RMT (Level 5) Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage, Bachelor of Science- Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Physical Education- Exercise Prescription & Management.
Before training as a massage therapist, I spent time working in the health sector providing exercise plans, personal training and nutrition advice for people with ID/ASD. I lived and worked overseas for 2 years before returning and completing my diploma in relaxation and wellness massage at the New Zealand College of Massage, while working part time.
I am a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt with degrees majoring in exercise science/prescription and nutrition from University of Otago. My studies and decade plus of grappling experience gives me a good understanding of the body and how it moves, as well as the demands people often place on their bodies. I knows first-hand how essential massage can be for keeping your body moving and feeling good!
I love giving and receiving massage, and in particular enjoy giving deep, focussed massage to help address areas of specific tension, combined with relaxation techniques aiming to leave you feeling refreshed and tension free. I always work together with my clients to identify goals and a plan for the session, as well as providing home care and advice afterwards to help the effects of the massage last longer, including referral to other practitioners if required.
My skills include: relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, pregnancy and hot stones massage. I can also incorporate sports massage techniques and have experience working with athletes during my studies. It is important to note that it is not within my scope of practice to diagnose or treat injuries but I can apply deep massgae to specific areas given my understanding of how the body functions and heals. So, if what you are after is a firm, deeper massage focussed on areas of specific tension then please don’t hesitate to book in and I will individualise your session based around your needs.
During my studies I worked with athletes, hospice patients and staff/parents in Wellington Hospital NICU. Having the opportunity to work with people who were highly stressed was a huge privilege and a highlight of my studies. I am looking forward to studying further and learning more skills to share with you all!