Meet our great team of qualified massage therapists

At Jane Harris Massage Therapy Clinic each of our massage therapists has been carefully selected for their qualifications and specific set of specialist massage skills, their commitment to high professional standards, and their ability to create a welcoming and caring environment for our clients.

Meet our team.

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Jane

My passion for massage was in my veins at an early age, when I was younger I was forever helping my brother with his sore back when he played competitive golf. I went on to complete my training at the NZ College of Massage in Auckland where I excelled in a diploma in Sports and Applied Therapies.

My first job was with the big strapping lads of the Auckland Warriors, then on to the mighty Waikato NPC and Chiefs teams. I now leave the big boys for my younger, stronger girls, and instead specialise in deep tissue/remedial massage for sports performance, dealing with conditions such as sciatica, and stress. I also specialise in pregnancy massage.

I have an amazing team of massage therapists that have a load of passion for what they are doing.

I am confident you will enjoy your experience with us.

Remember never think of massage as a luxury it's a necessity!

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Jessie

I have a huge passion for massage and helping people to feel more comfortable in their bodies. Although I am relatively new to full time massage, I have an intense interest in continually studying and learning. I constantly seek to understand more about the human body and mind and how they work together.

I love meeting people from all walks of life and it gives me immense pleasure if I can make someone’s day and body just that little bit better.

I strongly believe the benefits of massage are endless and it really does pay to take care of our body becuase we only get the one!

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Jasmin

I have been practicing Massage Therapy for 13yrs, I obtained my Diploma in Remedial and Therapeutic Massage In QLD/Australia where I was living, working and studying for 6years. I have now returned to my home town of Raglan to raise my family.

My skills, knowledge, experience and intuition have enabled me to develop my own unique natural ability to heal people.

I am very passionate about treatment for my clients so they can enjoy having a better quality of life, I specialise in Remedial Massage for treatment of pain, injury, posture & health maintenance. I also do a great Therapeutic Massage for people wanting to de-stress relax and unwind.

The treatments I specialise in are remedial, deep tissue, sports, accupressure, hot stone & pregnancy.

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Jo

I've been massaging on and off for the last 13 years, I first started working with Jane in 2005. I studied my bachelor of sport and exercise science whilst under the guidance of Jane.

I have spent many hours with the Waikato Rugby boys, professional cyclists, golfers, triathletes and many other sporting disciplines. I have a huge passion for sport therapy and I was lucky enough to travel to Europe with the New Zealand rowing team in 2007.

After taking some time off after travel and embark on my own family, I am now back in the massage game ready and raring to go. I'm really looking forward to being back at Janes, with the wonderfully growing team she has supporting her.

I love the feeling of releasing the tension in tight and hard working bodies. I look forward to distressing you and unknotting your tired body. You deserve the best!

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Jolene

My name is Jolene and I have the benefit of having over 20 years of experience in the therapy industry. I have had the pleasure of working in a number of England's leading health resorts, enabling me to benefit in a number of different holistic treatments that range from Swedish, hot stone, relaxation to deep tissue massage and lymphatic facial and scalp massage.

This is my second time at Jane Harris. I worked here in 2007 while my husband was doing his degree. We then moved back to England to continue with massage and to have our family. In 2015 we are now settling back into New Zealand life.

I take pleasure in seeing my clients benefit through regular massage and this drives me to constantly improve. My aim is to relieve muscle tension, but I strongly believe massage brings so much more. It gives peace and wellbeing to you, a perfect way to download your stress to me. I will attentively listen, and care for your every need.

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Elena

Originally from the warm and shiny south of Spain, I’ve recently been living in France and now I find myself in New Zealand. I'm a very active person, passionate about traveling, surfing, yoga and nature. I love to bring this positive energy into my work and at the same time my best smile to make people feel good while I work with them.

I believe that everyone is different so I like to be able to adapt my treatment to every single person. People come to me looking for a good deep tissue and firm pressure massage, but also looking for a relaxation or remedial treatment. I perform this range of theripies using energetic work, myofascial work and all my physiotherapist background. Additionally, I like to give people an explanation about what I think is happening to their bodys and if possible how they can help themselves with exercices, stretching and other techniques they can do at home.

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Colin

Being a competitive sportsman in my younger years led me to discover the value of good therapeutic massage and a great appreciation for the skills of massage. In my late teens and early 20s I competed in kickboxing with great success.

But it was in my first career, as a car painter, that therapeutic massage really proved its worth. I began to develop curvature of the spine and persistent tightness in my back and hamstrings because of the constant bending involved in the work. Massage resolved the issues and they haven't recurred. I love that massage is so effective at treating the whole body as well as specific problem areas.

Since Jane and I married I've become increasingly fascinated by the results massage can achieve. Jane has encouraged me to learn and I am delighted that she has now included me in her talented team.

I look forward to meeting you.

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Gillian

Having lived with lower back pain for 10 years as a result of an old Netball injury, I finally found relief through deep trigger point massage of my hip flexor muscles, and so my journey into the field of massage therapy began.

I have recently graduated from WINTEC with my Certificate in Massage and was awarded the Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance Top Student Award for 2016. I have learned an extraordinary amount about the body, muscle and movement both through my study and my own personal experience.

I know first-hand the trials of living through the pain cycle and the effect it has on everyday wellbeing. The body has an amazing ability to repair itself and is greatly assisted through regular massage therapy.

I enjoy bringing clients relief from tight, tired muscles through a combination of relaxation and deep tissue sports massage techniques. I also enjoy swimming, cycling and a healthy lifestyle and believe that regular massage therapy has huge benefits for everyone living in our modern world.

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John

I first learned therapeutic massage in Switzerland, 12 years ago. After this I moved back to France to continue my massage education and to practice my work at an Ayurvédic school and clinic. I spent 5 years here before moving on. Following this I worked at La ferme Divali,a famous and high quality retreat clinic in France where I gained a lot of experience.

I have traveled extensively in India where I have practiced yoga and learned more massage techniques. Following this I have explored Indonesia and Australia enjoying the surf and sea and more recently I made the move to New Zealand.

I am able to offer both relaxation and deep tissue massage services. I apply a holistic approach to my massage therapy and enjoy working closely with my clients to achieve the best results for their health and well-being. I believe that the mind and the body are linked and when we release tension from the body we release tension from the mind. I look forward to supporting you with a massage that suits your needs each time you visit.

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Hayley

Looking for a way to help my active friends and family, I undertook the Wintec Certificate of massage. Very quickly I realised that I had a natural intuition for interpreting and treating muscle dynamics, and the satisfaction that I received from doing so turned an interest into a full blown passion. Upon graduating, I worked as a mobile therapist and also took up a position as a contract therapist working with national and international athletes across various sporting codes.

I enjoy an active lifestyle, including running, bootcamps and crossfit, and have competed in many amateur events. I know first hand the toll that work, family and training can have on the body, especially as we age, and I am committed to helping my clients to keep doing more of what they love to do for as long as possible.

I believe massage is a holistic therapy, and the benefits are physical, emotional and spiritual. My specialties are sports, deep tissue and relaxation, and I am committed to further development and upskilling. I look forward to meeting and treating you.

Opportunities for Therapists

Jane Harris Massage Therapy Clinic is an ever growing team with a range of specialists and therapists working to fulfil the needs of our clients. If you are an experienced therapist who is looking to move to New Zealand, or the Waikato, we would welcome your inquiry about present or upcoming job opportunities with us. Please write to Jane here.