Everyone has a doctor within him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.
Anios Wellness was voted BEST HOLISTIC WELLNESS BRAND for Australia in 2023 by LUXlife Magazine's Global Excellence Awards. We are recognized for our innovation, creativity, environmental awareness, affordability, effectiveness and informative approaches to health and wellness. We provide a range of services to individuals seeking help with their physical, emotional and spiritual selves. Siona Glasson (the owner of Anois Wellness) is described by LUXlife as "A true and thoughtful businesswoman".
Anois Wellness was also awarded with one GOLD MEDAL and two BRONZE MEDALS in the Golden Leaf Awards 2022. Check out our Herbs & Teas page to see which teas earned their colours.
Anois Wellness is here for you when mainstream medicine has failed, if you are seeking more natural alternatives, or simply because you felt drawn to us.
We are here to help you with physical health issues, energetic and emotional needs, explore environmental factors, stress management and overall health and well-being.
There are no "blanket cures" because everyone has different needs. We take the time to explore what you need and develop a plan to achieve your health goals.
Our services are 100% private and confidential and you can be guaranteed to be met with an open mind without judgement.
Our Story So Far...
Garden Gypsy was the first step towards Anois Wellness and was founded by Siona Glasson in 2007 and registered in 2008.
Siona has education, knowledge and experience in many professions including herbal medicine, mineral therapy, nutrition, pharmacy. hospitality, accounting, sales and social work (check out her credentials below!). She has travelled to 12 different countries across the globe, experienced many cultures and is a kind-hearted individual. Her love of aromatherapy, herbs, chemistry, culture, philosophy and a strong desire to help people led her into the industry to make natural skin care for ailments her customers suffered. Her range is focused on relief from irritating ailments, rather than improving beauty.
Pain and suffering can appear in many forms, including skin-related disorders. With a limited range of natural options available on the open market, Siona has strived to fill these gaps. She began by attending regular markets across the city and country areas, and attending country shows and annual fairs. In 2013 Siona was in a serious car accident which set her back 12 months. With chronic pain on a daily basis, she manages it with regular treatment and an anti-inflammatory diet to maintain good health. In 2017 Siona gave birth to her beautiful daughter and began motherhood as a single mother whilst still running a business.
In 2018 Garden Gypsy became a registered trademark of Australia and in 2019 Siona began stocking products in Foodland supermarkets across SA. On 16th July 2019, Garden Gypsy opened their first shop front, a "Herb & Oil Shoppe" in Royal Park. In March 2020, she released the increasingly popular baby range. As COVID-19 started to affect supply of various hygiene goods, Siona quickly jumped to the rescue and began to manufacture "Alcohol Rub" and was able to supply Foodland and other independent outlets, reaching as far as Millicent and Wudinna. She reached out to Trade Minister Simon Birmingham for assistance to speed up the process to access ethanol within SA. With the packaging industry being affected by COVID, packaging was limited, so Siona set up a "refill station" at the Shoppe, so people could bring their own packaging and still be able to access a sanitizer. She was also featured in the Advertiser newspaper for this innovation.
With an ever increasing range of products, services and expertise on offer, Siona branched out and set up the company - Anois Wellness Pty Ltd - in September 2020. Anois Wellness is now the perfect health hub for anyone seeking to find natural alternatives to reach their health and wellness goals. Garden Gypsy is trademarked with IP Australia and is now a brand name under the banner of Anois Wellness Pty Ltd.
In October 2020, Siona also released a product called Aloe Vera Nappy Spray which is a world first introduced to child care centres across Australia. Not only did she make it extremely competitive in price, it has been extensively tested, researched and developed. It is more than just a product, it is a tool for health, well-being and environment. We are currently in the process of introducing it to child care centres which we know will take some time to catch on. Currently, New South Wales are the leaders in this revolution and are not only happy with the results, but amazed that such a simple tool can have such a profound impact in their centres.
In July 2022, Siona ended her lease at Royal Park due to an expectant child. She now operates from two locations - Port Adelaide and Parafield Gardens - so that her clients are still able to access her easily. She has branched out further again and provides wholesale herbs to boutique businesses and at the end of 2022 was awarded 3 medals for herbal teas in different categories. The Heart Chakra Tea won a GOLD medal, and both Sleep Tea and Sage and Spearmint Tea won Bronze medals at the Golden Leaf Awards 2022.
In May 2023 we have been happy to announce the award of BEST HOLISTIC WELLNESS BRAND - Australia 2023 voted by prodigious LUXlife Magazine.
Want to see Siona's Credentials?
Here they are...
Bachelor Degree in Social Work
Master Herbalist Diploma
Master Herbalist Advanced Diploma
Diploma in Holistic Herbalism
Certificate in Mineral Therapy by Blackmores
Certificate in Reiki Level 1 by Dr Mikao Usui
Group Chakra Healing Practitioner Diploma
Founding Matriarch of Shadowcraft
Certificate in Legal and Ethical Aspects to Suicide Risk Assessment
OHS for Supervisors
Was a registered Medicare Provider as a Social Worker for Empower Counselling and Development for Men from 2015-2018
Completed the SAYES Business SA program
Certificate in Dementia Care
Over the years, she has also completed additional training:
Dealing with Aggressive and Potentially Violent Behaviour
Completed 5 day Mediation Workshop
Completed a short course in Herbal Medicine Making
Completed a short course in Aromatherapy
Partially completed an Advanced Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine
Partially completed Diploma in Nutrition
Partially completed Certificate in Small Business Management
Completed in-house Community Pharmacy Training with National Pharmacies
And is a member of the following organisations:
The International Association of Therapists
The Australian Spiritual Alliance
International Institute for Complementary Therapists