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*Some Chiropractic and Massage Treatments can be booked online however not all times and services are listed.

If your preferred time or treatment is not listed, please call us on 43931200 to check availability.

SUNDAY MASSAGE BOOKINGS NEED TO BE PREBOOKED PRIOR TO SATURDAY BY 5PM.

Current statistics in Australia show that 70% of the Australian population have visited a natural therapist. These findings enable us to assume that many Australians are taking personal responsibility for maintaining their health.

Cancellation Policy

The Centre offers a wide range of natural therapies and drug-free options to promote the body’s own unique intrinsic power to heal itself.  The Centre’s philosophy of wellness embraces the connection between mind, body and spirit with these realms being a focus of individual therapies within the Centre.

Why choose us - Natural Therapy Leaders
  • Health fund rebates (HICAPS) on most treatments (check when booking)

  • Wheelchair access

  • Free advice on which therapy best suits your needs

  • Fully qualified, experienced, caring practitioners

  • Gift Voucher

  • Allied Health Care Plan - EPC (Chiropractic only)

  • Veteran Affairs (Chiropractic only)

Chiropractic

Perhaps Chiropractic Can Help You?

Have you ever felt tired or listless, tension or even trouble relaxing? Have you ever wondered why it is that some people never seem to get sick and you catch every bug going around? It may be that your nervous system is not functioning properly.  Chiropractic is a natural approach to your health that focuses on improving the ability of your nervous system to cope with all kinds of internal and external stresses.

Safe, gentle and effective, Chiropractic may be able to assist you with:

- Increase nervous system function

- Decreased muscle tension

- Low back pain

- Headache (including migraine)

- Neck pain

- Sports injuries

- Discomfort during and after pregnancy

- General wellbeing

How Does it Work?

Chiropractors deliver "adjustments" to the human body, changing nervous system function by removing interference from the nervous system.  Nervous system interference is called a subluxation.  A subluxation has physical, chemical and emotional causes.  The nerves of your spinal column go on to serve all of your bodies cells, organs and glands.  If your spine or segments of it do not move freely and correctly, the ability of those nerves to send and receive signals to and from the brain and the body is diminished.  The longer this impaired function continues, the harder it is for all of these cells, organs and glands to function correctly.  This can lead to poor health.  Our aim is to keep your body functioning as well as is possible to allow you to "thrive, not just survive".

The Centre offers a complimentary spinal assessment for new clients.

Dry Needling

Mondays/Fridays or at other times by arrangement *Practitioner currently on Maternity Leave*

Dry Needling, also known as Myofascial Trigger Point Needling, specifically works to assist musculo disorders and is sometimes also known as intra-muscular stimulation (IMS). Dry needling is particularly good for muscular discomfort or injuries that are slow to improve or recover.  A dry needling treatment requires effective manual assessment in conjunction with physical therapy.  Research supports that dry needling may improve pain control, reduce muscle tension, normalises nerve dysfunction and often accelerates the return to normal activities. Can be combined with chiropractic in a 30 minute treatment.

Naturopathy / Iridology / Wellness Consultations

Services may include:

  • Iridology
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Blood typing
  • Bowel toxicity test
  • Blood sugar level test
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Hair Mineral Analysis

Conditions Michelle specialises in:

  • Children's health
  • Immune problems from allergies to autoimmune diseases including psoriasis
  • Weight loss, muscle gain
  • Stress and energy issues
  • Thyroid and adrenal problems
  • Bowel and digestive disorders
  • IBS, Coeliacs, Crohn's
  • Hormonal issues from PMS, polycystic ovaries to menopause
  • Syndrome X
  • Pre-diabetes, cholesterol and cardiovascular concerns

Massage Therapies

Mondays to Saturdays, Sunday pre-booking required.

RELAXATION MASSAGE
Massage is gentle, relaxing and aims to relieve tension, relax and revitalise muscles, promote circulation and provide a sense of well-being.

Relaxation Massage (also known as Swedish Massage) is a wonderful and beneficial form of bodywork.

  • Benefits of Relaxation Massage include:
  • Relieves stress and tension
  • Softens and stretches tight, contracted muscles
  • Improves circulation assisting the cardiovascular system to carry oxygen and nutrients to cells, tissues and internal organs
  • Lymphatic system is aided
  • Exerts soothing or stimulation of the nervous system
  • Aids elimination of toxic matter via lungs, kidneys and skin

BUT MOST OF ALL a relaxation massage can help reduce the tension and stress of everyday life leaving you feeling good and revitalised.

REMEDIAL MASSAGE
Massage aims to decrease painful conditions and injuries by treating the dysfunction causing the pain and to improve range of movement and mobility.

Remedial Massage is used to treat specific areas of pain or dysfunction. Conditions that benefits from Remedial Massage include most soft tissue sporting injuries, back, shoulder and/or neck pain, stress/tension headaches, muscle or ligament tightness, strain or injuries.  Remedial massage can also prevent injuries by stretching muscles and can speed up the healing process by aiding muscle nutrition.Our highly professional massage therapists have a thorough knowledge of anatomy & physiology, structural examination and remedial massage techniques. They may use a range of assessment techniques including postural analysis, palpation, neural tests, muscle length and stability tests and tests for range of movement.  The therapist will devise a treatment plan to best suit the condition which will be discussed with the client and any concerns or questions will be answered.Treatment may include a variety of remedial massage techniques appropriate to the condition, muscle energy techniques, postural corrections and stretching and strengthening exercises.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
This therapy can be incorporated into your massage treatment. Trigger Points are hyper-irritable spots found within muscle or fascia and often are the cause of pain, discomfort and immobility.

Your therapist may incorporate Trigger Point Therapy into your treatment plan to eliminate dysfunction and pain.  Myofascial trigger points are hypersensitive areas within soft tissue (muscle, fascia) that when compressed are tender and when irritated may refer pain in characteristic pain referral patterns.When the trigger point is active, it refers pain. When the trigger point is latent, it does not refer pain, but lies in the tissue restricting its function.  Trigger points are caused by trauma, muscular imbalance, poor posture, the environment (cold, allergies, etc.), emotional factors, repetitive activity, overuse, tissue placed in a shortened position for long periods of time.The therapist will locate trigger points through palpation. Generally, trigger points will be located within taut bands of soft tissue. It will be tender when pressed and will elicit referred pain in a predictable pattern.  Trigger point pain is characterised by a deep, aching sensation often with referral distal to the trigger point. Trigger points may also cause stiffness and decreased range of movement to the tissue involved.  Since trigger points very often re-occur in the same soft tissue group the source of the trigger point must be determined and eliminated if possible.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
Myofascial Release is a powerful, interactive stretching technique which treats soft tissue dysfunction. Therapists may use Myofascial techniques in combination with other massage therapy methods. Light touch and light stretching techniques are used to encourage relaxation then allowing deeper restrictions to be accessed and treated.

Myofascial release leads to postural and alignment changes. Therefore, the effects of myofascial stretching are measured by assessment of body alignment and overall posture. The ultimate goal of myofascial stretching is optimal body alignment, which allows for the most efficient use of energy for daily tasks. The philosophy in myofascial treatment is to treat all misalignments which predispose the client to future injury.Soft tissue injuries, while widely diagnosed as strains, sprains or inflammation, all benefit from myofascial treatment. If the fascia is restricted at the time of trauma, the forces cannot be dispersed properly and areas of the body are then subjected to intolerable impact. The result is then injury. An athlete with fascial restrictions will not efficiently absorb the shocks of continual activity.Failure then, to recognise the importance of the fascia with respect to the body’s structure and movement helps explain many poor or temporary results achieved with standard treatments.

SPORTS THERAPIES
Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend social sportsperson or sustained an injury at work or home, Sports Therapies can help you. Sports Therapies include assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injury as well as prevention of injury and treatments to optimise performance.

Sports therapies will be combined with various other methods of healing to optimise recovery.Practitioners trained in Sports Therapies will have the ability to assess the severity of your injury through various methods including palpation, range of movement, strength tests, structural changes, etc. Treatment may include remedial massage in combination with other modalities, stretching, strengthening and range of movement exercises. The practitioner can advise on various exercises to assist in rehabilitation and recovery, and the use of heat and cold packs.For the athlete pre- and post-event massage techniques can be applied to promote speed, endurance and the prevention of injury. Maintenance and conditioning massage can be applied for use between sports events to help bring about the athletes full recovery.

  • Common injuries that can benefit from Sports Therapies include:
  • Overuse injuries
  • Elbow injuries - Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow
  • Knee injuries - ligament disruptions, patella tendonitis, bursitis
  • Shoulder injuries - Tendonitis, Frozen Shoulder, Dislocation, AC joint sprain
  • Ankle - ligament injuries, achilles tendonitis
  • Wrist injuries - Carpal tunnel, ligament sprains
  • Shin splints

just to name a few.......

LYMPHATIC MASSAGE
The lymphatic system is the major drainage system of the body. It plays a key role in the surveillance and defence of the body, it functions in immune response, it assists in the maintenance of fluid balance by draining fluid from the tissues, and returning vital substances back to the blood stream.

The benefits of Lymphatic Massage include:

  • Deep relaxation
  • Deep sleep
  • Increase of energy
  • Reduction of pain
  • Reduction of high blood pressure
  • Increase in bowel movements and increase of urine
  • Decrease in pain of MS sufferers
  • Sub-acute arthritis
  • Regulation of menstruation due to possible hormonal imbalance
  • Acne on skin may significantly decrease (although initially it may become worse)
  • Improved breathing in colds, flu, bronchitis and asthma (not treated in the acute stage)
  • Improvement of sinusitis
  • Treatment for lymphoedema
PREGNANCY (& POST PREGNANCY)

Recommended for healthy mums in their 2nd or 3rd trimester only. Pregnancy massage enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and reduces mental and physical fatigue.

HOT STONE THERAPY

Hot stone therapy goes back to ancient civilisations where it was believed that hot stones had many healing properties particularly for cleansing the body, relaxing the heart, grounding the soul and soothing the mind. For hundreds of years Hawaiians have been using hot stones with heat, colour and sound (chants) for healing in order to restore balance in body, mind and spirit. They also used woods, seashells and pieces of tumbled coral. The treatment involves placing hot stones on pressure points and chakra points and massaging with oiled hot stones. Aromatic oils can also be used. We now bring this ancient therapy to the Lake Spa centre. Experience and enjoy!!

 
YOUR SAFETY AND COMFORT IS OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN

Our practitioners are all highly qualified and professional. On your first visit your practitioner will take a full case history to ensure your safety. Prior to commencing the massage the therapist will fully explain the proposed treatment and liaise with you regarding any concerns you may have. They will instruct you to undress (leaving on your underwear) and will leave the room while you do so. During your massage your body will be fully draped with sheets or towels and only the part being massaged will be exposed. ALLOWING YOU TO RELAX AND ENJOY!!!

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