A Lymphatic Drainage Therapist since 2001, Miriam uses an integrated therapy approach (Lymph Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, CranioSacral & breathing therapy) which gives her clients a non-intrusive, holistic and unique treatment.
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My interest in natural therapies begun in my late teens. Recuperating from glandular fever induced fatigue and gut pains lead to the discovery of hypoglycemia sugar imbalances and a benign thyroid cyst. Seeing an Integrative GP helped me understand how food is your medicine. This health downward spiral experience triggered an interest in remedial massage and natural food medicine. 20+ years down the track from the glandular fever year, I am forever grateful for the bodywork therapies I now have in my clinical practice. I do know 100% that that my pancreas and thyroid are forever grateful too!
Whilst working in corporate IT, I started part-time studies in a diploma of remedial massage at Nature Care College in Sydney. One of the subjects in this diploma was lymphatic drainage therapy. Learning lymph drainage was like a thunderbolt, and I immediately signed up for the lymphatic drainage diploma! I was blown away by subtleness of this technique, and of the wide range of symptoms it could be used for (it is not only for oedema conditions). I learnt that your lymphatic system is the core to your overall health. I was hooked!
Since establishing Body In Tune full-time in 2006 it has been an uphill escalation of learning. My clinic of remedial massage and lymphatic drainage therapy evolved to be an integration of like minded modalities. Modalities that share common philosophies of working with the natural rhythms of the body and fascia.
Fascia (connective tissue) is what holds your body together. It wraps around muscles, vessels, the spinal cord, and intertwines around all of your organs. Fascia is where your nerve receptors connect into to feed stimuli response back to your brain. When your brain receives messages from your body of muscle aches, the pain is more often than not resulting from tight fascia, not tight muscles. Secondly, where you are feeling the pain isn't always where the tension is originating from. Referral pain is when, for example, tension around the lower right ribs transfers a tissue restriction pattern to the right shoulder and neck, causing that area to ache and/or to have limited range of movement.
Lymph drainage, craniosacral, visceral manipulation, breathing therapy, and brain therapy all work in such a subtle way (into the ease of the restriction), so as to not cause a ramping up of the sympathetic nervous system; an automatic guarding response. I allow the client's body to guide me to where their primary restriction pattern is, and with the use of precise techniques that stays within the scope of the calming parasympathetic response.
Freeing up fascial restriction patterns and encouraging the natural rhythms of your body, brings your whole body back into balance and harmony; into homeostasis. This renews your energy supply, promotes circulation of blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluids, and allows your body to be able to focus on important tasks such as digestion and immune defence.
Working with this combination of modalities allows for an integrated form of bodywork therapy, collating information from various systems of the body, bringing the body back into tune.
For more details go to my website Body In Tune
Diploma Remedial Massage
Diploma Lymphatic Drainage
Certification Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (Casley Smith)
Certification Lymph Drainage (Chikly)
Acreditation Craniosacral Therapy (Upledger)
Certification Visceral Manipulation (Barral)
Certification Neural Manipulation (Barral)
Certification Vascular Manipulation (Barral)
Certification Manual Articulation (Barral)
Certification Oncology Massage (OMT)
Certification Buteyko Breathing
Certification Pregnancy Massage
Certification Infant Massage (IAIM)
Certification Positional Release Therapy
Certification Corporate/Workplace Massage