About Us

acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage

 

Ocean Holistic provides Acupuncture, Remedial Massage, Chinese Herbal formulas and natural treatments to support your health in our Sunshine Coast clinic.

We are a team of health professionals based in Caloundra, dedicated to supporting your journey to good health.

In our clinic you will find natural products, herbal formulas, practitioner range supplements and more.

Ocean Holistic acupuncture and massage clinic Caloundra
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HI, I'm Akemi

When I arrived in Australia from Japan, I did my studies at the Massage School of Queensland in Gold Coast 2014 and finished more than 400 hours in clinical practice. At the end of my studies I was lucky enough to get a job at a chiropractic practice before moving to the sunshine coast where I am now located. In all those years I’ve been working in different setups gaining invaluable experience and receiving great advice, for which I’m very grateful. I now enjoy tailoring my techniques and developing my own style.

I don’t do routines, I enjoy to be present and focus on what you bring to the therapy each time. I believe that a therapeutic massage doesn’t necessarily need to be firm or soft but tailored to your level of comfort.

During a treatment I’ll combine techniques and suggest the use of tools if I feel it will be beneficial. I believe that communication is the key for excellent results so feel free to let me know your concerns and goals for the treatment.

You'll get a tailored treatment each time. Depending on what you bring to the session, we'll go through an assessment, stretching routine and aftercare recommendations. Your feedback is key for achieving good results.

Treatments that I offer:

-Remedial Massage, recommended for preventing and rehabilitate injury, managing pain and maintenance.

-Medical Massage, loosening your muscles before surgery and supporting your rehabilitation after surgery.

-Pregnancy massage, ease muscular pain and nerve pain, reduce swelling and improve posture.

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Dr. Mackenzie Fox (Mac)
Doctor of Chinese Medicine & registered acupuncturist (BHSc. Acu)

Mackenzie holds a Bachelor of Health Science Degree majoring in Acupuncture and is registered under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

 

Mackenzie has a special interest in the maintenance of your emotional wellbeing and has additional training in the managment of prolonged stress levels , anxiety, and insomnia.

He is also skilled in the area of therapeutic pain management and the treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions.

 

Mackenzie believes in the holistic treatment of woman’s health issues, specifically concerning the alleviation of symptoms associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, dysmenorrhea (pain associated with menstruation), and menopause.

He is also a firm believer in the revitalising and rejuvenating qualities of cosmetic acupuncture; which not only benefits individuals externally, but can be invaluable on a therapeutic level for the management of tension headaches.

At Ocean Holistic we believe that your optimal health and well-being can be supported through the use of traditional Chinese herbal medicine; in conjunction with ancient techniques such as acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion (the burning of therapeutic herbs), flame cupping, tuina (Chinese medical massage), and gua sha (dermabrasion) in conjunction with the utilisation of infrared heat lamp treatment.

Through the use of these modalities, Mackenzie aims to restore your health, and balance the functions of your body, mind, and spirit.

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Dr. Bree Wilkes-MacKinnon | Acupuncturist (BHSc. Acu.), Chinese Medicine

Dr. Bree Wilkes-MacKinnon is a qualified Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMs).

In addition to her formal training (BHSc Acu) she has completed an advanced course of clinical Chinese Medicine in Guan Zhou, China. After finishing her studies she opened a community acupuncture clinic in Adelaide and then went to work on cruise ships in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. For the last four years she has she has been self-employed at various private clinics in Queensland.

She is passionate about fertility and women’s health and has assisted many women with regulating menstruation, PMS, period pain, Menopause, PCOS, fertility issues, IVF, pregnancy pain, morning sickness and labour induction. She also works with a range of conditions, such as muscle-skeletal pain, joint stiffness, Skin problems, Anxiety, insomnia, hay fever and asthma.

As well as acupuncture, her treatments may involve cupping, herb or supplement prescription or diet and lifestyle advice.

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Dr. Kirby Quin | Acupuncturist, Chinese MEdicine

Dr Kirby is a Heart centred Chinese medicine practitioner who recently moved to the sunshine coast. Post Covid Kirby got the itch to travel which has landed her in the sunny Kings beach, soaking up the sun and living the simple life is what prompted the move from a busy clinic down south.

From a young age Kirby was interested in how the body works and how traditional methods can aid in the body's natural ability to heal.

Living in London she discovered alternative methods of healing the body and this struck her interest in Chinese Medicine, leading to her to complete her studies in Melbourne.

Kirby has spent the last 7 years in Albury building 2 practices and being at home close to her family and those she loves. At the Border wellness centre Kirby worked alongside Dr Liz Onley, a GP and obstetrician. Additionally, with the Albury/Wodonga midwifery services, working with women in all stages of their life in menstrual health to fertility pregnancy and beyond. This time and learning has now become a passion in this area of health.

Our health system today is focused on treating a problem when it arrives, Kirby aims to teach you to listen to your body and understand what it means when your body is out of balance and how to correct it. Kirby has completed extra training in many areas including postpartum, pregnancy care and fertility (including the effective Kirstin Wolfe fertile method) and Clare Pyers in integrative blood analysis.

Constitutional Cosmetic Acupuncture will be on the menu as Kirby is also an Internationally accredited Cosmetic Acupuncturist after undertaking advanced studies with Marnie Cummings & Dr Radha Thambrajah.

“My joy in treating with Cosmetic acupuncture is not only are we correcting the internal energies that encourage advanced aging but promoting pro aging with the methods we use and teaching you the techniques to take your skin health to the next level, with tips and tricks you can do at home encouraging heath, in your own hands.”

Kirby's main focus in clinic has been prenatal, pregnancy and postpartum care, including working with patients with skin conditions, menstrual irregularities and gynaecological conditions.

However, Kirby is not just limited to this and treats all ailments and looks forward to working with you in your health journey.

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Darunee | Remedial MAssage Therapist

Freshly graduated from Demi International College on the Sunshine Coast, Darunee is on a path of mastering Remedial massage and Beauty and Salon management.

Hailing from Thailand, Darunee brings a touch of paradise to the Sunshine Coast. With extensive experience in spa, hotel and tourism management, she's been weaving her magic on the world of massage here on the Sunshine Coast since March 2023.

As our personal massage therapist, Darunee's gentle, caring manner and remarkable skills have us all feeling like a million bucks. Experience the soothing magic of her hands and unwind in her capable care!

Book your session with Darunee for a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation like no other.

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Baillie Bliss | Kinesiology

Baillie is a Kinesiologist, Yoga Teacher and Support Worker. Baillie was completely blown away and begun on a new path after receiving a Kinesiology session herself many years ago. Having awareness of unconscious beliefs & patterns that were running her life and the tools to support change was life changing for her. She has a passion for all things natural healing & aims to bring more kindness into the world.

KINESIOLOGY:
Kinesiology is a holistic healing modality using muscle testing to discover imbalances within the body. This modality is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) based, working with the elements within the body. Once an imbalance is found- your body will guide the way to healing that imbalance- choosing one or many completely natural aids. The basis is that any ailment is our body's way of alerting us to an imbalance. Largely, inner beliefs will be looked at that may not be in alignment with your highest good & therefore are causing stress.

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