Oriental Therapies are becoming one of the most popular alternative medicine modalities used by everyday Australians who wish to stay healthy and maintain good health proactively.
Our therapists – Mark & Masa, believe that that healthcare should be more than the standard Australian 8 minute GP consultation through which a prescription is written for laboratory produced synthetic pharmaceuticals.
We believe that Nature provides the human body with its own healing mechanisms, and our therapies reconnect the body to our own natural process of maintaining homeostasis. At the same time of course we recognise the huge contribution Western Medicine makes to life threatening conditions!
We believe that healthcare is part of everyone’s daily lifestyle and not something which should be thought of once every 6 months or so, or only when experiencing ill health.
Oriental therapies have a rich history.
At Root & Branch we use over 400 body points to stimulate blood circulation, which helps the body maintain its own natural healing mechanisms.
Acupuncture uses super fine needles in conjunction with oriental therapies including cupping, scraping and herbal medicine to compliment the treatment applied in the clinic – herbs prolong therapeutic actions between appointments.
Shiatsu is a Japanese style of traditional massage therapy, which includes various techniques; acupressure points in conjunction with massage and gentle stretches which calm the mind and physical body. Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning finger pressure, often also referred to as acupressure or ‘acupuncture… without needles.’
Calming the mind to relieve stress, managing fatigue and muscle strain are just some of the things for which people commonly seek help. Every person is treated uniquely with a custom made treatment plan to match the person’s constitution, symptoms and the season.
You will leave the clinic feeling uplifted even after the first session, however most people find that they need several treatments to see a significant improvement in their symptoms; and they then typically follow up with periodical maintenance, or importantly around the time of the change of seasons, when we become vulnerable to erratic changes in climatic conditions.
We look forward to seeing you soon!