“Ignore your health and it will simply go away...”

ABOUT


Abe Pollak (ATMS, STAA) provides both remedial and relaxation massage therapy. He is specialised and experienced in various healing modalities, enabling him to ascertain the root causes, and use the most appropriate therapy for you. His caring, comprehensive and attentive nature has achieved positive, permanent results, where nothing else has worked; with adults and aged, frail and very young, sporting and pregnant.

He is registered with most health funds and conveniently located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, close to parking and public transport.

Located in the Bondi Junction, the Healing Touch Wellbeing Centre is centrally situated, close to Sydney City, Bondi and Double Bay.

Abe is qualified in a wide variety of complementary remedial therapies, enabling him to holistically address the physical as well as emotional aspects of your needs. He has many years of experience in providing empathetic and successful treatments.

If you have any of the following conditions, you no longer have to live with pain and discomfort:


Benefits of a "Healing Touch"


  • Qualified, experienced practitioner
  • Proven results and satisfied clients
  • Supporting you both physically and emotionally
  • Registered for Health Fund Rebates

Our services

  • Remedial-Sports-Massage
  • Bowen-Therapy
  • Myopractic-Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Hormonal-&-Fertility-Balancing
  • Lymphatic-Drainage
  • Ear-Candling
  • Emotional-Freedom-Technique-(EFT,-MTT)
  • Mini-Pick-me-ups
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Remedial and Sports Massage

Remedial, therapeutic and Rejuvenating Massage is a direct and non-intrusive therapy that rehabilitates and revitalises your body and mind. It can address specific, functional problems as well as general wellbeing. Massage also reduces the risk of illness or injury.

Massage is used on muscles and other soft tissues in a relaxed and enjoyable way to restore health. Systematically working on the muscles and other soft tissues of the body optimises the functioning of the various body systems. It eases the pain and discomfort of injuries, strains, accidents and illnesses to allow the body’s natural healing process to work most effectively.

It is used to help heal and/or manage the pain and discomfort of:

  • Work and sport induced injuries
  • Headaches
  • Stress related illnesses and emotional traumas
  • Sprains and joint pain
  • Adhesions
  • Back pain
  • Over-use and under-use pain and injuries
  • Pregnancy massage and reflexology
  • Baby massage

A regular massage used as a preventative measure, can improve the quality of your life. It can reduce tension, provide greater vitality and vigour, improve bodily functions and balance mind and body.

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapeutic Technique is a remarkable natural therapy. The practitioner utilises a sequence of safe, gentle moves over specific points to relieve pain and discomfort and correct many body disorders. This allows the healing process to progress for a fast and effective return to good health. It is used in the treatment of many health and sports problems.

By locating and releasing the various neuro-muscular imbalances throughout the body (not just at the site of pain or injury), the correct functioning of the whole(istic) body is facilitated, pain and symptoms vanish and energy levels and joy increase.

Being gentle and non-intrusive, the Bowen Technique can be used safely on anyone, from babies to the aged, athletes to the immobile, during pregnancy and for general health maintenance. It can be done over clothing and usually requires only two to four sessions to produce effective and lasting results. A regular maintenance session can be beneficial and enjoyable.

Bowen Therapy can be used to address numerous problems including:

  • Musculo-skeletal problems
  • Joint discomforts
  • Bronchial symptoms
  • Colic
  • Back pain
  • Bed wetting
  • Headache and migraine
  • Jaw constriction – clenching, grinding and clicking
  • Insomnia
  • Hormonal and fertility issues
  • Pregnancy backache and birth preparation
  • Sports injury or general accidents
  • Stress relief
  • Body balancing
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Ankle and knee pain
  • Many other illnesses and imbalances
  • For dogs and cats, Musculo-skeletal problems
Myopractic Therapy

Myopractic Therapy employs sound diagnostic and assessment methods together with “state of the art” cross-fibre muscle manipulation.

Using thumb and fingers, the therapist lightly releases neuro-muscular lesions, allowing soft tissue and bones to return to their correct positions, encouraging the body’s natural healing mechanism. It is a second generation technique based on the teachings of Tom Bowen as interpreted and evolved by Neil Skilbeck.

Being gentle and non-intrusive, it can be safely used on athletes, the frail, very young and elderly. It only requires a few sessions to produce effective and long lasting results.

These are just a few of the many disorders that respond well to Myopractic.

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Arm, hip and leg injuries
  • Postural imbalances and muscular pains
  • Pregnancy pains and stresses
  • Shoulder restrictions
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck and jaw pains
  • Stress and tension
  • Hormonal and fertility issues

Although relatively new, Myopractic Therapy achieves excellent results, often when “nothing else has worked”.

Reflexology

A combination of acupressure and massage, Reflexology is an ancient technique that identifies zones in the feet, hands and ears that are connected to body parts and organs. Reflexology postulates that these zones are a microcosm or map of the whole body. Stimulating these zones can have a healing effect on the whole body, as they connect energy pathways that travel through the body to particular organs, structures and glands.

By systematically massaging specific areas on the feet, the reflexologist locates weaknesses, stimulates the connecting energy system to the problem areas and improves health in an enjoyable and effective manner. Reflexology may be applied on it’s own or combined with other healing modalities for an enhanced affect.

Stress may be difficult to avoid, but Reflexology is a perfect way to diffuse our daily anxieties.

You may benefit from the following techniques that are adjuncts to your reflexology session:

Brazilian Toe Massage (rebalancing of body grids) and Metamorphic Technique (release of pre-natal patterns) also available.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of bodywork that has its origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine and the historical massage techniques of Japan. It is a deep and relaxing technique that is sensitively applied using hands, elbows and knees along the network of meridians and acupressure points through which vital energy (“Ki”) flows.

Shiatsu strengthens a person's innate healing power by freeing and balancing the energy flow along the meridian channels. Generally it is performed with the recipient lying comfortably dressed on a traditional Futon mat, on the floor, with the practitioner applying firm, steady pressure.

Shiatsu not only treats, but also prevents illness by aiding the body's natural forces to correct diseases, even before they become pathological. It can target general areas or specific points.

Hormonal & Fertility Balancing

Menopausal symptoms, period pains, fertility and pregnancy difficulties, endometriosis, prostate problems, incontinence – help may be at hand for all of these.

The Bowen Therapy has developed a series of treatments, which may assist in addressing and relieving these symptoms of imbalances in your hormonal system, not only for women, but men also.

If you are experiencing hot flushes, mood swings, irregular periods, vaginal dryness, night sweats, breast tenderness or loss of libido (in females and males) then the Bowen Therapy could help overcome these symptoms.

Period pain and irregular periods for the young and old need not be endured. Bowen Therapy has been proven to help women regulate their periods, reduce clotting and lessen associated pain. Incontinence in men & women, plus children’s bed wetting problems can be addressed with Bowen Therapy.

Fertility difficulties, pregnancy support and birth preparation can be aided with Bowen Therapy. Also, after a miscarriage or a termination, Bowen may help to accelerate recovery.

Lymphatic Drainage

The lymphatic system is our front line of defence in fighting bodily infections, detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body.

Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle whole body treatment that relaxes the nervous system and aids the body's immune system. It is highly recommended for those prone to and recovering from sore throats, colds, infections, on-going tiredness, excess fluids, low immunity, swollen nodes and also for the physically inactive.

A lymphatic drainage session (manual or Bowen Technique based) complements physical activities to promote better health, energy and joy. It can also be combined with other healing modalities.

Ear Candling

Ear candling is a relaxing and enjoyable way to soothe the sinuses, ears and head and calm and clear the mind. It is a less expensive alternative for alleviating symptoms such as earache, tinnitus, ear wax build up, sinusitis, glue ear, water in the ear, hearing difficulty, sore throat, headache/migraine and stress.

A long hollow candle, with a pure cotton wick, is gently placed in the ear canal, while the recipient lies on their side. The practitioner carefully lights the candle and monitors it. Concurrently, massage and lymphatic drainage of the ear, face and neck can be carried out. The overall sensation is pleasant and relaxing.

The healing effect is based on the simple laws of science. Under-pressure (vacuum), vibration and warmth are created in the ear by the lit candle. This gently massages the eardrums, stimulates the sinuses and vascular system and also aids the lymphatic system.

This safe and effective natural therapy, used in various cultures since ancient times, can be a pleasant and rewarding experience for adults as well as children.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, MTT)

EFT is a healing technique for addressing and relieving emotional and physical symptoms that may be acute or even long-standing. It is a revolutionary technique that is gentle and safe, having a rapid response. EFT may be effectively used on its own, or combined with other physical therapies to enhance both.

This Meridian Tapping Technique (MTT) is applied by gently tapping on a few specific face & body acupressure points while “tuning in” to the presenting problem. These points are used as the doorway to release & relieve these symptoms.

Disturbances to these energy pathways is considered to cause blocked negative emotions that in turn lead to an ongoing cycle of recurring illnesses which are difficult to correct, even though one is aware of its invalidity and negative affect on the body and emotions.

Once neutralized, the results are lasting (the memory remains, but the emotional charge disappears) and this creates positive changes to our thinking, reactions and general health.

EFT is quick and simple to learn and can be applied successfully as a self-help technique for the many daily stresses and problems, including fear, anger, procrastination and pain.

Mini Pick-me-ups

Bring some fresh energy & joy into your day with a short mini pick-me-up. Choose the one most appealing now:

  • Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage - massaging these areas not only feels good, but is also healing & uplifting.
  • Ampuku-Hara Acupressure- this Traditional Oriental Medicine, along the abdominal area, acceses the Meridian zones to stimulate & balance the "CHI"energy flow.
  • Reflexology - massaging the feet & hands feels good, while also stimulates the connecting energy system to improve health in an enjoyable and effective manner.
  • Holistic Pulsing and Palm Healing - gentle, energy- stimulating modalities, that can be incorporated into other techniques.
Relaxing and Rejuvenating massage

Remedial, therapeutic and Rejuvenating Massage is a direct and non-intrusive therapy that rehabilitates and revitalises your body and mind. It can address specific, functional problems as well as general wellbeing. Massage also reduces the risk of illness or injury.

Massage is used on muscles and other soft tissues in a relaxed and enjoyable way to restore health. Systematically working on the muscles and other soft tissues of the body optimises the functioning of the various body systems. It eases the pain and discomfort of injuries, strains, accidents and illnesses to allow the body’s natural healing process to work most effectively.

It is used to help heal and/or manage the pain and discomfort of:

  • Work and sport induced injuries
  • Headaches
  • Stress related illnesses and emotional traumas
  • Sprains and joint pain
  • Adhesions
  • Back pain
  • Over-use and under-use pain and injuries
  • Pregnancy massage and reflexology
  • Baby massage

A regular massage used as a preventative measure, can improve the quality of your life. It can reduce tension, provide greater vitality and vigour, improve bodily functions and balance mind and body.

My Aim And Philosophy

As a Remedial Therapist with many years of experience and learning, I have evolved my current understanding, that applying a healing touch with a caring, focused and joyous attitude is an essential part and catalyst for activating the healing process within you. I get joy from connecting with people and seeing the changes achieved in their physical conditions, emotional standing and every-day lives.

My primary aim is to address your presenting physical and/or emotional problems, by detecting and addressing the underlying cause/s, using the various techniques in which I am trained (including Remedial Massage, Bowen Technique, Emotional Freedom Technique, Shiatsu and Reflexology).

To be where I am now has been a long journey of self-development; from a 30 year career in mechanical engineering, where my life was a black-and-white judgemental state of right-and-wrongs, and the pleasures of life that were rather grey, but with a deep feeling that there is a lot more to life.

So I undertook numerous courses (to gratify my engineering, predominantly right-brain mind) and was fortunate to meet and have long, insightful discussions with a wonderful variety of “teachers”. This process, thankfully, is still in full swing – a work in progress. Subsequently, over 20 years ago, with the support of my wonderful wife and family, I commenced my new career in the “remedial” and healing field. This has been - and is - an extremely enjoyable and fulfilling self-growth journey for me, nourishing my body, mind, heart and soul.

Now, after years of working in this field with such a variety and number of people and deriving ever-increasing joy, peace and connectedness, my experience and intuition aid me in my chosen career.

It would be my pleasure to discuss and work with you in addressing your presenting symptoms, needs and desires and to achieve greater health, fulfilment and joy in your life.

Testimonials

  • B.E. Double Bay
    “I have been in private practice as a TCM Practitioner since 1992.I have known Abe for the past 10 years through his practices in Double Bay and Bondi Junction. As I regard his practice as complementing to my modalities, and known him to be an effective practitioner delivering good results to his clients, I have referred to Abe over the years without hesitations a few of my clients, always receiving a positive feedback. Moreover, I have had the pleasure to experience first hand his abilities while exchanging treatments on a regular basis in the past. Abe’s years of experience is testimony to his skill, and overall, his capabilities are reflected by the fact that the majority of his clients come through cross referral from either his wide client base as well as practitioners as me”.
    B.E. Double Bay
  • C.T., J.P., B.Sc. M. Chiro
    "If I sat for any period of time I had pains in my coccyx (tail bone) region. Being a chiropractor, I had my colleagues treat me. I only obtained temporary relief from their efforts. After only 5 treatments from Abe and in conjunction with the regular chiropractic adjustments I am 80% - 90% improved. Abe has various techniques which he uses for an individual's specific needs. This is why I refer to and receive treatment from Abe. He is a very concerned, genuine and kind person who has been gifted with therapeutic hands."
    C.T., J.P., B.Sc. M. Chiro
    Maroubra
  • M.L. Lane Cove
    "I suffered from cold sensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as well as high anxiety. After a 1 hour session with Abe I felt a 75% better rate of improvement than I had achieved with 6 months of acupuncture and physiotherapy. Best of all I am relaxed all over and feel so much healthier and so much happier. Abe has I been able to not only stabilise my condition but to correct it. His therapy sends 'positive' messages to my muscles, against all the 'negative' messages they are being bombarded"
    M.L. Lane Cove
  • P.B. Clovelly
    "I am a student who had continuing headaches, neck, back and leg pains. After only 3 sessions of Bowen Therapy 90% of the pain was gone. I sleep much better and am enjoying school and sport much more."
    P.B. Clovelly
  • A.M. Bronte
    "My grandmother is 88 and was suffering from a spine condition for years. This caused loss of mobility, pain when walking, knee pain and reduced strength in her right leg. After Abe used the Bowen technique on her for 6 treatments her symptoms improved so much she was not only able to walk a kilometre but negotiate steps and a hill which she hadn't been able to do for years. Abe is a dedicated professional, caring, compassionate and empathetic and always willing to spend that extra time that makes one feel like a person not a number."
    A.M. Bronte

Therapy Fees & Services

Cancelled & Missed Appointment Policy
Important Notice for All Patients

Kindly give 24 hours advance notice if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment time.
It is the policy of this practice to require 24 hours advance notice to be given for all appointment cancellations.
The policy for missed appointments is:

First Missed Appointment:
Client will be notified of policy regarding missed appointments.
No cancellation fee will be applied if client reschedules.

Second Missed Appointment:
Client will be required to pay a missed appointment fee, which is a minimum of half of the appointment fee.
Thank you for your understanding.

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