Botanica Medicines is a Natural Medicine Clinic in Malvern, offering a range of complementary and alternative healthcare services provided by exceptional, qualified practitioners

Natural Medicine encompasses a wide array of modalities and therapies which offer many benefits

The aim of Natural Medicine is to help you heal holistically, address the root cause of your health concerns, and optimise your wellbeing through safe, natural methods.

Natural treatments, such as Herbal Medicine, have been used traditionally for thousands of years. The roots of modern medicine are often found in these traditional, natural alternatives.

Our team of natural healthcare practitioners use a variety of techniques to assess your state of health and implement healing strategies that work for you, to ensure you feel your best

Depending on your needs, we have many talented manual therapists who can assist with physical and structural issues (e.g. sciatica, injuries, fibromyalgia), as well as qualified practitioners who can help you with internal healing (e.g. digestive issues, skin problems, immunity) through diet, nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and lifestyle changes.

We strive to offer holistic solutions to all of your health needs


A Note on Bookings:

You will receive a reminder text message 48 hours before your confirmed appointment time, which you can reply to and confirm your appointment. Please note that a late fee of 50% of the service cost applies for cancellations made within 24 hours of the appointment start time. Our practitioners often have waitlists of clients, so please let us know as you need to re-schedule or cancel an appointment.


Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Practitioners:

Dr Yong Pan, Dr Alana Green

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use various mind and body practices (like acupuncture & cupping) as well as herbal products to address health problems…

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use various mind and body practices (such as acupuncture) as well as herbal products to address health problems.

Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body, usually by inserting thin needles through the skin. Studies suggest that acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s natural painkillers and affects areas in the brain involved in processing pain. Acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic, such as low-back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches.

Chinese herbal medicines are mainly plant based, but some preparations include minerals or animal products. They can be packaged as powders, pastes, lotions or tablets, depending on the herb and its intended use. Different herbs have different properties and can balance particular parts of the body. Prescribing a particular herb or concoction of herbs means the practitioner’s diagnosis has to take into account the state of the patient’s Yin and Yang, and the elements that are governing the affected organs.


Homeopathy:

Practitioners:

Lauren Allender

Homeopathy is suitable for the whole family, especially for babies. It is safe and gentle and very effective for all types of health problems. The most asked question is “what is homeopathy”?…

Homeopathy is suitable for the whole family, especially for babies. It is safe and gentle and very effective for all types of health problems.

The most asked question is “what is homeopathy”? Homeopathy is a method of treatment which stimulates the body’s own healing processes in order to cure illnesses. Homeopathy is based upon the discovery that a substance is small does can alleviate symptoms similar to those it causes in higher doses. The phrase “like cures like” is often used to describe a basic concept behind homeopathy. The remedies are extremely diluted so that there are no toxic effects. The remedies are made from plants, minerals and other natural substances. A detailed case study is taken and every detail of a person’s life is important, not just the symptoms in isolation and a remedy is prescribed determined by the totality of the symptoms.

Hypnotherapy & Counselling:

Practitioners:

Alec Halls

Hypnotherapy addresses subconscious emotional struggles & difficult memories. We can often describe our problems logically, yet the problem remains. This is where hypnotherapy comes in handy; to safely and gently deal with the root-cause of the emotional issue that lies below-the-surface.

Homeopathy is suitable for the whole family, especially for babies. It is safe and gentle and very effective for all types of health problems.

The most asked question is “what is homeopathy”? Homeopathy is a method of treatment which stimulates the body’s own healing processes in order to cure illnesses. Homeopathy is based upon the discovery that a substance is small does can alleviate symptoms similar to those it causes in higher doses. The phrase “like cures like” is often used to describe a basic concept behind homeopathy. The remedies are extremely diluted so that there are no toxic effects. The remedies are made from plants, minerals and other natural substances. A detailed case study is taken and every detail of a person’s life is important, not just the symptoms in isolation and a remedy is prescribed determined by the totality of the symptoms.


Intuitive Readings and Healings:

Practitioners:

Colleen

The practitioner focuses on current situations and what is likely to happen in the future. Attention is also given to shifting past issues. Reiki, Pranic healing, Chi, Colour and toning sounds are used…

The practitioner focuses on current situations and what is likely to happen in the future. Attention is also given to shifting past issues. Reiki, Pranic healing, Chi, Colour and toning sounds are used. This gentle experience cleanses the aura is a lullaby for the soul.

Crystal Healing

Practitioners:

Tegan Narelle

The practitioner focuses on current situations and what is likely to happen in the future. Attention is also given to shifting past issues. Reiki, Pranic healing, Chi, Colour and toning sounds are used. This gentle experience cleanses the aura is a lullaby for the soul.


Naturopathy:

Practitioners:

Karinda John, Kendra Campbell, Tegan Narelle

Our Naturopaths work with the individual story of each person. Various evidence based natural therapies including nutrition and herbal medicine are used to help treat, rebuild and tonify each individual. A detailed case study is taken to enable to treat any underlying cause and prevent recurring symptoms…

Our Naturopaths work with the individual story of each person. Various evidence based natural therapies including nutrition and herbal medicine are used to help treat, rebuild and tonify each individual. A detailed case study is taken to enable to treat any underlying cause and prevent recurring symptoms.

Naturopathy is a system of primary health care based on the healing power of nature. Naturopaths recognise and remove barriers to the healing process – then let the body heal its self and also help patients to take steps to prevent illness.  Our bodies are capable of great self-healing and the Naturopath is trained to give the body the tools to do it.

Our Botanica Naturopaths specialise in conditions such as :

Chronic Conditions, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Digestive Disorders, Skin Problems, Weight Management, Anxiety, Hormone Imbalances, Endometriosis, Menopause, Fibroids, Mood Disorders, Health Enhancement, Stress Management, Depression


Remedial Massage:

Practitioners:

Tegan Narelle

Relaxation Massage:

Practitioners:

Kendra Campbell

Tegan Narelle

Relaxation massage seeks to relax, improve general wellbeing and reduce mental stress and general body tension within you.  The massage therapist employs slow, flowing techniques to soothe and loosen the body to accomplish this…

Relaxation massage seeks to relax, improve general wellbeing and reduce mental stress and general body tension within you.  The massage therapist employs slow, flowing techniques to soothe and loosen the body to accomplish this. Some of the major benefits of this type of massage are that it increases the levels of the feel good hormone seretonin in your system thereby reducing stress levels and inducing a relaxed and calm state of being.

Pregnancy Massage

Practitioners:

Kendra Campbell

Specific side-lying massage to focus on your individual pregnancy needs. Pregnancy massage is beneficial to soothe and relax your nervous system while alleviating swelling, tension and muscular discomforts. This relaxing and therapeutic massage is suitable in all trimesters of pregnancy.

What are the benefits of pregnancy massage?

During the stages of pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences many changes, both physical and emotional. Pregnancy massage is targeted towards easing physical symptoms such as muscular discomforts, leg cramps, fluid retention and headaches. Massage works on an emotional level to promote relaxation to soothe and calm the parasympathetic nervous system, which assists in restful sleep and reduces anxiety. Pregnancy massage is also a great way to enhance mum-and-bub connection and helps to embrace a woman’s journey into motherhood. 

Massage table set up and practice?

Your comfort and wellbeing are essential for pregnancy massage. The massage table is arranged with multiple layers of padding and pregnancy pillows are used to support the growing abdomen. Extra blankets and pillows are offered for comfort and to ease any tension. A side-lying position is used for this massage to enable the best outcome of your treatment. 

Specific massage applications and techniques are used over entire back, neck, legs, arms, feet, finishing with an abdominal massage.

Is pregnancy massage suitable for me?

Massage in pregnancy if safe for most women, however, there are certain situations where this may not be the case and you require clearance from your prenatal provider. Some contraindications of pregnancy massage include eclampsia, bleeding, blood clot disorders, abdominal/pelvic pain, intense headaches, high blood pressure (over 135/85) and severe swelling. If you experience any of these symptoms, please see your prenatal provider to discuss as I require written medical clearance prior to your massage

*Every pregnancy massage includes a 10-minute consultation prior to commencing

Reiki & Energy Healing:

Practitioners:

Tegan Narelle


Structural Integration (Rolfing):

Practitioners:

Tyrone Brown

Rolfing Structural Integration, or Rolfing as it is more commonly known, was devised by Dr Ida P Rolf, as a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education. It is an approach to healing that deals with the way the body’s structure affects its function…

Rolfing Structural Integration, or Rolfing as it is more commonly known, was devised by Dr Ida P Rolf, as a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education. It is an approach to healing that deals with the way the body’s structure affects its function.

Rolfing aims to realign the body by using deep pressure and stroking massage techniques to stretch shortened and tightened myofascia back into shape. With treatment, the myofascia becomes softer and more flexible, restoring its natural balance in relation to muscles, tendons and bones. With this change of myofascia, the practitioner evokes a more normal movement, enhancing a more natural flow of energy. Practitioners use their knuckles, knees, elbows, or fingers to create pressure that manipulates the myofascia, releasing deeply held tension. Patients are usually treated on a massage table and will be appropriately unclothed. Education is also an important part of the treatment, to increase the patient’s awareness of body structure.

 

Research has demonstrated that Rolfing creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. It is a beneficial treatment for people who have a history of injury whereby the minor injuries are beginning to interfere with their everyday lives. Some problems for which it would be suitable are:

  • Whiplash
  • Poor Posture
  • Chronic Pain
  • R.S.I.

A full Rolfing course involves 10 sessions of 60 to 90 minutes each, however this can vary depending on what the client is after.