Therapies Offered

Oriental Medicine:

Practitioner: Kim Harris

Oriental Medicine recognises that health is more than just the absence of disease. It is the Taoist belief that we live in a universe in which everything is interconnected. What happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body. The mind and body are not viewed separately, but as part of an energetic system.

Similarly, organs and organ systems are viewed as interconnected structures that work together to keep the body functioning. Because it is a holistic medicine, a combination of one or more of the eight branches of Oriental Medicine are used to provide treatment. These are:

  • Acupuncture, Cupping & Moxibustion
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Massage / Bodywork
  • Oriental Nutritional Medicine
  • I-Ching Astrology
  • Oriental Counselling
  • Feng Shui - Inner/Outer alignment
  • Exercise Therapy / Meditation / Contemplation, Sound Therapy

Acupuncture:

Practitioner: Kim Harris, Cathy Gallibu

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that focuses on improving the overall well-being of the patient. Health problems are treated by the insertion of fine, disposable needles into the body at specific points. Needles are left in anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the condition being treated, during which time the patient is able to relax, rest and enjoy the effects of the acupuncture.

Chinese Herbal Medicine:

Practitioner: Kim Harris, Cathy Gallibu

One of the great herbal systems of the world, Chinese Herbal Medicine has been used to treat a wide variety of illnesses safely and naturally for over 2000 years. These herbal medicines work not only to alleviate symptoms, they also address the underlying condition which is causing the symptoms and are most commonly used in conjunction with acupuncture.

Oriental Body Therapies:

Practitioner: Kim Harris

Oriental body therapies is a combination of the Oriental healing arts and remedial massage. This unique approach uses a combination of:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping & guasha
  • Moxibustion

Aromatherapy:

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In combination with lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy is a massage of pure indulgence focusing on removing stress from mind, body and soul. Delight your senses with a personal blend of essential oils which will be sure to balance your body and mind. Working on your nervous system, aromatherapy is great for emotional stress, anxiety, boosting your immune system, muscular aches and pains; and nervous tension.

Lymphatic Drainage:

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A gentle whole body treatment, this massage focuses on manually pumping the lymphatic system. Precise, gentle, rhythmic strokes enhance the re-absorption of excess fluids, toxins and waste from the tissues back into the lymph vessels and towards the lymph glands to be excreted. It is recommended for people who have lymphoedema; those who want to detoxify and cleanse, or for the inactive.

Pregnancy Massage:

Practitioners: Kim Harris

Pregnancy massage is perfect for mum & bub! This nurturing massage is a combination of Swedish and remedial techniques which will improve circulation; alleviate tension and stress on joints and musculo-fascial structures. It helps to reduce fatigue while maintaining flexibility in muscles and ligaments. Safe for you and bub, this massage is suitable from 2nd trimester to full term. Post-natal massage also available 6 week’s post-partum.

Remedial Massage:

Practitioners: Kim Harris

Remedial massage is a holistic treatment and one of the most effective and readily available ways to prevent and treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness. Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch. Muscles not only move our joints, they stabilise them, and they provide protection for the internal organs. A remedial massage therapist uses skilled manipulation combined with in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology to bring about pain relief, as well as correcting and normalising the body’s muscles and soft tissues. Remedial massage has both short and long-term effects, so it is also extremely useful for relaxation and general wellbeing.