Naturopath

FAQs

What are your fees?

Naturopathy

Initial consultation 30-60 minutes – $110 (Windsor) $125 (Dural) adults , $90 children

Standard consultation 20-30 minutes – $65

Short consultation 15 minutes – $45

Phone consultation – $45

Ear candling – $79

Testing

Bio-impedance analysis – $43

Cholesterol check – $10

Random glucose check – $5

Food detective (food intolerance testing) – $200

Biocard Celiac Test – $35 (fingerprick)

Candia 5 (Candida) – $35 (fingerprick)

Biocard Helicobactor pylori IgG – $35 (fingerprick)

Zinc tally and pH included free in consultation

Massage

30 minutes – $55

45 minutes – $70

60 minutes – $95

90 minutes – $130

Remedial, relaxation and pregnancy massage is available

Medicines

Costs of supplements and herbal formulas will vary. A quote for expected costs can be provided in the treatment plan if requested.

Rebates

10% discount for seniors and children

Naturopathy FAQs

How many appointments will I need?

This depends on you, how long you’ve had the condition, and how well you respond to the treatment.

To start with I like to see people fortnightly for 2-3 appointments to monitor their response to the herbs and finetune the treatment, and this can then be spaced out to 4-6 weeks or so for maintenance.

For weight loss, regular short appointments to track body composition are recommended every 2-3 weeks.

Do you accept private health?

I absolutely do. There is a HICAPs facility in the clinic that provides an on the spot rebate for most health funds (with the exception of HCF which requires you to take your receipt into the clinic).

For Skype and phone consults you will need to check with your health fund as to whether these consults are covered for you.

Do you accept medicare?

Medicare does not cover Naturopathic consults.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

24 hour notice is required for cancellation. This is the amount of time required to rebook the appointment with a client on the waiting list. Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice, or failing to show for a scheduled appointment will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is an ‘umbrella’ term that incorporates a variety of different modalities. For me, this includes herbal medicine, nutrition and massage.
The foundation of naturopathy is the philosophy of the ‘healing power of nature’. This is based on the philosophy that the body has the ability to heal and that naturopathic treatment will enhance and optimise the body to repair itself and recover from illness.
Prevention of illness is an important part of naturopathy. Preventative medicine involves taking steps to ensure a disease does not reoccur, as well as by promoting optimal health to protect against the development of disease.

Do I have to take gross tasting herbs?

If you can’t tolerate the taste of the herbs, there are plenty of tablet options available. I love liquid herbs, but I totally get that not everyone else does. I always aim to work to YOU.

I’m on medications, will this matter?

Certain herbs and nutrients can interact with medications, so it’s important that I know what medications you are taking. I always check any possible interactions before prescribing anything. Some medications can contribute towards nutritional deficiencies, so this is also something I take into consideration when making your treatment plan.

What if I don’t want to change my diet?

A lot of people find diet changes to be too overwhelming, so my preferred method of working with diet is slow, small changes that we implement at each appointment. That way it’s not such a big impact on you, and it’s realistic.
Again, I always aim to work with YOU. I will certainly attempt to educate you about the influence your diet can have on your health, but if you’re stubbornness outweighs my own then we will find a way to work around this ;)

Do you treat children/babies?

Yes I do! Children and babies usually respond remarkably well to natural remedies, and I am fortunate to work alongside osteopaths who are highly experienced at working with children and babies as well, so that they are able to get a comprehensive treatment.

Can I see a naturopath if I’m pregnant/breastfeeding?

Of course! Many women seek naturopathic help during pregnancy for conditions such as morning sickness, reflux, gestational diabetes and more. It can also be helpful in improving your general health during pregnancy, which is passed on to the health of bub as well!
I ensure that anything you are taking is safe for pregnancy/breastfeeding, giving you peace of mind.
You can read more about naturopathic support during pregnancy and pregnancy massage here.

Infant Massage FAQs

What is the best age to introduce massage?

Using these researched and tested techniques, it is safe to introduce massage from the day that your child is born. Many expecting parents like to learn the techniques prior to their due date so they can commence with massage from the first day.

My child is a toddler – is it too late to start massaging?

Children can be massaged at any age. While it is easiest to start massage classes before babies have begun to crawl, it is better to start late than not at all! You may find you have to alter your technique to work with an active toddler – I can guide you with that!

Infants who have recently learnt to walk (between 10-13 months) may not want to lie down to be massaged as they are more focused on exploring. If that is the case you can learn the techniques on a spare demonstration doll, ready for when they are ready to be massaged again.
I will give advice on adapting massage techniques as your child grows. Infant massage is something that should ideally be continued throughout adolescence to continue to support parent child bonding.

How do the sessions run?

Each session has a mix of discussion topics, practical demonstrations and practice time. Participants are invited to participate at whatever level they are comfortable with.

Each session follows a structure, and has set topics, however, there is much flexibility to allow for the differences in where the children are up to in their daily routines. Participants are encouraged to join in, ask questions, and will be learning the strokes on their own baby / child. Spare demonstration dolls are available in the classes if your baby does not want a massage at the time or if both parents / carers are present – one can be working on their child, the other can practice on a doll (if they wish) or watching.

If there is a particular topic that you want covered in the session, please talk to me prior to the session or at the time of booking to ensure that we can cover all topics appropriately. This may include swapping one topic from another session e.g. bringing the colic sequence forward.

What do I need to bring to the session?

Participants should bring along the following items:

• a towel, blanket or rug for your child to lay on
• a flat change mat to lie under the blanket
• an oil that you are happy to use on your baby (If you are unsure which oil is best to use, there is organic cold pressed sesame seed or avocado oil available for purchase at each session)

As the practical components are undertaken on the floor, some people like to bring along a cushion to sit on.

What will I do if my baby needs to feed or sleep during the session?

You should attend to your baby’s needs as a priority. Spare demonstration dolls are available for participants to use during the class if the timing is not quite right for your child.

Will you massage my child?

No – infant massage is a bonding experience so should be given by someone with a close relationship with the child. As massage is an intimate experience for the baby, it would be inappropriate for a stranger to perform the massage. The point of the classes is to give you the skills to massage your baby regularly.

Why do the prices vary?

Prices vary depending on the cost of renting, hiring or travelling to the different venues available.

How can massage help with colic and/or reflux?

Both conditions can be greatly assisted by the use of techniques taught in the sessions. There has been some excellent research in these areas, and many case studies from parents who have had great success in assisting their children, by utilising the easy-to-learn techniques. The two conditions are quite different from each other in the nature of their cause, and each individual child’s response time will also differ.

Should my partner come to the classes?

Yes! There is no extra charge for your partner to come, this is encouraged. They can take turns massaging your baby or if a demonstration doll is free they can use that too. Dad’s don’t get the skin-to-skin contact that mothers and babies have through breastfeeding, so this is a great way to establish a strong bond and for them to become used to handling the baby. Some fathers feel the only one-on-one time they get to spend with their baby is changing them or bottle feeding them, so massage is a great new way for them to bond with their child.

Ready to discuss your health needs? Contact me to make an appointment