Healing Therapies

Club Verdigris is a place to put your feet up, unwind, recharge and connect with nature.

Spoil yourself with Reiki healing, Bowen therapy or a relaxing massage.

Reiki

Reiki is a non-invasive, gentle, yet powerful method of healing.

Reiki is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.

Reiki energy, often described as universal life energy, is accessed by the practitioner during a treatment. It enhances the body’s natural healing ability and promotes well-being.

Administered by laying on hands, Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Studies that have been done so far have showed promising results for using Reiki to reduce stress, anxiety and pain.

The true purpose of the Reiki method is to correct the heart-mind, keep the body fit, and lead a happy life using the spiritual capabilities humans are endowed with since birth.

Reiki is a healing modality used to activate the natural healing process of the body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Reiki healing is a pure energy form and works by unblocking and balancing one’s ‘Life Force Energy’, that energy which gives us life. If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to become unwell or feel stress; therefore Reiki can gently bring balance back to that life force energy and bring health and well-being to the recipient.

During a Reiki treatment you will remain fully clothed, either laying on a massage table or seated in a chair, while the Reiki practitioner holds her hands just on or above you using specific hand positions. These hand positions create a pattern on the body that follow the flow of energy. Reiki is such a gentle and non-invasive form of healing that it often sends the recipient into a deep state of relaxation.

Tracey RichtersTracey Richters

Certified Practitioner Reiki I & II

Tracey’s path to Reiki

Many people often question their life’s purpose and the reason they are here. This happened to me in a big way during my 30’s. I began my search for this answer by attending university as a mature age student and, after 3 years, came away with my Bachelor of Social Science degree and a strong desire to help people. I then went on to work in the aged care industry for 10 years which I found very fulfilling.

In my search for the answers to life’s big questions, I became very interested in looking into spirituality and the metaphysical, natural therapies and personal growth. This became even more important to me as I had a battle with aggressive breast cancer in 2003. After a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation I was physically depleted but my survival after seeing those around me in similar circumstances pass away just made me more determined to find my answer to my life’s purpose. I was eventually drawn to Reiki because even though my spirituality has become extremely important to me, I am also quite practical and like to adopt a balance between science and the metaphysical world.

Quantum physics state that all matter consists of energy. Reiki is energy healing and so this form of healing, coupled with my spiritual beliefs, resonated with me on a very deep level. I was trained and attuned to Reiki in May 2013, achieving certification in Reiki levels I & II, and in July 2013 started my Reiki practice. I absolutely love giving Reiki to both my clients and family and friends. I have even given Reiki to animals, usually dogs, with some lovely results. I have also done some distance healing with Reiki and have been amazed at the positive feedback I received from a lady in Adelaide who was suffering from post-operative pain. I engage in Reiki self-healing on a daily basis in order to maintain my own well-being.

Reiki has now become my way of life and it has finally answered my question about my life’s purpose. It combines my spirituality with my genuine desire to help people and has instilled in me an ongoing commitment to the care of others, self-improvement, wellness and healing.

A Reiki treatment will last from 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Treatments available on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


The Bowen Technique

The Bowen technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure.

The Bowen technique (or Bowen therapy) is an alternative type of physical manipulation named after Australian Thomas Ambrose Bowen (Tom Bowen).

Using thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body, the practitioner performs Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves that stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. It is believed that the Bowen technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy.

Bowen is truly light-touch. The pressure used in Bowen is quite subtle and can be extremely light, while still getting the job done. It is not dependent on hard pressure and there is no awkward bending, twisting or repositioning of the client during the treatment.


Massage

Massage can promote relaxation and well-being.

Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure, increasing blood flow to the area and releasing tightness to you leave feeling lighter and re-energised.

Relaxes the head, neck and shoulders. During the treatment, the client remains seated and fully clothed. Reduces stress, relieves sinusitis, headaches and migraines, and stimulates the hair and scalp. Relaxes and tones facial muscles.

Indian head massage is great for relieving the stress and tension in our everyday lives.

Indian head massage originated in India over 1,000 years ago and began as a way of keeping the hair in good condition. It is based on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda.

Approx. 30 minutes.

Best first time massage. A slow, gentle relaxation massage to release tension in muscles and relieve mental stress. A great way to slow down from a busy lifestyle and boost your system.

Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. If it’s your first time at the spa or you don’t get massage often, Swedish massage is the best place to start.

Approx. 55 minutes.

The perfect nurturing massage. Heated flat stones are placed in key points on the body to sooth muscle tension for relaxation and other healing benefits. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles and may relieve chronic pain.

Hot stones warmed by fire were used by Native Americans to treat aching muscles, but the modern revival of hot stones in massage is generally credited to Mary Nelson, a native of Tucson, Arizona.

Approx. 55 minutes.

Differs from relaxation. While often being relaxing, also loosens muscles, improves muscle tone, increases flexibility and promotes healing for injuries. Recommended for those who prefer a deeper massage.

Approx. 30 or 55 minutes.

A combination of Massage, Neuro Stress Release & Access Bars tailored to suit the individual.

Approx. 1 hour.

Heather DaviesHeather Davies

NLP Master Practitioner

With over 27 years of experience, I have defined my own unique style of treatments, incorporating and combining Massage, Structural Alignment, Access Bars, Neuro Stress Release & Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

My Passion

Helping people to heal themselves so they can live in the greatness of who they truly are meant to be.