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Traditional Bodywork

The human body, in fact, our entire system works to restore itself 24/7. This includes physical repair, processing of experiences, thoughts, feelings, and emotions, storing memories, and creating ideas. Positive experiences are always good medicine for people. However, the build-up of busyness and stress can lead to aches, pains, blockages, heightened emotions, and a general lack of wellness. Whai Ora are helped to release stress responses, within an environment that is safe, nurturing, and enabling.

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Mirimiri is like the ebb and flow of tides gently moving onto the shoreline and returning to the sea. A creation of movement that stirs through the body, interrupting and awakening a person's mauri, wairua, muscle, tissue, cells, etc. 

Mirimiri is often confused with massage due to the therapeutic hands-on application that can sometimes be used. Mirimiri works on the layers around and through the body.


Romiromi is a deeper stimulation of the body's tissue and haemata (pressure points). Most often performed in culmination with mirimiri. 

Romiromi is a traditional form of Māori bodywork and uses similar techniques and tools to mirimiri. With a deeper focus on the stirring and agitation of tightly held blockages, tensions and/or trauma that has been held in the body. Stimulating a healthy circulation of oxygen and blood flow through the body.   


Aro Hā Mahi

Hā is likened to the breathe of life, from the ultimate creative source. Aro is having an intentional presence. 

Aro Hā is guided breathe work that will gently mirimiri the internal layers and systems of the body. Often used in culmination with mirimiri and romiromi, or can be used independently. The client is guided on how to apply Aro Hā.  

Can be calming and helpful to people who have or are experiencing heightened emotions.

Ngā Pu Ora

Ngā Pū Ora recognises that all aspects of a person is interconnected within themselves; and also connected to those things outside of themselves. Meaning that what is going on in a person's family, other relationships, and the environments they are a part of, may affect how they are interpreting life and responding to it. In some circumstances how a person handles these situations can cause unuseful responses. The goal is for people to choose how they respond. Opposed to heightened or subdued emotions or behaviour. Ngā Pū Ora helps interpret what is occurring and where to help.   

Combination of approaches
A combination of approaches are used dependent on each clients needs. Techniques may include the use of the hands, arms, elbows, feet, rakau (wood), leaves, kōhatu (stones), karakia, waiata (song), and korero counseling. Working closely with the whai ora (client), their tinana (body), wairua and mauri. 

Why receive traditional bodywork?
There are many many reasons why people book in for traditional bodywork, the end goal is typically about feeling better. What people often report is that they feel:
Lighter | Clearer | Renewed | Restored | Lifted | Released | Acknowledged 


  • Baseon Waiheke Island a 35-min ferry ride from downtown Auckland. 

  • Mobile service only. We travel to your accommodation or location with our gear.

  • Onsite service will be available from 27 July, 2023.

Open hours 

  • Sessions are available Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 8:00pm, and Saturdays 9:30am to 2:00pm.


  • 1-hour | 1.5 hours | 2-hours

  • 30-mins (for onsite service only, not mobile service)


  • Bodywork services are koha only.
    Click FAQs to understand more about koha.

  • Due to this being a koha based service, there is a $10 non-refundable fee payable at the time of booking.
    This fee exists to secure your appointment, and to discourage the continuous movement of appointment times. Thank you.  

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