I feel awesome and free! Hip hip hooray! Thank you so much Morella for your wonderful help – for allowing me an opportunity to listen to what my body has to tell me, to be able to release what I don’t need, and to change my beliefs so they will work for me to create a better life. I especially want to thank you for taking me through a past life regression that has created understanding and a given me a sense of freedom. Your gentle care and strong abilities to do what you do created a very safe and supportive environment for me!


At 40 I had been trying to conceive for two years and although I was successful once, I sadly miscarried and began trying again immediately. Another year had passed without another pregnancy so I began to search for answers. I had become very frustrated and disheartened by the current public system of health care. It was obvious that no one was going to take any time to investigate my fertility challenges or pregnancy loss at my age. I was advised to pursue ART. Intuitively, I was confident that my body could conceive and carry a baby to full term so I chose to look for alternative therapies.
I was extremely blessed to come across Lisa Houghton’s web-site after manically looking through the infinite resources on the internet to optimise fertility outcomes. I instantly felt that I had come to the right place. I was impressed by her vast knowledge of the human body, its energetic pathways and the science of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. She explained the detail of each needle placement and described: sensations, anatomy and the cause and effect of every treatment session. She explained that she would “carefully and methodically look under every rock.” My scientific ‘geeky’ mind trusted her implicitly. What I didn’t expect but came to value above all else was her nurturing, supportive, caring and counselling gifts. What was meant as an information gathering/ update chat at the beginning of each session was actually a counselling session; a place for me to describe where I was at emotionally, physically and mentally. She really saw it all here, my tears of despair, my hopeful enthusiasm and everything else in-between.
I had found a truly whole-istic approach! Lisa was not afraid to make referrals and connections to colleagues and her mentors when and where she believed another approach or modality would benefit my process. I have seen other Chinese Medicine Practitioners in the city and engaged their help with my fertility through acupuncture. I was amazed at how vastly different Lisa’s practice was. I wish that every woman who needs support in fertility challenges finds her! I believe she is truly a gifted healer. As I write, I am 42 years old and 20 weeks pregnant.


A good friend referred us to Loula George after we had experienced two miscarriages. My husband and I were very aware that the medical system was really only able to provide extra support after three miscarriages and as we were unwilling to go down that road a third time, we made our appointment with Loula. Loula’s care, expertise and ‘no stone unturned’ approach was incredible and we immediately embarked on a comprehensive pre-conception care programme. It was due to Loula’s professional rigour in referring us for various diagnostic tests during this time that we discovered I had a genetic imbalance that was more than likely affecting my ability to carry a baby past the first trimester. Loula immediately put me on a programme to remedy this. I’m very happy to say that my husband and I are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our much loved, much longed for babe in a few weeks time. We’re incredibly grateful to Loula for her care, consideration and expertise – as I’m sure our baby is!

Kirstie O’Sullivan

I first visited Rebekah Paddy when my daughter, Francesca, was 4 months old. Frankie had apparently been in pain with colic and reflux from about 2-3 weeks of age. For the first two months of her life she would literally scream all evening from about 6pm until 2am, and we tried every trick in the book to get her to sleep. We visited my GP, who, although sympathetic, suggested that all it would take was time. We also tried chiropractics and osteopathy, but there still wasn’t a huge improvement. So, after exhausting many other options, I decided to see Rebekah. I came home from the appointment and said to my husband ‘at last someone has listened to me, really listened to me, and promised me that together we could fix it’. Now, only a month later, Frankie is a different baby. I honestly think that Rebekah was able to pin point some of the bigger problems, and treat them accordingly and effectively I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rebekah’ s services to anyone. Not only did she help my daughter, but saved my sanity too!

Rachel Gray

I began visiting Emma McLean at Mother-Well in the second half of my pregnancy. Her massage has helped me on so many different levels. Firstly she can expertly locate and relieve the pain that comes with pregnancy and then the stress of motherhood. Secondly she provides an environment of complete ease, where one can very quickly settle into a state of complete relaxation. And thirdly, Emma provided interesting conversation with loads of reassurance (being a mum of two her self), this was particularly important for me when suffering from baby blues / post natal depression. I can’t recommend Emma highly enough. My family are moving to Australia soon -but I have no doubt I will be booking in massages with Emma on my holidays back to NZ!.

Emma Philip, medical doctor

I began seeing acupuncturist Lisa Houghton six weeks before the due date of my second pregnancy. My first pregnancy had resulted in an emergency caesarian, something I was anxious to avoid if possible. Due in no small part to Lisa, I was able to avoid an elective caesarian and give birth naturally, without pain relief. I strenuously recommend her.

Niki Caro

Being unwell like I was has been the worst experience of my life. I cannot express how much I appreciate Loula George’s continuous support, time, knowledge, energy and generosity. I feel she has given me my life back, and I would not be as well and happy as I am now without her. Thank you Loula for all you have done for me.


I went to see Morella Lascurain after struggling for months with an ongoing vertigo/dizziness/headache problem. I was at my wits end having tried what seemed to be everything…I’d seen my GP, two ENT specialists, an acupuncturist, an osteopath and a chiropractor – but there were no answers and I was still battling daily symptoms that were making me withdraw from many work and social situations. I was incredibly frustrated. A friend suggested BodyTalk and although a bit sceptical I went along as I had nothing to lose. The sessions were completely painless – and I was really impressed by Morella’s professionalism and medical knowledge, and that fact that it seemed to be a really holistic approach. I started feeling a bit better after the first session, but was still uncertain as it seemed too good to be true. After the third session I was feeling like my old self again. The relief I felt is very hard to explain now. I would definitely go back to see Morella for any other physical or emotional problem.

Anna Hart

Craig Love’s professionalism and friendly approach enables you as the client to be open and honest. I have had a coaching and body therapy session with Craig. During this session he was able to get me to listen to myself, something I have not done for years, to be aware of my own physical, emotional and mental needs and give me a fresh perspective on life. He has empowered me to help myself. There is a feeling of release and burdens lifted. I feel centred, holistically cared for and balanced mind, body and spirit – whole again. Craig has the ability to tailor his therapeutic services for each individual ensuring your requirements are met and I know this, as not only I attend Craig’s fabulous Release Therapies clinic so do several of my family members.

Teresa Mountain, Registered Nurse

I had a rough time in my first pregnancy with nausea and vomiting around the clock. I tolerated it for about 5 months before seeing Rebekah Paddy at Mother-Well. By that stage I was so run down that I had also developed terrible eczema on my face and hands. I only needed to see Rebekah twice. Each appointment was so comprehensive that my symptoms improved dramatically in the first week. After another month, I had no residual symptoms of nausea, vomiting or the eczema at all. My general health and energy levels had improved dramatically. Simply by addressing my diet / food intolerances and taking some supplements, I felt completely different. I’m very grateful for such professional care and friendliness.

Annalees Jones

Five months ago, I started feeling severe pain in my left wrist and thumb. It was some form of tendinitis (De Quervain’s?). I did 2 month of physiotherapy with no success, so I had a painful Cortisone injection. The pain got better for 1 month but then started again, which was very frustrating, and the injection left me with atrophy of the local tissues. Finally, I went to see Dr. Morella Lascurain for BodyTalk Therapy… I don’t know what she did to me, but after only one session, the pain was gone after two days…. I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true… Thank you Morella! You are amazing.

Maria Rotella

Dear Loula, How can we say thank you enough for enabling us to get pregnant. We are in no doubt that without your help and support we would still be trying to conceive. We felt reassured and so positive with your holistic and professional approach. When Sam was born he was alert and looking around just like you said. Even now I feel he is reaching his milestones before he should be. Even our doctor/ GP said the way Sam was alert and ‘talking’ at 6 weeks, he would expect more at 3 months old! So, we strongly feel we have given Sam the best possible start to life, thanks to your help.


Dear Loula, our journey into parenthood was mysterious and magical. Arriving into your embrace at a time of uncertainty about how we would do this – this doorway into ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’- was deeply right. Your rich, grounded, radiant hope in life swept us both into the dance we needed to overcome fears and prepare our minds, bodies and souls – for a baby. She came and the pregnancy was bliss. Our birth was sublime – and our daughter is so radiant and healthy. We know our preconceptual preparation was powerful on all levels. Thank you again for guiding us and gifting us the knowledge and confidence to be truly ready. Georgia’s health is a fine testament to the potency of your work.


Mother-Well has been a fantastic “one stop shop” providing ongoing healthcare and advice for my entire family. Rebekah Paddy has been invaluable with specific health problems like kids allergies & bronchiolitis and provided amazing guidance and support pre, during and post pregnancy. I am currently taking the ‘Lactagogue Brew’ which has made an incredible difference in improving my milk supply to keep up with an extremely greedy 3 month old while I also race around after a 3 and 5yr old! My GP commented the other day that she hadn’t seen any of us for 8 months – which is pretty amazing over winter when you have 3 littlies! I have nothing but praise for Mother-Well. Keep up the fantastic work.

Cathy Simpson

After 18 months of trying to conceive without any luck, a friend recommended Loula George to us. I have to confess some initial scepticism over the whole natural fertility/naturopath route as I had always been brought up to believe that if there was something wrong medically, then a doctor of medicine was your best course of action to rectify it. We had tried several forms of fertility treatment (including IUI and IVF) without success and so thought, “what have we got to lose?” After 5 months with Loula, taking her advice on diet, lifestyle and taking recommended natural supplements, we were overjoyed at becoming pregnant and then subsequently finding out it was twins, naturally conceived. The babies were conceived 2 months before my 44th birthday and my husband Mike is 41. I have to admit that it wasn’t an easy journey with Loula and at times I got very frustrated and disheartened, but she was so patient and understanding. With the help of natural supplements, herbs and remedies she addressed certain areas for me that she felt needed support. What I was so grateful to her for was her never ending encouragement and reassurances that there was no reason why we couldn’t conceive. She always said “when you conceive” never “if you conceive”. At the same time as seeing Loula, I was also undergoing acupuncture treatment with Janine Cuff. Mike and I have no doubt that Loula and Janine helped us achieve our absolute dream and a gift of twins and we cannot sing their praises enough.

Clare and Mike Gibbon

Ute is an exceptional practitioner and a well-rounded healer.  Over the years that she has been treating me with homoeopathy and reiki, I have come to fully trust her abilities to identify the right remedy and treat successfully the cause of any issues. She does this at all levels – emotional, mental and physical and ensures all three aspects are addressed. Ute understands well that physical imbalances are closely connected to our mental and emotional state and that is her main strength as a practitioner, her balanced approach to health.

Ute is a thorough, sincere, compassionate, perceptive, professional, well-grounded and highly principled and experienced practitioner who has the best interest at heart for her patients. I could easily say she is one of the best homeopaths and healers I have come across, and thus highly recommended.

A/Prof. Evangelia Papoutsaki