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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 wairua vibration that stirs through the tinana, 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 is sometimes applied. Mirimiri works on the layers 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 the breathe of life, originating from the ultimate creative source. Aro is having intentional presence. 

Aro Hā is guided breathe work that gently miri's the internal layers and systems of the body. Applied alongside 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 experience   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 

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  • Waiheke IslandA 35-min ferry ride from downtown Auckland. 

  • Onsite: A cute unique setting amongst shrubbery and trees.

  • Mobile service: I can travel to your location. Surcharge applies. Click here for more information in FAQ's.

Summer hours for bodywork

(1 Dec to 31 Mar)   

Monday to Friday

9:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 8pm


10am - 2pm



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Duration of sessions range from

1-hour to 3 hours depending on your specific needs. 


1-hour $110

1.5 hours $165

2 hours $220

2.5 hours $270

3 hours $330

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