for all your NATURAL and ORGANIC HEALTH and BEAUTY needs

New North Rd
Kingsland, Auckland
09-849 4488

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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.

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 ten 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.  Milly is also one of only 5 MV Master Facialists in the world and has been trained exclusively under the guidance of Sharon McGlinchey, founder of MV Skincare

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Vanessa Hackett

Holistic Facialist | Reiki Practitioner

Vanessa offers holistic beauty by individually curating experiences combining her passion for natural beauty with her education as a Registered Nurse, Reiki Practitioner and many years experience as a Facialist within the beauty industry.

Vanessa is continually inspired by our bodies ability to physically and energetically feel, release and heal from past experiences. She specialise in combining facials, massage and reiki to facilitate an increased sense of well-being and self-care.

Whether you are concerned with your current skin health, in need of deep rest and relaxation or gentle energetic balancing, all aspects of you and your journey are considered. Her 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.  

Vanessa works from Tonic Room every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with late nights on Wednesday 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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Lize Ligthelm

 Clinical Psychologist | Mindfulness Trainer

M.A. Clin. Psych (with honours) 

Lize uses a holistic and integrative approach tailored to each client’s needs. She works collaboratively with clients to develop an understanding of their symptoms and explore the underlying factors and life/relational patterns that may be contributing to their difficulties. She offers a non-judgemental and compassionate therapeutic space that can be used to cultivate new ways of responding to experiences and approaching relationships not only to alleviate symptoms, but to facilitate improved self-experiences and overall well-being.

She has a background in working with adolescents and adults across public and private settings. She is trained and has experience in a range of therapy approaches including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based therapy.

Specific areas of interest and focus are anxiety, depression, self-esteem difficulties/difficulties with self-actualising, interpersonal difficulties, disordered eating, addiction and personality disorders.

Although each process differs depending on individual needs, allowing at least 6-8 sessions is recommended to start observing changes. 

Lize 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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Kiki Chen

BHSc (Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture), NZCMAS

Kiki attained her degree in both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine. She holds a bachelor degree of health science in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. She is a member of New Zealand Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society (NZCMAS ) and NZ Acupunture Standards Authority. She has a passion for pain free treatment and for relieving chronic pain conditions with her gentle style of acupuncture. Her past clinical practice has been within busy medical centres, where she worked alongside the medical teams in treating a wide variety of conditions.  Kiki has great passion for practising acupuncture though a holistic approach to her patients.

Kiki has a particular interest in beauty and skin care, using her skill in facial acupuncture to stimulate blood circulation and evening out skin tone leaving a glowing complexion, improving skin rejuvenation, decreasing wrinkles and increasing collagen reproduction. A natural anti-aging facelift. 

Kiki works at Tonic Room every Tuesday and Saturday.  To make an appointment or for further enquires please phone reception on (09) 849 4488.

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