The Self Heal Clinic -- specialising in natural health remedies and treatments -- has opened its doors in Masterton to an early flood of customers.
Clinic founder and partner Sarah Beesley said the clinic, which shifted from Carterton and opened in "our forever home" of Masterton a fortnight ago, had been steadily moving northwards since she first set up shop in Greytown about a decade ago.
Today the clinic offers natural medicines and specialist treatment for a gamut of conditions including food and chemical allergies, stress and sleep management, weight control, skin and digestive care, pain management, heavy metal and chemical detoxification, and pregnancy preparation and massage.
The Masterton clinic in Lincoln Rd had attracted a flood of clients since the opening of the converted residential property that today housed offices for Ms Beesley and partner Jodie Williams, and a dispensary under manager Leanne Ryder that is stocked with natural products ranging up to medicinal grade herbal teas and tinctures and therapeutic grade dietary supplements.
The clinic had "teamed up two of the Wairarapa's most experienced natural health practitioners" in Ms Beesley, a seasoned medical herbalist, naturopath and registered health coach, and Ms Williams, a registered nurse and trained naturopath with specific skills and background in the management of difficult wounds.
Ms Beesley said she had, over her career, come to be known for her successful treatment of chronic illnesses, heavy metal and chemical poisoning and for her experience in safely using alternative medicines alongside existing medical regimes.
She had also helped to develop products and treatment protocols using a "revolutionary" medicinal clay, Purely Earth, for the management of chronic skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis and ulcers.
Ms Williams specialises in therapeutic and remedial massage and foot joint mobilisation, Ms Beesley said, while also working in natural pain management and elimination and people with autism, and physical and intellectual disabilities.
Ms Williams said the clinic offered the provision of "qualified support, advice and direction to those seeking to manage and resolve their health conditions, no matter how serious".
Ms Beesley said both she and Ms Williams had "significant experience" in supporting patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments alongside standard medical practice.
"The biggest challenge with chemotherapy is knowing how to support the patient without interfering with the efficacy of the medication," she said.
"I'm doing a lot of work at the moment with medical clay therapies, which can be invaluable for resolution of radiation burns and other issues surrounding patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment."
The clinic had already sparked "a phenomenal response from the community", she said.
For more information call Ms Beesley at 06 378 7705 or go online to selfhealclinic.co.nz.