Ruth has had a lifelong interest in and passion for nature, natural medicine, and the human experience.

She began her studies in Health Science, Aromatherapy, Remedial Therapies, including Manual Lymphatic Drainage, in Melbourne over 25 years ago.

On completion of these studies, Ruth operated a clinic for 8 years in the Grampians region, specializing in remedial and aromatherapy massage. During this time, she undertook training in Counselling, Bowen Therapy and Reiki, to incorporate into her practice.

Ruth took these skills into the Community sector, where she was engaged in many roles, for the past 15 years, supporting and walking alongside individuals and families experiencing trauma, family violence, homelessness, grief and mental illness. She has extensive experience working with people from diverse communities.

 


Ruth utilises a range of treatment modalities, to create individualised sessions, support, and care for people of all ages in a safe and confidential space.

Ruth has nearly 25 years experience as a Natural Therapist and Counsellor offering:

– Manual Lymphatic Drainage
– Bowen Therapy
– Counselling
– Reiki
– Aromatherapy

 

Her core values are to be heart-centred, non-judgemental and respectful to all, and she deeply believes in the connection between mind and body, trauma and body and the need to engage with the whole person.

It is with gratitude that Ruth will now be offering the below therapies in the beautiful Acorn and Oak space.

 

Therapy Services Offered:

Each session is individually created dependent on your needs.

 

Ruth Griffiths’ Activity on Her Spare Time:

  • Growing organic vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers with particular interest in propagation;
  • Cooking with the homegrown goodness;
  • Traveling, visiting art galleries, listening to live music, walking and foraging in nature, bush and beach; and
  • Making natural, aromatherapy products, including moisturizers and perfumes.

 

Areas of Interest:

  • Supporting and empowering people who are survivors of family violence
  • Supporting and treating women post mastectomy.
  • Supporting and treating pre and post operation.
  • Providing emotional, spiritual, and physical support to those experiencing trauma, grief and pain in all its manifestations.
  • Promoting the powerful and positive benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage

 

Ruth Griffith’s Therapies’ Fees and Availability:

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11am to 7pm
  • 1.5 hrs = $130

Concession rate available.

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Bowen Therapy

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Homeopathy In Australia

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Pathology Testing

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Herbal Medicine

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Nutrition

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