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Practitioners

Bart Melocco

BARTLEY MELOCCO

Bachelor of Health Science (UTS)

Bartley Melocco is the founder and principal Acupuncturist at Sevenways Health Centre in North Bondi, Sydney Australia.

Bartley created the Centre as a purpose-built space for a multidisciplinary clinic where practitioners could collaborate together to treat the community in Bondi. The Centre is staffed by a team of professionals who are highly experienced, patient focused and passionate about their fields.

Bartley’s interest in the human condition started while he was working behind the scenes as a construction rigger in the local and international rock ’n’ roll, film and television industries. He witnessed and experienced the many highs and lows of the lifestyle in these industries and the challenges for the physical and psychological health of both artists and crew.

During those periods of working long shifts Bartley found relief by receiving acupuncture treatment and it was while on a treatment table that he had an epiphany and decided on a career change that led him to study a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at UTS Sydney in 1998.

Over many years he has travelled extensively through Europe, Asia and South America studying yoga, vedic meditation, qigong and bio energetic healing.

After graduation Bartley worked as an acupuncturist for eight years in a busy practice in Mosman, on Sydney’s lower north shore, and for the last 10 years he has been the senior acupuncture practitioner at Sevenways Health Centre in North Bondi.

Bartley’s specialisation has developed through postgraduate education and current medical research. His musculoskeletal pain relief treatments originate from Master Tung through Dr Wei Young,  Five Element Spirit-based treatment from Prof Jack Worsley, through Mark Phillips & Gye Bennets, Neo Classical pulse diagnosis from Professor Leon Hammer and Dr John Shen through Karen Bilton for treatment of modern day pathologies.

Bartley is known locally in Bondi for his patient-focussed treatment and care. He empowers clients to look at their exercise routine, diet, lifestyle and work practices to help bring about a greater feeling of wellbeing and peace of mind.

He regularly works with GPs, psychologists, osteopaths, midwives and naturopaths to provide additional support for those with more complicated health conditions. His areas of specialisation include:

  • Musculoskeletal pain and sports injury
  • Women’s  health
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Fertility ( male and female)
  • Immune disorders
  • Pregnancy and postnatal care
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Digestion and nutrition

Bartley currently works as a volunteer providing acupuncture, lifestyle and nutritional advice on site for the kids in the Ways Centre in North Bondi (www.ways.org.au). 

Ways is a not-for-profit organisation providing onsite senior high school education, healthcare, counselling and support for at-risk kids from 14 to 17 years of age.

When not at Sevenways or volunteering at Ways Youth Service, Bartley can be found enjoying surfing with his family at Bondi Beach, working in the local community garden or walking his barmy chocolate labrador, Bella.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health of Science (UTS)
  • Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (ACNT)
  • Diploma of Hypnotherapy and Counselling (College of Hypnotic Sciences)
  • Cert. Master Tung Acupuncture (Dr.Wei Young)
  • Cert .Neo Classical Pulse Diagnosis ,Shen/Hammer (Karen Bilton Ph.D )
  • Cert. Fertility and IVF Support (Jane Lyttleton)
  • Cert . Pregnancy Support (Debra Betts)
  • Licensed Acupuncturist/Herbalist AACMA member 1891
  • AHPRA registered provider with all major private health insurance funds.
Desi Allen

DESIREE ALLEN

Dip. Rem. Mass.

Desiree is a Remedial, Sports and Pregnancy Massage Therapist with over 10 years experience. As a lover of many different sporting activities over the years both as a participant and an observer, I have a great understanding of muscle function.

My goal is to help retain balance in the body using a range of techniques and a broader holistic approach. I work with clients to reduce pain, tension, soreness, swelling, helping circulation, improving flexibility and all round just you feeling better is only the tip of the iceberg. I look forward to seeing you on the table.

  • Tafe Randwick Diploma Remedial Massage with Sport elective.
  • NSW School of Massage – Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Cupping Technique,  Level 1
  • Cert. Myofascial Advanced Pelvis.
  • Reiki / Seichim Levels 1 & 2
  • Brazilian Lymphatic Technique
  • Hot Stones Massage
Keren Wright

Keren Wright

BMSkH, PG Dip Osteo (NZ)

Keren is a qualified Osteopath who has a keen interest in paediatrics, women’s health, headaches and pain management. She has been involved in Osteopathy for over 6 years treating various musculoskeletal conditions. 

Keren graduated in the first group of graduates from the ARA Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand, studying a Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health, before continuing further to gain a Postgraduate diploma in Osteopathy. Following this she has completed certificates in pelvic health and paediatrics. 

While living in New Zealand Keren worked in a busy clinic that treated all ages, genders and presentations. Now living in Bondi, Sydney, she enjoys assisting the local community there .The unique approach of osteopathy allows her to treat each person according to their individual needs, and she encourages each person to collaborate with their treatment. Working with the patient to establish the most effective treatment and pathway to recovery, while empowering them to take control of their recovery. 

Keren loves the holistic approach and helping people understand why and how their body experiences pain. Since everyone is unique, collaborating with patients on their individual needs is crucial to her. Together, with the patient she will find the most effective ways to take control and understand their pain, using tailored techniques for each person.

Keren works with GPs, Acupuncturists, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Midwives, Naturopaths and Specialists to provide support within a multidisciplinary situation. Her areas of interest include:

  • Paediatrics
  • Womens Health
  • Headaches
  • Pain management

Keren is a certified member of Osteopathy Australia (OA) and registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Qualifications:

Bachelors of Musculoskeletal Health – ARA Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand 

Post-graduate diploma in Osteopathy – ARA Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand 

Pelvic workshop – Amanda Viedma-Dodd [ MOst BAppSci ]

Paediatric 101 course – Jamie Taylor [ DO ]

Certificate in Pre Health & Science – ARA Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand

Natascha_Krauss

Natascha Krauss

Hypnotherapist Dip. Naturopath Dip. Bachelor of Economics

Natascha is a full time Hypnotherapist and a passionate holistic health advocate.

She found her calling into the world of complementary health care and wellbeing many years ago while battling her own health challenges. During her childhood Natascha suffered severe pain issues which affected her mood and manifested in the skin causing acne and eczema on her body. In her twenties she was desperately trying to find a cure for her gut issues which had a significant impact on her life, because of this she studied Naturopathy Medicine. Later she found the missing link in her journey to being well mentally with Hypnotherapy treatment.So Natascha delved into the study of Hypnotherapy which is now her chosen profession.

 As a licensed Hypnotherapist working in an Integrative Medical Practice in Germany her main area of focus was treating patients’ physical pain symptoms with medical hypnotherapy. A process between the Practitioner and the Client to discover and integrate bodily symptoms with their mental & emotional wellbeing.

Now living and working in Bondi she is looking to enhance people’s lives in the local community here. As a Naturopath and Hypnotherapist she has extensively studied both the body and the mind to understand the inseparable connection between the two. In her day to day practice it remains clear that underlying emotions are one of the major blockages to physical health. She is a strong believer in the power of the subconscious mind as the greatest healer.

Hypnotherapy is a scientifically-proven therapy (See the Cochrane Report) with a high success rate that uses deep relaxation, focused attention, and suggestion to help you access your powerful subconscious mind and make positive changes in your body, thoughts and feelings. By creating new neurological pathways in the brain it gives you the possibility to break old patterns and replace them with new and healthy ones.

During a hypnosis session you will be guided into a state of deep relaxation, where your mind becomes more open and receptive to suggestions.

Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of sleep or unconsciousness. Instead, it is a state of focused awareness where you are fully awake and in control of your actions therefore fully safe and secure.

In her sessions she seeks to guide clients to access the root cause of their suffering and together help them to transform and resolve their issues. She combines medical and clinical Hypnotherapy to bring relief to medical conditions, clear the mind and lighten the body. She holds a safe space for her patients to release emotions and shift their energy.

Of utmost importance to her is the comfort and safety of her clients, hence she is always providing patient focussed individual care with her treatments.

The field of stress induced illnesses is a major focus point of her work.

Her areas of specialisation include:

  • gastrointestinal disorders
  • skin conditions
  • chronic pain
  • headaches
  • tinnitus
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • depression
  • fears + phobias
  • overthinking
  • smoking
  • overeating + weight loss
  • self confidence

Natascha is a member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapists.

Qualifications
  • Medical Hypnotherapy – HTI Dr. John Butler
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy – HTI Dr. John Butler
  • Advanced Analytical Hypnotherapy – HTI Dr. John Butler
  • Hypnotherapy Skills for Life Change – HTI Dr. John Butler
  • Mind Body Medicine – Dr. John Sarno
  • Stress Illness Recovery Practitioners’ Association Training
  • Licensed Naturopath – State of Germany
  • Orthomolecular Medicine – Naturopathy School Germany
  • Introduction to Psychology – University of Toronto

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