Brenda graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in the UK in 2000. Since returning to NZ, Brenda has worked in Newmarket and the Hibiscus Coast and returned to her home town of Warkworth in 2012. Brenda is a registered member of the BACC (British Acupuncture Council) and the NZASA (NZ Acupuncture Standard Authority Inc.). She is committed to continuing professional development on a regular basis and has a special interest in sports injury and pain relief.

Brenda is an ACC treatment provider.

More about acupuncture ...

Nick Merwood - Massage TherapistNick Merwood has been a practising professional massage therapist for fifteen years and has recently returned to the profession he loves after two years of travel and self-experience.

Nick is an intuitive mind, body therapist, assisting your body’s innate ability to heal. Nick uses a combination of bodywork techniques including cranial/sacral, reflexology, muscle release, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage and the Pfrimmer technique. Nick’s speciality is hot stone massage which can be combined with any other technique.

More about massage ...

Nicole Wilson - NutritionistNicole was born and raised here in Warkworth. She left the area to study and travel, returning in 2001 to open Elocin Specialty Foods, a gluten-free bakery. In 2015 Nicole closed Elocin Specialty Foods, graduated from Massey University with a Science and Technology Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition, and now works as a Nutritionist.

Nicole is a member of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand. She is committed to continuing professional development on a regular basis and has a special interest in nutrition for those with food allergy/intolerance and the elderly. When it comes to nutrition, Nicole focuses on the fact that no one size fits all: we are each very different in what we need (and like) to make us happy and healthy, and finding that out is part of this fantastic ride we call life.

More about nutrition and health ...

Taka Hasimoto - Shiatsu TherapistTaka has 15 years healing experience in Japan and New Zealand. Originally from Tokyo, Taka moved to Queenstown in November 2012 before moving to Warkworth in 2016.

Taka graduated in Japan after studying authentic Shiatsu massage, Taiwanese reflexology and acupuncture in 2002. Taka travelled to China, Thailand and India to assimilate other oriental healing techniques and after 10 years working in Tokyo, Taka moved to New Zealand as he was fascinated with nature. After living in Queenstown for 3½ years, Taka moved to Warkworth in 2016 where he lives with his young family. His mission is to show how beneficial Shiatsu massage is.

Taka is a registered member of the Shiatsu Practitioners’ Association of Aotearoa (SPAA (NZ) Ltd).

More about Shiatsu ...

Lavender House
27 Lilburn Street

Phone: 09 422 5522


Clinic hours:
9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Early and late appointments available for acupuncture Tuesdays and Thursdays.


"Maintaining order rather than correcting disorder is the ultimate principle of wisdom. To cure disease after it has appeared is like digging a well when one feels thirsty or forging weapons after the war has already begun."
– Nei Jing

"Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live."
– Jim Rohn

Back to top