The Herb Centre health and wellness clinic offers professional health services from qualified health care practitioners. We provide a diverse range of natural treatments in a supportive and caring environment. Our professional services include:

  • Naturopathic medicine
  • Medical herbal medicine
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Allergy testing
  • Massage therapy
  • Hypnotherapy


Find out more detail about our diverse range of natural treatments and professional therapies. 


Find out more detail about the types of testing available at The Herb Centre.


We have health care practitioners offering professional services at The Herb Centre. Click on the practitioner name to find out more about their qualifications, background, and specialty services. 

You may book with all our practitioners by calling us at 03 365 3011. 

Michael Woods - Naturopathic Medicine

Michael has been in the natural health industry for over 20 years.  He is one of Christchurch's most experienced naturopath and offers a combination of herbal and nutritional medicines, as well as dietary and lifestyle changes and, most importantly, a strong emphasis on educating and empowering the individual.

Maria Hoogeveen Advanced Naturopathics - Naturopathic Medicine

Maria Hoogeveen has been working in the health industry for many years. Advanced Naturopathics specialises in EAP (electro-acupuncture-testing) using a BICOM Bioresonance machine. She offers a variety of health services including allergy testing, allergy desensitization, chronic health treatments, and a quit smoking program.

Jo Dolby - Medical Herbal Medicine

Jo trained as a medical herbalist who uses herbs, nutrition, flower essences and different testing methods to restore wellness and or support an individuals health. She specialises in chronic health conditions such as autoimmune disorders as well as cancer support.

Amelia Stafford - Naturopathic Medicine - currently on maternity leave

Amelia Stafford is a Registered Medical Herbalist/Naturopath and Holistic Nutritionist, specialising in women’s health and fertility. She uses evidence based herbal tinctures, medicinal teas and functional medicine as well as traditional modalities.

Ruth Waters - Massage Therapy

Ruth Waters trained at the New Zealand College of Massage specializing in relaxation therapy and also offers Reiki treatment alongside. 

Nina MacDonald Nutritionist

Nina is a qualified nutritionist with a holistic approach to health. She likes to help her clients learn about food and nutrition and the impact of what you eat has on your physical, mental and emotional health. She aims to help you achieve your health goals in a way that is personally tailored to suit you and your lifestyle. 

Nicole Margetts - Marisa Peer Method (RTT) Hypnotherapist. 

Nicole is a licensed practitioner of RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy) a modality created by Marisa Peer. This method is renowned for its ability to provide clients with fast effective resolution of their presenting topic by tapping into the resources held in the subconscious mind. Free introductory sessions available.   

Hamish Harcourt - Intuitive Therapy

Hamish has been practicing intuitive therapies for many years. He trained in Swedish massage and over the years has also been involved in a number of other modalities and studies, which have contributed to his unique approach of his work.