Therapists

All Absolute Therapys' Therapists hold a New Zealand recognised Diploma qualification or higher in their relevant field and have a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding body & mind dynamics.

We're a passionate team who are dedicated to providing the best treatments possible.

Craig Dalton

BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy (Oxford, UK)

Following a successful engineering career in the UK that was not taking me in the direction I wanted in life, and having experienced sports therapy for the first time (due to a martial arts injury), I pursued it as a career in 2015.

I achieved my latest qualification (BTEC level 5 Diploma) at the Oxford School of Sports Massage, which is recognised as the highest qualification in the UK and accredited by the Sports Massage Association.

As a new therapist to Absolute Therapy, I am keen to flourish in a clinical environment, meeting new clients and therapists. After running my own successful private clinic in Warwickshire England, I moved to New Zealand in April 2017 to extend my knowledge and experience to a new level.

In my treatments, I like to focus in soft tissue manipulation, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, positional release techniques, neuromuscular techniques, body mechanics, rehabilitation, remedial exercises and stretches for injury prevention and therapeutic purposes.

My greatest area of interest in my work is to understand and respect every client I treat as individuals. We all possess unique physical, physiological and psychological characteristics; therefore it is essential that treatment be tailored to accommodate each client’s requirements. I like to consider myself as a 'musculoskeletal detective' as it is my aim to problem-solve the clients reason for visiting, by recovering a restored and balanced body.

For those of you that don’t know me yet, I look forward to meeting you all!

Vijay Kapoor

Bachelar of Physiotherapy Pandit Deen Dayal Institute for the Physically Handicapped (University of Delhi), New Delhi, India (2015) 

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yoga: International Foundation of Natural Health and Yoga in Delhi, India (2015) 

Graduate Diploma in Addiction, Alcohol and Drug Studies (Level 7): Wellington Institute of Technology, Wellington, New Zealand (2016)

I am an enthusiastic, positive individual who is very passionate about my profession and I have a keen desire to contribute to the well-being of our society. I am educated and trained in Physiotherapy from Delhi University, India. While in India I also completed my Diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga. This course gave me additional knowledge for providing people with good mental and physical health and I love working with individuals to create a plan that fits with their lifestyle and provides them with notable and sustainable changes. During my training I did a lot of practice learning about clinical practice and seeing patients suffering from congenital, accidental, skeletal or other deformities as well as patients in wheelchairs.

The skills I gained from my addiction, alcohol and drug studies have hlped me in developing a thorough understanding of the psychology of various addictions. 

I now feel confident in helping people rehabilitate in a holistic manner where we address their physical, mental and spiritual well-being and look forward to combining my skills to provide someone with the best help I possibly can. 

I look forward to meeting you.

Emily Flowers

Diploma in Health Sciences (Therapeutic Massage)(NZCM 2017)

Student of the Diploma in Health Sciences (Massage and Sports Therapy)(NZCM 2017)

After Leaving College in 2015, I didn’t have a clear understanding what I wanted to pursue as a profession, however I always had a fascination with human anatomy and the healthcare industry.  When the option of Massage Therapy presented itself, I took the leap to study this area of health care that hadn’t necessarily been in my mind in the past as a career choice.  Since then I have completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage and currently I am still studying to further my knowledge by doing a diploma in sports massage.

Being a part of this growing industry, I feel as though I can contribute my knowledge and passion towards massage and body function to provide clients with great treatment that suits their needs, and create a safe environment for the client to be able to relax and feel as though their general well-being is being improved. I love seeing how the ripple effects of massage benefit my clients beyond the symptoms they come in with.

Feel free to book an appointment with me, it will be great to meet you.
 

Summer Xue

Bachelor of Medicine (China) Graduate Diploma of addiction, alcohol and drug studies (NZ)

Member NZRA, ACC Injury Treatment Provider

Hello, Wellingtonians! My name is Summer Xue, I am an experienced and registered Acupuncturist who specializes in addiction relief, pain management and sports Acupuncture. I  treat a number of different health problems such as migraine headaches, upper and lower back pain, hip pain, elbow pain, neck pain, stress and PTSD, weight management, migraines, depression, anxiety, frozen shoulders, insomnia, blood pressure maintenance issues, weight loss issues and facial rejuvenation, along with many other disorders. Specifically, I like to treat with a variety of techniques including acupuncture, moxibustion, Gua Sha, cupping and electro acupuncture and Herbs. My goal is to provide treatments that are both effective and long term, and with results that are satisfying. I love Acupuncture, it is the most widely used system of medicine on earth and has been used by billions of people over thousands of years.

My background includes two years experience serving as a soldier in the Chinese military working in the department of health using Acupuncture to treat other female soldiers. I've also spent a year working in a Rehabilitation centre here in Wellington as part of my work experience and I have Massage and Spa experience here too. My colleagues and patients describe me as both caring and compassionate, and comment that it’s very apparent that I truly love what I do. 

I look forward to meeting you soon so schedule an appointment with me online, today.

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Iselde de Boam

Managing Director of Absolute Therapy;

RMT, Dip. Th Mass 2003 New Zealand College of Massage Dip. Rem Mass 2009 Q. Academy (Au),

Lower North Island regional representative for MNZ

I have lived in and travelled many places in Europe and Australia working as a self employed Massage Therapist and tutor along the way. I have been part of the Governance Group overseeing the development of the new qualification pathway for Massage within New Zealand that has been submitted to NZQA. In November 2013 I expanded from one room and took over as the Managing Director of Absolute Therapy Ltd.

Where Massage is concerned, I am motivated and active in the industry and I love my work which I approach with a genuine interest for each person. I particularly love the relief people talk of after receiving on-going Massages from me and the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes in the way they relate to their body as they reconnect with themselves. A lot of my work is with regular clients giving weekly or fortnightly "maintenance massage" which helps people manage the fast pace of their busy lives. I also do a lot of rehabilitation type work spending 6-8 sessions with people, initially quite close together and then spreading them out as we begin to see results. These people may also getting Physiotherapy post injury (sporting or other) or they may have chronic conditions/physical ailments that need regular attention to maintain functionality and to manage pain levels - these can be things like OOS, frozen shoulders, sciatica, joint reconstruction (post-surgery recovery), and much more. MassageTherapists from around town also seek me out for their own preventative or maintenance treatments and I personally receive regular fortnightly massage the Therapists at Absolute Therapy.

On the business side of things, I love the challenges and learning's I get daily and feel like I am only limited by my own imagination. I would like to get creative with my business model and look at running my business on more of a Social Enterprise model. Social Enterprises appeal to me because I feel they are essentially community minded, ethically run businesses using a sustainable business model.

I am compelled to work towards lifting the usual approach towards, and standard of, Massage as an industry from both the public and practitioner view points. I am focused on running a business that offers a range of professionals who provide quality treatments and prioritise results and customer satisfaction.

Absolute Therapy has a unique ambiance, is a pleasure to visit and you'll see that the staff love working here too.

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Abby Crystal

Micropigmentation Services & Training post-grad cert. in Micropigmentation '15

CIBTAC dip. Aesthetic Treatments '08

I really enjoy waxing and tinting but my passion and focus of late has been on micropigmentation and microblading.

I find that continued training is so important as the industry is ever changing and there are always new tools and methods to learn about. Cosmetic tattooing allows my clients the freedom to wake up without the hassle of their daily make-up routine and enhancing a persons natural beauty is such a great feeling, it can literally be life changing.

I look forward to meeting new faces and sharing my skills here at Absolute Therapy.

Claire Williams

Bachelor of Naturopathy. Bachelor of Arts majoring in Italian and European studies.

MNZSN & member of AIMA

Claire’s desire to become a naturopath was inspired by a passion to help and heal people, to improve awareness of foods and nutrition and to create a better understanding of health in general, with an aim to integrate traditional medicines with modern medicines. Claire’s love for natural medicines came from a childhood surrounded by organic food and herbal remedies, giving her a strong knowledge and background in using natural ways for treating illness.

Claire earned her Bachelor of Naturopathy at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in Auckland. Claire is a member of the NZ Society of Naturopaths and belongs to the NZ branch of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA).

Claire aims to ensure that individual wellness plans reflect individual goals and take into account the difficulties of making changes in our busy lifestyles today. Conditions may include low energy and fatigue, hormonal issues, digestive and bowel disorders, nervous system problems including stress and anxiety, insomnia, skin problems, weight management, poor immunity and/or allergies.

Visit Claire's Naturopathy website: www.clearanddandy.co.nz

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Daniela Graham

CMT Dip. Therapeutic Massage (UK), Dip. Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Cert. Pregnancy Massage

My fascination for human anatomy and my love to work with people has led me to become a hands on therapist. I specialise in relaxation massage, pregnancy massage as well as Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

It is my passion to improve the health and wellbeing of my clients. My massages not only help to release the tension built up by our busy daily schedules, they also promote and maintain a healthy mind / body and leave you feeling energised. I have gained a wealth of knowledge in working with a wide range of clients over several years as a therapist and find incorporating a diversity of massage techniques in my treatments, personalised to each clients’ needs, brings great results.

As a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, I am also experienced treating clients suffering from lymphoedema (water retention) due to a variety of reasons including post-trauma, post-cancer, post–surgery and expecting mothers. The results of Manual Lymphatic Drainage never fail to amaze which is why I continue to enjoy helping clients to experience its powerful effects on the body.

I hold a diploma in Therapeutic Massage with the Quantum Metta School of Massage in the UK and I have furthered my studies in Austria, at Bergler Massage Institute, gaining a diploma in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr. Vodder Method) and Combined Decongestive Therapy.

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Davide Castorina

ACC Registered Health Provider. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) Rome, Italy (2007).

Credentialed McKenzie Therapist (2010).Kinesio Taping KT1, KT2 (2010) & KT3 (2013), National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) Level 3, NZQA (2012).

Davide brings his skills to our team as a Physiotherapist specialized in spinal problems and sports injuries. His treatments have a distinctive style representative of his time in Italy where he practiced for many years in different environments as a qualified Physiotherapist. Davide also works as a Personal Trainer. His interests include sport, health and fitness and Krav Maga (self defence). He loves talking to his clients about their activities and the effects these have on their bodies as well as advising them how to perform these correctly.

'I am passionate about my work. Relieving people's pain and helping my clients feel better keeps me constantly challenged, as well as motivated to do the best job possible.'

Jayna Barrett

ACC Registered Health Provider, Bachelor of Health Science, National Dip Acupuncture, Registered Acupuncturist.

I am a results focused practitioner, passionate about The Art of Chinese Medicine. When I discovered Acupuncture I fell completely in love with it. It truely works, bless! It works with the bodies own healing ability, Magic!

What I bring to the clinic is my in depth knowledge and my personal experience in physical and emotional health care. I have a deep sense of compassion and I am dedicated to being able to aid in a persons full recovery to true good health.

Treatments with me may include; Acupuncture, Acupressure, Tuina, Acutonic's, Moxabustion, Cupping, Electro acupuncture, Magnets, Ear Seeds, Gusha, Chinese Herbal Medicine and I can use Reiki upon request. Lets work with this life's glorious balancing act.

When I can assist in a persons healing it always leaves me feeling inspired, with a deeper trust and respect of this ancient healing art. Who wants to be sick or needs emotional or physical pain? Treat yourself, we can reach your optimal health together.

For more information visit Jaynas website: www.bodylogicacupuncture.co.nz

 

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Kate Bowie

Dip. Beauty and Body Therapy (Wgtn School of Beauty Therapy 2000-2001)

International CIBTAC Diploma; Certificate in Human Nutrition (Naturopathic College of NZ); Certificate in Aromatherapy; Diploma in Homeopathy

I have worked in the Beauty Industry for the best part of 10 years. From Natural Skin Care Companies, Specialised Waxing Clinics, Beauty Therapy, Aromatherapy and Wellness Consulting.

I am now even more passionate about helping my clients achieve great health inside and out, and realise the importance of good health and how this affects your skin. I grew up with natural health care, and the choice to study Homeopathy was a simple one. I am currently in my 4th and final year.

I am excited to be working in a progressive clinic alongside like-minded colleagues where I hope to eventually combine my Beauty Therapy skills with Homeopathy. I look forward to seeing clients both regulars and new, at Absolute Therapy.

Monica Sun

National & Internationally Qualified Beauty Therapist: National Dip. Beauty Therapy '12. CEDISCO Dip. ‘12 NZARBT

I love waxing but my real passion is skin care, there is nothing more rewarding to me than introducing a client to a skin care regime and have them come back to you seeing and feeling the difference.

My client's happiness and wellbeing are very important to me and I strive to give all my clients the very best service.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Tony Yuile

Diploma in Clinical & Advanced Hypnotherapy (DipCAH); Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD); Specialist Hypnotherapy certificates in Depression, Anxiety, Smoking, Ericksonian Hypnosis. Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner; Certified Timeline Therapist; Certified Life Coach.

Diploma in Clinical & Advanced Hypnotherapy (DipCAH); Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD); Specialist Hypnotherapy certificates in Depression, Anxiety, Smoking, Ericksonian Hypnosis. Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner; Certified Timeline Therapist; Certified Life Coach.

Tony is a member of the following professional bodies: National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) in the UK; National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) in the USA; International Coaching Institute (ICI) Australian and New Zealand Institute of Coaching (ANZIC) and the NZ Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming.


Tony is passionate about enabling people to live successful, healthy and fulfilling lives. He believes that we all have unlimited potential - the secret is in finding the key to unlock it. He says "So many people that I work with, are driven to enhance their lives but find themselves stuck or unsure of how to make positive changes. Many are afraid of failure or success. Afraid of what others might think. Afraid to do things differently. Afraid of doing things that their parents would not have done or approved of. As a result they describe lives punctuated with dissatisfaction. I provide my clients with the life skills they need to become unstuck, more courageous and to move forward towards their goals. I help my clients regain the feeling that they are in control of their lives and to understand themselves and the world around them. I help them find the answers that will bring them the wealth, health and fulfilment they desire."

In particular, he specialises in helping people manage stress, anxiety, depression and phobias. Tony's also passionate about helping people build a success/wealth mind-set and to unleash their inherent creativity.
Tony offers a free 30 minute no obligation introductory meeting so that you can decide if he's the right coach for you.

Find out more at www.wellingtonlifecoaching.co.nz or www.yourlifeliveit.com

To contact him directly, 021 056 8389 or email tony@yourlifeliveit.com