Holistic Health Clinic. In Riwaka, Tasman Bay, New Zealand.

Discover Enhanced Health & Wellbeing!



Bringing you - RELIEF and MANAGEMENT with specific combination Therapy Techniques - to address your specific ailments


injury relief and management

Posture & Ailment(s) analysis & rehabilitation


sports maintenance

How I
Can Help

Whether you want to complement your holiday with a relaxing massage, to have pain/ ailment relief OR: to have a deeper tissue sports massage I can adhere to your needs! OR if you have on-going “maintenance” needs and ailments that need addressing I can also help! I can combine several different modalities accordingly and specifically to your needs!

In our everyday hurried world in the west we have too much stress and rushing! We need to start listening to our bodies again and be more EMBODIED to be able to restore and relax more into the Parasympathetic Nervous System – out of the ‘fight, flight or freeze’ of the Sympathetic Nervous System. As the body cannot maintain this without adrenal fatigue and then a decreased immune system and then general fatigue and dysfunction can start to occur with numerous body system’s.

Receiving Holistic Body Work can help assist the body into more Homeostasis (balance) within it's body system's - to then reach more OPTIMUM HEALTH again... to be STRESS AND PAIN FREE!!

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One-on-One Client Centered

I give a one-on-one personal / client centered consultation and analysis to combine the different remedial therapies I have learnt over the last 37+ years of bodywork. I apply accordingly to your specific individual needs at the time. This is according to current ailments, health, constitution, work and/or home stress patterns on any level, if there is any pain, etc.

Corrective Advice

I also give corrective postures / exercises and advice for self help, e.g., breathing exercises for stress / insomnia, core strength exercises to help rectify / antidote back pain, etc… as well as referral advice if I feel other complementary therapies / advice will help you holistically, e.g., naturopath, osteopath, counselling, etc.

Please Note: I am a REGISTERED BCST PRACTITIONER with P.A.C.T. – The Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists. This means I have to do on-going training in CPD – Continued Points Development. This involves yearly BCST Seminar’s learning advanced techniques and the latest in neuro-science research to apply.
The P.A.C.T Website and Registry of Australasian BCST Practitioners is:

consultation is FREE

I only charge for HANDS ON TIME and consultation is FREE and not included in the overall cost. Please allow extra time for your first visit above the treatment time as we will discuss and go over your case history form / body background so I can treat you accordingly to your body’s individual and specific needs!

HOURS (by appointment) @ my RIWAKA Clinic:-

Monday : 12pm – 7pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm

To call for an appointment or for any enquiry or queries with a NO-OBLIGATION confidential chat to discuss what your needs are and what may help you:- PLEASE TEXT 021-1368439.  Bookings can also be done via my email:

I can combine the different therapies, (to an extent,) together in the one treatment to address your needs from many angles! If you specifically want 2 therapies in one session, please just ask.

My most popular combination is the Massage Therapy with Cranio-Sacral Therapy OR Reiki with Craniosacral Therapy. Then Massage with Reflexology OR Craniosacral Therapy with Reflexology is popular.

*Texting me on 021-1368439 is the fastest most direct way to get me for any urgent bookings. Bookings can also be done via my email:
*Please also bear in mind to try and book your appointment ahead due to a busy Clinic.
*A minimum of 24-hour cancellation is required if you cannot make your appointment, as otherwise 50% of your booked treatment cost is incurred in a Clinic cancellation fee.



MELISSA POTTER brings you over 37+ years experience in Holistic Health Treatment’s & Bodywork.

She was born in New Zealand and traveled for 15 years overseas and did most of her training then.

She first became involved in body work in 1989 when first becoming certified in Anatomy and Physiology (A & P) when becoming an Aerobics Instructor and Gym Assistant / Weight Trainer. She qualified with AFAA (American Federation Aerobics Association) and was certified with them in the Caribbean for 4 years of Gym work.

She then went on to be certified with a THERAPEUTIC / REMEDIAL MASSAGE – I.T.E.C, INTERNATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION COUNCIL DIPLOMA with “Essentials for Health” in London in 1993. This combined further A & P & Body Massage in a I.T.E.C. Diploma Training over 2 years.

In 1995 she learnt the MEHTA INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE directly from Mr Mehta himself! He was a blind Indian Osteopath in London who brought these special techniques to the west from India!

In 1995 she also got a Diploma in REFLEXOLOGY through the Anthony Larkin School of Reflexology in Ireland over 2 years, also with further A & P training.

Over 2 years from 1995 to 1997 she also learnt and was initiated into REIKI HEALING through the Dr Usui energy system. She was certified in the training of Level I & II and III with the HANDS OF LIGHT INSTITUTE in Dublin.

Then over 2 years from 2000 to 2002 she became certified in UPLEDGER CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY with four levels in England and Ireland. Learning levels: CSTI & II, SERI, VMIA. Which included SOMATO EMOTIONAL RELEASE and VISCERAL MANIPULATION.

In 2006 she then certified in Level I with the BIO-DYNAMIC form of Cranio-Sacral Therapy here in New Zealand with the ‘Breath of Life’ Training with Simon Gosling.

Since 1993 Melissa has practised Yoga mainly from IYENGAR teachers. Then in 2000 she did a 2 year YOGA INSTRUCTORS DIPLOMA Training with two British Wheel of Yoga Instructors / Tutors, again with further A & P training in Ireland.

In 2003 she did a course learning further ADVANCED MASSAGE techniques to certification level to combine using the amazingly effective VOLCANIC BASALT STONES from an Hawaiian Practitioner/Tutor!

In 2004 she did an NMIT – ADVANCED THERAPEUTIC/REMEDIAL AND SPORTS MASSAGE Certification Course over 3 months. She also has worked extensively for four different 5-star lodges/hotels over 25 years and has received further training from them all including one in Ireland and then in NZ, the PARATIHO LODGE, the RESURGENCE LODGE, the KIMI ORA RESORT and the KINA COLADA LODGE.

In 2013, Melissa completed 2 levels of MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY including an advanced level. This has had amazing results, especially with pain, injury and postural restrictions.

Melissa also started in July, 2013 a 2 year Practitioner Diploma Training in BODY INTELLIGENCE – BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY. This is a whole new approach and with new researched techniques within the Craniosacral Therapy training – it is now taught in 41 countries, (check, as it is having incredible results with injury, pain and trauma relief / management. Melissa graduated with her BCST Diploma in February, 2015. She is now specializing in this Osteopathic model and has had GREAT CLINIC RESULTS with this gentle hands on therapy that palpates and helps improve the Craniosacral Rhythm but it also is catalyst for homeostasis/ balance to ALL BODY SYSTEMS plus for the body’s own natural alignment. Hence it is incredibly deep and exciting work in it’s scope to help the human body, mind and emotions!

Melissa is a fully registered and advanced BCST Practitioner with the P.A.C.T – PACIFIC ASSOCIATION OF CRANIOSACRAL THERAPISTS. P.A.C.T. assure you of a professional and properly trained Practitioner level plus of on going training, registration and professional support. Check for further information on this Australasian Professional Body.

Melissa completed the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Paediatric level in April 2014 then in July 2017 she did an Advanced Seminar/ Training with Steve Haines – one of the founders of BCST. The Post Graduate Seminars/ Training’s help maintain keeping up with up to date research in the neuroscience field and to keep learning the latest BCST advanced techniques and to help specialize in the Craniosacral Therapy field. She continues to do BCST Post Grad advanced training every year.

Then in June and July of 2017 Melissa attended 2 different levels/ training in the TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING. (TPDN) TPDN is a Physical Therapists take on using acupuncture needles but not on meridian points but on the muscle belly itself to help relieve a wide spectrum of ailments – especially with pain and tightness of the musculo-skeletal system. There is also acu-stimulus applied with a acu-stimulator which has a jade ball on the end to help apply acupressure to the Meridian Points.

Melissa is grateful to have learnt all of these body-work/therapy modalities to help people in what she passionately believes in for helping the human body and it’s healing. She has seen over the years great results and she continues to learn techniques/modalities to help people from many angles in what she strongly believes in!




All these therapies are HOLISTIC in approach and complementary and may bring HOMOEOSTASIS (equilibrium) to the human body, as well as many other benefits. This list is by no means complete and benefits have been combined that may be achieved from receiving any of these different therapies.

To define which specific therapy may help which specific ailment, please contact me, even though there are many “over laps”.

NB: Response to any of these treatments can vary according to your current personal health and individual constitution. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, TGA or MedSafe and they do not make claim to cure, diagnose, treat or heal any disease or disorder.

  • Relief of stress and tension (physical and psychological)
  • Helps reduce pain – acute to chronic
  • Rehabilitation / relief of repetitive strain
  • Increase flexibility / range of motion
  • Enhances removal of metabolic waste
  • Relief of headaches, migraines, sinusitius
  • Relief of muscle cramps / spasms / tightness
  • Aiding decreased or painful joint mobility
  • Assisted recovery from accident / illness / ailment(s)
  • Decrease muscle deterioration
  • Increases tissue metabolism
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation
  • Enhances red blood cell count
  • Enhances the removal of metabolic waste
  • Stimulates the release of endorphins
  • Increase flexibility and range of motion
  • Promotes deeper and more effective breathing, thus deeper relaxation (sometimes to the “alpha state”)
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces swelling / scaring
  • Helps improve posture and helps relieve the symptoms of poor posture
  • Stretches and helps bring circulation to connective tissue
  • Slows respiration
  • Can lower blood pressue
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Assisted digestion and excretion
  • Helps with depression / anxiety / mood swings
  • Helps M.E., M.S., I.B.S, C.F.S
  • Balance to endocrine and reproductive systems
  • Asthma, Excema
  • Birth Trauma
  • Dyslexia / Autism*



(Integrating: Swedish/Relaxation, Deep Tissue/Sports, Acupressure, Trigger Points, Myofascial Release, Hot Volcanic Stones and/or Mehta Indian Head Massage techniques).

I combine many different techniques I have learnt over the years according to your specific needs. I ask for feedback throughout the treatment as to whether the depth is adequate or too much, are you warm enough etc… as feedback is crucial to your needs! I will give posture and ailment feedback and analysis as I see it during the treatment and/or afterwards. Only quality essential oils, oil blends and creams are used in your treatment.

Massage is an ancient touch therapy used for 1000’s of years bringing many effective therapeutic and holistic benefits to the body, (see THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS PAGE).

I combine accordingly more relaxing and Swedish based strokes / effleurage to more deeper tissue release work combining trigger points and acupressure not only within the muscle belly but also at origin and insertion of the muscle. Also combining some myo-facial general releases and also some pulsing/stretching of the limbs / neck. Depth of treatment is always gauged to your comfort and a full “warm up” of the tissue through stroke work of the tissue and muscle fibre is achieved before going into the muscle any deeper. Working with the “stretch reflex” of the muscle and with the breath is also paramount at different times.

I combine different sports techniques / stretches / “point release” work, etc where and when needed for the more problematic areas in the body.

Drinking plenty of water is recommended after the treatment to help assist the lymph system to excrete the lactic acid dislodged from the muscle fibre through massage. Hence cellular metabolism/ elimination is greatly assisted/ enhanced.

I can combine the MEHTA INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE while you lie in supine position or it can be done in the traditional way sitting up. It is traditionally passed within the Indian families and applied while getting their hair done. The scalp, face and neck and shoulders are gently, firmly and rhythmically massaged allowing pressure and tension in these areas to release. By stimulating scalp circulation, the scalp relaxing and subcutaneous muscles toned up, eyestrain and headaches are relieved. Great for computer users and long distance drivers.

HOT VOLCANIC STONE MASSAGE – using the geo-magnetic qualities of the Volcanic Basalt Stone, (sourced here in New Zealand), I place the stones on the body, (and use them to massage with at different times), so that their heat can transmit into the body. The Volcanic stones and the massage techniques applied release even more tension, tightness and toxins! It becomes like a sauna with the stones on the body under the towels! The weight of the stone also likens to myo-facial release as well as being stilling and nurturing. Meridian lines and thus prana (“energy”) flow within the body is activated and this in turn strengthens the “yin” energy and reduces excess “yang” energy. Visceral tone and general circulation is encouraged.*

I use EXTRA FULL BODY STONE PLACEMENT with over 55 Basalt stones of varied size accordingly.


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a gentle, specific touch technique to enhance the flow and potency of the cerebro-spinal fluid, (CSF), held within the Craniosacral System (CSS) which consists of the cranium and spinal column.

Also involved and brought to alignment to the midline of the body for more optimum function is ALL the multiple layering of the fascia which “webs” around the body. The fascia is a very influential vast body matrix, connecting and binding around everything from muscle, bone, ligaments, tendons, glands to organs.

The CSS is a semi-closed hydraulic system contained within a tough waterproof membrane, (the dura mater), which envelopes the brain and the spinal cord. This system is responsible for producing, circulating and re-absorbing the CSF. The dura is also known as the RTM – Reciprocal Tension Membrane. It acts like a shock absorber/ protection to the brain and spinal cord. The CSS has its own rhythmic pulse through the “filling” (flexion) and “emptying” (contraction) throughout the CSS which a BCST Practitioner palpates with informed listening thus within this, assists it’s changes in potency, amplitude and rate.

If there is any mis-alignment or trauma / dysfunction within the CSS and /or other corresponding bones, muscles and organs in the body, BCST can assist this as well. It’s healing scope is wide due to assisting the “inner core” of the body and it triggers the body’s own “innate wisdom” and self corrective / healing mechanisms. *BCST *scope can also be wide as it assist’s bringing homeostasis to the human body, which is ultimately a naturally occuring phenomena. But, due to illness, trauma, accidents, etc the body can need assistance with finding homeostasis balance again. This can be assisted with a BCST Treatment.

This is an Osteopathic research based technique, yet can assist not only fluid, tissue and bone re-expression and balance but it can also assist in aspects of SOMATO EMOTIONAL RELEASE (SER) which entails a deeper aspect of BCST*. SOMATO* being latin for “body”. Hence deeper ingrained trauma for the Sympathetic Nervous System can be still “locked” in Flight, Fight or Freeze. The body can need help to “reprogram” through the neural matrix back to the Parasympathetic Nervous System.

The body governs the inherent treatment plan on the table, as symptoms arise and the body titrates trauma at it’s own pace and then it literally “reorganises” its body systems accordingly. The body presents it’s patterning and individual needs and hence defines the “inherent treatment plan”. It will resource as needed to reorganize, re-potentize, re-balance, etc. The visceral (organs) can release the emotion held cellularly through *SER which goes on to inner dialogue and dialogue outwardly with the practitioner, if needed and if it comes up in your treatment, guiding you through psycho-somatic release through the release of tissue memory. The organ’s are the seat of many emotions, e.g: the lungs hold grief, the liver hold anger, the kidney’s hold fear, etc…. hence the scope widens again to assist the root cause and hence release/ relief/ balancing of many ailments, e.g:- PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attack’s, etc.

I am very passionate about this modality! It is on-going learning through Neuroscience Research/ Discovery being updated so regularly with such incredible technology to study the human brain and whole body with advanced MRI’s and CAT Scan’s, etc. BCST has such an incredible scope in what it can treat with solid Osteopathic researched beginning’s dating back to the clinical and scientific findings of Dr William Sutherland , a renowned Osteopath back in the 18th Century!*

NB: I treat not only adults but children and babies with BCST in Clinic too, with good results to assist optimum function/ health even after birth trauma, accidents, plus to help children on the spectrum, etc.

Please Check: for further BCST description and for the P.A.C.T – Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists for the NZ and Australian Directory’s. P.A.C.T. assures that Registered Practitioner’s with them keep to a specific standard with on-going tutorial supervision, post-graduate study and seminars towards maintaining constant update of skills and knowledge within the BCST field of Practitioners.*

Usui Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.*An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki Master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma. But it resides in the principle that it is important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui <>, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.During a meditation several years after developing Reiki, Mikao Usui decided to add the Reiki Ideals to the practice of Reiki. The Ideals came in part from the five prinicples of the Meiji emperor of Japan whom Mikao Usui admired. The Ideals were developed to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience.

In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it.*

Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy. It must also include an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a complete system. The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.Treatments vary from 45 minutes to 1 hour. I also incorporate with other therapies when/ if needed.

Angelic Reiki

All spiritual teachings and energies are universally available to everyone, but through his guidance from the Master Djwhal Khul and Archangel Metatron, plus his great knowledge of spiritual principles and ancient teachings, Kevin Core has woven together a unique and profound system of healing. This system has been named Angelic Reiki. Kevin channeled this level of Reiki in 2005. He first did foundational Reiki training in the Usui and Shambala methods. Kevin continued to work with the ongoing development of Angelic Reiki for the remainder of his life and at this time of humanity’s ascension through his wife and soulmate, Christine Core.The primary purpose of Angelic Reiki is to re-awaken us to the knowing of our Divine Self through the intimate presence of Perfect Love. To bring the experience of truly working with Angels and feeling the intimate presence and power. This is not just a special experience for a gifted few, but an absolute possibility for everyone.The role of the healer is simply to hold a space for the energies to flow to the recipient. The Angels have a far greater perspective than we do and know what is needed in order to facilitate the most perfect healing. The healer does not need to remember any symbols or hand positions, the Angels know exactly what is required.The Reiki symbols given in the workshops are attuned through the Angelic vibration. ‘Healing Angels’ give the attunements and work with us on a permanent basis bringing our connection to the Angelic Kingdom back to our original union.Angelic Reiki Practitioners are attuned to a complete system of healing through the Angels and the Reiki symbols. The Practitioner is given practical ‘hands on’ experience in healing methodology involving healing as a channel, healing with intention, healing with Ascended and Galactic Masters, and Multi-dimensional healing. Also to attune spiritual tools such as crystals and essences.Angelic Reiki has the potential to change your DNA, your cells and molecules and activate your Lightbody. It will enable you to interface more intimately with The Angelic Kingdom of Light. It is an inclusive method, addressing all areas: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It can target the root causes of issues, including past lives, and therefore effectively remove the symptoms.*It is an important time in global consciousness and through the ‘ascension process’ many of us are going through to be supported with this powerful energy guidance/ healing & tools.The official UK site of my teacher’s Teacher is: I have been attuned & learnt the Angelic Reiki to Master level from this direct lineage stemming back to Kevin Core.Like Kevin Core, I myself have found the USUI Reiki a key component of my foundational Reiki Training, which I was initiated into from January 1995 – January 1997 and now with all the Angelic Reiki levels from November 2018 to June 2020.Treatments vary from 45 minutes to 1 hour. I also incorporate with other therapies when/ if needed.

Reflexology is a zone therapy based on the science with the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, (and hands), which correspond to all the glands, organs and parts of the human body. It correlates longitudinal zones which run from the reflex points of the feet up into the rest of the body. Through a method using specific thumb and finger pressure on these reflex areas of the feet, an increase of pressure and hence stimulation, on these reflex areas of the feet can increase energy flow along all of these corresponding zones. It works very similar to electricity if you can imagine us as an electrical system and this taps into energizing and clearing through these pathways to all parts of the body!*

Hence reflexology has very few contra-indications when used as it can reach every part of the body indirectly. Great for elderly or anyone conscious of wanting to remain clothed. It is incredibly effective due to over 7,200 nerve endings being in each foot!! How’s that for a complex “electrical” system to tap into! Instead of lactic acid knots that we get broken down through massage, there are uric acid “crystals” to work on and break down and flush out into the lymph system to be excreted. This in turn allows the body to find it’s optimum health and balance again. Hence the importance of the foot massage at the end, a lot more stroke work than Reflexology, to push the dis-lodged uric acid up to the closed lymph gland being the popliteal gland behind the knee.*

Hence again a lot of water drinking after the treatment is beneficial.*

Pressure is adjusted to the client’s comfort.

The concept of Myofascial Release originates back to the late 19th century to Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathic medicine. The technique really became popular when John F. Barnes, PT, LMT started teaching Myofascial Release seminars to therapists and bodyworkers about 50 years ago. Janet Travel then published the first reference book on
Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction in 1983.

John Barnes states.. “We must be clear that medicine, modalities, muscle energy techniques, mobilization / manipulation, massage and flexibility and exercise programs do not alter the powerful fascial restrictions that occur in the high percentage of our patients. These restrictions are only altered via MYOFASCIAL RELEASE”. In its normal healthy state, fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It is strong yet flexible – a perfect tensegrity model holding and binding all our muscles, bones and organs within the body yet helping them move physiologically with every day function / movement. It is normally free to stretch and move without restriction. It absorbs and distributes tensile forces and acts as a communication network for mechanical, energetic, chemical, experiential and informational exchange. It helps maintain homeostasis in the body at ALL levels. So LIFE HAPPENS and it is all “recorded” in the mind-body complex. It all gets absorbed into the memory and structure of our soft tissue, our muscles, the connective tissue…. THE FASCIA!

These “recordings”, (due to influences such as stress, accidents, repetitive strain, etc), can become restrictions in the fascial system of the body. The layers slowly tighten over time, restricting the body until we lose our “physiological adaptive capacity”. We lose space in the body and hence flexibility, both physically and emotionally, to respond effectively to the stress of everyday life. This is when muscles start
to ache all the time, headaches increase, we sprain, strain or pull muscles easily, etc. Then where there is stagnation within the fibre
/cells disease can then also start to form.

Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) is a safe and highly effective form of softtissue “hands-on manipulation” that releases restrictions in the fascia
and helps restore an individual’s “physiological adaptive capacity”.
When restrictions are released space is created, restoring movement and
glide-ability within the sliding layers of the fascia in the body. This
creates a chain reaction on all levels of the mind-body complex
enhancing the efficiency and functioning of all the whole body systems,
enhancing key functioning at the cellular level and facilitating the
release of emotions and stored active memories.

MFR works WITH the body rather than pushing into or against the body like
some deeper tissue modalities, which in turn triggers the body into a
protective response / reaction and the body does not fully release or
open / soften, like with the response from MFR. On a deeper level MFR
can help body realignment, break old holding patterns within the
muscular-skeletal system, improve posture distortions, lengthen and free up muscles, etc.*

AROMATOUCH Technique is the Clinical Application of the doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils as
researched by doTERRA’s Co-Founder/ Medical Advisor – Dr David K. Hill.
This Technique uses 4 single CPTG Essential Oils and 4 Proprietary
Blends. All applied in a specific order to help stress reduction, immune enhancement, toxic assistance, autonomic imbalance, inflammation & pain reduction. To then encourage homeostasis (natural balance) in the body. Specific meridian stroke work is applied to the
back, shoulders and neck plus acupressure on the hands & feet. Plus a ‘lymphatic rock’ at the feet.. all encouraging flow in the body tissue/ systems.*

Applying the Oils with this AROMATOUCH Technique has been shown to help enhance
systemic benefits and increase feeling of overall health and

NB: This Technique is NOT a Massage but light meridian stroke work to encourage Qi/ Prana Activation in the body.

An AROMATOUCH Treatment is 40 minutes long.

Offering all women at this special time a combination of specific pregnancy
techniques and only with the client in a comfortable position. Generally side lying is most favourable for expectant mother’s and sitting ‘back
to front’ in a supported chair can also be used. Treatments are always
adjusted according to ailments and the individual’s needs and especially due to all the body changes of an expectant mother! Treatment’s are
aimed towards optimum balance and health for both mother and baby!*

I combine Myofascial Release techniques with some medium tissue Massage
and effleurage / relaxation techniques. Deep Tissue is kept to a minimum to assure not too much blood flow too quickly to keep mother and baby
safe and to keep the treatment at optimum therapeutic value for both.*

Sometimes reflex points in the feet are applied according to ailments being experienced by the mother in her pregnancy time.

Also Indian Head Massage and/or Craniosacral Therapy can also be used in a
combination treatments – this is decided through individual consultation and body background decides on what therapy and/or combination.



My Clinic Therapy Treatment pricing per hour starts at $79 and then is $1 a minute after that.
*Please note I USUALLY ALWAYS GIVE CONCESSIONS as in the chart below to help affordability and support your health maintenance!….
Plus Payment Plans are available if the need arises.

All these treatment times are charged for ON THE TABLE TIME. I give FREE HEALTH CONSULT time on top of this! A rarity these days! 😉  I give LOCAL/REGULAR CONCESSIONS, BENEFICIARY/SUPER ANNUANT CONCESSIONS.





*Texting me on 021-1368439 is the fastest most direct way to get me for any urgent bookings. Bookings can also be done via my email:
*Please also bear in mind to try and book your appointment ahead due to a busy Clinic.
*A minimum of 24 hour cancellation is required if you cannot make your appointment, as otherwise 50% of your booked treatment cost is incurred in a Clinic cancellation fee.

NB: For booking my HOT VOLCANIC STONE MASSAGE it is only available for a minimum of 90 minutes. Due to being a DELUX SPA Treatment with over 50 extra big Volcanic Stones to heat, set up, tidy up, etc.. please add $30 on top of my 90 minute session cost.

Concessions and Sliding Scale Payment Possible
  • PAYPAL is available for payment (with a PAYPAL online surcharge of $10 extra for each treatment & as included in the BUY NOW option)
  • Quality Gift Vouchers are available for any of the types and length of Therapy Treatments or Clinic Service listed on this site which can be redeemed at my Riwaka, Tasman Bay Clinic. 
  • Please note the regular concession/ discount applies if more than one Gift Voucher is purchased, or if you are already a regular client!


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