Our Team

Our Team

Our team of Osteopaths have a wide variety of skill sets that enable them to perform as primary health

PAUL HUME

PAUL HUME

Osteopath

Paul is a gifted osteopathic professional with 30 years of practical experience in New Zealand. He trained in New Zealand at the Osteopathic College of New Zealand, is a member of Osteopaths New Zealand and is an international member of the American Academy of Osteopathy. He attends seminars and conferences in New Zealand and the US each year. Paul has an exceptional gift in sensing past connective tissue injuries that contribute to chronic pain. He uses advanced Balanced Ligamentous Strain and Myofascial release techniques for these. He is very skilled at treating newborns and toddlers for the effects of birth and injuries from falls with Cranial Osteopathy. He uses Visceral Manipulation to treat attachments of the internal organs.Paul has taught seminars for osteopathic students and practitioners for the past twelve years as he believes in spreading the knowledge he has acquired over the years. He has also trained in the US with Dr Bruno Chikly MD in techniques useful for the effects of head injuries. He enjoys snow skiing here and in the USA, mountain biking and rides a fast motorcycle.

Initial Visit

  • 1 Hour

    Adults (12 years over)$150.00

  • 3/4 Hour

    Children (8—11 years)$120.00

  • 1/2 Hour

    Children (0— 7 years)$80.00

Subsequent Visits

  • 1/2 Hour

    Adults (12 years over)$80.00

  • 1/2 Hour

    Children (8 years over)$80.00

  • 1/4 Hour

    Children (6 years & under)$50.00

THIERRY BOIS

THIERRY BOIS

Osteopath

Thierry Bois qualified as an Osteopath in 1997, from RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), which is one of the best Osteopathic schools in the world. He graduated with a double degree, a Bachelor of Osteopathy and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical Science). Thierry loves treating babies and children as he uses Cranial/Biodynamics Osteopathy as his main way for treatment. He also incorporates some manipulation, massage and stretches as well as exercises in the treatment of adults. Thierry is also an ACC provider.

Private Visit

  • 30-40min

    Adults:17years over$80.00

  • 30-40min

    Seniors:65years over$70.00

  • 30-40min

    Children:0-16years$70.00

  • Acc VisitsAll Ages$45.00
ESME MICHAEL ANNA

ESME MICHAEL ANNA

Osteopath

Esme Michael-Anna – BAppSc(HumBiol) MOst, is an osteopath trained in NewZea­land, gaining a Master of Osteopathy through Unitec in Auckland. Esme listens carefully is friendly, approachable and committed to assisting you to achieve your best health. Esme 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 tech- Niques to facilitate healing. As well as being an osteopath, Esme 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.

Private Visit

  • 30-40min

    Adults:17years over$80.00

  • 30-40min

    Seniors:65years over$70.00

  • 30-40min

    Children:0-16years$70.00

  • Acc VisitsAll Ages$45.00
HEIKE EHRLENBACH

HEIKE EHRLENBACH

Osteopath

Heike has completed a Master of Osteopathy, with merit, at Unitec Auckland in 2011. She has previously practiced part-time from Mel’s Clinic and provided osteopathic services in the greater Waikato region, treating adults, children, dogs, horses and once even a guinea pig. Heike utilizes structural, cranial and visceral approaches, treating every patient individually, focusing on finding the key factors and not just treating the symptoms.

Private Visit

  • 30-40min

    Adults:17years over$80.00

  • 30-40min

    Seniors:65years over$70.00

  • 30-40min

    Children:0-16years$70.00

  • Acc VisitsAll Ages$45.00
KYLIE BIRKS

KYLIE BIRKS

Massage Therapist

Recently certified as a Massage Therapist, Kylie is the newest addition to our clinic. Kylie specialises in both Relaxation Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage—soon to be qualified in Pregnancy Massage too. With a background in Customer Service and Communications, Kylie’s focus and drive has shifted to assisting others recover mentally, emotionally and physically through therapeutic healing touch. Her young family keeps her very busy and entertained. For balance, she enjoys art, yoga and meditation and finds working as a massage therapist very rewarding and therapeutic.

Massage Charges:

  • 30 minute Massage

    $40.00

  • 1 Hour Massage

    $70.00

  • 1 1/2 Hour Massage

    $100.00

  • 2 Hour Massage

    $130.00

SHELLEY MCCARTHY

SHELLEY MCCARTHY

Practice Manager

Shelley has worked for Natural Body Link for eight years now as the Practice Manager for the clinic. Shelley comes from a background working as an Sales Representative for Estee Lauder and Revlon before venturing on to become an health consultant in natural therapies on Hamilton Island in Australia. With an interest in natural therapies she later went on to study Aromatherapy where she enjoys creating her own products, utilising the beneficial uses of essential oils and plant botanicals.

JULIA WATKINS

JULIA WATKINS

Part-time receptionist

Julia Watkins is part of the administration team under Shelley. She has done various administration jobs in various fields from a Wine company to the Probation Service. Since emigrating from England to New Zealand she has worked in Osteopathic clinics mainly due to the fact that her husband is an Osteopath and the clinic where he worked needed a Receptionist, the rest, as they say is history.