Centre Practitioner Contact
Do you suffer from any of the following?
  • Blocked nose
  • Chronic mouth-breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Snoring
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Emphysema/COPD/COAD
  • Hyperventilation
A breathing retraining program may assist you to reduce symptoms and may help you to improve your quality of life.

Buteyko Bayside Breathing Centre

At the Buteyko Bayside Breathing Centre, Mary Birch - registered nurse and Breathing Retraining Consultant - provides education and training in the Buteyko Institute Method (BIM). Clinical trials demonstrate that the Buteyko Method alleviates asthma and reduces the need for asthma medication. The Buteyko Method is also used to help people with other breathing-related disorders.

Buteyko Bayside Breathing Centre

Many thousands of people around the world are indebted to the late Professor Konstantin Buteyko, the Russian medical doctor who dedicated his life to researching and developing the breathing techniques which are now used throughout the world.

Breathing Assessment

Breathing assessment using the latest scientific equipment is available at the Buteyko Bayside Breathing Centre. In this non-invasive assessment, breathing parameters such as heart rate, breathing rate and end-tidal carbon dioxide are measured. Immediate feedback is provided as the results can be viewed on a computer screen. In hyperventilation or over-breathing, excessive amounts of carbon dioxide are exhaled.

Carbon dioxide deficits due to over-breathing can cause, trigger, or exacerbate physical symptoms, performance deficits, and psychological complaints.

The instrument used the CapnoTrainer® is not intended for medical diagnosis or treatment, but is an educational instrument designed to enhance performance through learning and teaching good breathing behaviour.

A one hour appointment is necessary for this assessment. To book an appointment, please call the Centre.

About the Practitioner

Professor Buteyko and Mary Birch


Mary Birch RN BA M.BioE Grad.Dip.Soc MBIBH

Mary is a registered nurse and an accredited Buteyko Institute Practitioner. She is a member of the Buteyko Institute of Breathing & Health.

Mary worked as a nurse and also as a nurse educator and clinical teacher in the UK, Central Africa and in Australia for 20 years before becoming a Buteyko Practitioner. As a nurse she cared for people suffering from asthma in a number of acute care settings, and has also worked on a chest and respiratory unit.

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Contact Information
Location Sandringham, Victoria
Phone +61 (03) 9589 4882
Mobile 0414 812 011
E-mail birch@buteykobayside.com
Postal Address PO Box 85, Sandringham, Victoria 3191, Australia.
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