Benefits of Massage

In our modern society, where stress-related disorders have a major contribution to health problem, massage can play a significant role in decreasing stress and encouraging wellbeing.  Massage may possibly be the oldest recorded health therapy. It is possibly the foundation of most modern medical therapies.


Massage contacts the largest organ in the body - the skin. Pressure and stretching stimulates most other organs, vessels, glands and tissues.
This leads to beneficial effects on heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, respiration and the immune system. The stimulation also releases endorphins, our body’s natural pain killers.

Massage also has a range of psychological benefits, making it a holistic therapy.
Massage can help with acute or chronic injuries, back pain, shin splints, scoliosis, headaches, migraine, neck-shoulder-arm pain, scar tissue, arthritis and many more conditions.

Want to live the dream of work/life balance?

If you're a qualified, passionate and skilled Neuromuscular therapist who's talented at making clients feel great, we'd love to talk to you about joining our specialist clinic in Whakatane.

Debod Body Therapies  is a well-established, busy practice which focuses on therapeutic treatments  for a varied client base. Based in a warm,cosy, well located venue, our clinic creates a relaxed, professional and warm environment for our clients, and a friendly, supportive, learning-focused environment for our team.

 We're looking for hands on skill,  a team player and someone who embodies the healing journey. There will be opportunities for personal development and to be part of a diverse team. We're flexible, so this opportunity could suit an established therapist wanting a couple of days of guaranteed income or a talented new therapist wanting to develop in a clinical environment. Hours and days are negotiable.


A passion for Neuromuscular therapy

A nationally recognised qualification 

A good appreciation of differential and diagnostic considerations, of professional Scope of Practice, clinical safety and management of the clinical pathway including effective referral

3+ Years of Industry experience (working currently or recent) with evidence of interest in professional development. Additional niche therapy qualifications (eg: Lymphatic drainage) would be helpful.

NZ residency


If you think you'd fit in, please contact us via email at