Our Therapists

Meet our highly experienced team of passionate therapists and health practitioners


Oliga - Massage Therapist

Dip. Remedial Massage, BA (Psychology).

Oliga is a Remedial Massage Therapist with over 25 years of experience and has been working for Tory Urban Retreat since 2002. In addition to holding a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage from NSU and NPC in Russia, Oliga holds a Degree in Psychology. Oliga’s goal is to improve the quality of life for people affected by acute or chronic illness, to help clients to live a more dynamic, comfortable, pain-free life through the benefits of massage therapy. Oliga thoroughly enjoys being a massage therapist because it allows her work with her clients to help them rejuvenate, feel better and perform optimally.

Oliga provides a wide range of massage services including Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Relaxation, Sports, Hot Stone, Pregnancy, Baby and Infant Massages. She is also proficient in Cupping Bodywork Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and provides Deluxe Mud Body Treatments.

Chanelle - Massage Therapist

Chanelle is an Intuitive Massage Therapist who graduated from the NZ College of Massage. Her passion for health/well-being and manaakitanga (to look after and care for) is what calls her to massage.

Chanelle practices Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Therapeutic and Indian Head Massages.

Le - Massage Therapist

Le is from the Philippines and grew up in the beautiful province of Bicol. While growing up she her mother taught her traditional Filipino massage called Hilot. Unique healing techniques that are passed from one generation to another.

With these skills deeply embedded within her Le’s passion for mind and body wellness has evolved over the years. It has inspired her to develop more skills and knowledge around massage therapy & body relaxation.

Le has many years of massaging experience due to her early start in life. She graduated from massage school CCMTC in 2017 and has been working professionally as a massage therapist ever since. Her passion to heal and soothe people is a profession that she feels very privileged to be able to perform in her daily life.

Hilot Massage explained - Originating in the Philippines, Hilot is a hands-on healing art that involves intuition and massage.  Although Hilot is a deep-tissue massage the touch is gentle. Le intuitively scans the body with hand touching as a means to diagnose areas which are energetically imbalanced. With this information in hand Le will focus on those areas to work on to give balance and relief. Each session is unique because of the focus on treating problematic areas.

Within her scope of techniques Le can provide you with a massage that suits you perfectly. She can combine her therapies to bring you a unique massage that will soothe & ease both your body and your mind.

Le offers Deep Tissue, Hilot (traditional Filippino), Therapeutic & Relaxation Massages. She also specialises in Cupping & her very own unique Banana Leaf Healing.

Pascaline - Massage Therapist

Pascaline is a French spa therapist. Since her childhood, she has been immersed in the world of wellness and well-being as being native from the famous thermal city of Vichy. She has graduated with a spa therapist diploma from École Fournier in Vichy in 2018. Pascaline has been trained in a number of different massages such as Japanese, Balinese, Oriental, Deep Tissue and Swedish. Thanks to all of these different techniques she is able to provide a massage à la carte, combining energetic and neuromuscular massages for a unique massage experience. For her, she really enjoys providing you with a treatment where you can totally release tension & let go of all stresses.

Pascaline specialises in Relaxation, Therapeutic, Head neck & shoulders and Pregnancy massages.

Alexandra - Beautician - Massage Therapist & Yogi

From France, Alexandra has been a holistic therapist for over 12 years. During this time she has gained many skills & has evolved into a highly skilled beautician & masseuse. Her passion about the connection between body and mind is her life quest! “Learning and sharing love and spreading goodness around is my mission” Alexandra has travelled to India and Thailand to learn and deepen her professional knowledge and skills. While there she trained in Ayurveda, Thai Massage and Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage techniques). Alexandra has developed her own unique style of massage which is a combination of these different ancient methods coupled with a holistic approach to read the body.

Alexandra offers a wide variety of therapies from: Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Acupressure and Sports Massages to beneficial skin care facials. Plus her specialised therapies: Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki (hands on healing techniques) and Chi Nei Tsang (massage technique/working on emotional release).

Daiana - Massage Therapist

Daiana is an experienced and passionate Massage therapist, Pilates and Yoga Instructor. She has been involved in the wellness industry for more than thirteen years.

She has a Bachelor Degree in Movement-Therapies Coordination (Body Therapist) “This degree gave me tools and elements such as anatomy, biomechanics and psychology to help me understand how the body works. It also taught me how to use different techniques like massage, Feldenkrais, bioenergetic, meditation and Ayurveda amongst others. As a Body Therapist I have a holistic point of view about the body”.

She is fully trained in Pilates equipment management, Pilates Mat, Hatha Yoga, amongst other body techniques, and she is also an advance student of Iyengar Yoga and his teachings.

She provides a wide range of massage techniques and therapies including Relaxation, Therapeutic, Sports, Deep Tissue and Pregnancy.

Cath - Massage Therapist

Cath is an intuitive therapist who trained at the Wellington School of Massage Therapy in 2007. She is extremely passionate about the healing powers of massage and is naturally drawn to assist people with their wellness. Her understanding that body, mind and spirit need regular maintenance and nurturing this belief has naturally drawn her to becoming the skilled therapist she is today. 

She also offers Visceral Massage; ‘Visceraʼ meaning ‘the inner organs of the bodyʼ, which, like any other tissue in the body, can store tension from emotional trauma, stress, surgery, chemical imbalance, excessive or insufficient movement, and food intolerances. Visceral relief allows the gut to work more smoothly & effectively, which then has a beneficial flow-on effect throughout the body and nervous system.

Specialising in Deep Tissue Massage, Cath is also proficient in Reiki & Relaxation and Therapeutic Massages.

Yen - Massage Therapist

Yen is a massage therapist from the Philippines. Her journey with massage began from being immersed as a child & seeing how integral this traditional healing is to her community. Her passion for the power of touch and natural healing has evolved & grown over the years.

Yen graduated from NC2 Training Centre In Cebu as a qualified massage therapist. This then led her to owning her own spa in the Philippines before moving to New Zealand to continue her practice.

Yen’s aim is to assist your whole being into a deeply relaxed and healing state by releasing tension from both your muscles and your nervous system. To meet your personal needs Yen can combine various techniques to provide you with a massage that is tailormade exactly for you. 

Hilot Massage explained - Originating in the Philippines, Hilot is a hands-on healing art that involves intuition and massage.  Although Hilot is a deep-tissue massage the touch is gentle. Yen intuitively scans the body with hand touching as a means to diagnose areas which are energetically imbalanced. With this information in hand Yen will focus on those areas to work on to give balance and relief. Each session is unique because of the focus on treating problematic areas.

Yen specialises in Hilot (traditional Filippino), Therapeutic, Swedish, Relaxation & Deep Tissue Massages.

Yukayo - Massage Therapist

Yukayo is a spa & massage therapist from Japan. She feels privileged to provide a range of massage treatments informed by years of experience in massage therapy and facial treatments. “For me, massage is an opportunity to trigger the body’s own orientation towards holistic wellbeing” Yukayo has a diploma of Spa Therapy and her individualised treatments are also informed by the scope of Aromatherapy. She began her practice in an Australian wellness spa in Perth 2008 and has been practicing in Wellington since 2011.

Yukayo offers Relaxation, Therapeutic & Hot Stone Massages plus organic Facial Treatments. She uses certified organic therapeutic plant oils and organic essential oils.

Michael - Health Practitioner / Massage Therapist

Dip Remedial Massage, Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy, Dip Ka-Toning Body Therapy, Cert Yoga Teacher.

Michael Hayman is a Wellbeing Consultant with over 30 years of professional healing experience. He offers his wide experience and skills assisting people to let go of limitations, discover their passion, inner peace and increase their overall wellness.

Michael offers Wellbeing Consultations, hypnotherapy – including Past Life Therapy, Metaphysical Counselling and Nutrition, Fasting & Detoxification Guidance.

Michael specialises in Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Relaxation and Sports massages.


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