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Natural therapies and exercise

There is a huge and diverse range of natural therapies and exercise activities suitable for children, new mums and families. Many natural therapies such as acupressure and Chinese herbal medicine have evolved over centuries and, in the hands of trained practitioners, are proven to be safe and effective ways to diagnose and/or treat a wide variety of conditions.

Many people prefer natural therapies to conventional treatments, as they believe natural therapies to be gentler, more organic and holistic. While natural forms of exercise, such as yoga and walking, are excellent choices for busy mothers, especially those who’ve recently given birth.

Listed below is a selection of websites for natural therapies and exercise activities in Australia and New Zealand.

Australia

Natural therapies directory

Learn more about natural therapies and natural health, including the benefits of various treatments. Find natural therapies and their practitioners Australia-wide. This site has comprehensive descriptions and interesting articles about many of the natural therapies available in Australia.

Aromatherapy – essential oils

Buy quality essential oils and blended oils – including a mother and baby blend – online and have them delivered to your mailbox. Essential oils and blends are use in several natural therapies, massage being but one of them.

Aromatherapy – Australian College of natural therapies

Check out the courses or book a natural therapies treatment for a great price at the College’s student training clinics.

International federation of aromatherapists

Find your nearest aromatherapist.

Mum Squad – fitness for mums – Sydney

Start getting fit as early as 6 weeks after bub is born. Professional minders look after junior while you work at getting your body back.

Prams in the Park – fitness personal training – Melbourne

Work out with other parents, with the expert guidance of a personal trainer.

Fit Mums – Canberra

Nannies entertain your children while the instructors help you get into shape.

Open Colleges

An accredited vocational training provider that has recently partnered with TAFE. Open Colleges delivers over 150 vocational and professional courses spanning diverse disciplines and industries.

Yoga – Australian Institute of Yoga TherapyVIC

Find out more about yoga therapies for adults and children, including yoga therapy for people with special needs. See the timetables for courses and classes.

Yoga class finder

New Zealand

Natural therapies directory

Learn more about natural therapies and natural health, including the benefits of various treatments. Find natural therapies and their practitioners New
Zealand-wide. This site has comprehensive descriptions and interesting articles about many of the natural therapies available in Aotearoa.

Aromatherapy

Click the link above for suppliers of aromatherapy services and products.

Yoga class finder

Yoga is one of the world’s oldest and most popular forms of natural therapies for the mind and body. Go to this site to find yoga classes and yoga events in your city.

Natural therapies – Wellpark College of natural therapies

All course are NZQA approved at this Auckland-based college of natural therapies. Book a low cost student treatment at the College’s Prema Clinic in Grey Lyn. The natural therapies available at the student clinic are: yoga; herbal medicine; Ayurveda; nutrition; massage and naturopathy.

Huggies is unable to endorse or accept responsibility for the accuracy of information contained in any of the websites listed.