Nori has been passionate about the benefits of massage for several years before she decided seriously on a career change. While still working full-time, she applied to study Traditional Chinese Medicine in Brisbane, and in 2022 with her friend Ada, founded Amber & Flow.
Her interest in traditional Chinese medicine was not a coincidence because she practiced reflexology as far back as 1995 after being gifted a book on this topic.
In the book she found many tips that helped her children when they were coming down with fever, cold and cough. She used acupressure points to induce phlegm to clear their lungs, was helpful for their bedtime routine.
Combined with Western medicinal practice, she found traditional methods worked wonders. This was the start of her TCM journey.
How It All Started
Nori focuses her TCM practice on post-natal recovery for mothers. At present, Covid-19 has made it difficulty for mothers to seek help and support from their parents or friends, as well as journeying to therapy or wellness services. So, Nori took it upon herself to provide a mobile wellness service, visiting new mothers in their homes. She observed that many new mothers are ill-prepared to cope with their newborns, such as learning breastfeeding techniques and adjusting to new routines that comes with motherhood. Besides providing these mothers Tui Na and Acupuncture, Nori has been providing guidance on posture, and methods to increase the flow of breast milk. However, she found that for the most part, mothers appreciated the rest and healing provided by traditional Chinese medicine.
Whilst being at her clients’ homes, other family members can get their a chance at being treated for other ailments such as muscular and joint pains, fatigue, and low energy – like the Mr. Dad who also hasn’t been sleeping, looking after the new bub! Chinese massage, acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping are some of the methods she frequently uses.