“Thank you Amanda for the best neck and shoulder massage I have ever had. Your intuitive, healing presence felt very clear and strong for me. I appreciate your help with clearing energy and your very soft warm hands” – Megan Edwards, Parenting by Connection Coach and mother[hr]
“Amanda has a deep spiritual knowledge about women’s health and is tuned in to her clients energy. She provides the right touch for each women’s needs, even when they differ at different times of the month. I would highly recommend Amanda’s professional touch and massage.” – Lainie Gilby-Anderson, Co-Owner at The Sunglass Fix[hr]
“Fabulous. Best massage Ever! Thank you for being present with me through the treatment. Sensitive and beautiful touch” – Nathalie Verdejo, Fine Artist, Reiki Master and Masseuse[hr]
“Amanda has amazing hands and her touch is deeply nourishing and healing.
I had the best massage session I have ever had with her after a very intense time where I was worn out and unable to relax. I could drop deeply in my session with Amanda and every cell in my body took in the nourishing touch. My whole nervous system could finally begin to relax. I had a very deep sleep afterwards and woke up feeling renewed, able to put an old bothering topic to rest for good.
The right touch can heal deep childhood trauma when applied with the right intention – Amanda has the right touch! Touch can reach where no words can get to, especially if the trauma is very deep seated. I can recommend her personally and also in my role as a professional Mental Health Social Worker”. – Barbara Schmidt, Mental Health Social Worker
“Nurturing, peaceful, nourishing, delicious, Goddessy and I deserve to treat myself to this regularly” – Jenni Cargil-Strong, Professional Storyteller[hr]
“I parent 3 boys, and am married so I give out a lot to others. I have been coming to Amanda regularly for about a year and I often come to be nurtured, and to be with the feminine. I come to get grounded, to rest deeper, to get clarity, to fill up and let go.
Amanda gives sessions that have a very feminine quality and she is able to work at subtle levels as well as with deeper strength and intent, so the sessions can be well suited to whatever is needed. Overall it is an experience of deep care and consideration, warmth and holding and certainly more than just a physical massage.
I go back into my life feeling released, like I can relax more, breathe deeper, my neck and shoulders softer and my body easier to be in. I am always more present in myself, more gentle and more willing to give out again after a massage with Amanda”. – Suzy Champion, Mother, HK Practitioner and bodyworker[hr]
“I really enjoyed that Amanda, you really know a lot about the body, you know where to go, what is needed and feels good. I can see why you call your business Wisdom Body! I feel blissed out, thank you” – Derek, IT professional[hr]
“Thankyou Beautiful Being, such strong capable hands, yet so fine and feminine. Perfect combination” – Aditya, mother[hr]
“Thank you for honoring my body mind and spirit. Your touch was so connected, sensitive and aware. I feel truly held. Much gratitude” – Elushia Sheehan, Remedial Masseuse and Somatic Experiencing therapist.[hr]
“I came because I had a pain in my upper back which hadn’t gone away for over a year. I had tried physiotherapy but it hurt and the pain in my back would come back after a while. I hadn’t had a massage before so didn’t know what to expect. Amanda has the hands of an angel and I felt amazing after the massage, and the pain in my back hasn’t come back!” – Joshua, new father[hr]
“You set yourself apart Amanda. If I had a million dollars I’d just hire you permanently to be my masseuse” – Josh, IT programmer[hr]
“Amanda. I enjoyed your sensitive caring presence, which held a safe and gentle space for me to melt into and unfurl… In gratitude” – Coral Nuten Jones; Trauma Resolution, Holistic Counseling and Somatic Experiencing therapist[hr]
“Hi Amanda, I just wanted to let you know what a lovely experience I had, the nicest massage I have ever had. I felt really relaxed the following day – I was freed up enough to enjoy playing frisbee in the backyard and thrash James! It was truly helpful and I couldn’t stop talking about it all weekend and at work. I look forward to coming back in the future” Rebecca Maugham, gymnastics coach[hr]
“Amanda is very, very, very good” – Sally Martin, Naturopath[hr]
“Thankyou Amanda for another wonderful massage. It really is a gift” – Kat[hr]
“I had the most incredible massage with Amanda today. She has a sweet loving touch and presence, very tuned into what my body needed and wonderfully firm hands. She creates a lovely safe and nurturing atmosphere for her clients. The massage was to help relax and connect with myself more deeply in the run up of my moon time, however Amanda mentioned a significant tension in my right shoulder. I was in a serious accident from 5 years ago but did not realise how much both the physical damage still affects me and mental stress still lingers in my shoulder from what was a life-changing accident. Day to day I barely notice this but the tension from the accident is still there. After my shoulder was massaged, my whole body let go more… ** Highly recommended for a loving, nurturing and relaxing massage” – Dwari Dee, cleaner.[hr]
“Dearest Amanda, What a beautiful soul you are. An oasis of calm and love and light. Gentle and nourishing. With deepest gratitude” – Emma, psychologist and Mother[hr]
“Lovely, thank you, I feel so much more in harmony with life” – Matt, Remedial Masseuse[hr]
“Thank you, I didn’t want it to end!” – James, gymnastics coach[hr]
About Somatic Experiencing (SE):
“SE is the modality which brought me most actual healing of them all and Amanda Patterson is without doubt one of the most attuned and subtle healers I have received from… Highly recommended get in touch with her and book in if you are in the Northern Rivers“ – Lucy Anna Rhodes, Psychic[hr]
“This work has been helping me immensely. I feel held in a deep, nurturing and present way. On a practical level the PTSD I’ve been dealing with has reduced markedly… My nervous system feels soothed, I am generally calmer and no panic attacks since I started the SE sessions. Thank you Amanda ” – Sally Guildford, vocalist, actor and Kundalini dance facilitator[hr]
“Amanda is an open hearted, wise and tender healer who has a deep stillness and a bright twinkle. I recommend her work to all who wish to gently unravel back to their centre easing out the knots and tangles along the way”. – Phillipa Williams, Actor and Producer[hr]
“I highly recommend Amanda Patterson. I had the experience of 2 SE sessions with Amanda and feel it was a great incentive for me to jump a little deeper into my journey of the heart. I felt safe, held and supported both in the sessions and in the follow up “are you ok” chats.” – Dean Rishan Grigg[hr]
“I came to Amanda during a very low point of my life. I had just left a stressful job and my self-esteem was at an all time low in relation to finding new work and feeling the shock and sadness of a relationship breakup. I always came out of the SE sessions with Amanda on a high and feeling that “everything is OK” and a lot of my worries were just in my mind, not a reality.
SE is like nothing I have experienced before, not like talk therapy or hands on therapy like massage or reiki. It has been incredibly life changing for me to be aware of my body’s responses in relation to certain circumstances. This has given me a basis to be more aware of when my body and my being goes to extremes like panic, anxiety, despair or even the “positive” extremes like to be over-excited. Being aware of these body responses helped to take me back to a grounded space.
I continue to be aware of my body’s responses in my day to day life now.” – Emma, Myocum
“I had my first ever SE treatment with Amanda almost a month ago now and my experience was extremely positive.
I was guided into a very relaxed state and led through a system on how to listen to my body and release the tension that came up for me.
I sought a session as I had chronic pain across my shoulders that had troubled me on and off for years. I was also having to deal with someone close to me whose anger issues were upsetting me.
Following the treatment I had a feeling of calm and all is right in the world. The pain across my shoulders has gone and I’ve had no sign of it since.
I’ve also been able to confront the person who was upsetting me calmly and without getting upset or intimidated (which I normally would) and resolve things there.” Nicki Paterson, Federal
“I was drawn to work with Amanda as I have always appreciated her depth of presence and authenticity. Amanda created a space of deep trust and safety and I felt very held and as she guided me through this amazing body of work. It supported me to deepen the positive space that Im in in my life right now, and allowed me to enter a new level of presence within myself. It also gave me a new understanding of what it means to be present in my body as opposed to presence as a concept in my mind. This really connected with the Vipassana meditation work I have experienced where I still somehow felt I was scannning the body through my mind. Now I have the experience of feeling it in my body, which feels like a whole new level of being. And for this I am very grateful. I fully recommend and give gratitude for the amazing gift Amanda has to share”. Bacchi Being, Masseuse and Dance Teacher in Training[hr]
“You are a masterful practitioner of co-inquiry” – Matthew
About Moon Massage:
“Thank you Amanda, I love receiving massages from you. I feel completely safe and nurtured to let go, by you being present and intuitive to what I need. Your massages are always so whole, thorough, deep, releasing and nurturing” – Natasha Hain, Pregnancy yoga teacher, Red Tent Yoga Byron Bay co-manager[hr]
“Yumm – thank you Amanda ! I just started to bleed early this morning. What great timing for the massage yesterday, the slowing down it supported so my blood could start flowing easily and freely. I was entering this most delicious place of subtle energetic movements, releasing tensions downwards into the earth. Thank you!” – C.N., Tigress Yoga instructor and shiatsu therapist
About Island Style Pregnancy massage:
“I have tried other pregnancy masseuses and they just weren’t the same. They didn’t have the same quality of touch, or seem like they knew what they were doing in the way Amanda does. So I’m coming back” – Tahlia, mother-to-be[hr]
“Dear Amanda, Thank you so much for your welcoming presence, openness and stillness. The massage was just one of the gifts I received from you today. Thank you” – Jeanette and the Splodge[hr]
“Bless you Amanda, You are fantastic, much love” – Lydia and Little[hr]
“Amanda thank you so much for my beautiful massage. I could feel the nurturing just oozing out of your hands. Your care and attention to detail helped me feel very comfortable and r e l a x e d ” – Jewelli Dollman; Australian Bush Flower Essences Instructor[hr]
“Magical experience! Everything my body and soul needed … and more! From fingertips to toes – BLISS. Thank you” – Vanessa, mother to be
About Lymphatic Drainage:
“Such a great way to spend an hour of my day! I feel so peaceful and relaxed, always leave feeling great from here.” – Katherine Clark, mother of two[hr]
“Thank you for my lymphatic drainage session. I feel wonderfully calm, centered and nurtured. You have a healing touch and a warm heart, and I hope to experience your gifts again. Namaste” – Rak Razam, Experiential Journalist, Author and Speaker
About massage work for Retreats and spa’s:
“Amanda supported our detox retreat by providing lymphatic drainage massage to our guests. Amanda’s professionalism, skilled expertise, and warm, open-hearted nature made it a pure pleasure to work with her. Our guests reported feeling blissful, rejuvenated, and deeply relaxed after their sessions with Amanda and felt at ease in her presence. I would highly recommend Amanda as an advanced healing practitioner.” – Neti Read, Director, Sahaaja Detox Retreat[hr]
“Amanda has worked for Radiance Retreats on a number of occasions and received excellent feedback each time. She is intuitive and individually tailors each massage to suit the needs of each client. I have also experienced Amanda’s massage and I really enjoy the way she is very present to the clients’ needs or requests” – Anthea Amore, Healing Space Coordinator at Radiance Retreats[hr]
“I would highly recommend Amanda, Heidi or Nathalie to any group who wanted to incorporate massage into their conference / retreat. We utilized all three ladies for our Architecture Retreat at Tyalgum Ridge and found them to be a perfect combination of professional and personal. They were a breath of fresh air for our retreat and provided excellent massages for those lucky enough to get one!” – Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Catering Coordinator, Hassell Architectural Firm.