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Miwa Machida

Qualifications

  • Dip. Remedial / Therapeutic Massage Therapy
  • Dip. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (RBCST,PACST)
  • Post graduate Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Certificate (Ignition and Midline. Spine / Nervous system and pain)

 Specialist areas

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Remedial Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Shiatsu Massage
  • Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

About Miwa

Miwa first practiced Shiatsu and Therapeutic massage in Japan and Hawaii.  In 2007 she opened her practice (Sports & Remedial Massage) in Auckland.

Her treatment approach is a combination of Therapeutic Massage and Meridian Therapy which is focused on a holistic approach using acupressure points and understanding emotional states and physical well-being.

Miwa is also a qualified practitioner of Biodynamic craniosacral therapy.  While running a successful massage clinic in Auckland, she also taught massage therapy at her clinic.

Her main interests lie in chronic pain (muscle pain and nerve pain), acute pain, any tension release whether caused by illness, injury, stress by using trigger point release, myofascial release.

Most of her patients report their pain decreases or disappears after treatment.

"It is amazing seeing the positive change in people through body work. I am always fascinated how intelligent the human body is and very happy I'm able to share the experience with my patients. I seek to balance the body, mind and being as one." ~ Miwa Machida

Akio Suzuki

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Qualifications

  • Dip Sports / Shiatsu Massage therapy
  • Manual therapy (National certificate of Judo therapy)
  • Certificate of Medical Aroma therapy

 Specialist areas

  • Shiatsu Massage
  • Sports & Injury Recovery Massage
  • Posture alignment, increase joint and muscle mobilisation.

About Akio

Akio has recently arrived from Japan and joined our team after 10 years experience at a Japanese Osteopath clinic.  He is excited to start practice in New Zealand, especially in a location as beautiful and peaceful as Wanaka.

With over a decade of massage experience, he remains passionate about Massage for Health.His main interest lie in lower back pain,Sciatica pain,Tennis elbow,Golf elbow,knee issues,posture alignment.

Akio has a national licence as a Judo, (the Japanese traditional martial art) therapist.  This therapy involves working with joint issues such as dislocations. 

He is passionate about helping patients needing assistance with postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, recreation, and can provide rehabilitative exercises to assist in recovery from injuries or surgery.


Masae

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Qualifications

  • Diploma. Aromatherapy
  • Diploma. Reflexology
  • Diploma. Swedish Massage
  • Certificate of Ayurveda intensive course at Barberyn Ayurveda Resort

Specialist areas

  • Aomatherapy Massage
  • Relaxation massage
  • Deep tissue massage

About Masae

Masae has over ten years experience as a Massage therapist in Japan and NZ. She is Qualified in Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage and Reflexology. She believes that knowing yourself is the best key to leading a healthy, long life, and she's always keen to give tips on maintaining a healthy life.