Our Therapies

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the use of fine needles inserted into specific points found all over the body. After a thorough diagnosis, specific points are chosen to not only treat the symptom but to also treat and get to the cause of the condition, the pain or the emotion being experienced.
The needles are inserted very superficially in energy pathways known as meridians, where either the energy is stagnating or deficient. The aim is to create balance in these energy pathways, which then in turn helps the body to work at optimal health and to help you feel emotionally clearer and calmer. Acupuncture treatments may also include the use of cupping and moxibustion.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

The origins of Chinese herbal medicine can be traced back at least 5,000 years. Chinese herbal medicine takes a natural and holistic approach to healthcare and is trusted by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds. Chinese herbal medicine takes a holistic approach to disease and prophylactic care and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as the treatment of it.
 

Most diseases or illnesses present with a core set of recognisable signs and symptoms, but the actual presentation of a particular disease or illness may vary from person to person. For this reason, people with similar health conditions may be provided with quite different Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions. A qualified practitioner will prescribe a Chinese herbal formula specifically formulated for your own condition. The formula is also adjusted and modified during the recovery period until the desired health outcome is achieved.

Shiatsu
Acupressure Massage

SHIATSU & PREGNANCY MASSAGE

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese massage therapy, where techniques such as acupressure, massage and stretching is applied to the whole body. This style of treatment works on the meridians (energy pathways) that are found all over the body and while focusing on balancing out the energy of the whole body, will also treat the symptoms as well.

Shiatsu is traditionally conducted on a futon and patients can remain clothed ensuring clothes are loose and comfortable. Patients will experience a treatment that can vary between gentle, medium and deep pressure but will experience sensations of great release at the same time. It is also a beautiful style of treatment for pregnancy massage.

DEEP TISSUE /ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE

Acupressure is another form of massage similar to the western style of trigger point therapy, except the points used are Acupuncture points. The difference between using acupuncture points as opposed to trigger points is that the patient will experience a much different sensation and the points can also be used instead of needles to treat certain conditions.

The pressure on acupuncture points is aimed at releasing the stagnate energy sitting in the meridians or muscles often experienced by people as knots or areas of tension. Acupressure is a deeper style of treatment but with an experienced practitioner the pressure can be carefully applied and varied depending on the persons pain threshold, making it a very relieving and effective style of treatment leaving you feeling the results straight away.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy offers a patient-centred approach to healthcare and functional improvement which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.

Osteopaths use a range of approaches to enhance function, including manual therapy (mobilisation, stretching, massage and manipulation for ligaments and joints), exercise therapy and programming, equipment prescription, dry needling, lifestyle advice and patient education. Osteopaths determine the mix and frequency of treatment and management approaches using skilled clinical evaluation and diagnostic approaches.

Reference; Osteopathy Australia

Naturopathy

Naturopathic philosophy takes a holistic approach to healing. It is based upon the belief that if one part of a system is out of balance, then all other parts will be affected. Physical, mental or emotional stress on the body can manifest as physical symptoms, causing imbalance.  Naturopathy looks to restore balance and harmony to the body and its systems in order to maintain health and vitality.

 

This is achieved by finding and treating the cause of illness for an individual, rather than masking the symptoms which signify imbalance. In order to treat you, your Naturopath will provide you with a comprehensive consultation that will delve beyond your presenting symptoms/disease.

The aim is for the Naturopath to find the underlying cause of illness and how it is affecting the other systems in the body. They may send you for functional testing, which looks at how the body is working rather than looking for markers of disease. Naturopaths may use a range of different treatments including herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, flower essence therapy and diet & lifestyle modification. 

Kinesiology

Kinesiology is an ancient healing modality that combines modern anatomy and physiology with eastern medicine philosophy to identify and energetically clear stress and imbalances in the body.   Derived from the Chiropractic model, it seeks to address physical, mental and emotional issues being experienced by the individual.

 

Neuroenergetic Kinesiology, as practiced in our centre, is one of the most modern and comprehensive systems of Kinesiology in the world and has advanced techniques for working with Neurological Pathways for balancing stress on a wide range of emotional issues, as well as pathologies for the 11 main functional systems in the human body.

These include the nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system, integumentary system, haemolymphoid system, endocrine and reproductive systems, structural system, eyes and ears systems.

Biodynamic Craniosacral

BCST is an advanced body/mind therapy that combines a Western scientific understanding of the body with mindfulness skills, a unique type of  touch and an appreciation of the body’s ability to heal itself.

A core principle of BCST is that health is always present in every body.  Sometimes when the focus has been on illness, pain or pathology, it is possible to lose a connection with the underlying feelings of health, comfort and ease.  BCST can help you reconnect to the health and vitality inside you.

Biodynamic touch is a particular type of touch.  It is light and reverential.  There is never any pressure, manipulation or force.  Your therapist is trained to create a calm, still and embodied presence. This type of touch and presence enables you to feel safe, supported and held. This sense of safety allows your brain to switch from flight or fight to rest and repair.  It is in this state that healing and change can begin to take place.

HISTORY

The therapy has its roots in the discoveries made by Osteopath Dr William Garner Sutherland in the late 1800s.  He developed an approach to Osteopathy known as “the Cranial Concept”.  These original concepts have been refined and extended to become the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy of today.

What Makes BCST Unique?

  • BCST is gentle, non invasive and no force or manipulations are used in the treatment

  • The therapy is client led, the treatment pace is set by you and the requirements of your body

  • BCST acknowledges the whole person and that emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health are all interconnected

  • The understanding of the body’s intelligence to heal and facilitate self repair is central to the therapy

  • Clients report feeling deeply listened to on all levels

  • BCST is a progressive therapy that embraces the latest findings in medical science and the wisdom of traditional healing arts

  • Biodynamic touch is a powerful tool to stimulate the brain to make new connections

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