Sweet October support for incurable breast cancer
On Saturday 10 th of October 2020 between 10am – 1pm Waiora Collective will be hosting a
fundraiser for Sweet Louise, a charity that supports people with incurable breast cancer.
We have three amazing guest speakers; Julie-Ann Larsen and Amber Arkell who are both
incredibly strong women who have survived breast cancer, and Maria Withington who is a
Wellington based Health Coach and has a special interest in women’s health.
There is a koha based entry free, sweet treats to purchase (not all will have refined sugars),
raffles and spot prizes.
Amber Arkell, Instigator of “8 th of the month feel your boobies day” can be followed on
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/whenthingswenttitsup
Maria Withington, Health Coach has a new website currenly under construction, in the
meantime can be followed on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Healthylicious-by-
Sweet Louise support for incurable breast cancer

Community Support

Emergency services discount

Our emergency services staff run toward incidents and accidents the rest of us run away from, missing family events and gatherings with friends to ensure our community is looked after.  It is with this in mind that a $10 discount for 60 and 90 min sessions is offered as acknowledgement and gratitude to the following services:

New Zealand Police, Fire Emergency New Zealand, Wellington Free Ambulance, Life flight staff, and NZ Civil Defence / WREMO

Please advise which service you represent in the booking notes and bring work ID to your first appointment

Southern Cross Health Insurance

Southern Cross Health Insurance clients who have the “Wellbeing One or Wellbeing Two plans” policy with the “Body Care Module” as part of their policy are eligible to claim for massage therapy with a Massage New Zealand registered massage therapist.  A receipt will be emailed to you upon payment for your treatment to enable you to seek reimbursement (if applicable) as soon as possible.
Visit Southern Cross at www.southerncross.co.nz or phone 0800 800 181.
Disclaimer:  It is your responsibility to confirm that you meet the policy criteria and are eligible for this reimbursement.


Act of kindness for Oncology Massage

Act of kindness is an initiative to provide financial assistance to clients of Relief Body Therapy fund their Oncology Massage treatment.  Sometimes people undergoing cancer treatment are forced to take unpaid leave or stop work completely so they can focus on their health.

Act of kindness facilitates donations that will contribute to the cost of an Oncology Massage.  The donation can be made anonymously or your name and a message can be left.  A note will be added to the Act of kindness wall with the amount donated, clients can select as many or as few as they need to assist with the payment of their treatment.


If you have an event or group that would like massage therapy support please send an email with the details for consideration. If successful your event or group will be added to this page.


Your personal privacy during a session as well as the security of your personal information are
important to the practitioners at Waiora Collective, which is why we use an online system that
encrypts on multiple occasions.


Personal safety and respect for all of us is imperative, therefore if at any time during an appointment
at Waiora Collective either the practitioner or client needs a session to conclude, this will be
accommodated. No questions asked.

Code of Ethics

Massage New Zealand code of ethics

As a registered member of Massage New Zealand, I comply their code of ethics.  To view this document, please click on the link below:

Oncology Massage Limited code of practice for therapists

As an Oncology Massage Limited certified therapist, I comply with their code of practice for therapists

This document can be viewed by clicking on this link

If you feel that the Code of Ethics has been breached, you are welcome to discuss directly with the your therapist, or you can contact the Massage New Zealand Complaints Officer.

By email: [email protected] 

In writing:

Complaints Officer
Massage New Zealand
PO Box 4131
Hamilton East 3247

You can also make a complaint with the Health and Disability Commissioner, who promotes and protects your rights and receives all formal complaints against health practitioners.

Make a complaint with the Health and Disability Commissioner