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Natural Beauty Therapy

We now have a Beauty Therapist working upstairs at Freedom Chinese Medicine.  We believe that holistic health care includes what we put on our skin. Naturally, we have a beauty therapist who only uses skin care products that are health promoting.  She’d like to introduce herself to you:

Hi, my name is Yukie. I have been working in the beauty industry for over 10 years. My specialty area is facial treatments. I have carefully selected high-quality cosmetics and beauty equipment, made both in Australia and Japan, to ensure the best possible treatment for my clients regardless of their particular skin type or condition.

Recommended for anyone who…

  • needs to relax and unwind
  • is concerned about blemishes, wrinkles, sagging and dark circles
  • wants to turn back the clock
  • is looking for high quality anti-ageing skincare to use at home
  • does not want to undergo cosmetic surgery but wants to rejuvenate naturally

Uses vegan, organic, natural cosmetics

The treatment solutions used at Hint Beauty are carefully selected from organic and natural materials from around the globe, and do not contain mineral oils, harmful chemical ingredients, or parabens (preservatives).

The salon’s original skin care brand “Hint” is free of seven types of additive (artificial colour or fragrance, mineral oils, petroleum-based surfactant, alcohol, parabens, and UV absorber), and is a plant-derived, natural cosmetic product developed and manufactured in Japan. They are effective home-care cosmetics to ensure the “long-lasting effects of your salon treatment.”

Hint Beauty is located upstairs at Freedom Chinese Medicine. 261 Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe.

Introductory special:

Super Anti-ageing facial 60 mins usually $98 now $58.

On offer until 30/9/17. For appointments, contact Yukie direct on 0488 501 337. For more info visit www.hintbeauty.com.au.



What is Shiatsu?

The Japanese word ‘Shiatsu’ means ‘finger pressure’. Shiatsu is a form of hands-on bodywork that restores energy & balance throughout the body focusing on meridians and acupressure points. Shiatsu combines different techniques of pressures and assisted stretches designed to activate the body’s natural healing system.

Shiatsu is conducted with the client fully clothed lying on a futon mattress. So please wear loose comfortable clothing.

A comprehensive treatment usually lasts 1 to 1½ hours, and leaves you with a feeling of relief and relaxation.

Therapeutic exercises may be prescribed to assist you further. Simple dietary and lifestyle advice may also be given.

What to Expect

Each treatment is especially designed to meet your individual needs, taking into consideration your state of health, and any symptoms you may be experiencing.

Treatment will consist of a variety of shiatsu techniques using thumbs on acupressure points, palms of the hands, elbows and knees along with yoga-like stretches.  Moxa, cupping or spooning may also be used if required.

Benefits include:

Improved circulation
Sense of wellbeing
Increased energy
Improved sleep
Emotional stability
A profound effect on posture
Better digestive function

For Relief of:

Neck & shoulder tension
Back pain
Headaches and migraines
Tiredness & fatigue
Mental health issues
Women’s health
Menstrual irregularities
Digestive difficulties



By working on the meridians & acupuncture points using a variety of techniques, balance is restored to your body, mind & spirit, giving you a feeling of peace and relaxation.

Shiatsu is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at Freedom Chinese Medicine. $20 off Shiatsu Massage sessions with Andrew or Sue in October 2017! Not available with any other offer.

Call 9486 5966 or click here to book online.

Sugary food labels

Do you want to limit the amount of sugar in your family’s diet but get totally confused when looking at food products and labels at the supermarket?
Sugar comes in many disguises – there are 40+ names for different types of sugar that can be found in our food products – no wonder we are confused!

Some of the more common ones you will see are:
• Dextrose
• Fructose
• Sucrose
• Glucose
• Golden Syrup
• Maple Syrup
• Honey
• Malt
• Maltose
• Lactose
• Sugar
• Brown sugar
• Caster sugar
• Raw sugar

While some of these will be sugars that are found naturally in whole foods such as lactose in milk or fructose in whole fruits, others will have been added to the product by the manufacturer. Keep in mind that Lactose and fructose can also be added extras as well. AAAAARRRRHHHH

Food label guidelines do not enforce that added or natural sugars be listed separately although some manufacturers will clarify this information willingly.

Following are some tips to help identify the amount and type of sugar in a food:

1. Read the nutrition panel to identify the amount of sugar – does it meet the daily recommendations?

2. If the amount of sugar per 100g is more than 15g check the ingredients for what is natural from a whole food and what is added.

3. If a product states that it is all natural sugar – check the ingredients to see if it is from a whole food such as fruit or just fructose for example.

4. Natural sugar products can still exceed the recommended intakes.

5. To check similar items for one with less sugar – compare the 100g column on the nutrition panels for amount and then check the ingredients list for whole foods
Whole foods are whole fruits, vegetables, grains etc. A label may state that fructose from whole fruit or just the fruit. If it states fructose from fruit juice it will most likely be high in sugar.

If an ingredient is listed as just fructose or glucose it will most likely be added sugars.

This guide will help you to decipher labels while shopping.









For more clarification on food labels or most things health related, come and see our Naturopath Andrea Mallet. Call 9486 5966 to enquire or book.

Morning Cleansing Juice

Green JuiceIngredients

1 green apple (cored)
3 to 4 stalks of kale (or equivalent in spinach)
2 stalks Swiss chard
1/2 to 1 lemon (yellow rind removed)


1. Process everything through your juicer.
2. If using this juice as part a cleanse, strain this juice and dilute with equal parts of filtered water.
3.  If not juice fasting, you can consume this juice unstrained.