YOUR PARTNERS IN CULTIVATING HEALTH
Eileen is a Graduate of RMIT Melbourne. She is passionate about Osteopathy and has spent many years inspiring students in best practise in her role as an internationally respected Osteopathic Educator and Examiner. For over sixteen years she has worked with universities within their clinical programmes and as an examiner alongside running her busy island practise. In her broad experience she has worked closely with football teams and other sports professionals. She describes herself as having a ‘special interest in human beings’ and being able to work with whatever presents for people. Eileen enjoys the island life and motherhood to the full – loves theatre, kayaking, food as medicine … and brewing beer.
“Osteopathy made sense to me. I wanted to do medicine with my hands, and when I discovered Osteopathy after a car accident, and felt what it can do – that was it, it was my path! There is nothing better than seeing results every day. I feel genuinely grateful to have such meaningful work.”
Kushla’s first experience of osteopathy was treatment for longstanding whiplash injuries. She was amazed at the benefits after a few treatments. Five years study including intensive anatomy and physiology has been an excellent base for working with all types of injuries and bodies. Kushla has a special interest in treating TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues such as teeth grinding. Outside of work she enjoys tennis, brewing beer and collecting vinyl.
“Osteopathy is really grounding work. Often simple things can make a big difference like reminding people to breathe and giving realistic take home advice that people can easily slot into their lives. The best thing is seeing people come in with a problem – then seeing them go out feeling better.”
Nerissa believes it is a privilege to help people, and that in some ways the profession ‘chose her’ as it seemed a natural progression of a lifelong interest in helping people heal. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Osteopathy from Unitec and is interested in helping people understand their physical health concerns encompassing a mind-body perspective. She has a unique approach to addressing long-term pain and other chronic conditions, which may be related to emotional trauma or stress. Nerissa is also interested in ancestral and Māori health principles, functional movement and breathing retraining to support rehabilitation from injury and pain.
“In Osteopathy you hold the whole person. It moves me to see people improve and their energy return. I can think of nothing better than making a living by helping relieve the pain of others.”
Eve describes herself, not as a healer, but an “aid” guiding people’s bodies to healing. Eve’s background includes training not only in acupuncture, but in a wide array of Chinese medicine modalities including, cupping, electro, moxibustion, guasha, herbs, nutrition and qi gong. She is an experienced highly qualified and registered acupuncturist with NZ Acupuncture, providing ACC Treatment for accepted claims – no referral is required. Her training includes a four year diploma with NZ School of Acupuncture in 2003, followed by Advanced certificate from Nanjing China 2004. In her spare time she enjoys reading, fitness, meditation, time walking her dog and being with friends.
“It excites me that Chinese medicine is an ancient art but is still right up there. The work teaches you to be observant and present and use the sensitive art to know where a patient’s health is at, and how to improve it.”
For Bookings please phone 027 627 0643
MICHELLE CUSHLA FOSTER
Michelle has 10 years of massage experience and completed a diploma in health sciences (therapeutic massage) in 2012 at The New Zealand College of Massage in Auckland. In 2014/15 she trained in Myofascial Release Therapy. She offers relaxation, therapeutic and aromatouch massage along with Myofascial Release Therapy. After feeling she wanted to go deeper than massage, she trained as a Reiki Master and combines those healing techniques in her work. Reiki is a therapy often described as palm healing or hands-on -body healing. The practitioner places hands lightly on or over a patient’s body to facilitate the patient’s process of healing.
“I love tuning in to more than the physical being. It never ceases to amaze me how creating a focused space of caring and healing helps people relax into themselves and allow the wisdom of the body do its work.”
For Bookings please phone 027 752 6146