Mel's Clinic is a team of Osteopaths and Massage Therapists working together to provide gentle and effective treatment outcomes tailored to the individual requirements of our patients.
Our highly skilled practitioners are here to help your entire family, from new born babies through to grandparents, and anyone else in between. Our aim is for everyone to lead a pain free and healthy life.
Please see our bookings page for appointment availability. Our patients love the flexibility of being able to look at their own schedules and our booking calendar, to find an appointment time that suits them!
Master of Osteopathy; BAppS (Hum Biol) MOst (Hons),
Tessa's passion for osteopathy started while working as an optician with clients suffering from serious head trauma. After observing significant improvements in quality of life for many of these clients thanks to osteopathic treatment, Tessa decided to study osteopathy herself. Since graduating, Tessa has worked with persons of all ages, from 3 days to 99 years of age. This experience has reinforced Tessa's belief that every treatment needs to be tailored to the individual, and she takes care to consider each client's lifestyle and their unique needs.
Tessa practices using a mixture of structural, visceral and craniosacral techniques depending on what the individual requires. Tessa's education in clinical Pilates also allows her to prescribe exercise plans to accompany osteopathic treatment, and to create plans for exercise during pregnancy and after birth.
Outside of the clinic, Tessa can be found out mountain biking with her husband, practising Pilates, or at the cinema enjoying a good film.
Sarah has been greeting patient's at Mel's Clinic for over 6 years. She started at the clinic as the Receptionist, and eventually took over the practice in 2017. Sarah enjoys meeting everyone that comes in to Mel's Clinic for a treatment, she can help you with ACC queries, as well as booking you in for your osteopathic and massage treatments.
Sarah loves working with her talented and highly skilled team of practitioners, keeping the machine "well oiled" with her admin support and creating a pleasant environment for the team and their patients.
To make a booking, or to talk to our admin team please call us on 07 846 7030.
Master of Osteopathy; BAppSc (Hum Biol) MOst
Esmé is a New Zealand trained osteopath, gaining a Master of Osteopathy through Unitec in Auckland.
Esmé first encountered osteopathy following a whiplash injury as a teenager and discovered first-hand how effective this type of treatment can be. Experience has given her confidence that the osteopathic whole-person approach delivers outstanding results for patients suffering from both acute and chronic conditions. She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients and tailors her approach to their specific needs using a broad range of techniques to facilitate healing.
Esmé listens carefully is friendly, approachable and committed to assisting you to achieve your best health.
As well as being an osteopath, Esmé is a qualified and experienced massage therapist trained through the New Zealand College of Massage and brings years of body work experience to her practice.
Physiotherapy & Acupuncture (Spain), Yoga Instructor
Elena came to New Zealand, via France, from Spain after graduating as a Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist at the University of Seville.
Elena believes that our lifestyle has an enormous role in our health and an influence on how fast we recover from injuries and illnesses. At the same time, our body has an incredible capacity to heal itself. Elena see's manual therapy as a way to maintain or help our body when something gets out of balance.
As a Yoga teacher as well, Elena knows the importance of movement to maintain and recover the balance in our bodies. Although we often classify “massages” in categories such as relaxation, remedial, sports and so on… Elena doesn't describe her therapy in that way. The way she works is the result of a compendium of all the techniques that she has learned through studies and years of experience in different areas such as acupuncture, soft tissue, and joint manipulation, pressure points, joint mobilization, hot stones, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release and kinesiotaping.