Meet The Guru
You're in safe hands with our #1 therapist, Glen Gardner.
He’s not a Doctor (yet) but you may like to think of him as your Body Guru.
Empathy for his clients comes naturally from his personal experience.
Glen draws on his own recovery from back pain facilitated by massage and pilates - so much so he left behind 20years and the stress of working in Finance so make a genuine, compassionate impact on his client.
He will listen carefully to the story behind your own pain before commencing your journey to zen.
You can feel safe and assured with Glen and surrounds at bodoc.
100% professional 100% of the time.
Qualified • Insured • Association Member
Take comfort in Glen's professionalism, expertise, and commitment to your care.
All supported by documented qualifications, insurance, and membership of ANTA (Australian Natural Therapists Association).
He is a proud holder of Certificate IV in Massage, ili ili Hot/Cold Stones Levels 1 and 2, and currently completing a Diploma in Remedial Massage, Diploma in Clinical Pilates and holds further certificates in Pregnancy and Oncology Massage, Needling, Electrotherapy and Dynamic Cupping.
Somatics, Pilates Pregnancy in Motion, further Lomi Lomi training and Joint Therapeutics are his targeted next courses.
What does bodoc Mean?
We're not about labels at bodoc, but there is a meaning to our name+story
With a keen interest in helping people on their own body+mind management journey and building on his own back pain recovery+love of Massage, Hot Stones, Pilates+all things zen, you may like to think of Glen as Melbourne's Body Guru (not officially a "Doctor"....yet anyway!)
We've also been very fortunate to have had HairDoc offer us our original zenspace in Coburg - so will always nod to them by namesake and thanks.
Pilates Republic Ivanhoe is now home to our expanded Massage and full equipped Clinical Pilates space...we're not up for a name change to accomodate them yet, but always unquestionably refer and share our mutual clients (and can even organise a free Pilates Republic class or two to new clients)
Here’s What Satisfied Clients Are Saying In Reviews
“"I recently received my very first pregnancy hot stone massage, EVER, with Glen at Bodoc. The clinic is beautifully set up with all the bells and whistles, I instantly felt the zentopian experience as promised in the confirmation email. Being 25 weeks pregnant the hot stones were heated to a modified lower pregnancy safe temperature which by the end of the treatment had melted away the aching in my shoulders and hips. Can’t wait for my next treatment."”Tahlia Schneider(November 2019)
“"My massage experience at bodoc was absolutely amazing! Glen has created such a relaxing and inviting space, I instantly felt calm as soon as I came in. I really appreciated the time Glen took to find [out] about my treatment needs, which meant my massage experience was totally relaxing and suited me perfectly. I was lucky enough to indulge in the 90-minute hot stone massage, which was pure bliss and really helped with the stress and tension I was carrying in my muscles. I highly recommend Glen to anyone needing support with sore muscles or just looking for an opportunity to relax and get pampered!"”Jacqueline Milburn(October 2019)
“"I had an amazing hot stone massage with Glen this evening. The space is beautiful and the massage was very relaxing. Glen is very professional. Highly recommended!"”Melisa Barber(September 2019)
“"Wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. Glen is a true professional. I am now treating myself to a weekly session."”Judy Slatyer(August 2019)
“"I have chronic pain, sore and stiff muscles. Glen was great accommodating my chronic nerve pain from past injuries and being really intuitive to adjust his treatment. A wonderful treatment with hot stones I can’t recommend enough! Thank you Glen!"”Alannah Pearson(June 2019)