In 1991 a night school course sparked my interest in massage, and over the years I worked on numerous friends and family members, later formalising my training with a Certificate in Massage (Sports Massage) at the New Zealand College of Massage.
For many years I practised full time in East Auckland, trading as Botany Muscle Therapy, but have now relocated to beautiful Taupō and Botany Muscle Therapy is of course now Taupō Muscle Therapy!
Over the years I have completed numerous sporting events, including 5 x IRONMAN NZ and 1 x IRONMAN Canada. This gives me a unique understanding of the challenges that endurance athletes face in keeping their bodies in top condition, and what we can do to assist in this process. In the past I have been part of the massage team at IRONMAN New Zealand, Round Taupō Cycle Challenge and a number of other cycling and running events.
While cyclists, runners and triathletes are naturally my specialty, I also provide a great relaxation massage for the non-athlete too.