Hi, I’m Deborah Hannam, just call me Deb.
As a qualified Naturopath and Massage Therapist, I have been helping clients in Maryborough and on the Fraser Coast for over 24 years. I understand that the road to wellness often takes time and that clients need to travel it at their own pace – but I am here to celebrate your success every step of the way.
On a personal level, I have always enjoyed healthy eating and exercise and can often be seen walking or running in my local neighbourhood or around Anzac Park. Of course, everything in moderation and I also enjoy going out for a coffee and cake with friends.
In my spare time, I am a passionate believer in the Parkrun movement and early on a Saturday morning I can often be found either running the course or volunteering with the Maryborough Parkrun group. I like to bushwalk and go camping, and have completed a few challenges to date such as 60km Coast Trek, Miss Muddy and Tough Mudder and currently Run The World (Run Down Under) and learning to swim. I enjoy yoga, cooking and following the NRL. I have sense of fun and enjoy a good laugh.
I am fortunate to call Maryborough my home and appreciate the sense of community in this city. Together with friend Elizabeth Lowrie we cofounded the Maryborough Mural Project in 2014 and to date, the project has installed 39 murals helping to revitalise the Maryborough CBD. We have a trail and map which has become a top tourist attraction. The Project was successful due to generosity of locals, volunteers and the business community.
Qualification Details of Deborah Hannam
- Diploma of Applied Science (Naturopathy) Australian College of Natural Medicine. Brisbane. QLD . Australia 1996
- Member of Naturopaths and Herbalist Association of Australia (NHAA) No. 146020
- Fellow Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) No 11884
- Practitioner Certificate in Herbal Medicine
- Certificate in Massage and Deep Tissue Massage
- Certificate in Iridology, American, German and Rayid Iridology.
- Flower Essences
- Free Radical Therapy
- Diploma of Smart Bowen
- Level 1 & 2 Reiki Jin Kei Do
What I do
When you don’t feel your best – either physically or emotionally, it is hard to know where to start. I can help. I offer a range of complementary services that assist you to make changes towards better health. These are implemented at your pace and often involve small, simple changes to diet or daily routine that can make a big difference. Think of me as your personal wellbeing cheer squad.
“Naturopathy empowers people to play an active role in their own healing”
Naturopath consultation…what can I expect? We discuss your concerns and symptoms and together we examine your diet and lifestyle such as work, exercise, stress levels, genetics and other body interactions. During the consultation I look at your tongue, nails, eyes, face, pulse, and weigh and measure you. I look for the underlying cause holistically, not just treating the name of “the disease”. Each person has the ability to heal themselves given the right conditions. Natural medicines, food, and lifestyle changes can be used to restore, enhance and support the body’s own capabilities to heal from the cellular level.
“Herbs, the first medicine”
Herbal medicine provides an easy way to bring about improvement in a variety of conditions. It is particularly suited to the treatment of conditions such as:
- poor immune function
- nervous system related problems like stress, anxiety, and mild depression
- reproductive health
- poor sleep
- chronic and degenerative disorders such as asthma and arthritis
- digestive problems
- skin problems
- obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes
- cardiovascular support
- cancer support therapy
- adjunct treatment to common diseases treated with modern medicine
I use herbal medicine within a holistic framework treating the whole person rather than just a disease or one part of the body. From my comprehensive dispensary, I can develop a formula to suite your specific needs. Often this will be in liquid form, although tablets capsules and powdered preparations are also available. The individual prescription is reviewed at each follow up consultation.
The need for a strong immune system has never been greater with the current COVID pandemic. Herbal medicine excels at building your immune system, keeping it strong and aids in recovery.
Biocompatibility Food Analysis
“Let Food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
If one man’s food is another man’s poison this test provides the information you need to make food choices that will work for you. Using a small hair sample, we’ll identify the influence that a variety of local foods have on your body. This can help with weight loss, skin conditions, gut / digestive issues, fatigue, headaches and migraines, pain, inflammation, respiratory and reproductive issues. It’s non-invasive, effective, and gets results by identifying your individual reactions to a list of 600 foods and household products. If you’re interested in this test click here.
“Health begins in the Colon”.
People who regularly have colon hydrotherapy find it helps with weight loss, digestive problems, IBS, constipation, diahorrea, bloating, reflux, skin problems, headaches, arthritis, and pain. They feel rejuvenated, have more energy and notice an improvement in the condition of their skin. Colon hydrotherapy is often used as an adjunct to detoxification and wellness programs. I have been providing colon hydrotherapy for over 20 years. It is a safe and gentle system cleansing of the large bowel to soften and remove impacted faecal matter that is trapped in the colon.
Deborah is trained in Swedish, Relaxation, Lymphatic, Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage, Smart Bowen TM, and Reiki Jin Kei Do
Do you feel stress and tension in your body or suffer musculoskeletal pain? Massage uses different strokes using the hands and oils to manipulate of the soft tissue to ease inflammation, reduce tension and pain, while increasing flexibility and movement. Smart Bowen is a soft tissue stretching technique applied using thumbs or fingers across tissue fibres and trigger points. It is gentle but effective as it helps the body to self correct. Many people find effective relief and notice relief after 1 to 3 treatments.
Reiki Jin Kei Do allows the gentle flow of energy through the hands to create harmony and balance in the mind, body and spirit.
Iridology & Sclerology
For those clients who generally feel ‘a little under the weather’ but cannot pinpoint exactly why, Iridology and sclerology are are additional diagnostic tools that help identify health issues and develop informed treatments. It is painless, safe, and on-invasive. Using iridology I will examine the map in your eyes, and often be able to identify disease in the early stage of development, before symptoms become severe.
The eyes are the window to the soul.
Find out what’s really bugging you!
The research proves it. The microbiome (i.e. your gut bacteria) affects many aspects of health including digestive problems like leaky gut, IBS/IBD, SIBO, allergies, food intolerances, fatigue, dementia, age related illnesses, and some mental health conditions. Complete Microbiome Mapping is now available to assess with particular attention to microbes that cause disease or that disrupt normal microbial balance . This test may help to identify the overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria, yeast, fungi, and parasites in your gut which maybe compromising your health. This simple stool test is done in the privacy of your own home and sent to a laboratory for analysis before the results are sent to me to develop a treatment plan.
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
FitGenes “Health and Wellbeing Report”
By knowing your genes and their variations, you have the power to work with your genetics to make better health choices. The FitGene saliva swab (done in the comfort of your home) has been designed to identify any variants in key genes of major physiological pathways. This information often explains how your body responds to what you eat, how you exercise, and how you live your life. The FitGene test also identifies your possible risk for a number of health issues related to these pathways. Armed with this information, Deb can work with you to make small changes that may have a big impact.
The FitGenes test offers an extremely high level of data security. See https://www.fitgenes.com/privacy-consent-terms/
Balance your hormones and actually enjoy life
Hormone testing can be used for a wide range of symptoms related to the menstrual cycle, fertility, menopause, low libido in men and women, erectile dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid functioning.
A simple urine or saliva test is taken in the privacy of your own home, sent to the lab for analysis and result are sent back to me to me. From the information we discuss the best options available to you.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
If you’ve had recent blood tests and have been told they’re within the ‘normal’ range but you suspect something is not quite right, I can review these results and suggest treatment options to reduce your symptoms and give you pointers to improve your nutritional state to avoid lifestyle illnesses from occurring.
Comprehensive blood testing, called a Queen Profile is available. Your body is like a chemical factory doing a balancing act to keep you alive. I use the profile to identify areas showing early signs of imbalance that may contribute to poor health now or in the future.
Australian Bush Flower Essences
“The essences make humans more like angels.” Anna Flora
Bush flower essences work on a physical, emotional or spiritual to develop intuition, creativity and self-empowerment. Easy to take formulas can work rapidly. They are safe for all ages, all conditions, during pregnancy, and for use on animals.
The Personal Power essence is specifically blended for the individual and can be powerful catalyst to help remove stumbling blocks such as fear, worry, and guilt.
The Australian Bush Flowers used to make these essences are brightly coloured to bring joy to your life through their subtle vibration.
“The ear is the avenue to the heart”. Voltaire
Used to cleanse blocked ears causing deafness, sinus congestion, vertigo, tinnitus and headaches, ear candling is a safe method of gently drawing impurities from the ear canal. Ear candling has the added benefits of improving lymph drainage and general wellbeing, cleansing the aura through balancing the chakras.
Although its origins are obscure this technique is thought to originate from the native American Hopi Indian tribe. Hopi means ‘peaceful people’ so it’s no wonder after a treatment you may feel very relaxed and calm.
About Carolyn Wynd
Carolyn has a wealth of experience in Massage and Body Therapies since 2009 and has worked in a variety of settings including massage clinics, physiotherapy clinics and day spas. She joined Alpha Natural Health Centre in 2020 and offered Remedial Massage, NST Bowen and Hot stone Massage and now in 2021 is offering her day spa treatments of Pamper Treatments.
Carolyn moved to Maryborough in 2019 because she admired the climate, the charm and the beautiful homes in the city which prompted her to purchase a charming “Old Queenslander” for herself. The idea of a smaller city that had a nice vibe with the sense of community appealed also.
Carolyn enjoys her garden, being in tune and grounded with earth. She likes being active with walking, bike riding and camping. And just loves Nature! Carolyn is a regular volunteer for Fraser Coast Wildlife Rescue often helping out and transporting all sorts of injured wildlife to and from Australia Wildlife Zoo where hopefully they are restored back to health before being released back to their native habitat. Carolyn has a special fondness for the local large and beautiful Sea Turtles.
The last few years has seen a world of chaos and disarray which has led to over whelming stress and anxiety. Never has it been so important to take care of your body, mind and soul!
A healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand, which lead to a soul full of happiness and wellbeing. Why not let Carolyn ease away and shift your pain, whilst reducing your stress, inflammation levels, boost your immune system and reduce depression and anxiety.
To begin that journey, Carolyn is able to offer you your choice of Body Therapy from NST Bowen to remedial, relaxation, hot stone massage or pregnancy massage (or combine some treatments together), then pamper yourself with a variety of body treatments including Body wraps, body scrubs and facials
Carolyn uses all natural products for her Body Treatments along with your choice 100% natural oil essences, and for the face Carolyn uses from the Adelaide Hills of S.A., Jurlique products to suit your skin. No hidden nasties or chemicals- Just beautiful skin care.
If you wish, put a package together for yourself with any combination e.g. massage/facial or massage/ body scrub etc or treat yourself or someone special with the Indulgence Package!
Gift Vouchers are available.
My Qualifications are:
- Diploma Remedial Massage
- Certificate in NST Bowen Therapy
- Certificate 111 in Group and Individual Fitness
- Certificate 1V in Mental Health
NST: Neurostructural Integration Technique
Is the world’s leading technique in structural and spinal therapy for lasting pain removal and rejuvenation. NST is a remarkably effective professional bodywork technique, that when applied initiates a process of natural auto regulation to occur in the spinal column and consequently throughout the whole body.
The resultant effect is a rapid elimination of or reduction of symptoms followed by an increase in energy and an unmistakable sense of well being.
Consists of soft tissue, trigger point therapy and pressure massage in which its application is used to treat a number of conditions affecting the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body, and is beneficial to anyone suffering pain or injury a particular area of the body.
- Improved joint mobility
- Improved recovery time
- Reduces depression and anxiety
- Pain relief
- Improved heart regulation
- Promotes relaxation
- Reduces inflammation
- Increases circulation
Deep Tissue Massage
Is a technique designed to treat musculoskeletal issues such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure to target areas the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissue, aiding the breakup of of scar tissue formed following injury and reducing tension in muscle.
- Pain relief
- Increases circulation
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces muscle pain
- Improves joint mobility
- Improved recovery time
- Promotes relaxation
- Reduces depression and anxiety
Relaxation / Swedish Massage
Centres on the relaxation and well being of the client, designed to relax and soothe. Long smooth strokes that are rhythmic, flowing and deeply relaxing but not painful.
- Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
- Improves peripheral circulation and lymph flow
- Improved skin tone and appearance
- Reduces muscle tension
- Reduces stress
- Boost immune system
- Reduces depression and anxiety
Hot Stone Massage
Is a form of alternative massage therapy and bodywork involving the placement of a number of heated smooth rocks to the body for the relief of pain or just experience one of the purest forms of relaxation and rejuvenation.
A beautiful relaxation massage for Mum and Bub to relieve stress, tension, anxiety, aches and pains. Massage in pregnancy can also improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage and Mum’s overall well-being.
Indulge yourself with this beautiful All Australian, all Natural Jurlique Facial to suit your skin tone. Includes cleansing, toning, exfoliation, face and decolletage massage, mask, gentle head massage, face serum, eye serum, moisturise and lip balm. 60 minutes.
Pamper Body Wrap
Full Body Dry Skin brush, Clay Mask Wrap for entire body, Gentle Head Massage and finish off with hot Towel with your choice of Jurlique Body Lotion. 60 minutes
Pamper Body Scrub
Full Body Dry Skin brush, Body, Hot Towel and your choice of Jurlique Body Lotion. Using all Natural Australian Skin Care Products. 60minutes.
Pamper Hand and Feet
Choose your Pamper treatment foot or hand massage, includes a soak, scrub and massage, with your choice of Jurlique Hand Lotion. 30minutes each or 60 minutes for both
Spoil yourself or someone special with the Complete Pamper Package, makes the ideal gift for someone you love. Includes Relaxation Massage, Hand and Foot Massage, your choice of Body Scrub or Body wrap, and Jurlique Facial. 180 minutes.
Gift Vouchers available In Clinic please phone 41236699 to arrange payment, collection or postage.
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