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 am currently working with clients in the Nelson region (from a client's own home) or workplace upon request.
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.
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.
I have training in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage. The style of Lomi Lomi I have learnt involves breath work, intention setting, energy work, long gliding strokes predominantly using elbows, forearms and wrists and gentle assisted stretching.
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.