Dr Kristy Sherwen
Kristy will help you to achieve your health goals using a range of different techniques, including Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Bach Flower remedies, nutritional supplements and dietary recommendations.
Kristy has a great passion for children and family chiropractic and believes everyone can benefit from gentle specific chiropractic care. With a passion for continual growth and learning she has gained a great understanding of what the body requires to achieve balance. This includes nourishing the body, mind and spirit along with supporting the body nutritionally to reach your true potential.
Kristy's aim is to help you reach your true potential and support you through this exciting journey!
Dr Alison Parkes (Allie)
BBioMedSci., BChiro., I.C.A.K.A., M.N.Z.C.A
Her sporting endeavors continued in Sydney with paddle boarding & playing top premier women’s grade Aussie Rules (AFL) with a dabble in fifteens rugby. Now she is back on NZ soil she has been introduced to Women’s Rugby Sevens and training with the BOP Women’s side.
Her background in health started in childhood making weird, wild and wonderful concoctions from the plants and flowers in the forest. It wasn’t until completing her premedical degree in Functional Biology at Otago University that her appreciation for using functional ancient forms of medicine (herbs, plants, flowers & wholefoods) to heal the body became her major focus. This led her to the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, with continual studies in Applied Kinesiology & Nutrition.
Presently she is completing a post graduate diploma in Microbiology with focus in fermented beverages & foods. She is passionate in helping all ages engage in optimal self- care through food, mind & body practices as well as helping individuals/athletes achieve peak performance and longevity in their chosen sport.
Allie loves living in Tauranga and is embracing all the abundant outdoor activities from surfing, paddle boarding to native forest walks. Allie looks forward to being a part of your journey in health, fitness, longevity and happiness.
meet our practice manager
Cyclone season brought us to New Zealand and lifestyle plus a desire for new opportunities saw us settle here at the end of 2001. The boys are now men and firmly settled into the New Zealand lifestyle. My husband and I have continued our paths in the chiropractic community and we love being here.
I have been a great fan of The Healing Room and started care with Jolanta many years ago. I believe the multi-dimensional approach of The Healing Room team is so important to unlocking your true potential as we are all unique in who we are and what it takes to make and keep us vibrant and well. It is wonderful to be part of an environment that promotes true wellness and I hope that I can help you on your journey to a better YOU!
Meet Our Practice Assistant
While his focus was on growing a successful chiropractic practice I was concentrating full-time on growing our three active children. I found this role both challenging and rewarding and it has given me great empathy for the demands of family life. We have both thoroughly enjoyed nurturing our young family in this beautiful, natural environment.
Over time I have broadened my view of health. I am especially drawn to the power of yoga and meditation to support emotional and mental health and the ability for chiropractic care to enable our physical bodies to operate optimally. I have been experiencing the wonder of chiropractic for nearly two decades.
As the Practice Assistant here at The Healing Room, I am looking forward to contributing to your personal journey towards optimal well-being. I am passionate about holistic health, and believe the variety of care we offer here can help each individual achieve their True Potential.
Meet Our Team Leader
After one session at her local chiropractor, she never experienced her daily, debilitating abdominal cramps again. Her head was clear, her spine felt free, and she knew she was different. It is no surprise that this nine year old, who had been in and out of medical specialists offices the past few years, walked out of her chiropractor's office knowing that chiropractic was going to be her future.
Jolanta graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2005 and has not stopped learning since. She has since become certified in Applied Kinesiology through the Australasian College of Applied Kinesiology. She has also completed seminars and courses in neuro emotive technique (NET), nutrition (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine), clinical nutrition, Dr Bach's flower remedies and various chiropractic techniques including cranial release techniques.
Jolanta is passionate about what she does. She lives the lessons she teaches and is always her own first guinea pig to prove that something really works! She believes that life is about balance. A balance of stress, fun, relaxation and love. A balance of body, mind, spirit and nutrition. Our job at The Healing Room is to direct the body in removing any interference to this balance. Our bodies are complex but fascinating. It is always a pleasure and an honour to work alongside each and every one of them.