Practitioner Services


Acupuncture is an ancient form of holistic medicine that involves inserting 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.


Counselling aids in processing trauma, releasing stagnant emotions and moving through personal blocks. 


Reiki works on your chakra system (energy). As we get older 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


Welcome. I’m Leisa, Director and one of the practicing naturopaths at the GHE clinic. 
I help people who are going places. 
I love listening to your needs and goals, and working with you on them!

Whether you are:
having anxious/stressed feelings;
not sleeping;
hormones are playing up;
the immune system or heart needs tweaking; tumours wreaking havoc;
the body feels toxic or sluggish, or just not right;
maybe all of the above? :);
or you just simply want do your best at a plant-based or wholefoods, nourishing lifestyle.
I’m here for you! 

Be empowered to take charge of your own health.
Get clarity and direction.
Feel supported and nurtured through your very personalised journey with me.
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Michele Downes


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 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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Irene McGowan Naturopath

Irene McGowan


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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Cassandra Booth

Jiwamu Therapist

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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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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Priya Kaul

Social Worker

& Counsellor

Priya is a passionate and skilled social worker and counsellor. With twenty years’ experience working with clients of all ages, her approach centres around meeting her clients wherever they are on their personal journey and helping to take them where they want to go. 

Priya’s work supports her clients in processing trauma, releasing stagnant emotions and moving through personal blocks, and providing support and guidance through change. She uses a range of techniques working with the brain and the nervous system, to provide therapy that is gentle while still being powerful and effective.

Priya’s warm nature and her humble and compassionate approach create an environment where her clients can feel safe, supported, and empowered to move from the past into the present.

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Daryl Mitchell

Kinesiologist, Reiki, QiGong & Bowen Therapist

Daryl is a fascinating character with an even more fascinating history. It’s equally accurate to describe him as a motorbike-riding, rock muso from Queensland, as an insightful, passionate healer, humbled by the ancient teachings and wisdom passed down to him.

Following his own personal health challenges as a young person, Daryl was inspired to learn from other cultures and practices and began working with and learning more about vital energies and Qi through martial arts training, which eventually lead to a lifelong passion for natural health. Daryl has trained, practised, taught, and lectured in Australia and around the world, learning from some of the world’s oldest and most authentic traditional healers. 

His passions lie in supporting people through life’s challenges.

In addition to one-on-one consultations, Daryl will hold QiGong classes at GHE. 

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Ellie Fisher


Hi I’m Ellie,
I have always had a passion for health and the human body, which has seen me complete two degrees dedicated to the study of clinical nutrition, psychology, and naturopathics.

Having a background in Western and Functional Medicine gives me a clear vision of where both models of health care are needed to support us in the modern day and precisely how they fit together to create the most supported body for you. I love science and believe that, while research is ever-evolving, the basics for keeping us well don’t need to be too complicated, and most importantly, looking after your body can be a simple and happy experience, if you know where to start.

Because of this, you can expect consultations with me to be thorough, authentic, and easy going, with realistic guidelines and targets to help you reach your goals and achieve your most vibrant state of health. Through every consultation, I carry the notion that every person – their body, their goals, and their health – is unique.

While I’m interested in all aspects of human physiology, I love being the investigator for patients who have been told ‘nothing is wrong’ despite feeling within themselves that this is far from the truth. I enjoy working with patients to overcome burnout and fatigue, improve their sleep, balance their hormones, and address their stress and anxiety. 

During my studies, I also completed a student internship with the prestigious Fertile Ground Health Group, which complemented my interests in working with couples preparing to grow their families and supporting pregnancy and post-partum health.

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Amanda James


Hi, I’m Amanda.
I love helping women of all ages with their hormones, from hormonal acne and pcos to perimenopausal changes. Digestive complaints are an area of specialty, which I help patients resolve. As a mother, I’m adept at managing the health of the entire family, whether it be food sensitivities, skin issues, immune support, stress, poor sleep or fatigue. I have a real passion for helping you reach your health goals in achievable and sustainable ways. If you are struggling with bloating, IBS, PMS, or you and the family just can’t shake that cold, I’m here to help you turn things around!

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Caroline Lhuer, Naturopath

Caroline Lhuer


I am a Naturopath with a special interest in thyroid health. I have been in private practice since 2012, both in Melbourne and rural Victoria (Woodend, Gisborne).

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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Caitlin Lewis


Hi, I’m Caitlin.

I have a special interest in gut health, hormone health and fertility, and their related conditions. For example, are you someone who experiences regular bloating, abdominal cramping, constipation, diarrhoea, reflux, pms or acne? 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. 

Please note I am currently practising online via zoom consults, only while I enjoy some sunshine up north. 

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Tamsyn Wymer

Reiki Practitioner

Tamsyn is a reiki practitioner, yoga teacher and midwife with a deep desire to support women to live a spiritually connected and embodied life. Her offerings at GHE specialise in women’s reiki healing, with focus on restoration and replenishment across all stages of womanhood. Tamsyn loves to prescribe oils, crystals and yoga postures following sessions to empower healing beyond the reiki session. Tamsyn’s approach is intuitive and soothing, leaving clients feeling calm, clear, radiant and balanced.

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