TWEED HEADS HOLISTIC HEALTH
A multi-modality clinic, offering a wide variety of allied health services. Working with holistic, education-based philosophies, our practitioners work with hands-on treatments and Telehealth services, as suited to your needs!
Adrienne Megan Lester
BASELINE HEALTH + FITNESS
Baseline Health and Fitness (formerly Baby Steps 2 Better Health) works with a variety of modalities, offering manageable ways to improve everyday health and fitness, with a keen focus on the all-important Core Strength and Pelvic Floor health, for all ages and genders!
Making exercise enjoyable, we offer group classes and private consultations, both online and in person at the Tweed Heads Holistic Health studio, with sessions catering to a wide variety of ages and fitness levels.
Modalities specific to our pre/post-natal participants include Babywearing Consultations, Infant Massage Instruction Classes and Pregnancy Massage. We also offer Pre/Post-natal Exercise classes and consultations, designed to educate and empower you on ways to safely ease back into an exercise routine post-partum, supporting the body’s natural ability to heal.
We also host a range of workshops, seminars and webinars on many aspects of health and fitness – for more information, head on over to our website below!
Email: [email protected]
- BSc (Psych), BSc (Hons), MClinPsych
- Member APS
Renae is an AHPRA registered psychologist who is experienced in working with children, adolescents and their families. She provides psychological assessment and treatment for a range of psychological issues including behavioural concerns, relationship issues, grief and loss, depression and a range of anxiety disorders.
Renae uses a number of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy. She has conducted Social Skills groups for children diagnosed with ADHD and ASD.
Renae has a strong interest in child development and the effects of trauma and/or family problems on children’s self-esteem and coping ability. She is passionate about helping children move through these.
Cameron uses dry needling to target painful muscle trigger points to elicit twitch responses and release tight muscles. This stimulates the natural healing process by helping the nervous system ‘wind down’ which is necessary to treat chronic pain. Patients commonly see him for lower back pain, tension headaches, migraines, postural tightness and stress. However, this therapy helps treat any musculoskeletal issue such as osteoarthritis, disc bulge, whiplash and sciatica.
Cameron’s goal at THHH is to focus on dry needling. However, he will undoubtedly provide naturopathic advice and pain mitigating therapies to help improve treatment outcomes.
Ann is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working with individuals, couples, and families in private practice on the Tweed. She provides psychological intervention for adults of all ages. Ann’s main therapeutic methodologies include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Ann believes in maintaining an holistic approach to achieve complete wellbeing, valuing the connection of mind, body, and spirit.
Ann has experience working with many presentations including anxiety and depression, trauma, memory difficulties, grief and loss, interpersonal relationships, and addiction. She sees clients under Medicare, DVA, WorkCover (NSW and QLD); and NDIS.
Solve Remedial Therapy
- Chronic pain specialist
- Finch Therapy
- Scar tissue Massage
Solve Remedial Therapy specialises in the treatment of chronic pain and scars. With over 25 years of remedial therapy experience to draw on, Lisa works to discover and address long term pain at the source.
Training as a Remedial Massage therapist through the Australian Institute of Applied Science in the late 1990’s, Lisa went on to gain her Finch Therapy and Manual Lymph Drainage certifications in 2009 and 2011 respectively. Later adding a Diploma of Health Studies with courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Occupational Therapy and Psychology, she then completed a further certification in Scar Mastery last year.
Lisa treats a range of pain conditions including aching muscles and joints, unresolved injuries, headaches / migraines and the management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. She also enjoys great success working to help people with old and new scars achieve greater comfort, movement and confidence, and restore healthy function.
Lisa’s passion is to help people regain the active life they’ve been missing!
Dr Stacey Townsend – Osteopath
THE HEALTH TREK CLINIC
With a background as a remedial massage therapist for 12 years and a training in bio dynamic craniosacral therapy, Stacey provides a well-rounded osteopathic treatment with a focus on finding health for her patients.
Osteopathy is a healthcare profession that is underpinned by biopsychosocial and holistic principles and focuses on the function, health and mobility of all tissues of the body.
The combinations of treatment modalities can address migraines, headaches, sinus congestion, chronic neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint concerns (TMJ) and the feelings of pressure around the head and neck, as well as reducing feelings of stress and anxiety, encouraging movement in joints and addressing past injuries to assist rehabilitation and restore function in the body.
Combining her experience in soft tissue work and cranial therapies with her 6 years of osteopathic studies at Southern Cross University, Stacey can encourage balance in the body to promote your health and healing within.
• Grad.dip. Relationship Counselling
• Cert. Expressive Arts therapy
• Cert. Kahuna Healing
• Cert. Deep Tissue Bodywork
Experience and be guided through breath and somatic Listening, with the deeply relaxing, pleasurable and embodying experience of the ‘Flying’ Kahuna – (Hawaiian) Bodywork, blended with Deep breath and Deep Tissue release.
With a background in the creative and therapeutic arts, including dance, performance art, somatic research of the body in solo movement and in the interplay of form relating with other bodies and energies, Ngairi utilises expressive and present moment awareness practices to allow the fluid transformation of a Body Central session to transpire.
Courtney has been in practice since 2012 after graduating from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor in Clinical Sciences and a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine. She has previously worked in Byron Bay, Burleigh Waters, Tweed Heads and even Mumbai, India.
Courtney adopts a wide range of osteopathic treatment modalities to facilitate positive change within each individual’s body to promote health and wellbeing. Courtney enjoys treating adults with a wide range of health issues as well as children 7 years and over.
As every person is unique, each treatment and management plan she creates is individualised to ensure patient comfort and confidence, as well as the best possible outcome in your journey to optimal health. It is an inherent desire to help others and a love of osteopathy that is the driving force behind her passion for natural medicine.
New Health Hypnotherapy
Clinical hypnotherapy is an evidence-based practice which can assist people to reach their health and wellness goals in a really relaxing and supported way.
Common reasons clients book a session with Michelle include management of anxiety, stress, negative thoughts, fears, weight issues, self-esteem, smoking, addictions, depression, pain, insomnia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Additionally, Michelle works with prenatal support (hypnobirthing), postnatal support, and cancer support.
Michelle is a fully accredited clinical hypnotherapist who provides a professional, calm, and supportive space for therapy. She has multiple university degrees and over twenty years of experience in the areas of mental, emotional, and physical health. Michelle attends regular professional development workshops with current world leaders in the clinical hypnotherapy field, and is additionally pursuing a post graduate degree in process work psychotherapy to further advance her clinical practice.
Restore Pelvic Physiotherapy
Andrea Baker has over 10 years’ experience working in the specialist area of women’s health as a physiotherapist. Completing her post graduate certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in 2008, Andrea has completed clinical work in both public and private acute maternity and surgical wards, outpatient clinics, pre/post-natal exercise classes, active birthing classes and private practice clinics.
Andrea offers physiotherapist services with empathy, passion and experience. Empathy, because she is a mother of three herself, and knows about the issues associated with pre/post-pregnancy; Passion, because of her desire to care for others; Experience, because she has worked in the specialist area of women’s health for over a decade. She aims to provide holistic care to women of all ages, from the teenage years to post-menopause, so that all aspects of a woman’s problems can be addressed. Andrea often liaises with other health care professionals in order to better provide more balanced care.
Jacqui knows all too well what it feels like to deal with digestive issues, low energy, hormone imbalances and not knowing where to start when trying to get your health back on track. As a Clinical Nutritionist (BHSc NutMed), Jacqui proudly helps her clients to optimise their health through a holistic, gentle approach with Nutrition.
While Jacqui is passionate about all areas of health and wellness, Jacqui has a special focus on digestive issues (including food sensitivities, bloating and Leaky Gut) and Women’s Health (including menstrual cycle concerns, PMS, acne, ‘Adrenal Fatigue’/HPA Axis dysfunction, preconception care and thyroid issues).
Jacqui’s aim is to work with her clients and their current situation to improve their health and achieve a more balanced lifestyle to maintain their results long term.
Life Mind n Soul
Originally from Canada, Claudia is passionate about wellbeing and living a fulfilling life. This is why she offers an holistic approach, combining yoga, energy healing, counselling and massage.
A trained yoga teacher and massage therapist, Claudia further specialised in the field of special needs counselling, gaining her qualification in Canada in 2009. She has worked in different countries, mostly with adults suffering from addictions, anxiety and unhealthy relationship patterns. Knowing all too well those pains, Claudia personally overcame her own challenges and has gone on to help others do the same.
Claudia incorporate energy healing into everything she does: a blend of biodynamic craniosacral therapy, shamanic healing, and trauma-informed practices, offering medicine to the mind, body and spirit. This, multi-dimensional approach creates a deeper shift, on all levels, positively impacting your overall wellbeing.
It feels like coming back home.
- Diploma of remedial massage
- Cert IV Swedish/sports/deep tissue massage
- Certificate in Dry needling Level 1 & 2
- Continuing studies in Bachelor/masters of Osteopathy
Truly passionate about health and helping people improve and understand their relationship with their health and body.
Mark has over 15years of experience in the remedial, movement and massage industry, Working with international sporting teams/events, sports medicine clinics, health retreats, disability support, corporate, workshops, and training therapists.
Mark’s experience and intuition provides an uncanny ability to find trouble spots getting to the root cause of your issues, rather than just chasing the pain. Always willing to take extra time and effort if needed as well as educate you on improving your body intelligence, giving you the tools to help maintain and improve your health and movement.
THe Heart to Heart Collective
The Heart to Heart Collective aims to create a sacred space for you to explore the parts of yourself which may limit you in your expansiveness, to move through challenges you are navigating to allow you to experience the magic in your life and to re-connect you to the depths of yourself. We see each client for the deeply individual person they are and recognise the importance of unique, personalised support and care on all levels.
We fundamentally believe in the power of deep connection; to loved ones, to community, to the earth and most importantly to the self. We know that without deep reverence for ourselves, we are limited in our connection to the world around us. We invite you to drop down and begin to heal that which may be preventing you from existing fully in your own life.
Our offerings include:
- Sacred support sessions surrounding pregnancy/child loss
- Pregnancy and post-partum care
- Integrative counselling
- Embodied movement practices
- Intuitive massage
- Sound Healing and Energy work
Allison is a master at finding the trigger points and hitting them with accuracy – “Her eyes are her fingertips”. She believes in a holistic approach to a person’s health and well-being so she uses a combination of remedial and relaxation techniques during a typical massage treatment, including Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Deep Tissue Massage. Allison also offers Manual Lymphatic Drainage to assist the client’s lymphatic system and decreases oedema.
- Holistic Counselling
- Fearless Birth Sessions
- Pre and Post Natal Yoga
TEMPLE Wellness and Yoga is a women centred practice supporting the connection between body and mind to create positive birth and motherhood experiences.
Experiencing the beautiful birth that you desire may take more than the traditional preparations. You may need to do some deep healing to rebuild a sense of inner trust and safety to be able to fully surrender to birth. And once your little one has arrived, you are now faced with the reality of integrating your new identity as mother. This can be a deeply painful process as you grieve what you once had. As our children grow, they become a mirror for our shadows. Difficult emotions can arise as you see the cycles of pain emerging from your past into your present. All of these experiences are so normal, and you are deserving of love and compassion as you heal.
At TEMPLE you are supported through holistic counselling, energy work, and pre and post-natal yoga. It is no small thing to unlearn deeply ingrained beliefs that will constantly be challenged by those around us, but it is worth it. Reclaim Yourself.
Tweed Heads Acupuncture
Mark is a dedicated, compassionate and caring Acupuncturist, with 10 years of experience. He practices traditional Chinese acupuncture, as well as dry needling, cupping, Chinese Massage (Tui Na), and Japanese Acupuncture, tailoring all his treatments to his client’s specific needs.
Acupuncture works on a measurable biomechanical level, as well as an Asian philosophical level by rebalancing the chi (energy in the body – yin/yang).
Typical complaints Mark helps with include RSI, Carpal Tunnel, neck, back, and knee pain, and tennis elbow.
Acupuncture can also assist with fertility, embryo implantation, and can also reduce pain by regulating the menstrual cycle.
A lesser-known benefit of acupuncture is calming the nervous system, which can help alleviate stress, anxiety, headaches, and insomnia.
Mark specializes in difficult-to-treat conditions and long-standing pain issues, where all other options have been exhausted.
Mark is available by appointment. Please Call 0401 826 730 to book.
- BSc Hon (Psych), MPsych (Forensic)
- Member APS
Justine is a Forensic Psychologist with experience working across a range of client groups in different roles and settings. She has worked in the criminal justice system with adolescents and adults, as well as in health settings supporting parents, carers and young people with challenging or problematic behaviours.
Justine provides assessment and interventions for adolescents and adults for a range of issues, including mental health concerns (e.g. depression/anxiety), trauma, behavioural issues, relationship issues and forensic matters.
Her approach utilises evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). One size doesn’t always fit all, so it is important to assess what is needed and what has previously worked (or not worked) and try to use interventions that achieve the best outcome.
Justine is also an AHPRA board approved supervisor for 4+2/5+1 registration pathways and endorsement registrar programs, she runs groups and individual supervision for provisional and registered psychologists.
Inanna Shea, Wellness Goddess, specialises in optimising lifeforce energy for your total wellness in body, mind and soul.
Inanna’s fusion of Relaxation Massage and Reflexology with Reiki Seichim and Energy Healing harmonises both the physical and energetic bodies. Inanna’s treatments target the cause and symptoms of disharmony, clear stagnant energy, restore flow and stimulate self-healing.
Inanna’s signature channelled session opens doors for you to connect more deeply with your higher self and divine empowerment. Working at soul level, Inanna helps you experience You! – a radiant soul in physical form with unique qualities, life experience and purpose.
Be prepared to experience your higher self in all its glory and for your life to take on new meaning! Channelled guidance enhances your experience with practical life skills to support you in expressing your unique gifts and life purpose.
With Wellness Goddess you can enjoy all the physical and stress-relieving benefits of Massage and Reflexology. With so much more.
Heather combines different modalities to create a unique skill set as a spiritual mentor and shamanic healer. Her foundations in Traditional Chinese Medicine (B Hsc), Reiki (I & II), holistic counselling and core shamanism (advanced 3-year apprenticeship) provide a framework guiding individuals towards their goals and aspirations for healing and personal evolution.
With over 14 years of experience as a clinician, Heather specialises in the psycho-spiritual causes of illness, particularly from repressed psychic gifts and trauma.
Anything from diet and lifestyle changes, clearing repressed emotions from the body, changing belief systems, identifying and clearing inherited trauma patterns and removing energetic attachments from the auric fields.Heather’s in-depth sessions leave the energetic imprint forever changed, allowing inner narratives and stories of the past to be rewritten. Guiding clients and students towards self-responsibility and self-healing, Heather provides practical suggestions for their own healing and further awakening to occur.