Tess Graham

Hello, my name is Tess Graham

I work with people who struggle to breathe easily, because of asthma, nasal congestion, chronic cough, sleep apnoea or gripping anxiety and panic attacks …  or whose snoring is depriving them (or some-one else!) of quality sleep.

People come to me when they are frustrated with treatments that are uncomfortable, or do not give lasting relief, or they are concerned with side-effects; or they crave a simple, natural and effective approach that gives them back control.

I help them resolve a problem that underlies ALL these conditions – a disturbance in their physiology, brought about by an abnormal pattern of breathing.

I give them the tools to change the way they breathe … to breathe how a calm, healthy person does:  through the nose, slowly, gently, silently, satisfyingly – all day and night. Then their blood and brain chemistry is balanced and their body functions as it was designed to.

Tess-Graham-5-S-LRI have a degree in anatomy and physiology and a 35+ year background in physiotherapy. I have a diploma in the Buteyko Breathing Method from Moscow. Since 1993  I have had a clinical practice in Canberra dedicated entirely to breathing retraining. I have helped more than 6000 men, women and children to achieve quality sleep, boost their energy and lower their risk of serious health issues by improving the way they breathe. I have developed a Sports Performance Enhancement program and worked with many elite athletes.

I got involved in this work because it was breathing retraining which freed my children from chronic asthma. In a clinical trial in 1994, the chronic asthmatics I worked with achieved a 96% average reduction in asthma relief medication.

I have been an invited speaker at medical, dental and health association conferences in Australia, US, UK, Taiwan and France. I have spoken at public health seminars in Australia and New Zealand too many times to count.

And when I am not speaking or writing, you may find me teaching a breathing workshop for physios, psychs, midwives, yoga or Pilates teachers – in beautiful places like Byron Bay. An easy climb up to the lighthouse with nose-only breathing is a highlight! I love to combine teaching with my love of beach holidays and the outdoors.

Byron Bay Trainees Lighthouse climb





My goal is to help YOU breathe well so you can thrive.

Here’s to better health for you … for every breath you take


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