About Me

I am a Medicine Woman, a Mother and a Nurturer by Nature. I bring Holistic Wisdom and an Intuitive Feminine touch to my medicine practice. I am a warm and empathic practitioner with an authentic down-to-earth nature

I attained a double degree in Chinese Medicine at the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne (2007), which included Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine. I have worked within a diversity of communities settings from Australia’s Central Desert to Tropical North Queensland. I currently live with my Husband and 2 sons on the Central Coast in NSW.

I have many beautiful tools in my medicine bag… Drawing on the ancient arts of Chinese Medicine, a treatment may include Massage, Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Dietary Therapy. I also offer Lomi Lomi Massage and Hot Stones Therapy. I am passionate about using Food as Medicine and also about Native Australian herbal medicines. I love working with Women, especially in nourishing Mothers and helping Women with pre-conception, pregnancy and postnatal care. My approach tends to focus on nurturing and nourishing deep reserves, keeping the Waters of our bodies full and flowing.

I also facilitate regular Women’s Circles and work together with my husband to hold Sweat Lodge Ceremonies and other Rites of Passage Work. I am inspired by Traditional Cultures and reconnecting people with their Wildness, Wisdom and Natural Rhythms.

 

A treatment with Lara will be 1-2hrs long, and may include any or all of the following…

 

  • Acupuncture & Acupressure (using fine needles or pressure)
  • Moxibustion (mugwort is burnt near the skin to warm, move & nourish)
  • Cupping (glass suction cups used for circulation & detoxification)
  • Gua Sha (scraping with a smooth tool for circulation)
  • Tui Na (Chinese Massage- firm & deep)
  • Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian Massage- flowing & nurturing)
  • Hot Stones (Massage using smooth volcanic rocks that have been heated- warm & nourishing)
  • Chinese Dietary Therapy (holistic advice)
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine (tailor-made granule formulas or capsules)
  • Native Australian Medicines (wild harvested eucalyptus oils and medicine balms)

 

Qualification Details

Bachelor of Health Science, Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Southern School of Natural Therapies. VIC. (2007)

Registration Details:

AHPRA Registration No: CMR0001740149

ABN: 95 080 404 847