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About us

Who is the Tauranga Massage Collective?

Luiz Macedo

Luiz is passionate about health & well-being. He has studied multiple styles of massage and holistic therapies including Shiatsu, Ayurveda, Yoga, Thai Massage and Myofascial Release.

Coming from a Sport Science background, he has a great understanding of anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics, and how to promote healthy movements within the body.

“I bring together the east and western understanding of the body-mind complex and take the best of the two worlds.  Promoting well-being, alignment and relaxation to my patients”.

Luiz understands that there is more to pain than the affected area, but that physical and emotional limitations can lead to stress, anxiety and lack of self-confidence.

“I want to help you be at your best, so you can do what you love and share the happiness with your family, friends and whomever is around you”.

 

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Fern Nebesnyj

Fern embarked on her journey in therapeutic studies back in 2001 in Brazil. She has been in the Therapeutic industry for over 10 years, including five years practicing as a massage therapist in Australia followed by her tenure in New Zealand since 2019.

Fern holds an Advanced Ayurveda Diploma, an ancient healing practices originating from India. She adopts a holistic approach, tailoring each treatment to meet the unique needs of her clients, offering a profoundly healing and nurturing experience.

Specializing in a variety of health treatments, Fern's repertoire includes therapeutic massages catered to recovery, relaxation, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy, post-partum care, and energetic healing.

 

Beyond her professional pursuits, Fern integrates meditation into her daily routine, complemented by yoga practices, communing with nature, and indulging her creative spirit.

In her own words, Fern encapsulates her ethos, "May we be joyful and healthy, so we can do what we love. Arohanui, Fern."

Leah Kicks

Leah has been in the wellness industry since 2010 and have a passion for creating and offering treatments that allow you to fully relax and sink deep into your body. 

She offers a wide variety of massages, but her favorite is to blend the deep muscle work with the relaxing soothing elements.
"I personally feel this allows for a total mind, body and soul reset!"

 

She is also a reiki practitioner and enjoys diving into holistic healing modalities.

 

"In my spare time you can find me at a yoga studio, at the beach, attempting to keep up with the pace at run club or in the gym paying for my sweet tooth and love of Chai! "

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