About Recover Wellbeing

Our Values & Team Members


About Us & Our Team

Recover Wellbeing is a Pilates and holistic health studio that is located in Currumbin QLD (view map). Our fresh and inspiring studio promotes and empowers the health, happiness and wellbeing of all our client family. We’re all about healthy conscious movement, mind/body connection and incorporating holistic health modalities.

Everyone is made to feel welcome in our warm and inviting studio that is only a short walk to the beautiful Currumbin creek. Recover Wellbeing is a supportive and social community space that encourages and facilitates positive changes in the mind as well as the body. We offer a range of health services including: studio equipment Pilates, mat, yoga and meditation classes as well as remedial massage, cransiosacral therapy, traditional herbalism and lymphoedema assessment and treatment.

We like to update our services regularly depending on our client’s needs, so feel free to contact us for information about our current health and wellbeing services. You will find details below about our lovely team members and their areas of expertise.

Owner / Director

Sarah Paxford

Owner / Director

About Sarah

Sarah is an energetic practitioner with an open heart and passion for holistic wellness and corrective movement. Sarah began practising Pilates over 10 years ago for the management of personal injuries and body imbalances, when she fell in love with the Pilates method. Sarah noticed its positive impact not only on her body but on her mind and spirit. Sarah has since become a Pilates instructor and loves to tailor your workout whether its restorative, rehabilitative or a challenging workout, she’s got you covered.

Sarah is also a registered Occupational Therapist who specialises in working with women post cancer and those with lymphoedema to increase their holistic wellness, movement and recovery.


  • Bachelor degree of Occupational Therapy (currently registered with AHPRA)

  • Lymphoedema Level 1 Certificate

  • Diploma of Professional Studio Pilates

  • Member of: Pilates Association Australasia, Australasian Lymphoedema Association, OT Australia

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Lisa Massingham

Pilates Instructor

About Lisa

Lisa has always lived an active lifestyle of dance, sport and being outdoors. This fuelled her passion for movement and integration of strength and mobility. Lisa was introduced to Pilates after suffering from a back injury eight years ago and has been a client since.

Lisa commenced her work with the human body when she studied her Certificate IV of Massage Therapy in 2013. In 2014 Lisa started her journey as an instructor when she studied to Comprehensive Studio Pilates course through Polestar Education.

In her teaching Lisa strives to educate her clients on proper movement patterns that they can adapt into their everyday lifestyle.


  • Cert IV of Massage Therapy

  • Comprehensive Studio Pilates Course – Polestar

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Kendra Till

Pilates Instructor

About Kendra

Kendra was first introduced to Pilates by her older sister over 15 years ago in the United States. After years of participating in ballet and sports, Kendra noted the immediate and long-term benefits of the mind-body connection facilitated by the traditional Pilates method. Her sister, who is a practicing obstetrician / gynecologist, also taught her the importance of regular practice to help with the prevention and rehabilitation of women’s health issues.

Kendra prides herself on being a hands-on, caring instructor. She is confident in her ability to assess and resolve faulty movement patterns in all body types and levels of ability, from the injured to the dancer, from the elderly to the high-performance athlete. 

She loves teaching her clients mindful movements which can be carried through their day to day lives.


  • Diploma of Professional Studio Pilates

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Micaela Hayes

Yoga & Meditation Instructor

About Micaela

Micaela from Zenaste Yoga is a positive and openhearted Yoga and Meditation teacher at Recover Wellbeing. Micaela’s main interests other than her own practice include staying connected with nature with regular outdoor activities, Pilates, volunteering with those in need and furthering her knowledge on natural living. Micaela’s personal practice of yoga began at the age of 13, helping to nurture her journey and passion for promoting a holistic approach to wellness. After feeling and seeing the benefits of obtaining mind-body awareness through yoga and meditation, Micaela completed her Yoga Teacher Training in the heart of where yoga was founded; Rishikesh of India.

Combing her path as an emerging Social Work practitioner and Yoga instructor, Micaela endeavours to share her love and knowledge of yoga to help empower individuals with self-love, positivity, awareness of alternate/holistic healing and wishes to promote unity within the community.

Micaela teaches Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation classes that are recognised by Yoga Alliance Australia and International. All classes are tailored to ensure yoga is accessible to all ages, bodies, genders and abilities.

Join Micaela at one of her classes for a unique and intimate session for furthering your personal connection with your mind, body and soul, whilst also helping to keep your physical body strong, flexible, energetic and healthy.


  • Completed her Yoga Teacher Training in the heart of where yoga was founded; Rishikesh of India.
  • Teaches classes that are recognised by Yoga Alliance Australia and International
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Marisa Falconi

Yoga & Meditation Instructor

About Marisa

Marisa teaches a style of yoga that is infused with mindfulness and self awareness. She brings people away from the goal-oriented version of yoga and guides her students toward a discovery of the body-mind connection.

Her classes focus on re-training the mind and developing an ear for the wisdom of the body; A self-empowering yoga style of which mobility and strength are possible side effects.

Marisa is passionate about rediscovering the art of rest in a modern world of stress and dysfunction. She teaches deep relaxation and meditation classes, as well as workshops on fascia and the body’s response to stress.


  • 200hr Hatha Yoga YTT
  • 800hr Purna Yoga YTT
  • Cert IV in YTT
  • Dip of YTT
  • 50hrs physical adjustments
  • Yoga Alliance Registered (RYT 500hrs)
  • Certified in Yin, Hathaa, Pre and Post natal, restorative, Yoga Nidra and meditation.
  • Reiki Level 2
  • Dip Holistic Nutrition
  • Hon BA Biological Evolution & Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Psychotherapeutic Skills Certificate
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Rachel Myers

Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies

About Rachel

Rachel discovered her passion for health and traditional Chinese medicine 18 years ago and has been practicing shiatsu and natural heath care ever since. She has developed a holistic, ‘east meets west’ medical approach using a combination of her Japanese Shiatsu skills and Remedial Massage techniques. Rachel brings a sense of calm and serenity by connecting the physical, energetic and emotional bodies with her flowing deep treatments, utilizing acupressure points to each client’s needs. A professional, friendly and intuitive therapist, she has confident, sensitive working hands that listen intently to your body, finding every spot of disharmony and tension.

Techniques vary from acupressure and meridian therapy, cupping, moxibustion, gua-sha, reflexology, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage massage, corrective exercises, stretching, use of essential oils and herbal liniments. Rachel also explores lifestyle and dietary habits and the impact these elements have on the mind- body connection.

Specialising in pre & post pregnancy massage, Rachel considers a woman’s journey through pregnancy to be a profound biological and emotional process that requires sincere nurturing for both mother and baby.


  • Diploma Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies

  • Cert. IV Massage Therapy

  • Cert. Lymphatic Drainage Massage

  • Cert. Adv. Pregnancy Massage & Shiatsu

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Tessa Gillespie


About Tessa
Tessa is a physiotherapist with a background in exercise science and a passion for breathing mechanics and persistent pain conditions. She offers a unique treatment focusing on healing at the cause through a holistic approach incorporating mind, body and soul.

Her training as a physiotherapist allows her to assess and treat physical consequences of prolonged pain including altered breathing mechanics and inefficient movement patterns. Whilst also focusing on the importance of pain free movement and re-conditioning to allow for maximal function (getting back to living your best life).


  • Bachelor of exercise science
  • Masters of Physiotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy, Applied Psychotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming

What Our Clients Say

“I started my Pilates journey 2 years ago and could not be happier with how far I have come! I love all the girls, the instructors and the atmosphere that everyone has created in the studio! I leave every session feeling on top of the world.”

– Grace

What Our Clients Say

So fabulous, walked out feeling like I had a workout, but also like a million bucks.”

– Kirsty

What Our Clients Say

“I love it all!!!! The RW Community has so much to offer.”

– Anonymous via SurveyMonkey

What Our Clients Say

“Best Pilates studio on the GC! Beautiful studio, amazing instructors. Always feel comfortable in my classes… Couldn’t recommend anyone better than Recover Wellbeing!” 

– Simone

What Our Clients Say

“Sarah and her team of qualified instructors are so caring and professional when it comes to treating and healing my body. I thoroughly enjoy my time at recover wellbeing and my body always thanks me for it. I feel comfortable and safe, being heavily pregnant and I trust Sarah and the other ladies. Sarah has also incorporated other wellness services within the studio, so it’s certainly an easy one stop for me!”

– Tamara

What Our Clients Say

“Passionate, capable and caring instructors. Can’t thank you enough for what you do!!”

– Joanne

What Our Clients Say

“After finally getting around to trying Pilates, so happy I began my journey at Recover Wellbeing. Sarah & her team are amazing and have created such a supportive & nurturing environment, no matter your fitness level, age or previous experience. Love the yoga classes too!”

– Kathy

What Our Clients Say

“This could be a long post. I have been at Recover Wellbeing for One Year now and let me tell you Pilates has changed my whole outlook on how I do things day to day, both physically and Mentally. Pilates is one of the hardest things I have ever done. I am now doing 4 classes a week and absolutely love it and all the instructors. Thank you Sarah and all the team.”

– Lynne

What Our Clients Say

“Recently had the pleasure of dealing with Sarah who organised and put together a very last minute order of oils for me as a get well gift for a friend. She was just so lovely and went above and beyond to ensure we got the most suitable products and the most value for money. Thanks again Sarah.”

– Lauren

What Our Clients Say

“Best Pilates studio I’ve ever been to! I really love the care and support the girls offer, it feels like going home to family. The energy Sarah has created is very welcoming and I’d highly recommend this studio for those looking to get into Pilates who may be unsure if they can do it or not. The girls encourage you at your own level and work around any injuries you might have.”

– Tammy

What Our Clients Say

“Micaela’s yoga classes are divine, thanks RW team!”

– Anonymous via SurveyMonkey

What Our Clients Say

“I have just started meditation class with Sarah. The whole group plus Sarah are so supportive and make the whole experience relaxing. Can’t wait to try the other classes.”

– Tarhnee