The Wellness Centre aims to provide health programs tailored to each individual’s unique requirements, tastes, lifestyle and schedule.

We believe the key to long term health is through lifestyle changes that are realistic and that can be maintained. The Wellness Centre brings to Five Dock state of the art in the clinic testing devices to assess and monitor your health objectively to make adjusts to your program as needed.


The Wellness Centre was established in Five Dock, Sydney, by Registered Nutritionist and Naturopath Sonya Cacciotti (Barnes) in 2017. The Wellness Centre provides health programs tailored to each individual’s unique requirements, tastes, lifestyle and schedule.

Lifestyle has an enormous impact on health and wellbeing and nutrition is at the foundation of the of all the health programs developed by The Wellness Centre.

Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other natural components of food that are necessary to support human life and health.  The major classes of nutrients include the macronutrients and micronutrients.

Macronutrients are the nutrients required in large quantities (macro meaning large) and refer to carbohydrates, proteins and fats. These three components are found in varying quantities in nearly every food. In nutrition, food is classed as a carbohydrate, protein or fat depending on which macronutrient is highest in that particular food. For example, rice is considered a carbohydrate food because the macronutrient that is highest is carbohydrate, though rice does contain small amounts of protein and fat also.  Generally speaking, carbohydrate contributes energy to the body, fat contributes energy and also to certain structures in the body like the brain and cell membranes and protein is the building block to all the body tissues, most notably muscle.

As the name suggests the micronutrients are the smaller nutritional components the body requires. These include vitamins and minerals.

A nutritionist reviews a patients symptoms, body composition, nutritional intake and if necessary nutritional blood work to investigate whether there is an imbalance of the macronutrients and micronutrients. After a detailed assessment, a health program is developed to address any nutritional imbalances and the patient is monitored regularly to check indicators of health such improved deficiencies if found, improvements in body composition and improvements in symptom profile.

Good nutrition can reduce the risk of a number of disease conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, improve digestive complaints such as heartburn and irritable bowel syndromes, relieve fatigue and assist recovery from illness and injury among other benefits.

Having pursued post-graduate training in Sports Nutrition with the IOC, Sonya is equipped to assist clients to achieve success in their chosen activity or sport. Nutrition is recognised across the globe as having a major role in achieving success in sport. Sports Nutrition helps athletes obtain optimal gains from training, improves recovery from training and events, achieve and maintain ideal body composition, reduce risk of injury and promotes high-level performance.

Whatever your personal health and nutritional goal, The Wellness Centre will help you achieve it.