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. 

Pamper mum this Mother’s Day with a half hour head and shoulder massage using Bee Pollen infused Facial Oil from the Beekeeper’s Daughter. She’ll take home the remaining oil (from the 25ml bottle) following the massage, along with a Manuka Honey & White Clay Cleanser & Mask (60g) and all-natural beeswax Lip Balm (15g).

Available for use at the Mount Hot Pools or Baywave Massage Therapy. T&Cs Apply.




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.


Ella spent 3 years travelling overseas before returning to NZ in 2019 and completing her Diploma in Therapeutic & Sports Massage in 2020. Ella has experience in a variety of massage modalities, working with everyone from the general public to athletes. Ella has a passion for the massage therapy industry and loves to help others rest & relax while on holiday or get the most out of their body with sports conditioning and recovery. In her own time, Ella enjoys the beach, climbing Mauao and spending time with friends and family.



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.


From a young age, Fernanda has studied a range of holistic health treatments. With over a decade of massage experience, Reiki Mastery and an Advanced Diploma in Ayurveda-Indian Medicine, Fern likes to help others on a physical level, but also their mind, emotions and spiritual wellbeing. Fern offers Ayurveda (Indian) Therapeutic Massages, Reiki Energy Healing, Relaxation, Lymphatic Drainage and Pregnancy. Fern enjoys meditation and yoga, wants to study music, Maori medicine and learn how to surf.


Justine has always had an interest in health, fitness and wellness, building on her qualifications since 1998. Justine offers Remedial, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Sports and Relaxation massages. 


Graduate in Physiotherapy in 2010, with over 10 years’ experience gained around the world, working in Italy, India, Australia and New Zealand, Federico offers a mixture of technique. While firm pressure is his strength, relaxation and comfort are still experienced. Federico enjoys working with clients to resolve chronic pain, headaches, and plantar fasciitis, among other issues. By adjusting each massage to the individual client, he will provide a very specific massage for your needs.



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.



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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