therapyworks sydney

Sydney’s Functional Medicine Experience

We tried out Sydney’s long-established health clinic, TherapyWorks, and our experience was truly amazing (not to mention the location, right across from Newport Beach!).

If you are considering attending therapy sessions to ease your pain, stress and exhaustion, TherapyWorks is the place to go!

TherapyWorks is a clinic based in Newport, Sydney and uniquely combines functional medicine and therapy to help patients receive personalised treatment. Functional medicine is a biology–based approach that focuses on resolving the root cause of a disease, and looking at the body from a holistic point of view. As a result, the practitioners at TherapyWorks are always looking to personalise your treatment and make sure your needs and wants are their priority.

Having had severe back pain for a few months and not the best sleep – perhaps due to all the sitting around at home – I finally decided to treat myself to a session at TherapyWorks. I had only heard good things about the three decade old health clinic and wanted a reputable practitioner to treat me for my first acupuncture experience.

From the moment I walked in, I felt like I was in the right hands, having been greeted by an incredibly welcoming reception team and introduced to Dr. Natalie Dalton (TCM) right away. It is also worth noting that all clients receive their treatments in a private room, meaning you’ll never be disturbed by any noisy conversations, nor be embarrassed if you end up falling asleep during your treatment.

Dr. Dalton, who is a fully qualified and registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, was extremely friendly and patient, and explained the whole acupuncture procedure to me – from its history to how it would be practiced on my body – while making sure I felt comfortable with the procedure before starting.

The acupuncture procedure itself was nothing short of what I imagined it would be – in fact the results surpassed my expectations by far. Many people may not know what to expect when being treated with acupuncture needles, however I found the experience highly educational and almost relaxing. Focusing on the pain in my lower back, Dr Dalton made sure to check up on me throughout the session to make sure I was always comfortable.

My biggest takeaway from my treatment session at TherapyWorks was that I entered the clinic feeling nervous and stressed, but came out with both my mind and body feeling the lightest it had been in a long while. 

Acupuncture is not the only therapy service provided at TherapyWorks. The health clinic also offers therapy services such as chinese herbs, kinesiology, naturopathy, physiotherapy and lymphatic drainage. 

They also offer a service to people going through cancer treatment – oncology acupuncture. While they are not treating cancer, they are treating patients going through chemotherapy as acupuncture does offset the side effects of chemotherapy. There is just so much that this clinic has to offer. 

All the experienced practitioners at TherapyWorks make sure your needs are attended to in a safe and comfortable environment, and that you know what is happening during the entire time of your session. 

At an affordable price point and convenient location, TherapyWorks provided me with an incredibly relaxing and effective functional medicine experience. Be sure to book an appointment before visiting – with so many therapy services on offer, not all are available every day.

– Richelle Lau
Richelle is a Sydney-based writer finishing up a degree in Journalism and International Studies, and is always keen to try out all the unique experiences Sydney has to offer.

You can find TherapyWorks at Suite 3b/367 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport NSW 2106 or call them on (02) 9999 5544.

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