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massage + MINDFULNESS operates with a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Coronavirus Business Plan. The Massage Therapist / Rochelle Paten holds an Australian Government COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Rochelle is certified in massage specific 'Infection Prevention & Control Training for COVID-19'. 


Massage and Mindfulness focuses on the treatment of stress related problems in adults and children. This is achieved by using therapeutic massage that can be delivered in combination with mindfulness techniques to assist clients in reaching a deep state of relaxation. Services are centered around each person’s individual needs and reason for attending. The treatment aims to address muscular and joint discomfort or pain. While the overall purpose of the therapy is to improve clients’ self-awareness of their physical, mental and emotional needs.


Massage and Mindfulness provides face to face services in a clinic-based setting or corporate setting. Services can be provided to an individual, or group in the case of mindfulness training. All services are delivered in an environmentally sustainable manner, using sustainable practices while meeting clinical standards. Clinic-based services are located at the peaceful and tranquil residence of Rochelle Paten in Harcourt, near beautiful Mount Alexander and along the Barkers Creek, only 10 minutes-drive from the historic regional centre of Castlemaine in Australia. Neighbouring accommodation, and accommodation at the Create Retreats can be sought.



Massage and Mindfulness is owned and managed by Rochelle Paten, a Remedial Massage Therapist & Mindfulness consultant. Rochelle has worked with adults and children in acute and community health services for almost 30 years in a manner where practitioners work collaboratively to support clients with treatment, referral, and secondary consultation/opinion, taking a holistic approach to clients’ health. Rochelle's work has included individual and group Mindfulness therapy with cancer patients and their carers in a leading Victorian regional hospital.



Safety and quality are central to all services provided at Massage and Mindfulness (see COVIDSAFETY).  Rochelle Paten is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist; is a professional member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia; has several Mindfulness qualifications including a Certificate in the Monash University - Mindfulness for Well-being and Peak Performance; holds a Certificate of Currency with Aon Insurance; holds First Aid qualifications; a Working With Children Check; almost 30 years experience in adult and children's health in the hospital, community health, school and private clinic settings; has qualifications in Counselling, Welfare Work, Community Development, Group Leadership, and Management; and, is trained and accredited in safely delivering modalities, drawing on best practice principles, adhering to practice standards, while meeting relevant legislation, guidelines, registrations and licensing requirements.

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