Alternative Health Services in Southern Adelaide

Published on 05 March 2024

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Alternative health therapies offer a complementary approach to health and wellbeing, and, in the City of Onkaparinga, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing the services that are right for you.

Encouraging a proactive and comprehensive approach to health, with a focus on prevention, lifestyle improvement and personalised care, these services co-exist alongside conventional medicine to help provide a well-rounded experience that nurtures your emotional, physical and mental health.

And our beautiful southern Adelaide region is quickly becoming a hub for those seeking holistic health solutions to complement a range of conventional treatments.

At the forefront of this movement is All About Health in Aldinga. Nestled within the historic main street, this clinic is a prime example of a health centre adapting to modern life. A wellness hub focused on calming today’s hectic lifestyle, it provides a range of services including massage, acupuncture and naturopathy tailored to those balancing a busy lifestyle, or individuals simply looking to rejuvenate and enhance their overall wellbeing.

Another innovative and award-winning collaboration, Here’s to Strength - also in Aldinga - tackles crucial issues like self-care, mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.

A place where health and restoration meet, it uniquely integrates a huge range of services from GPs and beauty therapists to psychology, reiki, psychics and florists all in one supportive space. An onsite café, self-care store, garden centre and animal therapy zone complement the medical and wellness services here, to offer a positive, holistic experience and improve your long-term health.

The role of art in maintaining emotional health is also beautifully demonstrated at Heart Through Art, where qualified Arts Therapist, Jane Cursaro, harnesses the power of creativity to aid in healing, self-expression and personal growth. With a versatile approach, Jane's art therapy sessions provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore and express their emotions without words, helping them manage and overcome a variety of emotional and psychological challenges such as stress, anxiety and big life transitions.

Over in historic Willunga, Deep Water Medicine (pictured) offers a fusion of both traditional and modern healthcare practices with its acupuncture and Chinese medicine services. Not just there to treat symptoms, they aim to educate and prevent. Combining biomedicine, remedial massage and traditional Chinese medicine, Lez and Lorielle’s focus is on a well-rounded approach to health, addressing everything from chronic conditions and neurological disorders to women’s health issues and trauma.

Also adopting holistic methods, Julia Brown, a qualified Naturopath based in McLaren Vale, places emphasis on treating the individual as a whole. Her practice, which includes naturopathy and remedial massage, encompasses not just treatment but also tailored diet and lifestyle coaching. From remedial massage to naturopathy, her methods are about harmonising body and mind, and teaching techniques that lead to a healthier life.

And when it comes to enhancing mobility, decreasing pain and improving overall wellness, Clifftop Health Centre in Port Noarlunga offers a comprehensive array of services too. Specialising in chiropractic care, nutrition counselling and massage therapy, they are experts at diagnosing, managing and helping to prevent ailments like joint pain, headaches and nerve issues, while deep tissue techniques like dry needling, acupressure and cupping are incorporated to alleviate muscle tension, reduce stress hormones, increase circulation and improve flexibility.


With so many to choose from, the diversity of alternative health services in the City of Onkaparinga means it’s never been easier for southern locals seeking a more balanced approach to discover new ways to pursue a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Whether it's physical healing, finding inner peace or simply slowing down, each alternative therapy offers a step towards better health.

And taking care of yourself is the best gift you can give to not only yourself, but your community.

So why not get out and explore your options today?


Discover alternative health services in southern Adelaide:

  • All About Health | | 0403 043 145
  • Here's To Strength | | 08 7561 3500
  • Heart Through Art | | 0400 951 198
  • Deep Water Medicine | | 08 8323 9844
  • Julia Brown Naturopath | | 0407 260 269
  • Clifftop Health Centre | | 08 8327 1911