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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

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 various layers through the body.

Romiromi

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

Hā is the breathe of life, originating from the ultimate creative source. Hā gives life into what is intentioned. 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, helpful and healing to people who experience heightened emotions. Often used alongside mirimiri and romiromi.

Ngā Pu Ora

Ngā Pū Ora recognises that all aspects of a person is interconnected within and outside of themselves. Meaning that what is going on in a person's life (whānau, relationships,  work, environments, what they are exposed to can affect how they interpret life and respond to it. In some situations how a person handles these can be problematic. 

Ngā Pū Ora recognises where imbalance is causing heightened or subdued emotions and behaviours. Through this  whaiora are helped to interpret and take back charge of how they respond to life's circumstances.

Kōreo

Kōrero helps bring to the surface through words and sound the thoughts,  feelings, hunches, instincts and ideas that are forming for whaiora. Kōrero is a way to express outwardly what is being held within and to allow whaiora to process them. The kōrero can be an essential aspect of the session to release and let go, to acknowledge, to come to a new understanding, or to inspire to action. This is used when relevant alongside these other methods.

A combination of approaches is used.
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 kōrero 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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Location

  • 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.​​

Winter hours for bodywork

(1 April to 30 November)   

Monday to Friday

9:30am to 5:30pm

 

Saturday:                        Sunday:

9:30am to 2:30pm           Closed

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Duration

Sessions range from 30 minutes

to 3-hours depending on specific needs of individuals.

Prices vary for sessions. Please refer to the 'Book Online' section. 

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