Our Services

At Living Chiropractic & Wellness in Tuakau we are setting a standard in health care with our “Living Wellness Program” in combination with intensive, corrective and wellness chiropractic care with massage and essential oil therapy. Our thorough initial consultation, detailed examination and measured x-ray examination help our doctors determine the best path toward optimal health for each patient. Nutrition, stretching/exercise, , relaxation and emotional health are also key cornerstones of health addressed at our centre.

Our team has been delivering high quality chiropractic care to the people of South Auckland and North Waikato since 2009 through our work done in Franklin and Manukau City. Dr Dean Carter has had a special focus on family wellness and sport/performance chiropractic in Franklin for the past seven years.

Our approach to lifetime family wellness is simple. We believe that health is your most valuable asset and is gained by making great health choices, and should not be taken for granted. Unfortunately we meet many people who have lost their health and chiropractic and wellness becomes the solution to frustrating health dilemmas. Through our comprehensive wellness lifestyle program we lead people to wellness by supporting and encouraging them to achieve the highest levels of health possible.

Living Chiropractic in Tuakau is a specialist family practice and we feel honored to be chosen by any family as their chiropractic and wellness experts. Can you imagine entering into a centre and quickly knowing that you have the answers to many complicated health questions that no one could answer for you. Imagine entering a clinic and wholeheartedly believing and understanding how to truly maximize your health and life!

Does this sound too good to be true? Contact us and find out for yourself. Call our office and schedule your first visit and begin your journey towards great health and vitality for a lifetime, become the best you can be with Living Wellness. Ph 09 237 8187

Chiropractic aims to correct the ’cause’ of the problem.

Chiropractic focuses on reducing interference to your nervous system. Just like static on your telephone nerve interference causes poor communication to your body and its systems which can decrease health and wellbeing. The nerves control and coordinate every part of your body and are protected by your skull and spinal column. Sometimes physical traumas and other lifestyle stressors may affect the integrity of your spine and therefore your nervous system. This may present as symptoms such as back pain, neck pain, organ pain and headaches to name a few. Chiropractors assess the whole body and look for abnormalities or misalignments and gently correct them to allow your body to function better and heal itself, naturally.

Our Wellness Strategies and services include:

  • Chiropractic Care
  • Cutting-edge Technology
  • Insight Millenium Subluxation Station and Corescore
  • Massage Therapy
  • Essential Oil Therapy Consultation
  • Certified Therapeutic Pure Grade Essential Oils
  • Quality Nutritional Supplements
  • Educational Presentations to schools and workplace
  • Health & Wellness Consultations

If you have come recommended to our office please be sure to let our front desk know which practitioner you would like to see and which service you would like.

Our Wellness Strategies Can Help:

  • Emotional, Physical & Chemical Stress
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Posture
  • Pregnancy
  • General Wellbeing
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Sports Performance
  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bedwetting
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Child and Infants
  • Colic
  • Ear Infections
  • Pinched nerve
  • PMS
  • Scoliosis
  • Whiplash

And more…

 Your First Visit / Initial Consultation Appointment:

  • Please phone and schedule your Initial Consultation on 09-237-8187 for Chiropractic, Massage, Essential Oil, or Health Strategy Consultation
  • Initial consultation intake paperwork will be required to fill in for all services.
    • *Please bring any current x-rays, scans or medical documents to this appointment if you have.
  • Please allow 45 – 50 minutes for your first visit processing for chiropractic and essential oil consults. Massage therapy appointments are 30, 60, 90 and 120 minute appointments.
  • The chiropractic initial consultation will take 30 minutes to complete, depending on your findings you may be referred for radiology (x-ray) or other health checks.
    • Some people such as pregnant women and children may get treatment on the initial consultation visit.
  • Patients who are found clinically warranting x-ray will be referred to Auckland Radiology Group (ARG) in Pukekohe Medical Centre on West Street.
    • ARG Hours are 8:30am-6:30pm Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday-Sunday.
  • We are ACC registered to help with acute injuries. Accident Compensation (ACC) cases have special conditions.

Our Technology

At Living Chiropractic and Wellness we use one of the latest analysis tools available to chiropractors:

Insight Millenium Subluxation Station and COREscore™

The new COREscore from CLA represents a powerful and simplified way to measure and report dramatic changes while under chiropractic care.  Using the three most important measurements of spinal neural function, the Core Score can be generated in under 10 minutes and will give an accurate index to report from.  A complete neural efficiency score collected from surface EMG, paraspinal thermal scans and Heart Rate Variability gives the clinician an accurate snapshot of how chronic stress is affecting the patient’s overall health.

The COREscore is based on a scale from 0-100.  The higher the number, the better the communication along those important nerves.

Core Score GraphicCore Score Graphic 1 


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy comes highly recommended in our centre. Its often been used as a special treat or something luxorious, however we see it as an essential part of health, happiness and healing.

Our Techniques include:

Deep tissue, Sports, Relaxation, Swedish, Aromatouch

Benefits with Massage Therapy

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain. 


26388EC2-7B49-4D9C-AA6D-581D2DFD95FAEssential Oils Therapy

If you want to be really healthy you are not alone! Achieving and maintaining wellness is something that you will constantly do.  RAW Authentic Wellness is achievable! Just like the perfect meal it’s a recipe and just like a master chef you get to put your twist on it but you still have to use the main ingredients! Essential oils are an essential ingredient in your Individual Wellness Pie.

You are only as healthy as your cells! So, what are you doing about your cell health? I bet you are wondering if there is anything you can do to affect your cellular health expression? The answer is YES! Essential oils are so powerful that they can penetrate your cell membrane, begin to repair cells, alter cell vibration, and DNA repair!

Are you wondering, “What is an essential oil?”  They are aromatic compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, root, flowers, and other parts of plants.  They have been used throughout history in multiple cultures tracing back as far as the Romans, Christ, and Egyptians just to name a few. They are purely natural not synthetic, they are 50-75x more powerful than herbs, and address not only the symptom but more importantly the cause and with out the side effects!

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 Top 20 Health Benefits of Pure Essential Oils

Affect on the Psyche

The aroma of essential oils triggers physiological and physchological responses. They lift our moods, aid in helping mild to moderate depression, increase alertness, calm aggressive behaviour and help us deal with trauma. Essential oils lower anxiety, increase memory and can affect our dreams

Support Immune Function

Researchers suggest that certain essential oil constituents mimic human immunoglobulin. Essential oil constituents may also elevate levels of lymphocytes and stimulate the immune system.

Supply Potent Antimicrobials

In an age where antibiotics are failing due to excessive use we turn to the plant kingdom for help. Research indicates that essential oils are highly effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, studies find that essential oils are even effective against the superbug, methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) a bacteria that has mutated so much that it is resistant to most antibiotics including penicillin.

Provide Natural Pain Relief

Essential oils may be gently massaged into sore and tired muscles or made into a compress and applied with heat, they also enhance the production of endorphins and activate neurotransmitters in the brain that alleviate pain.

Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is the root of most chronic diseases, inflammation is caused by several conditions, including bacteria, poor diet, injuries, reaction to chemicals, and hormonal imbalances. Essential oils possess potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Ease Stress & Anxiety

Excessive tension, stress and anxiety are all emotions often associated with chronic illness, including cancer. Forty million Americans experience an episode impairment due to anxiety each year. Essential oils are known to soothe the soul, bringing calmness, peace and balance without negative side effects.

Decrease Insomnia

In the 1988 the international journal or aromatherapy stated “Lavender beats benzodiazepines”. Lavender is reported to promote sleep, enhance relaxation and decrease anxiety. Pure lavender can be sprinkled on a pillow case to promote peacefull sleep. Other essential oils may also be beneficial as sleep aids.

Rejuvenate Skin

For thousands of years essential oils have restored, rejuvenated and improved the appearance of damaged wrinkled skin. Modern uses improves a number of skin conditions including acne, clogged pores, dry skin, eczema, freckles and stretch marks. 

Protect Against Colds & Influenza

Because of their antimicrobial and actions , essential oils help protect against colds and flu, and are highly effective for respiratory support. Essential oils inhaled, taken in cough syrups, and taken internally strongly affect lung, ear nose, and throat problems.

Soothe Disgestive Disorders

Essential oils are soothing and effective for digestion when rubbed onto the abdominal area. Small amounts, taken internally, provide relief for nausea, indigestion, heartburn,gas ,diarrhea, irritable bowel disease.

Improve The Circulatory System

Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to every cell. A healthy vascular system is free of clots, arteriosclerosis, and broken veins. Essential oils promote a healthy circulatory system.

Promote Optimal Endocrine Function

The endocrine system is an interconnected dance of glands and hormones. If one member of this delicate system loses pace with the rest, all become stressed. Essential oil bring balance to glands such as the thyroid, pituitary, pineal, ovaries, testes, and adrenals

Support The Urinary System

The eighth edition of useful drugs, published by the American medical association in 1930, listed a number of essential oils that were rubbed into the kidney area or taken internally to help with common urinary, kidney and bladder infections

Soothe Burns, Sunburns, Minor Cuts & Scrapes

Rene-Maurice Gattefosse (1881-1950) the father of aromatherapy tells of an explosion in his laboratory that covered his arms in severe burns. He rinsed the burns with lavender essential oils and they began healing the very next day. Essential oils are also very antiseptic and cleansing to minor cuts and scrapes. Essential oils with the addition of aloe Vera are very effective.

Support Muscles & Bones

Muscles make up approximately 50% of our body weight. Our skeleton consists of approximately 206 bones. This framework enables movement and protects our vital organs. When stressed or over worked, this system becomes stiff and painful. Essential oils applied to be affected area offer strong muscular and skeletal support.

Provide Oral and Dental Care

More bacteria live on the back of your tongue than any other part of the body, and proper cleaning and flossing can do so much more then protect the teeth. Research indicates that the oral bacteria can cause heart disease. Essential oils are often major ingredients in mouthwash and dental care products that help kill microbes that cause tooth decay.

Nourish & Strengthen Hair

Many hair care products contain harmful ingredients, such as propylene glycol (antifreeze) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), the main chemical degreasers. SLS may corrode hair follicles and impair hair growth. SLS is stored in fatty tissue of the heart, liver, lungs and brain. Essential oils are effective for hair rejuvenation and make excellent in hair care products ingredients.

Improve Mental Clarity

Some of the greatest fears of the aging population are the loss of mind, forgetfulness, and dementia. Essential oils have a profound impact on keeping the mind alert and focused.

Protect Against Cancer

A vast amount of research indicates that constituents of essential oils may play a major role in cancer prevention and act as an adjunct to the cancer therapies. Numerous studies on essential oils seem promising for specific types of cancer

Provide Safe & Natural Alternatives To Household Cleaners

Research points to common household cleaners as a possible reason for the 55 % increase in cancer for women among who work as homemakers. Powerful antimicrobial activities of essential oils make them a natural alternative to chemical household cleaners and disinfectants

“It’s inevitable once you fall for essential oils…you fall hard, it’s like falling asleep, it starts off slow and then happens really fast!”

-Martha Nessler