Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp - Health Spa - TCM - TEM
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp - Health Spa - TCM - TEM

Traditional Chinese & European Medicine

East Meets West

A quintessential element of the spa concept combines Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional European Medicine administered by a team of highly qualified and experienced therapists. Holistic medicine and TCM practitioner, Xavier Le Clef, has been studying and practising acupuncture, Chinese energetic medicine, osteopathy, kinesiology and physiotherapy for 25 years. His personal, caring approach supports clients dealing with a wide range of issues.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

During an in-depth consultation, TCM assessment techniques and your medical history provide Xavier with the information he requires to draw up a schedule of treatments. Additional diagnostic methods are also available.

Traditional European Medicine (TEM)

TEM takes us back to our botanical roots, celebrating the healing plants that have grown here since the monks first chose to settle on this venerable site. Of course, Traditional European Medicine goes back much further even than that.

The Perfect Combo

A Passion For Nature

Our passion for the best quality, natural, sustainable and effective remedies feeds into our approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with our Botanical Signature Treatment offering the perfect amalgamation of both TCM and Traditional European Medicine.

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TCM & TEM Treatments

An extraordinary partnership of two seemingly disparate worlds: we combine the best of two ancient healing arts, Traditional European Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM teaches us that energy – Qi – flows through the body’s meridian system, and that obstructions within it lead to discomfort and ill-health. Massage techniques developed to stimulate specific points along the meridians help to remove these blockages and restore the flow of Qi. TEM, on the other hand, is based on thousands of years of herbal lore, so we apply healing herbal essences and botanicals to bring about an even greater sense of wellbeing.

120 minutes | €240

Restore your life energy, or Qi, with the ancient Chinese practise of acupuncture. The human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by meridian pathways through which flows the Qi. Disruption to the energy flow can cause ill health. However, applying acupuncture to specific points improves the flow of Qi with restorative effects.

30 minutes | €70

Harness the body’s self-repairing potential with osteopathy, the holistic method of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging muscles and joints. The smooth, joined-up functioning of bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue is vital to wellbeing – and your osteopath can help.

30 minutes | €70

Microkinesitherapy is a specific manual technique which helps the body’s defence mechanisms. In this gentle therapy the basics of homeopathy are applied manually: through delicate touch the body is reminded of unhealed injuries and self-healing is initiated. This causal approach reaches irritation and trauma even if they are not remembered consciously. It is a complementary technique to traditional medicine that does not replace the prescribed treatments.

30 minutes | €70

Restore movement and function, and reduce future risk, with physiotherapy. Injury, illness and disability can adversely affect the bones, joints, soft tissues, brain, nervous system, heart, circulation, lungs and breathing. A physiotherapist looks at the body as a whole in order to arrive at advice, exercise and therapy to help you overcome your specific issue.

30 minutes | €70

Rebalance your body with kinesiology, the holistic therapy that uses muscle response testing to measure your central nervous system’s response to a sensory challenge. Every organ disfunction is in a viscerosomatic relationship with a corresponding muscle. Weakness is a specific muscle indicates an imbalance requiring treatment.

30 minutes | €70

Stimulate the flow of Qi with Tui Na, the 4,000-year-old massage – and hands-on form of TCM. Like acupuncture, Tui Na is based on a complex underlying theory and is used to stimulate acupuncture points along the meridians to strengthen the body’s energy and remove any disturbances. Tui Na offers a robust approach to massage to treat many conditions with a vast array of pressure and manipulative techniques. It is always performed though clothing.

60 minutes €140

Maintain good health and treat ailments with Shiatsu. 1,000 years ago, Tui Na arrived in Japan where it was gradually modified to eventually become the gentler Shiatsu. Although Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice touch, pressure and manipulative techniques are used to adjust the body and balance energy flow. This deeply relaxing form of bodywork alleviates stress and supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

60 minutes €140

Performance Diagnostics & Treatments

With the Global Diagnostics measuring device ultra-weak electric impulses are produced and transferred to the body via electrodes. Within only 14 minutes, more than 200 million individual measurements, in a frequency range from one Hertz to one billion Hertz, are carried out, which then serve as basis for analysis.

45 minutes | €175

Treatment programme as per therapeutic consultation

30 minutes | €100

Appointments available between 8am and 9am. Only. Booking required. Result within 48 hours.

15 minutes | €30

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