MASSAGE AND BODYWORK
The main difference between Massage and Bodywork is that Massage is intended as a series of techniques that more specifically help with relaxation and Bodywork as a series of techniques aimed at restoring health and assist with healing from disharmonies and/or injuries. Patients can either choose according to their preference or seek my recommendations with deciding what style would suit their current needs best from the following Massage and Bodywork techniques:
- Deep Tissue
- Oriental/Chinese (An Mo Tui Na)
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Myofascial Release
- Foot Reflexology
I offer more than twenty years of continued clinical practice experience and training in a variety of Massage and Bodywork styles to assist with a very vast array of different issues, whether they be predominantly stemming from the body, mind or spirit...or anywhere in between. With a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine I am also able to approach presenting issues at a more systemic level when appropriate. If required, treatment may involve a combination of complementing therapies and solutions, including Cupping Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Excercise Therapy and Dietary Therapy/Nutrition. I am also very happy to collaborate with other practitioners and professionals to help you achieve your health goals.
Initial consultations generally require an hour and a half and involve minimal paperwork, gathering information and relevant history, an assessment and diagnosis, a discussion and agreement about the recommended treatment plan, as well as an initial treatment. Follow ups generally consist of one hour or one and a half hour sessions that are mostly spent in treatment.
I am also a long standing accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS Membership 17349) and a registered provider with THESE Private Health Funds.