At the Sleep and Wellness Centre, our team of highly skilled practitioners provide a wide-range of skills and services, in order to provide you with a full health assessment and improve your overall wellbeing.
We maintain a holistic and integrative approach so that you are supported as an individual and any underlying imbalances are addressed. We combine the latest scientific and natural medicine, and work we can strive for optimal wellbeing
Dr. Estelle de Beer
Doctor of Natural Medicine
Dr Estelle qualified from the Durban University of Technology (South Africa) in 2007, as a Doctor of Natural Medicine. Dr Estelle has been in consulting and treating patients since 2007 but has been working in holistic health care since 2003. Like most people attracted to the healing powers of natural medicine she chose to work in the industry in a health shop, offering one on one support at a retail level & honing her customer service skills and bedside manner whilst building on her academic knowledge at University.
Dr Estelle has vast experience in researching the efficacy of natural healthcare products and holistic treatments; taking them from concept through initial phase testing and into commercialisation and whilst she found this industry based work fascinating, she was ultimately drawn back to working closely with people in order to help them get their health back. As such Dr Estelle considers herself primarily a family health practitioner (the first place to call & hopefully not the last) and is dedicated to treating and supporting people through chronic health challenges, getting to the bottom of what is causing the dis-ease and gains great joy from bringing the body & mind back into balance. Most importantly she considers herself an advocate for preventative healthcare. Dr Estelle has dedicated over 11 years to expertly supporting clients through their most challenging times, it was through this that she realised how disruptive sleep impacted greatly on their overall health and that by addressing their sleep as a priority many of their chronic conditions were resolved, or at very least the severity of their symptoms decreased. Through this first-hand experience
Dr Estelle became madly passionate about the restorative powers of healthy sleep and the vital role it plays in overall health, wellbeing and it’s incredible healing capacity.
Dr Estelle is a current professional member of The New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists and is a registered member of the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). She is also a member of the Homoeopathy Research Institute (HRI), the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the Global Wellness Institute homoeopathic research.
Estelle is trained in the following modalities;
* Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine)
* Acupuncture and Acupressure
* Tissure salts and Celloids
* Flower Essence Therapies
* Therapeutic massage
Not just your “ordinary” massage therapist Charmaine offers treatments to facilitate the clearing of waste products, inflammation and excess fluids throughout your body to allow your own healing process to happen without barriers. Charmaine discovered the Dr Vodder school of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) when she was treated by a therapist as part of her cancer care. These therapeutic treatments became such an essential part of the her wellness journey, so much so that she left her role in IT and certified with the Dr Vodder School International, for manual lymphatic drainage and combined decongestive therapy. She also trained with Australian Oncology Massage to become a certified oncology massage therapist. Charmaine has been in private practice since 2018.
Sleep and Wellness Centre Director
Kirsten is one of NZ’s leading Naturopathic Sleep Specialists and has dedicated the last 10 years exclusively to this very important field.
She is qualified in Naturopathy, Medical Herbalism, Nutrition and has post graduate qualifications in Natural Fertility and Homeobotanical Therapies.
It was during her time in private practice, where she helped infertile couples become parents that she started to see the consequences of a lack of quality sleep.
Kirsten became fascinated with sleep and sleep research and eventually began to tailor her practice so she could specialise on sleep as the foundation for healing.
During Kirsten’s time in her naturopathic clinic, she developed her own range of specialised sleep and stress support products that have revolutionised the sleep market in New Zealand. SleepDrops is an innovative range of sleep products designed to support all ages and life stages. Her passion and vision have now seen the SleepDrops range move into the international market, helping people all over the world sleep smarter and live better.
Since the release of SleepDrops in 2009, Kirsten has helped literally hundreds of thousands of NZ’ers sleep and has been dubbed the nations ‘Queen of Sleep’, appearing on TV, radio, in print, and as a public speaker where she educates the public on the importance of sleep and how to reap its benefits.
It is has been Kirsten’s long-term goal to create an holistic Sleep/Health centre that encompasses the best of both Allopathic Medicine and Naturopathic Sleep Medicine by supporting this with specific body therapies and mind/body medicine techniques; to create a dynamic space where health practitioners that truly understand sleep is the foundation of all health and wellbeing work together and alongside each for the benefit of their patients.