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Inner Balance Sanctuary

Tanya Wester

10 Muli Pl
Byron Bay NSW 2481

Servicing area: Byron Bay, New South Wales

Inner Balance Sanctuary

Welcome to Inner Balance Sanctuary. Experience therapeutic & relaxing Massage, Acupuncture and Yoga in a beautiful, peaceful environment.
Tanya is a professional Natural Therapies practitioner who has been working in the field for over 20 years. Tanya treats a wide range of conditions and is very passionate about working on a purely holistic level. Her treatments are designed on the day to treat your specific ailments and to help bring the body mind and spirit back into balance. From physical pain, anxiety and stress to digestive problems or womans gynecological problems, Tanya will work out a treatment plan suited to your individual needs.

"I am so grateful that I have been given the opportunity to help you and many others rebalance their bodies, minds, and spirits back to health and happiness."

Tanya Wester

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Do you experience any of the following Symptoms?
Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Remedial Massage
Acupressure Massage

Relax... Be Still... Nourish... Energize... Refresh
Mind, Body & Soul

Clinic Hours:

Mon - Friday 9.00am - 7:00pm
Saturday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday - 9:00am - 2:00pm (extra $10 charge per treatment)

NEW ~ Now offering mobile service around Byron Shire for an extra charge (price on enquiry)

Please call me if you have any questions or, if you would like to work out a treatment plan for you.
Mobile - 0433030488
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Consultation prices:
Health rebates available from most health funds

may include cupping and moxa
first session = $80
following = $70

Acupuncture & massage
1hr = $80
1.5 hrs = $140

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture & Massage
1.5 hrs = $140

Remedial Massage
1hr = $100
1.5hrs = $140

Hawaiian Bodywork
1 hr = $100
1.5hrs = $140

Gift Vouchers Available
Great Idea for mothers day, birthdays, special occasions, and any other occasion.

Call me if you want to make a package deal with a combination of treatments.

Gift vouchers are all beautifully presented and include some space for you to write a personal message.

Tanya 0433030488

" Tanya has an amazing ability to be able to tune into your body when it comes to healing with her various forms of massage techniques. I have also found the acupuncture greatly reduced some inflammation in my arm and wrist which had been bothering me for months. Her clinic is a peaceful haven where one can totally relax and unwind. Her understanding of Chinese Traditional Medicine allows her to treat many conditions and I highly recommend that anyone visit Tanya's clinic to sample her wonderfully healing methods. "
Anne, Reflexologist, Frenchs Forest

Dear Tanya
" Finding you when I really needed help with my back and then my knee was definitely the universe pointing me to the right person at the right time. I was so grateful you saw me at such short notice. Thank you so much. The fact that in only two treatments I am now back to a pain free state is a testament to the high level of your clinical skills. The acupuncture and massage stabilised my lumbar and pelvic regions. My knee has not felt this good in ages.
You have a depth of therapeutic knowledge that is wonderful. You also have a calming and caring personal aura. The treatment sessions with you were some of the best I have ever experienced. I have a great respect for traditional therapeutic modalities and practitioners such as yourself combine them effortlessly. Working in health care I see many people that find relief from acupuncture and massage rather than taking analgesics. I just wish I had found you sooner but I am sure that anyone booking treatments with you in your new clinic will be glad they did."

Krissi, Registered Nurse, St Ives

"I was treated by Tanya for frozen shoulder problems over a number of months. Tanya used acupuncture and massage mostly but also cupping.
I describe Tanya as a true professional with a really caring personality. She was patient and thorough and I experienced marked improvement in my condition over her period of treatment.
Besides her treatments, I enjoyed her conversation during the treatments as we discussed and solved the problems of the world big and small. We will miss her presence in Sydney but are confident that she will be recognized as someone special wherever she sets up a practice."

Peter Nixon, Financial Adviser, Sydney

"Tanya is an excellent massage therapist that understands not only the body but also cares about the person's soul. She blends her skills with her intuition and provides a consistently high quality service that leaves you feeling relaxed and at ease. 
I can highly recommend her as a massage therapist and I especially enjoy her Hawaiian massage."
N.H, Councellor, Journey Practitioner, Dee Why

"Over the last year or so I've had numerous massage and acupuncture appointments with Tanya, during which I was seeking treatment for work- and stress-related issues, such as muscle aches, neck & back pain, and insomnia. Tanya's friendliness, professionalism and skill at what she's doing are outstanding and made me go back on a regular basis. Tanya managed to make me feel refreshed and re-energized after each treatment, and helped me fix above mentioned issues over time, for which I'm really grateful."
Michael T., 34yo, Project Manager, Belrose

"Tanya treated me with acupuncture for problems associated with chronic kidney disease and post-transplant side effects.
Tanya was very concerned with the details of my conditions and ensured that any treatment would not further agrivate any pain. Her treatment was not painful, she was knowlegeable and was prepared to research anything she may not have been familiar with. I found her company made the treatment more enjoyable and she provided a warm, nurturing environment.
I believe that benefits of acupuncture are best achieved through long-term treatment, allowing the body to heal and minimise the amount of medications that may have to take.
I was suffering from fluid retention, mentrual cycle disruptions and stomach problems associated with the medications I am required to take, post-transplant. I believe that Tanya's treatment alleviated some of the pain, aided in the quick return of my regualr menstrual cycle and eased the bloating I was experiencing.
I would highly recommend anyone who is suffering any ill-health or stress to try acupuncture. It is a safer alternative to medications that can have long and disasterous repurcussions."

S.M., Project Manager & Journalist, Mosman, NSW

"I have benefited from Tanya's gentle and attentive acupuncture skills as well as her extraordinary talents as a massage therapist. I have had massages in 10 different countries and Tanya's is up there with the best I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. She has a perfect blend of originality, technical ability and presence of mind which combine to give a very satisfying treatment every time. She always catered to my specific health needs that presented on the day of the session and so tailoring the treatment for optimum results. 
I highly recommend her both as an employee and as a service provider. I will miss her treatments in Sydney dearly.”

Kim Maiorano, Grow Massage, Manly, NSW. Australia. 

“I have had the wonderful opportunity of experiencing Hawaiian Bodywork and healings with Tanya Wester.
Her calm manner is an asset to her profession. She strives for perfection and knowledge which instills confidence. Her success both as a business woman and friend makes her very popular.
Tanya is an authentic loving healer, and I would highly recommend anybody to experience her amazing treatments.”

Una Segal, Massage Therapist/ bodyworker/ Aestheticienne, Beacon Hill, Sydney

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Do you experience any of the following symptoms ?

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Cough, Cold
  • Depression
  • DIGESTIVE problems
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Flu
  • Gynocological problems:
    PMS , Painful Periods, heavy, light, prolonged, irregular.
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel
  • Jaw pain
  • Low energy
    emotional, hot flushes, night sweats, palpatations....
  • Muscle pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • PAIN
  • Sinus
  • skin conditions
  • Tinitus
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, then Acupuncture or Herbal Medicine, may be the answer you have been looking for.

Call Tanya to discuss your condition and to work out a treatment plan that suits you. m 0433030488

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Acupuncture is a science that has been around for thousands of years, and in this time has been refined into a modern and recognized healing tool. Acupuncture is not only good for muscular pain and headaches, but can be the answer to many conditions, diseases and even the little complaints which seem insignificant.
Acupunture works on the Nervous system, immune system and the meridian systems (lines of energy running through your body) to re-balance and restore vitality and health within your body.

~ For anyone who is apprehensive about acupuncture, that is perfectly OK. I can honestly say that I was too. After my first experience of acupuncture I was so impressed by the results and how pain free the treatment was that I now actually go for acupuncture to relax. Acupuncture generally doesnt hurt at all, the needles are so fine and they penetrate the skin so quickly that they by-pass the pain receptors in the skin that would usually send the message of pain to the brain to initiate a response.

Common sensations during acupuncture:

There are different sensations that are common during acupuncture which have been described as a numbness, a heavy feeling around the area or a light tingling sensation.

Acupuncture also releases natural pain killers in your body as well as endorphines which makes you feel amazing and increases your overall sense of wellbeing.

Acupuncture can be deeply relaxing, and as a result increases your energy levels so you have more energy to live a full life.

First consultation + Treatment = $70
Following treatments = $60

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Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal medicine is a powerful way to treat internal imbalances, I use capsules which makes taking the herbs easy. I often use herbs along with acupuncture which has proven to be more effective therefore speeding up your recovery time.
Herbal medicine treat many conditions including:
  • Irregular perioids
  • Menstrual pain
  • PMS
  • Menopause
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive problems
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Depression
First Consultation = $70 (herbs not included)
Next consultation = $35 (herbs not included)

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Glass or plastic Cups are used to create suction on your skin to increase the flow of blood, break up old stagnant blood, and reduce pain. It is very effective as a complementary treatment with massage or acupuncture and treats many conditions:

  • Muscle stiffness
  • Back pain
  • Chronic injuries
  • stiff shoulders
  • Cold and flu
Cupping and massage
1 hr = $80


Moxa is a very relaxing and deeply penetrating heat therapy that uses a compressed Chinese herb that is lit and held above the skin. It is used in the treatment of chronic injuries, cold conditions, arthritis, knee joint pains, digestive problems, and deficiency conditions including low energy and fatigue. Moxa is used in combination with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, or Massage to help increase blood circulation assisting your body in the healing process.

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Remedial Massage

DO YOU SUFFER from PAIN or TENSION ? Are your head, neck or shoulders sore due to working behind the computer all day? Do you suffer from bad posture, or work related stress or injuries?

  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Shoulder problems
  • Torn muscles or tightness in LEG muscles
  • RSI (repetitive strain injury)
  • Painful muscles in the arms or shoulders.
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Tension Headaches
Remedial Massage can help you to restore normal movement and relieve pain so you can work, sleep, and most importantly do the things you love to do again.
Remedial Massage is relaxing as well as tension relieving i will go as deep as you want me to go so talk to me about the pressure you like.

Remedial Massage
1hr = $80
1.5hrs = $120

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Hawaiian Bodywork

This is my favourite form of massage both to give, and receive . It is beautiful, relaxing, tension relieving, and also firm enough to release the deeper muscles. Hawaiian bodywork seems to send people on an inner journey of relaxation that may involve the release of old patterns, may bring up past memories or powerful visual experiences. It is very flowing and rhythmic and can feel like waves washing over you.

Oil is used to create an easy flowing surface on which the practitioner performs a movement of ancient Hawaiian origin that rocks and moves your body into a space of relaxation. Hawaiian bodywork will help you connect with your self on a deep level.

Hawaiian Bodywork is good for:
  • Relaxation
  • Releasing tension in upper back and neck
  • Lower back pain
  • Tight/ painful muscles
  • Poor circulation
  • lymphatic drainage
  • Weight loss
  • Connecting with your heart and emotions
  • Giving your self a treat.
Hawaiian Bodywork -
1 hr = $ 90
1.5hrs = $ 120
2 hrs = $150

Acupressure Massage

Acupressure massage utilizes the same principles as acupuncture. Pressure is used with fingers , thumbs and elbows in a variety of different techniques to activate the meridians and flows of energy in your body. This type of massage can be used as an alternative to acupuncture and can treat the same wide range of symptoms.

See above section on Acupuncture and Herbs for a detailed list of conditions that can be treated.

Hot Stone Massage
A deeply relaxing massage with the added comfort and warmth of hot stones, a great massage to treat yourself with during the cold winter months. Hot stones are placed on your body, along the spine, on the legs, feet and hands. The warm smooth stones are also used directly on the skin to massage into areas that are tense. This massage can be firm or soft depending on your level of comfort.

Hot Stone Masaage: 1hr 10 mins = $90
Hot Stone massage: 1.5 hrs = $120

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Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture


Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) has also been named cosmetic acupuncture or acupuncture face-lifts as it focuses on revitalizing the skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. FRA is much more then just a cosmetic treatment as it can treat the underlying conditions and issues which contribute to the aging process. It can also help those who are emotionally going through a hard time coming to terms with aging. As in our society so much emphasis is put onto how we look it is no wonder that we seek ways to improve and change our selves to help us cope. As we all know cosmetic surgery and botox can have harmful and very possible side effects or risks. Acupuncture however is completely natural and beneficial treatment for the whole body, mind and emotions that has been used time and time again for over 4000 years.

The Benefits

  • Increases blood, Qi, and lymph circulation in the face which can improve complexion and eliminate toxins.
  • Increase in oxygen to the skin which helps the cells to rejenerate.
  • Fine lines may be eliminated and the deeper wrinkles reduced
  • Helps to reduce and even eliminate bags and puffiness of eyes & face
  • Can help to lift droopy eyelids
  • Firm and lift the jowls
  • Double chins minimized
  • Balances the skins natural moisture levels
  • Increases collagen production and dispersion
  • Increases muscle tone
  • Increases the dermal (skin) contraction leading to a firmer and more elastic skin
  • Can help to tighten pores
  • Brightens the eyes
  • May help to lessen scars and age spots
  • Improves hormonal balance which can help to reduce acne
  • Reduction of stress visable on the face
  • Increases your natural radiance and beauty which comes from a healthy mind body and soul.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT from a Treatment

Many people find this treatment very relaxing and often report an overall sense of wellbeing. To gain optimum effects a recommended course of treatment consists of 12 session which will be one or two sessions weekly. After this initial course it is recommended to have maintanence treatments monthly or every 2-3 months.

Each session lasts for approximately one and a half hours in which you will receive acupuncture and a very relaxing facial massage with top quality aromatherapy oils.

The needles are very thin, sterile and safe. They will be placed gently into points on the ears, feet, arms and face. Tiny needles are inserted just below the skin along a wrinkle to encourage the skin to regenerate that area.

Effects can bee seen after the first few treatments and lasting holding effects after the 7th treatment as a general rule.

Are there any SIDE EFFECTS ?

There are no serious side effects from this treatment. However there may be the occasional very small bruise on an area where a needle was inserted. This will be treated with essential oils and creams to help speed the healing. A flushed appearance for the first few hours may occur and slight redness around some areas where the needles were, however this should go within an hour.


One session of facial rejuvenation Acupuncture costs $ 130
To buy a 12 session treatment card it will cost $ 1430 - Thats one full treatment FREE

I will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions and to work out the best treatment plan for you.
Call Tanya: 0433030488

There are some conditions in which this type of acupuncture will not be good for these include:
  • People with regular migraines
  • Heart conditions
  • Pituitary problems
  • Hepatitis
  • High blood pressure
**These conditions can be treated with regular body acupuncture.

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Qualification Details

Tanya's qualification's include:

  • Dip. Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
  • Cert. Training at Guanganmen Chinese Medicine Hospital Beijing, China
  • Dip. Remedial Massage
  • Dip. Chinese Acupressure Massage
  • Cert. Polarity Therapy
  • Cert. Swedish Massage
  • Cert. 1 & 2 of Holistic Councelling
  • Hawaiian Bodywork - trained in Hawaii
  • Cert. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
  • Cert. Facial Reflexology
  • Member of ATMS


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