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Before you commit to an appointment, it’s important to do some research and
check the person out by having a conversation with them over the phone first, to see
if they seem right for you. Give us a call to find out how we can help
you and make up your own mind. We offer a 20 minute introductory call for you to outline your concerns and the kind of help that you would like to get. That might be a hard question for you to answer, especially if you have sought other professional help before. The bottom line is, if the help is not making a difference, then you probably need to look elsewhere.

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Empathy is to listen with care

There are counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists; and all of them will have different levels of training, skills and approaches in working with people. The most important skill of all, is the therapist’s ability to be empathic. Empathy is to listen with care, attentiveness and attempt to be in your shoes in the telling of your story. When another person sits in the shoes of another, they empathically attune themselves to the suffering of the other, with an openness of heart to understand without judgement or a rush to problem-solve your solutions. This empathic attending helps to develop the right kind of approach that will fit you to be more instrumental in solving your problems, albeit with some help.
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Why see a Therapist?

When a person’s life is not working in the way they want it to, or they don’t know how to fix it and make it better, then it makes sense to see a therapist. Everyone struggles with aspects of their lives some of the time. Most of the time, we all work out how to solve our problems and make life good again. When we can’t, it’s important to look further afield for help that can help us solve our problems.

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6. Thai Massage

Thai Massage is an interactive manipulation of the body using passive stretching and gentle pressure with the hands and feet. These movements help to adjust the skeletal structure, increase flexibility, relieve muscular and joint tension, stimulate internal organs and balance the body’s energy system.
The effect is both relaxing as well as energising.

As an ancient form of massage, Thai Massage combines other natural therapies such as Shiatsu, Acupressure and Yoga.

Thai Massage is usually performed in quiet meditative atmospheres encouraging the client to let go of physical and emotional restrictions. It facilitates a sense of unity, wholeness and balance. It creates a dynamic physical experience that integrates the body, mind, emotions and spirit.

It is beneficial for young or old, active or inactive, healthy or not so healthy. Thai Massage sessions usually last one to two hours and are performed on a floor mat. Clients wear loose clothing and no oils are used in this style of massage.

7. Pregnancy Massage

Also called Prenatal massage, specially trained practitioners use a combination of Swedish and Remedial Massage techniques, to assist with the tensions and pains experienced during pregnancy
These are often caused by the extra weight and shift in the centre of gravity
There are many physical benefits to Pregnancy Massage, in addition to the nurturing and emotional support provided by the practitioner.
Massage reduces peripheral swelling, soothes the nervous system, helps to prevent insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain.

Pregnancy Massage is beneficial throughout the whole pregnancy. Various techniques are used as the client progresses through the pregnancy and massage may be performed while she is lying on her side, seated, or on a special pregnancy cushion that allows her to lie safely on her stomach.

Regular massage throughout the pregnancy is also said to shorten labour time and the return to optimal fitness after birth.

An Induction Labour Massage can be beneficial to encourage labour to start if a woman goes overdue, although this will depend on presenting and favourable symptoms, and will help with reducing anxiety and encouraging a more relaxed state that may induce labour.

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Claire Cleaver specialises in massage, hypnotherapy and holistic counselling. She sees clients for various needs recognising that high levels of sustained stress can create long-term unwellness. It is important to seek the right treatment at the right time. 

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Health Fund rebates are available depending on your level of cover. Process your HICAPS  claim on the spot and we accept payment by cash, eftpos, credit card and online transfers.

Gift Certificates are also available

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Massages for Overall Health and Rejuvenation

While a Remedial massage and any of the firmer variations above should all leave you feeling free from pain, some specific types of massages may be better for an overall energy boost.

Shiatsu and Thai Massage are both interactive treatments rather like a Yoga in action but with the therapist doing it for you – very relaxing and stretching by warming up your body first and taking it to the next level of stretch.
A scientific explanation is that shiatsu calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress.
Best for: Improving energy, increased flexibility, overall health and well-being

8. Reflexology

Reflexology is based on the principle that congestion or tension in any part of the foot mirrors congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body. These parts, known as reflex points can also be found on the hands and other body parts, however, the most commonly treated area is the feet.
Although reflexology is sometimes called foot massage, it is more than simple foot massage!
Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. Reflexology is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet all day or just have tired, achy feet.

9. Sports Massage

Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and is often quite vigorous at times. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.
The Purpose of Sports Massage

Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. It can often be quite strenuous and is meant to relieve and reduce the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising. It can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise the chances of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time.

A combination of techniques are used. The strokes are generally faster than Swedish massage. Facilitated stretching is a common technique. It helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.

 

Get to know us! Introductory Offers

The Healing Practice has Special Introductory Offers for First Time clients.

 

 

Special First time offer

* New Clients Only
Please mention this offer when booking your treatment to get the discount. Regular Price is $115.

 

10. Back Massage

Some massage clinics and spas offer 30-minute back massages.
If a back massage is not expressly advertised, you can also book a 30- or 40-minute massage and ask the massage therapist to focus on your back. Back massage may be a localised treatment or include the lower back and gluteals or neck depending on what areas are affected.

Massage for Neck and Back pain?

Question: Many people spend long hours at their desks and complain of rounded backs and sore neck and shoulders. What are the best massages for them?
Answer:
Acute pain can make it painful to touch an inflamed area. Gentle and relaxing Swedish massage can be ideal to initially reduce tension and soothe tight muscles. Deep tissue, Remedial or Sports Massage are used for chronic tight or painful muscles, postural problems, and repetitive strain. This type of massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.

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Claire Cleaver specialises in massage, hypnotherapy and holistic counselling. She sees clients for various needs recognising that high levels of sustained stress can create long-term unwellness. It is important to seek the right treatment at the right time. 

Find out how we can help you schedule introductory phone call

Health Fund rebates are available depending on your level of cover. Process your HICAPS  claim on the spot and we accept payment by cash, eftpos, credit card and online transfers.

Gift Certificates are also available

Comments check out what our other clients say!

The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Road
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040

Contact The Healing Practice Learn how we can help you or Call Claire on 0438 216 351.

The Healing Practice

The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Rd
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040
M: 0438 216 351