Naturopathy (Nutrition & Herbal Medicine), Massage and Bush Flower Essence Therapy in Launceston, Tasmania.
naturelab42˚ (Amalia Patourakis) practices in Launceston, in northern Tasmania.
Available dates for Ka Huna Massage Treatments:
Thursday 12th October
Wednesday 18th October
Wednesday 25 October
Wednesday 1 November
Wednesday 8 November
Wednesday 15th November
Wednesday 22nd November
Wednesday 29th November
Please note – I am currently in the process of transitioning into a new space in Launceston, Tasmania. Whilst this process is happening, I have found a beautiful studio to accommodate my Ka Huna massage treatments. I will be posting dates that I am available here (see above) and on my Facebook page Click for Facebook Page.
Appointments can be booked by calling or liaising via email.
If you are wanting a Naturopathic appointment, please call so we can chat about options. Thank you for your patience!
Amalia Patourakis: 0434 297 999
Payments by cash and card accepted.
About the consultations
Naturopathic medicine is the treatment and prevention of disease and the regeneration of health following a holistic framework. Gentle, non-invasive techniques are generally used in order to stimulate the body’s inherent healing ability.
Initial consultations involve taking a thorough case history, performing physical examinations such as iris, tongue and nail analysis and creating a plan together of how to move forward. Subsequent consultations support the healing process, enabling a deeper understanding of your presentation and refining treatments for each person.
I use herbal medicine, nutrition, food as medicine, flower essences, bodywork and life choices depending on what’s most pertinent. I make all my own herbal extracts using locally grown, wild harvested and globally grown plants, certified organic where possible. This provides me with a beautiful connection to the medicines I prescribe. I have a particular interest in supporting people through transitions in life – whether that be supporting the nervous system through times of challenge or change, helping you to find a state of equilibrium following physical, internal or emotional upheaval or change. In our current culture, it seems many people are requiring nervous system support and rejuvenation which is a part of the human body I love to tend to and communicate with.
I believe the human body and spirit has the capacity to evolve into ever needed states of vitality and that being supported by both another human as well as remedies that stem from our environment are a deeply valuable system of support that are worth exploring.
I encourage potential Naturopathic clients to call prior to booking to chat about their circumstances and see whether we will be a good fit on your journey through wellness.
Ka Huna Massage
Ka Huna originates from the Hawaiian islands and is a transformational type of massage. This beautiful bodywork provides a platform for physical, emotional and spiritual healing by way of the context in which the Ka Huna massage is given (and received). I continue to train at Mette’s Institute in Queensland which is an incredible place to continue to deepen my skills and courage as a bodyworker.
I incorporate plant medicine into my Ka Huna treatments where relevant by crafting unique herbal medicine massage oil blends to further support your individual healing journey. This is an exquisite way to continue or begin your re-connection back to nature which I believe is inherent to our deeper wellbeing.
Pregnancy Ka Huna Massage
Ka Huna Pregnancy Massage is offered to women in their second and third trimester (for first trimester please call to discuss). It includes a brief consultation prior to massage to ascertain your needs and make an individual massage oil based upon the information given. Massage oil may include safe herbal tinctures, flower essences and essential oils depending on the individual. A beautiful, gentle, rhythmic massage for mum and bub.
Flower Essence Therapy
Flower Essence Therapy is an ancient healing modality which has its earliest roots tracing back to the Nyoongah Aboriginal people in the West of Australia, as well as a deep history in South East Asian Buddhist traditions. It is a type of plant medicine that tends to and creates potent transformation in parts of the human spirit that many other types of medicine are not able to achieve. I will take you through a Flower Affinity process to find the essences for your individual needs and make up a Dose Bottle for you to take internally.
This is a very special way to tend to major life transitions or to try to understand the root of particular behaviour or patterns in our life. The essences have a way of peeling back layers of our spirit or psyche so that if you commit to the process – you will slowly move deeper into your subconscious to allow understanding of the self and new states of equilibrium to be reached. A powerful tool for our unique evolution as humans.
Flower Essence Therapy & Ka Huna Massage
This treatment begins with the Flower Affinity process to find the essences to best support your journey followed by a Ka Huna massage incorporating the Flower Essences and other plant medicine into the bodywork oil.
This is a potent way to integrate plant essences into your physical being and especially recommended for people working through transition, change or wanting tools to support integration of life lessons into their new state of being.
Intuitive Floor Massage
This is a unique style of bodywork which incorporates various styles of massage I’ve culminated over the years. An gentle, intuitive style of floor work utilising elements of Polynesian Floor Massage, Laos Massage and Bone & Joint Massage. The style is slow & steady on a floor mat, stretching and elongating the body and spine, applying slow pressure to both muscle and bone and gentle articulation of the joints.
This is an exploratory style of bodywork which encourages the mind to let go of order and be in the present moment.
Amalia Patourakis (BHSc Naturopathy) NHAA member: 155443 m:0434 297 999