Our Team

We currently have several talented therapists available at Essential Bodywork.  We invite you to bring a friend and have a massage at the same time.  Please book ahead so that we may accomodate you.

Each of our therapists are trained in Hawaiian, Relaxation, Remedial, Hot Stones and Pregnancy Massage.  Health fund rebates may apply.  Please state specifically if you require a health fund rebate. Thank you.

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Monique van Elderen L5 Kahuna, Ili Ili Hot Stones, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Reiki, Pregnancy and Relaxation Massage.

Monique van Elderen

Monique is passionate about Hawaiian Bodywork. In her sessions, she intends to create a space in which her deep, nurturing massages help your body to relax and heal.

Monique’s modalities are L5 Kahuna massages, Lomi Lomi,L1 Zen Thai Siatsu, Hot Stones, Reiki 1 and 2 and Pregnancy Massage. As l long as customers say: ” I feel alive again” (Bona) or “you made my day”(Bronwyn), I’ll continue to do what I love…

Health fund rebates are not yet available.

To book a treatment with Monique, click here.




Carita Wong – L7 Kahuna, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Hot Stones, Pregnancy Massage.


Carita Wong 

Carita has been working in the health and wellness industry for more than 25 years, beginning her career as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor.  She went on to become a certified yoga teacher and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi bodyworker, both of which she is still very passionate about.  She is also a teacher of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi courses, in Australia and internationally. 

With her grounded energy, Carita creates a nurturing space for you to relax into, which is essential for any form of healing to take place.  Her treatment is a holistic integration of Kahuna bodywork, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, and elements of other therapeutic and healing modalities that she has learned.  Carita approaches her work with the presence of Aloha, the readiness to listen, and a sincere wish for your utmost well being. Carita also offers Hot Stones and Pregnancy Massages.  Her skills and sense of adventure has given her opportunities to work as a regular visiting therapist in Ulpotha Ayurvedic Retreat in Sri Lanka, Sen Spa at The American Club in Singapore.

Health fund rebates are not yet available.

To book a treatment with Carita, click here.


Dan Williams – L7 Kahuna, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Hot Stones, Pregnancy Massage, L2 Visionary Craniosacral Therapy, L1 Zenthai Shiatsu, Anatomy Trains Body Reading.

Dan Williams

Working with his hands has always come naturally for Dan. As a professionally trained classical violinist, the human body also became part of his repertoire, with 12 years of work and study in the field of massage.

“It’s the connection between the body, mind and spirit that makes Kahuna massage so unique. It really is the “limousine” of bodywork, enabling the practitioner to utilize all the tools and techniques they have studied over the years, within a safe, nurturing and dynamic flow, providing the client the perfect space for deep healing and relaxation.”

Health fund rebates are not yet available.

To book a treatment with Dan, click here.



Lauren Hart- Certificate IV Massage Therapy, Heartwork Lomi Lomi L1, L5 Kahuna

Lauren Hart

Lauren loves massage therapy! She is passionate about achieving overall wellbeing for her clients through touch and connection. She began her journey in 2014, having completed Certificate IV (Swedish Massage). After receiving her first Hawaiian massage, her experience was so profound, that she was hooked straight away. She just had to share this beautiful modality of healing with other and diverted her attention away from the Remedial training she just started. She loves that Hawaiian massage provides a holistic approach to healing by balancing the body and mind in its physical and spiritual dimensions. She is totally focussed on her clients to set an intention of love, harmony and healing in the spirit of Aloha. Recently she has restarted her training to add remedial massage to her skill set. 

Health funds rebates are not yet available.

To book a treatment with Lauren click here.


Abby Bowyer: L7 Kahuna; L9 Zen-Thai Siatsu, Heartworks Lomi Lomi; Swedish massage

Abby Bowyer

A mover, a groover and an explorer of creative expression through the hands and heart! Abby has always been drawn to movement therapies and hands on modalities. She began her massage journey whilst working in France in 2014. An opportunity to learn Swedish massage was offered. She dived right in and hasn’t looked back! When she returned to Australia, she went on to formally study Swedish and Remedial Massage. It wasn’t long afterwards she discovered the magic of HawaiianKa massage and Heartwork Lomi Lomi . In 2018 she immersed herself in Zenthai Shiatsu, completing a certificate as a Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist. For Abby, massage offered the space to fall in love with the heart-full act of giving and the chance to witness the body’s aliveness and incredible innate healing abilities. Forever a student, she is always looking to dive deeper into bodywork and how we as human beings can connect to the people and world around us through movement, massage and loving touch.

Health funds rebates are not yet available.

To book a massage with Abby click here