Ruth Howard

I am a local Hobart natural therapist who tailors individual stress management & chronic health programs to locals and visitors seeking therapeutic healing and relaxation.  I also offer work wellness solutions for small business in Hobart, Moonah, Glenorchy. 

I have observed that the combination of therapeutic remedial touch and exercise therapy plus dietary interventions work well for pain management, stress, chronic and acute health conditions alike. My clients find these changes collectively create much larger impact than they originally anticipated. We work on what you want to improve within the circumstances of your unique situation.

I look at the health of your bones, muscles, organs, tissues, glands, cellular health, dna, body ph, food intolerances, any toxicity, senses acuity, blood sugar level, sleep, qi (ki), meridians (the 5 elements), hara, tan tien/chakras, body micro biome and your mental health. 

A former aged care nurse, award winning chef and food science educator, I have taught healthy cooking and nutrition classes for primary,  high school students and mature adults. A massage therapist since 1984 and a shiatsu therapist, macrobiotic nutritionist and yoga therapist since 1992, I have always put culinary medicine and body work high on the map. 


My own healing journey to recover from gut illness, food sensitivities and 2 life threatening illnesses allowed me to understand the therapeutic benefits of shiatsu,  massage, kinesiology, movement & nutrition. 


Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:

Holistic Nutrition:

I emphasize the importance of local produce, where possible, seeds, nuts, beans, vegetables, meats, fish, healthy dairy, whole grains, high-quality proteins, cold pressed oils, seaweeds and water. I’ll work with the foods you like to cook and eat, any food cravings and introduce you to some of those foods that build and repair whilst, temporarily eliminating any inflammatory or disharmonious foods and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body! Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.

Therapeutic Touch:

Return your body's homeostasis, through therapeutic touch, using massage techniques, acupressure, kinesiology & gentle stretches to rebalance the body, create a state of health. Your body then heals itself! 

Corrective Exercise:

The stretches and exercises I recommend are based upon functional meridian yoga therapy and strength training. You work within YOUR limits and practice at home the balances, exercises, postures that assist your recovery depending upon your presenting symptoms. 

Call me to discuss your tailored Individual Health Plan or Work Wellness Program preferences. 

If you think you'll be a good fit to work with us drop me a line?  


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Ruth Howard, Natural Therapist

BA Design, FA Hons, dip Ed Food Science, Cert Cordon Bleu, Cert Trainer, Cert Macrobiotics, Dip Shiatsu Ryoho Functional Therapy, Cert Kinesiology, Cert Fields of Holistic Health

I am keen to assist you  with your health concerns so you can be pain free & clear all symptoms.  

Call me anytime, leave message or text, Ill get back as soon as I can, Ruth 0448043652

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