About Central Coast Body Mechanics


Tim Barrett

Tim is a qualified acupuncturist, massage therapist and Stretch Therapist with more than 30 years experience in the health and fitness industry. He has been providing top-quality health care on the Central Coast since 1996.

Tim's background in a variety of sports as both participant and trainer have given him a thorough understanding of the body, and how to keep the body and mind healthy. Tim has worked as a fitness instructor since 1983.

Tim became a massage therapist in 1996 and in 1999 became one of the first accredited instructors of Stretch Therapy (formerly known as Posture & Flexibility).

He completed a four-year Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture at the University of Technology in Sydney in 1999 and an advanced diploma in acupuncture at the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.

Tim has a diploma in yoga studies (Satyananda Yoga Australasia) and has studied various energy healing modalities including AcuEnergetics, a healing approach that integrates Chinese, Judaic, Indian and western healing traditions.

A former triathlete and personal trainer, Tim is married with two children and enjoys mountain bike riding and kayaking. In his spare time, he competes in extreme adventure and sports events.
 

Qualifications and associations

  • Diploma of Massage, Wholistic School of Healing Arts
  • Accredited Stretch Therapist and Teacher, Kit Laughlin’s Posture and Flexibility
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture, University of Technology Sydney
  • Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture, University of Guangzhou, China
  • Diploma Yoga Teacher Training, Satyananda Yoga Australasia
  • Member of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
  • Member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Testimonials

"Tim is the only health practitioner who has given me more than just minor relief for my degenerative spinal injury. He has provided meaningful assistance that has given immediate benefit and promoted recovery, and provided me with exercises to improve core strength…

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"Tim was recommended to my husband and I by a family member. Now we've recommended him to others who've also been really happy with the results they've had from seeing him. Tim is quite intuitive in how he treats people and treats…

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"Tim gets great results, is punctual and offers a really professional service in a lovely, relaxing environment. After seeing many therapists over the years, it was important for me as a woman to find someone I felt really comfortable with. I've definitely…

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"I have back and shoulder problems as a result of heavy trauma in the military and police, and needed to find someone to help me beyond what a physiotherapist could do. Tim has a very good understanding of the human body and…

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"I am a runner and triathlete and originally saw Tim for a hamstring injury. I'd had it for a year and had been through all the conventional medical treatments without any relief. Within a couple of weeks of seeing Tim, I was…

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"My work-related anxiety was getting so bad that I thought I might have to give up work. Thanks to Tim and the acupuncture and energy work he did on me, I am still happily doing my job."

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"I saw Tim when I was chronically ill with glandular fever. His combination of massage and acupuncture, combined with his knowledge of the energy systems of the body was a major contributor to my body starting to heal. He also help me…

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Tim Barrett

Acupuncture

Massage

Stretch Therapy