My name is Hannah Milward, I'm a Registered Nurse (RN).
I have 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 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.
Recently I have become certified in osteofascial/myofascial release and fascial mobilizers.
These techniques are cutting edge and the results are nothing short of amazing.
Osteofascial/ myofascial release and fascial mobilizers
These treatments involve work around bony areas where connective tissues can be mechanically and/or neurologically 'stuck'.
Osteofascial and Myofascial release - regenerates, re-hydrates and engages "connective" fascial tissue within and around bone, tendon, ligament and joint capsules.
Fascial mobilizers - subtle, slow, rhythmical movements designed to re-connect mind and body, and to gently increase pain free range of motion for daily life.
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.
Most recently, I have become 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".
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.