Gabriella Nelson Founder of Herbaceous


Herbaceous began in 2009 with a clear vision of helping people to enhance their health and vitality, and to become more connected to the natural world. This vision remains the same today.

Gabriella Nelson, founder of Herbaceous, is a degree qualified Naturopath (Bachelor Health Science, Naturopathy) practicing in the Bayside suburb of Hampton, Melbourne.

The clinic is a labour of love, and Gabriella has truly enjoyed growing it into the wonderful working space it is today.  The charming old building where Herbaceous resides is in a unique pocket of Hampton, and it faces west, which means the clinic is regularly bathed in afternoon sunlight. When Gabriella has a break between patients, she loves to let the fresh sea air enter the building, and you may see her sitting in the sunshine enjoying a moment in nature.  Gabriella loves welcoming people into this special space, and seeing them relax and become more present.

Gabriella is very passionate about her craft, and believes in a practical and down to earth approach to helping people achieve the best possible health outcomes. She draws upon the ancient wisdom of herbalism, and strongly encourages her patients to become aware of the importance of food as medicine. Gabriella also believes in the importance of a modern scientific, evidence based approach to treatment.

Gabriella works in conjunction with other health professionals such as allied health practitioners, GPs and specialists. Gabriella also teaches meditation for people of all ages, and is a relaxation and therapeutic masseuse.


The basic principle of naturopathy is to treat each person as an individual, and to help restore a sense of balance and vitality. This is achieved by establishing the cause of the imbalance, and by treating the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of the presenting disease or complaint.

Your naturopathic treatment with Gabriella will most likely involve the use of herbs, food as medicine and nutritional medicine. Gabriella also encourages people to spend time in nature, which she believes is vital in bringing about balance and in helping people to feel more energised.

herbal teas and massage table

Conditions Treated

Naturopathy can help to manage a wide range of health concerns (both acute and chronic). Gabriella is interested in helping people to manage a wide variety of health concerns. These include:

  • Digestive health: IBS, constipation, bloating and indigestion, food intolerances and allergies
  • Nervous system health : anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, low energy, stress
  • Technitis: although technitis is not a real medicine term, Gabriella is all too aware of the impact that technology is having on people’s health, so she decided to give it a name. Issues such as insomnia, anxiety and mood problems can be linked to the overuse of technology. Naturopathy and meditation are very helpful in managing technitis.
  • Allergic conditions : hayfever, asthma, eczema
  • Musculoskeletal health : headaches, migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia
  • Respiratory tract health : asthma, tonsilitis, sinusitis
  • Cardiovascular health: hypertension, high cholesterol
  • Endocrine system health: diabetes, weight issues, thyroid conditions
  • Children’s health: immune deficiency, ear infections, respiratory tract infections, anxiety
  • Skin conditions : eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea
  • Female reproductive health : endometriosis, PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, period pain, menopausal symptoms, fertility issues
  • Male reproductive health : fertility issues, prostatitis
  • Urinary tract health : cystitis


Herbaceous is offering free Apothecary drop-in sessions.

These sessions provide the opportunity for you to have a brief chat to a highly experienced and qualified Naturopath and Herbalist about your health concerns. All remedies are of high quality and are practitioner only which means they can only be dispensed by a qualified Naturopath or Herbalist.

Please note for more complex health conditions a comprehensive consultation may be required.

Time: 2pm to 3pm
Every Tuesday
No booking required

Vintage Scales Inside Herbaceous Naturopathy Massage and Meditation Clinic


Gabriella is here to help you work towards realistic and manageable health goals. Treatment involves implementing practical strategies so that you are better able to manage your health and wellbeing.

Initial consultations:

A thorough case history is taken in the initial consultation, taking into account the individual’s physical, mental and emotional health. Initial consultations are usually one to 1 ¼ hours in length.

Follow-up consultations:

Follow-up consultations are between half an hour to an hour (based on the individual’s needs). During the follow-up iris analysis, blood pressure testing, zinc testing, and other relevant tests may be performed. Referrals for diagnostic testing are given when appropriate.

Elderly Person sitting looking at the sea


Gabriella teaches a couple of different styles of meditation – intuitive development, and mindfulness.  Individual and group sessions are available for both styles of meditation.


Intuitive development classes are currently held on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12.00pm (6 week term). 

This style of meditation allows us to tune into the true essence of who we are. The process of stilling the mind and letting go of the ego self allows our higher consciousness to guide us and gain greater insight into our lives and our own truth. We become more accustomed to operating in the NOW – where our true power resides. Meditation benefits all aspects of our being – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. In the class we also learn how to tune into the subtle messages which provide guidance in our lives.

Corporate meditation

Gabriella offers corporate meditation classes and workshops.  These are run at Herbaceous, or at your workplace. Meditation increases productivity, reduces stress, enhances creativity and improves health and wellbeing.  It also has a wonderful flow on effect into our everyday lives – a powerful combination indeed!

Children and teenagers

The overuse of technology can result in young people being “switched on” a lot of the time, which means it can literally be difficult to “switch off”. Meditation can help children and teenagers to learn how “switching off” can enhance their lives. Meditation can also assist with managing anxiety, sleep problems, quietening the mind, improving self-esteem and confidence, enhancing creativity and re-connecting with the natural world.


Weights Books and Flowers Inside Herbaceous Naturopathy Massage and Meditation Clinic


Herbaceous is located at:
9 Railway Crescent in Hampton 3188.
We are a short walk from Hampton Station.
2 hour parking is available in Railway Crescent and Small St.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
Saturdays (one a month): 10am to 2pm
After hours consultations are available upon request.

Skype, Facetime and Phone consultations are also available (after an initial face to face consultation).

HICAPS is available for on the spot health fund claiming.

Appointments & Queries

Phone: 0422 475 805 or Email below.