"You know what music is? God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in the universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars."
August Rush (Robin Williams)
Dip. Nursing, BSc (Hons) Acupuncture, MSc
Member of the NZ Acupuncture Standards Authority
Member of the NZ Institute of Acupuncture
ACC Treatment Provider
Tracey completed a BSc(Hons) in Acupuncture at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She went on to complement this with an MSc in Nutritional Therapy awarded by the University of East London. Tracey has also studied Manaka style Japanese acupuncture.
After graduating in 2006, she co-founded “The Complementary Medicine Practice” in London, with clinics in Harley St and North London. She returned to New Zealand three years ago and is enjoying all that Wellington has to offer.
Whilst Tracey is experienced in treating a wide range of conditions, she has developed a particular interest in treating fertility problems and women’s health issues. During her time in the United Kingdom she completed post graduate training in treating gynaecological and fertility issues with traditional Chinese medicine and the integration of acupuncture with IVF and other assisted reproductive treatments (ART).
Tracey has over seven years’ experience in treating women through all stages of pregnancy including acupuncture/moxa treatment to try to correct breech presentation and natural labour induction for those past their due date.
She is passionate about providing quality care, is committed to her own ongoing practitioner development and has a research minded approach to her practice. She combines acupuncture, nutritional therapy and lifestyle advice in individually tailored treatment plans and with a background as a NZ registered nurse works in an integrated manner with western medicine.
Tracey is a member of the Fertility and Acupuncture Childbirth Team (FACT) based in Wellington. In conjunction with this group she is one of the acupuncturists participating in a multicentre research project by the University of Western Sydney, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research. The trial is on Acupuncture to improve live birth rates for Women undergoing IVF: a randomised controlled trial.
Initial Consult & Acupuncture treatment 60mins $80/ACC $35
Acupuncture Follow Up 60mins $80/ACC $35
4 x 45min Labour Preparation package @$50 each $200
2 x 45min Induction Package @$55 each $110
Tracey is just amazing! Her expertise in using acupuncture for fertility related problems helped me to get pregnant and stay pregnant with our first fertility treatment cycle. I truly believe that if I hadn’t of been having regular treatments before and during my pregnancy, I wouldn’t have the beautiful baby I have today! Alex S
Diversely trained natural health clinician
Fitgenes Functional genetic testing
Adrenal Fatigue/Chronic fatigue Syndrome
Numbness/tingling in the hand/fingers (TOS)
Injuries (ACC registered) & amp; Chronic Pain
Whole foods nutrition & amp; detoxification
Doctorate of Chiropractic
Diploma in Acupuncture
Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology
Fellowship in Functional Neurology
Member of NZ Acupuncture Standards Authority
Member of NZ Chiropractic Board
Certified Fitgenes Practitioner
Dr. Sam Shay gives you the time you deserve (no drive-by 5-minute appointments) to find the solutions you need. He helps solve mystery fatigue, mystery pain, thoracic outlet syndrome (pain/tingling in hands/fingers), foggy brain, adrenal fatigue, thyroid problems, inflammation, stubborn belly fat, blood sugar problems, and sugar/food cravings.
Dr. Shay is uniquely skilled at helping the most complex cases, helping patients who have all but given up, saying they have “tried everything”. He does this with his diverse training across multiple disciplines, including degrees in chiropractic, acupuncture, functional neurology, and 15+ years of study in whole-foods nutrition and naturopathic principles.
Dr. Shay is also one of the few certified Fitgenes practitioners in New Zealand, able to genetically test for optimal diet, called “CarbChoice”. Remove the confusion around diet for life. He also offers Fitgenes’ comprehensive “Health and Wellbeing” genetic profile, providing an in-depth analysis of the genetic variations that can influence the way the body responds to what we eat, how we exercise and the way we live.
Sam was supposed to be the 3rd generation medical doctor in his family, including his grandfather and both his parents. Both his father and grandfather have also published in the medical field. However, Sam left the pursuit of western medicine when he realized western medicine failed to address the root causes of his own chronic issues of adrenal fatigue, digestive issues, chronic pain, insomnia, emotional eating, and video game addiction.
For the past 17 years, Sam has devoted his life to health and science, learning how to heal himself through natural medicine. He now applies those same principles to his patients in the clinic and to his coaching clients online. Sam educated himself in natural medicine through multiple means, including three bachelor degrees, a doctorate in chiropractic, a post-doctoral diplomate from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, a fellowship in the American College of Functional Neurology, and a post-graduate diploma in traditional Chinese acupuncture.
Degrees aside, Sam also spent thousands of hours in post-doctoral training, cross-training amongst a broad spectrum of topics, including neurology, Chinese medicine (especially Dr. Tan's Balance Method), physiology, nutrition, rehabilitation, injury correction, myofascial technique, high intensity exercise, and functional medicine. Most importantly, Sam vetted his techniques and health principles through clinical experience treating real patients either face-to-face or health coaching online.
Sam approaches his patients uniquely with his Ten Pillars of Health framework, addressing the root causes of people's health concerns. He is also the author of free ebook "Ending Adrenal Fatigue: Easy Breakfast Guide", available at www.healthdetective.co.nz
- Chronic/Complex issues (non-ACC)
a. Initial consult: $250 for 60 mis (includes assessing your health survey before the session and written follow up after)
b. Follow ups: $150 for 45 mins
- Injury/musculoskeletal only
a. ACC-only injury initial: $150 for 60 mins
b. ACC-only injury follow up: $100 for 45 mins
c. Non-ACC musculoskeletal initial: $200 for 60 mins
d. Non-ACC musculoskeletal follow up: $150 for 45 min
- Combination Chronic and ACC Issues
a. Combo initial appointment: $200 for 60 mins (includes assessing your health survey before the session and written follow up after)
b. Combo follow up: $150 for 60 mins
- Stress Reduction Facilitation
1 hour of The Work of Byron Katie: $100 for 60 mins
Pay for 5 sessions, get the 6th one free
Elizabeth focuses on:
Healthy Menstruation & Menopause
Natural Fertility Preparation
Recovery Post Pregnancy
Assisting Fertility Procedures
Elizabeth has been a student of health since the age of 14. Her natural curiosity about the body and her sensitivity to others has led her down many paths. She began formal physical health training back in 2003 with the completion of her Reiki 1 Certification and then later Massage Therapy. Through her schooling process, Elizabeth realized she had a gift for body work as she was that person at the parties that always had a small train of family and friends competing for her time and touch. This also includes other people’s pets!
Since she moved to New Zealand in 2013, to be with her partner, Dr. Sam, Elizabeth has gone on to complete Arvigo Therapy® certification training, which took over 2 year to complete and is now a certified Arvigo Therapy® Level 1 teacher, one of only 61 (at the time of writing) world wide. Arvigo® / Belly / Womb Therapy is based on ancient Maya belly massage techniques, yet adds totally new techniques (unique to this work) designed for modern bodies. This work changed the life of Elizabeth and has added much quality to the lives of her clients.
Arvigo Therapy® involves the gentle, external manipulation of abdominal organs (including the uterus), low back, sacrum and hips, to create the optimal internal flow for ones health and wellbeing. In particular, this work is very beneficial for reproductive organ challenges. Freedom in the body, especially in the belly and pelvic areas helps everything from maintaining good health to more serious conditions such as endometriosis or prostatitis. Many issues can be aided with Arvigo Therapy® such as menopausal challenges, urinal incontinence, prolapse, painful periods, urinary frequency, constipation, low energy, low back ache, re-occurring pelvic infections, tail bone injuries, digestion complaints, some PMS/PMT issues and so much more. This work greatly aids both partners (male and female) prepare for conception and greatly assists pregnancy recovery.
Elizabeth is also a gifted massage therapist with hands on experience and intuitive listening skills through years of experience and training as a body worker. Each session is catered to the client and meticulous attention is placed on each session. Whether a knot needs to be worked out or someone wants to relax and get pampered, Elizabeth has just the right skill set and touch. A typical session can include a variety or techniques ranging from Swedish, Deep tissue, Trigger point, Lymphatic, Myofacial release or even Polarity Therapy.
Elizabeth also offers pregnancy massage for those clients at least 13 weeks pregnant.
Pavla focuses on:
Relieve stress & balance nervous system
Physical & emotional trauma release
Acute & chronic physiological difficulties
Integration of changes during pregnancy & post birth
Supporting the health of the whole being
Certified and registered Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist
Registred member of Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists
Certified for working with mothers, babies, and children
Biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) takes a whole-person approach to healing wherein the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit are deeply acknowledged. It is a gentle yet profound non-invasive, hands-on therapy for the entire body. It allows you to rest and be „as is“ in a safe environment. It helps to calm the nervous system and allows other bodily functions and structures to find a new state of homeostasis. BCST can help you reduce structural pain, overwhelming emotions, stress and anxiety, and increase feelings of health, calm, balance and contentment.
Pavla spent years looking for an alternative and holistic hands-on therapy in which she could combine her talents and abilites. She has been clairsentient with a highly developed sense of touch her whole life, but it was the craniosacral therapy which gave her talent practical use and a direction. Pavla decided to follow her dream and studied for three years with the Body Intelligence international schooling program. It was an amazing journey which forever changed her life. She now practices as a professional and is constantly humbled by the immense power of the human body and its healing abilites.
What to expect in a treatment session?
During the treatment session the client typically lies on a treatment table fully clothed. Pavla makes contact by placing her hands lightly on the client´s feet. She listens to the underlying forces of health in her client´s system. These forces manifest as the subtle motion of tissue and fluids, which can be felt by sensitive hands. Pavla facilitates the process of natural reorganisation in a safe and non-jugmental environment. The client is encouraged to follow their individual needs and priorities for each session. BCST is essentially about body awareness and the ability to be mindful of embodied life experiences.
It is a gentle therapy suitable for all ages, including newborns, pregnant woman and those with delicate and long term conditions.
People who have had BCST often respond with the following observations:
- The original health problem or injury has improved.
- There are improvements with other health issues.
- More energy, feeling recharged and revitalised.
- Feeling more relaxed and calm.
- A stronger sense of self.
- Feeling more in their body rather than in their head.
- Improved body awareness.
First appointments for adults 75mins $90
(Please note the hourly rate is $80 and this initial session is discounted by $10)
Follow up appointments for adults:
First appointments for babies and children (up to 14 years old) 60mins $80
Follow up appointments for babies and children 30mins $45
NB: Unwaged and Community Services Card discounts available. Please contact Pavla for details.
For more information visit http://www.blossominghealth.nz
“I have had a life-long pattern of dissociating from my body and being inside my head. My sessions with Pavla have been a gentle homecoming. With Pavla’s skill I am reclaiming my sense of wholeness. It´s an amazing journey to go on and I am immensely grateful.”
“I found the sessions to be meditative. I had a feeling of deep relaxation and felt present in my body. I had talked to Pavla about some discomfort I was feeling in my knees. During one session I felt a distinct pulsing of energy around my right knee. I am thrilled to say I no longer experience any pain in that knee.”
“Craniosacral with Pavla helped me to fine-tune my physical and emotional boundaries with results on and off the table. After treatments, I am able to access deeper relaxation, greater calm, better embodiment, less pain, greater health and a sense of being an “integrated, whole being”; more able to listen to and trust the communication, wisdom, and healing potency from within me. Pavla’s point of difference is her strength to hold the space for vulnerability, intense emotions, to be where the pain is – while, her over-all focus is on helping you find and experience where the health in your body is.”
Belinda specialises in
Boosting Energy and Immunity
Healthy Menstruation & Menopause
Pain and Chronic conditions
BHSc In Acupuncture, Diplomas in Tuina and Qigong
ACC Treatment Provider
Member of the NZ Register of Acupuncturists
Before life as an acupuncturist, Belinda worked in the corporate world, juggling a career with raising a family. She became "burned out" and began to explore alternative health modalities such as Reiki and Holistic Pulsing, Insight Meditation and Yoga. Then, after receiving acupuncture treatments at the NZ School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, she was inspired to embark on a five year course of study that has provided her with the strong foundations necessary for life as a holistic health practitioner.
Belinda's training has been in Traditional Chinese Medicine Eight Principles, Manaka Protocol (Japanese style) the Five Element model, Dr Tan's Balance Method and more recently she has studied Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese acupuncture style which is her main current practice. Treatment involves the palpation of reflex areas to diagnose underlying patterns of disharmony. This method is very gentle and holistic, working on the root disharmony. Symptoms literally dissolve as the body comes into balance. Belinda mixes many treatment types; acupuncture, tuina massage, tendon stretching, cupping, moxabustion, Chinese herbal medicine and western medicine supplementation.
Belinda's specialises in treating people with low energy relating to low thyroid function and adrenal fatigue, painful and stress related conditions, women's health specifically painful menstruation and menopausal issues, and men's health including prostate problems. She offers home visits for people who are not able to come into clinic.
Belinda is a council member on the NZ Register of Acupuncturists, and often supervises acupuncture students treating inmates at Arohata Prison in Tawa.
Belinda lives on Wellington’s wild and invigorating south coast enjoying a variety of interests including tennis, music, yoga, spending time with friends and family, walking in nature … reflecting, meditating and continually learning!
Initial Consult & Acupuncture treatment 75mins $95
Initial Consult & Acupuncture treatment, ACC & Pregnancy 60mins $85/ACC $35
Acupuncture Follow Up 60mins $85/ACC $35
Cupping Only 30mins $45
5 x 60min Follow Up Sessions @$75 each $375*
10 x 60min Follow Up Sessions @$70 each $700*
*Pre-paid sessions must be used within 6 months
Belinda helped me with some digestion issues and feelings of stress and anxiety through a mixture of acupuncture, cupping, massage and breathing exercises. After 2 sessions I’m feeling much more like my usual self! Her rooms are lovely and warm and very relaxing and her manner is very soothing.
J. Crehan, Wellington
Belinda is the best acupuncturist I have EVER been to and I’ve been to a few.
A wonderful mix of techniques & a lovely tranquil space. (I fall asleep every time).
B. Kelly, Wellington
“I am seriously grateful to Belinda for patient and persistent work on my frozen shoulder which other treatments have not had much effect on. Quite apart from the treatment itself, I have enjoyed her friendliness and warmth and the peacefulness of the environment she creates. Thank you, Belinda”
D. Brook, Kapiti
I have been to pretty much all specialists associated with joint pain and I must say I was skeptical, but I am intrigued, after three treatments my chronic pain dissolved and I am still waiting for it to come back. But It doesn’t seem to want to….
R. Smith, Wellington