At Therapy Masters our team have over 23 years of experience in the Health and Wellness Industry.
Principal Practitioner: Lisa Allmey-LaMaitre
Lisa began her tertiary studies with a Bachelor of Science degree at the Australian National University, majoring in Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience. Lisa then went on to complete the Advanced Diploma in Applied Science (Remedial Massage) at the Canberra Institute of Technology.
Lisa has been a Health Practitioner for 23 years.
Lisa's interest in Sports Massage began while working and travelling with several Motorsport teams. From 1999 until 2001 Lisa worked with a number of Rally teams who competed in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC).
She then furthered her training by becoming a Level One Sports Trainer through Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) in 2001.
From 2000-2009 Lisa worked extensively with the sport of Gridiron (American Football). Lisa has travelled and worked at all levels within the sport - from the local junior and senior grades, through to State, National and International Representative teams. Lisa had been the Head Sports Trainer to the ACT Monarchs (2001-2003), Arena Football League (AFL) Pacific Rim Training Camp (2002), the Australian Outback Junior and Senior Representative teams (2003), the Arena Football League (AFL) All-Star Team Downunder (2003), and the Under 19s New Zealand IronBlacks (2009).
From this extensive experience Lisa specialises in Event Preparation, Injury Management and Recovery.
Lisa has completed additional training in Functional Fascial Taping (FFT) with Ron Alexander (2008), TRE (Trauma Release Exercise) with Dr David Berceli (2011), Oncology Massage (Module One) through Oncology Massage Training (2012), certification in Kinesiology taping with Rocktape (2014), Evidence Based Relaxation Therapies with Dr Judy Lovas (2015) and Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) 2018 also with Dr Lovas.
In 2006 Lisa received her attunement to Level 1 Usui Reiki and in 2011 was attuned to the level of Reiki Master (Seichim and Usui). Lisa furthered her training in Energy Healing by completing training in ThetaHealing (DNA 1 Basic and Advanced, DNA 2 Basic and Advanced) in 2013, and ThetaHealing Manifestation training in 2015.
Lisa has began training in Resource Therapy, completing the Foundation Training in May 2020.
Lisa is a writer and has had both health and business articles published with The Art of Healing, Massage Australia, Canberra Business Success Stories, The Fit Busy Mum, Canberra Business News, Big Ink, and HerCanberra.
Lisa completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in 2015 and has been a casual teacher with The Australian Institute of Fitness and currently teaches at the Canberra Institute of Technology. She has also presented at TEDxCanberra Women, My Wellness Business, Mindfulness and Manifesting Success workshop, the Festival of Ambitious Ideas and at the Australian National University.
Lisa created a new business in late 2015 called Canberra Wise Women. Canberra Wise Women is an event business that was born from Lisa's personal experiences of loss and PTSD. Canberra Wise Women is a platform to share more positivity and inspiration with the World through sharing stories of local Canberrans doing amazing things! To date there have been 24 LIVE Canberra Wise Women events, interviewing 58 Canberrans which have bought over 1000 people together!
Lisa has been a mentor with Global Sisters, Inspiring Rare Birds, Innovation ACT and the ANU's MomentuM nad Pathfinder programs. Here she has offered support, guidance and business advice to start up businesswomen and university students.
Lisa's commitment to business and helping others has been recognised with a number of Awards including: Finalist Canberra Businesspoint Awards (2014), Finalist Lifeline Canberra Women of Spirit Awards (2016), Finalist 'Soaring Solo' category Altitude Awards (2017), State Finalist 'Community Leader' Australian Leadership Excellence Awards (2017), Winner Strategic Connector of the Year Altitude Awards (2018), Finalist 'Through the Woods' category Altitude Awards (2019), Winner 'Best Tailored Massage Treatment Provider' Canberra Australian Enterprise Awards (2019) and 'Health Innovator of the Year' Canberra Australian Enterprise Awaess (2019).
Lisa has also taken the opportunity to compete in business competitions; teaming up with other Canberra business women. Team WOW have placed at two Hackathon events by finding innovative health solutions to the problems outlined at each competition. Team WOW won Start Up Camp Canberra (2017) and placed third at #FatigueHACK (2018).
Lisa is a member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and PRACI (Practitioner Research and Collaboration Initiative).
In October 2019 Lisa was appointed to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) being overseen by SkillsIQ. The TAC are tasked with reviewing the current national Australian Massage qualifications (Certificate and Diploma of Massage Therapy) as well as developing an Advanced Diploma for the first time. Lisa is one of 2 Massage Professionals chosen from the ACT - the committe is made up of only 10 professionals from around Australia.
Lisa holds recognition with ALL of the Health Funds.