Alternate Footbath

An alternate footbath involves the use of two bowls of water (one hot, one cold) into which the patient’s feet are placed alternatively. The experience of moving between temperatures creates a sensory experience that gently awakens an inner equilibrium that particulary supports the Sense of Balance and the Sense of Warmth. Children find this a […]

Ginger Kidney Compress

This compress must be used with precaution and only if prescribed. The ginger can burn the skin of fair haired persons and in some people can be very disturbing on an physiological level. It is included on this website only for those who have been prescribed its use, in which case it can be highly […]

Managing Fever

Page 1 of this post links to a website by Dr David Martin who provides videos and clear facts and links to scientific research explaining that fever is an action of the body to overcome what is causing or could case illness, rather than fever itself being the illness. Ways to manage fever are discussed […]

Arnica for Bruises

Arnica lotions 10% (tinctures /essence) can be applied over bruises and impacted body parts as a compress to help recover from the trauma. It can be used for bruised or strained joints and post operative swelling. Do not use arnica over open wounds. If the injury is new and the site is hot and swollen […]

Quark Chest Compress

A quark chest compress is the application of quark cheese warmed to body temperature, spread on a cloth that is then folded over the cheese into a poultice shape, laid across the chest and kept warm. The quark has a drawing effect on fluid in the breasts and chest cavity. It creates a space for […]

Jungebad Oil Dispersion Baths

Jungebad is a specialised oil dispersion bath with body brushing that originates from Germany out of indications given by Rudolf Steiner. It is used as a complementary therapy in anthroposophic medicine to harmonise body warmth and thereby stimulate the body’s own processes towards healing and recovery. Jungebad is used for such things as to: Recover […]

Waldorf Early Childhood Education

There are 45 Steiner (Waldorf) Schools across Australia. I am fortunate and humbled to be working alongside educators and parents, holding reverence and wonder towards the ‘becoming’ of each individual child. “Becoming…” is the third film in a series of short films produced on the occasion of the centenary of Waldorf Education under the direction […]

Sphagnum Protective Skin Lotion

Short, regular, massage applications of a protective lotion provide an experience of the body as well as a buffer to preserve the forces needed for growth and maintaining health. Touch brings awareness to the periphery and body parts in which pressure is applied. Developing whole body awareness is part of healthy child development. In adults […]

Nutritional Bath with Raw Cows Milk

A potent therapeutic bath best given weekly for 7 weeks on the same day each week where possible. It supports rehabilitation post any illness as well as general health throughout changes of season, especially spring. A nutritional bath uses 1 cup of raw bath milk, egg, honey and lemon. Follow the instructions closely to gain the most benefit […]

Chamomile Abdominal Compress

A chamomile compress helps the nervous system quieten, and improves digestion. It is highly valuable for insomnia, pain related to menstruation, for people with poor digestion due to nervousness, or after a busy day studying. It affects the Sense of Movement and Sight by harmonising the relationship between environmental stimulus and the sensory processing that […]

Lemon Footbath

  The lemon footbath is an easy, yet powerful treatment to harmonise body warmth. The result is the experience of being grounded. Use it at times of change or transition when you need help to leave one activity and move onto the next. It is perfect to give before bed to promote relaxation, when a […]