Inspiring Change, Creating Wellness

Lifestyle Consultant

 April -30% off Indian Head Massage

 Relax, Revive and Destress!

April prices- 30 min $32 / 45 min $46

 [email protected] or call 0433051060 to book your appointment


Capacity2Change supports people to make successful changes through developing healthy habits, finding ways to  eating well, to move more and love it, manage stress, find ones passion & grow through the changes life brings, both good or bad.


One size doesn't fit all, we all need and want something different. Capacity2Change can tailor an offering that best meets individual needs and wants to make either big or small changes to lifestyle, health and wellbeing.

My name is Vanessa and I am a Lifestyle Consultant . I have a Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Health Promotion & Disease Prevention), Grad Dip in Women's Health and a  Cert IV in Weight Management from Australian College of Weight Management. Along with  this I have completed Level 1 &2 Wellness Coaching  from Wellness Coaching Australia & Certificate in Indian Head Massage with Health & Harmony Colleges . 

My 42 year career spans across community health and clinical services in the area of health promotion,  healthy weight, obesity prevention a, wellbeing & resilience & lifestyle management with a focus on stress. 

I have lived through stress, serious health challenges as well as daily struggles that comes along with working full time and managing a family. What is important to me is work life balance. Finding time for my family but also for me. Stress has plagued me for years and as I have travelled through life I have actively sought effective ways to manage stress. The journey introduced me to meditation, essential oils and more recently to Indian Head Massage.

Indian Head Massage is part of Ayurvedic medicine and as traditionally part of typical Indian life, is used to maintain a healthy body and mind along with improving the quality of hair by the inclusion of essential oil blends in the massage process.  At Capacity2Change Indian Head Massage can be with or without oils and is a luxurious way to find relief from stress and improve overall feeling or relaxation and wellness.

We can work together to create to find balance, healthy lifestyle, good health and create the best version of you! Lets start today.

One day or day decide!

Character Strengths

Everyone has their strengths. Research has shown that there are 24 character strengths we draw from. Some we use more than others and these are called signature strengths. 

Our top five strengths are those we use most so are said to be our signature strengths.  Signature strengths will often change to some degree depending on our experiences and values at various times ofd our lives. 

See the link to VIA (Values in Action) and give the Free survey a go!

My top 5 signature strengths:

  • Love
  • Humor 
  • Prudence
  • Creativity
  • Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

Understanding our strengths can help us learn about ourselves.

Go to and to learn about your character strengths.

Vanessa Gaston-Gardner

Lifestyle Consultant


Weight Management, Health & Wellness Coaching

BHealthSc (Edith Cowan)

GDip Women;s Hlth (Edith Cowan)

Cert IV Weight Management (ACWM)

Wellness Coaching Levels 1 & 2 (WCA)

Practicing at Project 18 the wellbeing collective

6 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015 



A variety of workshops are offered and can be tailored to client needs. Generally 6-8 per group. Prices vary

A 2022 program will be up on the website shortly

One to One

Support with improving individual ability to  eat well, move more &      practice healthy habits

Programs are tailored and prices will vary depending on what you decide you want included in your personalised package

Programs are generally 4. 8 or 12 weeks in duration depending on need

Managing Stress

Indian Head Massage:

  • With or without oils
  • Oil blends tailored to individual need

  30 minute IMH- $45

  45 minute IHM- $65

Relaxation & Meditation

Sessions can be offered both individually or in a small group of 2-4.

Prices vary 

Concession is available for card holders.

Payment plans also available with 8 and 12 week programs with a 25% deposit and weekly payments

For more information contact [email protected]


Rosslyn 2022 

Vanessa was very professional and informative. I could not fault the consultation and Indian Head Massage. I felt relaxed & restored after the treatment and it provided a mental and physical uplift.

I highly recommend Vanessa to anyone looking for self care and stress relief.  

Take care of yourself

Melissa 2022:

Vanessa was recommended to me by a friend. I am in a stressful job, nursing. My parents are ageing and I couldn't seem to find the work life balance I needed. Vanessa has been helping me for the last 12 weeks to set some goals, boundaries & priorities. I feel so much better mentally and physically and better able to manage life in general. OMG the Head Massages are amazing. You walk out feeling so ZEN! Highly recommend Vanessa to anyone like me, who just needs a little clarity, motivations and a reminder about what's most important. 

One day is here, change is in your hands!

 NEW!  Self Care Workshop Series

 Date TBA  2022: 10:00-11:30  Project18 6 Lipson St, Port Adelaide

' DON'T STRESS ': what is stress? what happens to the body? effects on the heart and brain, relieving stress using simple tools.  

$10 per person. 

Register by phone 0433051060  or email [email protected] 

Numbers are limited. Registration essential.

See you there


Contact me to book a free 30min lifestyle consultation or an Indian Head Massage

[email protected]

Ph: 0433051060 for bookings

'If you don't like something change it, if you can't change it, change the way you think about it'

Mary Engelbreit