Welcome to our Holistic Wellness Hub

Holistic means based on the principle of holism. “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Holism is an important concept in the sciences and social sciences, and especially in medicine. Holistic medicine tries to treat the “whole person” rather than focusing too narrowly on single symptoms. It emphasizes the connections between the mind and the body, avoids the overuse of drugs, and has borrowed such practices from Eastern traditions as acupuncture and yoga.

Holistic health of a person concentrates on the connection of body, mind and spirit functioning at their highest levels to attain complete wellbeing in the environment in which they interact.  To achieve holistic wellbeing and feel your best a person must have a complete approach that meets the needs and wants in each area, that are the most enjoyable and meaningful to you (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual). Most people pay attention to at least one or two areas of their holistic health, for example they would exercise regularly and eat well but this is only one aspect of holistic health and wellbeing (body) and therefore they will need to make changes in their lifestyle to make room for and look after the other areas as well. The results to a person’s wellbeing after creating a balanced state of holistic health to their lifestyle is a healthier, complete, fulfilled and happier self (Schaerer,2015).

Our holistic wellness hub offers natural therapies, such as art and dance therapies, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Shiatsu massage and alternative medicines including homeopathic remedies, and other energy healing modalities.

Our practitioners and therapists are passionate and dedicated to their profession and the clients they serve.

Shiloh Holistic Wellness Hub

Nicky Hartley – Shiatsu Therapist

Shiatsu is a hands-on Japanese Zen Healing Art.

Shiatsu is more than a massage technique!

The character “shi” means finger or toe. The character “atsu” translates as “slowly applied pressure maintained then slowly released” with the implication of the use of bodyweight rather than strength. Together the two characters symbolize a range of techniques used in a therapeutic way, delivered by bodyweight using either fingers, palms, elbows, knees or feet.

Shiatsu achieves unique results because of it’s holistic goals which attempt to treat the whole person rather than a specific medical complaint. Shiatsu is based on the time-honoured Oriental medical understanding that our physiological and psychological structures are supported and affected by meridians. Meridians are channels of living magnetic energy. A shiatsu practitioner can improve the Ki (chi, life-force, energy) flowing through the meridians to improve our general health and well-being.


Kirsty Richards – Homeopathy

Hi, I’m Kirsty Richards (DipHomNZ) I’m a New Zealand qualified homeopath with over 12 years of experience in Homeopathy and complementary medicine.

I’m excited to be part of the Holistic Wellness team here at the Shiloh Centre. I spent many of my younger years growing up in Onehunga, it’s nice to be back in my old neighbourhood!

After a life-long interest in natural medicine, I became particularly interested in Homeopathy while pregnant with my son 21 years ago. I wanted to have a safe alternative to use for my pregnancy-related issues, that wouldn’t affect my unborn baby. 


Lesley Diane – Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

Lesley completed a diploma of Osteopathy in 1995 and a diploma of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in 2017. Her life-long quest is to ‘hear’ the language of the intelligence in the body through the craniosacral rhythms and, in so doing, to bring to light for people their inherent capacity to heal, to thrive and to shine.

Lesley has four kids, now in their 20’s, and three cats who’ve helped raise them. She loves yoga, attempts gardening and delights in gathering with friends and family around the kitchen table.