Welcome to The Lavender Clinic

 Health and Wellbeing through Natural Massage Therapies 

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Welcome to The Lavender Clinic

Nestled in the beautiful leafy tranquillity of Hornsby Heights in Sydney’s upper North Shore and my second clinic located in St Ives. The Lavender Clinic is a haven for serenity, relaxation and restoration of energy. Wellness for the mind and body using the healing properties of massage.

 

By using Remedial Massage, combined with the exceptional benefits of Aromatherapy, I provide my clients with holistic and natural treatments.  

Stimulating the lymphatic system, promoting blood circulation, treating insomnia and reducing high blood pressure are just a few of the benefits from a regular Aromatherapy and Remedial Massage treatment.

Whether I use the pure ‘single note’ essential oil or customise a medicinal blend for my client, they will experience a complete sense of calm and mental repose releasing the mind from tensions and anxieties that may be causing tightness of muscles, cramping, stiffness of joints, lack of mobility and/or debilitating pain.

My massage treatments include Thermal Basalt Stones, Himalayan Salts, Hot Herbal Compresses and warm Soy & Beeswax Massage Candle.


Combining each of these Aromatherapy treatments with a customised Remedial Massage and using 100% organic high-grade essential oils to offer a natural, safe and drug-free alternative to treating a vast variety of ailments.  Managing pain, reducing stress, agitation and anxieties, treat headaches and migraines, soothe sore joints, improve sleep quality, alleviate side effects of chemotherapy and so much more. Several Essential oils used in Aromatherapy also have antimicrobial effects, preservative effects, anti-inflammatory effects, anti-viral effects and immune-enhancing effects.


I believe having a thorough understanding of a client's ailments and their lifestyle is paramount to their treatment for starting their journey to better health, pain relief and a happier more productive life 

Incorporating these techniques and customising them on different visits makes real and significant improvement in pain management, relief and in the overall health plan of a client.

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About Us

Supporting Your Healing

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My energy and dedication are focused on your well-being. Listening with a compassionate ear to understand the basis of your ailment. Starting you on a path to feeling healthier and happier, managing pain and feeling more alive and productive.

Comfortable and Serene Surroundings

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Two locations for your convenience, both clinics are situated in the upper north shore, Hornsby Heights and St Ives centre - Stanley Street. Both clinics offer a peaceful, private and soothing atmosphere where you are able to genuinely relax, loosen tensions and anxieties

Experience and Professionalism

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A passion for the art and science of Aromatherapy. A strong desire to help people holistically and aiding them with their process of natural healing. Knowledge in various massage  techniques to maximise the benefits of the treatments 

Our Ethos

AROMATHERAPY – AN OASIS FOR THE MIND, BODY & SOUL

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Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. These extracts are made into the ‘Essential Oil' a therapist will use in their treatment. Various parts of the plant are used to make it's essence including;  the leaf, flower, petals, buds, stem, bark such as cinnamon, pine needles, resin such as frankincense and myrrh, berries and fruits, rind of citruses, seeds, moss, roots such as ginger and woods such as cedarwood, rosewood and sandalwood. Aromatherapy is thought of as both an ‘art’ and a ‘science'.


In Aromatherapy aromatic essential oils are used medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health. Massage with essential oils is a supremely effective way of using them to best effect – not only are their aromas inhaled and absorbed via the lungs to relieve tension and improve relaxation, but also, due to their microscopic molecular structure, nutrients from the oils are absorbed into the skin, and from there, to the bloodstream.

Together, aromatherapy and massage may be used for a wide variety of ailments, from anxiety and depression to women's health problems. Premenstrual syndrome, menopause syndrome, such as hot flushes, headaches, muscular aches and pains, insomnia and various digestive upsets.


Aromatherapy and massage represent one of the most practical and immediate methods of healing,  widely used by therapists worldwide who employ holistic healthcare to help millions of people wishing to treat their ailments using a more natural, drug free alternative.

AROMATHERAPY PIONEERS

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Humans have used Aromatherapy for thousands of years. Ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece, India, China, North & South America and elsewhere incorporated aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils. Their natural substances were used for medical and religious purposes. They were known to have both physical and psychological benefits.


Information about essential oil distillation was published in the 16th century in Germany. French physicians in the 19th century recognised the potential of essential oils in treating disease. Medical doctors became more established in the 19th century and focused on using chemical drugs. However, the French and German doctors still recognised the role of natural botanicals in treating illness.

The term “Aromatherapy" was coined by a French perfumer and chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé in a book he wrote on the topic that was published in 1937. 


He had previously discovered the healing potential of lavender in treating burns. Austrian beautician Marguerite Maury in the 1960s was the first to begin documenting and comparing the mind-body effects of different oils. Maury studied the different forms of massage, including pressure point therapy and traditional Tibetan techniques, in order to determine which ones delivered the best results. Maury also introduced the idea of creating specific blends of essential oils to suit both the patient's personality and  emotional and physical health requirements. She went beyond using the oils for their beautiful fragrance and investigated their effects on the body's chemistry.

HOW AROMATHERAPY WORKS

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Our sense of smell is estimated to be 10,000 times more acute than other senses. Once aromas are registered, scent travels faster to the brain than both sight and sound. Aromas can trigger both emotional and physical responses. 


This is because the sense of smell is linked to some of the oldest and deepest parts of the brain. The physical structure of smell found in the nose and brain are together called the Olfactory System. Inhaling the aromatics of essential oils can stimulate areas of the Limbic System, which is the part of the brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviours, sense of smell and long-term memory. In massage, the essential oils of aromatherapy work in two ways. 


They enter the body through the layers of skin and then they enter the blood stream.  This is where the chemicals react and have the desired effect on the body as well as the aroma stimulating the Limbic System through the Olfactory areas.

Treatments

Hot Herbal Compress

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Thai Herbal Compress therapy has been used for nearly 5000 years to soothe muscle aches and reduce swelling. It does this through using a selection of therapeutic herbs such as Prai, Ginger, Turmeric, Lemongrass, Camphor, Mint, Tamarind and various citruses, among others. These exquisitely fragrant and medicinal herbs are carefully bundled together and wrapped in a hand made compress. The therapist then steams the compress and applies this warm bundle of therapeutic herbs to the client’s problem areas. The hot compresses are highly effective in alleviating pain. They are especially effective for arthritis, rheumatism, skin conditions, menopause, upper respiratory ailments, pulled muscle and ligament, common cold, back pain, improve lymph drainage and blood flow.

Thermal Basalt Stone Massage

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Heat has long been used to ease muscle tension and pain. Thermal Basalt stones are volcanic and retain heat beautifully making them ideal for therapeutic treatments. They have wonderful healing energy and when massaged over the body the heat releases slowly into the muscle for maximum muscle relaxation easing away pain and stiffness. Some chronic diseases can be managed with regular Thermal Basalt Stone massage – those linked to the nervous and muscular system, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Also improving blood circulation, the heat from the stones gently increases and dilates blood vessels, thereby promoting the blood flow as well as better oxygenation to your organs. 

Himalayan Salt Massage Stones

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These beautiful pink salt stones come from the underground salt mines in Khewra at the foothills of the Salt Range hill system in Pakistan. Himalayan salt is widely known for its health benefits. Supporting healthy respiratory function, lowering the incidences of sinus problems, increasing bone strength, promoting stable pH balance in the cells and encouraging excellent blood sugar health among some of the benefits. This salt is cut and moulded into smooth buffed stones and made for use in massage. Once heated and combined with essential oils they activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System ( the relaxation response ). The heat sends a message to the brain to turn off the Sympathetic Nervous System (the stress  ‘fight or flight’ response) and the individual experiences a sense of relaxation.  The salts also lightly exfoliate the skin and replenish and nourish the skin with 84 minerals. The salts aid in lowering blood pressure,  and by boosting bone health aid in prevention of muscle cramps.

Warm Soy Candle Massage

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Soybean oil is rich in Vitamin E and it’s directly associated with improving the appearance of skin and minimising blemishes, reducing scarring from acne as well as from stretch marks, stimulating the growth of new skin cells to promote healing and tissue regeneration. It also improves circulation as it loosens muscles and tendons allowing increased blood flow throughout the body. This luxurious and beautifully fragrant massage stimulates the release of Endorphins – amino acids that work as the body's natural pain killers – also improving skin and muscle tone. This natural soy, jojoba and beeswax candle is heated to a comfortable temperature and is massaged onto the body.  The ingredients of my soy candles are extremely moisturising so a little goes a long way and the beautiful scent of natural honey from the beeswax will tantalise your senses while the Jojoba oil adds tactile and luxury to an already exquisite Aromatherapy treatment.

Lymphatic Massage

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The lymphatic system fights disease and sickness and is responsible for the body’s immune function as well as the transport of fats and vitamins. Massage greatly assists the lymphatic system before or after an illness. There are numerous benefits to having a lymphatic massage.

A Lymphatic massage treatment will help remove metabolic waste produced by the movement of muscles, from the cells and tissues. The massage helps move this waste quicker. It also assists in eliminating excess fluids from cells, which helps in cases of OEDEMA or swelling. Any excess swelling from inflammation (not acute) can be massaged into the system. After an illness, helping to move leftover toxins as well as transport fresh nutrients to other areas in the body. Helping to move excess proteins from the cells and back into the bloodstream and assisting the body to provide immunity by preventing the build-up of toxins in one area and helping them to be moved and filtered by the Lymph Nodes. 

Remedial Massage

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As this massage technique works much deeper in the body, I will conduct a more thorough consultation before the treatment is performed to establish if there are any general or local contradictions to the massage. This firmer style is based on Swedish massage with the preliminary moves of warming the muscles with ‘effleurage’ and ‘kneading’ techniques. Once the circulation is flowing, deeper techniques – using the forearms and elbows, soft fists, supported hands or thumbs, and trigger point therapy or myofascial release – can be applied to relieve tension and access the deeper muscles. Stretching and corrective exercises are often given at the end of the treatment, not only to help correct posture but also to achieve a better muscular balance. 

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All fees above are gst inclusive

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The Lavender Clinic

5 Robinson Close, Hornsby Heights New South Wales 2077, Australia

Ph: 0410 448 670

Hours

Mon.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tue.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wed.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thu.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fri.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sat.

Closed

Sun.

Closed

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