I have had a lifelong interest in natural therapies, having worked in the health food industry for 7 years and always seeking to use complementary or alternative medicine where possible.
A while ago, I made the decision to follow my heart and study in the natural therapies field. I chose massage therapy as I really believe in the power of touch, and I’ve seen first-hand how people’s lives have been changed by massage. It took me quite a while to bring my dream to fruition, but I finally threw in my corporate job to study massage full-time, founding Tara Goulding Massage Therapy in 2006.
As well as running my mobile massage business, I have also had experience working in a clinical environment, alongside a Chiropractor and a Nutritionist, and in a reputable Day Spa.
I hold a Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT50307) and a Certificate IV in Massage (HLT40302) both from Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), as well as numerous workshops and short courses including Oncology Massage Module 1. I also hold a Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) degree from Charles Sturt University (CSU) and am currently undertaking a postgraduate Master of Human Nutrition degree through Deakin University.
I am a Senior Level One member of the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT) (member number 12753), and abide by AMT’s Massage Therapy Code of Practice and Code of Ethics, and the Health Care Complaints Commission’s Code of Conduct for unregistered health practitioners including how to make a complaint.