Media Release: September 2013

Australia’s leading spa chef Samantha Gowing has worked for the past 15 years with people all over the world on improving their health and wellbeing.

This year Samantha is thrilled to launch her first book ‘The Healing Feeling’, it represents her life work and passion for spreading the health and wellness word in a way that’s fun and accessible. Across 143 beautifully designed pages Samantha shares her health-giving recipes and remedies, combined with her engaging personal stories and extensive knowledge of nutrition and Chinese medicine. All done with her trademark great humour and endorsed by industry luminaries including Matt Preston, Shannon Bennett, Clare Bowditch and Janet DeNeefe.

The book is dedicated to her beloved father, Dennis Gowing whose battle with cancer in the early nineties was Samantha’s catalyst to turn her attention to learning the ancient wisdom of food as medicine.

If eating well, losing weight, gaining energy and better health are on your wishlist this year then ‘The Healing Feeling’ is for you.

Samantha recently moved on from her role as Executive Chef and Nutritionist at Cabarita Ocean Health Retreat, NSW where she has been the celebrated creator of the retreat’s culinary program for the past two and half years.

Her new project is Whole Happiness™ – a powerful initiative driven by a conscious awareness that happiness is a multi faceted state of being.

Abundance, wellness, wealth, joy and the spiritual pursuit of inner peace are key emotional and physical drivers contributing to the Whole Happiness™ state. Above and beyond, it is our innate human desire to express an attitude of gratitude that brings the ultimate sense of Whole Happiness™.

Incentives include her globally renowned Surf Spa Food teaching programs; fascinating food as medicine seminars; and life changing keynote conference presentations that deliver the Whole Happiness™ menu to the ever-expanding wellness industry and sustainable corporate sector community worldwide.
SWB Podcast grab


About Samantha

Samantha Gowing is a former publican and hat-winning restaurateur who loved life at the helm of legendary Gowings Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood before turning her heart and mind to food as medicine. Since changing her fast living ways to become a clinical nutritionist, cooking teacher and wellness coach Samantha hasn’t lost her appetite for a good time and wants to show the world you can have your wheat free dairy free gluten free sugar free cake and eat it too. A Melbourne girl at heart, Samantha is now based in Byron Bay where she discovered a passion for surfing.

‘The Healing Feeling’ by Samantha Gowing
ebook $19.95  hard copy $39.95

Melbourne launch
Sustain Organic Expo
Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton
Sunday 20th October

Sydney launch
Sustaining Women in Business Conference
Le Montage, Lilyfield
30-31st October

Samantha is available for radio and television appearances to talk health and present a fabulous health-giving recipe from ‘The Healing Feeling’.

You can access a 12 page sample of ‘The Healing Feeling’ here.

For further information, hi res images or to arrange an interview contact:

Samantha Gowing

Mobile: 0411 852 387