Body Restore Clinic in Blenheim, Marlborough is an integrated-therapies clinic focused on getting our clients to wellness. We do this through offering a range of treatments, therapies and classes.

Our team

Our professionally-trained team offers sports massage, deep tissue massage, relaxation massage & pregnancy massage, pilates, personal training, rehabilitation, lymphatic massage, infrared sauna treatments and natural health therapies. 

Kate Harper

Clinic Owner and Massage Therapist, Pilates & MLD

Kate opened her first massage business in 1998 in Cambridge, New Zealand while part of the New Zealand Rowing Team bidding for a spot at the Sydney Olympic Games (2000). 

Kate was a NZ rowing rep from 1992-2000 and also, while rowing training, she completed her Diploma in Sports studies. It was during this demanding training that Kate decided that Body & Massage was for her.  So in 1997 she studied for her Diploma in Therapeutic Massage at the College of Natural Medicine. 

She then was selected for the medical team for NZ Olympics in Athens 2004. Kate continued to travel onto many world Rowing Championships and has worked with other sports team helping athletes achieve their dreams & goals. Kate has since taken up multisport events such as the Coast to Coast and the Southern Traverse, and this has widened her understanding of the way our body operates. 

Kate moved to Blenheim in 2005 for lifestyle choices and to start her own family. Being able to achieve the best results for her clients from all walks of life is what gives Kate the biggest buzz. She has continued to learn more to integrate other therapies into her clinic by completing her Pilates training, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage in 2013/2014, and by gathering a like minded group of people around her to offer a range of therapies to their clients. 

She loves her family, finds time to garden, enjoys the outdoors and gets her creative kick from photography and upcycling furniture.

Anna Poff

Manual Lymphatic Massage therapist

Anna is our resident Manual Lymphatic Massage Therapist having trained in both Level 1 and 2 in Christchurch. She joined the team in 2014 and loves working with the Body Restore team and especially enjoys making a difference to her clients' wellbeing. 

Anna is a trained nurse where she spent 12 years working in the health sector both in NZ and aboard. Anna also can offer you a personal compression stocking fittings for swollen legs. 

She moved to Marlborough with her husband in 2004 and enjoys all this beautiful region has to offer with her husband and 2 children.

Libby Cooper

Personal Trainer, Muscle Imbalances & Massage Therapist

Introducing Olivia Cooper (but everyone calls her Libby.) Libby has a great depth of knowledge in Sport and Exercise Science because that is what she has studied and also because she has played sport and competed at high levels. She also has experience in corrective exercise. Adding to these amazing talents she is also training in massage .

She has worked as a personal trainer and her favourite part of working in this field is helping people achieve their fitness goals as well as identifying muscle imbalances and working alongside them to correct these.

Kirsty Chalmers

Pilates Instructor

Kirsty started practising Pilates in 2004 in Auckland and you could say she caught the Pilates bug good and proper. She took the plunge into teaching and qualified through Polestar Pilates in 2013. 

She now teaches small groups and private classes with us at our clinic. What she loves most is helping people to reconnect with their bodies and how they start to change and improve the way they move in everyday life - with the biggest buzz being when clients tell her about the benefits they feel in themselves from practising Pilates!

Kerry Paynter

Pilates Instructor

Kerry hails from the UK where she did the start of her yoga training and her Honours degree in Physical Recreation. On moving here in 2006, she completed pilates training to the advanced level in 2009.

To could say she is passionate about yoga and pilates, is an understatement, she loves the difference these disciplines make in her clients lives. The most obvious change is in their strength, their flexibility and how they have become more bodily aware. 

One client who takes part in iron man competitions has noticed that his back no longer aches when on his bike, and more sedentary clients love the fact they can move and feel better and they bring this into their every day lives. 

When Kerry is not making people feel better she enjoys spending time out of doors with her 3 mad dogs.

Fliss Austin Naturopath


Fliss has been a registered Naturopath with the NZ Society of Naturopaths since 2006, and she loves her work. Nothing compares with the satisfaction of when a client finishes a treatment program and tells her how much their quality of life has improved. 

Reading the latest research on natural health, keeps her on the cutting edge with her protocols and enables her to offer the most up to date treatments. 

Fliss can help with all ailments and particularly enjoys working with fertility, thyroid, adrenal, digestive and skin issues. Her nutrition advice is also sought after. 

Complimenting these therapies, Fliss also offers Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Natural Beauty Treatments which you can read more about here

In her spare time, its the outdoors that call Fliss, which she loves spending time in with her husband and her dogs.

Trilby Johnson

Massage, Reiki & Mindfulness therapist

Trilby is absolutely fascinated by bodies and passionate about what the human body can do! By how much we have exactly what we need and how incredibly powerful our body is. And yet so many people don’t live that reality. 

It’s possible to enjoy a happy healthy really vibrant trust in our bodies and Trilby sees her role as supporting others to access this hidden wisdom. She has personally experienced and seen people's lives change the moment they were able to change stuck thoughts and behaviour, and align with their natural infinite supply of health and happiness. 

With a deep understanding of the integrative process of holistic well-being, Trilby has a Honours degree in Psychology and is a Reiki Master/Teacher. Her quest for knowledge also includes Neurolinguistic Programming, Meta-Coaching, Holistic Massage and Bodywork. 

Born in South Africa, Trilby moved from Switzerland to New Zealand in 2008 where her first job was in Hanmer Springs – massaging and giving body treatments and hot stones. 

In addition to supporting people to have happy health successful lives, Trilby loves writing books and articles, teaching, travelling, languages, enjoying time with friends and loved ones, spending time in Nature and gardening, and spoiling her cat. 

Cathleen Hyde-Harris

Massage therapist

Cathleen qualified as a massage therapist in 2014 and holds a certificate in relaxation massage and a diploma in therapeutic massage from the New Zealand College of Massage.

She believes that in order to thrive it’s not just about the body, but also that the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions, which all need to be balanced, and when it comes to healing and rejuvenating, massage can be a powerful aid.

Cat's treatments may incorporate trigger point therapy, myo-fascial release, deep tissue and remedial massage, postural assessment, stretching and relaxation.

She believes that life now for a lot of people is busier and more stressful than ever before and the body is often in sympathetic (flight or flight) mode for long periods of time. 

Research confirms that stress is a significant contributor to disease and dysfunction. 

 Where possible Cat endeavors to incorporate relaxation techniques into her massages which puts the body into parasympathetic state (relaxation)  which supports recovery and well-being.   

She loves it when her clients tell her they float off the table at the end of the treatment. 

Cat offers theraputic massage late nights on Mondays & Wednesdays.

Check out the treatments & therapies we offer...

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