The Haven is a Byron Bay icon, bringing relaxation and healing to the local community and our visiting guests for over 35 years. We pride ourselves on our excellent and effective alternative healing services, and our deeply therapeutic massages that dissolve your tension and leave you floating out the door.
Unlike other clinics, The Haven offers you total wellness solutions for the body, mind and spirit. Our friendly team of multi-talented therapists is highly skilled and together offers more than 15 modes of therapy including kinesiology, naturopathy, homeopathy, herbs, nutrition, energy healing and physio-spect instant internal body analysis and treatment.
At The Haven, everything you need is at your fingertips so you can regain and maintain great health and vitality.
Our healing philosophy is “a relaxed body heals itself”. That’s why we invite you to come and enjoy individualized attention, relaxation and healing at an affordable price, in an environment of peace, tranquillity and harmony.
We are also thrilled to offer Byron’s only VIP Well-Being™ Club. For one low monthly price, you access Massage, Infra-Red Saunas and Floatation Therapy. It has to be the most enjoyable way to pamper yourself and take good care of your health!
We look forward to pampering you, and helping you back to excellent health!
To discuss your health needs with us, or to book your appointment, please call us today on 02 6685 8304.
Born in Victoria and raised in Queensland, Catherine, the youngest of 7 children, saw much hardship in her early years. Then at the young age of 16, she suffered a traumatic car accident which resulted in a broken pelvis and injured knee and shoulder.
She was introduced to martial arts to help heal her body and went on to become a black belt in martial arts. This introduced her to the eating healthy whole foods, Buddhist concepts and spirituality. This was Catherine’s first experience into the body’s capacity to heal itself.
Catherine married and had 4 children, her third child was, unfortunately stillborn. Her family lived naturally and with the laws of permaculture to assist in bringing up healthy children. However, this proved to be not enough. When her children had serious health challenges, she was introduced to acupuncture to help them get well. The first instance was when her son contracted glandular fever aged 12. Acupuncture provided amazing results for his health. In many cases Western medicine could not help resolve problems with her children’s’ health, but acupuncture always helped them turn the corner back to health. A few years later, Catherine suffered a health crisis due to enormous marital stress.
A few years later, Catherine suffered a health crisis due to enormous marital stress, separation and divorce. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine was responsible for getting her health back on track, both physically and emotionally. It was at this point Catherine decided to go to college and dedicate herself to this wonderful and amazing ancient science so that she could, in turn assist others. She enrolled in her degree and several years later graduated with her Bachelor of Health Science degree in Acupuncture. Read more
Catherine understands and values the very important place “Western” medicine has in our society, but equally believes acupuncture and Chinese medicine is its own system of medicine, rooted in thousands of years of observation, herbal medicine and acupuncture practice. Seeing the results her clients achieve, Catherine revels in how Chinese medicine comes to life in our modern world – making it the perfect healthcare choice for the men and women she consults with to support their fertility, IVF process, pregnancy or menopausal transition.
During her years as a student, Catherine worked for and was mentored by Conceive’s founder, Peter Kington, in Brisbane. During this time and since she has graduated, Catherine has attended countless professional development seminars with some of the world’s foremost Chinese medicine scholars and clinical experts. In addition, Catherine completed her internship at the Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medicine University in Guangxi, China.
In 2015, Catherine combined her full-time clinical practice with completing her Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), majoring in the clinical application of Chinese herbal medicine. Most recently she has completed studies with some of the world’s foremost leaders in acupuncture for pain relief. This specialised type of acupuncture produces highly effective results and Catherine is excited to be incorporating this into her work to give clients optimal clinical outcomes.
As part of her practice, Catherine works with her clients to develop healthy eating habits to support their fertility, pregnancy or other health issues. In addition to her fertility and pregnancy work, Catherine has a special interest in helping people who are living with chronic pain or insomnia, and women moving through the menopausal transition.
Catherine has also studied Reiki and Spiritual Healing Massage, and studied as well as taught meditation for many years.
“I love acupuncture as I see that it assists heal the body on both physical and emotional levels. I am inspired by the results I see when I treat my clients. Whether I see clients for pain, fertility, digestive issues or just a bad bout of the flu, seeing my clients walk out feeling better than when they walked in is a major testament to the healing nature of acupuncture. I see stressed out people walk in and relaxed people walk out. I believe that stress is one of the major causes of disharmony in our world. Anyone with any health issue will have a component of stress as the issue. So whilst working on your health issues, your nervous system will also be brought back into harmony.”
When she’s not working, you’ll find Catherine tending her veggie patch or enjoying the salt air at the beach in her little slice of paradise in northern NSW. A passionate home chef, Catherine enjoys cooking wholesome food to be shared amongst dear friends from near and far. Catherine is always happy to chat with you before you make the decision to consult with her.
“I am always honoured to have the opportunity to help someone get well, or conceive a child, and look forward to helping my clients back to optimum health as soon as possible!” Catherine