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.