The Team

  • Simon
  • Tracy
  • Michelle
  • Amy
  • Ungkarn
  • Emily
  • Angela
  • RJ
  • Grant
  • Inta
  • Bridget
  • Arana
  • Simon

    Consultations with Simon: 
    Remedial Massage Therapy, Sports therapy and Bowen Therapy
    Qualifications: Diploma 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, I worked fulltime at a spa resort in Hepburn for 18 months, then a further 18 months part time to focus on building my 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.

    With our new clinic up and running, I have moved across to 141 Williamson street and will be seeing all of my clients over there along with Bridget.

  • Tracy

    Consultations with Tracy: 
    Remedial Massage, Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone Massage
    Qualifications: Dip Remedial Massage Therapy, Dip Beauty Therapy, Certificates in Prenatal, Hot stones, cupping, 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.

  • Michelle

    Meet Michelle, our new Beauty Therapist!

    With an incredible 21 years of experience in the beauty industry, Michelle brings a wealth of expertise and passion to our spa

    She loves all things beauty but is a pure genius when it comes to all things eyebrows - from shaping to perfecting arches, Michelle will work her magic to enhance your natural beauty!

  • Amy

    Hello, I'm Amy, your dedicated Beauty Therapist here at Refesh Day Spa.

    My journey began in IT, but my passion for beauty led me to pursue advanced studies in IPL and Laser techniques, enhancing my skills to better serve you.

    Joining the exceptional team at Refresh Day Spa, I'm committed to delivering personalized skincare solutions that leave you feeling confident and rejuvenated. Let's discover the difference expertise and care can make for your skin!
  • Ungkarn

    Hi! My name is Ungkarn and I have a love for skincare along with relaxation massage. I have recently relocated to Bendigo from Melbourne with my loving husband and 4 cats :) I have my diploma in beauty therapy and have been apart of this amazing industry for 1 year! I love tackling skin concerns and providing a relaxing atmosphere making you feel your very best! I am passionate about all aspects of wellbeing and self care. :) Treatments I provide: relaxation massage, facials (LED, Peels), facial waxing, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, lash lifts You’ll find me at Refresh Day Spa on Saturdays. :)
  • Emily

    Qualification: Diploma of Beauty Therapy, Certificate in Brow Laminations, Certificate in Eyelash Lifts

    With four years of experience, I adeptly navigate the dual roles of receptionist and beauty therapist. While proficiency extends to both realms, my primary dedication lies in ensuring a seamless and welcoming front desk.

    As a qualified Beauty Therapist, I bring a distinctive set of skills to my receptionist role, enhancing the overall client experience with a blend of administrative efficiency and therapeutic expertise. I’m able to step into the shoes of absent staff members, I approach the treatments with adaptability and a dedication to maintaining the high standards expected.

    In every interaction, I aim to create an environment where clients feel valued, cared for and confident in the service they receive. My passion of beauty finds expression in the transformative power of eyebrows. However, to me its not just a job, it’s a vocation where I find joy in enhancing individual beauty and well-being.

    In essence, my professional narrative is one of versatility, commitment, and a genuine love for the intricacies of beauty and service. As I continue to evolve in this dynamic space, I look forward to seeing you in the salon to help with all your beauty needs.

  • Angela

    Consultations with Angela: Remedial Massage Therapy, Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone Massage

    Qualifications: Diploma Remedial Massage

    Membership: Massage and Myotherapy Association Australia

    I am a recent arrival in the massage industry, despite knowing I wanted to become a therapist for many years.

    In the interim I have explored many & varied career options whilst raising my family. I feel my life experiences are beneficial to understanding differing perspectives & help make me a better therapist.

    Relating to massage, I have particularly enjoyed learning about anatomy and the biomechanics of the body. It is very rewarding to assist a client in connecting with their body & seeing them view it with a deeper sense of value & respect. I am humbled by the trust afforded to me as a clinician.

    I really believe bodies are amazing & they sometimes just need a reminder of how to function.

  • RJ

    Consultations with RJ: Remedial Massage Therapy

    Qualifications: Diploma Remedial Massage

    Membership: Massage and Myotherapy Association Australia

    Welcome to Refresh Day Spa! I’m RJ, a seasoned masseur with a passion for enhancing lives through therapeutic massage.

    Over the years, I’ve worked in various massage settings, learning different styles. Combining these techniques, I aim to create a personalized and effective massage experience. I am now a qualified Remedial Therapist, and look forward to using my skills learnt whilst completing my Diploma to enhance the care I provide to my clients.

    In today’s stress-filled world, self-care is vital. That’s where massage comes in. I’m here to help you feel better so let’s work together towards your well-being

  • Grant

    Modalities: Relaxation, Sports, Remedial, Myofascial Cupping

    Qualifications: Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy, Myofascial Cupping Lvl1, Sports Trainer Lvl1

    Membership: Association of Massage Therapists (AMT)

    Hi, I’m Grant. I have just moved back to Bendigo after a few years in Melbourne and am delighted to be joining the team at Refresh Day Spa and Remedial Clinic. In my spare time I am very passionate about music, being outside in nature and spending time with my sons helping them cultivate their hobbies.

    My bodywork journey began more than 12 years ago when I participated in a Shiatzu massage workshop at an alternative living festival in the NSW bush. My belief in the fundamental value of massage comes from more recent experience of the Melbourne lockdowns (where human contact was banned for 8 months over two years) and a Lomi-Lomi treatment I received from a dear friend, which felt like being ‘witnessed’ as a transcendental being.

    Since these experiences I have sought to formalize my skills as a massage therapist, so that I can “do well by doing good” while also staying fit and physically active at work. Now that I have completed the Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy at Victoria University, I look forward to applying my skills and experience helping clients gain relief from pain and discomfort.

    Although I have learnt some very specific techniques to help with injury and chronic illness, I believe that all types of massage have the capacity to create presence and mind-body connection, which is essential for allowing the body to heal.

    I look forward to working with you on your journey to optimum health and wellbeing.

  • Inta

    Qualification: Certificate IV in Relaxation Massage at Evolve College.

    Association: Massage and Myotherapy Australia

    I am a recently qualified Relaxation Massage Therapist and will be completing my Remedial qualifications in late 2024. I am thrilled to be now working at Refresh Day Spa, with the friendly and professional staff, in this complementary health care industry.

    Personally, I have always enjoyed and valued relaxation techniques during massage. This is what brought me to want to work towards making a difference in people’s everyday lives using these techniques. I see the power of this healing art form and bodywork to allow space for better health, happiness and improved well being. I look forward to working with clients and their individual needs during treatments. As well as practicing and expanding my knowledge and abilities over time.

    I live in Castlemaine with my two teenagers. We love to visit Bendigo and experience its busier and thriving community. I also enjoy creating and talking about art, growing and eating my own vegetables, walking the dog and lastly the beauty and peace of being in nature.

  • Bridget

    Consultations With Bridget:
    Remedial Massage, Relaxation Massage

    Qualifications: Diploma of Remedial Massage and Relaxation Massage

    Membership: Massage and Myotherapy Association Australia

    I was born and raised in Bendigo with a strong love of working with people to better their health and well being.

    I have previously worked in the fitness community as a Receptionist and Personal Trainer which has been beneficial for massage tohelp gain a good understanding of the human body during my Massage Therapy journey.

    I love Massage Therapy because I believe in its ability to heal the body both physically and mentally. It brings me joy knowing I can assist people in improving their health and well-being.

    I love being a part of the Refresh Team and look forward to expanding my education in both massage and beauty therapy along the way to provide the people of Bendigo and surroundings with the best treatments possible.

    With our new clinic up and running, I have moved across to 141 Williamson street and will be seeing all of my clients over there along with Simon.

  • Arana

    After completing my VCE in 2021 I went up to part time receptionist at Refresh and have loved the experience that it has given me.

    I am currently a receptionist for Refresh Day Spa, and I’m located at our Garsed street clinic. I have worked for Refresh since 2016 and have loved growing with the staff and the business over the years. I enjoy working alongside our wonderful Remedial and Beauty Therapists and learning and growing as they do.

    In my spare time I love to bake and cook, I also love going to the gym. I have lived in Bendigo my whole life and have loved it here so much.

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