Sea of Wellness – Ocean Healing


Interview by Emma-Jane Eels

You know those mornings when you wake up and feel inspired to get to the ocean but it’s raining outside, so instead you cosy up on the lounge with a cup of tea and your laptop and google websites that inspire you? You spend time looking at other peoples pictures of sunshine, waves and healthy living and then all of a sudden you happen upon a page that inspires you so much want to know more. Well that happened to me a few weeks ago.

I happened upon this site and was so inspired by ‘Sea of Wellness’ that I decided to get in contact with Martine Spiga, the inspiration behind this little project to see what Sea of Wellness, and Martine, are all about.

Sea of Wellness

Tell me a little bit of a background on Martine, who you are, and about your love of the sea and mermaids. I’m an ocean lover. Dreamer. Mother of two adorable boys. Life + wellness coach and self-care advocate. I live on the NSW South Coast and have always had a strong connection to the ocean. The ocean is my happy place. It’s where I go to clear my mind and boost my mood. I’ve been fascinated by mermaids for as long as I can remember. As a teenager, my nickname was mermaid. My 21st birthday cake was a mermaid. I even had a house at Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast!

The ocean is a huge part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

What inspired you to become a health and wellness coach and why? As a teenager I loved reading about natural healing, health, wellness and positive thinking. My friends thought I was a bit of a crazy hippy, but it really interested me. I always pictured myself working in an industry where I could help people and make a difference, but after leaving school I ended up getting a job in finance and then got caught up in the world of publishing.

Over the years I often thought about studying to become a life coach but I never followed through because I didn’t believe I could make a career of it. (Life coaching was still a relatively new industry back then). I kept plodding along at my magazine job and although I liked it, I didn’t LOVE it. After having children, I realised I didn’t want to go back to working in the magazine industry. I wanted a job I was passionate about – something I could be proud of. So I took a risk and followed my dreams. Best decision I ever made. I’m now a certified coach and really enjoy working with women to help them create a life they love.

Sea of Wellness. How did you come up with the name? The name Sea of Wellness actually came to me late one night when I was struggling to get to sleep. I was wide awake with a million thoughts running through my mind and suddenly the name just popped into my head. I thought it was the perfect name for my business, so I decided to go with it. It also represents my connection to the sea and health and wellness.

What does Sea of Wellness represent for you? Love. Peace. Healing. Happiness. Freedom.

Sea of Wellness

What services do you offer at Sea of Wellness? I offer one-on-one coaching for women who want to add more health, happiness, vitality and self-care to their life but aren’t sure where to begin. I’m also working on an exciting e-course and have plans to launch an online store with lots of ocean-inspired goodies to help you on your self-care journey.

How does Sea of Wellness incorporate the sea into the business? I’m a huge believer in the healing power of the ocean. I love to conduct coaching sessions near the seaside with my local clients. My online clients will also notice a lot of my design and coaching content has an ocean theme or influence.

Martine you see the ocean as a healing modality for our human health and wellbeing; Tell me a little more about what this means to you. I believe we are all connected to the ocean and each and every one of us can benefit from spending time in or near the sea. The healing power of the ocean is something I find very difficult to explain. You really need to experience it for yourself to understand just how powerful and healing it can be. I’m yet to meet a person who doesn’t feel better after connecting with the sea.

Where do you practice from and how can people get in touch with you? Most of my coaching is conducted through Skype so I can work with anyone, anywhere. I also practice in my local area.

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