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Aromatherapy, baby massage, Bowen, foot reflexology, ear (Auriculotherapy) reflexology, myofascial release, remedial massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, more
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Herbal medicine Made exclusively from plants, used in all societies and common to all cultures. Herbal medicine is the oldest and most widely used system of medicine in the world today.
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Homeopathy made from animal, vegetable or mineral sources and based on the principle of treating like with like. The medicine is highly diluted from the crude preparation.
Naturopathy Vis medicatrix naturae the healing power of nature remains central to naturopathic philosophy whether practiced in the past two centuries or today. Naturopaths can approach treatment of the patient through nutrition, lifestyle, and use homeopathic medicines, herbs, minerals, vitamins or remedial therapies.
In Australia, practice is limited by the practitioner's education and accreditation.
Nutrition Dietary advice and the relationship of diet and food sensitivities to health problems.
Acupuncture When energy (Qi) is flowing through the body, the body functions well. When Qi becomes blocked, organ function is impaired and symptoms of illness appear. Gentle stimulation, through the insertion of a fine needle, at precise acupuncture points when applied on the basis of a correct diagnosis, will aid the body's own self healing system.
Acupressure works on the same principle as acupuncture but the stimulation of the acupuncture point is with the fingers or thumb, rather than the fine needle. Acupressure can be performed through loose clothing or combined with Chinese massage.
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Chinese massage also called Tui na (tui meaning to push and na meaning to lift and squeeze). This is an ancient Chinese system of manual therapeutics with a wide range of techniques. While traditional Chinese medical principles form the theoretical basis, clinical experience governs its applications. Techniques range from light and soothing to those that are strong and invigorating. The massage facilitates healing by regulating the circulation of blood and Qi.
Shiatsu A Japanese therapy (literal translation is 'finger pressure'). The aim of the treatment is to normalise the flow of energy (Ki) in the body by applying pressure to obstructed or weak areas - note the Japanese word and Chinese word for energy are very similar - Ki and Qi. Shiatsu calms the body giving it time to heal itself and improve circulation generally and to specific areas. Shiatsu is done through loose clothing, no oil is used.
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Bowen, ear (Auriculotherapy) reflexology, foot reflexology, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, remedial massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy
Bowen An extremely gentle and very relaxing remedial body therapy. Bowen assists the body's own healing to achieve balance and harmony resulting in relief from pain and discomfort. Bowen therapy can be done through loose clothing and does not use oil. The treatment comprises sequences of small gentle movements, each at a specific site on the body. The movements are light cross-fibre maneuvering of a muscle, tendon or ligament.
Foot reflexology dates back 5,000 years and was used in ancient China and India. Also called foot zone therapy - based on the premise that energy flows through the body in meridians from the brain to the feet. Every organ and cell has a representative point on the foot. Pressure is applied to areas of the feet to restore balance and facilitate the body to heal.
Lymphatic drainage uses techniques that stimulate the functioning of the lymphatic system. Hand movements are gentle, specific and non-invasive. The techniques can be of benefit in the correction of numerous conditions as well as in preventative health maintenance.
Myofascial slow and gentle application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions. Fascia is the connective tissue that covers muscles in the body. This technique can be combined with an oil massage or performed through loose clothing. (extract: www.massagetherapy.com )
Remedial massage incorporates a combination of massage techniques and is specifically used to alleviate discomfort arising from acute or chronic conditions. This massage uses oil. (extract: www.anta.com.au )
Sports massage consists of specific components designed to be used as pre and post event treatment to prevent injuries, as well as for the treatment of soft tissue injuries and muscular aches and pains. This technique uses oil.
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Trigger point therapy applies pressure to sensitive areas to reduce pain and alleviate muscle spasms. This technique is usually combined with an oil massage. (extractwww.massagetherapy.com )
- Applied Kinesiology
- Chinese pulse diagnosis
- Postural analysis
- Tongue diagnosis