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Root & Branch Oriental Therapies understands that maintaining good health through internal balance improves the mind body connection. There is probably no modality other than oriental medicine, which fully comprehends the link between mental and physical health.



Modern medicine primarily fixes that which is already broken; however traditional medicine is more proactive in prevention, if there is an imbalance, our aim to restore balance before disharmony takes hold and then health is managed with ongoing periodic maintenance.

We are passionate to help all members of the community, but especially those who have come to a ‘roadblock’ with traditional care, or those whom have tried ‘everything else’ without a great deal of success.

With options from musculoskeletal work, gentle acupuncture treatments, nutrition and herbal medicine we are often able to offer an alternative for those who for whatever reason aren’t able to take pharmaceutical medications; of course there are some limitations to traditional approach to health care, something we are happy to discuss with you in more detail.

Similarly there are limits to both traditional and modern medicine approaches, both reflect the rules of yin and yang – where one modality might fail an individual, the other often shines…



Herbalist, Acupuncture Therapist

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture / Cosmetic Acupuncture

Mark has always been interested in natural healing and was first introduced to Oriental Medicine while living in Japan while on exchange.  Many years later while seeking relief from a stressful corporate job he rediscovered the amazing benefits of acupuncture and made a life-changing decision to go back to University and completely change career directions.

Mark is particularly passionate about helping people with pain and everything associated with Neck & Head conditions from Migraine to Insomnia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell’s Palsy, Stress & Anxiety, and even Cosmetic Acupuncture are all important areas in which Mark holds a clinical focus, and regularly undertakes postgraduate training.

PH: 0425 722 217



Japanese Shiatsu Practitioner

Japanese Shiatsu Massage & Oriental Therapies


Masa has long been interested in Japanese style physical therapeutic techniques, completed his formal studies since coming to Australia.  He is constantly following new techniques from Japan so you will possibly discover his style is slightly different to many local Therapists.

Masa is an accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA).  Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself.  It works on the whole person; including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves. It is a whole body experience usually practiced while clothed on a floor mat. Masa has a special interest in treating the back, neck, and shoulders while calming the mind and relieving stress.