We have a team of three therapists offering a variety of styles to choose from for your treatment. We believe the client’s needs are most important and we will endeavour to place you with the therapist that best gives you what you need. If this does not happen, please let us know and we can place you with another therapist. Our clinic has multiple rooms with soundproofing throughout to create a private and confidential space in which to work.
Jennifer Jeffery – Owner / Massage Therapist
Jennifer is a long-time Howick Resident. She trained as a massage therapist through the New Zealand College of Massage and gained her Diploma in Therapeutic Massage back in 1995. After graduating, she went on to teach at the college at both Diploma and Certificate levels and was also President of the New Zealand Massage Association for two terms. Jennifer also holds a Certificate in Fitness (Personal Training) Level 4.
Jennifer ran a successful massage clinic, Jennifer Jeffery Massage Therapy, for many years from her home in Howick before leaving to have a break, but is now back and fully focussed on massage. Even during Jennifer’s break from full-time massage, she has continued to see some clients and has never lost her enthusiasm for the work.
Jennifer is aware of the importance of soft tissue work to maintain health and wellbeing and to reduce the tension brought on by everyday stressors. Having been an avid Crossfitter and successful powerlifter, Jennifer is aware of the importance of massage for all athletes, be it pre-event massage, post-event massage to assist in the prevention of delayed onset muscle soreness, or maintenance massage to prevent injury.
Because Jennifer is a registered massage therapist, clients who book with her and who are Southern Cross members can claim for remedial massage if they have the following insurance plans:
- The Wellbeing 2 Health Insurance Plan with the add-on Body Care Module, which pays up to 100% of costs up to $500 per year for remedial massage.
- The Health Essentials Plan with Self Care benefits, which pays up to 75% of costs up to $250 per year for remedial massage
Diane Watson – Massage Therapist
Diane is originally from Yorkshire in the UK but moved to New Zealand in 2002 with her husband. She joined our team in 2003 with a diploma in Therapeutic Massage from Wellpark College of Natural Therapies.
Diane specialises in Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Relaxation Massage and Pregnancy Massage.
Since completing her diploma Diane has also gained post graduate training in Bowen Therapy from Bowtech (the original Bowen Therapy). This technique addresses the body as a whole to assist the natural healing process.
Moira O’Connor – Massage Therapist
Moira grew up in Tauranga before moving to Wellington for work and returning to Auckland in 1999.
Moira graduated from the NZ College of Massage in 2017, completing Level 4 Certificate in Relaxation Massage and then went on to complete her modules in Pregnancy and Baby Massage.
Her passion is pregnancy, post natal and baby massage, working with expectant and new mums to help them relax and rejuvenate their bodies. Moria is currently studying to be a Maternal Support Practitioner (or Doula as more known) and is excited to incorporate her massage during labour & birth.