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Energist & Massage Therapist
Dip. BCST, Dip. BT & TM, Cert MLD, Cert FK Bowen Therapy, Registered member Massage NZ Association
"Hi there, I graduated from the New Zealand College of Massage (NZCM) in 2001 with a Diploma in Body Therapies including Polarity Therapy. Post graduate quals: Bowen, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Craniosacral therapies. I believe most of us have the capacity to self-regulate our own health and my business name Biodynamic Massage symbolizes this belief, however there are times in life when we need a helping hand or two! Even the lightest touch can be profound setting off a deep physiological reaction in the body. To meet your individual needs, including the physical challenges of pregnancy, I have a knack for ensuring you leave feeling your absolute best. A Biodynamic Massage experience may comprise one, or a combination of modalities.
My purpose and passion for being on planet Earth becomes clearer with each passing year: the laying-on of hands, which means treating you never feels like work! As each session requires complete presence and attention, regular mindful practice of chi kung meditation with an attitude of deep gratitude means YOU receive the ultimate healing experience every time. Yoga, walking and cycling especially on Baylys (Ripiro) Beach or visiting grandies in Wellington all help keep me grounded and refreshed amidst the busyness of life. A well paced, non-rushed session is the ideal gift to yourself or a loved one, for deep relaxation and significantly reduced pain.
Being Grannie to 3 beautiful little people I observe their subtle improved change in behaviour after they receive cranial and/or bowen. Therefore the first treatment for children up to 12 years of age is FREE. It's an opportunity for children to listen to their body in a new way.
RELAX - YOU ARE IN EXPERIENCED HANDS ON MY "ROLLS ROYCE" LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE TABLE ."
Biodynamic Massage 90 or 75 minutes
MOST POPULAR CHOICE
A combination treatment of modalities which may include long flowing relaxation strokes, holistic pulsing, spinal release, deep tissue, trigger points, lymph drainage, Bowen and craniosacral for a balancing, grounding completion leaving you deeply relaxed yet refreshed.
"Prior to treatment I was like an old honky tonk piano completely out of tune. After the treatment, springing back to life as a fine Steinway grand!" Emilie
“If you want a great Biodynamic massage, Jeannie will provide this with ample positive energy and spirit. I have had various massage, cranial and Bowen sessions with Jeannie for numerous years. Her intuitive senses and touch relieve stress, pain or discomfort experienced quickly and with decorum. Jeannie's sessions are always a joyful and mindful experience. I gladly recommend her to friends and acquaintances!” – S.Butler
Ideal for acute & chronic pain. After initial warming up of your tissues this popular therapy consists of deeper strokes and easing of tension especially as any trigger points release. I'll ask for feedback using a pressure scale to keep the session safe ensuring you won't be bruised. Sometimes a combo with Bowen and / or a little Cranio improves the outcome and you'll leave feeling more relaxed, energised and free of those tight spots. Headaches or migraines often completely disappear or greatly dissipate by the end of your session. Your range of motion will greatly improve. Claim ACC through Southern Cross.
"My cousin recommended me to Jeannie and I’m so happy that she did, as Jeannie is simply amazing! I’ve been to other massage therapists before but she is the only one who took the time to listen about what I do for work, hobbies, fitness, health etc. taking notes and then following up at the next visit – which is wonderful as a couple of times I had forgotten what I was concerned about, for example now I have less headaches! You can tell that Jeannie is passionate about what she does and can often feel something is wrong in your body before you even do. She's easy to talk to, listens and cares. It is money well spent! I highly recommend her and will not be going anywhere else!” – Lisa
Relaxation Massage 90, 75, or 60 minutes
A growing body of research is confirming the many benefits of massage. Massage contacts our largest organ in the body – the skin. Myofascial release, some pressure and stretching with long flowing strokes and holistic pulsing stimulates most other organs, glands and tissues leading to beneficial effects on heart rate and blood pressure. Visceral massage if you wish for improved digestion, respiration, the immune system and better sleep. Massage also has a range of psychological benefits, making it an holistic therapy helping reduce stress, anxiety and headaches leaving you free of those tight spots and deeply relaxed.
"I always look forward to a massage with Jeannie, whom I’ve been going to since 2001. I appreciate her always friendly manner, which complements her ability to give a wonderful massage. Over the years I have seen Jeannie develop her skill in several forms of massage. Drawing from her wide skill base, Jeannie now has a knack of being able to “mix and match” her massage of me to suit my changing needs, or the physical ailments I might have at the time. I always leave Jeannie’s massage room feeling very happy and relaxed. I fully recommend her." - Keith
“I have been seeing Jeannie for over 10 years now. The one thing I do not want to miss each month is my massage. It helps me relax and prevents me from getting major injuries due to running. It is an absolute pleasure going to Jeannie. I would highly recommend her as a massage therapist”. – Jola
An advanced therapy that combines Western scientific understanding of the body with mindfulness skills, a unique type of touch and an appreciation of the body’s ability to heal itself.
The therapy has its roots in the discoveries made by Osteopath Dr William Garner Sutherland in the late 1800's who developed an approach to Osteopathy known as “the Cranial Concept” – a progressive therapy that embraces the latest findings in medical science and the wisdom of traditional healing arts.
Being client led, this gentle therapy trusts in your own body’s innate wisdom. Perfect during pregnancy, after childbirth, with young children and the elderly. Clients generally seek CST for pain, fatigue, stress related conditions, sleeping and digestive difficulties. It's highly beneficial for improving general physical, mental and emotional well being and for those with head, neck or back injuries resulting from an accident. It's particularly beneficial for relieving the effects of acute or chronic concussion.
Some experiences we have in life are at times too overwhelming or traumatic to cope with at the time they occur and can remain in our system, locking the body in a “fight or flight” state. CST works particularly well with such trauma by gently facilitating our body and brain to resolve these held experiences without the need to revisit the original traumatic incident. Speaking with a Counsellor in conjunction with receiving CST may be useful to discuss particularly dissociated painful memories that may arise. The reverential light touch enables you to feel safe, supported and held allowing your brain to switch from fight or flight to rest and repair. It is in this state that healing and change can begin to take place. Clients report noticing a lightness, deep sense of relaxation, and relief. "It's like the bad stuff just left my body!" Rob
"I have tried several different treatments to alleviate my long-standing neck & shoulder pain. On the first session Jeannie took time to listen to my issue to understand the problem before she explained the techniques she felt I would benefit from and why. After receiving the Cranial, Bowen & Trigger Point therapies for the first time I felt better for weeks. 3 treatments later at monthly intervals my ongoing issues have reduced significantly." Doug
"I have always found Jeannie to be very considerate of her clients comfort. She is attentive and generous, very intuitive and warm. She has a gift for what she does and is going from strength to strength. I know that the cranial work she does is exactly what my body wants. I am feeling better and am looking forward to my next session.” Jane
Bowen is a modality of healing established in Australia during the 1960's by Geelong "Osteopath" Tom Bowen. It is a lubricant free technique with few contraindications appropriate for almost everyone. The cross-fibre moves applied through loose clothing or directly on the skin help to realign the collagen fibres contained in superficial and deep fascia, or connective tissue, which forms one continuous sheath in the body. Bowen may help with the following conditions:
|• Arthritic symptoms||• Headaches & Migraines|
|• Acute & Chronic Back and/or Neck pain particularly|
caused by whiplash and/or blows to the tailbone
|• Joint injuries & restrictions|
• Frozen Shoulder
|• Respiratory symptoms / Sinus Congestion||• Jaw & TMJ dysfunction|
|• Colic in infants||• RSI or OOS|
|• Digestive disorders||• Sciatic pain|
|• Sprains & strains||• Stress & tension|
Fascial Kinetics Bowen therapy balances and stimulates energy flows, resulting in a deep sense of relaxation. The restorative process begins when your body is relaxed, and continues after the treatment stimulating the body's unique ability to biodynamically heal itself.
“Jeannie has a genuinely warm and gentle manner which shines through her application of the Bowen and Craniosacral techniques. Working at a computer for most of the day I suffer from acute neck and arm pain but Jeannie is always able to find the source and the point it refers to and then work to alleviate or remove that persistent dull ache using Bowen and trigger points. I’ve also been fortunate enough to receive a number of Craniosacral treatments, the first session was profoundly intense and I am glad to have had such a knowledgeable practitioner walking me through that process. I couldn’t give Jeannie a higher recommendation than wanting my mum to visit her!” - Michael
Gentle slow rhythmic strokes applied directly to dry skin stimulate the lymphatic immune system which can greatly increase effectiveness of your immunity to illness. Lymphatic drainage helps reduce oedema - excessive accumulation of fluid in the interstitial spaces of tissues due to an overloaded lymphatic system. You may recognise it as swelling with maybe a heavy, tight feeling in your skin, especially when related to post surgery and/or injury. Lymphatic drainage is also the perfect aid when detoxing as it helps flush your system of toxins as the cells re-hydrate. It's also very effective in speeding up recovery from respiratory infections including sinus headaches, coughs & colds, throat and chest. Blending Myofascial Release, Lypossage and Bowen moves simultaneously with lymphatic drainage achieves a good long term outcome. You will leave feeling lighter, more energised, very relaxed, less stressed and most probably headache free.
“Jeannie applied lymphatic drainage massage to my heavy legs and knees. The gentle flushing strokes meant I lost 2cm round my knee joints during the session! I felt lighter and was able to pull my boots on without difficulty afterwards. It was amazing and still is!” - Vicky
Very beneficial pre & post surgery especially for women
“Lymphatic massage from Jeannie pre & post breast surgery was the best choice I made for relief from anxiety, trauma, pain and stress - a profound healing experience I would highly recommend. I seem to have gotten over it and on with life remarkably quickly.”
"Recently I was very traumatised by the removal of my right breast due to cancer. I went to see Jeannie whom I heard about through a friend. 3 treatments later including lymphatic drainage, with a little bowen & cranial, my nervous system is almost back to normal PLUS I'm sleeping through the night!." - Nina
Spook's Lymphatic Drainage Massage
"My dog Spook had an operation on his right hind leg to repair damaged ligaments. His leg had a lot of fluid and bruising post surgery. Jeannie worked her magic on his leg for 35 minutes. The next day was unbelievable – the fluid was gone and the bruising had all but vanished. Excellent work and happy dog." - Shamus
An ideal way to de-stress, reduce anxiety and/or deal to work related muscular aches and strains, headache, migraine and sports injury, is with the application of professional, experienced massage techniques. In addition to running my home based clinic, I thoroughly enjoy the privilege of bringing massage into your home or office for the past 19 years. Everything needed is brought into your elected space where set up of the portable massage table is quick and efficient. An area large enough for me to walk around the massage table on which you are warm and comfortable is the main consideration. Employees generally prefer the massage take place in private e.g a meeting room. Treating people in retirement villages, hospitals, birth care facilities etc is also a popular choice and can help alleviate family strain.
Jaysus. I didn't think you did much but my shoulder/neck area is sooooo much better! Mark
"Thank you so very much for our relaxed backs and all the love you give our family when we are in New Zealand - Blessings, Mary Joy & Jerre "
“I recently developed acute tennis elbow from painting the fence for which physio helped but it was still there after numerous sessions. A work colleague recommended Jeannie and I’m so glad she did because the Bowen felt amazing! My neck and pecs were surprisingly painful as well! Trigger points into my head, upper traps, elbow and down into my hand surprised me as they released. I feel so relaxed now without numbness and tingling in my hands and less pain in my elbow” - Dot
"My wife, children, relatives and work mates all benefit from seeing "the magician" as we fondly refer to jeannie! Book in - I guarantee you won't be sorry." - Jacko
Rob says about cranial "it feels like the bad stuff's leaving my body!"
"As a student studying classical flute at University, I realise how important it is to look after my body so I can continue playing for years to come. Jeannie is great, she works out what it is that my body needs and I always leave feeling lighter and refreshed afterwards with less pain. She is great at communicating so you get the most out of your treatment and really get to focus on what you need and want." - Zoe
Letisha's Story featured in the Prime TV doco series "Living with Tourette's"
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A proud Supporter of NZTrio for over 15 years, it's my privilege to massage the new NZTrio Ashley, Somi and Amalia. Their repertoire includes commissioned NZ composers and classical music making it a well rounded, and at times challenging listening experience. NZTrio regularly perform in Auckland, around NZ and overseas. If you wish to be my guest for an extraordinary, entertaining evening in Auckland just let me know.
“With our busy rehearsal, performance and touring schedule, it’s vital that we keep ourselves in good health, both physical and mental. Each of us tries to maintain some form of routine such as running or yoga – but we are also fortunate to have the wonderful support of Jeannie Douglas of Biodynamic Massage. There’s nothing quite like a good therapeutic massage and cranial after a long tour or particularly taxing programme, and we think Jeannie is one of the best! ”– NZTrio
A truly pleasurable way to acknowledge those special people in life is to send an e-Gift Voucher to celebrate that special occasion! Simply send me an email request nominating the $ value: $120 for 60mins, $140 for 75mins, $160 for 90mins or $250 for a home visit. Upon receipt of funds I'll send you the e-Gift Voucher for forwarding to your special person, or do that for you directly. Please deposit $ to a/c 12 3060 0016585 00 thank you.
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I very much look forward to meeting you.
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