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Welcome to Simply Great Health
At Simply Great Health we provide a high quality holistic and natural health experience, addressing you the person, not just the symptoms. Our comprehensive consultation explores emotional, physical and lifestyle factors, which may be affecting your health and wellbeing.
As Hippocrates said 2,400 years ago:
“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
We can provide you with a carefully selected combination of herbal medicines, practitioner-only brand supplements, lifestyle and dietary advice, and stress management techniques in order to restore your body’s own ability to heal itself.
If by the end of your first consultation you do not feel we have the knowledge and expertise to work with you to improve your health and well-being your consultation will be free.
- Herbal Formulas
- Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle Advise
- Therapeutic Supplements
- Buteyko Breathing
- Live Blood Analysis
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Cancer Support
- Body Composition & Cellular Health Analysis
- Diagnostic Tests
- Infra-red Sauna
- Neurological Integration Programme
- Neuro-Developmental Delay Therapy
Please note that if extended follow ups are required an extra fee will apply up to a maximum of $100.
New clients require a brief consultation prior to first sauna session charge of $20.00. This is not necessary for those undertaking a full consultation.
How we work
- Initial (approximately 1 hour) - $120.00
- Follow Up (approximately 1/2 hour) - $60.00
- Acute Appointment - $40.00
- Massage (45 minutes) - $60.00
- Sauna** (30 minutes; includes shower) - $35.00
- Reiki (45 mins) - $65.00
As Natural Medicine Therapists using holistic health care we work with you to address both your immediate and long-term health goals, help relieve symptoms as well as identify the underlying cause, and give you the necessary tools to enhance your body’s ability to heal itself.
We recognise that other factors (eg. emotional or environmental) can cause or add to health problems, and act as barriers to healing, so we work holistically to ensure ALL contributing factors are addressed. This may be in the form of dietary or exercise advice, breathing or meditation exercises, relaxing massages, herbal formulas, nutritional supplements, Bach flowers - or simply being there to listen to you, or chat over a soothing cup of herbal tea.
About the practitioners
BNatMed (with Distinction) B.Ed (Hons)
I am a Degree Qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Massage Therapist with a Bachelors Degree in Natural Medicine from South Pacific College of Natural Medicine. I also have a Bachelors Degree in Education (Hons) in Physical Education from Dunfermline College in Edinburgh, Scotland, along with qualifications in woman’s fitness training.
I am a mother of three busy teenagers so fully understand the constant juggle of family life, work and the unique demands of teenagers as they have their own special needs, insecurities and stress.
Having experienced the benefits of Natural Medicine with family health issues, I am passionate about helping others to make a positive difference to their lives. With some guidance and encouragement, often small lifestyle changes can have a profound effect on your health, wellbeing and vitality.
Let me help you take a journey to better health, and ultimately a better life by providing the tools you need to help reduce stress and increase vitality and to reduce the likelihood of developing many of today’s lifestyle diseases such type two diabetes, some cancers and many cardiovascular diseases along with various acute conditions that occur with lowered immunity.
My goal is to always give you the best treatment options to support you with your individual health concerns and requirements. You will leave feeling better than when you arrived, listened to and supported.
Buteyko Associate Practitioner
Member of Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health (BIBH)
Reiki Master / Practitioner
Member of Reiki NZ Inc
I love helping people to make use of their body’s own healing mechanisms and to take control of their health in a truly holistic fashion.
Since childhood I have been suffering from eczema, hay fever and allergic reactions that left me wheezing and breathless as soon as I came in contact with farm animals or pets. As I wasn’t aware of alternative options at the time I only found symptom relief by taking steroids and antihistamines. Discouraged by the side effects of these drugs and the flare up of symptoms after discontinuing the medication I changed to a more natural treatment approach, including a Buteyko breathing course.
Having experienced how correct breathing improved my health I made it my mission to educate and help people to adopt a healthier way of breathing.
I am excited about offering the Buteyko breathing programme on Auckland’s North Shore and providing a holistic drug-free method to help both children and adults find relief from asthma symptoms, anxiety, panic attacks, sleep disruptions, snoring and allergies.
Driven by my passion to help relieve suffering and supported by my own experience I look forward to guide you on your way of refining your breathing patterns and improving your wellbeing.
I am passionate about helping people to live healthier and happier lives. Looking beyond specific conditions in a true holistic fashion I endeavour strengthening the body and assist in healing itself by including health promoting aspects of the modalities: herbal medicine, mind-body techniques, nutrition and lifestyle, as indicated.
Respecting the trust of patients when seeking my services I suggest health support options based on research and clinical evidence. All proposed Health Support Plans will be checked for possible interactions with the current medication of my patients. Both patient care and safety are of the utmost importance to me. If agreed by my patients I will liaise with medical doctors as required for patient safety and best therapeutic outcome.
Due to personal circumstances I developed a special interest in helping people with cancer and difficult to treat chronic disease. I can deeply relate to the fear and emotional ups/downs cancer patients go through. I understand how important it is for treatment success that my patients are empowered and feel in control of their health. As my patient you will receive a personalised Health Support Plan that will be explained to you in easy to understand terms. My goal is to help you improve your quality of life and guide you onto a path to better health.
Bachelor of Health Science
Neurological Integration Practitioner
Neuro-Developmental Delay Therapist
I started my health career by obtaining a Bachelor of Health Science from Auckland University of Technology and became a registered nurse, first in the hospital on the wards and then moved out into community nursing. Although I loved working with and caring for my patients, I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of results and answers for people's health needs.
I was introduced to the Neurological Integration System (NIS) by a friend and colleague in the health field. I liked the fact that NIS works from the principles of neuroscience and achieves results for patients. I went to Australia to study NIS and have been a NIS Practitioner since 2005. I am deeply passionate about my patients' health and am committed to helping them achieve the goals they desire for their health needs.
I treat everyone from birth to older adults but I have a specific interest in child health. In 2013 I completed a post graduate diploma in Neuro-Developmental Delay (NDD) with The Institute of Neuro-Physiological Psychology. I have a real passion to see children reach their full potential. I am so excited to be able to use the INPP programme, as well as the NIS for children and adolescents who are experiencing any sort of learning difficulty, and seeing dramatic life changing results.
For further information or to book an appointment, please contact me on 021 414 393 or visit my website www.bodylink.co.nz
Bachelor of Horticultural Science
National Diploma in Homeopathy
I have been passionate about homeopathy for more than twenty years and love seeing the benefit of improving the body’s ability to heal the mind, body and soul, holistically.
I am a qualified homeopath and I have studied at, the South Pacific College of Natural Therapies, Auckland, the Auckland College of Classical Homeopathy and The Hierophant, Australia. I originally studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticultural Science and have always had a love of nature and I have found that this has complimented my knowledge of homeopathy.
Homeopathy is suitable for all ages and treats a wide array of acute and chronic health problems.
I also widely use flower essences, homeobotanicals and cell (tissue) salts, to improve client’s well-being.
My aim is to enable your body to return to a healthier balanced state and along the journey offer support to aid in that process.
My way to deal with working with clients has transformed throughout the many years of experience that I have gained in the healthcare field. I strongly believe that natural medicine solutions are the most professional and effective primary health care for chronic illness, for small health issues and for the prevention of disease and improving overall health. I believe passionately in a harmonised and balanced approach to health and health care, in which the emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health of any individual, can be looked at and effectively treated holistically; imbalance within one area of the self-impacts can negatively impact the individual as a whole. Undesirable symptoms are not to be glossed over or held back – they are a sign of required action!
As a natural medicine practitioner, I work with you to identify certain aspects that underlie your unique and individual health concerns. I utilise our comprehensive health assessment to explore the emotional, nutritional, lifestyle social areas of your life to identify unique imbalances within one or more of these areas. This holistic approach aims to determine the contributing and underlying causes of the symptoms that you are presenting with. It is from this point that a wellness plan is drawn up, customised and tailored for you. This plan might include the healing power of nutritional therapies, certain foods, mineral and/or herbal medicines. Also incorporated are slight recommendations towards lifestyle strategies and relaxation techniques to accentuate the aforementioned treatments.
To book an appointment send me an email at [email protected] or phone me directly on 021 169 3934 or phone Simply Great Health on (09) 4444527.
"Alison put me in a good space and helped give some balance to my life."
"After seeing Alison I feel more positive about life, feel like I am doing something I believe will help instead of floundering."
"Alison approached my health concerns with an open mind. We were able to have candid discussions over several appointments which resulted in my being able to complement naturopathic remedies with my prescribed medication. Alison believed in working with me, my lifestyle and my budget and what she recommended gave results and was achievable."
"I first met Carolyn Brown when I was experiencing nasty side effects from my third chemotherapy drug cycle. My friend ( a GP) referred me because nothing was helping my symptoms.
Carolyn was meticulous in taking a full history, and devoted a great deal of time to gain a wholistic perspective of my illness.The offered remedies were certainly very helpful.Since then I have had ongoing support, as changes to my needs have evolved over time. I have now considerably outlived my projected life expectancy.
Carolyn has a wealth of knowledge from an intellectual perspective, as well as an easy going practical approach to give a well rounded wholistic solution. I have found her input most valuable, and would not hesitate to recommend her advice on any health issue".
"Two and a half weeks of pain after a fall, which injured my knee I saw Pia for two consecutive Reiki treatments. Two days later my knee felt so much better, I was able to stand and going for short walks. During the treatment I was amazed at the warm sensation from her hands."
'I have a torn cartilage, a bone flap on the back of my knee (and I am on crutches). During the Reiki treatment from Pia I felt tingly and warm but now the pain is gone and it feels great!! Thanks Pia!!
Ginni age 8
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