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About Amanda

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We live in these amazing bodies and its important they feel good to be in!
a good massage should leave you feeling aware, calm and more you
— Amanda Hanna-Doull

 25+ YEARS of helping wellington bodies feel good

 

HOW I LOVE TO WORK:

Intuitively, connecting with the individual needs of each person -finding out what YOU want.  I specialise in deep tissue massage which releases tightness by freeing up the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, and also love to incorporate nurturing relaxing massage.

Understanding where the tension and pain are coming from, and unwinding the whole pattern,  gives a more profound relaxation and longer lasting benefits.

Seeing people leave feeling freer, lighter, and completely relaxed is a wonderful thing. Each person is unique and I find after 25+ years my hands can feel where to go.

I'm interested in the whole person and everything that contributes to them feeling better, and in this sense sometimes the connection, conversation and exchange of ideas are almost as important as the massage. 

MY TRAINING:

International School for Bodymind Integration:  'Master Practitioner'

~a structural system of bodywork that involves deep releasing of muscular patterns working on the connective tissue as well as the muscles. I use a synthesis of deep-tissue strokes and fluid bodywork

New Zealand College of Massage: Anatomy & Physiology and Relaxation Massage Refresher Courses

2nd Degree Reiki Master.

~energy healing that can bring a profound level of relaxation and activate the body's self-healing

Licensed Nia Teacher (Somatic Movement, Dance Fitness) Nia White Belt, Green Belt, Blue Belt & Five Stages Self Healing Certified

PLACES I'VE WORKED:

HOME PRACTICE: 1991~present

HEALTH CLINICS:

The Natural Health Centre 1999~ 2007

The Osteopathic Practice 2007~2010

Empower Studio 2017~present

CORPORATE ONSITE MASSAGE:

The Webb/Bearing Point KPMG 1999~2007

Park Road Post, Sound Editors for King Kong: 2007

Chronicles of Narnia, on set cast & crew Poland: 2007

STAFF CHRISTMAS PARTIES/FUNCTIONS:

Spa Express/Spa Deluxe

Flowers Manuela

Amanda really does have ‘healing hands’! She works with warmth, sincerity, awareness and a deep understanding of the human body and mind. I’ve been blown away by her sensitivity to my historical, and new, aches and pains, and how she mindfully makes her way to the root of the cause and works on a deep level with it. Not only was my body feeling open after my last massage, but my spirit was lifted...and I discovered some fantastic new music (she also offers a wonderful selection of music for you to choose from)!! Amanda puts you at ease with a warm and inviting environment, her friendly and caring disposition and natural talent and energy for working with the body. I’ve been to a number of different massage therapists over the years but this one is special, trust me! I’ve finally found one that I want to go back to, and work with. I can’t wait for my next visit!!
— Angela
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“Over the ten years or so I’ve enjoyed the most amazing massage with Amanda, enjoyed her wonderful voice, had blessed conversation, and become a dear friend. How’s that for value?”
— Michele