Susan is an Institute qualified Biochemic Therapist using Facial Diagnostics. Also Diploma qualified in Bowen Therapy, specializing in Mum's-to-be and Baby Bowen.
More than 150 years ago Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler from Oldenburg in Germany established that there are 12 essential minerals in our body. We need them all - in the right balance - to keep healthy in body and mind. If you don’t eat well; work hard; stress and worry about things; or sit in front of a computer all day; or if you don’t sleep well; it can deplete you of these essential minerals! You then develop niggling symptoms that only seem to get worse over time. Often the focus is on the symptoms and never really targets the cause. Note: Minerals do not interact in any way with medications you may be taking.
How can I help you?
Mineral Therapy covers many conditions from A – Z, here are only a few:
These are clear signs you may be mineral deficient. It’s quite easy to correct a deficiency!
- Stress and sleep disorders Read my blog
- Do you crave foods (salty, spicy or sweet i.e. chocolate, cakes, etc)?
- Do you feel tired after a meal?
- Suffer from anxiety and depression
- Have digestive problems?
- Sweaty hands and smelly sweaty feet?
- Stiff neck & headaches all the time (or perhaps, migraines)?
- Always the one to catch the cold/flu that’s going around?
- Wounds that just won’t heal?
- Acute and chronic fatigue
- Are your hands and feet often swollen (oedema)?
- Extra weight around the middle, puffy bags under your eyes?
- Skin conditions, cellulite, hair loss, fragile nails, wrinkles?
- Do you suffer from itchy skin, eczema or psoriasis?
- Prolapsed uterus or dropped bladder
- Menstrual difficulties (PMS, Cramping, Amenorrhea)
- Menopausal symptoms (including heavy sweating)?
- Pre and post natal care (Mum, Bub and Minerals!) Read my blog
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What do Minerals do?
Minerals are essential for growth, healing, vitality and wellbeing. They provide structural support in your bones and teeth, and they maintain your body's pH and water balance, nerve activity, muscle contractions, energy production and enzyme reactions. They are the basic ‘spark plugs' of the chemistry of life.
What happens if you are lacking minerals ?
Many health conditions are aggravated by mineral imbalances and toxic metal excesses, including cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, learning difficulties and hyperactivity in children, to name just a few.
Ideally you should get all the minerals you need from a balanced diet. Unfortunately today this is rarely possible. Modern farming techniques, fertilisers and depleted soils reduce the mineral content of foods. Environmental pollutants, chemical food additives and stressful lifestyles also have a detrimental effect on your nutritional status.
Nutrition involves more than eating three meals a day, relying on ‘good’ food, or randomly taking supplements. Vitamins and minerals are essential to good health, but how they function together is essential to our health and wellbeing.
Care is needed as the use of dietary supplements can induce deficiencies, especially when large intakes of single vitamins or minerals are taken. For example large doses of Vitamin C may help alleviate the symptoms of a cold or flu, but it can lower copper in the body making you more susceptible to bacterial infections. Too much calcium (for brittle bones or osteoarthritis) can actually lead to a deficiency of phosphorus and magnesium, contributing to the very condition you are trying to prevent.
Many people are led to believe they are depleted in vitamins, when in reality it is more likely to be minerals. (Typical supplements today contain a variety of minerals and vitamins, and may have ingredients which can actually cancel one another out).
The Benefits gained from Mineral Supplementation
The benefits of Mineral Therapy, when properly prescribed by an Institute Qualified Therapist, are astounding. Providing your body with any deficient minerals that are essential for cellular health, can restore your immune system and enable your body to function as it should.
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How I determine what you need
By developing a comprehensive analysis from your health history, dietary intake, etc, it reveals minerals specific to your needs. On your first visit facial diagnostic photos are taken along with your case history and concerns. A detailed questionnaire is provided so it can be completed in the privacy of your own home, and will be posted back to us (in a reply paid envelope) for analysis before you come for your second consultation. The more detail you provide, the more accurate is your diagnosis.
Facial diagnostics is an accurate method of defining your mineral deficiencies – as changes show clearly in various areas of your face, (see pictures opposite) e.g. colour around the eyes; lips; tongue; types of wrinkles in various areas; etc. Photos are taken on your initial consultation, of your face; one front on and one side on so the inner corner of your eye and your ear are both visible in the same photo; and another photo of your tongue. No makeup or moisturizer please as this alters important definitions and colours of the face.
If a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is also required, a sample sachet envelope (with instructions) will be provided. A hair sample, analysed and interpreted, can provide specific information about your metabolic and nutritional status. This includes the effects of diet, nutritional supplementation, stress, toxic metal exposure and even inherited mineral patterns.
Advantages of hair analysis
- Hair analysis is more cost effective than trace mineral testing through other means
- Hair specimens can be collected more quickly and easily than blood, urine or any other tissue
- Long term deviations of minerals are more easily detected in hair than blood
- Hair provides a record of past as well as present trace elements levels
- Hair is invaluable in the assessment of toxic metal levels
- Concentrations of most elements in the hair are significantly higher (providing a better picture) than those found in the blood and other tissues
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Is blood as good an indicator of mineral status as hair?
The blood and serum do contain minerals, but they may not be completely representative of the body’s mineral storage. In many cases, the serum level of minerals is maintained at the expense of tissue storage. Serum/blood concentrations may fluctuate with emotional changes, the time of day the blood is drawn, or foods eaten prior to taking a sample. Even the blood drawing technique can cause magnesium levels to rise the longer the tourniquet is applied. Iron deficiency symptoms can be present long before low serum levels can be detected. How do I take tissue salt minerals?
They are easy to take as they dissolve in the mouth and absorbed directly into the blood where they are more effective (they must NOT be swallowed). So no matter the age (infants, children or adults) all can benefit. How long do tissue salts take to work?
In acute situations - possibly within minutes! (e.g. reducing temperature)Will I become dependent on tissue salts or supplements?
You cannot become dependent on them;What about the medications I'm already taking?
Tissue Salts can be taken with any medicationsHow long do I have to take them for?
Firstly, they do not have to be 'taken for the rest of your life'; However, it can takes weeks or months. In cases of chronic illness or symptoms, it usually takes longer to rebuild and purify the system, (everyone is different), but the more regular you take them, the better the results.Can everyone take Tissue Salts?
Diabetics can take the tissue salts, as each tablet is equivalent to only 0.021BU. If you are lactose intolerant or gluten intolerant, this can be a sign of mineral deficiency - they are absorbed via the tissues of the mouth directly into the bloodstream, therefore do not impact on the intestines.Where do I get Tissue Salts from?
We use only the tried and proven minerals produced in Germany by DHU in accordance with the Dr. Schuessler formulation.
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Initial consultation for Mineral Deficiencies or Imbalances:
Allow 1 hour. A case history is taken and notes recording your concerns. Mineral Therapy is explained and any questions responded to. At this appointment you will have your photograph taken (facial diagnostics so no makeup or moisturiser please). You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire of past and current symptoms in the comfort of your own home and post it back to us in a prepaid envelope. It is important to get this back to us as soon as possible so assessments can begin.
Note: If a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is also required, you will be provided with a sample sachet envelope (with instructions so you can carry this out at home) and this can then be sent safely by post to the laboratory. HTMA results will be sent to our clinic (it takes about 2-3 weeks) so an appointment can then be made where amalgamated results can be discussed. You will receive your own copy of the HTMA to keep.
Allow 1 hour. Results are reviewed and a plan of action regarding supplementation (and diet suggestions) will be outlined and discussed with you at this appointment. If not in stock, the correct supplementation will be ordered for you and you will be kept informed as soon as they are available to be collected and paid for.
3 month Consult/Review:
A further appointment will be made for approximately 3 months time, as your metabolism may take several months to achieve long lasting results. Our bodies have trillions of cells that require minerals to properly function and if deficient or chemically out of balance (and depending on how long that deficiency has been in evidence), may require several months to gain recovery from the symptoms that have been afflicting you. Note: If considered necessary a comparison HTMA can be ordered, which will show your metabolic progress.
Contact us today for more information or to book your appointment
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I am now 64. Since I was in my late 20s, come summer or winter, I would come over very hot with my face and arms in a sweat. It would only last about 2 to 3 minutes.
Over the years, doctors said there was nothing I could do. Therefore it became a way of life. That was until I met Susan ... (April 2013). Susan explained about the balance of minerals. How Susan was explaining about the body and the deficiency of minerals all made sense. Within the second week I was only getting very hot, most of all, there was no sweat. I can live with getting hot. After all these years, I am not embarrassed when I become hot. I am so please I met you Susan.
Thank you, Cheryl.
Note: Minerals take a while to carry out metabolic changes. More transformations may continue to occur for Cheryl over time, so other symptoms will likely disappear if she continues treating her deficiencies.
Baby and the Importance of Minerals
Note: No doubt you want the very best for your baby and the very first step is to ensure that YOU are the healthiest you can be. Mother Nature will look after the development of the foetus first, before mum, so if you do not have sufficient mineral resources, then your reserves are literally ‘plundered’. It stands to reason to keep your mineral metabolism in balance. This client benefited from Bowen and Mineral therapy! Here is her story:
I've had Bowen Therapy before, mostly for relaxation and general wellbeing. I decided in May 2013 to try Brilliant Living Solutions due to its location. This Bowen treatment seemed to be more beneficial compared to previous treatment.
My partner and I had been trying to start a family and not knowing if this would take a long time Susan suggested that Hormonal Bowen treatment might help (with ovulation, etc,). Within 3 months I was pregnant and my baby is now due anytime soon (in late May)!!
I also discussed my anxiety, sleeping problems and fluid retention with Susan, who explained the benefits of mineral therapy with me that would not only benefit me, but the health of my baby. I decided to give it a go as I’m always striving to eliminate my anxiety.
After taking the minerals for about 3-4 weeks I noticed subtle changes: going straight to sleep; better sleep; feeling good at work; thinking less of work and less of unnecessary things; no stomach cramps from food and a less puffy looking face. My anxiety seems to be a thing of the past.
I continued mineral therapy and specific ‘Pregnancy Bowen’ throughout my pregnancy and felt very fit and healthy with no back pain or swelling and sleeping really well. I did include lots of exercise and drinking plenty of water during this treatment. I would highly recommend Bowen Therapy whilst pregnant.
Stress and sleep disorder
I tried Bowen with Susan, for the first time in Jan 2012 as I had suffered from severely aching legs and sciatica since about the age of 11. After many tests and NO results, the doctors seemed to conclude it was 'all in my head" - in other words they were unable to help.
My legs had always been a problem and having a car accident at about 13 didn't help (ran over my legs). The pain was constant and the only way I could sleep at night was to put my legs up against the wall for 30-40 mins, which would provide some relief (allowing about an hour's sleep), before I would have to go through the routine again. Not much sleep for years really.
Bowen helped to some degree (certainly with the sciatica), but it wasn’t until Susan put me onto minerals in January 2013 that I noticed a marked improvement. It was slow at first and she assured me that if I stuck with it, it should help improve my aching legs and therefore my ability to sleep. Since taking the minerals I've noticed improvement in things I didn’t expect. My eczema improved and I no longer bite my nails.
More importantly, as the muscle pain receded my sleeping improved. Within twelve months I was sleeping at least 7-8 hours a night. I no longer had to put my legs up against the wall and pain medication is now seldom required. I can leave off the minerals for longer periods, so I can now see the future being consistently pain free, with quality sleep. The minerals will always be there if needed, but I will no longer be reliant on them like I have been on the drugs.
In cases of chronic illness it takes longer to rebuild and purify the system. This client is in her 40s and has suffered for over 30 years, so the process has taken longer than usual. While it has taken over a year to gain these results, it is the first time she has been able to sleep properly. She will not have to take the minerals ‘for the rest of her life’. They are natural to the body and do not interfere with any medications. I’ve also noted her skin is now markedly brighter, ‘fresher’ and more luminous. Her voice is stronger and more ‘determined’, as is her manner, which was highly likely due to long term sleep deprivation.
It is worth mentioning that in some cases (not this lady), if any mineral deficiency is severe enough for long enough, it can actually impact on manner and personality, such as someone being a procrastinator, or having a fear of failure, or even setting self imposed restrictions or barriers.
Client comments during feedback consults
"My boils have completely disappeared after only 2 weeks, I can't believe it. There are only some skin marks left now." - DM
"Before, I couldn't bear to work past 5pm I was so stressed. Now I'm able to stay at work longer and achieve so much more. My thinking is clearer, I'm more efficient and productive." - Regional Manager, SW
"Are you sure there's no valium in these minerals? I'm so calm, relaxed and sleeping so deeply now." CW
"I'm finally sleeping up to 7 hours a night. After 30 years of only getting 2 hours at a time, I'm a different person." DH
"It took 6 months, but after waking with leg cramps every single night for 8 years and taking different types of magnesium all that time with no result, I'm thrilled!" SC
Note: The combination of Bowen & Minerals complements each other superbly as this client (below) was mineral deficient as well as having developed negative muscle 'patterning'. Minerals are subtle in their biochemistry on the body, synergistically supporting the Bowen treatments. She is now choosing to return for a 'maintenance' type treatment every couple of months. She is still taking the minerals as she has noticed an improved deep-sleep pattern. Here is her story:
I have lived with chronic pain for more than 10 years. The pain was worst at night, limiting my ability to sleep. I have tried the medical profession, who investigated for “nasties”, and finding nothing just gave me drugs to help deaden the pain and knock me out. I tried physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, acupuncture, Pilates, Tai Chi, swimming and gym. Some of these things reduced the problem for a short time, but then it came back. Some helped me cope; but still gradually it was getting worse. I was unable to sleep on my back, or on my left side at all, and could manage half an hour on my right side and a little longer on my stomach. I was getting spasms when I walked, and gradually my function was deteriorating and the future was looking pretty grim.
I hadn't tried Bowen Therapy or Tissue salts. Susan did a thorough assessment and started me on tissue salts. Nothing dramatic, so we decided to try the Bowen as well, as the body was so locked in bad patterns and dysfunctional muscle spasms, that it needed more help to release itself. I had 9 treatments over 5 months. Each session Susan would listen intently and attempt to understand every little ache and pain I described. She would try moves that she thought would help, and if she didn't know she went to no end of trouble to try and find out what might be causing the pain and (develop) strategies to work on it. Gradually over the weeks the muscles relaxed and the body began to right itself. Like pealing the layers of an onion, she worked through each issue as it presented and released the muscles and thereby the pain. I was able to sleep on my left side again for the first time in 5 years. I have even managed to sleep for 8 hours in one go, although not consistently. I no longer take the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or the heavy duty pain medication the Dr had prescribed. My posture has improved and I can walk without spasms. I am not totally pain free, but my quality of life is so much improved I am eternally grateful, as it is only these things (minerals & Bowen) that have managed to sustain an improvement for more than a few weeks. PD
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