Hi! I’m Taryn, Outdoorsy Mama of 2 Girls; Lover of all kinds of Movement; & Passionate, Trailblazing Women's Health Physio & Body Connection Therapist. I help women connect to their entire body, in particular their feminine body.
What do I do?
Great question! Quite simply, I help you to come home to your body. I help you to know & understand your body better so that you can connect with, & be blown away by, your body's wisdom! My job isn't to tell you 'what's wrong' with your body & how to fix it. Rather, I guide you to tune in to your body physically, emotionally & energetically, so that you can find the answers to the questions you have been asking.
How did I get here?
Having always been interested in the human body & movement, I naturally progressed into Physiotherapy as a profession. After having my first babe, it became so clear to me that I did NOT want to go back to my hospital & teaching work. But what did I want?! I felt really lost. One thing that felt like home was my movement. In particular, Triathlon.
After representing Australia at the Age Group World Champs it was becoming clear that I wanted to help women get back to sports & exercise after birth. After my second birth, I experienced significant pelvic pain. Pain that almost broke me! After seeing ALL the therapists, I was still left feeling broken, disconnected & disappointed in my body. Until I made a decision to not only focus on rebuilding physically from the inside out, but to dive deep into healing my entire relationship with my body.
When I stripped my physical exercise right back to something that looked like 'relearning' about my body & my body's language - I realised just how disconnected & out of touch with my feminine body I really was. Over time my body taught me what it felt like to go at it's pace; how if feels to be in direct communication with your core; & what it looks like to lead life from your centre. Not only has my relationship with my body dramatically changed, my entire life feels different. I feel more connected to myself & to others; I feel more able to to speak + live my truth; & I am creating a life that is 'me' - one that reflects who I am at the core.
What do I believe in?
I believe in showing you how, rather than telling you you can't!
I believe that when you are in deep connection with your body, your body will show you the way!
I believe that a positive & powerful connection with your body is the foundation for good living!
I believe that you deserve to feel at home in your body & when you do, you feel at home in your life!
Who do I work with?
Generally I work with women who already move through their world with drive, commitment, fullness & motivation, but are seeking something MORE - even though they are unsure what exactly that ’something is.
Generally, the women that I work with resonate with one or more of the following statements:
My [insert pre/postnatal, post/pre menopause, ageing etc] body feels different. I feel lost & disconnected from my body. I want to 'feel free' in my body again.
I've been told by other therapists that I should't run/lift [insert exercise that makes you feel happy], but I just don't feel like myself if I don't.
I want to feel safe in my body.
I've experienced sexual trauma/assault. I have disconnected with my feminine body. I want to enjoy sex, & be able to be present in my body during sex.
I have pelvic pain - & everything I have tried doesn't work!
I want to enjoy a greater level of intimacy & enjoy a more satisfying sex life.
I want to connect with my core & my body more deeply.
I've had a baby & I want to heal & recover in a 'smart' way, but I also want to feel like I am generating progress.
I've never had a good relationship with my body. I am tired of hating my body.
I want to feel strong, fit, fast & resilient in my body. I have worked with coaches & trainers in the past, but I feel like I could be gaining better results. I'm looking for something different, & I'm open to trying a new approach.
I feel lost in my life. I have motivation, and a million ideas, but I don't know what's right for me.
I want to create a life & a lifestyle truely reflects ME.
To be honest, many women come to work with me not knowing why they want to. They say they simply felt drawn to. I say trust that!
But what do I actually DO!?
My approach to Women's Therapy is a unique blend of holistic therapy where science meets soul. My ongoing professional development as a Women's Physiotherapist is what makes me a good therapist. But, my experience as a Mother, my passion & resilience as an athlete, my daily dedication to movement & mindfulness, & my continued commitment to self development & self understanding, & the bringing together of eastern & western medicine & philosophy is what I believe makes me an excellent therapist.
Some of the techniques I use to help women to explore & expand their relationship with their body & self include:
- Movement & Exercise Therapy
- Holistic Core & Pelvic Floor Therapy
- Internal & External Pelvic Floor Therapy & Massage
- Womb massage
- General Physiotherapy techniques
- Energetic release work - massage, self massage & energetic balancing + body work practices
- Meditation - Guided breath work, visualisation & deep relaxation techniques
- Mindfulness practices
- Mindset shifts - including belief unveiling & belief reprogramming
- Personalised self care rituals, & self care practices
Keen to work with me?
Yay! You can choose to work with me face to face (highly recommended, particularly if you live in Melbourne), or online. Simply email, phone or text, or connect with me on social media.