Nature and Movement

0409 685 287


MOVE  INTO  NATURE


These sessions are suitable for those who need some assistance and motivation to get moving. Research has shown that exercising in a natural environment is particularly helpful for people who suffer from depression and/or anxiety. Studies from Japan, the US and Finland have shown reduction in the stress hormone cortisol, as a result of exposure to chemicals released by plants (phytoncides). The Japanese have a term for this - "Shinrin Yoku" or "Forest Bathing" where they immerse themselves in a natural environment for a sense of well being and to reduce stress levels.


My Nature and Movement sessions generally consist of:

1. Transport from your house to a bushland area with walking paths (15 km          radius of CBD);

2. A 20 min graded and assisted (if necessary) walk in a natural environment; 

3. 15 mins of resisted exercise;

4. 15 mins of stretching;

5.  Coffee or tea.

6. Transport home.


If it is a nice day and the birds and flowers are all out, we might just walk for the full hour and take a few rests if needed. If you are feeling stressed, we can do guided relaxation with the sounds of nature.

Total time 1.5 to 2 hours.


My working knowledge of Perth's Flora and Fauna, and my experience as an amateur photographer should make this an interesting and invigorating experience.


Cost $85 

                Mobile Eftpos, Cash or Cheque

                        Private Health Insurance rebates available

IF YOU ARE EXERCISING AND RECEIVING ADVICE UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF A PHYSIOTHERAPIST, IT COUNTS AS A STANDARD CONSULTATION, WHETHER WE ARE INDOORS OR OUTDOORS IN A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.



The photos below were taken at King's Park and Herdsman Lake