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The story behind Calyx Health

I'm a qualified and registered Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, and Massage Therapist

practicing in the beautiful Waipa area, within the Waikato region.

I have a lifelong enthusiasm for plants and health.

Some of my earliest memories as a child are harvesting flowers and plants, crushing them up, and mixing them with water, feeling as though I was making something really special.

I have an extensive background in horticulture and am keen to pass on my skills and experience with plants

in consultations to encourage you to grow your own food and medicine.

I also spent many years working in the hospitality industry which is something I always draw on to ensure a welcoming and safe environment to promote a harmonious connection between

myself, my clients, and my community.  

My passion for good food has been threaded through these two careers, firstly by growing it,

and then creating and serving the final products.

I prefer an integrative approach by ensuring general practitioners and other health professionals

are included in each client's wellness journey to encourage a holistic approach.

I love to draw on other healthcare practitioner's experience and knowledge

to keep me as skilled as possible in all aspects of healthcare.

This also ensures that all my clients are fully supported in their health journey,

both by my practice at Calyx Health and by all other practitioners that my clients may benefit from.

What's behind the name 'Calyx Health'?

The concept behind Calyx Health is that of one which honours bio-individuality, 

treating each client specifically to their health needs because no two of us are the same.

 Calyx are the green outer sepals protecting a flower in bud

until that flower is ready to bloom and reach its innate potential.

You will be treated respectfully and supported with compassionate guidance throughout your health journey.

My aim is to empower you as the client to attain and maintain your health

to be the best version of you!

Registration = professionalism

As well as being degree qualified, I am also a registered member of the

Naturopaths and Medical Herbalists of New Zealand (NMHNZ)

and am the Regional Coordinator for our Waikato Practitioners group. 

 

I believe registration is an important part of increasing

professionalism and accountability for health practitioners. 

My registration requires Continued Professional Education,

meaning I must attend a number of training opportunities each year. 

This ensures that I am receiving the most relevant and recent research for their practice.

 My membership with the NMHNZ enables clients to claim on their 

Southern Cross Medical Insurance depending on their policy cover.


Special awards

This year I was awarded Regional Coordinator of the Year in recognition of

the connection with NMHNZ members and the success of our regional group.

In 2016 I received the Phytomed award for Excellence in Herbal Medicine.

This was a true honour for me, and a confirmation that I am practicing my passion.

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