Our focus is fixing you, to the very best of our ability so your body can go the next step of healing you!

Your body is your best resource in your daily life, day in and day out, 24/7 for 52 weeks of the year and 365 days in case you had forgotten! That means you need to take care of your body because it’s working tirelessly and uncomplainingly most of the time. When it starts ‘misbehaving’, getting cranky, worn-down and worn-out, that’s when most of our clients come to visit us! For a fix-up job and a tune-up! After your first visit or so, we recommend ongoing maintenance and will give you exercises for homework, to fit in with your busy schedules and lifestyles.

Our approach is to fix you and to look deeper at what’s causing the problem.  We like to look at the underlying structures for why that is so. Any kind of effective bodywork aims to look at the existing patterns of body structure and function and to bring the body back to its most optimal balance and integration of well-being, creating a state of healing.

A deeper approach to understanding more about massage…

Massage in all of its various applications of bodywork, has been around as long as humankind has existed and has developed out of the ‘felt’ sense of touch – it feels good! Simple concept to relate to and to understand. Intuitively, most of us touch the part of our body that is hurting, in order to make it feel better. Mothers do it for their children, lovers do it for each other – as a direct method of relating through the body and then the mind.

There is no real separation of body and mind – what the body experiences, the mind experiences and vice versa – as a specific and activated sharing of an energy flow, rigorously researched and proven to exist.

“Mounting evidence for the role of the mind in disease and healing is leading to a greater acceptance of mind-body medicine.”  …there is no real division between mind and body because of networks of communication that exist between the brain and neurological, endocrine and immune systems.”   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1456909/

  • Massage serves the tactile purpose to soothe the body, to smooth out the fibrous knots and tensions of daily life or of embedded old wounds from traumatic experiences or fresh ones. It doesn’t matter which as the body serves to hold it all, until suitably processed and integrated into the body and mind to feel whole again.
  • Trauma or a problematic state (any uncomfortable event whether small or big) creates a rigidity in the body (tight muscles, structural stiffness) and induces a kind of chaos from disrupted physiological systems having to adapt to stress and trauma; as in shallow breathing causing a tight diaphragm or tension in shoulders from anxiety or digestive problems from poor nutrition and impaired absorption of nutrients.
  • Dan Spiegel MD, author of  Neurobiology suggests that a traumatic event causes a state of chaos or rigidity to occur and this imbalance affects both body and mind. Hence the importance of considering the flow-on effects of massage as a means to reconcile a state of trauma both in the body and mind, restoring a sense of self-regulation, or re- integration of the whole body and mind, without sounding too grandiose about it all!
  • The tactile touch of massage is very restorative to the person’s well-being not just as ‘feeling good’ and ‘making better effect’ but as an energy flow between client and therapist that is shared and experienced as an energy pattern of goodwill, caring, responsiveness and empathic touch.
  • Different models of massage all work to further correct the person’s disrupted structure (e.g. postural problems, accidents or pregnancy / postbirth); with the common purpose being to realign the body along with the person’s internal intention, to better take care of itself – as in the whole self.

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.