ABOUT ESTELLE ABBAS
I am a medical scientist and clinical researcher, and have studied and practised various forms of complementary medicine for over twenty years. I have dedicated myself to developing treatments which combine complementary medicine with Western scientific knowledge.
My shiatsu treatment can make you feel deeply relaxed and energised. It can relieve tension, fatigue, pain and stiffness.. This form of massage is based on the Chinese medicine theory of meridians and by applying gently pressure and stretching to the body, stuck energy is released. It is particularly useful for chronic pain and stress related illnesses such as insomnia, headaches, anxiety, digestion and menstrual disorders.
I have been practising Shiatsu for more than 20 years
The 38 Bachflower remedies are homeopathic flower essences, which treat underlying emotional problems that not only create the illness, but also complicate the healing process. A combination of these essences, taken as drop form, will treat the character of a person, as well as their current mood.
Some useful combinations help with loneliness, depression, low confidence, decision-making, anxiety, grief and shock.
Reiki is a universal healing energy that is transmitted through the hands of a ‘tuned’ person, called a Reiki channel. The energy is used by the recipient’s body to repair itself. The laying of hands on the body initiates the flow of Reiki. It is experienced as warmth, tingling, peace and a profound feeling of well-being. Reiki is a wonderful addition to any treatment as it brings both peace of mind and healing.
Will acupuncture hurt?
There is only minimal discomfort on insertion of the needle. It feels something like a ‘mosquito bite’. I use very fine needles (0.18-0.22 mm.).
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes. I use sterile single use needles and swab the skin with anti-septics. I use a shallow insertion technique, rarely insert needles more than 4 mm. Acupuncture is free of side effects and it will not react with any medication you are taking.
What should I expect for my first acupuncture treatment?
I will take a detailed Chinese medicine history, asking questions about your symptoms and about your digestion, sleeping, moods, and menstrual cycle. This includes looking at your tongue and feeling your pulse. I will diagnose the pattern of disharmony in terms of Chinese medicine analysis. This will enable me to choose acupuncture points.
You will be asked to lie on the couch while I insert the needles. Sometimes I use moxibustion (warming treatment) and cupping.
How long does a session last?
Generally an initial session takes up to 90 minutes. A regular session takes about 60 minutes.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Please ring for an appointment on 0418858318. Enquiries are welcomed.
Gift vouchers are available.
Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm
The clinic is situated only 5 mins from the Eastern freeway(Middleborough Rd exit).
Melways 47 H8