Pietertje (Tineke) Rietveld

Last Saved: 7/Feb/2022

Facilitator in Training - Randwick, NSW

Phone:

  • 0412 446 772 - Mobile 
  • 02 8018 8240 - Oncology Recovery Services in Woollahra

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Kinesiology 
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage 
  • Certified Oncology Massage Therapist (OM1 & OM2) 
  • Certified Lymphoedema Therapist (Casley-Smith) 

Tineke’s longstanding interest in health, food, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, along with living on a small farm in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast from 2004 and 2008, provided the unique environment to turn her passion into a career studying Kinesiology to become a Diploma Certified Kinesiologist. 

In the following years, practicing Kinesiology back in Sydney, Tineke discovered from working with clients and from evidence based research, that the missing link in her practice was Physical Touch. 

At the Australasian College of Natural Therapies at Torrens University, she obtained her Diploma in Remedial Massage. At Oncology Massage Limited, Tineke successfully completed OM1 and OM2 and is now a registered and practising Oncology Massage Therapist. Through the Australian Lymphology Association, studying Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage/Complex Decongestive Therapy was the final piece in the puzzle to be able to provide each client with the most appropriate Touch Therapy. 

In addition to her private practice, Tineke had the opportunity to be part of a renowned Massage Clinic in the Eastern Suburbs for a few years; working with the super fit (ie, NRL rugby league players) as well as with the more vulnerable such as Oncology patients. It was a time of accelerated learning and growing into the role of a multidisciplinary Massage Therapist. 

Not long after, Oncology Recovery Services (ORSI) was looking for a qualified and experienced Oncology, Remedial and Lymphatic Drainage Massage therapist. At this clinic, Tineke has been able to integrate all of her studies and experiences. Every Oncology patient’s journey is unique; there are many different phases in a patient’s treatment plan with different levels of associated physical and emotional side effects. A specialised and experienced therapist like Tineke can tailor each consultation to the patient’s individual challenges and needs on that day. 

Working at ORSI aligns with Tineke’s core passion and values - an integrative care model of bringing together Ancient Eastern Wisdom with Contemporary Western Health Science to guide every patient toward a more balanced body, mind & spirit. 

Recently Tineke has been accepted onto OML’s “Facilitator in Training Program”. Tineke says, “it’s an exciting opportunity to work with and learn from the best trainers in the field as well as sharing and passing on knowledge to new students.” 

Tineke is a professional member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA), and Oncology Massage Limited (OML).

 

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