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.

To book with any practitioner, click here.

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 KahunaLauren Hart

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.

Helga Mehandiratta

Helga started with Autogenes Training” ( form of Yoga Nidra) in 1973 and she continued on this path by training as a Hatha Yoga teacher. In 1989 she became a Shiatsu Therapist practising full time for several years. Shiatsu is used to protect against stress related health issues. It is also said to increase energy, promote recovery from injuries, and stimulate the digestive system.

To book a shiatsu treatment with Helga click here.

Health funds rebates are not yet available.

As “energy healing” had her attention she completed her training as an NLP Master Practitioner (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), using the latest developments in quantum physics, brain research and hypnosis to help clients overcoming emotional and physical limitations.

In 2016 she was introduced to B.E.S.T. (Bio Energetic Synchronisation Technique) which used some of the newly found “Energy Healing” techniques, including Kinesiology ( muscle testing).  

A profound experience discovering grief that had been affecting her wellbeing for eight years was released during one session of Psych-K. Psych-K uses the whole brain posture and muscle testing.This experience led her to qualify as a Psych-K facilitator in 2017

With this solid background, the results for her clients have been more than astounding. Changing subconscious limiting beliefs into life enhancing beliefs and release of trauma ,stress, fears and anxieties are possible results of Psych-K sessions.

To book a Psych-K treatment with Helga click here.

Health rebates are not available