For new clients interested in how I work – this is a snapshot of the therapies I currently offer in Hong Kong. For appointments please visit the contacts page.
Integrative Naturopathic Medicine & Wellbeing Coaching
Initial – allow 1 hour plus dispensing time.
Follow-up – allow 40 minutes plus dispensing time.
Through trained as a generalist naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist, and happy to support anyone looking to optimise their wellbeing, I have a particular interest in mental and emotional wellbeing along with mind-body and energetic medicine. My focus is on how you create, hold and use your energy, ranging from cellular bioenergetics to how you interact with your environment – as these seemingly little things actually form the basis of how you experience the world and how you feel. That said, the foundations of health are important, as any lack can result in fatigue and imbalance. As such, I consider gut health, digestive capacity and dietary choices as very important; and hydration, movement and how well you support your nervous system as equally significant information. I am also interested in how you proactively manage any life stressors; if you are experiencing any feelings of worry or anxiety; and how often you practice relaxation techniques, and balance your energy levels – these are all important factors related to health and wellbeing.
I take a client-centred, solution-focussed approach and can offer both a recommendation for any natural interventions that I identify as being of benefit, such as herbs or nutrition, as well as a coaching style that supports you in making the changes required to optimise your wellbeing long-term. The aim is always to help you to ultimately achieve your health goals.
Many years ago I made a commitment to continue to upgrade my skills and qualifications as they pertain to health and wellbeing, and you may view my qualifications here. For those new to the naturopathic approach to healthcare I also have an article that goes into more detail here.
Reiki Master Therapy
Allow 60-65 minutes
I recommend regular Reiki therapy as part of everyones’ wellbeing (e.g. every 3-4 weeks for balance and restoration, and weekly sessions to address a specific imbalance). Over more than two decades of practice, Reiki has proven itself to me to be a truly valuable therapy that is of benefit to all facets of a persons being. A session of Reiki not only induces the inherent relaxation response of the physical body, with all the many benefits that come with being in a deeply relaxed state, but my approach to Reiki also facilitates the balancing of the wider biofield and subtle anatomy – that which is referred to as the meridian and chakra systems in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.
In my experience, this makes a session with a Reiki Master a truly holistic approach to wellbeing and one that should ideally be a proactive part of reducing the impact of everyday life stressors, as well as a therapeutic strategy to help address any health imbalance. This is my oldest professional modality, with my training beginning in early 1997 in the UK, following the traditional Usui Reiki system. I then continued my studies and practice in Australia, achieving Reiki Master Teacher level in 2005. It remains one of my most valued go-to practices for my own wellbeing and for others.
Whilst everyone experiences Reiki differently (and this experience typically deepens over time and with frequency of sessions) my connection to Reiki has grown to be highly intuitive when working with others. As such, any insights gained during a session can be shared with you. For those new to Usui Reiki, more information can be found here.
Holistic Massage Therapy
Allow 60 minutes
Another deeply valuable therapy to connect and restore the mind-body-spirit is an energetically based holistic massage. I recommend this style of bodywork for anyone looking to rebalance, relax and restore as part of their overall wellbeing strategy. Based upon many years of studying and practicing different complimentary techniques, the resultant therapy is a smooth, flowing, medium-firm style using aromatherapy oils and incorporating specific hand and foot energy points. As an experienced Reiki Master I find the energetic quality of each massage is unique to each person and each treatment; yet all enjoy increased balance within the body, mind and spirit with improved chi flow.
Holistic massage therapy of this kind is of benefit to anyone, but I particularly encourage those who may find other self-directed relaxation techniques, such as meditation, more challenging due to overactive thought processes; or those who find it difficult to relax the physical body even though they want to. Massage therapy such as this can be a very mindful experience, helping each person to tune into how they are at any given moment; and over time gain an increased level of mind-body awareness. For more information on holistic massage therapy click here.