Katy Katy Koo Garratt - Massage Therapist

Hi, I’m Katy Koo Garratt. I’m excited to be part of Vitality Health Centre whose practioners are committed to empowering you in your journey of health and wellness.


My experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist spans over 15 years. During that time, I have treated a wide range of musculo-skeletal and mental dysfunctions from the general community, as well as patients referred by doctors, allied health professionals, family and friends. I offer relaxation, therapeutic, and remedial treatments, or a combination of these depending on your condition and needs. I have also had the amazing privilege of helping dozens of expectant mothers with pregnancy massage. My other areas of proficiency are treating those with sports injuries, post-surgery scar management, muscular tension and emotional pain which manifest as physical ailments. I have treated conditions in the area of mental health such as stress, anxiety, and depression. My experience also covers more complex conditions such as Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia.


I am a registered Comcare provider for patients who have suffered work-related injuries. NDIS self-funded participants are also covered.


My treatment protocols are tailored to your needs, with the aim of restoring and/or enhancing your quality of life, ease of movement, and well-being. I believe in educating you in care and prevention, so that you can keep your body in its best possible shape.


My aim is to provide a you, and the community at large, with a compassionate service in the care of the physical vehicle, i.e. the body, through various disciplines of bodywork. I am committed to deliver this service to you with a smile and a caring spirit.


My passion for continued education is totally driven by my desire to alleviate suffering. I am a firm believer that knowledge enables me to better serve you and the community. Having myself suffered with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, my hope is to inspire you to rise above your present situation towards recovery. On the other hand, if you are presently well, then to aquaint you with measures towards prevention of disease.


My interests are population welfare, education, nutrition, health, wellness, and teaching modalities that help restore the body's natural balance, such as the healing arts of Tai Chi and Qi Cong ( pronounced Chee Kung ).


I look forward to assisting you in taking care of your most important asset: your health.



Verlie Kennedy – Remedial Massage & Low Intensity Laser Treatment



Quite often the solution to a problem comes from many sources, not just one.


By bringing several modalities together,  I can better address any injuries or areas of discomfort so that you leave your appointment feeling relaxed, with reduced pain and increased mobility.  By using Low Intensity Laser Therapy (non heat generating unlike lasers used in specialised beauty treatments) in combination with Remedial Massage Therapy techniques, I find clients get longer lasting relief and with better results.


So what is Low Intensity, or Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT)?  The energy from a laser is delivered at a low density that is non heat generating, hence the term Cold.   Our body’s cells love light!  And when these cells interact with photons from the laser light, they begin to produce collagen, start the healing response and  increase lymph and blood circulation.  This gentle therapy is non-invasive and wonderful results can be achieved with tight and sore muscles, tendon injuries, sprained ligaments, lymphoedema, back pain and arthritis etc. I trained at the Australian Institute of Laser Therapy in Melbourne and hold the accredited Australian Government Laser & IPL Safety Certificate.


The hands on approach of Remedial Massage, is used not only for its relaxing and calming effects, but also allows for palpation and postural assessment to assess imbalances in the body that maybe causing pain or injury.   Quite often the cause of pain and discomfort is not located at the actual site of pain.


Incorporating Neurostructural Integration Technique, a modality based on Bowen Therapy that works to release the connective tissue that runs throughout the entire body, allows your entire body to participate in the remedial corrections taking place, not just at the site of injury.  If you have ever experienced Bowen Therapy before you will have enjoyed the calming, and wholistic results that can be achieved without the strong deep compressive work of Remedial Massage.


Acupressure also adds an extra dimension to bodywork and provides access to the body’s energy paths (meridians), by using the same points as acupuncture.  When stimulated with the laser, these points release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force, to support and aid healing.

It is a privilege indeed, to be running my business, the Laser Advantage, from this multi practitioner health clinic where I can fulfil my love and passion for integrated bodywork, alongside other health professionals committed to your journey for health and happiness.


With over 20 years experience I can offer you a professional, and effective, tailored treatment plan to address injuries and any aches and pains to ensure that you leave feeling at your best.



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