Macquarie Natural Therapies offers an extensive range of natural services to help cater
for all your health care needs.
Our team consists of qualified Natural Therapy Practitioners who are dedicated to helping people improve their health, wellbeing, and quality of life.
Macquarie Natural Therapies
Our center specializes in Remedial Massage!
Remedial massage is a wonderful treatment to help release muscle tension and spasm, ease pain, and allow the body to relax and heal itself. Remedial Massage has a long list of potential benefits on the body, including: stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation to help remove toxins, acids, and wastes from muscles and soft tissue; calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort and break the stress cycle; toning and relaxing the muscles to improve joint mobility and flexibility, etc.
Remedial Massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or superficial. Remedial massage treats the body as a whole and aims to trace the source of the problem back to the original cause, to heal both the disorder as well as the symptoms.
Sports massage is a type of massage that can benefit anyone that exercises, whether it be a gentle or strenuous form. This type of treatment is designed to minimise the chance of injury, optimise your training and performance, and relieve and speed up the recovery time of injuries and conditions that occur as a reult of sport and exercise.
Sports Massage can be carried out before, during, or after sport or exercise.
Some benefits that sports massage has are listed below:
relieve muscular fatigue and pain
reduce muscular tension and spasm
promote joint mobility and flexibility
promote healing of injuries that are the result of overexertion or overuse (strains, sprains, tennis elbow, corked thighs etc)
improving heart rate and blood pressure
increasing blood circulation and lymph flow
Oncology Massage is a wonderful safe therapy to help with symptom management, such as pain, fatigue, anxiousness, depression, sleeplessness, nausea, and improving memory and feelings of wellbeing.
Linda has undergone specialised Oncology training in order to offer this safe and effective form of massage to the Bathurst community.
Shiatsu is a Japanese healing therapy that applies finger, thumb, elbow, forearm, feet and knee pressure to special points on the body. This is combined with stretches, joint rotations and joint manipulation to give a comprehensive holistic treatment.
Shiatsu is performed with the client lying comfortably on a floor futon wearing loose fitting clothing.
A full Shiatsu treatment is one and a half hours in length to gain full benefits. Lucy also offers Baby Shiatsu sessions for forty five minutes.
This is a comprehensive modality that incorporates nutrition, herbal medicine, iridology and various other modalities in the holistic assessment and treatment of the person.
Naturopathy aids the body's own healing processes in order to optimise health, vitality and wellbeing.
Please see Jolene's website at www.livingtherapies.com for more information on how this modality can help you.
Mathew Hale specialises in Pain Relief, Sports Injuries, Chronic Conditions, and Muscles, Tendons and Ligaments.
Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. It is the subject of continual scientific research and is used today in hospitals both worldwide and in Australia.
Acupuncture is proven effective in the treatment of dozens of conditions, with studies ongoing into many others. It is a remarkably safe treatment and is largely free from adverse side effects.
How Does It Work?
Basically, the acupuncture needle is a tool which allows precision targeting of strained or damaged tissue, thus encouraging it to heal and allowing normal function to return.
For instance a needle can:
Reduce skin tightness caused by swelling by enabling it to further stretch
Seperate adhesions between muscle, tendon, skin and bone to renew coordinated movement with the tissues.
Unlock knots as adroitly as using a lockpick, immediately relieving muscle spasm and tightness.
Target inflammation by reducing pressure and increasing blood flow.
Does it Hurt?
An acupuncture needle is so fine that it can be tied in knots or fit down the hole of a hypodermic needle with room to spare, so the actual insertion does not hurt. When the tip touches the problem area you will feel a fleeting ache, tingle, prickle or twitch (everyone is different). This lasts only an instant and the most common descriptor is "weird".
Are The Needles Disposable?
Yes. 100% disposable, single use only and safe.
What Can It Treat?
The World Health Organisation publishes an extensive list of ailments proven to be effectively treated with acupuncture including, but not limited to, musuloskeletal, neurologic, digestive and respiratory disorders.
Kinesiology is a simple muscle technique that is a powerful therapy for change!
Kinesiology can help you to target the patterns and beliefs you have developed from your own experiences and interactions with others that are affecting the way that you think, learn and perform now in all aspects of your life.
Kinesiology uses muscle testing, which is a gentle biofeedback technique to correctly identify areas of stress, pain or imbalance in your body. This wonderful therapy can help you to reprogram yourself for success by removing all blockages that might be standing in your way. For example, optimal health and wellbeing, loving, caring relationships, a successful rewarding career and job environment, enhanced performance - sport, work, school etc, and achievement of our self development goals.
Our center offers Neurolinguistic Kinesiology and Touch For Health Balances.
Osteopathy focuses on the important link between the structure of the body and how it then functions as a result. Osteopaths are concerned with the skeleton of the body, joints, muscles, nerves, connective tissue, circulation and our internal organs as they function as a whole.
Greg utilises a combination of hands on techniques, including stretching, manipulation, gentle mobilisation and articulation, soft tissue techniques, muscle energy techniques, moist heat applications and corrective exercises, in order to help bring you back into balance.
Reflexology is based on the principle that the feet and hands mirror the body. By applying gently pressure to these reflex points, the body can clear blockages, restore energy, stimulate blood flow, and promote balance, health and wellness.
THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD
This method is suitable for all age groups, from young children to seniors, in all walks of life.
The Feldenkrais method activates new movement patterns, improving pain and limitations of function in all areas of life.
It works on the premise of Neuroplasticity. From his ground breaking book "The Brain That Changes Itself" by Norman Doige MD, The Frontiers of Brain Science, the brain has the capacity to change and restore damage already there and build new neural pathways for new function and performance.
To experience this new sensory / motor body work, please call the centre to make and appointment with Diane Ritchie
RELAXATION / MEDITATION CLASSES
Meditation allows us to enter a state of peace, calming and relaxing our body and mind. It lowers our stress levels, slows our heart rate and breathing, improves immune function, relieves anxiety and depression and aids in the healing process, and with pain releif.
If you think you have a busy life or have trouble sleeping, suffer from muscle tension, or just feel like you need some quiet time, then come along and join us for our relaxation and meditation classes.
Sessions are 1.5 hrs long and run over a 5 week period. Each week will focus on a different relaxation and meditation technique allowing participants the opportunity to discover the style that feels right for them. The cost is $70 for all 5 sessions which are held here at the centre. Please contact us for further details and with any questions you may have.
For more information about the best services for your needs or to organise an appointment - please give our practitioners a call on 63321511
Meet our Team
The center consists of a great team of fully qualified practitioners in their various Natural Therapy modalities: