Physical Therapies

Wellness plans for guests include a range of allied health and wellness therapies

Yoga

Stretching, twisting and weight-bearing exercises help the body to function effectively, allowing it to eliminate toxins and promote wellness. When breathing techniques are incorporated into the practice the body becomes invigorated and alert, but also calmer. Physical benefits of Yoga also include increased muscle tone and core strength, which is important as we age. Yoga can reduce your risk of injury, help with managing stress, along with increase concentration, strength, flexibility, stamina and balance. Yoga at The Banyans is designed to help achieve a positive outlook on life. People of all ages, size, shape and ability can practice Yoga. The beauty of Yoga is that it can be practiced anytime and anywhere, without the need for specialised spaces or equipment so you learn a skill to take away and implement into daily life.

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Personal Training

The personal training and exercise program aim is to develop healthy habits and to grow through personal leadership so this flows in your personal and professional life to achieve more. We do this by coaching you with personal exercise programs that inform leadership strategies so you can take more control of your life.

Benefits of the physical therapy programs that we design, in conjunction with our integrated programs in order to meet your health goals can include:

  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Improved sleep/wake cycle
  • Increased vitality
  • Improved libido
  • Core strength
  • Flexibility
  • Cardio fitness
  • Improved muscle tone and body sculpting
  • Improved body mass ration (BMI)

Whether you are burned out from lifestyle stress or in the recovery process of alcohol dependency and treatment for addiction in alcohol rehab, research articles report the benefit of exercise will “contribute to long-term maintenance of recovery and interventions targeting physical activity, in particular, may be especially valuable as an adjunct to alcohol treatment .” You also benefit from improved mood that comes from exercise, helping you engage more with the individual therapy sessions for better results.

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Physiotherapy, Chiropractic care and Osteopathy

Where chronic pain or muscular concerns limit your movement, our network of providers includes Osteopathy and Physiotherapy providers. We discuss what you are seeking assistance with and can arrange appointments or further consultations.

Our physiotherapist can provide onsite consultations and treatments for a variety of health conditions.

Physiotherapy can:

  • improve a range of motion
  • improve strength
  • correct posture and muscle imbalance
  • assist with joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • provide soft tissue massage
  • reduce stiffness and relieve pain through stretching and trigger point therapy

Chiropractic care has also been reported to

People have reported chiropractic benefits help to improve:

  • Pain in the back or neck
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  • Chronic Headaches
  • Organ function
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Asthma
  • Blood pressure

If you are suffering from chronic pain, our Medical Director specialises in pain and dependency so can work with you in developing treatment plans that include a variety of allied health providers.

Massage Therapy

Our luxury spa partner does more than help you relax. There are evidence based health and wellness benefits of massage, including improvements for those who suffer from pain. As massage has health benefits over and above relaxation, it forms a part of the wellness plan developed for each guest of The Banyans. In our full packages, massage is scheduled for a minimum of three days per week for every guest with the option to increase this inclusion.

The research about massage therapy, explained by Dr Tiffany Field, PhD, reveals, “massage therapy lowers cortisol, a hormone that’s produced in response to stress, by an average of 31 percent. And when cortisol levels decline, serotonin, one of the body’s anti-pain mechanisms, increases. In our review, serotonin grew by an average of 28 percent after massage therapy. So by lowering cortisol, you boost your ability to fend off pain.”

Dr Field also studied the sleep of subjects who had fibrmyalgia and who had five weeks of massages of 30 minutes, three times each week. She reported, “fibromyalgia sufferers slept nearly an hour longer at the end of the study period than they did at the beginning and that their sleep was deeper. We also found that by increasing sleep, we could reduce substance P, a neurotransmitter that’s closely associated with pain. Fibromyalgia is a vicious cycle: The less restful sleep you get, the more substance P is emitted and the more pain you have; the more pain you have, the more difficulty you have sleeping. We were trying to use massage to break that cycle, and it was very effective.”

The Mayo Clinic has also reported that massage is effective for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. The Clinic also reports that some studies have found massage may also be helpful for anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains or injuries and temporomandibular joint pain.

Nutrition Therapy

Personalised testing is imperative for gaining detailed insights into your gut health and nutritional profile. Many imbalances are subclinical and have no direct symptomatic feedback. Excesses and deficiencies often can have similar symptoms. Guess work could exacerbate an imbalance so we help to organise tests to minimise taking chances and take a more accurate approach to your health management. These tests allow for tailored nutrition, diet advice and supplementation protocols rather than a “best guess” approach or assuming a “one size fits all” model. Read more at Nutrition Therapy page.

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