book a physiotherapy appointment today

FAQ on BODYTALK



Q: Briefly, can you tell me what BodyTalk is?

A: BodyTalk is a paradigm shift in approach to health – looking at the person as a whole, and appreciating that there are many intricacies within the body that are interlinked, for example the link between emotional and physical health. BodyTalk’s approach is holistic and considers the whole being, instead of focusing only on a single area of your body as the “problem”.

 

Q: Do you actually “talk” to various parts of my body?

A: No. I use a technique called muscle checking to identify and prioritize what needs to be balanced and where there might be communication breakdowns in your body’s systems.

 

Q: Do you use needles, herbs or oils?

A: BodyTalk is non-invasive, and does not involve needles, drugs or herbs. I use the muscles in your arm to acquire feedback from your body (muscle checking), and perform a light tapping technique on your head, chest (sternum) and stomach during a session. 

 

Q: Do I have to undergo some kind of hypnosis during a session?

A: You will be fully aware and awake throughout your BodyTalk session. There may be heightened sense of relaxation due to the therapeutic effect of the session.  Under no circumstances are you put under any self-compromising situations, nor will you be asked to do anything against your own will.

 

Q: Is BodyTalk like Reiki, where energy is channeled to a person’s body?

A: I would observe your body’s needs for rebalancing and focus on areas where there is a communication breakdown (eg. between the heart and the lungs), and help your body to re-establish those links on its own, by using a light tapping technique. BodyTalk works effectively to support your own body’s natural healing process. I do not channel energy.

 

Q: How soon can I feel the effects of a BodyTalk session?

A: The effects can be felt during a session, or over a period of time (few days, weeks, or months). Sometimes, it can take more than one session before you feel any effect. All this depends on your body.

 

Q: Are there any side effects or risks I should take note of?

A: You may feel a sense of deep relaxation or a sense of well-being after a session. Some possible physical effects from a BodyTalk session can be development of a mild fever, which usually clears within 24 hours, or an increase in passing motion/urine, or an increased sense of fatigue (which is the case in some individuals who are in constant state of stress).

 

Q: Where is BodyTalk available or practiced at?

A: BodyTalk was developed and founded in the 1990s by Dr John Veltheim in Australia. Dr Veltheim owned a very successful chiropractic clinic in Australia and was also the Principal of the Brisbane College of Acupuncture and Natural Therapies in Australia. In 1998, Dr Veltheim decided to move his BodyTalk practice to Florida, USA where he taught the BodyTalk System to processionals as well as lay people.  By 2009, there was over 160 instructors teaching in over 40 countries, in 10 languages.  There are presently 3 headquarters – USA, Germany and Australia


 Q: What does it take to be a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner?

A: Besides attendance at a very intensive and comprehensive course, the candidate would also have to sit for a practical and theory exam, and complete at least 50 clinical hours of sessions (needs to be documented and reviewed by mentor) to be qualified as a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner.

 



Back to Top

book a physiotherapy appointment today

Phoenix Rehab Singapore Core Services And Specializations

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

HAND THERAPY &  SPLINTING

Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations and custom made hand splints.



CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing.

It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)



DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood flow to tired , tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime. It also helps prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and future ruptures), and increases muscle performance. When done regularly it will keeps your muscles and you healthy and fit and have body/movement-confidence.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Having a dedicated personal trainer/personal training helps you get faster and better health, fitness and wellness results.

You can expect better fat loss and muscle gain, have reduced risks of injury, establish effective exercise and health habits as well as overcome those annoying "flatline plateus" to breakthrough to your next level of fitness and weight loss.

All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).

See our entire team here by location and specialization.

At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session. 

Follow up sessions are inline to provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

do Tell Your Family, Friends And Colleagues About Us =)

We appreciate you as a patient and want you to know that the #1 (and only) way we grow as a clinic is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.

We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients. When you have the opportunity, please take the time to tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our clinic.

book a physiotherapy appointment today