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Elemental Therapies

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Contact NameBaron Zhao
South Island 8014
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Located in Merivale Christchurch, Elemental Therapies is focus on  a holistic approach to healthcare. Complementary therapies share a common principle, which is that the whole person needs to be treated to restore health and vitality. Therefore we try to address people’s body pains or discomforts through three main ways — massage therapy, reflexology and acupuncture.

The founder of Elemental Therapies was studying physiotherapy and practised as a physiotherapist in China for 7 years and he became interested in therapeutic massage after relocating to Auckland. After years’ of training and working in this field and knowing better different clients’ needs then he decided to  establish Elemental Therapies to offer holistic therapies for people in Christchurch with the intention of going for quality massage therapy, reflexology and acupuncture.  

All the staff in Elemental Therapies are registered with Massage NZ (MNZ)or NZ Acupuncture Standards Authority(NZASA) and above 10-year experience in their complementary therapy practice.


Headache | Stiff Neck |

Lower Back Pain | Sports Injury |

Sciatic Pain | Muscle Soreness |

Regular massage, reflexology and acupuncture go a long way toward helping our members and guests take care of themselves and do more of what matters to them, what makes them happy, what makes them feel healthy and supports a more well-balanced lifestyle.

At Elemental Therapies, we offer the convenience of express service. We are easy to be dropped in at 198a Papanui Road (opposite to Merivale Mall) and the session starts from 20mins to 90mins to offer a total our clients rejuvenation  weekly or daily after a stressful day.  

Our Team

Baron Zhao

Director/Remedial Massage Therapist

Diploma in Health of Science (Therapeutic Massage) NZCM
Certificate in Relaxation Massage NZCM
Bachelor's Degree of Science (Physiotherapy) Nanjing Medical University

Baron practiced as a Physiotherapist in China for 7 years and has been treating clients with neurological or musculoskeletal problems. Following his passion for massage, he chose the career in massage therapy and obtained his Diploma in Therapeutic Massage from New Zealand College of Massage in 2017.

Baron specialises in deep tissue massage, trigger point technique and neuromuscular therapy. Having a Physio background has been great as his extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology offers a solid background for the work; thus he excels in creating specific treatment plans for clients’ needs. He is also able to provide relaxation massage and hot stone massage for people with busy lives and high-level stress.

Richie Bai

Remedial Massage Therapist

Diploma in Health of Science (Therapeutic Massage) NZCM
Certificate in Relaxation Massage NZCM

As a qualified massage therapist specializing in remedial massage, Richie Bai graduated from New Zealand College of Massage with a diploma in Health Science and has been practicing massage for 7 years. He is also a Massage New Zealand registered remedial massage therapist who is able to offer a variety of massage styles such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, Lomi Lomi massage and so on. Richie has a passion for working with clients with chronic pain headache and migraine.

Mary Kingan

Relaxation Massage Therapist

Certificate in Relaxation Massage NZCM

Mary has a passion for health and fitness. She has completed her certificate in Relaxation massage Level four and is currently studying for her Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation with the New Zealand College of Massage. Mary has trained in Level 1 Certificate in Reiki, pregnancy massage and hot stone massage.

Book in for a session with Mary and you will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed, Relaxation massage can be mild, moderate or firm strokes dependingon your preference.

Dora Lin

Registered Acupuncturist/Member of NZRA

Master‘s Degree of Acupuncture  Chengdu University of TCM

Dora was trained in both Western and traditional Chinese medicines with specialty in the latter in China. She has obtained Master's degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine after 7 years' full time training, and then worked in Sichuan Hospital of TCM as  an acupuncturist and TCM physician. 
Now Dora began working as an acupuncturist, ACC treatment provider and Chinese Herbalist in Elemental Therapies and she specialises as an Acupuncturist treating internal/external diseases as well as gynaecological problems using methods such as: - Acupuncture - Moxibustion - Cupping - Gua Sha

Therapy Services


Massage therapy as a health care approach sits within the wellness model and aims to support clients in balancing mental, emotional, and physical needs. Massage types include: Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Lomi Lomi Massage, and Aromatherapy Massage.

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Reflexology is not just basic foot massage. It is a specific pressure technique which works on precise reflex points on the feet, based on the fact that reflex areas on the feet correspond with organs, glands and all body parts.

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Acupuncture is a holistic treatment by inserting thin needles at specific points of the body to alleviate pain and to treat various health conditions.

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For all enquiries contact us today!

Service Categories
Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chinese Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hawaiian Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Stone Therapy Massage, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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