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Acupuncture is an ancient form of holistic medicine that involves inserting single-use needles into specific points on the body that relate to different muscles, nerves, blood vessels, lymphatic ducts or energy systems.

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An holistic approach to health care, naturopathy uses supplements, food and the latest research, naturopathy aims to treat underlying cause of health issues, not just symptoms.

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Remedial Massage & Myotherapy

Remedial massage optimises the range of motion and comfort in muscles, joints, and functions of body systems.

Myotherapy works to identify the underlying cause of injury to aid in rehabilitation and relief.


Kinesiology uses bio feedback (muscle testing) to find and clear blockages in the body. This could be nutritional, muscular or emotional.


Reiki works on your chakra system (energy). As we get older, grow, and life happens to us, our energy system can get blocked, causing all sorts of havoc in our lives. The Reiki energy helps to get that energy moving again. 

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Our signature wellness treatments dedicated to relaxation and wellbeing.

Each of the luxurious packages use certified organic products, rich in botanicals and herbal extracts.

Leisa Blanch, Naturopath

Leisa Blanch


Are you stressed, anxious, worn out, exhausted, feeling depleted, or stuck in a rut? Let me help you feel like ‘you’ again. I’m a committed practitioner and believe that our best life is highly personal – it should feel good, and support you to be and do the things that matter most to you!

Whether through wholesome nutrition and supportive habits, motivation, herbal remedies, or testing (including DNA) to really get to the bottom of why you are the way you are, I’d love to be cheering you on to a more rewarding and sustainable lifestyle and an energetic and happier you! Leisa also supports people to thrive on a plant-based lifestyle, sees children, works with our cancer clients and those needing to specifically improve their immune health, and runs a 30-day detox program.

I’m big on you deeply knowing what your best version of you looks and feels like and shifting the tired notions and ways of being that no longer work.

Personally, I am a mother and a smiling, happy local. I am also a vegetarian of over twenty years. I love the Macedon Ranges for its unique ability to allow us to lead our busy lifestyles but remain grounded among nature.

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Hi, I am Michele, a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner who provides quality complementary healthcare to the community.

Each person is unique, and my belief is that by understanding all aspects of a person’s health (both mind and body), treatment can be tailored to achieve long-term health goals.

I treat people with many conditions and have a particular interest in supporting people with fertility issues, chronic pain, and stress related symptoms. Indeed, many people may be experiencing a range of health issues which is why a holistic approach to treatment is a beneficial.

My approach incorporates a range of techniques such as acupuncture, cupping, tuina (Chinese massage), moxibustion, gua sha and ear candling. We also discuss possible dietary and lifestyle changes or Chinese Herbal remedies to further assist this process and achieve lasting results

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Michele Downes


Caitlin Lewis


Hi, I’m Caitlin.

I have a special interest in gut health and related conditions. For example, are you someone who experiences regular bloating, abdominal cramping, constipation, diarrhoea, reflux, excessive gas, or burping? Do you find you have to restrict your diet to exclude too many foods (AKA the famous FODMAP diet) to try and avoid these symptoms and to keep your gut happy? Or perhaps you’ve been told you’ve got IBS and that it’s just something you have to live with..? I would love to help you! I am particularly interested in the gut microbiome and creating a strong, healthy, and dynamic internal ecosystem that supports your overall health. 

I am excited to be practising at Gisborne Health Essentials as well as continuing to manage the boutique so I can meet and support our local community each day. 

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Nicole Woodcock

Nicole Woodcock


Nicole Woodcock helps women with hormone related health and conditions during all phases of their life from adolescence, fertility, pre-conception, pregnancy, through to menopause.

A believer in the natural wisdom of the human body to inherently heal itself, in her practice Nicole consciously combines evidence-based research and traditional naturopathic principles together with the natural healing properties of plants, minerals and nutrients. In formulating her individual client Treatment Plans, Nicole places an emphasis on the importance of nutrition, lifestyle and environmental factors to restore and maintain health. She is committed to supporting her clients to achieve optimal health and experience a balanced, fulfilling life by providing them with knowledge and resources. This enables them to manage their own health and wellbeing independently.

Nicole is qualified in the fields of Naturopathy, Herbal and Nutritional Medicine and proudly holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) Degree and a Professional Membership with the Australian Natural Therapists’ Association (ANTA). Those that work with Nicole will tell you about her integrity, professionalism, authenticity and her dedication in helping her clients get results.

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Caroline Lhuer, Naturopath

Caroline Lhuer


I am a Naturopath with a special interest in thyroid health and autoimmune conditons.

I have been in private practice since 2012, both in Melbourne and rural Victoria (Woodend, Gisborne). I am also the resident naturopath at a rehabilitation centre near Daylesford.

I will listen, and work with you to develop an achievable treatment plan, encouraging you along the way. Simple and gradual changes to diet, lifestyle and habits, along with individualised herbal and/or nutritional supplements, will allow you to reach your full potential, both physically and emotionally. I am used to working alongside other health professionals (GPs, specialists, psychologists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, personal trainers) for best patient outcomes.

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Naturopathy) – Endeavour College of Natural Medicine
Certificate of Bowen Therapy – ISBT
Member of ANTA (Australian Natural Therapists Association)

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Hello I am Naareda. I am a qualified Holistic Kinesiologist and Pranic Healer. I am a mother of two and passionate about health on all levels, mind body and spirit. The only person I can heal is myself and I have done so more times than I care to remember (it is a work in progress). Over the years I have collected many tools to help me maintain my health and wellbeing. I have studied some of them, I have acquired some of them innately and I have stumbled across them through sheer desperation and utter determination. My life purpose is to be of assistance to others who are wanting a helping hand, someone that can perhaps shine a light on an issue that sometimes we can not see ourselves and help people be the best versions of them. I offer this currently in one on one sessions using predominantly Kinesiology and Pranic Healing and in the near future I will offer group sessions. My approach is grounded and authentic and I call it how it is, with love of course.

Kinesiology is a complimentary healing method that uses the muscles in the body to pinpoint imbalances in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Using non-invasive and often very simple corrections, the body restores itself to its own natural state. We access approximately 10% of our brain capacity which is our conscious brain, therefore, 90% of it is made up of the subconscious brain. Kinesiology accesses the subconscious part of the brain via an indicator muscle.

I look forward to meeting you and assisting you on your journey back to wholeness.

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Naareda Thomson


Tom Moore

Tom Moore

Remedial Massage Therapist
& Myotherapist

Hi, my name is Tom, I am a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and Myotherapist from the Melbourne Institute of Massage and Myotherapy. Growing up in Gisborne, I have always loved playing sport in my free time and staying as active as I can.

I am passionate about the human body and how it functions, and am always trying to continually learn and improve as a therapist. My approach to wellbeing is that everyone is unique, and our bodies work in different ways. I always try to keep an open mind so that I can achieve the best outcome for every client.

I use a wide range of techniques including Myofascial Tension, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Ischemic Pressure and Transverse Frictions. All aim to assist people in improving and maintaining health and limiting the chances of any reoccurring disfunctions in the body.

My treatment method addresses pain first, then works on increasing range of movement and correcting posture. I believe this can improve how we perform everyday tasks and positively impacts our physical health and wellbeing. 

I am excited to be part of the team at Gisborne Health Essentials and help as many people as I can along the journey.

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Cassie is a qualified beauty therapist with a passion for skin therapy and holistic living. Having suffered with her own acne journey, it drives her passion to improve others skin to gain confidence and love the skin they are in. 
Her treatments are filled with intention to nurture, calm and relax her clients. When her clients say they nearly fell asleep, that’s a big win in her eyes. 
In such a fast-paced society, Cassie loves to encourage people to prioritise their self-care regularly with one of her relaxation massages or relaxation facials.
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Cassandra Booth

Jiwamu Therapist

Kylie Anderson

Reiki Master Healer,
Health Coach
(meal plans)

Kylie is a qualified Reiki Master Healer, holistic health coach, and personal trainer. She is passionate about and dedicated to inspiring healthy and intuitive living, especially for busy women.

Kylie offers reiki healing and meal plans at GHE. 

Reiki healing is powerful yet so gentle. Kylie tells of when completing her Level 1 Reiki, ‘I got an overwhelming sense that this is what I am meant to be doing with my gift. I got butterflies in my stomach and a massive smile on my face. I knew then that this is the work I am meant to be doing’.

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Irene is a dedicated Naturopath bringing warmth, compassion and an unparrallelled passion for searching for health truth. With an interest in functional pathology and nutrigenomics (how your nutrition interacts with your genes and environment), Irene works with her patients  to resolve complex and chronic health concerns. Irene’s patients will tell you about her compassion, her easy-going, non judgemental nature and her attention to detail in uncovering and re-writing the story of achieving balanced health.

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Irene McGowan Naturopath

Irene McGowan

Naturopath (currently on maternity leave)

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