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Yolande (Yo) Oakley, Massage Therapist

Yolande trained at the Canterbury College of Natural Medicine in 2000 and then operated a busy massage room out of the Clarendon Tower health Club – sadly both are now gone due to the Christchurch quakes.

Yolande provides quality Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy to help clients with pain relief, better body function to assist with sporting goals and general relaxation and well being. Each massage is specific to the individuals needs as we are all so unique – one type of massage does not suit all!

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Her husband’s job transferred to Auckland saw the family relocate with a 2 and a 3 year old. Yolande’s priority then was to get the family settled and to set up the support through new friends that you need when raising a young family with no actual family around. 13 years later the family are very settled and now it is time for her to get back into massage.

She is no athlete but is a very active person keeping fit with regular gym sessions, running and paddle boarding year round which gives her a continual reminder of how the body reacts to physical activity and the need to look after it so that it will function at its best for a long as possible.

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Marion Maritz, Senior Physiotherapist

As a dedicated and passionate physiotherapist, Marion Maritz is committed to empowering individuals to enhance their health, well-being, and overall quality of life. With a zeal for helping others, Marion chose the path of physiotherapy to play a pivotal role in guiding patients towards their optimal well-being.

Her holistic approach to care encompasses hands-on techniques, exercise, rehabilitation, and patient education, reflecting her unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional results for her patients.

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Marion holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy (BPhysT) from the esteemed University of Pretoria in South Africa, graduating in 2003. Throughout her career, Marion has continually pursued professional development, focusing on musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy.
Her commitment to excellence is demonstrated through her completion of post-graduate courses in Sport Therapy (SPT – 2007) and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (CPT – 2011), along with various short courses encompassing Dry Needling, Taping, Myofascial release, and BradCliff Breathing – level 1.

For Marion, the most fulfilling aspect of her role as a senior physiotherapist lies in empowering patients to achieve their goals and resume activities they are passionate about. Her unwavering dedication to guiding patients through their wellness journey reflects her profound commitment to their well-being and recovery.

Outside of her professional endeavours, Marion prioritises quality time with her husband, two teenage children, and their two dogs. Additionally, she finds joy in cycling, embracing an active lifestyle that resonates with her holistic approach to health and wellness.
Learn more about her when you visit our practice for your next appointment.

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Hannelie van Vuuren, Physiotherapist

Growing up with family members in healthcare, Hannelie’s passion for physiotherapy ignited early. At just 11, she knew she wanted to make a difference like her mom and aunt. What drives Hannelie is seeing her patients thrive. Helping them manage pain, regain mobility, and restore their quality of life makes her day.

Since graduating from the University of the Free State, South Africa, in 2005 with a BSc in Physiotherapy, Hannelie has been on a continuous journey of learning. From postgrad Dry Needling in 2006 to certificates in The Bobath Concept and OMT1 in 2010 and 2019, she’s constantly expanding her skills.

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Life Outside the Clinic

When she’s not in the clinic, you’ll find Hannelie on the golf course, exploring hiking trails, or whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. And in 2022, she and her husband started a new adventure in New Zealand, bringing their zest for life along for the ride.

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With her warm demeanour and commitment to care, Hannelie is here to support you on your wellness journey. Schedule an appointment today!

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Helen Hou, Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist

Helen is a dedicated acupuncturist with a deep passion for natural therapy and holistic well-being. She was inspired to pursue a career in acupuncture by witnessing its powerful benefits from a young age. She saw how this natural therapy positively impacted people’s overall well-being without any side effects. This personal experience fueled her commitment to helping others through acupuncture.

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Qualifications and Education

Helen holds a Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Acupuncture, which she earned from the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine in 2019. Her rigorous academic training has equipped her with the knowledge and skills to provide top-notch care to her patients.

Professional Development and Affiliations

In her commitment to excellence, Helen actively engages in professional development and continuing education. She is a proud member of NZASA and CPC, ensuring that she stays abreast of the latest advancements and best practices in acupuncture. Additionally, Helen is an ACC provider and has completed a course for Tuina (Chinese Massage), further expanding her expertise.

For Helen, the most fulfilling aspect of being an acupuncturist is the ability to make a positive impact on her patients’ lives. Through her practice, she aims to reduce pain, alleviate stress, provide relief from headaches and migraines, boost the immune system, address digestive conditions, and improve women’s health. Helen goes above and beyond by providing catering suggestions tailored to her customers’ lifestyle and diet.

Beyond the Treatment Room

Outside of her professional endeavors, Helen finds joy in outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. These pursuits allow her to recharge and stay connected with nature, contributing to her overall well-being.
Learn more about her when you book your next appointment.

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Tina Beiting Ren, Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbal
Medicine Practitioner

Tina Beiting Ren is a compassionate practitioner at Bays Chiropractic specialising in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Her approach to healthcare is holistic, addressing the root cause of health issues while providing personalized care to her clients.

Tina found her inspiration for her profession after moving to New Zealand in 2007. She derives immense satisfaction from offering holistic care that not only alleviates physical symptoms but also targets the underlying causes of health issues. Through acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, she empowers her clients to improve their overall well-being using natural and personalized treatment methods.
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Qualifications and Education

Tina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a major in Chinese Medicine, focusing on Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Her diverse skill set includes proficiency in acupuncture, cupping, tuina, guasha, and Chinese herbal medicine, allowing her to effectively address musculoskeletal pain and chronic medical conditions. She graduated from the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine in 2021 with a major in Acupuncture and in 2022 with a major in Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Professional Development

In her commitment to providing the highest standard of care, Tina actively pursues professional development and continuing education. She participates in a range of online and in-person courses in Chinese medicine and ethics, aiming to broaden her understanding and elevate the care she provides to her clients within the New Zealand healthcare landscape.

Fulfillment in Patient Care

The most fulfilling aspect of Tina’s career is her ability to provide personalized, holistic care that addresses the unique concerns of each client. She takes pride in creating a warm and welcoming environment where her clients can receive the focused and compassionate care they deserve.

Beyond the Practice

Outside of her professional endeavors, Tina treasures spending quality time with her family, including her husband and two daughters. She enjoys going on road trips, walking to the beach, and maintaining her own health through activities such as gym workouts and QiGong.

Get to know more about her when you visit us for your next appointment.

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