We are committed to providing tools and techniques to assist you on your journey to wellness.
Our chiropractors offer a variety of low-force, gentle and effective Chiropractic techniques including: Activator Method, Applied Kinesiology and Sacro-Occipital Technique.
We also offer acupuncture, cupping, and many soft tissue techniques such as: Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Release, and Polarity.
Treatment choices are appropriate to an individualís condition and preferences
We also offer Herbal Medicine consultations and treatment and formulate herbal mixtures specific to the individual.
Healing Arts Yoga / QiGong
Yoga is the perfect antidote for modern life. It calms the mind, opens the heart, and stimulates spiritual evolution. It creates a space that allows a person to develop more resiliency, creativity and spontaneity. It recharges and restores essential vitality.
In the Healing Arts Yoga Room, you will find a qualified Yoga and Qi Gong instructor, and a choice of 3 weekly group classes.
Private and personalised Yoga Therapy sessions are also available.
Our goal is to provide a place where students can safely explore, experience and enjoy the benefits of yoga. Classes are small enough to include individualized instruction, allowing each student to work at his or her own level. Yoga has tremendous benefits, both physical and emotional, and we cordially invite you to discover the strength, vitality and joy yoga can bring to your life.
Classes run during school terms and are currently offered on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6pm until 7:15pm, and on Wednesdays from 7am until 8am. Casual classes, open days and workshops are occasionally offered during school holidays.
Pre-registration is required. Places are offered first to current students. Any places that remain by the end of term are then offered to students who have put their names on the waiting list for that class.
Please complete the form on our website
or phone our office on (03) 5722 3888 during business hours to put your name on a waiting list or to learn more about our classes.
Healing Arts Chiropractic Care
Home of "gentle, effective care"
Chiropractic is based on the simple premise that altered spinal alignment affects the healthy flow of nerve energy and overall health of an individual. By correcting alignment and removing nerve interference, pain is relieved, movement, flexibility and circulation improve and health is restored.
At the Centre for the Healing Arts we offer a comprehensive variety of gentle, effective, low- force chiropractic and soft tissue techniques which address all aspects of healing. Specific techniques are chosen to suit each individualís specific needs. Because of our consistent and long standing preference for lower force adjusting techniques, we consider the Centre for the Healing Arts to be the authentic "home of gentle, effective care".
Sacro - Occipital Technique
At the Centre for the Healing Arts, we are primarily S.O.T. practitioners. Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) works by restoring the natural flow of Cerebro-spinal Fluid (C.S.F). This is accomplished by gently freeing up and restoring the motion of the sacrum and of the cranial bones.
When the natural movement of the sacrum and cranium is re-established, the sacrum is able to respond to each cycle of breath with a gentle, undulating motion. This motion assists the C.S.F. to bathe, support and provide nutrition to the brain and spinal cord, and to eliminate the debris of metabolic waste.
The activator is a hand-held adjusting tool designed to gently and comfortably restore natural motion to the spine. We believe that when everything in the body moves freely, as it should, the body is able to heal itself. Activator technique is lower in force and more specific when compared to stronger, higher impact manual adjustments.
Soft Tissue Techniques
S.O.T. addresses the muscular component of spinal misalignment through the use of soft tissue releases and reflexology. Our practitioners also draw on their extensive knowledge of other soft tissue techniques including shiatsu, lymphatic massage, Bowen, Tui Na, Polarity and Kinesiology.
Healing Arts Acupuncture
Can acupuncture help?
Conditions such as insomnia, depression and anxiety are particularly responsive to acupuncture treatment. There are over 100 other conditions that the World Health Organisation
recognises as being responsive to acupuncture treatment.
Healing Arts Practitioners
Catherine Bakody B.Sc., D.C.
Catherine's work in yoga, qigong, chiropractic, acupuncture and herbs, encompasses her lifelong interest in dance, movement and traditional healing.
Catherine is continually deepening her knowledge of the healing arts through further study and exploration of systems of embodiment and resonant wellness. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Acupuncture (Applied Science).
Edward Hebden B.Sc., D.C.
- Bachelor of Science in Anatomy, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1988
- Doctorate in Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1988
- Registered with Chiropractor's Registration Board of Victoria since 1989
- Diploma of Acupuncture, Acupuncture College of Melbourne, 1995
- Diploma of Medical Herbalism, Southern Cross Herbal School 1992
- SOTO, Sacro-Occipital Technique Organisation of Australasia. Member since 1989
- YTAA, Yoga Teachers' Association of Australia, Senior Yoga Teacher Member
- International Association of Yoga Therapists, Member
Edward has a passion for fitness. Cycling, jogging and swimming play an integral role in his life. He discovered the value of Chiropractic through a sports injury many years ago.
Initially it was a focus on sports and fitness that inspired him to pursue a career in chiropractic, but his studies and experiences as a chiropractor opened Edward's mind to broader applications. He still enjoys helping athletes to achieve their goals, but also derives great satisfaction from helping people from all walks of life remain active and healthy over time.
- Bachelor of Science in Social Science, School of Education, Bowling Green State University, 1976.
- Cum Laude
- Doctorate in Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1991. Cum Laude
- Member, Chiropractors' Association of Australia
- Registered with Chiropractor's Registration Board of Victoria since 1991.