Naturopathy is the perfect blend of Traditional and Modern Medicine - its roots span thousands of years, and much of what we know today, comes from the traditional use of plants and other natural compounds.
This vast history has allowed Naturopaths practising today to feel confident in the effectiveness and safety of natural medicines. The philosophy of natural health is based on 3 premises:
1. Address the whole person, not just the illness.
2. Provide the right physical and emotional environment and the body's own healing capacity, will in return, provide good health.
3. Address the underlying causes of illness.
Christine is a Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist, and Homeopath. Each appointment will incorporate elements from each of these areas, as required for the individual.
BODY WORK THERAPY
Health in our Hands offers a range of body work therapies to suit every body.
Body work therapies work by treating the soft tissue of the musculoskeletal system. However, it affects all body systems especially the circulatory and nervous systems. As such, it can help to reduce muscle tension, increase blood flow, enhance tissue healing from injury or trauma, and either calm or stimulate the nervous system.
Body work therapies also help to reduce blood pressure and heart rate, relieve pain, speed up the removal of waste products from the body, and enhance mobility through the muscles and joints.
Christine is trained in Bowen Therapy, Thai Massage, and Remedial Massage.
Our other therapists offer remedial massage, Swedish massage, sports massage, and Kahuna hot stone massage appointments, which can be booked directly with the therapist.
Somatic Psychotherapy and Counselling embraces a comprehensive approach to personal growth and development. This approach acknowledges that all facets of human experience are interrelated; that the processes of the body and the mind not only affect and reflect each other, but are also interfunctioning.
Somatic Psychotherapy draws on the experiences of both the therapist and client in relationship, whilst providing empathy, support and understanding. In therapy, a person can develop greater personal awareness, explore the problems of day to day living and can change patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour. It is a safe and non-judgmental space that facilitates an individual to achieve their goals, promotes personal growth and supports healing.
This style of therapy pays attention to different levels of human experience as these emerge in the therapeutic relationship: verbal, emotional, physical, social and spiritual. Somatic Psychotherapy engages with and facilitates this process in a deeply respectful, compassionate and holistic way.
FREQUENCY SPECIFIC MICROCURRENT
A gentle current system that provides drug-free pain relief. It is a safe, non-invasive, clinically proven tool which offers a healing current for ‘specific’ tissue.
Patients are not attached to an electrical outage. It is not a Tens Device in any shape or form, as it can decrease pain, inflammation and heal the tissue.
Stress, Infection and Trauma, tend to decrease Vagal tone which leads to conditions like Dysbiosis, Autoimmunity, Anxiety, Low Immunity.
With FSM, it increases ATP, which is energy in cells, and increases Vagal Tone which is much needed for our Nervous System to repair and calm.
Conditions it has benefitted include PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Autoimmune, Chronic Fatigue, Long Covid, SIBO, Phantom Limb Pain, Fractures, Shingles (which can relieve pain an increase recovery from), Fibromyalgia, Back Pain, Sciatic Nerve Pain, Joint Pain, Disc Pain, Sprains, Ligaments, Tendons, Mild Neuralgia.
A Yoga Therapy session focuses on deep relaxation and stress reduction.
Unlike regular group Yoga classes, your session is all about you and your needs, as opposed to the group setting. Yoga Therapy is designed to help each individual release tension, restore balance, and attain an ongoing sense of calmness and wellbeing.
It's so important to learn how to self regulate and manage stress. Yoga Therapy sessions can empower you to utilise the poses as tools to reset and approach life with a peaceful heart.
Here's what you might expect in a typical Yoga Therapy session:
Setting the environment: Christine utilises specialised equipment, known as props to support you in the Yoga poses. These props enable your body to derive the benefits from the session, irrespective of how tight or inflexible you body may feel.
A sequence of poses are tailored toward your needs, Christine calls them Yoga remedies. They address your symptoms that have brought you to the appointment.
You will be guided throughout the session, to encourage a deeper connection to the abiding stillness that always is -- but has been occluded by the stresses and busyness of everyday life.
This is a safe space, where you can leave all your concerns behind and bring your full attention to healing.
Christine's knowledge and experience will guide you into and out of each pose that has been chosen for you. No strenuous effort is required and there's absolutely no need to push or strain.
After each session, Christine will prescribe some supported poses that you can practice at home, to calm your nervous system and bring you back to a balanced state of being, for living everyday life with equanimity.
Christine provides adjustments and modifications to the poses to ensure that you experience the appropriate level of comfort and relaxation in each pose.
Breathwork and mindfulness: Throughout the session, you will be taught how to focus on your breath by using some specific techniques. This encourages a deep relaxation and can help you develop mental clarity.
Closing sequence: Towards the end of the session, you will be gently guided out of the restorative poses and into a comfortable seated or lying position for a final relaxation (Savasana).
Yoga Therapy is suitable for anyone seeking relaxation, stress relief, and a way to reconnect with their inner calmness and peace. For more information: www.yogatherapy.shireyoga.com.au
Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Homeopath
Thai Massage, Remedial Massage, and Bowen Body Work Therapist
Christine started in private practice in 1996. She specialises in Nutritional Medicine for a wide variety of health problems in women, men, and children. It is vital that the body and mind are nourished well before they can perform for us like we want them to, and as they should.
Naturopathy is not "alternative" medicine - it is simply a different system of treatment that focuses on optimal wellness and preventative medicine, rather than just the absence of disease.
That is, even without the diagnosis of a disease, you may still feel tired, unwell, stressed, bloated, suffer with recurrent infections, feel hormonal, or have aching joints. Your choice to seek Naturopathic treatment means you are ready to make dietary and lifestyle changes, that will benefit you in the short term, as well as set in place the foundations for life -long health, and disease prevention.
Christine's approach is down-to-earth, sensible, and achievable… no extreme diets or mountains of pills to swallow. A Naturopathic consultation typically takes 60 - 75mins, and your diet, digestive function, sleep, stress levels, hormones, physical activity, and energy levels will be discussed. We offer support, education, and expert guidance – to get you well, and keep you there.
Naturopathy Initial Consultation - $140
Naturopathy Follow-Up Consultation - $90
Telehealth (under 15mins) - $70
Telehealth (over 15mins) - $80
"His stomach & energy levels have gotten so much better!...the tablets & bush flower drops you have given him have been an absolute blessing..he is finally picking up in himself & his health after 9 months of being so unwell..I cannot thank you enough Christine!"
Sarah, mum to 19 yr old son, Sutherland Shire