Therapy a natural for Lesley
WHEN Lesley O'Brien packed up her life and children to explore life overseas, it came with a hidden agenda - but one she was more than happy to receive.
Living in remote areas of the planet, Ms O'Brien found it difficult to keep the health of her family and turned to the wisdom and knowledge of locals to keep her family well and with strong immunity.
Using the kitchen pantry as her pharmacy, she soon came to realise ayurveda was her vocation.
After years of study, she became an accredited ayurvedic practitioner.
As the oldest medical treatment in the world, ayurveda is a natural therapy that uses herbal remedies, medicated oils and lifestyle recommendations to provide relief and identify the underlying cause of symptoms to get to the root of a problem.
Ms O'Brien, who recently opened the Warwick Ayurvedic Clinic, treats clients for anything from snoring and diabetes, to muscle pain and high blood pressure.
"It's a gentle and effective approach and is about bringing (the body) back to homeostasis," Ms O'Brien said.
With five years experience in the industry, Ms O'Brien said the treatment was to help people join the dots and understand their body.
She uses trigger and response therapy, reflexology points and remedial treatments derived from scientific research to execute her treatments.
"I have a lot of confidence in ayurveda; there is enough scientific knowledge to back it up," Ms O'Brien said.
Treatments can be used as complementary or stand-alone therapies. Phone 4661 2956 for an appointment.
- Ms O'Brien runs ayurveda workshops with the next ones as follows:
- Introduction to ayurveda: Sunday, November 25, 2.30-5pm, $40
- Ayurvedic cooking workshop: Sunday, January 2013 (date to be advised), 2.30-5pm, $56
- Ayurvedic massage workshop: Sunday, December 9, 2.30-5.30pm, $56
- The Warwick Ayurvedic Clinic is at 2/148 Palmerin St (next to Zaraffa's).