(Massage Therapist/Naturopath/Reiki Master)

Ameliorate was established from my passion to enhance lives naturally through the healing of mind, body and soul.

The name of my company, Ameliorate reflects this in its meaning – to make or become better.

Throughout my working life, I have had a natural affinity towards roles in which I have been a resource or catalyst to enhance people’s lives. I have worked in the health field since 1994 in roles involving people with physical and mental disabilities and illness. In addition, I have also worked in Human Resources in organisational and employment advisory roles.

Through the management of my own health and well-being, I developed an interest in natural healing therapy which has resulted in my becoming a Naturopath and continuing to study in other affiliated natural therapies areas to continuously expanding the services Ameliorate provides. This expansion has included the promotion and service provision of wellbeing in workplaces as well as setting up and working at healing zones for sustainability and eco friendly festivals (Luminate – www.luminatefestival.co.nz and Sustainable Mai Farmwww.maifarm.org.nz). Along with creating yummy Turmeric and Chai drinks with Golden Heart.


  • Diploma in Naturopathy
  • Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology)
  • Certificate in Therapeutic massage
  • Reiki Master/Teacher (Usui system of Natural Healing)
  • Certificate in Natural Therapies
  • Certificate in Relaxation Massage
  • National Certificate in Complementary Therapies
  • National Certificate in Homeobotanical Therapies

Short 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.

Location: 22 Meihana Street, Takaka, Golden Bay. Phone: 0274872639