– Chief Practitioner & Founder of The Body Group
– Matrix Reimprinting & EFT Master Practitioner & Trainer
– Meta Health Practitioner
– Physiotherapist & Craniosacral Therapist
As one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed and sought-after medical healthcare experts, Caroline Rhodes’ unique approach stems from her training in the US where the emphasis at university was differential diagnosis and assessment of musculoskeletal disorders.
Caroline’s specialty is acute and chronic sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, low back, upper back and neck pain.
With over 2000 hours in continuing education on the treatment of the spine, pelvis, head/neck, Caroline has trained with some of the best practitioners in the US in her 30-year career to find the root cause of your pain and restricted motion.
During her years at university, Caroline became interested in treating the head and jaw and took extensive anatomy training and advanced manual therapy techniques. This lead her to learn other forms of therapy such as Cranio Sacral therapy and working with the temporal-mandibular joint and the treatment of infants who had challenges with digestion, spinal alignment and misshapen heads and faces.
As early as 2000, Caroline identified a pressing need in Hong Kong for a new, integrated approach to dealing with chronic pain and other health issues. She founded Body Central in the same year and the clinic quickly became Hong Kong’s optimal practice for craniofacial (head and face) and spine disorders serving adults, infants and children. In May 2004, she launched The Body Group, which continues to raise awareness of how one can achieve healing and resolution of pain by combining physiotherapy and holistic therapies.
During her years of working with patients and listening to her clients explain their health issues, Caroline became to understand that the stress and past traumas her patients expressed, affected their healing and could contribute to their health. Caroline became certified in Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix Reimprinting which are forms of therapy for accessing the subconscious while massaging acupuncture points for phenomenal results. Caroline became a master trainer in these techniques and offers training throughout Asia.
Caroline’s approach focuses on not only on the physical but also the physiological and emotional aspects of each person. The physical body includes trauma or longterm neglect. Physiological issues may include digestive issues, poor circulation, radiation nerve pain, and sluggish lymphatic circulation due to either surgery or other forms of toxicity.
With clients from across Asia Pacific, the US and Europe, Caroline is regarded as a local authority and is regularly featured in the media on a variety of topics from infant care to adult care. She is a prolific public speaker and runs workshops focusing on natural therapies, digestive health, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), as well as providing educational tools for treatment of the lymphatic system and breast care.
Caroline has a Bachelor of Science degree in Science and Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University (USA) and has completed over 2500 classroom hours in continuing education. Many of Caroline’s courses in the US include advanced training in the craniosacral system, head, neck and spine mechanics, temporal mandibular joint dysfunction, (TMJ) advanced training at San Diego State University on TMJ dysfunction and advanced head and neck dissection. While in California, Caroline recognised the need for early treatment of infants with misalignment of the skull bones and misshapen heads in order to minimise the need for orthodontic work and face and jaw surgery later in life. Similarly, misalignment of the spine needs early treatment in order to prevent scoliosis, a permanent curvature of the spine. These and other health issues can be prevented or minimised if dealt with early enough.
Caroline’s extensive experience covers:
Acute Neurology, Outpatient Orthopaedics, General Medical, Surgical and Sports Medicine and Inpatient Arthritis Rehabilitation. Her past positions include Director of Physical Therapy for the Sansum Medical Clinic, and Director of Rhodes Physical Therapy in Santa Barbara (CA).
She has qualifications in the following:
See What Our Clients Are Saying
My daughter was given a thorough assessment followed by detailed explanation of her condition. Body Group staff were extremely caring, thoughtful in the entire process (June 2015 – Mar 2016). Therapists are very knowledgeable and very willing to share their experiences and going the extra mile in their treatment. Very thankful for Body Group!JanHong Kong
I feel blessed having had the chance to be introduced to EFT and Matrix Reimprinting. Not only did it help myself to improve my well being in all aspects of my life, but I also can help others to improve the quality of their lives. This is an amazing tool we can always go back to when I we have the feeling that there is no way out. Caroline Rhodes is a very experienced and professional EFT and MR practitioner who I only can recommend.Ling YeeAromatherapist, Hong Kong
An excellent and really eye-opening training that is driven by a desire to truly help people. The skills I learned I use regularly and they really work!Andy ClarkMaster Trainer, Hong Kong
Caroline’s EFT & MR courses are interesting and engaging; a perfect blend of learning, practicing and experiencing these life-changing techniques. EFT is such a fantastic tool to have at my fingertips every day. I started by using it with myself and my family and since I started integrating it with my counselling practice, all my clients benefit from this therapeutic technique. Attending Caroline’s EFT & MR courses literally changed my life for the better.FaluHong Kong
Stiffness and pain in shoulders, neck and lower back. The frequency of the pain is less. The conditions listed above are generally much more manageable. Very satisfied. Everyone always wants to get an appointment. The staff are friendly and make an effort to know me and my family members’ names. The ability of more than one practitioner to work at one time means that lots can be carried out in one treatment. Feeling better after even one treatment.RobynHong Kong
Well, I loved the whole thing, I think it’s wonderful, I’ve been in psychotherapy for 4 to 5 years and I think I got rid more emotional blocks in 30 minutes than I had in 5 years.Dr. Vicky BeloManila
I really enjoyed EFT Levels 1 & 2. Caroline showed how easy it is to use EFT on anything: physical pain, emotions, money, phobias, cravings and much more. EFT for Parenting helped me achieve a shift as parent. I am now calmer, more rational and I tap my children regularly for all sorts of issues, ranging from being afraid of the dark to exams (piano, math). This course is for anyone who would like more out of life and for those who want more skills in parenting. Thank you so much, Caroline!L.C.Hong Kong
My newborn baby was diagnosed for Torticollis and he also had very low bowel movements (once each 6 days). Caroline fixed it just in a couple of sessions and I can tell you that the baby is now 10 months old and his position is very straight. Regarding the bowel movements, he just started to improve once he started eating solids. I am very glad that my Doctor told me to go to The Body Group. I will certainly come back if I need to.FlorenciaHong Kong
I had a mind blowing experience with Caroline Rhodes, I was close to have a slipped disc and under Caroline’s care, after just a few sessions she was able to reset my disc in a proper position. I went from excruciating pain to an almost normal state within just a few sessions. Thank you very much for this wonderful help.ClareHong Kong
I am so impressed and grateful with the wonderful work done by the Body Group.R.F.Hong Kong
Some skiing (and age) had left my lower back painful, with serious pain in my right leg and knee that was restricting my mobility.
Caroline worked on my spine, and put things back in the right place so I was mobile and pain free again, whilst some painful sessions with Andrew separated and stretched my leg and back muscles, and released the connective tissues.
This meant that a little over 6 weeks later I am fully mobile and virtually pain free.
Great work, Body Group!
I busted my left knee during my trip to Japan in April 2017 and I had an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament ) reconstruction on May 1.N.I.Hong Kong
It's only 3+ months down the road, but I am now free of pain and have recovered almost 90% of the movement in my left foot. My surgeon, Dr. Peter Tio, is amazed at how speedy my recovery has been.
My heartfelt thanks to every kind soul and expert at The Body Group.
I was treated holistically for my injury and I believe that's the main reason why I feel even better now than before my accident.
Caroline Rhodes, PT, gave an initial assessment and together with her team created a tailormade, comprehensive treatment plan specifically for me.
Jessica Grecco, D.O., and Carina Lun, P.T., managed to reduce the intense pain in my inflamed left leg at the initial stage and have been treating me with their magical hands up until today. I can now bear to look at my leg with the 4 deep wounds, 1 tendon removed & anchored to the knee bone. ?? not sure what is anchored to the knee bone?? Millie Sanchez, LMT, reduced the swelling further with her medical lymphatic drainage.
Jean-Claude Steiner and Caroline Major took care of my overall wellbeing by detoxifying my organs of residue and radiation from the operation and CT scans using Bioresonance Therapy, an advanced technology from Germany. Their skill and training in using this technology is truly impressive. In addition, they explained everything that they were doing and I found it fascinating. I can now move my leg a bit since the pain level has been reduced by about 60% and I am not reduced to tears anymore.
Adrian Yahvah, thank you! You put my foot on the ground again. Throughout the numerous hours of designated movements and exercises we sweated through, I was able to move around with only one crutch. Your work has strengthened my injured leg and surprisingly, it is now functioning much better than the other one!
Dani Figueiras, Toby Leung & Andrew Chow were the three practitioners who managed to ease the pain from the rest of my body caused by overuse of the muscles. Jenny and Gwen, my 2 angels: without your perfect scheduling and cheerful flexibility I couldn't have enjoyed all this help at my own preferred time slots.
My mobility has improved from zero to 90% now within 3 months.
I am off to Orlando on Saturday and I will be walking through Disney World and The Epcot Center with my family and friends. I am sure I'll need to see you all in 2 weeks for further treatments after the holidays, but actually as much as anything I miss all of your smiling faces and the comfort of being treated by professionals.
Thank you, Caroline, for the care, professionalism, and compassion with which you treated our baby and for the hope that you gave us after she was diagnosed with Scoliosis.Rosemary Pickles
While others were preparing us for back-braces and surgery, you identified the underlying cause, and set us on a path of natural healing and recovery.
Working with you was a pivotal point in our lives, and your influence still ripples through all of our well-being decisions.
I went to see Caroline at the Bodygroup for sciatica. Without xray or MRI She was able to find out what exactly the problem was and where it was- to which way which disc was bulging. And according to her findings she showed me a simple exercise that I needed to do every 2 hours. She also explained everything clearly to me and corrected my posture which I think is life changing. Everything she did made sense to me. My back pain was so bad before seeing her and after just one session with her and continued exercise/stretching I am now able to live a full life. Thank you Caroline, you are amazing!H GallagherHong Kong
I wanted to thank you for the fantastic lymphatic drainage massages. Two weeks after surgery my body was very swollen and in many places the swelling was extremely hard and tender. The massage was extremely gentle and relaxing. Within 24 hours a lot of the swelling had been visibly reduced and some of the hard areas of swelling had disappeared entirely and others had started to soften. I have now had 4 lymphatic drainage massages in the last 2 weeks and continue to experience visible reductions in swelling and noticeable reductions in the hardness of the swelling after each session.MaryHong Kong
My daughter was born with a cleft palate which caused her to have difficulty drinking and resulted in severe colic and reflux for the first 6 months of her life.WendyHong Kong
I was desperate and had tried everything to help her out but nothing seemed to work. My daughter also developed Plagiocephaly due to her being uncomfortable all of the time and preferring to sleep in our arms on one side of her head. I learned that cranial sacral therapy was helpful for all of her symptoms so I set an appointment with Caroline Rhodes at The Body Group. My daughter was almost 5 months old at the time and I had only wished I had found the team at The Body Group sooner. After a few appointments, Caroline suggested I would have increased success by trying bioresonance. The first treatment with Caroline Major changed our lives. At 5 months old my daughter hadn't even taken a ten minute nap. A few hours after her treatment she slept for the very first time. I also switched her from cow's milk to goat's milk formula that very day, as suggested by Caroline. This was a game changer for us all. I discovered that I was eating many foods that my daughter wasn't processing well in my breastmilk. On top of getting more gas from her cleft she was also getting gas from the foods I was eating and the formula I was supplementing with. I was so pleased with the results, my 6 year old son and I also had treatments. My son was having a few behavioural difficulties that Caroline discovered were directly related to gluten and dairy. I was completely unaware. Testing elimination of these products in his diet makes it crystal clear. She was right!
I can't rave enough about the expertise and treatment that we experienced at The Body Group. I would recommend them to anyone for better health and answers to any body related symptoms you are experiencing. I didn't believe it until I tried it..... and I am so very glad we did. Thank you to everyone at The Body Group for all of your care!
Been seeing Dani for Chi Nei Tsang and Caroline for physio and they are nothing but amazing. I recently had a Thai massage by Andrew and it was the best massage I've had in a long time. Worth every dime if you have serious lower back as digestive problems like meClara LHong Kong
I have safely landed back home and caught up with sleep. I would like to say Thank You for the treatments on Sun and Mon! After the initial session on Sun I felt a huge change which explains why I came back the following day. You did wonders to my shoulder and neck, I don't know who else could've spotted the issue and relieved the pain as fast as you. I have continued with the exercises which has made a difference and will find somebody here familiar with Bowen therapy and Mckenzie extension. I will definitely recommend you to friends in HK. Thank you so much again, I appreciate it! Enjoy the rest of your week.Tina N.