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.


Holistic 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 this 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.

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Aimee’s mission is to help females achieve menstrual health and optimal fertility with the healing power of diet, herbal medicine and nutrients. Aimee works with clients on a host of conditions & areas of women’s health; painful, irregular or heavy periods, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, polycistic ovarian syndrome, digestive issues, preconception care, fertility, poor sleep, functional gut testing and functional hormone testing.




Asena is experienced in Sacro-Occipital Technique, Gonstead, Diversified Manual Techniques and Activator Methods. She is currently undertaking an extensive on boarding and mentoring program with Dr Ashley, learning from his 33 years of experience so that she can co-manage patients with Ashley, continuing the exceptional level of care and patient outcomes that This Is Life is known for.


Anna-Mai Hoek

Remedial Massage Practitioner

Anna-Mai has 12 years of experience as a Remedial Massage Practitioner, treating a wide variety of clients with very individual needs. She has taught budding Remedial Massage Therapists at various tertiary institutions since 2009; helping to foster the learning of new therapists by sharing her extensive skills and knowledge in the field.


Justin Mitrevski


Justin is the newest addition to the Chiropractic team at This Is Life having graduated from RMIT University with a Distinction in Clinical Chiropractic. He is experienced in the Webster, Thompson, Gonstead, Diversified, Sacro Occipital and Activator Techniques. Justin grew up in country Victoria before moving to Melbourne to study Biomedical Science at Monash University.


The most sincere and experienced clinic I have ever been to. I’m forever thankful to This Is Life for aiding in my new quality of life. Knowledge is power and the team at This Is Life are nothing short of the very best in their field.

Nicole L

I cannot speak highly enough of the team at This Is Life. Not only did they do everything possible to fit me in at late notice, the level of dedication to their patients’ is remarkable. This spontaneous visit, will turn out to be life changing.

Sam F

Life changing in the truest sense of the word. The amount of care, attention, empathy as well as in depth explanation of my health issue, its underlying cause, along with and strategies to get back on track; was second to none. I feel very well looked after and I'm extremely happy that I finally found a team who are able to help me.

Matt H

Beautiful and professional people who will welcome you like family, and offer you the very best of value with their services. The team are great at listening and responding to direct cause and effect, and targeting areas in need of restoration and healing. A high vibe and I highly recommend!

Leah F

This Is Life is a breath of fresh air, consisting of wonderful and kind reception staff with caring and diligent practitioners who are committed to improving their patient’s health and wellbeing. Their holistic approach is impressive and includes a clear and realistic treatment plan for each individual; focusing on mutual outcome goals. Life changing!

Steph C

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

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

This is Life Wellness blew our socks off with its wonderful environment and welcoming staff! This is Life Wellness 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!

Suzie Scribbles

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.

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