I have been working in the health and wellbeing sector for over 25 years beginning my career as a dance teacher working with girls to help develop self-esteem and physical health. After the birth of my 3rd child I wanted to balance my career around my children. In order to make this happen I completed my training in complimentary therapies and created Shanaluke in 2001(The combination of my three children's names Shantelle, Alex and Luke).
Over the years I have continued to study, following my guided intuition as to how to become a specialised holistic therapist and provide my clients with a professional, caring and compassionate service.
After struggling with my teen daughter's mental health concerns I was drawn to offer support and guidance to young girls again, bringing myself full circle in my career. Butterfly Wings was born in 2007 after experiencing little support in this
area for both parents and girls going through these challenging transitional years.
I have completed training with the Butterfly Foundation, an organisation that offers professional development workshops teaching skills and strategies to help support healthy body image in young people. This training in self-esteem development, body image and media literacy combined with my complimentary therapies has helped me create a beautiful service that empowers young girls and women to reach self-acceptance and love, whilst giving them tools to improve their general health and wellbeing.
Shanaluke and Butterfly Wings have now combined all services under the one roof working from a beautiful space at the Orana Yoga and Wellbeing Centre in Wodonga. This allows me to continue to provide a holistic practice in a safe nurturing environment while offering clients other modalites like yoga, meditation, healthy cooking classes and wellbeing events.
Cert IV Massage
Reiki 1,2,3, New Life Reiki Seichim
Certificate illi illi Hawaiian Hot stones
Certificate in Professional Ear Candling
Certificate Reset TMJ
Dove Body Think Educator Training -Butterfly Foundation certificate
Free to Be Me - Body Esteem Resource - Butterfly Foundation certificate
Certificate IV Small Business Management
Oncology Massage Training Certificate
Fertility Massage Therapy
Senior First Aid
I currently have a working with childrens check and police check with professional industry insurance.
I have recently completed the diploma of remedial massage at Wodonga TAFE. This training has given me the knowledge and experience to provide a range of treatments including; relaxation massage, remedial massage, sports massage and traditional cupping.
I have a keen interest in musculoskeletal disorders such as Scheurrmanns, LBP, Upper Cross and Migraines, as well as the impact that mental illness takes on our overall health. My aim is to help prevent and treat soft tissue injuries and dysfunction and provide pain management.
I will be furthering my study to include the advanced diploma of Myotherapy; to be able to offer more specific techniques for treating musculoskeletal disorders.
I have recently completed the Diploma of Remedial Massage through Wodonga TAFE. This qualification has provided me with the training for relaxation massage, remedial massage and traditional cupping.
I enjoy using the combination of relaxation and remedial techniques to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.
My future interests are in mental health, specifically working with adolescents and combining the use of massage and counselling for a better overall well being.
If you would like further information regarding my qualifications, treatments or workshops please contact me here.