The Health Retreat in NSW that will Change Your Life!

Our Team

The Cedarvale Team are a group of health professionals dedicated to caring for your needs.

Dr. Paul Wood – Doctor / Health Director

Dr. Paul Wood G. P. takes a special interest to help our guests improve their health and well-being. Guests appreciate the extra time and care taken in addressing their individual health concerns. Dr Wood also presents up to date health information in his health presentations. He continues to be amazed as to just how well lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, stress and depression etc. respond quickly to simple lifestyle changes and natural remedies.

Julie Higgins

Julie Higgins – Registered Nurse (RN) / Head Therapist / Guest Relations

Julie is a Registered Nurse and a qualified Remedial Massage therapist. It is her role to oversee the smooth running of the Therapy Department, to motivate and challenge guests in the daily exercise classes, and to help guests to gain the most out of their stay by customising the program, where possible, to meet individual needs.

Greg Heywood

Greg Heywood – Chef

Greg is responsible for what guests consider to be one of the highlights of their stay – delicious yet healthy meals. He has over 15 years experience working as a completely plant-based chef. The guests also enjoy the cooking demonstrations where Greg guides our guests in making some of our delicious recipes.



Nigel Torrens – General Manager / Maintenance

Nigel brings valuable managerial experience to Cedarvale. He can be seen answering the phones in the office, to overseeing the Maintenance Department, and maintaining the smooth operations of the whole Cedarvale team.

Noelle Torrens – Office / Reception

Noelle is an Enrolled Nurse and works as our office receptionist. She helps with general enquiries, takes guest bookings, and maintains order in the office.

Liesl Scheman – Assistant Cook

Liesl has a keen interest in helping guests learn how to make the delicious food themselves. Her creative flair just adds to the wonderful taste of the food. She also enjoys playing and teaching music.

Ester Harmse – Therapist / Housekeeping

Ester assists with the massage and hydrotherapy treatments. Her skills are also appreciated in the housekeeping department and when time allows, she will often be seen taking guests for a walk.