DIP. MAS, A&P DIP. SPORTS INJ & MAS, REGISTERED MNZ
The power of touch has miraculous effects: for the very young to the very old, for the terminally ill to the marathon athlete, and for the stay-at-home mum to the stressed out executive. Massage has the power to relax, heal, and to help release emotions and tension without the aid of drugs. I think because of my love of sport (back in the day I played women’s football for the Bay of Plenty which I loved) and my love of the great outdoors this drives my passion to help others stay active and feeling good. They pretty much go hand in hand.
With over 14 years experience in massage therapy it’s fair to say I’ve been lucky enough to find my true calling.
Like many young kiwis who do their big OE I qualified as a massage therapist in the UK in 2003 and opened up my own business in North London. I was very fortunate to share my love and knowledge of sports massage by working as a tutor and assistant tutor in London before returning home to New Zealand. The experience and knowledge I learnt whilst there has been a huge benefit not just for myself but for my many valued clients. It allowed me to really learn about all sorts of health and wellbeing practices which I can now share from my clinic in Whakatane.
During my exciting career I have massaged people from all sectors of work and I have provided massage at large sporting events like the London Marathon. It’s such a buzz no matter where I practice massage because when you see people experience the benefits of good health, it’s a real thrill.
I’m fully qualified in the established techniques of:
- Swedish massage, anatomy & physiology
- Sports injuries & massage / pre & post event massage
- Pregnancy massage
- Hot stone massage
- Trigger point therapy
I continue to train and develop in these different modes of massage to ensure I’m at the top of my game, plus just as importantly, I really enjoy learning all about what’s new in massage and other health and wellbeing techniques.
Following a consultation, I will be able to offer you the right advice and build the treatment specific to your needs. I listen to what you would like the outcome to be and then I design a massage service from there. It’s completely specific to every individual. As a member of Massage New Zealand and fully insured you can expect a truly professional service.
I'm away from 9th to 29th July inclusive. Please book ahead if you'd like to have a massage before I head away or when I return. Thanks!
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Hey there, my name is Meagan Overwater. I grew up on an acreage in Canada and have always enjoyed all things active! From equestrian show jumping, snowboarding, surfing and volleyball to name a few, I have always loved physical activity. That’s how I became interested in massage therapy. I am a Registered Massage Therapist through the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. I graduated with a Diploma with honours in 2016 and opened my first private practice in Alberta.
Working side by side with chiropractors and physio therapists, I am able to create the best possible outcome for my clients. I have training in Swedish relaxation, therapeutic, sports, prenatal, geriatric, infant, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and active release therapy. I look forward to sharing my passion with the clients I meet here in New Zealand!