In our last blog, we looked at the connection between neuroscience and holistic psychology. In that blog, we wrote: “holistic psychology is concerned with the body/mind/environment connection” and offered evidence based on research carried out using sophisticated brain imaging technology that supports the vital connection between our thoughts and psychological well being and our state of health.

Stuart Ainis is a Leichhart based massage therapist with over 14 years of experience behind him. Over the course of his career, Stuart has worked with many of Australia’s leading sports teams, including the Manly Sea Eagles, the Balmain Tigers, the Sydney Flames and many others. He has expertise in a number of massage techniques, including:

  • Sports
  • Remedial
  • Reflexology
  • Swedish
  • Relaxation
  • Meridian Acupressure

While the first five are traditional Western approaches to massage therapy, Meridian Acupressure is based on the ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) system. The meridian system is an energetic system that has been meticulously mapped out over the centuries by TCM practitioners. Unlike Western massage therapies, the purpose of meridian acupuncture and acupressure is to restore the flow of Chi (or Qi), the body’s vital energy. While conventional science is yet to discover how it works, there is too much evidence that it does work to ignore it.

Petrozzi Wellness Centre was fortunate enough to host a talk by Stuart Ainis in late August. Stuart talked about his holistic approach to massage, an approach he calls MindBody Massage. According to his Facebook page:

Our therapy reduces the chronic effects of injuries and stress through enabling patients to rediscover their vitality. This Neuroholistic Therapy stimulates the nervous system to restore vitality and to rejuvenate both physical and mental health.

The term “neuroholistic” is at the heart of all holistic therapy. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy for every patient. A sports injury, for example, may require initial traditional sports massage. An athlete whose performance diminishes under stress may require meridian acupressure, psychological counselling or a combination of techniques to overcome the issues that are impeding their performance.

On 6 September, Suzi Petrozzi worked with RandiPete’s first grade cricket players to help them prepare for the launch of the cricket season. She helped them “align in all areas of life” to help them focus on the season ahead. No doubt the players will also require some holistic massage therapy over the course of the season, too.

John and Suzi Petrozzi passionately believe in the power of holistic healing. They take a multi-disciplinary approach to wellness and like nothing more than introducing their clients and friends to experts in a variety of related fields. They are now branching out into e-Therapy in order to share their knowledge with a wider audience. To find our more, read the latest PWC newsletter. To keep up with everything that’s going on at PWC, “like” their Facebook page and subscribe to the PWC mailing list. When you subscribe, you will receive a free copy of their Ebook,  8 Ways to Reduce Stress,  Make You Stronger and Enhance Your Wellbeing.