About Michael and Habitat

After dedicating heart, mind and soul to the environmental field for almost a decade, Michael felt a calling to make space in his life for a second passion - the beautifully rejuvenating, healing and heart opening art of Hawaiian massage therapy.

Michael is a passionate certified remedial massage therapist of Melbourne’s inner north and surrounds (Northcote-based), having studied nationally accredited remedial massage, Temple Style (Kahuna) Lomi Lomi massage and Heartworks Lomi Lomi massage.

He has been lucky enough to have experienced the glorious islands and people of Hawaii and wishes to share with you the powerful and profound benefits of both indigenous Hawaiian healing therapies and the Hawaiian philosophy of Lokahi, which promotes balance and harmony between self, community and nature. He dedicates some of his professional time to supporting the amazing and committed volunteers of Melbourne’s vibrant environmental community groups.

He brings heart and mindfulness to both his therapeutic and environmental pursuits, and is continually learning new skills and therapies, so stay tuned for more enriching, healthful and heartful services coming online soon.

Qualifications and professional requirements:

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Certificate in Ka Huna Advanced Bodywork (/Temple Style Lomi Lomi) - Level 3
  • Certificate of Heartworks Lomi Lomi Massage
  • Diploma of Reflexology
  • Polynesian Floor Massage (including Bone & Joint) and Pregnancy Massage
  • Professional membership of AAMT
  • Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance ($10M each)