At Therapy Masters our team have over 40 years of combined experience in the Health and Wellness Industry.
We offer over 8 different Massage and Health Modalities. Each of our team have qualifications and expertise in more than one modality.
Our pricing is dependent upon the level of experience of our team, not on the specific modality or treatment a client receives.
Please meet our team of Health Experts.
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 over 22 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 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 program. 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 Massage Australia (MA) and PRACI (Practitioner Research and Collaboration Initiative).
Lisa holds recognition with ALL of the Health Funds.
Our Senior Practitioners have more than EIGHT years of clinical experience.
They have a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer our clients.
They have completed additional study in a broad range of topics over their years in the Health Industry.
Our Senior Practitioners are Amanda.
Senior Practitioner: Amanda Ferguson
Amanda completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage at the College of Natural Therapies in Canberra. She has also completed a Certificate in Lithos Therapy (massage treatment utilising hot and chilled stones) and Cupping. Amanda holds an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy from CIT, and is a qualified Naturopath. Amanda has a Bachelor of Science in Complementary Medicine from Charles Sturt University.
Amanda has been massaging for over 16 years and enjoys educating and helping clients achieve and maintain a "bodywise" lifestyle. Amanda specialises in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Foot Reflexology, Cupping, Hot Stone Massage as well as Remedial, Relaxation, Pregnancy and Sports massage.
Amanda has been an integral part of Therapy Masters since 2005 and headed up our Office Management team (2009-2011).Amanda is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).
Please note: Amanda does not have Health Fund Recognition with Medibank, Defence Health and CUA Health.
Senior Practitioner: Janus Shek
Janus Shek completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage at the Canberra Institute of Technology.
She has been working in the Massage Industry since 2011.
Janus specializes in Relaxation, Pregnancy and Hot Stone Massage, as well as Lymphatic Drainage.
She enjoys teaching her clients the benefits of Relaxation Massage, as well as treating clients who present with pain and dysfunction.
Janus is also a qualified Beauty Therapist.
She is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapy (AAMT)