Adolescent Health

As children transition into adulthood, they face increasing pressures from the world around them placing strain on their developing bodies. Alison has specialised in adolescent health for over twenty years and offers holistic treatments using Nutrition, Naturopathy, and Bowen therapy to improve sleep, reduce fatigue, and help teens feel happier, stronger and more focused.

Nutrition is the foundation of good health for children, teenagers and adults alike. A balanced diet with healthy snack options is particularly important during times of increased stress. Having worked with teenage clients for over 15 years, Alison has found that implementing just a few dietary changes can have profound health benefits, including increased concentration, improved mood and reduced fatigue at school and at home.  

It is well reported that people with psychological stress suffer a higher incidence and a greater severity of illness. So it’s no surprise many of Alison’s adolescent clients present with symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue, poor sleep, digestive disorders and depleted immune systems – especially in the lead up to and during exam time. While the phenomenon of stress-induced illness is universal, every client will present a unique symptom picture and so requires an individual treatment plan of nutritional supplements and herbal medicines to get their body back in balance.

Bowen therapy is a gentle form of body work that relaxes tight muscles and has a calming effect on the nervous system. Bowen therapy works by lowering stress response and bringing a sense of balance and grounding to the body. While dietary, nutritional and herbal remedies can take days or weeks to have a noticeable effect, Bowen has the benefit of working immediately to reduce stress levels and improve the quality of sleep.  

Alison has helped hundreds of teenagers to improve their sleep, reduce fatigue, and feel happier, stronger and more focused. Alison’s holistic approach to adolescent health offers teenagers the vital support they need in the demanding final years of school and helps to get their developing bodies back in balance.