Clarence Natural Therapies
Ayurvedic Services in Grafton with Leanne Moore
The oldest form of recorded natural healing is Ayurveda, India’s traditional medical system. It has been practised for 1000’s of years to assist people in aligning with nature’s rhythms and regain greater health and wellbeing. There is a recognition that each individual is completely unique. Through a detailed health assessment, an Ayurvedic consultation honours this individuality, and with this understanding, seeks to bring the person back to their own balance with advice on lifestyle, diet and herbs.
Ayurvedic Full Body Massage (Abhyanga)
A sublime full body massage from India that honours your individuality. Each massage will vary according to specific needs..... There is a focus on bringing all the qualities an individual requires for balance in life. For some, the style of massage will be nurturing, grounding, calm, warm and tranquil. For others, it may be stimulating and vigorous. Others may need a light, soothing and cooling touch. The herbal oils will also vary from person to person and from season to season.
Strength, stamina, health and vitality can be achieved through regular Ayurvedic massage. Abhyanga improves blood and lymphatic flow, loosens tight muscles, cleanses and vitalises the internal organs and calms the mind and nervous system, soothing away anxieties and suppressed emotions.
Massage for Muscular Skeletal Pain Relief (Basti)
A specific Ayurvedic treatment to relieve muscular-skeletal pain, stiffness and lack of mobility. During a basti treatment medicated herbal oils are warmed and poured into a receptacle over the site of the pain or stiffness. These oils penetrate deeply into the tissues, softening and loosening tight muscles and joints. A specialised massage is then applied. Hot herbal compresses complete the treatment.
It is an effective treatment for sciatica, frozen shoulder; tennis elbow; pain in the knees, lower back, neck, mid back and shoulder and to release emotional holding.
Ayurvedic Hand, Foot and Head Massage
(Hastabhyanga, Padabhyanga and Shirobhyanga)
Ayurveda supports the notion that the whole body is reflected in the feet, hands and head. It is believed that regular foot massage will balance and cleanse the internal organs and soothe an agitated mind. The nervous system is soothed, the body and mind grounded, anxiety and insomnia relieved. The hand massage vitalises the whole being and balances the five elements through the fingertips. These elements of fire, air, water, ether and earth play and integral role in our health and healing according to Ayurvedic healing traditions. Ayurvedic head massage relieves tension through the neck and shoulders, calms and strengthens the brain and expands consciousness.
Padabhyanga, hastabhyanga and shirobhyanga has a focus on promoting a harmonious flow of vital life energy (or prana) through the marmas of the feet, hands and head. The marmas are vital life energy centres that strengthen organs and body functions and can assist in alleviating diseases and imbalances.
Navar Kizzi is a specialised massage treatment using a variety of rice that has medicinal properties. The rice is cooked in a milk and herb decoction and place in pouches, which are dipped in a heated milk and herb decoction and used to massage the body.
Its benefits include:
- Creates suppleness and removes stiffness
- Promotes sound sleep
- Strengthens the body
- Boosts the immune system
- Slows down the ageing process
- Improves the lustre and texture of the skin
It is recommended for those with:
- High blood pressure
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Joint and muscle pain
- Adrenal fatigue
- Neurological disorders like Parkinsons
Kizzi Bolus Massage
Kizzali Bolus is a type of massage in which a pouch (bolus) containing a mixture of fresh and dried herbal ingredients is dipped in medicated herbal oil and used to massage the body. This is followed by a steam treatment.
It is an effective treatment for chronic and deep seated muscular, bone and nervous disorders such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint pain
- Chronic fatigue and tiredness
- Muscular dystrophy
Shirodhara is a continual pouring of warm medicated oil to the forehead (3rd eye) and is an effective treatment for reducing stress and expanding one’s consciousness. It is done in a quiet setting with the individual lying on his/her back.
The mind, body and spirit are intimately connected, and Shirodhara, by calming the mind, relaxes the entire physiology. Shirodhara is especially effective for those experiencing anxiety, insomnia, depression, and stress in general. Shirodhara stimulates the pituitary gland, which helps bring hormonal balance. Thus, Shirodhara, because of its calming and nurturing effect, is beneficial for anyone.
Through its balancing effect on the different body-types and its stress relieving capabilities, shirodhara thus enables the natural expansion of consciousness, thereby leading to experience your natural state of bliss.
Nasya is the application of medicated nasal drops. Nasya is a brain and vitality tonic, while soothing your nervous system, and strengthening your respiratory and immune systems. It enhances pituitary and pineal function, balancing the hormonal system. The treatment includes face massage and hot fomentations.
It is a specific treatment for:
- Sinus congestion and hayfever
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Headaches, including migraines
- Loss of memory, concentration
- Certain eye and ear problems (ear ache, cataracts)
- Hoarse voice
- Facial palsy
- Hormonal imbalances
In addition to this it helps to improve breathing, deepen sleep, reduce fear, stimulates the brain and tones eye sight.
3 – 4 treatments are recommended for therapeutic benefit, followed by a home programme (self medicated nasal drops)
This is a unique procedure where the eyes are bathed in an oily substance, usually medicated ghee. It is useful in both healthy and diseased patients. In healthy clients, netra basti is carried out to protect the eye from degeneration due to the ageing process and to improve the eyesight.
For the purpose of the therapeutic effects this procedure is advocated in clients suffering from the diseases of the eye. Following are the diseases where this unique procedure is found to be beneficial.
- Darkness in front of the eyes.
- Dryness of the eyes.
- Falling of the eye lashes.
- Blurred vision.
- Difficulty in opening and closing eyes.
- Fifth cranial nerve atrophy and nerve disorder.
- Opacity of the cornea
- Watering of the eyes.
- Painful eyes.
- Swollen eyes.
A unique procedure where oil is poured all over the body, promoting sweat and nourishing the nervous system.
- Benefits the nervous system
- Increases digestive health
- Improves immune strength
- Improves complexion
- Assists in the healing of fractures
- To facilitate normal labour
- Paraplegia and monoplegia
- Diaphoresis (heavy sweating)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sexual debility
- Nervous disorders
Udwarthanam is the name of a therapeutic treatment that involves massaging the body with a herbal powder. This massage stimulates sluggish circulation and improves the complexion of the skin.
- Reduces excess fat in the body
- Increases the stability of the extremities
- Improves body complexion
- Leads to a sense of lightness in the body
- Eliminates bad body odour due to excessive sweating
- Cures itching
- Motor Neuron Disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Skin diseases
- Diabetes mellitus
ABOUT LEANNE MOORE
Leanne has spent most of her adult life exploring wholistic medicine, specialising Reflexology and Ayurvedic Medicine.
She began exploring reflexology at 18 years of age and soon discovered that she enjoyed the quiet presence of working on another’s feet. Leanne quickly became engrossed in studying the myriad of reflexology maps on the feet and her fascination and love for this eventually led her to study Reflexology professionally and begin a practice on the North Coast of NSW in 1993.
Her interest in Ayurveda developed as a natural progression from yoga, which she practiced from a young age. Ayurveda also soon became a passion. “I love the wisdom of this ancient Medical system, its gentle encouragement to align with nature’s rhythms and the wholistic nature of its healing.” She began studying Ayurveda in 2000 and has been practicing this ancient science in her clinic since 2006.
Leanne has a strong commitment in sharing these modalities. She has enjoyed teaching people to become professional reflexologists in a Diploma of Reflexology at the NSW School of Natural Medicine. As a member of the Reflexology Subject Matter Expert Group, she worked closely with the Australian Government to improve the standards of Reflexology training throughout Australia. Leanne teaches a variety of Post-graduate Reflexology workshops across Australia on Padaveda (blending Reflexology and Ayurveda) and has made several presentations at the National Reflexology Conferences. She is a leader in her field.
She has also taught Ayurvedic Massage and Ayurvedic Nutrition at the NSW School of Natural Medicine and faciliates Residential Retreats in Ayurveda, providing the opportunity for people to experience Ayurveda deeply.
Leanne perceptively and gently encourages people to find wellbeing and peace of mind with Reflexology and Ayurveda. She offers a variety of treatments in her clinic including Reflexology, Ayurvedic Consultations and Ayurvedic Massages and Treatments.
Qualification detailsLeanne Moore
Adv. Dip Ayurvedic Medicine
TAE Cert IV