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Massage Therapy

Haumanu Mirimiri

30 January 2024

The RecCentre offers a range of massage therapies for students and staff by qualified therapists and student therapists from ARA Te Pūkenga. From sessions and pricing to therapists and safety, find out massage therapy at UC.

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We are excited to join with the Students from Ara Te Pūkenga and SIT to provide a massage clinic at the RecCentre for their practice hours.
Grab a student priced massage for a limited time!

For a limited time, we’re offering our members and all UC Staff the opportunity to grab a massage at even better student prices! 

For a limited time – nab yourself a massage at the UC Student price!

  • Book your massage and we’ll only charge you the student price.
  • Valid for any massage service booked and completed between Monday 26 February and Sunday 31st March, 2024.
  • One per person only.

How it works

  • Visit our app to book your appointment OR call Reception.
  • Upon arrival to the RecCentre, check in at the reception counter, our staff will direct you to our waiting room.
  • Take a seat and the therapist will be with you and guide you through the rest (consultation, clothing and so on).
  • Check out Massage New Zealand's advice on what to expect on your first massage.
  • If you show any signs of being UNWELL you MUST rebook or cancel your massage via the app or by calling us. Cancellations made withing 2-hours of the appointment start time will be charged.
  • There are 15 minutes in-between appointments to allow for the cleaning and sanitising of the massage room.

 

How to book for UC Staff & Students

  • Book with our app.
  • Or book through reception contact us.
  • Payment is required before your session begins.
  • No-shows will be charged or may be prevented from making future online bookings. You will be able to reschedule or cancel your appointment up to 2 hours prior. 2 hours before your appointment your booking becomes locked and can no longer be changed. 24 hours notice of cancellation is preferred.

Sessions and pricing

Therapist sessions

Check therapist availability within our app when you go to book.


Appointment Times
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday (Mornings)8:30am - 11am
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday (Afternoons)
3pm - 5:30pm
Sunday  (Afternoon)1pm - 5pm

Quality and Safety verified  

Our therapists are required to be registered with Massage New Zealand, and undergo police checks.  

  • This means they comply with the MNZ Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  • You can rest assured you are in safe and hands.

Pricing

UC Student Price

UC Staff/RecCentre Member Price

Student Therapist
60min - Level 5 Student Therapist (Relaxation Massage) - FROM JUNE 2024$45$55
60min - Level 6 Student Therapist (Therapeutic or Relaxation Massage)$55$65
Graduate Therapist

60min - Qualifed Graduate Therapist (Relaxation, Therapeutic or Sports Massage)$70$80
  • Southern Cross Medical Insurance holders - check your policy!  You may qualify to claim back the cost of up to five massages per annum when booking with a qualified level 6 therapist.
  • Our Graduate Therapists became fully qualified at the beginning of the year with a Level 6 Diploma in Remedial Therapeutic Massage and registered with Massage New Zealand. Graduated Therapists are able to offer all three diciplines within the scope of practice for MNZ. Sports, Therapeutic and Relaxation. They can offer clinical assessment and referrals to our in-house physiotherapists at You First Physio or our Personal Trainers at the RecCentre, plus support your rehabiliation from injury and sport related issues.

More information on our therapists


Who are our therapists and how much do they cost?
Jorjah Mason-WaruQualified Level 5 Therapist (Currently studying toward level 6)
Zoe GarmonswayGraduated Fully Qualified Therapist
Shane HutchesonGraduated Fully Qualified Therapist
Antony SutherlandGraduated Fully Qualified Therapist

Graduate Therapists

  • These therapists have become fully qualified with a Level 6 Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.
  • Proficient in all types of massage therapy offered.
  • You pay one set price, regardless of what kind of massage you ask for. You can choose from Relaxation, Therapeutic or Sports massage, and they will tailor the massage for your needs.

Qualified Level 5 Therapist (currently studying toward level 6)

  • These therapists currently hold a Level 5 Diploma in Wellness & Relaxation Massage. They are currently studying towards a Level 6 Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.
  • Proficient in relaxation massage. Currently learning the skills and techniques of therapeutic and sport massage.
  • You pay one set price, regardless of what kind of massage you ask for.    You can choose from Relaxation, Therapeutic or Sports massage, and they will tailor the massage for your needs.

In-Training Level 5 Therapist

  • These therapists are currently studying in their first year towards a Level 5 Diploma in Wellness & Relaxation Massage.
  • Currently learning the skills and techniques of wellness & relaxation massage.


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