Our Story

Our story began with Tara in 2014.  As a one woman band, she massaged from her spare room at home until an opportunity arose to rent some space in town.  The Stanthorpe Community fell in love with this Polynesian style of massage, bodywork and healing.  Before long Tara launched the massage training part of the business.  Mind Body Synergy Massage Studio and School of Massage was born.

Alison joined the team after attending one of Tara’s Lomi Lomi Heartworks Massage Training Courses.  She found much joy in both the giving and receiving this massage, so she joined Tara and has remained a committed member of the team.  Julia is our most recent team member who also began her Hawaiian Massage journey with Tara on one of the Lomi Lomi Heartworks Practitioner training courses.  Both Ali & Julia later went on to further their studies at Mettes Institute of Massage and Personal Development; where Tara and Julian also studied.  Julian is Tara’s partner in life and co-facilitator on the massage training courses. All our massage styles are loved and appreciated by the Stanthorpe community.  All are unique, dedicated and fantastic bodyworkers.  As a team we four are the Granite Rock Stars (AKA The Aloha Collective).  Would you like to Join the Aloha Collective?

Our mission is to awaken individuals to their value, greatness, purpose & passion. To help people feel better about their day, themselves, their bodies & life. Through our work we assist people in dealing with the myriad of life’s challenges whilst cleaning up whatever is holding them apart from what they say they want.  We achieve this goal through…Mind Body Synergy Massage Studio – Stanthorpe’s Home of Ka Huna Body Work (aka Lomi Lomi or Ancient Hawaiian Temple Massage).

In May 2021 the Conscious Touch Collective Project ~ School of Massage, Individual and Spiritual Development was formed. They work in harmony with Mind Body Synergy as they share a similar message.  That all living beings are truly valued and supported to achieve their fullest potential and soul expression in safety and with love.  We support their mission and their offerings to help make the world a better place for all.

Move To Heal with Ali – This technique of dancing and moving to music is a mind/body physical conditioning program that encourages joy and self awareness in movement, it provides health and fitness on all levels as well as neurological integrative practices.

Skills to Thrive International – Life and Stress Management Coaching, Emotional Healing and Emotional Intelligence Brain Training (sessions can be carried out over Video Chat or in person at the Mind Body Synergy rooms in Stanthorpe, QLD, Australia)

We are currently a team of four. Tara, Alison, Julian and Julia and we welcome you into our Haven of Hawaiian style healing massage and philosophy.