About Mikaela

About Mikaela Duffy

About Mikaela

I grew up in the UK, and became interested in mind-body-health in my 20’s when I took a 2 year course in energetic healing.  This was a major turning point in my life, where I learned how to find and resolve blockages through colour, mineral and intuitive treatments.

I moved to Australia in 2004 to complete Bachelor Degrees in Naturopathy and Nutrition. I gained work experience at a boutique health retreat at the Sunshine Coast in the final year of my studies, and quickly felt drawn to women’s health, encompassing hormone balance, fertility support, pregnancy and postpartum care for the new mum and the babies.

I explored my passion for birthing through working as a doula, providing birth support to a women over a couple of years, which was exciting and fulfilling.  I later studied BodyTalk, an energetic modality using tapping, and find this to be an effective way of balancing both emotional and physical issues in combination with traditional herbal body treatments.

My journey continued

I attended a Herbal Apprenticeship programme on the Isle of Arran, Scotland in 2017, alongside just 2 other chosen students.  This deepened my learnings around herbs and their healing properties as we lived, breathed and meditated with plants for 2 months.  We learned to use wildcrafted herbs to make medicines for inside and outside the body, bringing a more rounded approach to how herbs can be used to heal.

I have travelled to the USA to study with well learned practitioners in traditional herbalism, which helps me to choose the ‘best possible fit’ for individuals, based on constitutions and body signs.  I love combining my scientific and pharmacology knowledge alongside this training, which is the foundation of my herbal work now.  I now love incorporating traditional body treatments within my clinic appointments.

I am trained in Mayan abdominal massage, a traditional practice which incorporates herbal steaming with specific readjustment techniques, to improve reproductive, digestive & hormonal health.

I use BioFeedback technology, to provide a visual 3D scan to find the potential root cause of health issues, and have ongoing training via the training institute in Denver Colorado to keep me up to date.

About my approach

I have a strong philosophy of ‘less is more‘ when it comes to supplementation, and am aware that my industry has gained a reputation for heavy selling and bags full of products.  By utilising the various tools of my practice, my focus is on finding the root cause to give advice that is practical and achievable.  I prefer a strong focus on food, lifestyle and energetic/body balancing as much as possible.

My learning will never stop! But that’s the fun part of the journey, and every patient teaches me something new. I am privileged to be able to be a part of people’s life journey, and hope to do so for a long time in the future.

Qualifications

  • BHSc – Nutrition (Endeavour College, Australia)
  • BHSc – Naturopathy (Endeavour College, Australia)
  • Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (IBA)
  • Mayan abdominal massage training
  • Doula Certificate (Optimum Birth)
  • Baby Massage Instructor (Infant Massage, Australia)
  • Vibrational Healing Practitioner (IACHT, UK)
  • Reiki Levels I & II

Find out more about my services including Naturopathy, Nutrition, BodyTalk and Herbal Body/massage Treatments.