Vickie Marama Larkin
~ Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist ~ Sunshine Coast based treatments
Vickie comes from a long line of of healers where music and the health profession come together as strong traits through her family tree. Vickie descends from the lineage of Ngati Rangitane and Ngati Raukawa people of the Kurahaupo Canoe, from the Manawatu area in the North Island of New Zealand. She has a huge love for Zenthai Shiatsu and Polynesian Healing and enjoys working with the aspects of the mind, body and spirit. Vickie began studying Physiotherapy at Health at Cumberland College of Health Sciences a year after leaving high school and learnt Swedish Massage there. This began her discovery of working physically with the body and she has enjoyed studying many modalities over the years including Zenthai Shiatsu Therapy Training(6 modules), Kahuna or Lomi Lomi (6 Levels), Polynesian Floor Massage, Pregnancy massage, Hahana Hot Stones, and Reiki.
Where can I find Vickie?
You can find Vickie at Nambour Chiropractic Center, 38 Price St Nambour. One hour treatments are available by appointment, bookings on 07 5441 4181 Wednesdays and Fridays afternoon. (Please state Zenthai Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi massage or Hot Rocks when booking). She also Works at Muscle Mechanics Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am till 2pm where you an have a treatments from half hour to one and a half hours. Bookings available on -0418 729 020. Vickie does Zenthai Shiatsu, Hawaiian Massage and also has a Diploma of Remedial (Oriental Medicine) so you can claim on most Health funds. Please state what type of treatment you would like when booking your appointment. She is also available on Monday 9 till 5 at BT Physio, 679 David Low Way, Pacific Paradise. 07 5448 8755 for one hour treatments.
“My mother was a professional dancer so I grew up with a huge love for movement and dance. I studied ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco and polynesian dance from the age of four. I have worked most of my adult life as a dancer and singer and often incorporate song as part of my treatment. My father is still a musician so their influence on me is profound.
I have acquired experience and knowledge in working with the techniques and my work has matured and blossomed into a deep and passionate interest in the spiritual and physical realms of Ancient knowledge, Wisdom and Healing. My journey has taken me throughout the world where I have worked with world class athletes and people of many walks of life. I like to use Music in my treatments as it aids in the relaxation of the client and has a healing and nurturing effect on the client.”
What others are saying:
“I have had three Zen Thai Shiatsu massages from Vickie and can’t wait for the next one! Vickie has strong, yet gentle hands that help me feel loose and more energetic. I have a few sore spots and Vickie is careful to avoid hurting me, while still helping free the tight, stressed areas. I highly recommend Vickie.”
“Vickie Larkin has treated me for the past ten years as I have competed in surf life saving titles at a championship level. Her Hawaiian Massage and Zen Thai Shiatsu treatments have been essential to my recovery from the physical exertion and stresses of competing and training. With her support I got to a level where I was voted Sports Woman of the Year in 2010 on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. I highly recommend it to any sport competitors.”
“I was fortunate to receive a Zen Thai Shiatsu treatment from Vickie this summer and had had chronic back pain for the past 10 years which was persistent and inhibiting my enjoyment of walking and bike riding. After the treatment the pain has totally disappeared and has allowed me to enjoy these activities again. It has also increased my flexibility and zest for life. Thank you Vickie.”