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 Therapeutic, Relaxation, Sports, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Pregnancy, Baby and Infant Massages. She is also proficient in Cupping Bodywork Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and provides Deluxe Mud Body Treatments.

Oliga is available at Tory Street from Tuesday - Thursday. 


Isidora - Massage Therapist

Isidora is a Chilean holistic therapist, with plenty of background on Yoga therapy, Ayurveda massage, Reiki, Mindfulness and Health coaching.

She holds a Physiotherapy degree, and since the very beginning of her professional life(2012) she has been immersed in the world of well-being and wellness, being passionate about supporting and empowering people with acute or chronic health conditions, in the journey to enhance their quality of life.

She has been travelling and working around Europe, America and Asia, developing and being trained in different therapies. Thanks to all of these resources, she is able to provide a massage a la carte, after a brief individual and postural assessment.

She truly enjoys providing a holistic approach to your musculoskeletal/ physical stress situation through a massage where you can totally relax and release tensions.

Isidora specialises in Ayurvedic, Relaxation, and Therapeutic massage, and also provides Reiki treatments.

Isidora is available Monday, Wednesday & Friday at Tory Street. 

Kim - Massage Therapist

Kim was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She was drawn to massage as she has a natural inclination to healing & caring for people. This has led to her being a very proficient & skilled therapist who is extremely passionate about her profession. 

Kim qualified from The British International Massage School in Korea in 2009. She has worked at various spas and wellness centers in Korea and Australia. This has provided her with many years of experience to hone & develop her varied skills.

With over 13 years of experience Kim has a vast range of therapies to offer. She loves massage and the relief that it can bring to people from all walks of life. Her ultimate passion is to help people heal their bodies with remedial massage – for her, this is deeply humbling & satisfying. Caring for her clients is her most important priority.

Kim specialises in Deep Tissue & Remedial Massage. She offers Thai Massage, Relaxation Massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, Cupping (please book in advance with staff to allow preparation), Lymphatic Drainage & Reflexology Massage. She can skillfully combine these styles that will best suit your body’s needs to help you deeply relax and to ease stresses & tension away.

Kim is available on Sundays at Tory Street all day Sunday, Monday and Saturday late afternoon/evening.

Kate - Massage Therapist

Kate is a qualified massage therapist specialising in Relaxation and Therapeutic massage. She can provide a unique combination of Balinese and Lomi-Lomi techniques into your treatment if desired.
Kate has a Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage from the New Zealand College of Massage.

Kate is extremely passionate about the ancient beneficial art & craft of massage and the positive physical, mental and emotional effects massage can have on a person’s wellbeing. She professionally approaches each individual session with the intent to tune in, sculpt and reduce the effects of stress, tired worn-out muscles & tension - easing both the body and mind. Kate finds her role as a healer most rewarding when clients leave feeling very relaxed & refreshed - and with a peaceful smile on their faces.

Kate offers Relaxation Massage, Firm Relaxation, Deep Bliss Relaxation (which combines Lomi-Lomi & Balinese massages) & Therapeutic Massage. If requested, Kate can skillfully combine her therapies to provide you with a massage tailor-made to best suit you.

Alexandra - 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.. Plus her specialised therapies: Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki (hands on healing techniques) and Chi Nei Tsang (massage technique/working on emotional release).

Alexandra is available all day Tuesday & Friday afternoon/evenings at Tory Street.

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.

Cath is proficient in Deep Tissue, Reiki & Relaxation, Visceral and Therapeutic Massages. 

Cath is available Mondays at Tory Street.


Eppie - Massage Therapist

Eppie qualified as a massage therapist in 2007, graduating with a BSC Degree in Integrated health and holistic therapies from Northumbria University, UK. Her degree was full time over three years giving her a great depth of knowledge and many dimensions to her practice.

Eppie believes deeply in the power of touch and the essential role it plays in our wellbeing.

It is her belief that our bodies hold stress, emotion, physical and mental pain, which can be healed through touch therapy.

​She uses a combination of breath work, therepeutic massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, Indian head massage, relaxation massage, acupressure, myofascial release and gentle joint mobilisation in her sessions.

Eppie aims to create a safe space, in which you can feel comfortable to let go of anything you need to in her sessions.

Her massage style is intuitive, connecting and nurturing.


Shivanjani - Massage Therapist

Shivanjani (Shivvy) is a passionate and dedication massage therapist with over 15 years of experience. She obtained her Diploma in 2008 from the Pivot Point Fiji Institute.

Her relevant accomplishments span from Winner of the best Spa Therapist in 2014 at the Australasian Spa Association Awards, Winner of the Po'okela Award in Hawaii and a finalist in the International Spa Association for Pevonia Botanica in 2016.

Shivvy is committed to providing expert personalised care to her clients. She tailors her treatments to address specific concerns and aims to promote overall wellness, deep relaxation and nurturing healing. 

Shivvy offers a wide variety of styles of massage. These include, therapeutic (Swedish), Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Bobo Massage (traditional Fijian Massage), Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage and Head & Facial Massage.

"With my warm and compassionate nature I create a comfortable, restful and rejuventating experience for my clients"      

 Shivvy is available Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Tory Street.



Elza - Massage Therapist

With over 10 years of expertise in the field, Elza is an experienced massage therapist with a holistic approach to healing and wellness. Elza combines her extensive knowledge of various massage techniques with a deep understanding of the mind-body connection.

Elza's journey into the world of massage therapy began with her training in Therapeutic and Sports massage.This solid foundation allowed her to develop a strong understanding of the human body and its intricate systems. During her travels in Thailand, Elza further expanded her skills by training in Thai Yoga Massage. She has also trained in Postural Patterning, a system that enables her to identify clients' unconscious postural patterns and make subtle adjustments to reduce pain and improve alignment. With a special interest in treating tension headaches, Elza utilises orthopedic massage and movement techniques to address the underlying causes of discomfort. Whether you are an athlete seeking performance enhancement, an office worker dealing with postural issues, or someone in need of pure relaxation, Elza tailors each session to meet your individual needs and goals.

Elza's unique ability to weave her collective knowledge together allows her to create a truly personalised experience for her clients. Her empathetic nature and genuine dedication to their well-being foster a safe and nurturing environment for healing.

Elza is available Weds afternoons/evening & Sunday afternoons/evenings at Tory Street. 

Christina - Massage therapist

Christina is an extremely experienced, dedicated therapist who has been massaging for 30 years.

She studied at Wellpark College in Auckland from 1994 to 1997 and completed her diploma in Massage and Natural Body Therapies.

Presently she is in her 30th year of massaging, and is still as passionate about it now as she was back in the 90's. 

She has also taught Yoga Therapy to remedy ailing bodies & this gives her a deeper understanding of the human anatomy/movement/balance of body & spirit.

Combining her diploma in socialwork and massage qualifications, she has an all empassing, compassionate understanding of the body and the mind. This ability enables her to reach a dynamic equilibrium for her client's individual & special requirements. Christina is a warm, vibrant therapist who will carefully listen to your needs & provide you with a skilled treatment that benefits you best. 

Christina specialises in Therapeutic/Remedial, Deep Tssue, Sports, Relaxation and Pregnancy massages.

Christina is available at Tory Street on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



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Phone:   (04) 384 4329


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