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Kingsland, Auckland
09-849 4488

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MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS

Tonic Room is home to a variety of Auckland’s leading Natural Health professionals.

Tonic Room practitioners specialise in a wide variety of modalities all of which address any current issues to help people achieve their health goals. All our practitioners are passionate about supporting and educating people to ensure they have the knowledge and understanding to do this. Please review the profiles of our practitioners below and phone or email to make an appointment.

our Practitioners

Dr Nicky Baillie

Integrative Medicine | General Practitioner | Medical Herbalist | Natural Fertility Management | Mind Body Medicine

MBChB, FRNZCGP, Dip Herb Med, MNZAMH, Dip Int Psych (Hakomi), CHT.


Nicky is an Integrative GP and Medical Herbalist with a special interest in Mind Body medicine. She also has an Advanced Certificate in Natural Fertility Management and is Medical Director of the International College of Herbal Medicine.  Nicky developed a passion for more holistic approaches to health during her medical training. She completed a Diploma in Herbal Medicine in 1996, and trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in the USA in 2004. She has also completed a Diploma in Integrative Psychology (Hakomi) in 2008, a form of Mind Body psychotherapy, and certified as a Hakomi Therapist in 2013.

Nicky has been working for over 20 years offering a holistic, patient-centered approach to a wide range of people, which includes herbal, nutritional, environmental and mindbody approaches. She now practices Integrative Medicine from Tonic Room in Kingsland, Auckland, integrating complementary approaches with her conventional medical training to offer a holistic health service.

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At the core of Nicky’s practice is the belief that embracing and exploring all aspects of health is essential for optimal wellbeing.

Herbal Medicine today is both a science and an art. Modern research is combining with traditional knowledge to confirm and expand safe and effective guidelines for the use of plants as medicine. Herbal medicine is increasingly making its mark as a valid treatment option for a range of conditions including:

• Women’s health
• Children’s health
• Cancer
• Auto-Immune conditions
• Migraines 
• Depression, anxiety and insomnia
• Asthma and chronic lung disease
• Acne and eczema
• Digestive disorders
• Heart disease
• Chronic fatigue 
• Disease prevention.

Nicky has a special interest in supporting people with cancer, both during conventional cancer treatments, and afterwards to support optimal health and wellbeing.

Natural Fertility Management is a comprehensive programme using nutritional and herbal medicines, detoxification, stress management and timing techniques. This programme encompasses preconception care, conscious conception, overcoming fertility problems and optimising reproductive health.

Mind Body Medicine explores the relationship between our thoughts, our feelings, our bodies and our health. These inseparable aspects have a profound effect on how we respond to the challenges that life offers us. Mindful awareness is beneficial to every person, but particularly so for those suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, grief, chronic pain or chronic illness.

 Hakomi Therapy is a form of psychotherapy, a mindfulness-based approach to understanding ourselves.

The holistic way in which Nicky works is at all times informed and guided by her extensive experience within the medical system including her many years working as a GP.

Nicky works from Tonic Room on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To make an appointment or for further enquiries please phone reception on (09) 849 4488 or send us an email

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Sarinah Hurford

ND, BNat, Dip MedHerb

Sarinah Hurford has a degree in Naturopathic Medicine and is also a qualified Medical Herbalist and Massage Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in the health industry in NZ, France and the UK. Her mission is to educate and inspire her clients to live life to the fullest with a healthy body and happy mindset. She has helped people with a wide range of health conditions and most commonly sees clients with digestive complaints, anxiety, weight-challenges, skin troubles and hormone imbalances. She believes wholesome nutrition and good digestion form the foundation for great health.

Sarinah has a special interest in Endocrine health and helping clients with adrenal fatigue and thyroid issues. She integrates the use of functional testing for a greater insight into the cause of various conditions and a thorough understanding of her client’s overall health picture. Comprehensive testing can be done through blood, saliva, urine, hair and stool analysis. Specimens are sent for investigation at high-tech laboratories for accurate results. There are a wide range of test services available including food intolerance, hormone and neurotransmitter testing.

During an initial 60-90 minute consultation, Sarinah will listen to your health story and offer realistic and personalised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to suit your needs. She will also advice you of the most effective herb and supplement options where required.

Alongside Naturopathic consultations, Sarinah offers deep-tissue, relaxation and hot-stone massage therapy. She has worked in 5 star resorts and treated celebrities and elite athletes from around the world. Sarinah can help you discover the benefits of a firm pressure to alleviate pain and muscular tension or help you unwind with a light-medium pressure and the warmth from basalt stones to sooth away nervous and physical tension.

“Everyday I meet people who struggle with their weight and suffer from mood swings, fatigue, low-libido and sleep deprivation. Despite eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, many people feel trapped, as they don’t understand the missing piece of their health puzzle. The critical link is the hormonal system, which regulates the functioning of the entire body and dictates the way we feel on an emotional and physical level.

Common hormonal imbalances involve low thyroid function, adrenal fatigue, insulin resistance, estrogen/testosterone dominance and neurotransmitter deficiencies. These imbalances can lead to a wide range of health disorders including anxiety, depression, insomnia, diabetes, chronic fatigue, hair-loss, PMS, menopausal distress and digestive complaints.

It is truly amazing to witness the health transformations people make when they discover which hormones are out of balance and learn which herbs, nutrients and lifestyle changes can help them regain their health and happiness”.

Sarinah works from Tonic Room every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with late nights on Thursdays and Fridays. To make an appointment or for further enquiries please phone reception on (09) 849 4488 or send us an email

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Milly Hart

Growing up in an environment where Natural Medicine and a holistic lifestyle was a part of everyday life, Milly brings with her a passionate and practical perspective on the natural approach to health and wellbeing.

Milly’s desire to help people look and feel their best led to her studying a diploma in beauty and spa therapies. With eight years of experience in the beauty industry, Milly’s own skin journey and background in holistic philosophy has developed her practice into becoming one of Auckland’s top Holistic Facialists. Also a qualified yoga teacher, Milly has a mindful approach to her facial treatments creating a uniquely nurturing experience.

With intuitive hands, Milly understands the importance of human touch and her facial massage is a mix of gentle and firm, improving tone and circulation, whilst helping products penetrate the skin for the greatest effect.

Milly strongly feels that natural plant based products have the ability to deliver phenomenal effects to the skin. Our Bespoke Facials are suitable for all skin types, whether your concerns are tired lined skin, adult acne, eczema and sensitvity, or you feel like you need hydration and a boost. Using the right plant based products will heal, revitalise and protect your skin so it can shine and reflect your inner beauty. 

Suitable for all matters of the skin, Milly’s bespoke facials are designed for you on the day. Each facial brings an opportunity to find out about your skin health, a space to relax, and a chance to bring your best complexion to the surface.

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Dr. Chantal Hofstee

Clinical Psychologist – Mindfulness trainer – Supervisor - Author – public speaker

MA, PG DipClinPsych

Chantal has a holistic approach combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with practical Mindfulness techniques. She is registered with the NZ Psychologists board and has worked in both the medical and corporate world as a psychologist and a consultant.

Her gentle and client centered approach is aimed at giving clients insight into the development of their symptoms and equipping them with techniques to reduce negative symptoms and increase wellbeing. She is experienced in working with the following symptoms in both adults, children and couples;

- Stress
- Depression
- Anxiety
- PTSS
- Trauma
- Burn out
- Relationship difficulties
- Insomnia
- Coping with drastic life changes
- Self esteem issues
- Work Performance improvement

Chantal will create a custom made therapy to suit your needs and circumstances. The total duration of the therapy differs but significant change is made within 5 – 8 sessions.


Chantal works from Tonic Room every Wednesday. To make an appointment or for further enquires please phone reception on (09)849 4488 or send us an email.

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Janaka Radich

BHSc, (Physiotherapy) MPNZ, NZMPA

Janaka studied Physiotherapy in Auckland graduating in 2005 and has over 8 year's clinical experience in private practice. Janaka enjoys treating sporting and complex spinal injuries and has a keen interest in manual therapy and acupuncture, completing post-graduate courses in osteopathic manipulation and muscle energy techniques. He is currently completing a manual therapy course at Auckland University of Technology.

Janaka effectively treats the following conditions:
• Low back pain
• Neck pain
• Muscle strains
• Sports Injuries
• Work related injuries
• Muscle imbalances
• Repetitive strain injuries
• Headaches
• Chronic injuries
• Stress fractures
• Pre and post surgery patients
• Posture dysfunctions
• Nerve pain
• Hand and wrist pain

Janaka works from Tonic Room from Monday to Friday. To make an appointment or for further enquiries please phone reception on (09) 849 4488 or send us an email

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Lana Raill

Dip Nat; Dip Herb Med; Dip Native Flower Essence Therapy

Lana has been working with clients in a healing capacity for over 16 years and has always had an affinity for working with the powers of nature, natural cycles and the inherent healing powers of plants. From an early age, Lana discovered she has an affinity for and talent in working with the native plants of New Zealand, particularly in the form of flower essences, which are the vibrational or energetic essence of a plant infused into water with sunlight to impart healing properties. 

In 2007, Lana formally began training in herbal and nutritional medicine at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in Auckland, New Zealand. During this time, Lana was introduced to and began working with New Zealand native plant essences in the form of First Light® flower essences. 

Lana experienced profound and significant healing as a direct result of using First Light® flower essences and quickly embraced working with plant medicine in the form of flower essences. 

Lana completed her studies in 2010, and holds diplomas in Medical Herbalism, Naturopathy, and New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy. She is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner. 

Lana is passionate about and dedicated to helping others to become the best and fullest expression of who and what they are. Through her own experiences in life, and working closely with the sacred plants of New Zealand in the form of First Light® flower essences, Lana is well-equipped to assist her clients to break through limiting patterns and transform their lives. 

Clients will receive a customised blend of First Light® flower essences selected to address their specific needs as determined through the consultation process.

Lana works from Tonic Room every first and third Monday of the month.  To make an appointment or for further enquiries please phone reception on (09) 849 4488 or send us an email.

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Lauren Glucina

BNatMed, Ad.Dip Nut, BCS, Cert. Health Coaching, Cert. Raw Foods

Lauren Glucina is a passionate advocate for food as medicine, believing a balanced and nutrient dense diet provides for the foundations of good health. Lauren is a trained Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist and Health Coach. She also runs the popular food and nutrition blog called Ascension Kitchen. Her areas of speciality include plant-based whole foods nutrition, gut health and stress-related disorders. Her approach is evidence-based, integrated with traditional wisdom.

Nutritional Medicine Consultations Lauren offers specialised and expert guidance for vegetarians, vegans, and those wishing to adopt a more plant-centric diet, seeking professional advice to ensure diet is optimal, avoid or correct deficiencies, prevent disease and promote health and wellbeing. Lauren blends nutritional medicine with wellness coaching, to provide simple, sound and sustainable nutrition advice, free from dogma. She will happily meet clients wherever they are, providing helpful information, accountability, and on-going support. Dietary, lifestyle and supplemental advice is provided at the initial consult, however a long-term wellness plan is presented at the follow up appointment. It is advantageous to fill in a 3-7 day food diary prior to seeing Lauren at your initial appointmen and will be sent out to you via email.

Natural Medicine Consultations Lauren has experience in the areas of gut health and stress-related disorders (such as adrenal fatigue, anxiety and insomnia). She has a soft-spot for working with over-stretched, work-a-holic, busy, burnt out women who simply need to prioritise their own health and wellbeing. During an initial consult, Lauren will give you space to tell your whole health story, which is often the first step to healing. After taking a detailed health history, she will provide a short-term treatment plan with dietary, lifestyle, herbal or supplemental advice. Lauren allocates time to research each client’s case beyond the initial appointment, allowing her to present a detailed, long-term wellness plan at the follow up consult.

Lauren works from Tonic Room every Friday.  To make an appointment or for further enquiries please phone reception on (09) 849 4488 or send us an email.

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