Is it a time where you feel caught in a rut, chasing your tail, had the wind knocked out of your sails, or simply have just lost your steam?

Are you asking yourself “When will it be the holidays?” or thinking “I just need a break to unwind and relax”.

If it is time to top up the tank to avoid burnout or find yourself again, I welcome you to Embellish Your Life with heart felt Aloha.

My name is Melanie Jane Hughes, I am a Level 7 certified Ka Huna Bodywork & Massage Therapist of Mette’s Insitute. As a Personal Development group and lead facilitator for workshops, women’s retreats/circles and ceremonies, I bring the magic of love and medicine to the hearts of the lives I touch by truly seeing each one of you for who you truly are.

Ka Huna massage is also known as Hawaiian Temple Style Massage and Lomi Lomi. This speaks to having a holistic approach to rejuvenation, healing for body, heart, mind and soul.  I believe the best approach to healing is self love, awareness & prevention. To Embellish Your Life is to bring medicine for the mind, body and soul in synergistic effect. Being in alignment with self is ultimately what we all need, to live a fulfilled, healthy, empowered and an abundant life.

With my skills as a registered psychosomatic therapist (INTAPT) and my approach to body work, I utilise tools that psychosomatic therapy lends to the process of Body-Mind connection that bring a self empowered awareness to you as an individual by acknowledging and seeing you for the innate positive power you possess, for the realisation in yourself of your unlimited potential.

It is a process that allows one to deepen their journey of experience by bringing awareness to what is being presented in the physical body and why it is in the shape it is.  Working with the chakra system, I work intuitively, connecting in with you from a heart to heart, soul level adapting to different techniques such as emotional release trigger point therapy, intuitive energy healing, divination / cleansing tools and sound healing to assist in aligning my clients in body, mind and soul.  Our body is an amazing machine and at a cellular level has an intelligence and memory of its own.  The health and wellbeing of our mind and body is governed by our subconscious and conscious programming.  Be that how our thoughts, beliefs, and experiences can be observed and present in our body, whereby the issues generally present within the tissue (body). 

From early childhood I have had many recollections of using energy to heal and communicate with animals and with nature.  I am Doreen Virtue certified as an Angel Intuitive, a Reiki Master/Teacher, studied and is certified in psychic protection.

Personal development is of utmost importance to me and I endeavour and aspire to consistently learn, evolve and be of service to humanity. To give from the heart, spread aloha, positive vibration and colour into the lives of others.

The gifts and offerings available to you are:

  • Ka Huna Bodywork- a dance between souls of heart source connection
  • Hot Stone Bliss
  • Polynesian Flow- fully clothed floor massage
  • Pregnancy Flow- connecting mum to be with baby
  • 2 on 1 Ka Huna Flow- the ultimate treat with 2 therapists = 4 hands
  • Couples massage – bring your heart person and receive at the same time (2 therapists)

The Beauty Way Clarity & Mentoring?

1:1 sessions (in person or remote via Zoom) – Clarity & Mentoring using the 7 principles of Huna from the Ancient Hawaiian philosophy of life to bring new awareness, during the sessions I may use divination tools to assist and guide you with what is alive for you.

Each session is as unique as you and depends on what it is that you need, it can have many varying degrees and elements to healing that lean into deep relaxation or insightful transformation. It all unfolds exactly as it’s meant to.

In person sessions are from a beautiful sanctuary based in Bellbowrie, Brisbane.

Here you will find plenty of street parking.

Online/Remote The Beauty Way Clarity and Mentoring Sessions:

  • 30 minutes – $70
  • 1 hour – $120

Pricing for Bodywork

  • 60 minutes – $120
  • 90 minutes-  $170
  • 2 on 1 & couples (60 minutes) $240

Open Hours

  • Monday 9:30am – 7pm
  • Wednesday 9:30am – 7pm
  • Thursday 9:30am – 7pm
  • Friday 9:30am – 7pm
  • Saturday 10am – 7pm

How to book a session with me?

Womens Circles

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Rellish, November 12, 2020 3:50 pm

Incredibly Healing & Rejuvenating Experience. I had a spiritual & physical emergency that I needed handled very delicately. Melanie came to my rescue with finesse, humility & an energy that radiated her experience. Her skilled, intuitive hands guided a session that met my every need, physical & emotional. My meridian blockages were cleared & my body felt super relaxed after Melanie’s magic hands worked over me. Do yourself a favour, if you need more than just a massage, Mel is your girl. Highly recommend. 

Maddy, August 4, 2020 2:59 pm

A Truly Incredible Experience! I had a kahuna massage from Melanie, and let me tell you it has changed my life. Melanie is a truly gifted person with an amazing talent. I cannot recommend Melanie enough. I felt so connected and at peace as soon as I walked in. Melanie went above and beyond in my session with her. I am forever grateful to have experienced this beautiful body work Melanie does. You have forever touched my heart and soul and I will now call you a life long friend. Thank you. 

Karen, July 1, 2020 12:40 pm

Intuitive body and soul healing massage. I’ve had one body work treatment with Mel and it was incredible in so many ways. Physically it was divine I’ve never had a treatment where I have felt so much love and care before. Mel is very intuitive and definitely has a gift. She was so present for the full 90 minutes and it felt like she never took her hands off me. I had a huge emotional release which was quite unexpected but wonderful. I’m looking so forward to my upcoming session with her and would definitely see her more often if we lived closer to each other.

Lizette Less, July 1, 2020 11:37 am

It is an amazing experience for your soul. My Massage experience with Melanie was truly amazing. Her intuition of knowing where to apply the right amount of pressure and intention for healing was something I have never experienced before. She possesses a gift which I hope many will have the opportunity to experience.

Natalie Wagner, July 1, 2020 9:42 am

A SACRED EXPERIENCE FOR THE SOUL! Mel has a gift, beyond words! She has an amazing ability to tune in with me and acknowledges things that no one else can. She connects in with my body and can sense energetic blocks that I didn’t even know were there. This allows me to release on a deep level and align my energy in a positive new way. Each treatment feel special and sacred.

Anonymous, July 1, 2020 9:31 am

A Magical experience. A massage with Melanie is not just a massage it’s an experience. The energy Melanie puts into the massage physically and a “knowing” of where to focus that energy into is a level above any other massage I have ever had but the intuition or feeling Melanie has to where there are other imbalance’s and how to work on those as well is something I have not ever experienced before in a massage. A truly magical experience is the only way I could describe it. Looking forward to my next massage. Thank you Melanie.

Stephanie, July 1, 2020 8:42 am

Mel’s skills took me to another dimension. Mel is a highly skilled and sensitive bodyworker. All the elements she combined created a safe and nurturing space to transport me to another dimension within myself. Truly beautiful and powerful experience!

Chelle, July 1, 2020 7:28 am

Where do massage therapists go for their bodywork?? Here. They come here. Being a massage therapist for 20years, I am extremely fussy with who I let near my body. They must be skilled, experienced, intuitive, be comfortable and confident, and practice what they preach. Melanie is all of this and more. A true healer of mind body and spirit. She holds the most sacred and safe space for you to unfold and let go of tension and worries, to find clarity, balance and peace, or whatever else you may be looking for! If you have experienced kaHuna before you probably know that it’s the bees knees of massage, and Melanie is one of the best there is!

Christopher Blackwell, July 1, 2020 7:23 am

Amazing, professional and intuitive. I had a 1.5 hour kahuna massage from Melanie recently and it was awesome. As a therapist myself I am super picky about who works on me but she came highly recommended. I came in super stressed and she was able to to skilfully release those points of tension so I came out feeling so relaxed ? her style is both professional and intuitive. She works with the rhythm of your body And breath. You even get warm towels at the end. Highly recommended. You definitely won’t regret it!