Remedial Massage and Modalities

Remedial Massage

2018921.jpgAt the Purple House we love to do a great massage. Not only are we known as pain relief specialists, (from sciatica to headaches to serious digestive upsets or structural imbalances), we also love to help you relax, unwind and feel fantastic! We encourage you to drink plenty of water after each massage, because your lymphatic system will be fully activated and your body will be shedding toxic fluids and wastes. Don’t be surprised at how radiant you feel the following day, or the amount of compliments you will get!

The other day we were enjoying a nice meal with a group of friends at our dinner table when one of my friends declared that “a massage is enjoyable but had never helped him overcome any of his health problems”. As he was saying this he was scratching his ears (my mind thinks: food allergies?) and his nose (parasites?). I kept on chewing my food and said nothing, but inside I was protesting furiously. However, I learnt long ago that if you want to have any friends and family left you have to learn to bite your tongue. This can be quite difficult at times because my eyes are trained to pick up any potential health flaws in the people I mix with, and the back of my mind never stops thinking like a therapist. But you can’t afford sprouting your health solutions when nobody has asked for it. (a pity really!)

Afterwards I couldn’t help thinking how fantastic massage really is. Every day we experience small and great miracles in the work we do. That is what keeps us going. Over the years we have seen people with every health problem under the sun, and I dare to say that at least 95% felt a great improvement from having massages.

Take me for instance. I had noticed that I had developed some pain and stiffness in my neck. Seeing that it had been broken in 2006 I assumed that I had grown some bone spurs or developed scar tissue in between my vertebrae. Yes, I am the world’s best catastrophiser! I had already made up my mind that nothing could be done about it, so I didn’t even mention to Melinda when she questioned me before the start of my massage. Melinda’s hands however immediately found all the right spots and before I knew it, an hour had passed and I had to get back to work. It was only 2 days later that I realised my neck pain had completely vanished!

I knew I was onto something good here, so I re-booked with her the following week. I told her how good my neck felt, but forgot to tell her about my niggling headaches. I had already visualised a brain tumour and brain tumours are not something you can help with a massage. Well, I was wrong, because I felt as good as new the next morning and I haven’t had a headache since then. I guess it hadn’t been a brain tumour after all!

1/2 hour $80
1 hour $95

ph_bowenBowen Therapy

Bowen therapy taps into the body’s natural feedback system that monitors the state of each muscle. As well as releasing tension within the muscles, it dissolves energy blocks that are caused by stress, injury or disease. The freeing up of the energy flow aids speeds recovery. A very gentle technique suitable for newborns to the elderly and relieves anything from chronic pain to hay fever, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel and constipation. This modality was created by Tom Bowen from Victoria and is now practiced world wide!

1/2 hour $80
1 hour $95

Combination Consult

A combination treatment of the modalities below offers the best value! These treatments are unique to the Purple House. This means that if you feel lost and don’t know where to start, your therapist will take you by the hand and do a mixture of therapies to create the changes that you want to see and feel. For instance we may start with reflexology and feel a mountain of emotional stresses in your body. Instead of leaving you half cooked we may continue with kinergetics which works deep and fast. All your problems will be addressed by combining what we know best. That is why this specialised healing treatment is so popular.

1/2 hour $80
1 hour combination consult – $145
1/2 hour with Grada $95
1 hour with Grada $195


8521958.jpgReflexology is a specific form of foot massage whereby all the 7000 nerve endings on the feet are stimulated. The reflex points on the feet, hands and ears correspond with every part of the body and when we work these points you will feel energized in the most amazing way. Chronic problems often vanish after 2 or 3 sessions. Reflexology is a powerful healing tool which will supercharge your body.




Horstmann Technique

horstmanHorstmann Technique is a simple, non-invasive bodywork therapy that releases physical, emotional and mental blockages. It is particularly effective for symptoms such as back pain, neck & shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches, sports injuries, stress, depression and much more.


craniosacral-therapyCraniosacral Therapy is a hands-on healing technique, whereby therapists gently mobilise and release the craniosacral system, which includes the soft tissue of the head (cranium), the spine down to its tail end (the sacral area) and the pelvis. It focuses on the cerebrospinal fluid, which is produced and absorbed by the body and in particular, the irregularities in the flow of this fluid. The movement of spinal fluid within and around the central nervous system is believed to create a vital body rhythm, equally important to health and well-being as the beating of the heart or the breath. This therapy may be of benefit in many areas, including hyperactivity, cerebral palsy, dyslexia and stress related problems. It also helps to boost general well-being, reduce stress, improve quality of sleep, increase energy and enhance the functioning of all the body’s organs. It is a non-invasive therapy that works with the entire structure, physiology, mind and spirit. For a treatment, clients usually lay on a massage table and the therapist works through light clothing. It is a very gentle and profoundly relaxing procedure.

Pranic Healing

Pranic Healing uses life force energy to create health and wellbeing in the person. It works by clearing and cleansing energy blocks in the body/ chakra’s/meridians, stimulating the free flow of energy throughout the body. Energy that is diseased, congested or stale is removed which frees the body up to heal itself. Pranic healing is great to alleviate depression and anxiety, physical, mental of emotional pain. It can be used on its own in which case the client can stay fully clothed as the treatment is done in the energy field. We often use Pranic Healing in conjunction with reflexology or massage with really great results.


Reiki means ‘universal life force energy’ and it aims to improve health as well as quality of life. It is a pattern of hand positions that rest without any pressure on or above the body and reiki is pure energy. This therapy treats the whole person and brings about feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. It is a treatment that anyone can use. It is simple, natural and safe. Reiki also improves the results of all medicinal treatments, reducing negative side effects, shortening recovery times and eliminating stress.


Do you suffer from Candida, allergies, insomnia, chronic fatigue, pain, addictions dizziness, dyslexia, hormonal or structural problems and you have tried everything else? Then it is time for Kinergetics which is a super fast application of kinesiology. Through the art of muscle testing we are able to pinpoint exactly where your main imbalances are in your body/energy field which are then corrected with healing energy. Dramatic changes are often experienced on the spot as you let go of trauma and stress which may have been trapped inside your cells for decades, holding you back all these years. This is another miracle therapy from Australia which has taken the world by storm. The Purple House is possibly the worlds largest and most specialised kinergetic centre!

Allergy Testing & Balance

Many people believe they may have a food or chemical allergy or intolerance, but identifying what is causing the problem can be difficult. Using kinesiology, we can test you for nearly 200 different food and chemical items so that you can find out which items, if any, that you have an intolerance to. Kinesiology is muscle testing and it yields quick, efficient results. It can also help in correcting the cause or severity of the reaction by balancing the body.

Thought Field Therapy (TFT)

An easy technique to teach. It will bring rapid relief and resolution to most common psychological and emotional problems, like anxiety, phobias, irrational fears, grief, loss, and anger. TFT is a meridian therapy and works by tapping specific meridian points on the body in a certain sequence. When these points are tapped in the correct order for a patient’s specific disorder, the patient notices a rapid and dramatic improvement in the way that they feel. Usually, the patient is no longer troubled by their disorder.