My home clinic space including all linen & bathroom are kept fastidiously clean with parking at the door.
VIP PACKAGE Best results come from regular maintenance: $900 entitles you to 1 x 90 mins treatment per month for 6 months i.e you pay just $150per session instead of $180. If you wish you can split the cost with your partner / family or gift a massage treatment at any time. SOUTHERN CROSS WILL ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR BM RECEIPT.
On-line banking to ASB 12 3060 0016585 00
Following the removal of two 1910 villas in Arron Street, we have many townhouses being erected next door. The noise may intrude on a session from time to time.
HOT TIP: come to lying on your back somewhere flat, a bed or carpeted floor, shuffle up as close as possible to a wall, elevate your legs up the wall then relax for 10-15 minutes - this simple technique will help improve sleep quality, reduce hip and knee pain by assisting drainage of lymphatic fluid. You may like to add a nice stretch to your adductor muscles in the inner thigh by drawing your legs apart as far as comfortably possible in the pose.
Massage Therapist & Energist
Dip. BCST, Dip. BT & TM, Cert MLD, Cert FK Bowen Therapy, Yoga TT 200, Cert Oncology Massage, 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: Fascial Kinetics Bowen, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Craniosacral and Oncology Massage 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 is my ideal work! As each session requires complete presence and attention, regular mindful practice of yoga, chi kung & meditation with a compassionate attitude of deep gratitude means you receive the ultimate healing experience every time. Walking, cycling, swimming, golf and kayaking are some of my favourite past times. I enjoy the many beaches Auckland has to offer plus Baylys (Ripiro) Beach and Waikanae Beach visiting grandies in Stratford on the way, all help keep me grounded and refreshed.
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 a great opportunity for children to listen to their body in a new way.
A well paced, non-rushed session is the ideal gift to yourself or a loved one, for deep relaxation and significantly reduced pain.
RELAX - YOU ARE IN EXPERIENCED HANDS ON MY "ROLLS ROYCE" LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE TABLE ."
MORE INFO AND FAQ
ALL OFFERINGS INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION SO PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST AN EXTRA 30 MINS FOR PRE & POST CONVERSATION PLUS RECOVERY
PLEASE SELECT "INITIAL CONSULTATION" FOR YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT AND ALLOW 2 HOURS
ENSURE YOU ARE WELL HYDRATED WITH PURE WATER BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
TREATMENTS KEEP HAPPENING IN YOUR BODY FOR UP TO 3 DAYS POST SESSION. DUE TO THE RELEASE OF TOXINS YOU MAY BE QUITE ACHY DURING THIS TIME, FEEL THIRSTY and/or NEED TO PEE A LOT!
FOLLOWING ANY SESSION IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP WELL HYDRATED WITH PURE WATER TO AVOID POSSIBLE REACTIONS SUCH AS HEADACHE, NAUSEA OR TIREDNESS
PLEASE BE MINDFUL NOT TO OVERDO IT AT THE GYM etc POST TREATMENT AS THIS WILL UNDO THE NEW LENGTHENED POSITION OF YOUR MUSCLES
BOWEN TREATMENTS ARE DEEPLY HYDRATING. AS YOUR FASCIA LOOSENS THE COLLAGEN FIBRES ARE REALIGNING THEREFORE POST TREATMENT IT'S ADVISABLE NOT TO SIT FOR MORE THAN 30 MINUTES AT A TIME (LYING DOWN IS FINE!) TAKE AT LEAST A 20 MINUTE WALK THAT DAY, AVOID A HOT SHOWER, SPA OR BATH. THIS ALL HELPS TO KEEP THE RENEWED ENERGY FLOWING THROUGH YOUR MERIDIAN LINES AND MAINTAINS HYDRATION AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL.
IT'S NOT COMPULSORY TO RECEIVE BOWEN WITH LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
IT IS BEST NOT TO RECEIVE OTHER THERAPIES IN THE SAME WEEK
A FOLLOW UP 30 MINUTE SESSION IN THE SAME WEEK IS IDEAL IF YOU DO SUFFER ANY ADVERSE REACTIONS. GIVE ME A CALL TO DISCUSS IF YOU'RE UNSURE
BIODYNAMIC | DEEP TISSUE | RELAXATION | PREGNANCY & POST PREGNANCY | BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY | FASCIAL KINETICS BOWEN | LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE | ONCOLOGY MASSAGE I HOME & OFFICE VISITS
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
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
Regular massage throughout pregnancy is said to shorten labour and the return to ultimate fitness after birth. The massage techniques use a combination of Swedish, Remedial and Hawaiian to help reduce tension and pain often caused by extra weight and shift in the centre of gravity, assist reduction of peripheral swelling, soothes the nervous system, reduces insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain. A gentle foot massage will help ground you at the end of your massage.
You can lie face down on a specially designed pregnancy cushion right up to your due date - an awesome experience. Post pregnancy massage helps with milk flow and restoration of abdominal muscles. It's my privilege to bring a table to your home if you prefer.
“During the second half of my pregnancy I had the absolute pleasure of lying face down (such relief!) on the pregnancy cushion to receive weekly massages from Jeannie which were truly special, and I am certain played a big part in my pregnancy being such a breeze. Before I began the massages, I would get very sore feet by the end of the day, and I was experiencing some lower back pain, both muscular and from my sciatic nerve. After I started seeing Jeannie, my sore feet became more manageable, and the sciatic nerve pain completely disappeared. I was able to work full time up until 39.5 weeks, without any issues at all, and my body coped well with a natural, drug free delivery. Jeannie is a skilled massage therapist and I highly recommend her services.” Holly
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
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE & LYPOSSAGE
"I suffer from bad psoriasis all up my legs, and had tried pretty much everything. A work colleague suggested I see Jeannie for lymphatic drainage and I genuinely could not believe the results. I lost 0.5cm of fluid from my legs instantly, and in the day following my treatment, my psoriasis patches had gone from a dark angry red colour, to a light pink colour, and had lost all of its flakiness. A few months on, and my psoriasis continues to reduce in redness and almost never flakes. I am now absolutely hooked and cannot wait for my monthly treatments." Sarah
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 the superficial and deep fascial layers 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
ONCOLOGY MASSAGE - OM
OM is a specialised area that caters to the needs of those living with cancer, those who are newly diagnosed and those with a history of the disease and the side effects of cancer treatments.
In place of heavy pressure, OM uses gentle fascial mobilisation, which softens the muscle tissues, relieving aches and pains. Research shows that this softer technique often yields results that are as good as conventional massage with the added benefit of being gentle on your body so you can better cope with your condition and treatment.
Strict precautions in relation to technique, pressure, speed, duration and areas treated are observed to ensure both your safety and the best outcome.
The organ that is often most affected by chemo is the large intestine. Usually cancer patients have decreased digestion. Poor digestion is just one of the side effects of chemo and radiation that oncology massage works to treat. Massage is able to help increase the absorption of nutrition coming into the body. .
Abdominal massage work helps the patient to digest food and aids in the overall flow of the large intestine.
Everything is considered - chemo, radiation, surgery sites, ports, scar tissue and medications. Massage can also help with chemo induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Research suggests that OM may reduce stress and pain, and improve the quality of sleep of people with cancer or a history of cancer, reduces nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression during and after cancer treatment.
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. 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.
"Jeannie has been coming to our home for the last 14 years to provide massage for my family. She provides excellent massage therapy from which we have all benefited. She also has a calm and reassuring manner, is always on time and sets up quickly and efficiently. She provides a professional service with a friendly and kind style." - Robyn
“We are a small family business. Jeannie Douglas of Biodynamic Massage has been offering fortnightly on-site massages at our warehouse for over 15 years. The benefits for both our office and warehouse people was evident from the very first session. Jeannie has been able to assist us all with our varying aches and pains and offers valuable insight and experience moving forward. She is very knowledgeable and happy to share this knowing - it can really make a difference. We have appreciated Jeannie’s warm, welcoming, relaxed and very supportive manner. Well-being in our work is very important to us.” Nathan @ Crescendo Enterprises Ltd
“We have been extraordinarily lucky to have Jeannie provide on-site corporate massage to our firm for 22 years. She treats a wide range of issues for our employees: acute and chronic aches & pains including headaches and migraines, sports injuries and strains, work related tensions. Her ability to tailor the massages to soothe all sorts of problems is remarkable. We think her work is an essential part of helping our employees stay healthy and pain-free. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jeannie to anyone - her kind and caring manner, treatment techniques and professionalism are beyond compare." Kate Murray GM Fee Langstone Solicitors
I wanted to email you to say thank you so much for your help and support this year (2022), working with you has been one of the most transformative things I’ve done in my life. Thank you for helping me shift some very old energies and patterns and opening my heart up again - Rose
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
A proud Supporter of NZTrio for many years, it's my privilege to massage the new NZTrio Ashley, Somi & Amalia. They have released a number of albums and their repertoire includes commissioned NZ composers and classical music making it a well rounded, and at times challenging listening experience. Coincidentally in December 2021 we were all in Wellington and I was able to attend their first live performance since Covid lock-down in August at St Andrews on The Terrace. The extraordinary acoustic combined with their passion resulted in a profound emotional quite cathartic response to their music for both my partner and myself - we highly recommend NZTrio!
“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 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
THE LONG TERM IMPACT OF COVID CAUSED A PAUSE AND PIVOT OF LIFE / WORK BALANCE AND BEST PRACTICE TO SERVE CLIENTS. I AM NOW OPEN 3 DAYS PER WEEK AS OF 2023
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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: $135 for 60mins, $165 for 75mins, $180 for 90mins or $270 for a 2 hour 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.
NB Gift Vouchers are valid for one year and transferable to a friend, not for cash
I very much look forward to meeting you.
Home based clinic
Arron Street, Ellerslie Auckland
Wednesdays 10am - 6pm Thursdays 10am - late Fridays 10am - 3pm
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