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Banksia Women's Healing Centre

Contact & Location Information
Contact Name Charmaine Renaud
Address 1/288 Dawson PDE
Arana Hills QLD 4054
Servicing Areas Arana Hills, Queensland
Phone 07 3351 4691

Empowering Women just like you to be Healthy and Happy

About Us

Welcome to Banksia Women's Healing Centre

Isn’t it great when your body is in tune! When we feel in balance our lives tends to flow smoothly and we can calmly tackle all the surprises life throws at us. But sometimes we need a bit of help to bring us back into balance.

Banksia Healing Centre can work with you to reduce and manage pain, improve your health and bring your body back into harmony. While we treat a wide range of health issues, we specialise in women's health, men's muscle maintenance, back pain and pain management, and stress management.

As a holistic healing centre we soothe and guide your health and overall wellbeing through our wide range of natural therapies, health care products and treatments. Just give us a call or click the 'Make an Enquiry' button for more information.

Services On Offer

As a holistic healing centre we soothe and guide your health and overall wellbeing through our wide range of natural therapies, health care products and treatments, including:
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Acupuncture & Cupping
  • Chinese Herbs
  • Herbal Teas
  • Massage Therapy
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Essential Oils
  • Australian Bush Flower Essences
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Natural Health Seminars

Natural Health Seminars

Banksia Healing Centre runs regular seminars throughout the year to help you improve your health. At these information rich workshops you will learn natural ways to heal your life at home.

Seminars include:
  • Menopause - An Owners Manual
  • Stop Being Stressed

Menopause - An Owners Guide

Does this sound familiar?
  • Tired all the time – but you have forgotten what good sleep is
  • You can cook eggs on your hot flushes
  • You go from placid to volcanic in 0.5 second
  • Your brain is set on permanent fuzzy
  • Bulges suddenly have appeared where yesterday there were none
  • The wrong bits of you are suddenly dry and other bits suddenly wet
  • You sport a better mo than Merv Hughes

Welcome to Menopause!

When we go through puberty we are inundated with information – but what about when we are heading into menopause?

At this seminar you will learn:
  • Why not all hot flushes are the same
  • Simple, quick everyday things you can do to manage your menopause
  • Why Chinese Herbs are not something you get with fried rice, but are the most powerful natural menopause remedies in the world
  • How to prepare your body before, during and after menopause
  • To rediscover who you are now
  • Why being gentle with yourself is sometimes the best medicine
  • Essential oils to balance moods, calm nerves and relax
  • Things to do at home to deal with sleepless nights
  • Why tight muscles and stress go hand in hand with hot flushes and anxiety

You will also discover:
  • Why puff puff pant pant exercise is dead
  • How to exercise when you are tired all the time
  • Why exercise is the best cure for depression
  • How to strengthen your inner core so your outer transition is easier
  • Why exercising with friends is 10 times more powerful than exercising alone

  • The foods to eat and the ones to avoid to stop fuelling your hot flushes and anger blasts
  • How to eat healthy without living on mung beans
  • It's not just about what you put in your mouth that puts on weight
  • A 7 day eating plan that keeps you full, cools the flushes and helps you lose weight
  • Different options to shop and find what your body really needs

Stop Being a Stress Bunny & Regain Your Life

Stress is a natural part of life – but what happens when you get too much stress? You have a fuse that is shorter than a firecracker, your blood pressure explodes the machine and sleep is a thing of the past.

In this workshop you learn how to naturally release your pressure valve, unwind and relax and come back into balance.

Opening Hours

Mon: 9am - 12pm & 3pm - 7pm
Tues & Wed: 9am - 12pm & 2pm - 7.00pm
Thur: 3pm - 7pm
Fri: 9am - 12pm

Medical rebates for Acupuncture are available (some can also be processed electronically).

About Us

Charmaine Renaud

To tell you about myself – my training started in 1994 with Reflexology and moved on to Massage, Anatomy and Physiology. I opened Charmaine’s Massage in the same year.

In 1995 and 1996 I studied the Australian Bush Flower Essences with Ian White, the developer of the essences. I also studied Sports and Acupressure Massage part-time at Hepburn’s College of Natural Medicine.

In 1997 and 1998 I furthered my studies in Anatomy and Physiology, and commenced my studies in Chinese Acupuncture Medicine. At the end of 1999 I become a qualified Acupuncturist after completion of my Diploma of Health Science (Acupuncture).

In 2000 I relocated and opened Banksia Healing Centre. Following further study throughout 2001, I received a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture through the Victoria University on 1st April 2002. I continue to undertake ongoing professional development to ensure my clients benefit from the latest treatments and research.

Carolyn Ellaway – Nutritionist

Carolyn has been an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society since 2004. She is a firm believer that we can all enjoy a positive relationship with food, nourishing and nurturing our body with nutrition that is the right fit for each of us.

After the onset of some skin issues and weight gain in her mid-twenties, Carolyn tried many diet plans with varied levels of short-term success. This experience along with her desire to help empower others, lead her to seek the truth about food. She embarked on the study of a Diploma of Health Science – Nutrition, at the Australian College of Natural Medicine Brisbane and upon graduation in 2005, was presented with the Award for Excellence in Nutritional Medicine.

She has continued to follow her passion for Food as Medicine alongside raising a family, making it an essential part of a busy, active family life. Experience has proven that good health begins in the gut and healing the gut has remained one of Carolyn’s areas of strong interest.

Prior to studying her diploma, Carolyn lived and worked abroad, settling in England for three years and travelling (with backpack!) to Western and Eastern Europe and Asia, followed by another three years in France and Italy – including the lesser-known French Island of Reunion - igniting a true appreciation for culinary simplicity and flavours.

Carolyn has always sought to do things a bit differently. She believes that nutrition is not about counting calories or kilojoules; but nurturing our bodies with the abundance of fresh foods available to us, learning what foods are right for us, which ones are beneficial for us at different life stages and how to prepare and enjoy them. Her approach is about getting back to basics with food – fresh, simple, wholesome and healing.

She enjoys partnering with her clients to support and encourage them on their journey to nurture the body back to full health and vitality, recognising the challenge we face to maintain a balance and fit good nutrition into our busy daily lives.

Kate Pattison

Kate Pattison is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Kate undertook her training at the Australian College of Natural Medicine and Endeavour College of Natural Health, where she qualified with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Cert IV in TuiNa massage (translated as push/pull, utilizing Acupressure points) in 2010.

While completing an internship in Guanxi China, Kate practiced at three hospitals to further advance her knowledge and skills in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Kate holds a Blue Card which enables her to work with children and young people.

Kate always knew that she would be working in a field that involved helping people. It was not until she experienced the benefits of Acupuncture herself in 2003 that her interest was sparked in the TCM field. She began her own journey into the world of preventative medicine in 2004.

Kate specialises in women’s health, stress, headaches, emotional disorders and musculoskeletal conditions. In her treatments she incorporates Acupuncture, Chinese TuiNa massage, Cupping, Gua Sha and moxibustion.

Kate has a natural joy and enthusiasm for life and healing. She believes deeply in the power of education and teaches her clients how to avoid further health problems with lifestyle and dietary guidance.

Her love for hula hooping started in 2012 and Kate now performs professionally at events. Mountain bike riding, walking her dog and socializing are also important to her happiness.

For more information about the best services for your needs or to organise an appointment - just give us a call!

  • Bachelor Health Science (Acupuncture)
  • Diploma Health Science (Acupuncture)
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Australian Bush Flower Essence practitioner
  • Member of the Australian Natural Therapies Association
  • Member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists

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