Our Team

Bjorn Mella

Acupuncturist

Bjorn completed his Acupuncture training at the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney in 1994, and undertook an Internship in Guanxio, China. Bjorn sat exams to practice acupuncture in the United States worked for five years in the New England region, while he undertook a research based Masters Degree examining health and wellbeing at Clark University. While living in the USA, Bjorn also undertook an Internship at the Centre for Mindfulness, Healthcare and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and has cultivated a strong mindfulness practice.

Bjorn established Maitland Wellness Centre based on mindfulness principles, with the intention that each patient receives total attention with the moment to moment awareness of the therapist.

Bjorn treats a wide range of conditions, specifically chronic pain as well as some mental health conditions.

Shell Brodie

Acupuncturist

Shell Brodie has attained a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), Diploma of Fitness, Certificate IV in Traditional Chinese Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na). Michelle studied acupuncture at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Melbourne before moving to Maitland.

Being a qualified and registered personal trainer and acupuncturist, Shell applies her passion for health and wellbeing to make sure clients receive the best possible outcome for their health issues.

She has a special interest in acupuncture for weight management and metabolic function, exercise therapy, food as medicine and paediatric acupuncture and massage.

Meshelle Bell

Acupuncturist

Meshelle is a university qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who also holds a diploma in Chinese Remedial Massage and a certificate of Clinical Internship and an Honorary Certificate of Voluntary Medical Assistance from Jiangsu Provisional Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China.  She has also spent two years after graduating from university living and working in Asia (China and Taiwan) where she worked within a hospital and external clinical setting.

Meshelle is currently focussed on fertility, IVF support, weight loss, cosmetic acupuncture, mood disorders and children’s health and aims to help her clients achieve health and happiness in all areas of their lives.

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Patricio Navia

Acupuncturist

Patrick is an Acupuncturist who is also a qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner, herbalist, naturopath and registered nurse with qualifications gained from RMIT, University of New England, Newcastle and Sydney Universities.  “I believe that being well and having access to wellness programs and health care is a human right and healing is an art and a science of human caring.  I look forward to meeting you.”

Patrick has 25 years’ experience as a health care professional and at our clinic he will be providing a holistic approach to the prevention and treatment of a number of conditions including musculo-skeletal, emotional disorders such as anxiety, women’s health, fibromyalgia and skin conditions eg eczema.

Kerrie Hile

Massage Therapist
Kerrie Hile has been working at Maitland Wellness Centre since completing her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2015 and has completed a Cert III in Fitness and  a Certificate in Pregnancy Massage with Pregnancy Massage Australia since finishing her training.
Kerrie has a background of 20 years in the nursing field with experience in Medical, Emergency and rehabilitation.
Kerrie has a keen interest in sports, and has been mountain biking competitively for the past 12 years. Also enjoys swimming and Yoga.
Hobbies include playing music and singing, gardening.

Carolyn Bridge

Massage Therapist

Carolyn joined Maitland Wellness Centre at the beginning of 2016. Among the many techniques used in massage, Carolyn has taken a particular interest in Trigger points and how they refer pain in different parts of the body.

She brings a strong interest in problem solving and educating her patients about self-help and her other passion is canine massage and care plans.

John Crombie

Massage Therapist

John is a remedial massage therapist with over 20 years’ experience, having owned his own practice in Scotland.  I thoroughly enjoy massage and am passionate about its benefits.

John treats a range of problems and ailments both acute and chronic, everything from back, shoulder, hips, legs and neck pain to sports muscular injuries.

Having moved to Australia, John enjoys the outdoor life style especially the beach and the ocean as well as going to the gym and spending time with the family

Treatments offered by John include: remedial massage (various styles to suit individual needs), therapeutic/relaxation massage, clinical reflexology, Indian head massage and pregnancy massage.

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Mitch Jordan

Massage Therapist

Mitch is a Remedial Massage therapist, having attained a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2010.  He has also completed a Certificate IV in Fitness.

Mitch joined us in 2016 and practices a combination of massage techniques to suit individual needs including Deep Tissue, Sports, Trigger Point and Swedish/Therapeutic to assist in pain relief and reduce muscle aches as well as to promote your body to function at its optimal level.

As a qualified Personal Trainer, Mitch strongly believes the many great health benefits that massage therapy has on helping people to move freer and improve general well-being.

Out of workplace, Mitch enjoys going to the beach, listening to music and going to the gym.

Robynne Buxton

Practice Manager

Robynne is responsible for the day-to-day running of the clinic as well as reception and bookings.  She works closely with the entire team to bring you the best standard of patient care from the minute you walk through the door.

Although Robynne has worked in a number of administrative and reception roles, she finds working at the centre deeply satisfying as it combines her interest in alternative therapies and customer service.

In her spare time, Robynne works on her fitness and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Linda Rule

Receptionist

Linda, our vivacious receptionist is the ‘smiling’ face that greets you upon your arrival or the cheerful voice at the end of the phone.  She can assist you with your initial enquiry and manage your appointment’s schedule.  Being highly professional and positive, Linda looks forward to assisting you to bring you the best standard of patient care.

Linda enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.