Under the Baywave roof we have a lot of active visitors who are joining us for aqua aerobics, lane swimming/walking or those heading up the stairs to hit the gym. There are also many locals passing by who are taking part in different physical pursuits. 

Remedial, sports and deep tissue massage balances these activities; stimulating blood supply, making joints more mobile, and helping to repair damaged tissue. Ultimately resulting in better holistic wellbeing; physically and psychologically.  

There’s also trigger point therapy, reflexology and for those of you who need to wind down after a hectic week, Baywave Massage Therapy has relaxation massage too. 

The expert therapists at Baywave Massage Therapy will work with you to address your individual needs. Each massage includes a 5-minute consultation period and all sports massages include an initial 15minute consultation period to ensure the treatment will address areas of concern. 




Harina’s massage journey started in 2016. She now holds a Certificate in Health and Sport Massage, Diploma in Therapeutic and Sports Massage, plus a AUT Bachelor in Sport and Recreation. During this time, she has gained valuable experience running her own business, along with massaging the likes of the NZ Sevens team and other local rugby teams. Harina loves being active herself and sharing her knowledge to increase the wellbeing of those around her. 



David is passionate about the human body and mind. He uses his skill set to firstly; reduce chronic pain and fatigue, secondly; identify and work to reduce the causes of these negative mind and body states, and finally; work to strengthen and educate the individual to give them the tools to keep themselves in a positive and strong state of health. David holds the following qualifications;

Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports Science – University of Otago 

  • Major: Sport and Exercise Science
  • Major: Exercise Prescription
  • Related practical courses: Agility, Speed and Power Training, Core and Stability Training, Yoga, Skills for Team Building, two years as a teaching assistant for basic gymnastics and one year of contemporary dance.

Diploma in Therapeutics Massage and Sport – Toi Ohomai

  • Level 5 in Therapeutic Massage and Level 5 in Sports Massage.


Devora has worked as a massage therapist since 2012. She started her career in Chile before moving to NZ in 2014 and working across several massage services and resorts on the lower South Island. Devora has experience across our range of massage modalities, with a love of Reiki and holistic massage techniques, providing each person on her table a completely personalised and unique experience.



Genevieve grew up in the Mount where a love for sport led her to represent NZ in the NZ rowing team. She found massage to be integral in supporting optimal movement and mobility. Genevieve is a Level 7 Remedial Massage Therapist trained in Canada. Her modalities include myofascial release, joint mobilisation and active release. Experienced with athletes, pre/postnatal, post-surgery, injury recovery and chronic pain, she aims to help others optimise their movement to continue to do what they love.




Tara completed her Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage in 2006 at the Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill. From there she gained experience in massage through the STEEL netball team, NZ cycling team and tour of Southland, plus became a recognised therapist for the sports academy NZ for Women’s powerlifting athletes. Aside from running her own massage business and helping on the farm, Tara has recently completed her study in Rongoa Māori.



Katiane has been providing massage since 2016. As a Reiki Master, her main goal is focused on energetically re-organising the energy of the chakras.  Kati works with Relaxation, Pregnancy and Deep Tissue massages, applying Thai and Indonesian techniques.  Outside of Massage, aromatherapy is her new passion and skill. Kati loves her job, people and massage.


In 2021, Angela completed her Level 5 Diploma in Massage Therapy in specialising in Sports Massage. She also has her Level Three Reiki Master-Teacher qualification. Angela enjoys building upon existing skills and strives to exceed customer expectations by being adaptable to each client’s needs. In her spare time she enjoy spending time with her dogs and family, gardening & fishing.



Roberta has more than 15 years of experience, combining the massage techniques necessary to achieve the goals of each client, be it to improve performance, pain relief deep relaxation and well-being.

  • Diploma Massage Therapy (Sports, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Remedial, Pregnancy, Myofascial Release and Aesthetic)
  • Diploma Massage Therapy Instructor
  •  Certificate Thai Massage
  • Certificate Reflexology
  • Certificate Hot Stones Massage
  • Certificate Lymphatic Drainage
  • Certificate Tuina (Chinese Massage)


Sergio has been a massage therapist since 2015, studying Massage Therapy in Argentina before moving to New Zealand in 2016. Sergio specialises in Sports Massage but also offers Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Trigger Point and Reflexology. He likes to make his clients feel comfortable, relaxed and chat over what they require before starting. In his spare time Sergio enjoys soccer and hanging out with friends.



Melanie studied a diverse range of holistic therapies on the sunny Gold Coast of Australia 18 years ago. Since then she has not stopped learning new modalities while traveling the world facilitating workshops and body therapies, with the last four years on Six-Star Luxury Cruise Lines. Melanie offers Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy,  Reflexology, Myo-Fascial Release, Energetic Bodywork and specializes in her very favorite, Hot Stone Massage. Melanie is results driven, and enjoys tailor-making your requirements to deliver a unique and luxurious therapeutic experience



Kylie graduated in 2008 with a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage. Kylie offers Remedial, Deep Tissue, Swedish Relaxation, Acupressure and Sports massage, blending modalities to provide a holistic approach to healing. Passionate about wellbeing, you’ll find Kylie out in nature, creating in the kitchen, practicing yoga and meditation or taking a course to continue her personal growth. A mum of 2 boys, Kylie believes in work-play/family-self-care balance being a key to thriving.

Valentina 2


Valentina practiced Physiotherapy and Massage in Chile since 2012 before moving to NZ in 2019. She holds qualifications in Kinesiology and has practiced REIKI since 2013, along with Relaxation, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. “I love helping and healing people by using the energy that comes through my hands, so they can feel better, physically and energetically.” Valentina enjoys a peaceful life, having free time with my friends, going to the beach, reading a book or watching movies




Your first sports massage includes a 15 minute consultation period to discuss areas of concern, injury and/or your training goals (e.g. for your initial visit of 60 minutes, 15 minutes will be consultation and 45 minutes of massage).


A deep massage which assists with the body’s return to normal health after an injury by increasing blood flow to the injured area.

45 or 60 mins


A deep tissue massage working on areas of concern; aiding sports training, performance and reducing the risk of injury.

45 or 60 mins

Sports Recovery

Full body massage with long firm strokes which aids toward management of lactate and DOMS post event, helping promoting recovery.

60 or 90 mins

Deep Tissue

Assists with a problem area that you would like focused on. Deep, intense strokes are used to lengthen and normalise tissue and strengthen the fascia system.

45 or 60 mins

Trigger Point Therapy

Performed in combination with deep tissue massage where trigger points are found within the muscles. Releasing trigger points will help to ease muscle tightness and pain.

45 or 60 mins


Choose one of our traditional massage options and rebalance your mind, body and soul.


Relax and rejuvenate with a massage which melts everyday stress away. Long firm strokes are used to relax and unwind and by the end you will feel completely invigorated.

30, 45, 60 or 90 mins


Reflexology improves circulation, detoxification and reduces tension through applying pressure to the feet, hands or ears with specific thumb, finger or hand techniques.

30, 45, 60 or 90 mins


Thai massage realigns the energies in the body focusing on circulation and pressure points. This form of massage promotes internal health as well as muscle flexibility.

60 or 90 mins


Mother and baby benefit from the sense of well-being and the calming effects of massage. Using firm but gentle strokes massage relieves the everyday discomfort of pregnancy.

30, 45 or 60 mins

Hot Stone Massage

Shoulders, back, arms and legs massage using hot stones and grape seed oil to help relive muscle tension, increase blood flow, reduce stress and promote sleep.

75 mins


Our specialty range of massages below use Beekeeper’s Daughter natural skincare products, which you can take home afterwards!

Full Body Massage

Head, shoulders, back, arms and legs massage using Bee Pollen infused Body Oil to deliver vitamins and minerals into the skin while leaving a youthful glow. Plus take the remaining oil in 100ml bottle home with you.

90 mins

Body Massage

Shoulders and back massage using Bee Pollen infused Body Oil to deliver vitamins and minerals into the skin while leaving a youthful glow. Plus take the remaining oil in 100ml bottle home with you.

60 mins

Head Massage

Head and shoulders massage using Bee Pollen infused Facial Oil to detoxify the skin from the inside out, plus take the remaining oil in 25ml bottle home with you.

30 mins


Couples will receive their chosen Massage in the same room – please request at time of booking. 60 mins or 90 mins treatments available. Price as per applicable to chosen treatment.


30 minutes – $50 

45 minutes – $70

60 minutes – $85

90 minutes – $120

Treat someone special with a massage voucher valid at both Baywave Massage Therapy and Mount Hot Pools Massage. Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase and are a perfect gift idea. 

Mother’s Day Package Terms & Conditions:
This voucher is valid for use at Mount Hot Pools or Baywave Massage Therapy. When booking online, select the ‘Specialty 30min Head Massage’, enter your voucher code and present the voucher at reception to receive your additional Beekeeper’s Daughter products. This voucher is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase and cannot be redeemed or replaced after this date. Bay Venues Ltd is not responsible for lost/ stolen vouchers and is not responsible for replacing a voucher that has been lost/stolen. This voucher is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash. This voucher is not valid with any other offer and/or special at Bay Venues Ltd. This voucher must be used by one person in one visit. Please do not proceed with this booking if you have: Travelled internationally in the last 14 days, have come into contact with a case of COVID 19 in the last 14 days or if you are feeling unwell. Should you present for your booking unwell, you will be refused entry. At least 3hrs cancellation notice is required should you fall unwell prior to your booking. Standard refund policies apply.


By David Hadcroft

Massage has benefits for people in both the physical and mental/emotional components of health. Physically, massage is shown to reduce blood pressure, loosen tight muscles, help with the clearing of metabolites and calcification from within muscle and joints. It is also effective in reducing the feelings of pressure and sensitivity in the head, neck and back. From this point, the improvement in physical condition allows for increases in performance, the ability to live life with decreased pain and restriction, ultimately, this allows people to live life feeling capable as opposed to limited.

This leads into the mental/emotional side of massage and its associated benefits. The physical responses induced by massage causes the body to reduce the secretion of stress hormones (e.g. cortisol, histamines, adrenaline etc.) and increase the secretion of anabolic and calming hormones (e.g. endorphins, serotonin, dopamine), as well as increase red blood cell production, fat oxidation, digestion and much more.

The combination of these healthy improvements in physical and mental health make massage an ideal tool for the development of a healthy, strong lifestyle and more balanced mental/emotional mind state.

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