FAQS

Below is a list of frequently asked questions to assist you with your wellbeing. If you have a question which is not listed below, please contact our team and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Is it safe to take my baby or child to a chiropractor?

Yes, at Embrace Health, we use a special approach for little ones – our Chiropractors use gentle techniques suitable for babies and children. Please visit our page Chiropractic for Babies and Children.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care adjusts the body structure aiming to optimise movement, strength, flexibility and co‐ordination. This works by improving and enhancing joint movement and nerve function for the whole of you.

Is chiropractic treatment safe during pregnancy?

Yes, chiropractic care throughout pregnancy helps restore balance to the many pelvic ligaments and muscles, which may lead to easier and less painful deliveries for mum and bub. Chiropractic adjustments may also allow the uterus to function at its maximum potential.

My baby is breech, what options are available?

We offer Chiropractics for Pregnancy using the Webster Technique which has often assisted with turning babies for optimal foetal positioning in a safe and gentle manner.

Am I too old for a massage?

No, anyone can have a massage regardless of your age, as long as the therapist is experienced and mindful of your situation and adjusts the pressure and length of massage accordingly.

What is massage?

Massage is officially known as the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues to correct areas of tension. Massage is used to heal, invigorate the mind and relax the body. It reaches all the major body organs as well as helping the muscles and soft tissues stay healthy.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique using needles, cupping and moxibustion to stimulate the nerves and hormones to treat a problem in the body.  Needles are sterile and disposable. Treatments include discussion, feeling your pulse and analysing your tongue. This thorough approach often reveals underlying issues to the problem.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Understandably, some assume that acupuncture needles hurt. Not true! When these slight needles are administered by a qualified acupuncturist the patient may feel a slight prick or even nothing. Sometimes a small electrical sensation is felt when the needle contacts the ‘qi’ or energy of the body.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a gentle therapy working with the hands and feet to promote the natural body functions. It works by focusing on reflex points that are connected to every part of the body.

I'm very ticklish, can I still have reflexology?

Reflexology uses a series of gentle yet firm pressure moves over the feet and/or hands, so even if you’re ticklish, you can have reflexology.

Will my private health fund cover my treatment?

Embrace life is a BUPA Members First centre for Chiropractic and Physiotherapy. Depending on your health fund will depend on the amount they cover. We also use HICAPS so your claim can be made on the spot.