Welcome to Chamomile NaturopathyWe are an inspired collective of community minded and talented health care practitioners. We offer Bellingen and the greater Mid North Coast, our caring support on the path to your greatest well being.
Naturopathic and Herbal Support
Naturopathy is an holistic approach to wellness based on the principle that our body’s have an inherent ability and desire to heal themselves. So what does that mean? Each of us with enough rest, good nutrition and time will be able to heal from many of lifes ailments and physical and emotional challenges. Our body’s are always giving their very best to maintain or return us to state of relative balance and harmony. Sometimes however it can all get a little too much and we need some help.
For those times when we find ourselves unwell and needing support, nurturing and guidance, as naturopaths we can use herbal medicines, tailored nutrition and physical therapies to help rebuild, reinvigorate and remove some of the obstacles to health, providing more space and resources for our body’s to mend and heal.
The old saying prevention is better than cure, is a key stone of naturopathic practice. We can help people to optimise their health, finding ways of enjoying food while having it serve and support them, providing regular physical maintenance and relaxation to allow for strong and active lives, supporting mental and emotional health while encouraging empowered decisions in moving towards an enriching and inspiring life and most importantly of all helping people to discover self compassion and a desire to care for and nurture themself.
Food is so many different things to so many people. At a fundamental level, food is about nourishing and supporting our body, providing fuel and building blocks so that we can be our best. Food is also importantly a wonderfully tasty and sensual way of connecting with the world around us, ‘where you are what you eat’ becomes a literal reality. Eating is such a big part of our daily lives that it is inevitably intricately interwoven for each of us, with a really diverse range of positive and negative physical, mental and emotional experiences. All of these facets of eating are important to us and constitute what we call holisitic nutrition.
At Chamomile Naturopathy we are lovers of food and helping people to find a strong, healthy working relationship with what and how we eat. We believe that food can be healthy and delicious. We recognise the importance of helping empower each person to find what works for them individually both now and to meet the ever evolving future nutritional needs.
Massage is an ancient technique utilising human touch to help restore balance and harmony to the physical body, while also relaxing and nurturing the mental and emotional aspect of ourselves. Remedial Massage is a broad term used to describe body work, ranging from calming, relaxing, gentle treatment to more specific and deeper massage sessions focused on alleviating pain, tension and helping correct physical patterns of strain and misalignment.
The visit begins with a conversation about what is happening for you and an assessment of where and why you are feeling discomfort. Throughout the treatment we are looking to work into areas of restriction and discomfort, improving range of movement, circulation, lymphatic clearance and nervous system function. Common reasons for discomfort and pain that we see include ongoing stress, overuse, under use, misuse and accidents, leading to pain and injury. We regularly work with people experiencing headaches, lower back pain, shoulder injuries, upper body pain and tension, repetitive strain injuries and those just carrying around too much stress. remedial massage helps to calm and balance the nervous system, leaving people feeling relaxed, calm and with a sense of well being.
More information coming soon….
We’d like to introduce you to the Chamomile Naturopathy team.
Naturopath, Massage Therapist and Craniosacral Practitioner
As co-creator of Chamomile Naturopathy, Damian loves to see people happy, healthy and whole. With over 10 years experience as a massage therapist and having recently added craniosacral therapy to his tool belt, Damian loves bodywork and hands on healing. Paired with herbs, nutritious fresh foods and finding what really makes you smile, a treatment with Damian is a trully wholistic experience.
Naturopath, Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher
Laura is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her beautiful daughter Mae.
Upcoming Courses and Workshops
Camp Creative – Herbs and Naturopathy 2018
Prepare to get your hands dirty, taste buds tested in more ways than one and your senses stretched as we embark on a 5 day journey to becoming amateur herbalists.
During our 2018 Camp Creative ‘Herbs and Naturopathy’ course we will be spending time exploring health and everything herbal. We will get to know many familiar plants in a new way, meet some for the first time and even become acquainted with some of the lesser loved plant world ruffians. Our days will be spent learning how to identify, harvest, preserve and prepare herbs for home healing use. We will be covering creams, tinctures, decoctions, ointments, herbal vinegars and more as well as herbal inspired nibbles, drinks and as much herbal teas as you can drink.
We’d love to have you along. For more information and bookings please click here to visit the Camp Creative website.
Keep an ear out! We’ve been harvesting ideas and infusing them into something beautiful. More courses and workshops coming soon.
Our clinic is in the beautiful upstairs arcade at 87 Hyde St, Bellingen. The entrance to the arcade is shared with Bellingen Video and just next door to the Sweet Bellingen lolly shop. Street parking available out the front or near by.
Bookings and Enquiries
Chamomile Naturopathy is open Wednesday through to Friday from 9:30 until 5 and every second Tuesday from 9:30 until 4:30.
We would love to connect with you and see how we can help get you started on your journey to your greatest wellness. To contact us you can call 0478 662 466 or fill out the form below and we will be in touch shortly.
4/87 Hyde St,
Bellingen, NSW, 2454
0478 662 466