ABOUT US

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, Massage Therapist, Pilates & Dry Needling

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.

>> Email Kate or call/text 021 246 6716

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.

>> Email Anna or call/text 021 994 125

Charlotte Patterson

Yoga Instructor

Charlotte Patterson has been practising yoga for 15 years and teaching for 6. She trained at the Byron Bay Yoga Centre in Purna Yoga which combines the physical yoga poses with breathwork and meditation. 

Charlotte's classes are aimed at beginner and experienced yogis and poses can be modified depending on your level and physical constraints.  

Charlotte's goal is for you to leave class feeling better than when you came in - physically awakened and energised, emotionally and mentally calm and centred with a smile on your face! 

>> Email Charlotte or call/text 021 294 0139

Fliss Austin

Naturopath, Cranial Sacral Therapist & Beautician

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.

>> Email Fliss or call/text 027 605 8186

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.

>> Email Kerry or call/text 021 362 248

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!

>> Email Kirsty or call/text 021 539 271

Libby Cooper

Personal Trainer, Mens Stretch Instructor, 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.

>> Email Libby or call/text 027 371 7058

Nancy Lagunowitsch

Yoga Instructor

Nancy Lagunowitsch is a certified Yoga Instructor with many years of practice and teaching under her belt. 

Originally trained as a ballerina and aerobics instructor, her yoga journey began in Hong Kong in 2003, at first as a practitioner, with additional teacher training.  She attended two teacher training courses in Kryoga, taught by Master Kamal at Planet Yoga.

In 2015, she decided to pursue her dream of being a yoga teacher and trained in Singapore at Iha Yoga (now known as The Yoga Mandala), a registered yoga school certified by the Yoga Alliance. She has recently relocated home to Blenheim and is continuing to teach here.  

Nancy's class is designed for beginners, including those with absolutely no yoga experience, but all level students are welcome. 

>> Email Nancy or call/text 027 563 9218

Tarsh Williams

Yoga Instructor

Tarsh Williams had been practicing yoga personally for a few years before looking for a course that suited the style she wanted to teach.

After finishing her training with Power Living in June, she has enjoyed putting her teaching into the classroom. Tarsh describes her style as a mix between dynamic and yin.

She likes to build strength and heat while stretching the body during the first portion of the class, and ease into slower movements and deep release stretched towards the end. A challenging class that would suit all levels as modifications are offered with any position.

>> Email Tarsh or call/text 021 780 081

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. 

>> Email Trilby or call/text 021 056 4300

Dennis Wells (starting January)

Oesteopath

Dennis Wells is a registered Osteopath with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand.  He loves what he does, being part of his client’s wellness journey and sharing his knowledge to empower his clients to better health is important to him and he finds it hugely satisfying.  

Dennis has been practicing Osteopathy for over 10 years and he says he thrives on what he does. He is focused on natural pain relief and improving function for anyone from the age of five years right through to seniors. 

What treatments & classes do we offer?

Head to the Clinic Treatments and Studio Classes pages for more details.