About Us

Our mission is to get you back to your normal activities as fast as possible and free you from pain using exceptional methods. 

Romel is a qualified Acupuncturist, Bowen therapist and Manual Medicine therapist. He has been in clinical practice since 1981, originally in Hawaii where he lived for many years and running a private practice- 'Island Natural Therapies' in Honolulu while also working in association with orthopaedic doctors at the Straub hospital. 


His clinical experience has always been focused on injuries, especially spinal problems, Neuropathy and migraine headaches. He has also trained and gained clinical experience while he stayed in Shanghai, China working in a Chinese traditional medicine hospital. 

Romel has given many talks and demonstrations and taught many post graduate workshops in the US and Australia to other therapists, sharing his knowledge, experience and advanced techniques.   


Romel has also practiced Chi Gong for many years which has contributed to his wonderful ability to treat people on an energetic level. He is a gifted, intuitive and passionate therapist with a true love for his profession.


Romel and Vanessa moved to Australia where they has been living on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and operating Body Smart Clinic together since 2005.


Vanessa is a qualified Naturopath and has 20 years of experience as a manual therapist working with injuries both in a physiotherapy clinic and in clinical practice with Romel. 


Accredited members of ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society)-

(Romel- 19321; Vanessa 25676)

Romel is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (AHPRA- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)


Romel and Vanessa Cordeiro, owners of Body Smart Clinic, 38 Namba St, Pacific Paradise, Qld.
Romel and Vanessa Cordeiro