Practitioners

 

altRosi Pletzer - Naturopath

I believe in the miracle of life and of the body's ability to heal itself given the right set of circumstances. I get excited about undertaking this extraordinary adventure alongside you. This passion drives me to explore the reasons why we may not be living our lives to our fullest healthy potential. It has also given me the impetus to continue further studies with a curious mind.

 

I started my foray into health with nursing in the early 80's, and commenced naturopathic studies a few years later. Always searching for the holy grail of health, I decided to supplement my studies with fitness and nutrition, homotoxicology, microbiology, and biochemistry. I became interested in energetic medicine as I gained an understanding of the fundamental interconnectedness of the body as a whole. I don't believe my studying days are over, as I have a keen belief that the more you learn the more you realise the breadth and scope of what there is to be discovered.

 

I enjoy utilizing all aspects of what I've learnt and find myself tailoring a blend of practical lifestyle changes, nutrition, energetic medicine, common sense, herbal medicine and biochemistry to suit the individual needs of the person I'm on the journey with. I like to develop a real sense of who that person is and what it is they are wanting to achieve in regards to wellness. You can contact me by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

gailGail Medbury - Herbalist

I have been working as a Natural Therapy Practitioner since 1993 and have been with the Vitality Health Centre since 2000 and I am now one of their senior health practitioners.

 

My approach is a holistic form of healthcare that encompasses all aspects of a persons health, lifestyle and diet and the impact these have emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Everything is interconnected. What happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body. The mind and body should not be viewed separately, but as part of an energetic system. Similarly, organs, and organ systems are viewed as interconnected structures that work together to keep the body functioning.

 

I have a very strong commitment to and passion about natural health care and have the firm belief that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when provided with the right tools. I also understand that every person's requirements are different and therefore see the importance of tailoring the treatment to the client. My focus is to achieve positive health outcomes for each client...more

 

 

ArvinderArvinder Kaur (A. Kaur) - Naturopath

Hi, I am Arvinder Kaur. I am a qualified Naturopath in Vitality health centre. My educational background is Bachelors degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery and an Advanced diploma in Naturopathy from CIT Bruce Canberra along with a Certificate IV in soft tissue management. After competing my Bachelors I worked as a registered Ayurvedic medical officer in a maternity and obstetric Nursing Home overseas for few years as I was passionate about female health and various reproductive and other health issues that surfaces at different stage of their life .My belief of treating the person holistically as a whole rather than addressing an isolated condition or body part got more firm while studying Naturopathy. I got a better understanding of the co-relationship between different systems of our body e.g. how digestive, immune and nervous systems influence each other and co-relationship between stress with glandular system etc.

 

I use a German technology based Cyber scan system to assess the health status and to find out imbalances that arises due to various factors in the body. Along with this system I also use herbal remedies, Nutritional supplements, homeopathic tissue salts where ever it is required to bring harmony and balance to body mind and spirit by addressing the underlying causes. Sometimes not all conditions or illnesses can be completely healed but they can at the very least; be significantly improved with right intervention. I feel delighted to share with my clients whatever little I have learnt from the treasure of knowledge and while doing so Ultimate and one of the most important aspect of my treatment is to encourage the person to assume responsibility for own health

 

I believe in working together with the client to attain optimum sustainable health benefits from the treatment, as partnership between practitioner and client/patient is a cornerstone of holistic medicine.

 

"Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live" - Jim Rohn

 

 

SharronSharron Speldewinde - Naturopath

While growing up in country NSW, Sharron developed a love for all things natural and an appreciation for organic food, sustainable farming and natural health therapies.

 

After gaining valuable skills working in the health care industry, local and federal government departments and small business, her empathic nature led her to studying the healing benefits of natural medicine to complete her Naturopathy qualifications.

 

As a registered naturopath Sharron is an advocate of whole organic food, herbal medicine, energetic medicine and appropriate supplementation to promote health, restore metabolic balance and hormones, and support recovery from illness. Her professional goal is to educate, encourage and empower her clients to take back control of their own health and transform their lives on a physical, emotional and spiritual level to achieve complete health and happiness.

 

Sharron believes in lifelong learning and is continually undertaking further studies and regularly attends seminars to develop her skills in evidence based natural medicine. When she is not seeing clients you will find her organising wellbeing tours and travelling the globe in search of truth and inspiration.

 

 

Stephanie Campbell - Chiropractor

Stephanie Campbell provides chiropractic care in Canberra at the Vitality Health Centre. Stephanie uses chiropractic manipulative techniques encompassing low force (gentle touch) and mobilisation through to traditional high velocity adjustments. The type of manipulation chosen is based on each patient's age, individual health history and comfort level..

 

For more details you can visit her on www.stephaniecampbell.com.au

 

 

Frank Castanedo - Acupuncturist & Bioresonance Therapist

Frank Castanedo qualified as an acupuncturist in 1994 and also has extensive clinical experience as a MORA bioresonance therapist. He uses traditional and modern techniques to diagnose and correct the energetic state of your acupuncture channels. His clients seek his services for all the common conditions including sports injuries, PMS, headaches, low back pain, indigestion, candida, gut ache, constipation, and allergies/intolerances.

 

Using bioresonance therapy, Frank particularly specialises in assessing and treating conditions that:

  • doctors seem unable to diagnose,
  • have persisted for months or even years, or
  • do not respond to other treatments.

Some of these conditions include chronic fatigue, post-surgical pain, lowered immunity, and auto-immune issues.

 

Clients can choose to have traditional acupuncture or MORA bioresonance therapy.

 

 

 

Katy Katy Koo Garratt - Massage Therapist

Hi, I'm Katy Koo Garratt. I'm excited to be part of Vitality Health Centre whose practitioners are committed to empower you in your journey to health.

 

I have recently moved from Victoria where I worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist for 9 years. My experience covers a wide area, having treated a range of musculo-skeletal and mental dysfunctions from the general community, as well as patients referred by doctors, and other allied health professionals. I offer relaxation, therapeutic, and remedial treatments, or a combination of these depending on the client's condition and needs.

 

I have been privileged in helping people with sports injuries, post-surgery scar management, muscular tension and pain.  I have also treated conditions in the area of mental health such as stress, anxiety and depression, in addition to more complex conditions like chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia which require both physical and mental aspects addressed.

 

I am a registered Comcare provider for patients who have suffered work-related injuries.

 

Each treatment protocol is individually tailored to restore and/or enhance quality of life, ease of movement, and well-being. I believe in educating each person in care and prevention, in order to keep the body in its best possible form.


My aim is to provide a compassionate service to the whole community in the care of the physical vehicle, i.e. the body, through various disciplines of bodywork. I am committed to deliver this service with a smile and a caring spirit.

 

I am passionate about continued education. I am a firm believer that knowledge enables me to better serve the community in the bodywork field.

 

I look forward to assisting you in taking care of your most important asset: your health.

 

 

 

Diane Diane Poole - Kinesiology Specialist Advanced PSYCH-K Facilitator Dip. Kinesiology, Registered AKA, ICPKP Health Fund Rebates Available

Hi there I have had the pleasure of facilitating and witnessing the effectiveness of Kinesiology for well over 20 years now and never cease to be amazed at the profound changes people experience in their health and wellbeing. To see people liberate their lives, breaking through limiting (maladaptive) patterns of health and behaviour, is a very moving and joyful experience.

 

Add PSYCH-K to this dynamic and the power of the healing and transformation process is amplified. In the words of cell biologist Bruce Lipton Ph.D. "The 'secret to life' is BELIEF. Rather than genes, it is our beliefs (and perceptions) that control our lives. PSYCH-K  is a set of simple, self-empowering processes to change your beliefs and perceptions that impact your life at a cellular level.

 

Imagine how your life would be if you could change your limiting sub-conscious beliefs to positive empowering ones..... You, like many before you, could break through personal barriers, achieve your goals, realise your full potential and live your purpose; not to mention be healthier and happier.

 

A few clients kindly shared their story:

 

The sessions have vastly improved my life, resolving health and other problems and leaving me with far more confidence and faith in life. I was able to get solutions to some chronic problems that had been plaguing me for over six years! - Lisa

 

Diane has been able to help me with a long standing issue ie my lack of progress in my career. She identified amongst other things that I had a limiting belief that it wasn't safe for me to go beyond my parent's limitations. I am very thankful. Diane has also helped me to de-stress, improve my influencing and communications skills and knee and hip issues.......I feel it is very important for a therapist to be skilled, knowledgeable and one I feel comfortable and trust. Diane encompasses all of that. - Judy

 

I�ve continued to work with Diane on optimising my immune system and fertility as well as a number of emotional issues and am astounded at the results. I no longer have any food intolerances and I'm feeling better than I've felt in years. I've been able to let go of old negative patterns and habits that were seriously impacting my life and now I finally feel in control of my health and my life - Marie

 

I'm doing really well I've been off my anxiety/depression medication now for 6 days ........... I'm determined to keep off them thanks to working with you so I can't thank you enough! - Erin (after 2 sessions)

 

I have had my own healing journey with cancer, an autoimmune thyroid condition and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Kinesiology and PSYCH-K have helped me overcome these conditions by bringing the best out in myself and my body, including:

 

  • identifying and transforming the limiting sub-conscious beliefs and maladaptive body responses that enabled these conditions eg to have love, integrity and belief in myself and my body and

     

     

  • empowering myself to make the changes I needed to make in my life to support myself better eg relationships, diet, thoughts etc I now live and enjoy a quality energetic life, which I am immensely grateful for
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    It's a privileged for me to share my professional and personal wisdom, knowledge, skills and gifts to help you and others live long, healthy, happy, wholesome, loving lives too.

     

    If you wish to know more about my services and read more client testimonials please visit my website or contact me:

     

    website www.canberrakinesiology.com.au

    phone: 61624102 or by

    email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

     

    Diane is a Level 2 Registered Specialised Kinesiology Practitioner with the Australian Kinesiology Association (AKA). She has trained and gained experience over 20 years in Touch For Health, Kinesiology and more recently PSYCH-K. Diane brings a wealth of life experience from being a mother, partner, carer, working in the public service, achieving athletically and managing her own health and wellbeing.

     

     

     

    Deana Deana Cuming -Holistic Health & Wellbeing Coach Advanced PSYCH-K Facilitator

    I have been fascinated by and passionate about human behaviour and wellbeing for over 20 years. I was initially led to complete a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1995. I then worked on business transformation projects both in Australia and overseas, focusing on assisting people through change. My interests expanded into meditation and awareness, complementary therapies, wellness coaching and PSYCH-K. Through this I have developed a unique set of tools and techniques to use personally and professionally to achieve health and wellbeing from the inside-out.

     

    Fundamentally it begins with awareness. When we are able to bring into our consciousness what flows from our higher self and what resides in our subconscious, we can truly see what it means to each of us to live an authentic life, and uncover what might be barriers to us achieving it. If we choose to allow ourselves to explore with curiosity and grace what are at the depths of our beliefs, our values and our thoughts, we can discover that our health and wellbeing and ultimately the journey of our life, are intricately linked.

     

    That's where the excitement, fun and joy truly begins!Because you can define who you want to be. You can take a stand. Take a stand for you. A stand for what you really want your health, wellbeing and life to be. Moment by moment, step by step, you can create a new momentum and flow. When a thought arises, a space develops at that point, you notice it, you see it, and without judgement and before you respond you ask yourself - Is this what I truly believe.When an intuition comes, a space develops at that point, you notice it, you see it, and you ask yourself - Is this what I truly want? And in those moments is the biggest opportunity to shift the direction of your life. Because you can choose to listen to your intuition and define what it is that you believe about you.And I have the knowledge and experience to facilitate with you bringing connection to these inner truths, and facilitating fundamental lasting shifts to self-empowering beliefs and developing capacity to lead a fulfilling life.

     

     

     

    Sharon Sharon Wilson - Massage Therapist & Mindset Modification Facilitator

     

    Hello My name is Sharon Maree Wilson.

     

    I work with Stress and how you and your system manage it.

     

    We work together to help you reduce your stress levels in body, mind and spirit and create powerful new realities for you so you have more energy to emerge into living the life you want,radically improving your experience of life in areas such as health and body, self-esteem, relationships, spiritualityand grief from loss, personal power, prosperity.

     

    Whether your getting Massage to reduce the stress out of the body or using Psych-K or a variety of techniques to reduce and transform the stress on a sub-conscious or spiritual level - I create a space where you can achieve growth and healing.

     

    Many of these techniques work with the relationship between bioenergy, consciousness, thought, intentionality, and spirituality.(MIND-BODY -SPIRIT) These therapies often achieve observable and measurable results rapidly and usually without causing undue emotional distress or abreaction.

     

    I have been researching and studying healing and human potential for over 25 years.This has led me down all sorts of paths to learn and practice techniques such as Massage, Psych-K, And others including Reiki, Shamanism,Life Coaching, NLP.

     

    Having experienced a number of stressful and traumatic events in my life I have an understanding of how stress and trauma can affect not only the body but also the potential for living a joyful and rewarding life.

     

    At Vitality we have a nurturing space where you can feel safe to unpack your stress and walk out feeling like you dropped the weight off your shoulders and are ready for the life you want to live.

     

     

    Sunny Sunny Forsyth - Qi Gong Trainer

    He's passionate, insightful and highly skilled and is able to guide others to their natural state of wellness, vitality, and clarity.

     

     

    His inspiration comes from his Buddhist meditation practice and intensive study with renowned healers such as: Michael Winn, Mantak Chia, and Thanachai Sumonkorn.  Having integrated these practices into his own life, Sunny is inspired to share with others how they can embody timeless wisdom for maximum wellness, vitality, and personal power in the modern World.

     

     

    Total Body Wellness

     

    If you could feel fresh, energised, and well at will, what difference would it make?

     

     

    Medical Qi Gong practice to unleash the deep healing power of your life force energy. Heal physical, emotional and spiritual ailments. A simple version of this form has been used in Chinese medical qi gong hospitals for decades to treat many ailments.

     

    Ideal for anyone seeking to assist with chronic illness regardless of their current physical strength as the form can be done either standing or sitting.

     

    One-on-One Sessions

    Abdominal Detox otherwise known as Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is a form of Asian bodywork, with similarities to Thai massage and Shiatsu. However, it focuses on the abdomen because this is where the majority of our vital organs are located and where we hold so much of our tension.

    Originally, Taoist monks and nuns practiced CNT to enhance their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Not only did it help them to live long and healthy lives it was also a used as a way to bring their body into optimum alignment so that they could perform the highest-level of deep meditation practices.

    Benefits:

    Improves Digestion and Elimination

    Improves Nutritional Absorption

    Organ and Gland Detoxification

    Muscular Release and Detoxification

    Fascia Detoxification and Release

    Improves and Balance Physical Energy

    Improves Mental Clarity

    Muscular Pain Reduction

    Improves Self Awareness

    Improves Sleep Patterns

    Extends Length and Quality of Life

    CNT is considered by many to be a profoundly powerful treatment.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine your organs store the core information that relates to your health or illness.  Chi Nei Tsang directly treats your organs.

     

     

    Recent research on the Vagus nerve (which links your organs to your central nervous system) shows you that your organs store and pass a lot of information back to the brain. Your abdomen is also home to your second brain (enteric nervous system). There are more neurotransmitters in your gut than anywhere else in your body. If you want to develop your ability to trust your gut don't you think that it would be a good idea to honour and clear this part of your body.

     

     

    As humans, circumstances in our life can force us to put up walls in order to feel safe. Isn't it one of life's ironies that what initially helps us to feel safe can ultimately lead to our limitation and even ill health.  CNT is a quick, safe and effective way to release these walls of limitation.

    What can you expect in a treatment from me?

     

     

    I work directly with the organs and energy points to release blockages.  You will remain lying on your back fully clothed during your CNT session, while we will slightly adjust your clothes enabling access to the full abdominal cavity.

     

     

    CNT is an abdominal massage where you lie in a comfortable position on your back with your knees slightly elevated.  I often hear from my clients that they feel lighter, more grounded, and more balanced. I also notice that their faces look more relaxed and peaceful

     

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