Tracy Rowe

Principal Soft Tissue Therapist


Qualifications and Professional Education

  • Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Soft Tissue Therapy) – 2005-07
  • Certified Dru Yoga Teacher, 300+hours – 2012-14
  • Bachelor Degrees in Asian Studies (with Honours) and Arts – Australian National University – 1996-2002
  • Tony Robbins “Unleash the Power Within” 4 day seminar – 2020, 2021
  • Dru Ayurveda Foundations Course, 11 days – 2021
  • Josephine Keys “Key Moves for Spinal Rehab” Series 1-5 – 2020
  • Joanne Elphinston Movement Systems (JEMS) – JEMS “Move Beautifully” – 2019
  • Dru Australia 3-day Seminar “Awakening the Heart” – 2017
  • Norman Doidge Seminar “The Brain’s Way of Healing” – 2016
  • Joanne Elphinston Movement Systems (JEMS) – JEMS 1 & 2 Movement ART – 2015
  • Ben Benjamin Course – Assessment and Treatment of Cervical Injuries – 2012
  • Ben Benjamin Course – Active Isolated Stretching – 2012
  • Jeff Murray Onsen Therapy: MET Sacrum and Pelvis – 2012
  • Tom Myers – Anatomy Trains Series (myofascial release) – 2011
  • Tom Myers – Emotional Release Course (myofascial release) – 2011
  • Andrew Curry Pelvic Fascial Treatment – 2010
  • Stewart Condie Myofascial Dry Needling – 2009
  • Brad Hiskins Thoracic Spine Workshop – 2009
  • Soft Tissue Therapy provider to Mont 24Hr MTB – 2008-2012
  • Certificate Manual Lymphatic Drainage – 2007

Association Memberships

  • Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) Provider #18419
  • Dru (Yoga) Professional Network (DPN)

Professional Achievements

  • 17 years of continuous service at Clinic 8
  • 10 years Dru Yoga Teacher
  • 8 years of continuous service at a multidisciplinary chronic pain clinic
  • 7 years Dru Yoga teacher trainer, tutor and assessor for Dru Australia

Treatment Areas of Interest

Chronic Pain:

  • The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) – Sympathetic and Parasympathetic balance
  • Stress – physical, physiological, emotional, mental
  • Anxiety/Depressive states
  • Central nervous system sensitisation e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, allodynia, fibromyalgia, migraine, other systemic syndromes
  • The physical and physiological impacts of Trauma, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Emotion, chronic pain
  • Neuropathic pain conditions
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Guided Visualisation and Relaxation

Postural stiffness, dysfunction and pain:

  • The fascial (connective tissue) system and slings
  • Neck pain and tension
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Facial, jaw and mouth pain
  • Whiplash
  • Breathing
  • Low back pain
  • Hip, SIJ, pelvic instability
  • Unexplained pain
  • Long-standing, niggling, random or persistent symptoms – no symptom is too weird!

Tracy loves to help people:

  • Change their experience in an empowering way.
  • Find JOY (or at least a DIFFERENT perspective to begin with) in their bodies, their movements, their hearts and their minds.
  • Come to a greater understanding, acceptance and hopefulness about their circumstance, what’s happening within their body or nervous system, and how to begin to move towards changing it.
  • Feel connected with their bodies, themselves and Life again!

Her approach to treatment is truly holistic. She says:

“You cannot take the mind out of the body, nor disconnect thoughts, emotions, beliefs, past experiences, or expectations from the physical experience we have. I love to treat the WHOLE person to help them shift whatever is going on for them.”

 Know Pain to Know Gain

In the treatment of chronic pain conditions, it is well documented by researchers that the more someone understands what’s happening within their system, and how pain is purposeful within the physical and physiological context, the better their outcomes, including a reduction in pain.

Tracy says (almost daily):

“Everything outside of us and everything inside of us is a stimulus, and the nervous system is monitoring and responding (or not responding) to ALL of it ALL of the time. When we’ve had pain or any experience for a long period of time, the nervous system can get hypersensitive to the signals coming in and can overreact, giving us heightened experiences of response/reaction. This goes both ways – the more we laugh, the greater the experience of joy within us. If we can change the stimulus in any way, we CAN change the response.”

Appointments with Tracy attract principal therapist rates.

Tracy is available at the Woden location and preferences a longer treatment session of 45 or 60mins. If these appointment times are not available through our online system, please call or email the clinic to book with Tracy on 62532388 or