Breathing Spa​ce Bodywork

For a clear mind, an open heart & a free body.

About Helen

Originally from New Zealand, I am a qualified, experienced massage therapist and yoga teacher, currently living and practising in beautiful, tropical Cairns.   

My massage and yoga journey began in 2002 whilst living in Hong Kong, teaching health education for a local NGO. In the middle of a vibrant but hectic city, I discovered a beautiful little sanctuary — a yoga school named Sriyoga. From my very first class there, I felt a deep sense of peace and steadiness and I have maintained a regular yoga practice ever since. 

That same year, I began my studies in massage therapy. I’ve always felt drawn to massage, even when I was a little girl, giving hand and foot massages to my mum and her friends when they came to visit.

Over the last 17 years, I have studied many styles of massage, as well as undertaken five yoga teacher training programmes. I have worked as a massage therapist, spa therapist and yoga teacher in natural health centres, gyms, schools, mental health centres, tropical day spas, on a cruise ship, in a chiropractic clinic and in private practice. I was the Spa Manager at Arumi Wellness Day Spa on Green Island, Far North Queensland for 2 years before opening my launching my own business, Breathing Space Bodywork in 2013.

I am wholeheartedly committed to professional development and regularly attend trainings and workshops, both in Australia and internationally, to enhance my skills as a bodyworker, yoga student and teacher.

I feel so blessed to be able to share what I love & have learnt so far through the treatments I offer and the classes I teach.