Bernadette studied with 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 Point & 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.
She enjoys 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.
Bernadette has had great success in working with a variety of clients, from athletes and people with active lifestyles, to workaholics with high stress levels, as well as people presenting with chronic or acute dysfunctions.
Using a combination of ACU-PRESSURE, CUPPING, DRY NEEDLING, GUA SHA, THAI FOOT REFLEXOLOGY, KINESIOLOGY TAPE & MASSAGE THERAPIES to help reduce pain, irritation and inflammation in muscular skeletal structures such as tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles.
Her chosen profession is a never ending learning 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.