  to focus on building his own practice in Bendigo.

    My focus has always been providing a high level of knowledge and skill to identify muscle dysfunction that causes pain and restriction. then using a veriety of remedial techniques, efectively treat the cause of the dysfunction including any secondary issues and provide stretching and strengthening exercises where neccessary to address postural imbalences and possible weeknesses that contribute to the issues

    To book an appointment with Simon click here

     

    Brodie Bunt

    Consultations with Brodie:
    Day Spa Treatments and Packages, Waxing/Tinting, SHR/IPL, LED Light Therapy Spray Tan, Facials, Advanced Skin Care & Relaxation Massage.

    Qualifications: Diploma of Beauty Therapy 2012, Certificates in Hydra-dermabrasion, IPL/SHR and LED, Dermalogica, Intraceuticals, currently studying Skin Needling

    Brodie studied beauty therapy in 2012 while working part time finishing her diploma top of her class with awards such as Best Customer Service Award. She worked at Spa Eleven for almost 2 years doing all things beauty.

    "I love the day spa side of all beauty treatments," she says.

    After a small break she began working at Endota Day Spa in Echuca, She was there for one year before deciding to come home to Bendigo, where she found Refresh and her love for skin and laser treatments.

    Brodie loves coming to work each day for the one-on-one consultations with clients, getting to know them (and their families) and at the centre helping others. She loves helping clients with all things beauty and seeing results.  Facials and laser treatments are her favourite as she can help educate clients into having the best glowing skin I know they can achieve. 

    To book an appointment with Brodie click here

     

    Ce Ce

    Consultations with Ce Ce:
    Qualifications: Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy.

    Membership: Australia Natural Therapists Association.

    I am from Taiwan and living in Australia for 4 years. I appreciate having this chance to work at Refresh with lovely space, clean equipment, ethical duties, and friendly staff.

    After a few years of work experience in massage, I still love this carer and enjoy helping people. Health is the most important thing in our life. Massage not only helps physical issues but also mental stress. I like to massage professionally and effectively, so I decided to study remedial massage to get more knowledge, techniques and skills.

    As a massage therapist, I must look after myself first then provide good treatments for clients. In my free time, I like to work out to keep my body fit. I enjoy cooking, food, hot baths, and music to release stress. I try new things to work my brain's function. I am satisfied with helping people.

    To book an appointment with Ce Ce click here

    Arielle Janssen

    Consultations With Arielle:
    Remedial Massage, Relaxation Massage

    Qualifications: Dip of Remedial Massage, 

    Membership: Association of Massage Therapists (AMT)

    I am a passionate local, born and raised right here in Bendigo. I absolutely love this city and I am excited to raise my family here. Several years ago I decided to do a course that introduced me to massage. I fell in love with it instantly and knew I wanted to make a career of it. Completing my Diploma of Remedial Massage was a proud moment for me.

    Whilst studying for my Diploma, I worked at Cherish Thy. I got to get in lots of practice and also learned a lot about floatation and the benefits of self care. Completing my Diploma of Remedial Massage was a proud moment for me and I continued to work with Cherish Thy as a masseuse.

    After my first child was born, I took some time away to focus on being the best mother I could. Now that she is a bit older, I am very excited to be back doing what I am passionate about. I find it very rewarding to be able to help others deal with any muscular pain and to help them alleviate the stresses of day to day life.

    I have recently completed extra study in prenatal massage as its an area of massage I particularly enjoy.

    To book an appointment with Arielle click here

     

    Tracy Kuhlmann

    Consultations with Tracy: 
    Remedial Massage, Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone Massage
    Qualifications: Dip Remedial Massage Therapy, Dip Beauty Therapy, Certificates in Hydra-dermabrasion, IPL/SHR and LED

    Membership: Massage and Myotherapy Association Australia

    I have been running Refresh with my husband Simon since September 2002 while raising our two daughters. The part of my job I love most is seeing regular clients that are in for preventing problems and for maintaining a healthy, functional lifestyle. They get tension due to work or life/sport/hobbies/family and know that a regular treatment will alleviate tension preventing further injury and pain.

    After all the years massaging I still love it. I passionately believe in its benefits. I love that it works not only on a physical level to manage pain, reduce tension, enhance performance and flexibility but also works on a mental and emotional level to relieve stress, anxiety and depression while aiding sleep and our ability to cope with the stresses of life.

    To book an appointment with Tracy click here

     

    Monique Eastwood

    Consultations with Monique:
    Day Spa Treatments and Packages, Waxing/Tinting, Spray Tan, Traditional Facials, Manicure and Pedicure.

    Monique studied her Certificate III in Beauty and is now advancing her skills in Beauty with the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. She enjoys tanning, manicures and pedicures and loves all aspects of beauty. Monique is keen learner with interest in progressing to more specialised facial treatments, IPL and SHR. 

    "I love to travel, I've been to Bali and Fiji. I enjoy listening to music, I love my family and enjoy spending time with them."

    To book an appointment with Monique click here

     

    Simon Duffin

    Consultations with Simon:
    Remedial Massage, Relaxation Massage, Reflexology and Therapeutic Back Massage

    Memberships: Association of Massage Therapists (AMT – Australia) and Complementary Therapists Association (CThA – UK)

    Simon moved to Australia in 2014 after working previously in his native England, in Yorkshire and in London. He qualified as a massage therapist in the UK in 1999 and obtained a diploma in reflexology in the UK in 2000. To make sure his qualifications were up-to-date and up to Australian standards, Simon passed his Cert IV in Therapeutic Massage at TAFE NSW in 2016 and obtained his Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2017.

    He began his massage career after receiving massage treatments himself when suffering severe back pain in the mid-1990s, and decided he’d like to give others the same beneficial results he felt from receiving massage for his lower back. He hasn’t looked back ever since.

    "Even after nearly 20 years massaging, I still get excited seeing improvements in clients’ ability to get on with their lives, and the job never gets boring as every individual always brings in something new, with a life story or injury that differs from others I have seen before"

    In his spare time, Simon sings in a choral society in Melbourne, he volunteers at a soccer club in Ballarat, and he writes a blog about historical buildings around Victoria.

    To book an appointment with Simon D click here

     

    Yoke

    Consultations With Yoke:
    Remedial Massage, Relaxation Massage

    Qualifications: Dip of Remedial Massage, 

    Membership: Massage Association of Australia (MAA)

    I am from Malaysia and have been living in Australia 4 years. I am believing in God in my life. I feel very honoured to join Refresh Spa to be one of them. I believe it’s God blessing to be able to be here and to give good Remedial Massage.

    Remedial Massage’s focus is for the body’s muscles and to help chronic physical pain. It will relieve the physical muscle pain. Useful for presentation and restoration purposes, Remedial Massage can Improve fluid flow throughout the body, removing waste products such as Lactic and Uric acid and encouraging blood flow to damaged areas in need of remedying.

    Restoration, loosen tight muscles or remedy injury -it’s the ideal massage type for anybody involved.

    I update my Remedial Massage skills to provide and focus on the physical body. I study to identify the muscles and use the good skills I have been taught to benefit my clients.

    To book an appointment with Yoke click here

     

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