Inspired by her dad’s diagnosis with Motor Neurone Disease, along with her own health struggles with Endometriosis, Paige West set out to create her own natural health practice. At Neuro Touch, they provide neurological treatment sessions, working with the pathways in your brain, body and mind to reduce and eliminate symptoms and pain and provide solutions to your health complaints. They believe in a pain-free, non-invasive approach to helping you reclaim your health. Here Paige talks to The Natural Parent Magazine about the passion behind what she does, the challenges and struggles she has overcome along the way, and her hopes and dreams for the future.
The passion: What inspired you to set up your business?
It’s a simple answer: my dad, Stephen ‘Stubby’ West who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2015. He went through many treatments to stay ahead of the disease and beat the two-year death sentence he was given. One of these being the Neurological Integration System (NIS) that founded Neuro Touch. It was not just Dad’s diagnosis that made me seek out more treatments to help the brain and body, but through my own health struggles too. After being diagnosed with Endometriosis at the age of 15, I have constantly sought out alternative and natural ways to heal my body. In 2017, I dove deeper into healing my body from scar tissue and balancing my hormones to better my fertility outcome. I often say that I stumbled into starting my natural health practice Neuro Touch. Although looking back, caring for people and bettering my own health outcomes is a passion within itself! Gaining the abilities to help my dad and family along the way was just an added bonus.
The launch: How did you start out in the beginning?
NIS is where, as dad described, “I get touched and feel great”. Touch activates different pathways throughout the brain and body to check what is working optimally and what is not. Great when things are working, but we want to correct through the nervous system what is not! I began studies within NIS at the same time of completing my Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Rehabilitation and Psychology – completing both within 12 months of each other in 2017-2018. In 2018, I took the leap and gave Neuro Touch a go full time, while looking out for my dad at home, as he could no longer work as MND progressed. Starting Neuro Touch when I did, and out of my parents’ home, where I lived at the time, gave me valuable time with my dad. I am forever grateful to my parents for supporting me in more ways than can be described, and grateful for the last 18 months I was able to work and be with Dad 24/7, before he passed away in June 2019.
The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
I often say that it is more than one thing that is going to heal you and we will be more than just the “fix it”. This mindset has led to me learning multiple modalities throughout the last 10 years. Going from energy healing to trauma corrections, to mindset resets, to health coaching and hand analysis. I am a sucker for finding out about a healing tool, trying it out and then gaining a qualification in that modality if possible! You could say I constantly find health breakthroughs for myself and clients yearly. But through this, I was also able to create my own guide, which we can work in every day. This guide uses our innate abilities and allows treatments with the subconscious to heal from past life, traumas, inherited illnesses and more! Giving other practitioners the ability to heal themselves and their clients, as well as clients being able to learn these tools to use at home. We have adapted to the forever changing world, so that our treatments are accessible to all people, whether a clinic is close by or far from you. Knowing that we are flexible and innovative gives me the satisfaction that every person can be cared for.
Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?
I currently have two boys under the age of 2, so I am still unsure what a work-life balance is! It is a constant change throughout the last two years and probably for many more to come. I am lucky that I have an awesome mum who cares for my boys one day a week so I can see clients one on one. I am also grateful that most clients enjoy my youngest playing on the floor, while the oldest sleeps! So to have a work-life balance, I have children who can balance and be resilient, I have clients who are understanding and I have an amazing mum! Every day is new, the same but different. Distant treatments for clients have become more common as people are comfortable in their own homes, and I am more flexible to work! Distant treatments allow us to treat in the moment and within time constraints, especially with those who could be going through a health crisis. These types of treatments allow for you to be asleep, or going about your day to day if you lead a busy life. Balance – I am not sure if this will ever look the same, but whatever it is, as long as I am sane, and my boys are happy.