Treatments are based on the individual’s ability to heal, and accordingly, the results will vary.
The body strives to heal itself to the best of its ability, and the modalities I offer may help support the process. It is my aim to treat the individual, not just the ailment, and to assist the body in healing itself. As a health practitioner I endeavor to nurture & support well-being & active life.
Foot Joint Mobilisation & Massage
First Appointment $65 appointments thereafter $45.
By working on the bones of our feet we are in fact working on the structure of our whole body. Foot Joint Mobilisation (FJM) uses a series of mobilisations to gently encourage the realignment of the bones of the feet. A short series of exercises to be done at home is demonstrated and encouraged to help support the process.
The upright body depends completely on the feet. They are the foundations to our body as a whole. Over time and as we age subtle changes can take place in our foot/ankle that may impact proper function, and inevitably cause discomfort as time progresses. If the feet are not strong and well-aligned stresses and weakness are also felt elsewhere in the body, and over time negatively affection our mobility. I call this the domino effect….
For example, misalignment’s of the foot can cause the knee to rotate inwards, affecting the hip which in turn affects the back, groin and stomach muscles and ultimately even the neck and shoulders.
As part of this modality it is preferable to treat twice weekly for 6-8 weeks, with a shift/improvement usually felt around the third to fourth week. This commitment needs to be made as much as possible for best results (tho there is a little room for movement).
Also some simple daily exercises to be practiced at home. This modality helps with most foot related problems such as aching feet, shin splints, flat feet, bunions, hammer toes, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, recurrent corns, claw toes etc. It may also be supportive of conditions like knee & hip pain, sciatica, arthritis, back neck & shoulder pain, swollen ankles. Each session ends with a foot massage so you can hopefully float out the door…
Hand Joint Mobilisation & Massage
First Appointment $65 appointments thereafter $45.
As with our feet our hands are in use constantly. Hand Joint mobilisation is used as an intervention for improving range of motion, decreasing pain and ultimately improving function. It works similarly to Foot Joint Mobilisation.
Samassati Colour Therapy
1 Hour Treatment $80
When energy flows through our bodies freely we are healthy and feel well. However, our emotions can deeply affect our energetic and physical wellbeing. If we sustain the negative feelings, these can obstruct the flow of bodily energy, which in turn can cause toxic build-up in the cells of our organs and muscles, resulting in physical dysfunction: dis-ease and finally disease.
Samassati Colour Light Therapy is the centuries old concept used by the ancients in India, China, Greece, Egypt and elsewhere to alleviate and even cure various diseases. Breathing, the heartbeat, and the digestive tract are all regulated by the body’s automatic processes which depend on light.
Samassati Colour therapy is a graceful way of regaining contact with the natural health within ourselves. It assists in dissolving the fields of stress, tension, and confusion that are in the body and mind. It goes deeper into the person to stimulate the natural resources that are there. Light will turn them on. In the field of light, our resources come back, and with them our natural health, the sanity of our emotions, the clarity of our mind.
Each of us has an internal system of lights that is generated within the DNA of each cell, and is amplified and broadcast by cells as a way to communicate with other cells. These electromagnetic fields both store information, and guide how the body grows and develops as the cells communicate with each other through photons, light waves. Samassati Colour light Therapy is a non invasive, painless, and effective method of applying coloured light to specific areas of the body and on acupuncture points for restoring balance and resuming vibrant physical, mental and emotional health. In this way Samasatti Colour Light Therapy can be applied to treat both physical and psychological disorders.
Disorders Treated with Samassati
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME and Fibromyalgia
- Stress and burnout
- Promoting sleep
- SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder or Winter blues)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Liver and gallbladder disorders
- Disorders of lungs and air ways ( bronchitis, asthma)
- Disorders in bones and joints (arthritis, rheumatism, tennis elbow)
- Disorders in muscles (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – RSI)
- Disorders in the digestive tract (Chrohn’s disease, colitis)
- Disorders in kidneys and bladder
- Disorders in throat, nose and ear
- Hormonal imbalances
- Infections (also as a result of viruses, bacteria or toxins)
- High blood pressure
- Skin disorders (eczema/dermatitis/acne).
Reiki & Quantum Touch Healing
1 Hour Session $80
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Quantum Touch is a system of alternative healing based on a life energy known as “ki.” It was created by Richard Gordon based on a combination of various healing techniques such as Chinese Qi Gong. The actual practice of Quantum Touch involves passing the hands over the person receiving the healing, as in Reiki. When the practitioner holds a high vibrational field of life-force energy around an affected area, this inspires the body’s healing process and creates a healing response.
Quantum Touch works with the body’s natural life force energy to develop optimal wellness. Combining breath work and hands-on healing, and through focus, amplification, intention and energy direction, Quantum Touch can relieve pain and bring a wide range of other benefits.
While different to Reiki I sometimes combine both Reiki & Quantum Touch. The combination of the two along with the addition of high frequency essential oils supports and amplifies the energy frequency.
Clients may feel a release, a feeling of elevation or calm and wellbeing during or following a treatment.
Benefits of Reiki & Quantum Touch
- Enhances natural healing
- Fosters peacefulness
- Engenders a positive outlook
- Relaxes tight muscles
- Eases tension and stress
- Promotes pain relief
- Balances the body’s energies
- Strengthens spiritual connection
- Adapts to your individual needs
Raindrop Technique Massage
Raindrop Technique® – so much more than just a massage!
First Appointment $110 allow approximately 1hr 45 minutes. Second and appointments thereafter $90.
Bring your own Young Living Raindrop Oils $80 ($95 for first appointment)
Imagine the sensation of sinking into a deep and blissful state of rest, as someone does the ancient Tibetan version of reflexology on your feet. As you slowly (even reluctantly) come back to your body and roll over, you experience the gentle splashes as therapeutic grade essential oils are applied up your spine and to your tired muscles. These oils are then “feathered in” using a spine-tingling technique inspired by the Native Americans, combined with massage. You can’t get more pampered than this! You will float out the door and be back for more!!
Raindrop Technique is conducted in silence. Undistracted by sound and talking, the recipient is able to sink into a deep state of relaxation and self-connection. In this receptive state, inner “shifts” may more easily take place.
There are four steps to Raindrop Technique. The first step is very simple, and is an Energy Balancing step. A Young Living Essential Oils’ blend is applied on the feet, and the feet are held. This step may take 5 to 10 minutes. This helps to balance the electrical energies in the body and the aura, promoting a deep state of relaxation.
Raindrop Technique then uses Vitaflex Technique, the Ancient Tibetan form of reflexology, in conjunction with various Young Living essential oils. Vitaflex technique originated in Tibet thousands of years ago, long before acupuncture was developed.
Unlike reflexology, Vitaflex Technique is designed to send an electrical pulse along the nerve pathways to the corresponding part of the body. Vitaflex Technique involves a distinctive movement of the hands and fingers, and sends the receiver into an even deeper state of relaxation as the essential oils combine with the electrical pulses to uplift the body and mind, and release tension.
The third step of Raindrop Technique is where it derives its name. The recipient is positioned face down, and essential oils are dropped onto the back and spine from a height of approximately six inches (15cm). This means that the oils are interacting with the body’s energy field (its aura) even before they contact the physical body, producing an intensified effect. The oils are then massaged into the back using a variety of modern massage techniques and Vitaflex moves.
The recipient then positioned face up, and for the fourth step their head is cupped and their body is rocked using a specific movement of the fingers around the occiputal area of the neck. This movement is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.
Ear candling is used as a way to naturally clean the inside of the ear through the removal of old debris. It is a non-intrusive procedure that helps alleviate vertigo, ringing, heavy impacted plugs of wax and the effects of sinus problems.
Ear candling, also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy. A wax-soaked cloth is rolled into a tapered tube approximately 10 to 12 inches long. The narrow end of the tube is inserted into the outer part of the ear canal and the opposite end is lit. Earwax candles work in two ways: The burning candle creates a vacuum, softening the wax and loosening debris caught in the ear.
Candling may assist with the removal of earwax and debris including bacteria, mucus, dead skin cells, yeast infections and fungus from the outer and inner ear canals and sinuses. Candling is thought to improve ear and sinus infections, hearing and smell, headaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and vertigo.
While there is allot of skepticism associated with this practice there are many people who find it very helpful, and feel the positive benefits after a treatment. Treatments take approximately 45mins and clients find this a very relaxing process.
Essential OilsEssential oils are very versatile, I love the fact that they are so flexible!! While some provide a relaxing & comforting atmosphere, others can be supportive of healthy bodily systems. When you are feeling on top of life both physically and emotionally, you will find yourself capable of so much more.
More and more families are discovering how beneficial essential oils are for their whole family and in some cases their 4 legged family friends!.
When I first presented to you I was still experiencing pain in my neck and shoulders but was seeing an acupuncturist – this pain had been ongoing for 3 years but has now completely gone. At the time I started with you my hip had flared up making it painful after long periods of stationary sitting- this pain has all but alleviated now also, I had one session of acupuncture. I was also experiencing pain in my feet but by the end of the 8 weeks this had settled.
I am feeling pretty good-pain gone in my hips, free from pain in my neck and shoulders-my feet pain free-I am continuing with the stretching exercises for my feet you recommended. All in all I found it an enjoyable relaxing experience.
– Debbie Crisp
Mid way through Grace’s treatment the pain definitely started to lessen and now a couple of weeks after the final one I can again go on long walks with only minimal discomfort afterwards…..and no pain to speak of the next day either! I have taken to walking bare foot more often as Grace suggested and enjoying the experience.
I always felt the need to wear shoes most of the time previously. I am finding my gardening job-much to my relief, no longer impacts on my heel pain to the same degree that it was. Getting better every day, pleased that the prediction of the condition lasting more than a year is not bearing fruit after Grace’s treatment.
– Sally- Anne French-Kennedy
I went to Grace because of regular muscle spasms across the bridge of my left foot. After completing an 8 week program of two appointments a week and associated daily exercises done at home, the spasms were gone and so too were the orthotics that I have relied on for the last 30years. I am continuing my exercises but I am having the prescribed 3 month break from treatments before returning for another 8 week program to work on calcification in my ankles.
I always found Grace friendly, professional and always willing to go the extra mile, lending me a foot bath and providing extended treatments (at no extra charge) for a rib injury that I also had.
I recommend her highly.
– Jeff Simmons
When I first came to you, before we started the treatments, I had a long standing pain in my shoulders and neck. It had been a weak spot since years due to my extensive activity as a cleaner and gardener & sewing clothing.
I was always greeted with a positive gesture, I thought you were very enthusiastic and present and I felt that you and your hands knew what they were doing, which gave me a trusting feeling of openness. My impression “Grace knows what she is doing and she enjoys it and she is good at it. In the end my feet don’t hurt, my shoulders are much better. I will continue with the foot exercises, as I found I clearly benefit from doing them.