Iselde de Boam
Managing Director of Absolute Therapy;
RMT, Dip. Th Mass 2003 New Zealand College of Massage Dip. Rem Mass 2009 Q. Academy (Au),
Lower North Island regional representative for MNZ; MNZ representative at AHAANZ
I have lived in and traveled many places in Europe and Australia working as a self employed Massage Therapist and tutor along the way. I was part of the Governance Group overseeing the development of the new qualification pathway for Massage within New Zealand that has been submitted to NZQA. In November 2013 I expanded from a one room practise and took over as the Managing Director of Absolute Therapy Ltd. In 2017 we relocated the business after the earthquakes, to it’s current home
Where Massage is concerned, I am motivated and active in the industry and I love my work which I approach with a genuine interest for each person. I particularly love the relief people talk of after receiving on-going Massages from me and the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes in the way they relate to their body as they reconnect with themselves. A lot of my work is with regular clients giving weekly or fortnightly “maintenance massage” which helps people manage the fast pace of their busy lives. I also do a lot of rehabilitation work where I typically spend 6-8 sessions with someone, initially quite close together and then spreading them out as we begin to see results. These people may also getting Physiotherapy post injury (sporting or other) or they may have chronic conditions/physical ailments that need regular attention to maintain functionality and to manage pain levels – these can be things like OOS, frozen shoulders, sciatica, joint reconstruction (post-surgery recovery), and much more. Massage Therapists from around town also seek me out for their own preventative or maintenance treatments and I personally receive regular 3 weekly massage from the Therapists at Absolute Therapy.
On the business side of things, I love the challenges and learning’s I get daily and feel like I am only limited by my own imagination. I would like to get creative with my business model and look at running my business on more of a Social Enterprise model. Social Enterprises appeal to me because I feel they are essentially community minded, ethically run businesses using a sustainable business model.
I am compelled to work towards lifting the usual approach towards, and standard of, Massage as an industry from both the public and practitioner view points. I am focused on running a business that offers a range of professionals who provide quality treatments and prioritise results and customer satisfaction.
For a more goal focused massage where we aim to treat a particular sporting concern or injury or to provide appropriate levels of care during the various stages of injury rehabilitation this type of Massage is for you.
Relax in the knowledge that the massage therapists treating you are all fully qualified and registered with Massage New Zealand. This category includes Swedish relaxation massage, Hot Stone massage, Indian Head massage and Pregnancy massage
Catch up with the girls, get ready for an event or visit with a hens party. Enjoy the private use of our Beauty room, add a food platter and prepare to be pampered!