Born and raised in Southland, Mel is now in a warmer climate - living and settled in the sunny Hawke's Bay. On completion of her Diploma in Sports and Therapeutic Massage Therapy with the Eastern Institute of Technology; she received the Massage New Zealand Award for "Top Student 2015". She has been the successful owner/operator of ActiveWorx Health since July 2015. The business started in the heart of Napier and is now based in Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay.
In the last two years Mel has had two young boys of her own (Patrick and Robbie) and understands the importance of providing pain relief through massage therapy throughout every trimester. She specialises in ante & post-natal Massage Therapy, providing you with after-care education to ensure you stay happy and healthy throughout your pregnancy journey.
Whether it's an injury that needs treated, better sports performance, or de-stress with a deep tissue treatment - she can help you out. Mel's experience and expertise in sports and injury treatment has led her to education and helping her clients get to the next stages of rehabilitation.