Ningaloo Massage & Health Team

Meet the team at Ningaloo Massage & Health. Together we look forward to doing our best to look after your health. Our professionally qualified team continue to enhance their knowledge and skills through continued professional development.

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Kertu Martin



Certificate in Massage and Beauty (Estonian Private Cosmetic School, Estonia)
Thai Massage (Western Australia, Dunsborough)

Kertu grew up in a small coastal town in Estonia. Following her childhood dream to travel Australia, she arrived here in 2014 and began exploring our beautiful country. Discovering Exmouth and our vast marine life in 2016, Kertu decided to settle in our paradise of Exmouth.

Kertu developed an interest in the human body after dancing for over 10 years and seeing a large range of injuries to backs, knees and ankles. This lead her to pursue studies in massage. Kertu applies a range of techniques in her massages including effleurage, deep tissue and stretching. Kertu finds her treatments rewarding when clients transform from a stressful body into a rejuvenated body.

Kertu also worked in the make up industry and completed studies as a beautician, where she enjoyed applying effective treatments to various skin types to aid in the restoration and maintenance of healthy skin.

In her free time, Kertu enjoys snorkeling, diving, and surfing. If she is not working, then she is in the water.

Kertu looks forward to providing therapeutic, relaxation and deep tissue massages and rejuvenating facial treatments to our community.

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Sophia Abouraja

Massage Therapist


Diploma Swedish Massage (Canada, Montreal)
Certificates in Deep Tissue, Pregnancy and Hot Stone Massage (Canada, Montreal)
Thai Massage (Thailand, Chiang Mai)

Sophia grew up in the city of Montreal in Canada and has worked as a Massage Therapist in Montreal, and in Adelaide. Sophia developed her interest in understanding and helping people through her studies in human and social sciences and then further developed her interest individuals and in anatomy and physiology, by completing a massage diploma in 2014.

Sophia is interested in the both the biomechanical structure of the body and increasing the receptiveness of the individual to be more present in themselves and to assist in healing the mind and body. Sophia applies a range of techniques including effleurage, swedish, thai, passive movement, stretching and deep tissue in her massages. Sophia is interested in working with each person to make them more aware of their bodies and assist them in improving their health.

Sophia enjoys travelling, meeting people and exploring places out of the way, which led her to our paradise of Exmouth. She enjoys yoga, paddle boarding, snorkeling and has practiced kung fui for over 5 years. Sophia looks forward to providing massage treatments to our community.


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Nancy Nieuwlaar

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach


Institute of Integrative Nutrition (USA)

Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches help people to reach their health goals by supporting clients with their food and lifestyle choices. They provide ongoing support and guidance as you make sustainable changes to improve your health and happiness.

Your health goals may involve a range of areas, including stress reduction, increasing energy, losing weight, improving confidence, finding better balance between work/leisure, improving sleep and/or finding more clarity. Your Integrative Nutrition Health Coach is there to listen carefully and support you with nutrition advice that works for you as an individual and determine what changes are necessary for you.

You will be guided to live a better life through eating well and taking care of yourself. Your Integrative Nutrition Health Coach will look at your lifestyle choices, your goals and provide action steps so you can be the best version of yourself and live a balanced life.

Nancy looks forward to being your Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and supporting you through the changes and goals you would like to evolve through.

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Tania Knight

Owner Manager 
Remedial Massage Therapist

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, (Charles Darwin University, NT Australia)
Diploma of Remedial Massage (Diploma of Sports Injuries & Massage – Westminster, London, UK, Converted in WA)
Diploma of Holistic Massage (Westminster, London, UK)
Registered as a Remedial Massage Therapist with the Australian Association of Massage Therapists

Tania has a professional background across a number of industries from which she has drawn upon to develop a clinic in Exmouth that provides services to improve the health of the Exmouth community.


The Establishment of Ningaloo Massage & Health – Exmouth WA

Ningaloo Massage & Health (NMH) began from its founder’s interest: Tania Knight, in the muscular skeletal system and a passion to help people. Leaving her international Business Management career, Tania returned to Perth WA where she established Ningaloo Massage & Health (previously known as Ningaloo Massage, Physical & Natural Therapies). Following her dream to live in Exmouth WA, Tania relocated to Exmouth where she continued to develop her business, which has grown into a health clinic that has employed professional Massage Therapists: Remedial & Therapeutic, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Health Professionals. NMH continues to develop its aim of supporting a healthier lifestyle for its clients.


Tania is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist. Originally studying Sports Injuries and Massage in Westminster London from 2003. Tania has worked internationally as a professional Massage Therapist for a variety of clinics and has shadowed Olympic Physiotherapists in London, France and Australia.


Tania previously worked internationally in the maritime industry as an Offshore Commercial Diver, Deckhand and Mate. During this time Tania was trained as a Dive Medical Technician and Decompression Chamber Operator. During training through The Underwater Centre Fremantle Pty Ltd (TUCF), at the Hyperbaric Chamber Department of the Fremantle Hospital, Tania was able to assist at the Emergency Department of the Fremantle Hospital and attend an operating theatre at the Royal Perth Hospital. While working internationally offshore, Tania operated a decompression chamber as a  Commercial Diver.


Tania previously worked as a Business Management Consultant, Senior Analyst and Process Re-Engineer Consultant in project management teams, conducting strategic reviews and advising fortune 500 companies and government organisations on how to optimise, re-engineer and maximise the efficiency of business processes, roll out methodologies, audit processes, conduct risk assessments & change management strategies, training and implement technologies. Working in this profession for over 7 years, within Australia and Internationally, Tania worked with 4 of the Big 5, employed by Arthur Andersen Consulting, Ernst & Young, DMR Consulting Group, and worked in conjunction with Deloitte & Touche and KPMG / ATOS while freelancing. Tania has worked across a large number of industries in an variety of locations including St Georges Tce; Perth Western Australia, the Business district of Darwin; Northern Territory, and the financial district of London; United Kingdom, where she has gained an in-depth understand of business requirements and networks.


In 2011 Tania completed a 6 month Leadership WA program 2011 after receiving a scholarship. Leadership WA is ‘an independent, non-for-profit organisation that facilitates leadership enhancement opportunities for high potential leaders’ (LWA website 2011). The program incorporates individual development and community involvement. Participation in this program encouraged and supported Tania in pursuing her interest in helping the rural community of Exmouth. Refer to website for more details.


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Team photograph of 2015