Live it Up (Kuaotunu)


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Prof ass: NZAMH (1998)
Phone: 027 458 8626

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●Learning to LIVE IT UP→


Choose to LIVE IT UP. Get whole plant medicine, and nutritional science, and allow your mind and body to breathe.

About Naturopathy

The goal of naturopathic medicine is to treat the whole person -- that means mind, body, and spirit. It also aims to heal the root causes of an illness -- not just stop the symptoms.

A naturopath may spend 1 to 2 hours examining you. They’ll ask questions about your health history, stress levels, and lifestyle habits.

Naturopathic medicine focuses on education and prevention, so your naturopath may give you diet, exercise, or stress management tips. They might use complementary medicine -- like herbal medicine, in addition to naturopathic treatments. They may also use touch, such as massage and pressure, to create balance in your body.


Learning to LIVE IT UP

Beginning any journey can feel like a daunting prospect, particularly if one is on a quest to find their healthiest and happiest self. This can be made even more ominous if faced alone.

Leanne Halliwell, owner of ‘LIVE IT UP’, offers the support required to help you overcome the trials health presents.  “Once I’m invited to share your health journey, I feel privileged to be able to support you. I see myself as a tool, ready to be pulled off the shelf when required to guide you back to your best self”

LIVE IT UP provides individualised professional naturopathic consultations and body therapy treatments, plans and support to patients that are struggling, whatever the struggle is. Leanne, who has “always had a passion for others health and wellbeing,” is a qualified naturopath that has obtained a Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences from Otago University, a Diploma of Natural Therapeutics from South Pacific College of Natural Therapeutics (NZ) Inc, and Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) from Charles Sturt University. This passion has led her to a “fulfilling” 20 year career, including being the former president of The New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists (

A wide range of tools are used to treat and aid health concerns presented. Using tools such as herbal medicine, dietary changes, self reflection, nutritional medicine and body therapy methods such as therapeutic massage, bowen technique, and craniosacral therapy.

Leanne ensures that treatments are especially tailored for client needs, by providing individualised combinations of plant medicine. “Each whole plant liquid extract contains a unique set of complex constituents, having multiple complex actions within the body therefore when the  client's illness or disease requires those healing abilities to combat or prevent it,  a personal prescription is created and mixed onsite. 

Leanne has people who have suffered unnecessarily with pain or illness for a long time, coming back after taking the herbal remedy and advice, remarking about how their symptoms have significantly reduced. Clients are often so shocked at how effective the prescribed plants are when used medically. “There is no getting around it, plants and nutritional medicine can work miracles, surprising me often, with the results” states Leanne.

In conjunction with these services, Leanne works closely with and prioritizes her clients mental wellbeing . “First and foremost, I am a scientist, there is no denying the impact the mind has on our physical form,” says Leanne. She notes that a significant portion of our health is affected by the health of our brain , hence, incorporating  mindfulness techniques into a patient’s treatment plan. “One of my favourite aspects about my job is listening to people’s stories and their thoughts. By being able to pick up on their frame of mind and how they speak to themselves, it gives me the opportunity to treat the whole person, not just a part of them, helping them move forward in all areas of wellbeing.”

“It is an absolute privilege to be invited on a person’s journey and guide them to LIVE IT UP. To witness the positive changes a person’s holistic health undergoes as well as getting to experience their newfound joy in their bodies, minds, environments and how they communicate with themselves and others will never get old to me.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my past and present clients for “Giving it a shot”. A lot of you turned up not having a clue how I might be able to help. Yet you did turn up, and those that hammered down and did the Mahi, got results - you now LIVE IT UP. Thanks so much, I have learnt and learn so much from every single one of you.”

“To those concerned for themselves, you will be ready to hear the hard truths when you are ready, I welcome your journey. I’m able to be that tool you get to work with, to gain the knowledge and medicines you need. You get to learn to LIVE IT UP.”

To book an appointment or contact Live it up, Leanne can be reached at 027 458 8626 or


I am delighted to share my incredible experience with Leanne, a truly exceptional practitioner who has made a profound impact on my health and well-being.
From the moment I began working with Leanne, her knowledge and passion for herbal remedies were evident. She took the time to thoroughly understand my unique health concerns and goals, and then tailored a customised treatment plan using various herbs. Her comprehensive approach considered not only my physical symptoms but also the underlying factors contributing to my well-being.
With her guidance, I have integrated herbal remedies into my daily routine, and the results have been truly transformative. The carefully selected herbs have supported my body's natural healing processes, promoted balance and restored vitality. I have noticed improvements in my energy levels, sleep, digestion, and overall mood. The herbs have become an essential part of my wellness toolkit, allowing me to proactively support my health and maintain a sense of well-being.
Additionally, Leanne has gone above and beyond, providing insightful recommendations on lifestyle modifications, stress management techniques, and self-care practices. These additions to my toolkit have empowered me to take an active role in maintaining my health and have had a positive impact on various aspects of my life.
I wholeheartedly recommend Leanne to anyone seeking a knowledgeable and compassionate practitioner who can guide them towards optimal health and wellness.
Kind Regards,
Valentina Burgess