Experience This is Life Family Wellness Emporium. Let go of everyday life, reconnect with your health, your family and be your best self.


Our Team of Experts

We have an exceptional team of skilled health practitioners, each with their own unique skill set and scope of practice. Each shares our passion, standard of care and dedication to improving the health and happiness of our community, naturally. Within our centre you have access to a team of wellness warriors who work collaboratively to offer heart-felt support, guidance and treatment options for commonly misunderstood or misdiagnosed health and lifestyle challenges.

Chiropractor & Co-Founder

Dr Ashley has been practicing as a Chiropractor for the better part of 30 years. He works to get you out of pain and eliminate your symptoms as quickly as possible and he does his by addressing the root cause of your problem. There is no 'one size fits all' approach. Everything he does is tailored to your physical needs and long term health goals.

Wellbeing Manager & Co-Founder

Michaela's mission is to show not tell, inspire not preach and immerse her community in a culture that makes healthy living accessible and achievable. Taking a holistic approach to overall health and well-being, her business vision is designed around the core belief that your health is always evolving and true wellness requires a multi-dimensional approach.

Naturopath & Nutritionist

Jade understands how important it is to be heard, for your individual story to be listened to and why your health decisions need to be made based entirely on you. Jade's mission is to help you discover all of your body's secrets so that you can make empowered health decisions.

Clinical Nutritionist

Katherine is here to teach you the truth about Nutrition, based on fact and scientific research. Her passion is infectious, and her mission is a powerful one. To cut through the conflicting information and ill-informed promoters saturating the health food scene.

Spiritual Healer & Soul Coach

As a natural born psychic and medium Julie works by assisting you to heal through energy meridian clearings and connecting you to your higher knowing. Her practice assists you to clear the path, get back to self-love, self-mastery and self-acceptance, so you have a deeper understanding of who you are, and who you aspire to be.


Rochelle has over 23 years of experience as a Physiotherapist working both in private practice and in various sporting clubs around Melbourne. She has developed an extensive and unique range of skills which allows her to tailor treatment programs to each client.

what our fans are saying

In their desire to establish a friendly and welcoming community of like-minded, health-focused individuals, This Is Life emulates positivity in everything that they do.

Nicole Tang

what our fans are saying

This Is Life Family Wellness Emporium sure is my idea of heaven! Located in Elwood, they have everything my little family, and yours, could possibly need to be well and stay well.

Plant Based Mama

what our fans are saying

As soon as you walk through the doors, straight off the busy street of Brighton Road, you instantly feel like you’re in a happier place. With white walls and plants scattered around, this centre feels like a retreat.

Breakfast Piggy

what our fans are saying

This is Life Wellness blew our socks off with its wonderful environment, clean eats and welcoming staff! This is Life Wellness Cafe is another one of those places that just makes me smile. It’s the story of people doing what they love, and doing a great job of it! Attached to a wellness centre, the theme here is Food is Medicine, but I never remember medicine tasting this good!

Suzie Scribbles

What our fans are saying

Elwood’s newest wellness centre, This Is Life, is dedicated to educating its guests about healthy, holistic life choices. With a great understanding that health is by no means, a one size fits all mechanism, Michaela and Ashley have created This Is Life as a community-minded business that looks to inject a fresh breath of wellness into every facet of your life.

Smudge Eats

What our fans are saying

As the entrance and waiting room for the entire centre, the cafe is what draws guests in off the street. It is clean, crisp and filled with light. Small pops of pale blue, polished concrete floors and an exposed brick feature wall keep the vibe very modern and sleek. The entire centre looks to educate the community, showing people healthy options rather than preaching to them.

Smudge Eats