Essentially Aromatherapy operates from the fundamental principle of Balance, this principle is at the core of how oils are blended, treatments are delivered and lifestyle suggestions are made. The principle of balance supports the following tenets:


1. The positive benefits of therapeutic touch - This includes massage therapy and other forms of energetic healing such as reiki and crystal healing. The focus here is on balancing energy and stimulating the body's own natural healing ability.

2. The healing power of plants - This tenet is as old as the world itself. We have been using plants to heal since the beginning of life and numerous modern medicines are synthetically produced based on a plants chemical constituents. Essential oils are just one natural way to harness the benefits of plants. Essentially Aromatherapy use essential oils, carrier oils, hydrosols, clays, and Australian Bush Flower Essences with this tenet firmly in mind.

3. Healer - Heal thy self - We are firm believers that the only way to assist in the healing journey of others is to practice the art of self healing. As such you will regularly find us undertaking workshops, training and devoting time to our own healing journey.

Essentially aromatherapy does not believe Aromatherapy and complementary medicines should be used to replace modern medicine. During times of serious illness, Aromatherapy and other complementary treatments may be used as a supportive measure, but only under guidance of your GP.

​​We believe Therapeutic Massage & Aromatherapy form part of a holistic approach to wellness. As such, all practitioners are Diploma or Bachelor qualified and all our products and massage oils are custom blended by a Clinical Aromatherapist, tailored to meet your physical and emotional health needs. These blends are used in each massage to treat presenting issues such as stress, back, neck and shoulder pain and a variety of other ailments.

Essentially Aromatherapy is owned and operated by Clinical Aromatherapist Suzanne Jones and her partner Kristian Patruno.



Essentially Aromatherapy is Suzannes brain child. She blends a unique combination of energy and body work with aromatherapy, providing beautiful healing treatments whilst also having the capacity to relieve tight muscles with light remedial techniques. Suzanne's aromatherapy training included: the chemistry, therapeutic use and drug and health contraindications of essential oils; clinical medicine; musculoskeletal anatomy; Swedish and some remedial massage; lymphatic drainage and chair massage. Suzanne sees aromatherapy as a holistic approach to wellness. Having worked for many years as a psychologist and counsellor she felt the call for a more holistic approach to healing. She trained in Brisbane at the Australian Institute of Applied Science completing her Diploma of Aromatherapy before providing contract work in a number of nursing homes. She has since completed her Certificate of Pregnancy Massage with Pregnancy Massage Australia, is a Tibetan Usui Reiki Master Practitioner, and is currently studying Crystal Healing .


Returning to her home town Wollongong in 2016, she has established Essentially Aromatherapy with a view to providing quality aromatherapy massage, treatments, energetic healing and bespoke & botanical products to improve peoples health and well being. In her former years she studied at Wollongong University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts and Honours degree in Psychology before working in Child, Adolescent and Adult Mental Health. These years initiated the desire to pursue other forms of healing. She worked in Natural Therapy Centres learning the art of blending oils and herbs, pursued more esoteric forms of healing including tarot readings and vibrational healing, and undertook courses in Australian Bush Flower Essences before focusing on the healing modality of Aromatherapy. All of this previous work grounds her in the services she provides. Learning and healing is a passion and continual process of life. As such she has recently completed a certificate of crystal healing at Natural Energies College.

Available Tuesday-Saturday, (In store Wednesdays between 9am-3pm for free consultations). 


Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Management), Honours - Psychology

Diploma of Aromatherapy - Australian Institute of Applied Science

Certificate of Pregnancy Massage -  Pregnancy Massage Australia

Reiki - Level 1, 2 and 3 - Nature Care College

Seated Chair Massage

Australian Bush Flower Essences Level I and III

Certificate of Crystal Healing - Natural Energies College


Accredited Practitioner of

ANTA (Australian Natural Therapies Association)
ANRANT - (Australian National Register of Accredited Natural Therapists)
CMPAC (Complementary Medicine Practitioner Associations Council)


Anna McQuestin has relocated from Sydney where she has spent the last 12 years in the field of massage, body work and natural therapies. Specialising in remedial massage, deep tissue and myofascial release - unwinding deep holding patterns in the musculoskeletal system, whether through stress, prolonged poor posture or injury.  Anna uses a broad range of tools including dry needling, myofascial trigger points and muscle energy techniques. She has had further training in pregnancy massage to care for Mum and Bub.  With an extensive knowledge base, Anna uses intuition to assist the body to heal, relieve pain, restore movement and improve general health. Treatments are therapeutic and deeply relaxing. Her thorough assessment and experience will ensure that all treatments are safe and in a trusted space. 

Available Thursdays & Fridays. Rebates Available (except for 60min dry needling) - please ask


Diploma of Remedial Massage & Sports Therapy

Certificate of Myofascial Release

Advance Certificate of Dry Needling

Certificate of Pregnancy Massage

Accredited Practitioner of:

ATMS - (Australian Traditional Medicine Society)


Bruno is a highly experienced remedial massage therapist who has worked alongside physiotherapists and doctors throughout his career. A specialist in sports massage and deep tissue, Bruno has massaged elite athletes in the AFL, NRL, NBL Illawarra Hawks, Motor Cross Bike Riders and Triathletes.  His training in cupping and Swedish massage allows him to provide healing, holistic treatments not just for the athlete but for those needing to relax and unwind.

Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Rebates Available


Diploma of Remedial Massage

Certificate in Traditional Chinese Cupping

Certificate Myofascial Dry Needling 

Accredited Practitioner of:

ATMS - (Australian Traditional Medicine Society)


Betti is a gifted intuitive psychic medium and has been connecting to the spirit world and reading with her own style for over 35 years. Betti is passionate about helping and guiding people from all over the world through face to face, email & phone readings. As an Intuitive counsellor Betti receives messages from spirit and gives Accurate Informative Personalised Readings & Spiritual Guidance around Love, relationships, family, careers, Dreams, health & finance. Bettis readings will reveal the past, present & predict some future events. During a reading lost loved ones including beloved pets may come through to pass on messages. Bettis aim is to provide her clients with honest intuitive guidance, helping them feel uplifted and a sense of direction to move forward with their lives.

Available Tuesdays & Saturdays 


Asheigh is a highly skilled, trained astrologist, beauty therapist and personal trainer.


As an astrologist, she has always been fascinated with the complexities of the universe both the tangible and spiritual. Ashleigh believes each planet in our solar system has a unique gravitational pull which physically effects our home planet Earth and can be physically witnessed as we watch the tides change with our Moon. It is from these small moments of wonder that she began to think of the influence other planets might be having on our lives. If the Moon can move an ocean, and with the knowledge that we as humans are mostly made up of water, how does the movement of the planets effect us as unique individuals? This is where her Astrology journey began. Astrology gives her the opportunity to connect the universal current, bring forth awareness and healing through love, and to teach others how to unlock their potential.

Available Wednesdays & some Saturdays

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9.00am - 6pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 6pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 6pm
Friday: 9.00am - 6pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00am -3.30pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Friday: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 12pm
Sunday: Closed
We are located in the heart of  Tarrawanna Village. If you would like to drop in outside retail hours and you don't have an appointment, it pays to phone/text to ensure we are available to help. Come in and Experience the Difference with Essentially Aromatherapy.
PH: 0426247313

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