My name is Hannah Milward, I'm a Registered Nurse (RN)
with a background in exercise science and certificate in therapeutic massage therapy. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Diploma in Exercise Science) through Massey University in Wellington. I'm a registered practitioner with Wakaminenga Health Council of Aotearoa Nu Tireni.
I worked as a Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist, specializing in corrective exercise, chronic disease and pain management for a number of years before entering into the study and practice of Nursing.
Following the completion of my nursing degree, I took my love for community health and rehabilitation-straight to work in Cambodia. I helped within small rural communities with very little access to health care and education.
After the devastating earthquake in Nepal, I simply had to spend some time volunteering, helping with small multidisciplinary holistic health care teams working in remote villages. I worked on a monastery helping with monks who used both eastern and western medicine and modalities holistically serving those with poor access to care.
I help those who are navigating chronic conditions, stress, pain and injuries with lifestyle interventions, pain management
body/energy work, mobility and body awareness exercises.
I am certified in osteofascial/myofascial release and fascial mobilizers. These techniques are simple and highly effective for managing musculoskeletal issues.
I have completed training in Traditional Maori Bodywork;
Mirimiri and Romiromi.
This work touches on all levels of our being; mental, physical, spiritual and emotional, moving blockages that are holding us back from being all that we can be.
Additionally, I have training in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage.
I am trained and certified in ANF Therapy.
This modality is highly effective - treating pain, inflammation, nervous system issues, acute and chronic injuries and stress (to name a few). "ANF Therapy consists of thin circular discs which are applied directly on the skin. During this therapy, neuro-frequencies are transmitted through the neurons in the body. These frequencies are in turn picked up by the nervous system to start an efficient self-healing and self-regulating process".
I have professional training in Compassionate Injury (CI) which is a highly effective approach created by Dr. Gabor Mate around dealing with trauma, addiction and other mental/ emotional/ physical issues so common in today's world.
Many of the techniques I use these days have been gathered by seeking real world experiences, and sharing knowledge with a huge range of practitioners specializing in different modalities. Learning from therapists using traditional healing techniques, bodywork techniques and wellness practices has been a huge part of my journey.
These experiences and learning opportunities have built my 'tool kit' to ensure you never get a 'cookie cutter' one size fits all service. I look at 'the whole person', and in addition to the 'physical' work, help clients unravel emotional issues, discover their own innate strengths and hidden solutions to their problems.
We do not FOCUS on your problems, but we do acknowledge them.
We see why problems may have shown up.
We seek to understand survival strategies and patterns that may no longer be serving you.
We then we apply focus on what you want more of in life.
We focus upon YOUR solutions and strengths.
TURE O TE AO - UNIVERSAL LAWS
Law of Movement | Tuhinga o mua
Movement is fundamental to good health.
Taha wairua | Spiritual health, Taha hinengaro | Mental health, and Taha tinana | Physical health.
This promotes Family health | Taha whanau.
Maintaining movement promotes good health. Failing to keep in motion is stagnation. These are also found in Maori culture. The spiritual essence of a person is their life force.
This determines us as individuals and as a collective, who and what we are, where we have come from and where we are going. A traditional Māori analysis of physical manifestations of illness will focus on the wairua or spirit, to determine whether damage here could be a contributing factor.
Law of Reciprocal Action | Ture mo te mahi whakautu Every thought, every action has consequences. Each human being is entirely responsible for his thoughts and actions. Learning from one’s action is the key to improvement. Repetitive behavior leading to repetitive adverse consequences is stagnation and so is victimization.
Law of Attraction of Homogeneous Species | Ture o te whakaongaonga o nga momo homogeneous Like attract like. Positive thoughts and actions attract the same.
The reverse is equally true.
Law of Balance | Ture mo te tuku me te whiwhi Health require balance. Never take more than you give. Lack of balance brings adverse consequences.
Law of Spiritual Gravity | Ture o te wairua wairua Unresolved consequences (commonly called karma) adhere to the spirit, increasing its density.
The density of the spirit determines its direction in life.
Law of Rebirth | Mano kano The cycle of physical life and death involves multiple incarnations for the vast majority. Physical death is not the end of life for the person involved. Spiritual death is.
Divine Grace | Hanahana aroha
Even in the direst circumstances, a real change within a person can bring redemption.