Mettā (Pali) or maitrī (Sanskrit)

  1. The philosophy and practice of promoting the interest and happiness of others.
  2. It is universal, unselfish and all embracing love
  3. A strong wish for the welfare and happiness of others without ever wanting anything return


Holistic therapy understands that healing is multifactorial and because of this we need to look at the whole person. We don’t live in an easy world. We run from one activity to another in an effort to tend to family, work and everything else that make up our complicated lives. Holistic therapy is understanding how we are living and how it will affect our healing journey.

Holistic therapy understands the idea that every system in the body works together, and to look simply at one of these systems we may not get to the heart of the issue. It takes into account all aspects of a person’s health; physical, mental and social. It isn’t just treating the symptoms, only for them to return in a few weeks, months or years, rather, holistic therapy attempts to address multiple contributing factors.


The underlying principles of Zen Thai Shiatsu are embedded in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM understands that the mind, body and spirit are one. Zen Thai Shiatsu follows the philosophy that, “the answers to life’s questions are in nature” and the TCM five elements; Earth, metal, water, wood and fire. Sessions provide a safe and open space to enhance self knowledge, understanding and acceptance, allowing a perfect platform to move towards well being.


CranionSacral therapy focuses on cultivating a harmonious and balanced movement of the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) rhythm. The overall intention is to normalise the movement, production and absorption of CSF. It is a subtle yet effective form of manual therapy that allows the body to move into a more calm and meditative state that is both healing and rejuvenating.


Metta Physiotherapy is able to assist a range of conditions throughout the body. However Ericka has a special interest in the head, neck and jaw. Issues ranging from; headaches, jaw pain, clicking jaw, locked jaw, neck pain, facial pain and vocal issues just to name a few.