Wellness for every body


In 2022, QE Health is again offering a range of courses that will enhance your skills.

The classes are run by highly-quailified tutors with a passion for what they teach.




Would you like to learn how to massage your family and friends or maybe you are thinking of massage as a career but are not certain it’s for you?

Try our easy, fun filled course where you will develop the skill and confidence to give a basic massage with one of our expert, experienced therapists.

No prior experience is required. Lots of individual attention will be given to students.

Hand-outs will be provided and you will receive an attendance certificate on completion of the course.

  • Maximum of 6 students per course
  • This is a six week course held on Tuesdays at QE Health.

NEXT COURSE STARTS:   TBA (watch this space)


Time:                 6.00 to 8.15 pm

Place:               QE Health Training Room, via Spa Entry

Fee:                  $299

Contact:            If you are interested in attending the end of July course, please email:

                         spa.services@qehealth.co.nz, or phone 07 343-1665

                         Enrolment forms available: Allied Health/Spa Reception


Past courses were very popular:

"Mary tailored sessions to the group's needs. Also I loved Mary's relaxed, but informative teaching style." "I like how hands on it was and the small class size meant a good amount of one-on-one...[Mary] created an open and welcoming environment so I felt comfortable and encouraged to ask questions.”

Who We Are

Mary   :  Educator and Massage Therapist

Touch is fundamental to us as human beings; I see it as vital for our development as the food we eat. One of my favourite quotes is from Michelangelo who is credited with saying, “To touch can be to give life,” and I believe he was totally correct. It was this interest in touch and its benefits that first drew me to massage whilst I was working in the Psychological Therapies Team of the Cornwall Mental Health Services in the UK. I first qualified in massage over 30 years ago and I was able to incorporate it into the client’s treatment where necessary and saw the amazing results this modality could bring to people both physically and psychologically.

During this time I also qualified, in Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Professional Relaxation and as a Teacher of Adults. I continued to train in London for Advanced Pregnancy Massage, Advanced Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Techniques.

I came to New Zealand in June 2007 to start my new life in this beautiful country that I love and now call home and started working at QE Health. New Zealand is where I continued my training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage plus a trip to Australia to complete it.

I love teaching as much as giving massage and I hope to continue to do both for many years to come.