Introducing our passionate team
Chiropractor, Kinesiologist, Acupuncturist
Dr Chris Ientile
“I will listen, I do care and I’m here to help”
With over 35 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:
Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture, Neuro Emotional Technique, SOT, Neurolink, Gonstead and his profound understanding of how the body works.
“I love what I do and at 64, after 36 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.”
After 2 years in Chiropractic practice and after undertaking extensive kinesiology studies, Chris decided to learn the ancient art of Acupuncture in Sri Lanka. He was trained intensely under Professor Anton Jashuria, one of the world’s leading acupuncturists.
Chiropractor, Sports, Massage
“Chiropractic rocks my world, let it rock yours!”
Dr. Mark has a wealth of knowledge with close to 20 years experience within the health field and is full of energy and enthusiasm.
He has joined the team at Empowering Wellnes as Associate Chiropractor.
Mark is a previous science graduate from Victoria University of Technology who has also completed bachelor’s degrees in Chiropractic Science and Clinical Science at the Department of Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Complementary Medicine, RMIT University, Melbourne.
He has special interest in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatic disorders, sports and soft tissue injuries.
“Ever since I first consulted with my mentor and chiropractic colleague due to sports injuries and a motor vehicle accident I realised the power of the profession and the benefits for both the mind and physical body.”
Dr. Mark has helped people from all walks of life through dedicated Chiropractic Care; this includes working with coal miners and farmers in the Northern Territory, practicing in the UK, within an elderly community, all the way to assisting young children with their development and identifying structural abnormalities.
Mark’s clinical approach encompasses extensive use of myofascial release and soft tissue massage prior to the treatment, this way Dr. Mark’s adjustments can go deeper and usually hold longer in each patient. Dr. Mark will include exercise programs and rehabilitation to ensure the most effective care of his patients.
Dr. Mark looks forward to seeing you, he has great charisma and is always happy to educate everyone eager to better understand their bodies in a holistic way.
Dominique De Groote
“Anywhere…Everywhere…What energy, space and consciousness can we be that would allow us to be who we truly are? What does it take to be at the top of the world now and in the future?
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 / Naturopathy / Counselling / Life Coaching
“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 1980’s.
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 a 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, throughout 1994 to 1996 and Hippocrates Health Centre over 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.”
“Being a keen soccer player and cyclist himself, he knows about injuries that come with playing sport”.
Edmore is a passionate remedial massage therapist that has been in the industry for over 15 years. Before relocating to Queensland, Edmore owned and operated his own clinic for over 15 years in Melbourne. Over the years Edmore has significantly grown his client base, and now has a large, loyal clientele that are booking appointments with him a year in advance to avoid missing out.
His passion for the massage industry and desire to help people overcome their pain and injuries is how he’s become such an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner that he is today!
Edmore’s use of various massage techniques: Remedial , Sports, Trigger Point Therapy, Traditional Thai Massage, Myofascial Release, Relaxation and Therapeutic massage allows him to be able to treat a wide range of injuries and pains.
Remedial Massage / Healing
“Our body has the power and energy to heal itself. We just need to take care and listen to it carefully.”
Silvinha has been an Acupuncturist for over 10 years. She 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.
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.
Musculoskeletal Therapy and 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.
Simone Sleep, Medical Research Scientist
“If you were ever going to get truly well, when would be the best time to start?”
Simone has been in clinical practice for over 20 years as a Naturopath specialising in biochemistry nutrition. Her training has bee of international standards from working in the largest hospital in Shangai, China, studied under and currently works alongside biological dentist Dr Eric Davis, studied advanced medical pathology under Dr. Sam Queen, and completed biomedical Science undergraduate at Bond University.
Currently Simone is completing her Masters in Medical Research.[/three-fifths]
“When we feel our best, we can give our best”
Chilli is originally from Argentina, but has been travelling around for the past 9 years.
She started her career graduating with a Marketing & Advertising Bachelor and working in the Communication area for companies such as Telecom for over 10 years in Buenos Aires, 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, helping mainly children in education and environmental awareness. At the moment she also develops as a recreational worker with young people with disabilities.
She also shares Yoga Classes as part of the Active and Healthy Gold Coast program every Wednesday morning at 6am at North Burleigh Surf Club.
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.