Kristen has been a part of the Quiescence family for many years now. She started her time with us as a student, coming in for observations while studying at Southern School of Natural Therapies and quickly became a loved part of the team. We found her friendly, grounding nature a pleasure to be around and Kristen continued to work for us on reception and as a massage therapist whilst juggling study and being a new mum.
Before Kristen found Chinese Medicine she lived in the arts world and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours. She found the that the jump from fine arts to the energetic healing nature of Chinese medicine not as big as one might imagine.
“I feel the creative energy that I experience when making art is not so dissimilar to the energy that flows and encompasses the world of Chinese medicine. I like to think of each individual body as its own piece of art filled with potential that, at times, may just need a little encouragement.”
After completing her Fine Arts degree Kristen spent a number of years exploring the world, visiting places such as South and Central America, Asia and Europe. She was searching for a new path that would allow her to give something to others, and after receiving an acupuncture treatment that healed from the inside out she knew what that something to be.
Treatments with Kristen Benson
Kristen has awide range of tools at her disposal including acupuncture, cupping, electro-acupuncture, auricular-acupuncture, moxibustion, massage and herbal medicine. Her treatments are always thoughtful and take into consideration what you feel comfortable with as much as what your body needs.
While Kristen was studying she worked as an acupuncturist in a drug and alcohol rehab centre. She found the work rewarding and it sparked a special interest in supporting mental health issues including anxiety, depression and addictions. Being a part of the Quiescence family Kristen has a keen understanding of how Chinese Medicine can support women’s health and as a new mum understands the importance of proving good post natal care. She also offers gentle therapeutic massage often incorporating gentle guasha or cupping techniques and acupressure.
Away from the clinic Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, camping, being in nature, practicing yoga, and seeing live music.
Kristen holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine and a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.
As a registered practitioner Kristen is covered by most major private health care providers and offers on the spot rebates through Hicaps.
Kristen is available Saturdays 10am – 5pm, Tuesdays 2pm – 6pm