I am a Mother, a Wife, an Island girl by birth, an Earth Girl by heart, a lover of simple natural living – gardening, dancing, creating, yoga-ing, cooking, massaging – in particular Ka Huna massaging.
These things bring me joy and help keep me balanced and healthy in this bustling productive life.
We live in busy times, we’re stressed, our nervous systems are out of balance and we feel like we don’t have time to take care of ourselves.
We need to slow down, breath, rest and receive Ka- Huna Massage!
I love to share this beautiful healing art – the breath, the dance, the flow. To support a client into a deeply restorative space in which healing can take place is what I love the most.
I have had a privileged upbringing. Growing up on the Chatham Islands, 860 km east of New Zealand. Out in the roaring 40’s. My Maori ancestors being a resilient bunch whom weathered huge seas and great storms to survive there. Today I continue to carry that connection to Island and ancestry close to my heart. When I massage it is my Aunties, Grandmothers, and Mother whom I call upon to guide me.
My adult life has led me on many an adventure. Travelling, working, studying, parenting - experiencing the richness of life.
My younger adult years were spent working mostly in kitchens and catering which led onto a love of whole food cooking and healing. Learning to grow more and more produce in our sub-tropical garden is a very rewarding hobby and experience for me. Delicious home grown organics!
I have studied shiatsu, remedial massage, reiki, yoga teaching and many other healing workshops over the years in India, Thailand, N.Z and Australia.
I am currently (2021) in training to become a Zen Thai Shiatsu practitioner. A 9 month programme created by Gwyn Williams of Ninderry Healing Centre on the Sunshine Coast. A wonderful form of body work bringing together techniques from Thai, Shiatsu/Chinese Medicine, Osteopathic and Yoga.
I have completed 6 levels of Ka Huna training with Mette Sorensons’ High Spirits Retreat centre on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.
Bringing these modalities and life experiences together creates a massage style whilst being Ka Huna also carries a uniquely Cherie essence.
Call or text Cherie at Bayside Ka Huna Massage: 0424 296 020