What is the Horstmann Technique?
The Horstmann Technique is an energy-based bodywork therapy that helps release blocked emotional and mental stresses that may be stored in the joints, muscles and ligaments of the back, neck, shoulders, or feet.The philosophy of the Horstmann Technique is that our body’s muscles, ligaments and joints may store blocked energy from stressful life experiences. But you don’t need to believe in this aspect for Horstmann to work on your physical issues.
How will it help me?
If you suffer from back, neck, or shoulder pain, you may get relief where other modalities have not succeeded. Horstmann is a powerful process so the results reveal themselves over the few days following a treatment. It’s a good idea to not have other therapies during this time. This way you can see if Horstmann is working for you.
What does it feel like?
The therapist lightly holds specific energy points on the body while gently moving the limbs. It is done fully clothed (pants or leggings are best). You will feel a light touch on the energy points, and you’ll feel very relaxed during and after the treatment. The treatment room is a peaceful, relaxing space, and is set up with a ‘power lift’ contoured table. A heated blanket is on the bed, as well as a light cover blanket if you get cold (some clients do during this sort of treatment).
How did we discover Horstmann Technique?
About 12 years ago Virginia had a frozen shoulder. She couldn’t put her hand behind her back to put her bra on, or hang out the washing. She spent at least $1500 on massage and physio, neither of which worked. Then Virginia discovered Horstmann Technique with a therapist in Kambah (who has since retired), and her frozen shoulder was resolved in about five sessions!
Julian and Virginia were always intrigued by Horstmann and did some training in Adelaide. Julian discovered he was naturally and intuitively good at it, and Virginia realised she preferred to be a client. She went on to train in CALLANETICS®, with fully functioning shoulders!
Julian trained in Horstmann one-on-one with the founder, Trish Trowbridge, in Tasmania in 2017. An army officer by day, Julian is an intuitive and gifted practitioner, and takes up to four clients a week in the evenings and some Saturday mornings.
Appointments are usually 50-60 minutes. Payment is with cash or credit card at time of appointment.
NOTE: As Julian has only four appointments a week, 24 hours notice is required for cancellation, or a $20 fee may be charged.
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$60 standard fee
$25 introductory appointment for current CALLANETICS® clients
$110 for a one-off package of three follow-up appointments
$45 for current CALLANETICS® clients
$60 standard fee
Mondays 6–7pm, 7.30–8.30pm
Every second Wednesday, 6–7pm, 7.30–8.30pm
Every second Saturday, 9–10am, and 10.30–11.30am