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.  

To book with any practitioner, click here.

Monique van Elderen L7 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 L7 Kahuna massages, Lomi Lomi, L1 Zen Thai Siatsu, Hot Stones, Reiki 1 and 2 and Pregnancy Massage. 

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 

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. 

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 loves that Hawaiian massage provides a holistic approach to healing by balancing the body and mind in its physical and spiritual dimensions. She is 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.

Elena Lapina-L7 Kahuna Massage; Pregnancy massage; Hot Stones; Deep tissue

Elena Lapina

Elena has been interested in mind-body-spirit connection and healing work for a number of years which led to complete all 7 Levels of Hawaiian massage. She’s absolutely in love with and inspired by this incredible system of healing and bodywork. 

She firmly believes that through working on the physical body we can remove energy blocks and tension in the body on all levels (mental, emotional and spiritual) allowing energy to move more freely. And once this happens, everything in life starts to flow too and the natural state of peace, contentment and wellbeing comes easily.

Health fund rebates are not yet available.

To book an appointment with Elena click here

Sophie Marchand

Sophie Marchand-L5 Kahuna Massage; Hot stones; Pregnancy Massage; Deep tissue

Sophie is a Kahuna Level 5 bodyworker. She connects with the spirit of Aloha to create a safe  place to relax and release anything that is no longer needed. 

Sophie is passionate about the alchemy of transformation throught healing and love to support the growth of her client. She believes strongly in the essence of Hawaiian massage which is Love heals everything. 

Sophie also practice Chi Nei Tsang and Pregnancy massage. 
Chi Nei Tsang is a powerful form of abdominal detox through massage that heals tension in the muscles and organs.

Health fund rebates are not yet available.

To book a treatment with Sophie click here