June Womens' Wellness Month. From Puberty To Menopause and Beyond

June Womens' Wellness Month. From Puberty To Menopause and Beyond

Bev Dunne

Last year, post bushfires and before COVID, we were all excited at Go Vita!! We had planned an amazing calendar of interesting events for 2020. Then of course, COVID arrived and everything changed.

Now, a year on we’ve decided to follow through on some of these events. And what better way to launch our Events Calendar, than with a June Women’s’ Wellness Month.  The girls and I are all thrilled, as we believe we have created a comprehensive series of activities dedicated to good health and wellbeing for women and girls of all ages.


Tuesday 8 June 2021 - Herbs for Health - Free 15-minute mini-consultations with Naturopath Katie Urbanik. Learn more about the special properties of herbs. Katie is offering to prepare personalised herbal preparations tailored to your needs. Bookings are available from 9.30am to 4.30pm


Herbal medicine has existed almost as long as humanity itself; every culture in the world having a history of herb usage. Traditionally, herbalists have diagnosed, prescribed and formulated medicines for their individual patients.

This individual approach has a real advantage in treating the various maladies that can affect so many of us. For example, if two people have a common ailment the herbalist will not necessarily prescribe the same combination of herbs for each of them, as no two people are exactly alike. After a whole-person assessment the herbalist can prepare a tailor-made, herbal combination suited to that particular person’s needs.

Here at Go Vita we have an abundant supply of various herbs prepared in a liquid form. This makes it easy to mix an individualised remedy. We have an experienced herbalist and naturopath; Katie Urbanik working in our clinic. She’s happy to help you with any health concerns.

Herbs can be used to treat digestive issues. Herbs can be used to help balance hormones.  They can improve immune function and fight viruses. There are herbs that can alleviate arthritis and herbs that treat skin conditions. There are herbs that have a beneficial influence on the liver and some excellent kidney supporters.

It’s important that certain herbal combinations are professionally prescribed, as many are powerful agents in making changes to the organism.

We’re offering our community the opportunity to have a chat with Katie. She can mix up some herbs for you if indicated or give naturopathic advice.



Wednesday 9 June 2021 - Reduce your Stress with Free 20-minute Reiki Sessions with Chery Austen. The health benefits of Reiki include stress reduction and relaxation.  Reiki can trigger our body’s natural healing abilities, aiding in better sleep improving and maintaining better health. Bookings are available from 11am to 3pm

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Kee) means Universal Life Force. It is an ancient, non-invasive healing system where a qualified practitioner will use specific hand positions to channel Reiki energy into the body of the recipient, helping to address a variety of ailments and conditions

What are the benefits?

  • Promotes a reduction in levels of stress, anxiety and tension
  • Assists in the reduction of physical discomfort and pain levels
  • Enhances feelings of wellbeing while increasing energy levels
  • Provides deep relaxation for the physical body
  • Induces calm for the mind and the emotions

What is a Reiki treatment?
Reiki’s positive effects can be felt in moments however a full Reiki treatment takes approximately an hour. The treatment is done with the recipient remaining fully clothed and resting in a relaxed position i.e. sitting in a chair or laying on a therapy table. The practitioner places their hands, with a light firm touch, in specific positions on the recipient’s body, transferring the healing energy of Reiki

About Chery
Chery is a Natural Therapy Practitioner and Educator who has been in the field of Holistic Health and Wellbeing for almost 3 decades. She brings a wealth of lived experience, professional qualifications, and a passion for assisting others to bring sacredness, harmony, and balance into their life using Mind, Body, Heart and Soul tools and practices.



Thursday 10 June 2021 - Free 45-minute cosmetic makeovers with visiting Sydney beauty therapist, Joanne Gander. This is an opportunity to pamper yourself, maybe create a fresh new look and learn more about the ideal cosmetics for you. 9.30am to 4.30pm

For some time now there has been varying reports about the toxicity of some cosmetics. There have been claims some cosmetics contain chemicals that have not been assessed for safety. Some even claim certain cosmetics contain probable carcinogens or reproductive toxins.

So, is wearing make-up a health hazard and should we believe that some of the ingredients contained in cosmetics may be linked to cancer and reproductive problems? Well, my answer is wherever possible we should always err on the side of caution. If we have alternatives why not choose the safer alternatives?

Luckily, these days there are quite a few genuine natural cosmetic ranges on the market. We have stocked several cosmetic ranges over the years. A few years ago, after much research we introduced another cosmetic range which has proved extremely popular with our customers. INIKA Organic is an Australian- owned certified organic beauty brand. It is a high-quality brand with 100% natural products, certified vegan and cruelty free.

Because these cosmetics are so gentle, INIKA feels quite light on your skin. With their progressive and innovative botanical formulations, it is designed to hydrate and support healthy skin. Some of these botanicals include organic aloe vera, organic calendula, organic tamanu, organic Kakadu plum as well as organic shea butter, organic macadamia nut oil, organic evening primrose oil, organic rosehip oil, organic green tea extract.

These cosmetics because of their natural ingredients are suitable for everyone, even those with sensitive or hyper-allergenic skin. We carry a large range including face primers, foundation, mineral powder, concealer, blush, highlighter and bronzer. Eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil and mascara. Lip tint and gloss, lipstick and lipliner.