Acupuncture is a subtle yet powerful therapy that treats symptoms as well as the underlying cause of health problems. At Central Coast Body Mechanics we frequently combine acupuncture with deep tissue massage and stretching to provide patients with optimum opportunity for recovery and health.








We draw from a variety of massage techniques including sports-remedial, deep tissue, Swedish, acupressure and lighter techniques including lymphatic drainage and polarity therapy. Choose to have massage only, or our signature treatment for injuries and pain which uses a powerful and effective combination of massage, acupuncture and stretching.




Stretching is arguably the most underrated physical therapy for anyone suffering from pain and dysfunction. Effective stretching techniques can bring immediate relief from many types of muscular tightness and pain. We offer therapeutic stretching in three different contexts: as part of our massage and acupuncture bodywork therapy, in our classes and also in one-on-one tuition.








If you're looking for a class that will give you maximum gains in flexibility in the shortest possible time, our Power Stretch classes are for you. Whether you're an elite or everyday athlete, a tradesman, mum or office worker, you will find Power Stretch challenging, immensely beneficial - and you'll feel great afterwards!


Reclaiming Wellness

This is an ongoing educational lecture series designed for people who are committed to creating health in their lives, presented by Tim Barrett.

This lecture series can be joined at any point and will be repeated 4 times throughout the year in conjunction with the school terms. This way weeks 5, 6, 7 & 8 can be done in one term and weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4 can be done in the following term.

​Term 3 begins on July 27th

​Term 4 begins on October 12th

Week 1: Understanding Chronic Disease and Auto-Immunity

​Scientific evidence is showing us that many chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's, dementia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, MS, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, heart disease and infertility are all based in an immune system dysfunction. Learn what the triggers for auto-immunity are so you can take steps to avoid oreven reverse some of these diseases.

​Week 2: The Gut and the Microbiome

​Learn about the microbiome - the trillions of bacteria in your gut - and how they have evolved with humans over many generations to create a symbiotic (life-enhancing) relationship with us that keeps us happy and healthy. Discover what you need to eat to promote good gut health and regulate your immune system.

Week 3: Stress and How to Manage It

​Stress is not inherently bad. It can be used as a guiding force in our life and can be decreased to help us cope with modern Western society. After many years of exploration with different styles of meditation, I have found a couple of practices that everyone can do!

​Week 4: Finding Emotional Balance

​By listening to our emotions we can find what we need in our lives, learn to create healthy boundaries and discover how to nourish ourselves from the inside out in order to create stability and calm. Presented by relationship coach, Angela Barrett from

​Week 5: Essential Body Maintenance.

​Our bodies were made to move. When we spend hours sitting, working on computers, driving cars and staring at down screens our body tightens and weakens in fairly predictable ways. By learning particular stretches and movement patterns we can continue to function well and be pain-free as we age.

Week 6: Relationship Upgrade

​Angela Barrett will help you discover how to be less reactive and more pro-active in relationships. You will learn essential concepts and skills  that will improve ALL of your relationships.

Week 7: Rejuvenation Through Sleep and Food

​Generally, as we age our quality of sleep deteriorates. Learn how to overcome the barriers to deep, rejuvenating sleep. You will also receive the knowledge to help you navigate the overload of information of what you should be eating. 

​Week 8: Vitality Creation

​Putting it all together, we look at practical steps to take do on a daily basis to move from symptom treatment (our current medical model) to Health Building and Vitality Creation so the symptoms stop occurring and so you can experience wellness for years to come. 



"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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