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Maree Crutch - Energy Healer

I am passionate about holistic health practices and spiritual energy healing.

As a lifelong student of the healing arts, I have a deep respect and curiosity for people’s inbuilt wisdom and capacity to heal.

With over 30 years of experience as an oriental therapist, health practitioner, and educator, I have a great depth of knowledge and skill to assess people’s health issues and provide holistic options to support optimal health and well-being.

In my one-to-one work I encourage people to tap into their inner resources and guidance by teaching them to cultivate self-awareness, empathy and compassion.

I provide individualised therapy sessions incorporating a variety of Oriental healing and spiritual energy practices to support physical and emotional well-being.

Home practice techniques such as meditation, stretches and self-tapping are taught to enrich the one-on-one experience.

I believe we already hold great wisdom and knowledge within ourselves and with support and encouragement we can align our body, mind and spirit to live a fully enlightened life.

"My treatments feel like a dance with my clients' energies."


Bayside Oriental Healing Arts Founder


From general nursing in the 70s, I’ve been actively engaged in various aspects of healthcare for over 40 years. But I always wanted to further my connection to mind and body, so I went to Asia to explore.


While traveling for one and a half years and then living in Asia, I explored East Asian medicine, yoga, and meditation practices. As a yoga enthusiast, I was particularly drawn to Shiatsu - a movement-based practice that was like yoga in motion.


Guiding and supporting aspiring health professionals to achieve their potential with patient care has been a focus of my career. So it's not surprising it wasn’t long after I mastered Eastern Medicine techniques that I became a Shiatsu trainer, too.

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Qualifications and Experience

As a past Director and a current Teacher, Trainer, and Assessor among my many ‘hats’, I'm privileged to be part of the team at the

Australian Shiatsu College Melbourne

for over 30 years.

Shiatsu & Oriental Therapy

  • Practitioner for 30 years

  • Member Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia

Previously Registered Nurse

  • 5 years as a Nurse educator

  • Associate member Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Healer & Trainer

  • Pranic Healer 20 years

  • Reiki Master 20 years

  • Seichim Practitioner 20 years

  • Angel Tarot Card reader 6 years

  • Certified Trainer and Assessor (Cert IV TAE since 2000)

Qualified Yoga
Instructor & Teacher

  • Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training

  • Accessible Yoga

  • Teacher Training
    Yoga Australia Membership

Who I work with ...

My therapeutic work has primarily been with young people experiencing anxiety, seniors, and people with disabilities.


I’m known for my ability to hold space for people of all walks of life, help them feel supported and safe, and to gain an understanding of how to make a positive difference to their health and wellbeing.


I relate my observations back to my understanding of Oriental Medicine's framework and apply the techniques which bring about the best health outcomes for my clients.

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Commitment to tailoring your treatment to you and your needs.

When there are opportunities to meet in person and allow for face-to-face learning, I enjoy group therapy sessions. This is where I can also independently focus on individuals throughout the room.

I’m pleased to have also developed online therapy sessions for one-on-one sessions with individuals. I've trained in Distant Healing techniques through the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia, so you can receive the healing benefits of Oriental therapies from the comfort of your home via video sessions.

One-on-one sessions are done via video call or in our therapy room to give you personalised attention and treatments tailored to you.

Our Team

Maree Crutch


Bayside Oriental Healing Arts

0429 443 589

Chris Easdown

Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Chinese Herbs

0400 781 498

Meridians Oriental Healing Arts

Marian Jarvis

Shiatsu Acupressure Therapist

0403 550 695

Soul Body Shiatsu

Susi Partridge

Intuitive Healer, Ear Candling


Irina Grosu

Student of Biodynamic
Craniosacral Therapy

Offering complimentary practice sessions from August to October.


We’d love to connect with you by email to help build your understanding about how oriental therapies can benefit our health and wellbeing.

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