Typical Session with Heather

I work differently

Having spent so much of the recent few years amalgamating her past experience


into a hands on approach – expect totally not what you have felt from others.
Could and does  start with pulling out what is blocking your healing.

Not ‘diagnosing’ and not doing what has already been tried on you.’

Always being an outlier – a free thinker – who wants to get to the bottom of whatever .
Decades of thoughtful hands on natural health care service in and around Brisbane and after over 38 years of teaching and designing courses to help others work better on bodies – mainly in acupuncture mentoring – I have discovered that heartful hands work best. The result is Heather’s Gentling Way.

Honed my skills in my over 4 decades (first acupuncture clinic in Brisbane city opened in 1979) – into an amalgam of natural health care /wise woman advice and common sense. See everything through the acupuncture model. Whilst acupuncture/Oriental medicine has been my main focus, ways to assist you will differ, possibly each time you come in –  you may get a very different perspective on whatever it is that you wish help with.

hanging what you are doing will change what you have.

Most of your time is about YOU living YOUR life

What can you do to alter what will then change what is happening to your body?

I have been an acupuncture consultant for 40+years

mostly in Brisbane. Co designed, co wrote and co taught the 1981 acupuncture course


Always also using my hands . . . 


Needles may be only a small part of the session. I have discovered many easy, safe and simple ways that others may not use. It may mean it may not even be needles – but cupping or moxa, or vibrational tools – all which work brilliantly to allow healing for you.

The energy model of acupuncture is not just about the insertion of needles – what is also needed is changing what you are doing in your daily life. Not just what you do but how you do it. This means that there are myriad ways to restore perfection for you.

When seeing me, I will use a variety of different ways to move the stuck parts of you out of previous congestion and stagnation and back into working order.


What to expect?. .

‘Heather’s work is uniquely effective, creating lasting positive change. First and foremost, Heather deals with the human being in front of her. Her methods include a huge range of traditional healing work, wise woman work, combined with with scientific research and adapted for today’s world. 
‘Heather will dig until she identifies the underlying cause of the issue, taking into account ALL of the person, including the traumas and experiences that are mapped on their body and in their energy.  Using a variety of techniques, Heather removes shock long held in the body, and restores the flow of energy, and mobility, allowing the body to return to a healthy balance. A session with Heather is a real investment in returning your healthy to health. 
‘Heather will take the time to prepare your body for the healing work. She will then put her decades of learning and experience to work with you to create the healing change to bring back flow. After the release, Heather will anchor the healing in your body, and finish off her work to restoring your body’s structure. 
‘During a healing with Heather, I feel my body lengthen, and let go of tension, hurt and pain. Every single time, I leave standing taller, breathing more freely, with more mobility and with troublesome awkward pain gone. Often I feel further effects of the work later on while in meditation. I am always surprised when energy flows are improved or normalised that I hadn’t noticed how bad they were prior. The improved energy flows quickly become my new normal. And best of all, the changes stay. 
‘Heather takes care to nurture her patients as she works, and to pass on as much information as she can that is helpful to the person. Be prepared to be heard, to have your existing beliefs challenged, and to leave with a lot to think about, follow up on, and do at home, should you be that way inclined. During the session, Heather passes on the old wise woman teachings that used to sustain health in days gone by that are remain relevant and effective today. 
‘Having observed her teaching, it is obvious that Heather is deeply committed to the transformation and empowerment of her students. Heather exercises great care to ensure each student receives as much as they can. Nuggets of wisdom are passed on from decades of experience of healing work, that are simply unavailable else where’.  Carolyn, Brisbane

What usually drives people to seek help


PAINOn any level.

Often it is the whole life that hurts . . . when this is the case possibly having a life overhaul is what is needed – and usually this starts with CHANGE

PAIN is due to lack of circulation – possibly you are lacking in vitality to push all the blood/energy/spirit along .

It may well be just that the area needs massage.s.

Deep vein thrombosis, compartment syndrome, degeneration due to diabetes, peripheral neuropathy from all sources – even Reynard’s syndrome – all can be worked with at home and with someone who shares your passion for getting your body back on track.

Different choices in life mean very different life expressions  . .

Maybe it is a deep soul centred distress about something that really bothers you – and that you can’t let go . . .

Possibly an old accident/incident is still creating echoes for you?

Whilst the body may be pulled out of alignment – and you may choose to spend time and money at the physio/chiropractor/osteopath/massage therapist – often it is the inner angst that sets this up.

It goes out AGAIN .

Sometimes it is also a deep inner weariness – and lack of oomph – as though more stuffing needs to be applied – losing yourself in too much work/trying too hard to get all things done . . . Have you found that regardless of the great sessions – your body all seizes up again sooner than you would like?  Possibly you need a more general approach – and a far more profound one is often to be found through using a less mechanical approach.

Possibly it is time to get a fresh look at what you think is ‘sorted’ . . .

A major concern – especially if you have recently had a baby – or have used ice to stop sensation

Treating problem areas with ice

…Temporary relief but creates chronic problems

Is it that you have followed directions and used ICE to stop yourself feeling pain?
This is short term fix – but stops the circulation of blood and lymph and causes LONG term and very difficult to shift with long term loss of function and more pain . . . a very common error that leads to more misery – the application of cold in any form – especially inside you with iced drinks and foods – it all only makes your body work harder to try to get rid of the loss of its own energy from having to work AGAINST the cold. This cold invasion stays there forever – to waste what you naturally have.

To find out more – search for cold


Get rid of the cold blocking normal

This means that often it may be that you wander out feeling FANTASTIC and there has just been a cup on your belly, – and so much LESS pain or distress than when you arrived . .

All sessions have a touch therapy component. Diet and supplements will always be covered as what we take in to fuel ourselves often is the cause of why we feel we are not coping so well.

Do come in

See what we can achieve together to out you back to perfect again.


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what I bring into your possible healing .. .