After a lifetime of extreme sports, including BMX racing, dirt bike riding and roller derby, Jazzy Melhop sustained significant injuries that left her barely able to walk and made sleep almost impossible at just 38 years old. Many years of various therapies brought little or no relief until a dear friend in Margaret River WA took her to a Bowtech Bowen Therapist. The relief from that one session was so remarkable that she sought two more sessions in Brisbane. After those three sessions, Jazzy made a life-changing decision and signed up for the first Cert IV class available.
Jazzy’s work history includes 15+ years in community welfare across various administration and support roles. This led to incredible insight into human behaviour and the opportunity to meet and network with some of the best medical and psychological support people specifically in Eating Disorders and in the wider health and wellness industry in Brisbane.
Learning is an ongoing journey. Jazzy first studied health improvement in 2000 with the study of Human Sciences (Homoeopathy). She continued with her Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy, Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy, Specialised Procedures with Ozzie and Elaine Rentsch and Biochemistry in Tissue Salts.
“I love learning and I am so excited to have the opportunity to share how this gentle, highly effective modality has inspired me. The opportunity to teach such a life-changing technique that is close to my heart, is an incredible honour. The most amazing thing about learning and knowing the Bowen technique is that no matter where you go, your two hands are with you and I never miss a Bowen opportunity.”
An example of this sentiment in action is the volunteer work that Jazzy has been privileged to participate in, including 3 years in a homelessness support centre, working with disadvantaged members of our community. During the 2019/2020 bushfire disaster, Jazzy travelled to NSW, using the Bowen Technique on more than 50 firefighters, pilots, ground staff and the Blazeaid volunteers.
“My greatest gratitude goes to Thomas Ambrose Bowen, for allowing us to learn from his phenomenal mind and experiences and to my Bowen Therapy journey mentor Desley Faulks.”