Who we are and how we work
"The first thing for me when I put my hands on someone is to forget everything I know. If I know something, that is what I'm going to find, and I might miss what is actually there" - BONNIE BAINBRIDGE COHEN
Very wise words we at Dawn 2 Dusk abide by.
Bernadette studied at the New Zealand College of Massage and graduated with a Diploma in Health Science, Level 6, Therapeutic and Remedial Massage.
This qualification enables Bernadette to assess clients short, tight, long, weak or dysfunctional muscles, which can cause an imbalance to ones mobility functions thus reducing quality of life, range of motion and cause pain.
Trigger Points & Fascia release are a huge part of treatments offered to clients to help correct any muscle dysfunction.
Bernadette uses a holistic approach and mixes Western and Eastern philosophies.
At Dawn 2 Dusk we enjoy working with clients to develop specific treatment plans that best suit their needs; whether it is a relaxation treatment to reduce stress, or a specific pain management treatment to address chronic soft-tissue dysfunction and or pain. Her aim is to get everybody into a maintenance phase plan with regular treatments, as prevention is better than cure.
2020 had Bernadette training in Spironics (the art of un-winding the bodies fascia, which is vital to release restricted body movement) and 2021 has Bernadette trained in cosmetic Teethwhitening through New Zealand Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Association. Roll on 2022......... watch this space...... Looks like Bowen Therapy is coming to Dawn 2 Dusk soon !
Learning is a never ending process thanks to our mysterious bodies and those dedicated to unraveling its secrets.
As an active person, Bernadette understands the importance of mobility, adopting a 'use it or lose it' approach to her personal life.
Most importantly, she loves what she does and does what she loves.