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The faces you’ll find inside GHE…

Meet our wonderful in-store team

Bound by a light-hearted mandate that you feel nurtured from the moment you walk through the door, Gisborne Health Essentials, affectionately known as ‘GHE’, is just as charming as it is good for your health and wellbeing. 

With beautiful products to make people smile, tailored professional advice, a herbal dispensary, and a wholistic clinic offering services including naturopathy, nutrition, acupuncture, kinesiology, facials, relaxation and remedial massage, all your wellbeing needs are taken care of. 

Our beautiful space invites you to delve into your wellbeing in a more nourishing and in-depth way. Providing the essentials for good health, GHE offers an enriching lifestyle based on traditional and natural remedies.

We are lucky to have some wonderful, wise, and whimsical characters working with us at GHE; read on below to find out more about some of the faces you’ll come across when you visit our health boutique. In addition to these great people, we have a team of dedicated practitioners ready to support you with your health and wellbeing.
Click here to find out more about our wonderful practitioners.







Caitlin…ballerina turned GHE Manager and
all-round superstar!

Young enough to pass as Leisa’s daughter, mature enough to be her older sister, she has found her passion in life, evidenced by the way she so gracefully moves about the herbs and teas, and greets customers and clients with enthusiasm, respect, and love.
An all-rounder who, if she doesn’t know the answer, will find it out pretty darn quickly for you, she’s our in-store superstar. Caitlin has recently completed her naturopathy degree and we are enjoying seeing her capabilities put to practise in clinic too!

You are a 98.3% match with Caitlinif you:

  • Appreciate both efficiency and a perfect job done (she was a full-time ballerina prior to studying naturopathy);
  • need a reminder that there are actually Gen 3074s (lol, Gen Zs) who are all over this thing called life; and
  • love supporting locals, ‘cos yep, she’s another one!

Leisa…also known as ‘Boss Lady’

The head in the sky, always full of ideas and inspiration for the business and her clients, not so good with daily operations and putting things correctly in the system, she’ll just get carried away chatting all day if she could… She genuinely loves supporting her beautiful team and all the wonderful customers and clients and hearing their stories.  

You are a 96% match with Leisa if…

  • you are up for a chat but don’t mind half a conversation at a time;
  • you are an optimist, even in the darkest of times; or
  • you need someone who can remember your story…even if they forget your name.

Click here to read Leisa’s professional blurb, or to book an appointment to see her.

Amanda…our grounding force…

Our fourth year naturopathy student is an absolute whizz at supporting you in the shop, ordering your goodies, and making up simple tonics to get you through the tough times. Amanda keeps her cool like no other when the shop is bustling; she’s always on top of it all.
Amanda is a 92% match if you:

  • need to be around someone who stays grounded and calm;
  • are hunting for something very specific that we can order in for you; or
  • simply need a helping hand!

Cassie…the woman who nurtures us

She can make anyone feel at ease, she is actually our beauty therapist but will still listen genuinely and intently to your health story before very kindly telling you that she’ll need to get one of the Naturopaths to have a chat with you. She’s obviously our expert on all things skincare and makeup. A free spirit, she graces us with her presence, buys Leisa decaf lattes, and makes us all laugh. Full of genuine compliments, a love for her job, and for life itself.

Cassie is a 99.2% match for you if you:

  • need help selecting your makeup colours or skincare products;
  • need a cheery pick-me-up or a reassuring smile; or
  • need anything, or not, she’ll still find something to make your day.

Click here to read Cassie’s professional blurb or to book in for one of our Jiwamu services.

Ruby…our zen Yogi!

Ruby grew up enlivened by love and compassion for the natural world, making her a perfect fit for Gisborne Health Essentials!

She recently completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and you will often find her calm, cool, and collected, while in her happy place – mixing up herbs and remedies for you.

Ruby is a 92% match if you:

  • need a chilled and comfortable approach;
  • love a good veggie patch talk; and
  • appreciate a warm and genuine smile!

Kassandra…as sweet as they come…

Our gorgeous Kassandra is a third year naturopathy student with professional retail experience. She’ll help you with anything you need, from makeup to magnesium rubs, and teas to organising your appointments and supplements.

You are a 97% match with Kassandra if:

  • you don’t actually know what you want – Kassandra will work it out for you; or
  • you do know what you want, Kassandra will sort it out for you with sweetness and a cherry on the top!

Rosie…our very own ‘I don’t know how she does it!’ (currently on maternity leave)

Rosie makes life look like a breeze… with young twins, a toddler, and a newborn to keep her busy at home, she still finds the time to study nutrition, cook delicious nutritious meals, AND look refreshed and eager when she comes to work on a Saturday.
Rosie is a 94.6% match if you:

  • need to find something quickly;
  • require inspiration for your juicing or smoothies; or
  • just require a brain to think for you!

James…also known as ‘Blanch’

The bee-keeper, the animal whisperer, the cool hair guy, and the son of Leisa. Our great young presenter – “g’day its James Blanch here” – is mostly seen in and out of GHE rather than serving, but he has been known to help out before…probably against his will.

James is a 99% match if you:

  • have no sense of smell (he never changes his clothes, or showers);
  • appreciate confidence and need standing up for; or
  • have a love of freedom and nature.
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