A wide range of health and wellness practitioners will share their experience and knowledge at an expo in Warkworth on July 9.
The event is being sponsored by Trinity Chiropractic and driven by Dr Lindsay Best, who is hoping this will be “fourth time lucky”.
On three previous occasions, the event was cancelled due to Covid-19 lockdowns and precautions.
“The expo is designed with two goals in mind,” Best says. “Firstly, it’s a networking event for practitioners and secondly, it’s a way for the public to know what is available locally in the health and wellness sector.
“There will be something to interest everyone, wherever they are on their health journey.”
More than 40 stallholders are involved and the day will include a range of speakers who will cover topics such as chiropractic, yoga, Pilates, massage, counselling and quantum healing.
Best says it will be an opportunity for members of the public to talk to practitioners in a relaxed and friendly environment.
She says a lot of what will be in the expo will be about maintaining good health.
“It’s much more about preventing illness rather than the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. The medical system is over-run and exhausted, so we need this sort of approach to health more than ever at the moment.
“I really hope it opens people’s eyes to the fact that there are many ways to get fit and healthy.”
Best hopes the other goal of providing practitioners with a networking opportunity might lead to some longer term outcomes.
“A lot of people in the wellness field are sole practitioners. By upskilling ourselves on who else is out there and what services and products they offer, we will be in a better position to refer our clients appropriately.
“We all have different strengths so I think we should be encouraging more cooperation, so that our patients get the treatment they need.”
Best says she would love to one day see a wellness hub in Warkworth where services can be promoted and delivered.
The expo will be held at the Warkworth Town Hall from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free but visitors will be invited to give a gold coin donation, which will be passed on to a local charity
What’s to see?
More than 40 health and wellness practitioners will be at the expo in the Warkworth Town Hall on July 9 to explain how a person can improve their physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Here’s just a taste of what visitors will be able to learn more about:
Maxwell & McIntyre Natural Oral Health
A range of all-natural toothpaste options that don’t contain harmful chemicals or foaming agents. Flavours include coconut oil, sweet peppermint and strawberry. There is also a New Zealand kelp mineralising toothpowder. All products are hand-made in Leigh.
Holistic Health Naturopathic Clinic
The clinic is run by Inga von Benzon, a trained naturopath and Bowtech® Bowen therapist. She also offers homeobotanical therapy, Bioptron Light Therapy, ear candling, EVA (electro-dermal screening) testing and reiki.
Clinic director Dr Sarah Wilson is a registered child and adolescent clinical psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and their families. She is particularly interested in working with families affected by neurodevelopmental delays (ADHD & ASD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Flexercise with the Fitness League
MaryAnne Church runs classes in Warkworth, Wellsford and Matakana using an exercise system called the Bagot Stack System. The low impact exercise classes are designed for all ages and abilities, promising a reduced risk of heart disease and a lower risk of developing arthritis and stiff joints, as well as increased energy and reduced stress levels.
Spirit Of Wellbeing
A counselling, energy psychology techniques and quantum energy healing service to help people transform their life, manage uncertainty, create a brighter future and strengthen their spiritual connection. People are taught to develop their own essential serenity and wellbeing, no matter where they are or what they do in life. This includes access to increased creativity, clarity of thought and wisdom skills, and increased core confidence and self-esteem.
A place where people can be helped to reach their fullest health potential through safe, natural and effective chiropractic care, massage therapy, physiotherapy and nutrition. Massage therapists offer a range of differing services which includes deep tissue, reflexology, sports rehabilitation, relaxation and pregnancy support, as well as many others. There is also physiotherapy and nutrition support.
Specialising in women’s health and digestion, Jasmin Sturm offers a range of services from naturopathy, herbal medicine and emotional release bodywork to soul centre healing hypnosis. The former owner of the Warkworth Natural Health Store has certificates in Bowen Therapy, body harmony, reiki, touch for health, moat med, iridology, counselling and Emmett therapy.