The Wai Ora therapies are based on the foundation of their signature treatment, the Miri Miri massage - a traditional healing and wellness practice of Maori. The contemporised Wai Ora Miri Miri originates from Hells Gate, Tikitere, the tribe Ngati Rangiteaorere, and has been developed with guidance from a local healing woman as well as an Osteopathist. It incorporates customs and culture and is used for both physical and spiritual wellbeing in contrast to Western massage techniques which solely focus on the physical.
Miri Miri massage always begins with a karakia (traditional prayer) that focuses on wairua ora (spiritual health) and hinengaro ora (mental health). The massage itself uses techniques that have a therapeutic rhythm to the strokes and focus on energy balancing and synergy for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
The benefits of Miri Miri massage are many and varied. Similarly to other Western techniques Miri Miri helps with body realignment, improves circulation, reduces muscular tension and relaxation however due to the holistic nature of the therapy benefits also include clarity for the mind, calmness and tension release.Book Online
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