The Sanctuary Difference
Sanctuary is different from your typical medical practice. From the moment you step into Sanctuary you will notice this. Not only do we look different but we are different. Here are just 10 ways we are different:
Sanctuary is a medical practice about a better way of health. We have a unique philosophy.
Imagine a medical practice that measures its success by having people not needing to come back. Our goal is to lead people to live healthier and happier. We believe in some underlying principles to deliver this.
- Whole person health. We regard health in a wholistic way. That is the combination and importance of all the elements; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
- Lifestyle Medicine. We believe optimal health is achieved by making positive changes to our lifestyle. Food, movement, exercise, sleep, relaxation, relationships, positive outlook, and work life balance are some of our focus areas.
- Abundant Living. We believe true health is more than the absence of disease. It’s living the best life we can by making the best choices for our health and wellbeing.
- Genuine Care. We believe that life is a gift and that everyone should be nurtured and respected because of the infinite value their life represents. We genuinely care about having a positive impact on those around us.
Sanctuary is a medical practice with kettlebells!
Imagine a medical practice where you can get personally coached by an Exercise Physiologist (EP). Most people don’t know that EPs are university trained and accredited professionals. Our EP knows exactly was sort of exercises should be “prescribed” to suit your health condition and help meet your goals. Exercise has been proven to help a number of health issues. See this video link to understand why we believe exercise is the new medicine.
Sanctuary is a medical practice with a waiting area that feels like a hotel lounge.
Imagine a medical practice where you can wait in comfort and read the latest magazine while enjoying complimentary refreshments. The minute you walk into Sanctuary, you will feel a welcoming sense of warmth and calm. Our friendly reception staff are available to assist you and the waiting area offers a place to rest and relax prior to your appointment. Look through our gallery and see for yourself.
Sanctuary is a medical practice where you can get a massage!
Imagine a medical practice where you can get a massage or facial. We believe massage and skin health offer more than just pampering. Research has shown that regular massage is extremely therapeutic. Read our blog about this very topic. That’s why Sanctuary has qualified massage and skin health therapists on hand.
Sanctuary is a medical practice that writes recipes!
Imagine a medical practice where you can get a personalised nutrition plan. Many people think you would only see a Dietitian if you have a food allergy or intolerance. Dietitians can do much more than that. Our Dietitian can help you with meal planning, strategies to eat for weight management, establishing a food diary, reviewing portion control and more. You will have access to a number of Sanitarium resources such as newsletters, recipes, research articles and more.
Sanctuary is a medical practice that goes beyond physical wellbeing
Imagine a medical practice where the practitioners understand the connection between physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. At Sanctuary we believe this is so critical, we have our own Clinical Psychologist. We believe the key to true health incorporates a healthy mind. With stress and anxiety conditions becoming more prevalent, the need to keep mentally and emotionally healthy is key to overall health.
Sanctuary is a medical practice with a weight loss program!
Imagine a medical practice where you can do a weight loss program that gives you more support from more professionals. We believe long term weight loss isn’t just about strict dieting or a crazy exercise regime. There’s a significant medical and psychological component as well as a significant emphasis (naturally) on food and movement. With our More is Less 12 week program you receive ongoing support from our Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Psychologist and GP. That’s why we believe we give you more…so you will weigh less!
Sanctuary is a medical practice with cooking classes!
Imagine a medical practice where you can do a cooking class that provides you with some new recipe ideas for whatever your situation – whether you are cooking for one, keen to “go green” & eat more vegetarian meals or wanting to prepare healthy food to manage a condition such as diabetes or heart disease. Sanctuary is fully equipped to provide a range of cooking workshops with a dedicated lifestyle studio and demonstration kitchen available.
Sanctuary is a medical practice with Pilates!
Imagine a medical practice where you can do Pilates, or other exercise classes. Regular exercise is such an important part of wellbeing we want to encourage you to make it happen.
Our range of exercise classes has continued to grow as clients appreciate the professionalism and expertise of our instructors and the friendliness and intimacy of our small groups. We also have a focus on new mums by having classes where mums can bring their little ones; Parents and Prams & Pilates with Bubs. Find out more about our exercise classes.
Sanctuary is a medical practice that makes the most of your health fund!
Imagine a medical practice where all the practitioners are qualified and accredited so you are not only in the best of hands, but you have the additional benefit of being able to claim through your health fund*. Our expert practitioners offer a range of services that complement our General Practice. Sanctuary Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologist, & Massage Therapists are all accredited with their relevant bodies, meaning they keep abreast of latest information and best practice. Sanctuary practitioners also pride themselves on exceptional customer service so you will always feel well taken care of.
(*dependant on your health fund)