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March 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This Saturday @ SOPO, we bring you another great session, featuring three terrific speakers who will encourage and empower you to take greater responsibility for your health and wellbeing.

Sally Kavanaugh, the Founder of Flourish Wellness and Care and her team believe there’s a time and place for both modern and traditional medicine. Too often, important life health decisions are abdicated to perceived experts, rather than self-education.

In this session, Sally, Leonie, and Mana will explain the traditional treatments available and provide an understanding of the health benefits obtained from these treatments, with a few takeaway tips to help with everyday life.

Dare2Flourish will appeal to those who are open to taking a preventative approach rather than a reactionary one to their general wellness.

To secure your seat, please email your RSVP to

Doors open at 10.00 for 10.30 session start.

Sally Kavanagh

Bachelor of Science, Master of Applied Science majoring in Medial Ultrasound, Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Diploma of Diagnostic Echocardiography, and a certified Reiki practitioner.

Sally is a qualified Radiographer, Sonographer, Echocardiographer and Reiki practitioner. She has worked in both private and public hospitals in both England and Australia.

Having spent 15+ years in the medical profession, Sally had a short career break to focus on raising her children. Her next career path was in the School Photography arena where she co-ran the business with her husband as the Chief Operations Manager.

Sally is in a unique position where she brings her medical skills and passion, with her managerial skills to provide a holistic health solution to the wider population. As founder and owner of “Flourish Wellness and Care”, she integrates conventional therapies such as Counselling and Psychology sessions alongside Massage Therapy, Reiki, Red Light Therapy, and Infrared Saunas.

Sally believes that everybody deserves to be happy and healthy, she provides a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment where her practitioners empower people with the tools they need for self-care as well as treating all clients compassionately, so their symptoms are manageable.

Leoni Howes

A Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Leonie studied and graduated from the Endeavour College of Natural Therapies in Sydney.

A survivor of PTSD and Trauma, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery, during which time she travelled the world, researching and experiencing many types of therapies. Her passion is to help her clients move out of pain and crisis.

She utilises the most authentic treatments and moulds them into a personalised therapy to deliver the best outcome for her clients. Her focus lies on harmonising the mind and body, treating and were possible, resolving pain and providing tools that support and help her clients at home.

Her mission is to help you be the best version of ‘You’, because there is no one else on this earth like ‘You’.

Mana Shigematsu

Mana’s background and expertise in exercise and physiotherapy go well beyond the walls of a university.

His passion for injury rehabilitation was ignited at the age of 15 when he experienced a severe knee injury that was mismanaged for five years. He underwent his first joint surgery at the age of 20 and came to realise what the human body was capable of. Doctors told him he would not be able to perform in sport the same again, would have arthritis and his knees would not be the same again. Fast forward to now and four more surgeries later (six in total due to traumatic sports injuries), and he is doing all the things he wants to do pain-free.

Over the past eight years, he has worked with a massive variety of individuals from the elderly who need falls prevention programs, to professional surfers and soccer players. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Exercise at Colorado Mesa University in 2013 and then his Doctor of Physiotherapy from Bond University in 2021. He also is a certified epigenetics health coach endorsed by ph360. Some of his experience includes:

  • Rehab wards in hospital
  • In-patient Stroke Unit
  • Persistent Pain Clinic
  • Private Practice
  • New South Wales Police Physiotherapy and Strength & Conditioning
  • Advocate for NDIS and Work Cover patients
  • Personal Training
  • Online Coaching
  • Currently Physiotherapist for the Gold Coast Knights Men’s Team

Mana’s special interests and passions lie in the areas of musculoskeletal, post-operative (orthopaedic), chronic pain management, epigenetics, stroke, early-stage Parkinson’s Disease, vestibular rehab, and sports physiotherapy. People say to niche down, but he wants to help as many people as possible and would hate to see his skills in a variety of areas go to waste.


March 18, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Give the value you receive from the session because your gift helps us care more


SOPO (Formerly Southport RSL)
36 Scarborough St
Southport, Queensland Australia
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