Having a trusted group of health professionals and practitioners to rely on whenever you need is so important. By visiting the right specialist, you can be sure you’re getting the most reliable, personalised and affordable care.
I’ve found recommendations from friends and family to be so helpful in building a network of people I trust, so here are my own recommendations for anyone looking for a nudge in the right direction.
Acupuncture – Dr. Marina Christov
Marina, from the House of Life Clinic in Armadale, has the most healing energy. I just adore her as a human being, full stop!
Having practised Chinese medicine for more than 20 years, she has adopted a holistic approach to optimising health and wellness. Marina is more than just your average ‘doctor’, acting as a mentor to her clients on their wellness journey. She specialises in anxiety, depression and female health.
Integrative GP – Dr Jeff Jankelson
Dr Jankelson from Albemarle Medical Practice in Rose Bay is all about integrative medicine, offering the perfect balance between Western medicine, and evidence-based natural medicine. He shares the JSHealth philosophy, advocating for a balanced and sustainable lifestyle.
He has qualifications in homeopathy, nutrition and natural medicine, and has worked in general practice since 1984.
There is no one who understands the connection between the physical and emotional better than this man! His bedside manner is exceptional.
Massage – Secret World Thai Massage, Rose Bay
Offering traditional Thai massages ranging from 30 to 90 minutes, as well as reflexology, deep tissue massages, sports massages, anti-stress massages, body scrubs, and their signature Secret World Signature Oil massage, this place has it all! The private, cosy treatment rooms at their Newtown and Rose Bay locations can be booked for individuals or couples.
We all know how important taking a moment to de-stress is in the JSHealth lifestyle – this is the way to do it. Affordable, authentic and hygienic – I love it.
Reflexology – Nat from Sol Relaxation
Reflexology is more than just a regular foot massage. It works from within the body, stimulating natural healing processes by applying pressure to specific reflex points. I love using reflexology as a healing tool, and would definitely recommend dipping your toe in with Nat from Sol Relaxation.
Nat is one-of-a-kind as a human being, but also as a reflexologist! Her sessions are incredibly relaxing and therapeutic. I adore the space of her clinic, and how I feel after every session! She is based in Bondi.
Contact for bookings at 0412 383 540.
Facial – Jurlique facial at Gaslight Pharmacy Rose Bay
To be honest, I don’t get facials too often due to lack of time, but when I do, I love cleansing my face with natural skincare products!
This makes Gaslight Pharmacy’s Jurlique facial perfect for me. Gaslight offers a range of skincare services, and their facial using Jurlique’s natural botanical-based skincare leaves my skin feeling fab every time! It’s refreshing and brightening, without being harsh on your skin.
I also try and give myself homemade face masks using natural ingredients such as Greek yoghurt or mashed avocado when I can, for some added hydration and brightness. My Skin and Digestion vitamin has also made a huge difference to my skin already, keeping me glowing whenever I can’t quite squeeze in a facial.
Natural Hair Colouring – Antler Hair Designs
This hair salon based in Bondi uses Aveda products, a natural haircare brand, for their colouring. I love the fact that I’m not exposing myself to any harsh chemicals when I get my hair touched up.
They are also amazing at blonde – a difficult feat to achieve! And top tip – ask for Hayley when you book! This is my go to!