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Our Story

Helping clients from 2004.

We treat many families -
Children, parents, grandparents.
Relatives and friends.

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Professional. Private. Purpose-built.
EXPERIENCED

Qualifications

Massage Certifications

  • Certificate IV in Massage 2004
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage 2006
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor 2007
  • Certificate Pregnancy & Postnatal Massage 2007
  • Watsu Water Massage Intro course 2007
  • Thermal Stone Bodywork course 2009
  • Oncology Massage Module 1 2010
  • Certificate IV in Pregnancy Massage 2011
  • Fertility Massage Certificate 2018
  • ‘Certified Specialist’ Remedial Massage 2019

Professional Highlights:

  • Degree in Journalism and Sports Studies (Human Movement) 2001
  • Diploma in Freelance Photography 2002
  • Austswim Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety 2004
  • Austswim Teacher of Infant Aquatics 2005
  • Austswim Teacher of Swimming to People with a Disability 2009
  • Swim Australia National Conference Presenter 2016
  • Swim Australia National Campaign Photographer 2019
  • Austswim Qld Best Small Swim School of the Year 2021
  • Built, Owned & Managed my Swim School 2009 – 2021
CHRISTINE'S LIFE

My Story

Beginner

Growing up with a 15m backyard pool, the youngest of three siblings, I swam daily! I loved competing, massage and travel! I missed the 2000 Olympic Trials with food poisoning. Two weeks in Brisbane’s Children’s hospital showed me that life goes on after sport ends. Health is a precious gift!

Boss

After finishing my degree in 2001, I worked as a busy studio photographer, before creating my own purpose-built professional home-business for massage and aquatics. It’s wonderful still seeing my swim school photos feature in national water safety promotions.

Over 10 years, I employed 10 staff, teaching over 700 swimmers.

Balance

Life is a big journey. My sweetest highlight is my beautiful boy Max, who makes me smile every day.

2021 I closed my swim school and shared my resources and program, teaching babies from birth.

I’ve come full circle – building a basic backyard to working every day with a busy team, finally returning to focus on family time.

I love books, DVDs and courses.

Massage is my peaceful place.

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I look forward immensely to my regular treatments with Christine at Focus on Movement. Having been a client since 2006 I have cannot recommend her highly enough. The facilities Christine provides are of the highest calibre and ensure the utmost in comfort and quality. I have no hesitation in recommending the treatments provided by Focus on Movement.

Kerry

School Teacher

I have been a client of Christine’s since 2006. I enjoy how peaceful and relaxing my massages are and how professional and friendly Christine is. She has helped me a lot over the years with all sorts of injuries I have had and adding the Sauna is a definite bonus. It is a very enjoyable experience.

Tina

Administrator and accounts

This is the best Massage anyone could have – it’s just wonderful! Christine really is very good at her profession.

Mary

Retired Grandmother of 9