Introducing our passionate about Health Team
Dr Chris Ientile
“I will listen, I do care and I’m here to help”
With over 39 years of experience, his care phrase has been demonstrated, “He will always listen, truly cares, and is here to help”.
Dr Chris is committed to permanent personal development and holds qualifications in a number of techniques to adjust the spine and nervous system, which include:
Chiropractic care, Applied Kinesiology, Chinese Meridian channels, Neuro Emotional Technique, SOT, Neurolink, Gonstead and his profound understanding of how the body works.
“I love what I do and after 39 years in practice, I still love coming to work. I love that I can help people’s pain disappear and their lives change as a result of that… I mean -who enjoys being in pain?-…it changes the way you feel, think and live. Healing is a joint effort between you and me… I have a lot of knowledge and skill, and your body has an innate ability to heal itself…I just help remove the interference.”
Musculoskeletal Therapy / Men’s Health
Mark Barone graduated at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1978.
In Australia he has developed as a Musculoskeletal Therapist for the last 8 years.
During his vast career, Mark has been most interested in Men’s health issues, hormone balancing and weight loss. He pursues empowering men through tailor-made programs and specialised supplementation.
Mark Barone is passionate about the importance of acknowledging men’s hormonal imbalances related to stress and depression and understands the relevance of treating each patient as a whole.
Domi was born in France, on Australia Day. She lived in Paris for about 25 years, working in Administration and ended up in Australia in 2003 working as a Room Attendant, while preparing her Diploma in Remedial Massage. Dominique launched her own natural therapies business in 2011 starting with Remedial Massage and Reiki, then gaining qualifications in Access Consciousness, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Genome Healing along the way. And we are very lucky to have her in our Empowering Wellness team! How could it get any better than this? What else is possible? .
Remedial Massage / Craniosacral therapy / Genome Healing
Dominique De Groote
“How does it get better than this? “
Domi was born in France, on Australia Day. She lived in Paris for about 25 years, working in Administration and ended up in Australia in 2003 working as a Room Attendant, while preparing her Diploma in Remedial Massage.
Dominique launched her own natural therapies business in 2011 starting with Remedial Massage and Reiki, then gaining qualifications in Access Consciousness, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Genome Healing along the way. And we are very lucky to have her in our Empowering Wellness team! How could it get any better than this? What else is possible?
Naturopathy / Counselling / Life Coaching / Remedial Massage
“Solutions for living a happier life in the modern world!”
Ron Bass is a fully Qualified, Accredited, Registered & Experienced Naturopath & Remedial Massage therapist, Counsellor & Life Coach.
Prior to a career in natural therapies, Ron studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Management throughout the 1980s.
He completed a Dip. of Holistic Healing Arts in 1990, a Dip. of Remedial Massage Therapies in 1992 and graduated with a Dip. of Naturopathy in 1994 and have since also completed a Diploma of Counselling in 2018.
In addition to formal studies, Ron Bass has acquired over 25 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, including management of his own clinics, retail businesses, working in conjunction with other health professionals and health retreats.
In 1990 Ron was the founding proprietor of a successful healing centre in Byron Bay and then Principal/Director of the School of Healing Arts from 1990 to 2000 at Byron Bay, Burleigh Heads and then Bundall on the Gold Coast.
He has been a part-time resident therapist at the Golden Door Health Retreat, from 1994 to 1996 and Hippocrates Health Centre for several years from 1990 to 2004. Also, and also presented numerous seminars to the public.
“I am delighted and honoured to be working with Dr Chris Ientile and the Team at Empowering Wellness, Burleigh.”
Remedial Massage / Dry needling
“Our body has the power and energy to heal itself. We just need to take care and listen to it carefully.”
Silvinha is passionate about ancient oriental Medicine and is registered in Australia as a Dry Needling Therapist. She also studied and graduated in China where she did some practices in a Traditional Chinese medicine Hospital in Beijing. Silvinha also studied Aromatherapy in previous years which she includes in her therapy and her patients seem to adore it!
Silvinha has been in the massage industry since 2016 when she started studying YMA (Yoga Massage Ayurvedic) and also did her Reiki course last year here in Australia.
Silvinha is incisively studying and learning to amplify her knowledge in the massage therapy field.
Remedial Massage/ Traditional Chinese Massage
Tania studied at E.S.T.T College of Natural Medicine in Remedial Therapies and Tuina (TCM) with a professor from Naijing University in Melbourne in 1999/2000.
After completing a Bachelor of Business at Monash University, she decided to do Natural therapies as a career as natural medicine became her passion after reading “The Web that has no weaver” a book on TCM and practising meditation and yoga with the Blue Angel Centre of Wellbeing in Melbourne avidly.
After working with Knox Spinal Medicine with Chiropractors she completed Remedial Massage to go on to work in Fitness First gym.
Having a break to have her 2 children she also worked in 5 Star Peppers Resort Ruffles specialising in Deep Tissue and Remedial.
She is an excellent Relaxation therapist as well with 20 years of experience and will put your mind at rest with a very blissful massage to calm and renew the spirit.
Massage is recommended and suited to your individual needs to best treat conditions and the patient for ultimate pain-free outcomes for mental emotional and physical wellbeing.
“Kindness never ages”.
Ben has been a health professional since 2003. He started in private multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinics, prescribing and overseeing remedial exercise programs for clients with various types of injuries. He went on to study for a postgraduate degree in physiotherapy and continued to work in private settings, whilst devoting a lot of time to the older population living at home and in residential aged care.
Ben started his own business, Adivi Allied Health, to support aged care providers with high-quality physiotherapy services. We have now welcomed him to see private clients of all ages here at Empowering Wellness, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Ben’s experience with clients across the lifespan gives him the ability to provide sound advice and education regarding age-related conditions and the prevention of morbidity later in life. He is passionate about relieving pain, providing an accurate diagnosis and giving his clients the tools they need to improve their quality of life.
Ben is proud to call Australia home since 2008, having moved here from Canada. He still does not have a full-blown Aussie accent, but we will not hold that against him! When Ben is not working, he enjoys the company of his wife, daughter, little dog “Lamb Chop” and his three cats: Jinjee, Max and Bennie. Come see Ben in our clinic today!
Remedial Massage / Trigger point therapy
“Weaving together traditional philosophies and Western psychotherapeutic practices we address imbalances for improved overall health and well-being. “
With over 10 years of experience in holistic health and healing, Lisa’s own in- depth awareness and compassionate understanding aim to promote and accelerate the self-healing process in others. Lisa integrates a body-mind approach to facilitate empowering and transformative change on physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual levels.
“Linking muscular tension to emotional pain brings unconscious patterns to a more conscious level. By accessing old memories and patterns, through a process of body-mind integration, a client learns to ‘let go’ of the tensions outside of their awareness.
The client now sees, hears, and feels him or herself in a new way and can, therefore, respond to themselves and others in new ways. This is the essence of integration of body-mind for transformation”
As a former successful business owner in NZ, (Ojas Holistic Health) Lisa offers an array of unique services tailored to individual needs, including Remedial and Bodywork, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Relaxation, Stress and Tension Relief, Holistic Health Coaching, Mirimiri, Marma Point Massage and Reiki.
Lisa embraces quality time with her family, yoga, meditation, surfing and being in nature.
Light Therapist / Intuitive & Sound Healer / Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
“Gita sees the potential and unique gift in every being”
Gita is a Light Therapist, Sound Healer and Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Her life purpose is to share unique methods of healing, self-awareness and conscious lifestyle with people.
Gita’s been spiritually focused since childhood. Always fascinated by the unseen and Spirit, wondering and searching for the answers about the magic and gift of Life. Her curiosity to find inner peace and health has driven Her into various spiritual studies, paths and traditions. She completed many trainings from Sound Healing, Light Healing, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Sound Massage, energy therapy, Reiki, Healing in the Deep Meditation State and more. She graduated with a Bachelor of Marketing and Logistic Management in Poland. Yet it didn’t fulfil Her deeper longing. She became a Student of the College of Psychotronics where she learned many alternative and holistic ways of perceiving and healing human beings. However, Gita’s biggest passion, devotion and path are healing frequencies of Sound and Light.
Gita mission is to awaken you into the inner source of wealth, will and power. Supporting you in self-creation of your unique life, in accordance to the Heart and Soul purpose. She’s committed Her life to be in service to humanity and its highest potentials. Sharing her gifts, light and heart, techniques and wisdom with everyone who is willing and ready to receive it and to live life fully. All by using natural vibrations and frequencies.
Reception and Admin
“I don’t want to miss one day without laughing”
Ceci has been travelling around the world since she was 18 years old and she is passionate about mindful living and diversity.
She graduated with a Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management. She studied and graduated in Spain and worked with Tourism for more than 10 years all around the country. Ceci also studied Graphic Design in Australia and she is passionate about Interior Design as well. At the moment she also works as a carer with kids with a disability.
Ceci has been in Australia since 2014 she chose Burleigh Heads as her favourite place to live in the world. She considers Empowering Wellness Team as her family and feels grateful to be surrounded by this knowledgeable team.
“When we feel our best, we can give our best”
Chilli first arrived at Empowering Wellness driven by her intuition in 2014. Since then, she has developed steadily and joyfully as our Practice Manager, growing alongside the Clinic.
She graduated with a Marketing & Advertising Bachelor and worked in the Marketing and Communications Department for companies such as Telecom for over 10 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina but after that, she gave a 180~ turn to her life, as she turned into a Yoga Instructor and started travelling and living life in what she considered a more conscious and giving way. Chilli has been involved in volunteer jobs everywhere she’s been, mainly helping disadvantaged children in education and environmental awareness. At the moment she also develops as a Support Worker with young people with a disability which she is passionate about.
Chilli also shares Yoga Classes as part of the Active and Healthy Gold Coast program every Monday morning at 6 am at Coolangatta.
Chilli has been here in Australia since 2014 and feels grateful to have found Empowering Wellness Burleigh, as a place to learn every day from its wonderful team members, in a professional but also holistic way.