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For more than 10 years, my life has been focused on health and well-being. I am a foodie, a chef, a health practitioner, a surfer, a mother, a lover and a carer of our natural world. I am an educated acupuncturist and massage therapist with a bachelor of health science, acupuncture, and a diploma of remedial massage. I have studied in China, worked in 5 star health retreats and I have run my own clinics in Australia.
With my firm belief in the power of human touch, I have also taken courses in Chinese remedial massage, acupressure, Reiki, Qi Gong, hot stone therapy and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage. With a thirst for more knowledge and skills, I have also seeked out many Japanese acupuncture masters whom I have trained with, developing my treatment approach and style.
What makes my massage treatments unique is my understanding of the meridians and acupuncture points. With this heightened understanding and awareness of the body, I am able to target specific points along the meridians to disperse areas of stagnation and nourish areas of deficiency. This ultimately relieves areas of stress and discomfort much faster than if I wasn't to use meridian therapy and acupressure.
With an understanding of traditional Chinese medical pathology and dietetics, I can also determine your underlying constitutional deficiencies and give you dietary and lifestyle advice to assist you in living to your full potential. I offer private sessions in the comfort of your own home or hotel in all areas between Sayulita and Punta de Mita.
However my story doesn’t end here. As a health practitioner and lover of clean food and healthy living, I am also the co-owner of La Esperanza Restaurant and Bar with my husband, Jose.
My husband, Jose and I first traveled to Mexico together to be married in San Miguel de Allende. Our first wedding was in Australia, in my home town, Byron Bay. However, Australia was too far for Jose’s entire family to come, so we decided to organize a Mexican wedding.
After our wedding in 2012, divine intervention ultimately led our path to Sayulita, Mexico, where we fell in love with this little town we now call home. Having discovered a small surfing village with an abundant local organic farmers market and more than six breaks within 20 minutes, we were sold. We couldn’t believe that no one was serving this organic produce in the restaurants, so we decided that there was a space for us to create something special for the community.
Within only one day, the community had taken us in, giving us a space to create our health food café and a dreamy palapa by the beach. Being from Byron Bay, Australia, I can honestly say that I never thought I would find another place in the world that I would call home.
La Esperanza Restaurant and bar was born from the love of food, community, well-being and waves. My partner, Jose, and I love to enjoy an active life in the jungle by the ocean, surfing, growing food and serving whole living foods to our community.
Esperanza is a kin to its namesake. Hope. Hope for the future generations, hope for humanity. La Esperanza offers food made with love and intention.
We believe that we are all born in perfect harmony and balance with nature. The choices we make throughout our lifetime affect this balance. Our vision, our intentions and ultimately our food is developed with our community in mind, and is based on our desire to assist, inspire and nurture them into making the healthiest choices in life, enabling them to explore their full potential.
We believe that food is medicine. When we prepare medicine we do it consciously with intention and love. First, we take in our environment, the nature around us, the natural flora and fauna. What lives here? What thrives here? What’s local, seasonal and sustainable? There are so many foods available all year round because they are transported thousands of carbon miles to get to you. So we encourage you, for the benefit of both you and our beloved patchamama. We are calling forth a change. Join us at La Ezperanza, in the celebration of eating consciously.