Our Team

Sharing our knowledge and experience to enable your wellbeing and recovery from the daily grind

Massage Therapy & Dietary Experts

Trained, experienced, caring for you

Our bodies and the systems that run them are both complex and simple. Because no single treatment may deal with all the condition(s) that your may be experiencing, Optihealth has developed a range of therapies that work with you, your body and your physician to get you back to optimal strength and performance.

We Help You Stay Healthy

Our Therapists

All qualified and highly experienced, our team has been serving our clients for decades to offer our combined experience of 78 years

foot massage, foot reflexology, alternative medicine

Shareyl

Senior Massage and Physiotherapist

Our Physio with extensive international experience prior to coming to NZ from her native Philippines. Using massage, therapeutic exercise and electrotherapy techniques plays a vital role in the rehabilitation and recovery of our clients and she loves the prospect of improving someone’s standard of life and wellbeing.

"I get a strong sense of satisfaction from helping my clients with different issues and I have been instrumental in transforming thousands of lives and assisting clients to make healthy lifestyle changes. My commitment to physio and massage therapy has shaped many of my own personal life decisions as I recognise the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, not only to cope with the physical and mental demands of career but to be an example to the clients and patients under my care."

Iain

Master Massage Therapist and Diet Advisor

Iain founded Optihealth in 2010 with the desire to develop a team of caring, qualified professionals aiming to care for clients through life-changing therapies. Feedback from clients regularly reveals how much we improve their lives.

During a session with Iain, you can expect a journey of uncovering your issues, their cause, much-needed relief, with prescribed stretches and postural adjustments to take away with you enabling you to reach your physical best. Expect firm pressure (you control how much) and immediate improvement with each session. Clients appreciate discernment as to the required pressure needed to effect release and his deft touch in finding hidden issues. “I do miracles in a hour, the impossible takes just a little longer”.

Auckland-raised, he left school and farmed for twenty years, culminating with a herd of 750 cows at Reporoa. He later managed a real estate and property investment business for eighteen years. During this time he also spent six years in the NZ Army as a territorial soldier. On return to Auckland, he was introduced to and discovered his skill for massage so he started training in 1996. Standard massage techniques left him wanting more as they seldom produced lasting results so lots of courses and research later he has developed his unique style and is always learning.

He is also a CHIP Programme Director and go-to person in the clinic regarding diet and nutrition.

“The absolute highlight of my life is being entrusted with my six adult children. I love life, best with a good dose of humour, and have a passion for the outdoors and adventure.” An avid motorcyclist, he is President of the BMW Rider NZ Motorcycle club. A regular rider, his favourite trip is the annual pilgrimage to the Burt Munro celebrations in Invercargill.

massage, spa, back

Kris

Massage & Physiotherapist

Originally qualified offshore as a physiotherapist where he gained many years experience, he further trained as a sports and therapeutic massage therapist, graduating from Waikato Institute of Technology in 2016.

His clinical experience includes working with sports related and overuse injuries, postural complaints, neurological and geriatric conditions, and muscle imbalance. His treatment also consists of posture education, exercise plans and activity modification. He has also been trained in Indian Head Massage, Trigger point therapy, Myofascial release, Passive stretching, Deep tissue massage, Swedish Massage and Reflexology.

"I seek to empower my clients with the knowledge and tools needed to help manage their injuries and to live pain free and happy, while creating a safe and comfortable space for healing."

harmony, relax, rock

Mary

Massage Therapist

Mary is a specialist in therapeutic massage, trigger points, massage for pregnant and postnatal women, relaxation massage and foot reflexology.

She is an affable professional and concerned about the well-being of her clients, maintaining professionalism and delivering the best massage experience.

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Cecilia

Massage Therapist

Cecilia is a qualified physiotherapist and originally from Argentina. She is trained to provide Relaxation, Therapeutic, Pregnancy & Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilisation, Neuromuscular Therapy & Lymphatic Drainage. These treatment modalities can be combined to treat various issues, injuries, pathologies and chronic pain.

Additionally, she can also advise on rehabilitation exercises and stretches. She looks forward to meeting you

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Susan

Massage & Physiotherapist

Susan needs no introduction to our regular clients. As a qualified physiotherapist she brings a little extra depth of knowledge and flair to her treatments.

Prior to Optihealth she specialised in dealing with sports recovery and helping athletes develop optimal exercise programmes to strengthen their bodies to be resilient to injury and protect against overuse. While playing professional cricket she developed her interest in kinesiology (the study of the mechanics and anatomy of human muscles). She has also worked with a wider range of clients with office and lifestyle complaints and she is expert in prescribing custom programmes for them, using her sports knowledge to achieve lasting results.

"I love talking to people about what ails them, what has contributed to that and together devise a suitable programme of therapies, stretching and postural changes that as a whole will greatly improve their lives."