Massage Therapist & Reiki Practitioner/trainer

Emma Sutherland has been working as a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner since 2006 when she established her business Ameliorate from her passion to enhance lives naturally. The name Ameliorate reflects this in its meaning – to make or become better.

Qualified in Therapeutic/remedial/deep tissue massage, relaxation massage and hot stone massage, Emma is able to intuitively adjust her massage style to suit your bodies needs.

Emma also offers Reiki energy healing which can be incorporated with massage to provide a holistic healing treatment.

As a Reiki master/trainer, Emma regularly organises Reiki training workshops in Golden Bay and continues to offer ongoing mentoring to her previous students.

Highly Recommend attending a workshop with Emma. She puts a lot of care and thought into her workshops. They are organized with concise and useful handouts, a nice blend of practice and information. Learning Reiki has definitely enriched my life’


  • Certificate in Therapeutic massage
  • Certificate in Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Certificate in Relaxation Massage
  • Certificate in Hot Stone massage
  • Reiki Master/Teacher (Usui system of Natural Healing)
  • Diploma in Naturopathy
  • Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology)

Courses completed in Shiatsu, Thai Yoga massage, Trigger Point Release, MyoFascial Release, Kinesiology Primer, Remedial & Therapeutic Stretching, Health Promotion and Disease, Personal Nutrition & Fitness, Touch for Health 1, 2 and 3, Hot Stone massage and Pregnancy massage.

Location: 22 Meihana Street, Takaka, Golden Bay and 2321 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Collingwood 7073.

Phone: 0274872639