Repair. Replenish. Restore. Reawaken. Revitalise. Revisit. React.
What I aim for is to help people to achieve good health and wellbeing, through education and guidance with their diet, lifestyle and physical maintenance. As a naturopath, I treat the whole person – I believe in treating the individual, not just their symptoms, and helping them to seek realistic and achievable goals for their health. There are many skilled Naturopaths in Geelong, but my strengths lie in listening, finding answers, and leading you into ongoing wellness. After helping with the initial issue, I believe in offering education, support and further health management.
I have worked in the health industry since 2001, enjoying gaining the experience of treating all facets of naturopathic healing and remedial massage and realising where my strengths and interests lie. To this end, I choose to specialise in helping with issues of fatigue and exercise, but will always be in a position to treat the full gamut of health issues, given the complexities of causes of fatigue, as well as performance in exercise.
Part of my success lies in how I relate with the client, and my interest in people and their health. I have always enjoyed helping people, and helping them to achieve greater sense of wellbeing is something which gives me a deep sense of pride and personal fulfilment.
Areas of speciality:
Fatigue – day to day exhaustion, post-natal fatigue and:
• Adrenal Fatigue
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Glandular Fever (Epstein Barr virus)
– sports performance
– exercise recovery
– diet and nutrition for athletes
I spent 13 years in the financial markets, which I consider an advantage, as I understand a lot of the stress of the business world. Eventually I realised that what I enjoyed was helping to educate people, not necessarily with just their financial health. To change this career path, I studied remedial massage in Sydney.
The decision to become a Naturopath was borne from the desire to responsibly support my clients with well informed and researched knowledge, which comes from four years of study, and many years in practice.
I worked as a Remedial Massage therapist since 2001 in Queensland, Melbourne, Bendigo and Geelong, and enjoy helping people to achieve calm and relaxation through easing muscle pain and tension. I give therapeutic deep tissue massage using essential oils, and believe that regular massage is an enjoyable and essential step in achieving total wellbeing.
Completing my Naturopathy degree (Bachelor of Health Science) at ACNM in Melbourne in 2005 gave me the ability to find success in treating the individual not just their symptoms, and helping them to seek realistic and achievable goals for their health.
I have enjoyed a variety of sports related challenges over the years, and enjoy achieving improved personal results from better understanding how to fuel my body, as well as increased recovery from training. In addition to various fun runs and rock climbing events, I have also completed:
• Tough Mudder in 2013 and 2014
• Great Victorian Bike Ride 2013: volunteer in Care Team, and rider
• Weekend to End Women’s Cancer 60km walk 2014
• Mountain to Mouth, Geelong 80km walk 2014 and 2016
• Salomon Trail Running Series 15km trail run 2014
• Wings for Life 15km run 2015 (17km) and 2017 (16.5km)
• Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
• Diploma of Remedial Therapies
• Diploma of Remedial Massage
• Sports & Exercise Nutrition CPD Course, BASE, Monash University
• Cert IV in Training & Assessment
• Pilates Teacher Training
• Certificate of Whole Person Positive Psychology
• Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) since 2001.