In Europe, Asia and Indigenous cultures the gentle manipulation of internal organs and surrounding structures has for thousands of years been part of a holistic manual approach healing with hands.
It is Miriam's understanding with eastern and western training but foremost through experience working in diverse cultural environments, that modern lifestyle and emotions injure our organs and impact our fascia and musculoskeletal system.
In her manual therapy sessions, she gives a major focus on bringing balance back to the belly organs, the kidney and endocrine function and the associated meridians. She uses gentle movement and manipulations, dynamic muscle strengthening, fascia release techniques and meridian stretches throughout the interconnected system of the body. As she is also trained as a cranio-sacral practitioner with a special interest in biodynamics, her approach comforts elderly bodies.
Miriam has many years of experience with two busy clinics in Europe with a focus in Babies, Children and Women's Health.
Her upbringing in a traditional herbal healing environment high up in the European Alps and her relationship with the local custodians of Gumbaynggirr country since she was a young woman expands her understanding of hands on healing. Miriam appreciates every moment she has learning from the people of this land and is passionate about supporting health that is based on traditional ways.
Miriam is available: Wednesdays or after hours in Bellingen, Fridays and Saturdays she has closed books working in other communities.
A baby experiences lots of external influences during pregnancy, birth and after taking the first steps into life.
Cranio-sacral treatments support the baby's and later the child's adaptive capacity to work with these external stimuli; This enables the physical and emotional development in harmony without adaptive compensations in young years.
Miriam holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Community Development and currently works on a Bachelor in Health Science/Masters in OT. She holds coaching and business qualifications and worked in the Non-Profit and Corporate world as a Change Management Consultant.
Miriam is trained in a broad spectrum of complementary manual therapy in Europe, Asia and in Australia which enables her to incorporate various techniques in her sessions:
in Switzerland, Germany and Asia
Women have amazing bodies with the ability to go through emotional and physical metamorphosis.
Pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding, mothering and later going through menopause requires adaptive abilities.
Gentle manipulations can support a woman's health especially with digestive function and weight issues, fluid retention, balancing the hormonal system, abdominal and pelvic strength and a positive way of carrying the body with healthy muscle tone through all stages of womanhood.
Miriam uses a digital meridian imaging system with a cutting edge, computerised tool. Before every treatment she analyses the status of each meridian by touching acupuncture points on hands and feet. This is the basis for developing each treatment plan, together with musculoskeletal, myofascial and visceral testing.
The digital scores and graphics also help to capture the improvement in health. They also provide fully accurate patient documentation.
It is one of Miriam's passion to care for the body in age. The gentle touch and understanding used for babies and children can be applied for ageing bodies.
In order for the body to work as a strong unit while ageing, rather than a parcel of compensations, it needs a free moving sacrum, an unrestricted cranium, organs that feel comfortable in their position in the belly, with plenty of blood flow to stay strong, fascia that can do its job without being pulled in another direction and a spine and the musculoskeletal system that can hold the body while moving and walking.
In Miriam's experience, it is never too late to work with healing our body and our emotions and increasing our quality of life to stay enthusiastic and adventurous in a later stage of life.