I graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2014 at the University of Otago. I have also studied Sport and Exercise Physiology as well as Nutrition with a strong passion to help people achieve their goals and aspirations. Since graduating I have worked as a Sports Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist in both New Zealand and Australia.
As a physiotherapist, I specialise in back and neck pain, sports injuries, pain relief and management, headache/migraine relief, postural advice, pre and post-natal care. I also have a wealth of experience with all acute injuries and rehabilitation pre and post op, after experience in both Nelson and Auckland Hospital.
I returned to Nelson after working as a Sports Physiotherapist in rural Western Australia for a year. I treated a wide range of patients in the outback, so feel I am prepared for any challenging injuries!
I really enjoy the hands on approach of massage, which is why I am also available as a Massage Therapist, I use a range of techniques including deep tissue, trigger points, myofascial release, as well as lymphatic drainage, relaxation and pregnancy massage.
The choice is yours and I am happy to answer any questions on what treatment will work best for you.
I work with a range of people from workaholics to athletes and I believe physiotherapy, massage and education can assist in all areas of your life and general well-being. I take an individual approach with every person to suit their needs whether it is for sports, fitness or general life stresses.With my background I can also offer taping, exercise programmes, pre and post-race treatments, and nutritional advice if you desire.
I am lucky to call sunny Nelson my home and enjoy running and mountain biking around our great trails.
I received a Bachelor of Sports and Therapeutic Massage in 2010 and have always had an interest in sports and the workings of the human body.
Whilst living in Invercargill I had the opportunity of working with cyclists competing in Tour of Southland and we regularly worked with the Royal NZ Ballet when they were on tour. I have worked in a gym setting where I worked with variety of sportspeople who understand the need to maintain their bodies with regular massage and have also spent six years working in a Health Spa.
The techniques I find to be most effective are a mix of deep tissue, neuromuscular, myofascial and trigger point release.
My other passions include tramping, camping, photography, gardening and DIY projects.
I graduated from the New Zealand College of Massage with a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage in 2003.
Using deep tissue, trigger point, relaxation, and myofascial release techniques with range of motion assessment, I look to discover the cause of functional issues and effect positive change.
My experience ranges from sports injury rehabilitation to relaxation and pregnancy massage. I am passionate about massage and body work and enjoy working with clients and their healthcare team to achieve desired results.
I love spending time with my family and friends and exploring our rivers, beaches and national parks on foot, by bike or by paddle. Some of my other interests are yoga, zumba, reading, music and the arts.
I completed my diploma in Therapeutic and Clinical Sports Massage from New Zealand College of Massage in 2006. Since then I have worked with numerous athletes and teams at the top of their game. I specialize in Sports Massage with an emphasis on breaking down and realigning muscle fibres by using deep tissue and trigger point techniques. In my sessions, I use a lot of active and passive movement techniques which helps to achieve the best results possible for you. I have also completed a Diploma in Exercise Science in 2011. I use the knowledge gained from this Diploma to help clients with muscle injuries by prescribing muscle strengthening and stretching programmes. This helps control muscle and postural imbalances.
I love the outdoor lifestyle Nelson has to offer, so in my spare time I mountain bike, kayak and paddle waka ama. With my experience I would love to help you get the most out of your outdoor activities.
I am the proud owner and manager of Massage Works, which I established when I moved to Nelson over 15 years ago.
I have been in professional practice since 1998, and I am passionate about helping people achieve their health, energy, and fitness goals. I believe massage can be of great benefit to everybody, and as research has proven, can have positive effects on many aspects on your health and well being.
I get a great sense of satisfaction working with clients that are pro-active in their own health. I enjoy teaching techniques and tools that my clients can take away to improve their everyday life and remain fit and active.
My style of massage is a combination of all the techniques I have learnt over my years of practice but is predominately pressure point and deep tissue, although each client is treated individually and given a treatment that best suit their needs.
I enjoy spending my spare time outdoors with my partner, friends, and my dogs, mountain biking, running and hiking, as well as time in my garden.