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Nicole Bovendeerd

Dorn Method advanced Therapist

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Hello I am Nicole Bovendeerd owner from Nicole's Shiatsu and Qi Gong Retreat. I have 18 years of experience in the Shiatsu Massage. We offer Qi Gong Sessions, Dorn Spinal Therapy, Aromatherapy, Retreat Days and Hot Stone Massage.

Dorn Method advanced Therapist

Focus areas

Back pain Fatigue Migraine Scoliosis Business Feet

My name is Nicole Bovendeerd and I run Nicole's Day Retreat in Corlette, NSW. I'm originally from the Netherlands and I moved to Sweden in 2007. I have been living in Port Stephens since 2009.

I studied the Shiatsu Massage at the International Shiatsu School in Belgium and have been professionally treating clients using Shiatsu massage for over 20 years. I had my own business whilst living in the Netherlands, Sweden and now here in Australia.

I became a qualified Qigong Teacher in 2012 and occasioanlly teach classes from home and at the Birubi Surf Club. I became an Advanced Dorn Method Therapist in early 2014 and I am currently working towards becoming a lecturer in the Dorn Method.

Dorn Spinal Method

It is a wholistic, gentle, effective, non-manipulative and safe way to correct misalignments of the Spinal Column and other joints.

It is an effective and safe Manual Therapy and true self help method that
can help with:

  • Backpain

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Neck and joint pains

  • Migraine

  • Hip-Problems,

  • Varying chronic inner Conditions

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu in Japanese means 'finger pressure'.

In this oriental massage technique we mainly work with thumb pressure. Experienced practicioners also use their palms, elbows, knees and feet.

Touch is the essence of shiatsu; a supporting hand in times of stress or pain always helps in recovery.

What can shiatsu do for you:

  • Relieves headaches

  • Resolves back pain and other spinal problems

  • Regulates digestion

  • Improves blood circulation

  • Increases the resistance of the body

  • The tissues

  • Cleanses & relaxes the body

  • Reduces fatigue

  • Helps reduce stress

  • Supports your personal development


We have a 54 jet spa onsite.

The jets help to relax the neck, shoulders, lower back, hips and calves.