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I am happy to offer CranioSacral Therapy and Reiki/energy healing, and have clinics in both Oamaru and Papamoa Beach (available dates set out below).  I am a well-qualified therapist with 25 years’ experience.

My clinics are modern and roomy in a residential garden setting, and on-site parking is available.

Come for a treatment to have your individual problems sorted,  free up and align your body, lift your energy levels, and reduce stress - a wonderful way to be proactive in improving your health.

More detailed information is available on my main website

Contact NameGlenda Ruddenklau
North Island 3118
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Certified CranioSacral Therapist

Reiki Master Teacher


Phone 021 386 823




8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m weekdays and weekends

55 minutes      $90  
25 minutes $50




Wednesday 12 January


Saturday 22 January

Monday 7 February


Saturday 19 February

Monday 7 March


Saturday 19 March









  • Headaches, migraines, neck and back pain
  • TMJ dysfunctions
  • Soft tissue disorders
  • Pain relief
  • Post-op care
  • Sinus, asthma, allergies
  • Balance problems, vertigo
  • Depression, stress-related disorders
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Unsettled new borns, traumatic births, feeding diffculties;
  • Pregnancy and post-pregnancy
  • Emotional release (SomatoEmotional Release™)



CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY is a full-body hands-on treatment which frees up soft tissue, and realigns the structural component of the body. The therapy involves gentle tractioning and unwinding to assist the body to re-align to its optimal position. It is based on osteopathy.

It is a very safe modality and this makes it ideal for all age-groups - from newborn babies to aged clients. Bodies in general have had enough stress and pain already, so respond well to a treatment that is not invasive with physical force. Many dysfunctions respond to CranioSacral Therapy.

A light-touch, whole-body treatment technique developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM;

  • works with the body's craniosacral system to support and nourish the central nervous system - improving overall health and well-being.
  • A complementary method of hands-on bodywork; works with the natural and unique rhythms of the different body systems to pinpoint and address problem sources.
  • Helps to alleviate the aches, pains and strains of life; improves coping mechanisms to allow for better management of stress
  • Improves the body's ability to self-care; can produce profound, positive changes.




In addition to the structural realigning and soft tissue release, there is an adjunct to CranioSacral Therapy called SomatoEmotional Release ™, which clients may choose to have in their treatment. This addresses the body/mind - the totality of who we are. It is holistic healing of the body, and is a technique which addresses the emotional health of the client, in conjunction with the hands-on treatment.

Because underlying most physical symptoms there is emotional pain, this is a key area to address. Many clients find stress levels are much reduced following a treatment, or a series of treatments.




CranioSacral therapy is of enormous benefit for newborn babies. Many newborn ailments such as colic, problems related to feeding, trauma from a difficult birth, stress, not sleeping etc. respond well to a treatment.

Birth is not a gentle process, and some very subtle re-aligning after birth, and de-stressing, is beneficial for the baby - and the mother! Babies are normally much calmer after a session, and many uncomfortable symptoms clear.

Mothers also benefit from a session during pregnancy, and also after a birth.

Infants and children of all ages respond well to CranioSacral Therapy.




  • Restores the natural position of the bones
  • Decreases stress from chronic injuries
  • Provides relief from migraine
  • Relieves neck and back pain
  • Reduces pain from TMJ


Helps with:

  • Stress-Related Disorders
  • Motor Co-ordination
  • Impairments
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scoliosis
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • ........ and more




You don't have to be unwell or injured to get benefit from a CranioSacral session! A realigning of the body, moving of cerebrospinal fluid, improving blood flow to spinal and cranial nerves, loosening up of soft tissue, and more, is always beneficial.

The recipient feels very relaxed, gets improvements with symptoms, and frequently sleeps better. Treatments move them in the direction of improved general health and lower stress.

Having a session on a regular basis is a good preventative measure and moves your body to operating at a more optimum level.  CranioSacral therapy not only structurally re-aligns the osseous elements, and releases soft tissue, it gets into all the physiological systems through improving blood-flow to the spinal and cranial nerves.  Improvements in the neurological, and in the physiological systems means  many underlying conditions that have been simmering away underneath may be improved.  Immune function is also enhanced, and stress lowered.


CranioSacral Therapy and Reiki is a safe, gentle effective treatment for all age-groups - from newborns to 90 year olds.





My training has been through the Upledger Institute, Florida, U.S.A, an educational institution established in 1985 by Dr John Upledger DO. Dr Upledger was an osteopathic physician, a highly respected research scientist, and author.

I have completed CranioSacral Therapy I and II, SomatoEmotional Release I and II, Advanced CranioSacral Therapy, and CranioSacral for Pediatrics. I am a Certified CranioSacral Therapist, and have been practising for 25 years. I am also a Reiki Master/Teacher.






What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural healing method practised worldwide. Reiki is a high-frequency energy, which through a hands-on healing approach, raises the energy levels of the body and speeds up the innate healing process we all have. Reiki does much more than this, because it assists the body to find health on not only a physical level, but emotional, mental and spiritual levels as well. In this way it is a deep-acting, powerful healing tool to which the body responds very well.

People from all walks of life are now turning to more holistic methods of living and healing. They are searching for a balance between the physical aspect of their lives – which has been the major focus over the last century – and the mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Western society has actively ignored people's emotional health until very recently - hence our current crisis with depression, and illness stemming from emotional pain and stress. Certainly in my experience as a practitioner, there are many clients presenting with physical and mental dysfunctions who can find relief only by addressing the underlying emotional and/or mental pain. Energy healing is a safe and effective way to allow people to access this level of themselves. Reiki works to balance and heal in all areas - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Individuals are also looking for alternatives to the mainstream medical approach of putting toxic chemicals in their body. Weathering all the side-effects of these chemicals, and the interaction of taking a number of drugs can leave people feeling worse than they did with the original problem. A combination of energy healing, an improved diet, healthy thought patterns, and judicious exercise can give the body an opportunity to kick-start the innate healing processes within the body, and lead to feelings of greater well-being. It is an on-going process.

To put it another way, many people are now feeling the need to temper the scientific left-brained knowledge with the innate wisdom of the right brain and intuition. Reiki can be used side-by-side with all the useful advances we have made in this modern, scientific world we live in. In an ideal world we take the best that both worlds have to offer.

Many people experience a Reiki session as energizing, yet deeply relaxing. Successive Reiki sessions will be very beneficial as the energy leads the body more and more towards health.


How does Reiki work?

As Einstein stated a long time ago, everything is ultimately composed of energy - in varying frequencies. Our bodies are also energetic, consisting of many different frequencies, and respond to having energy put into them. We energise our body in many ways, including eating, breathing, exercising etc. A Reiki treatment is having our body filled up with a high-frequency energy in a different and very effective way - by a Reiki practitioner acting as a channel to Universal energy (however esoteric that sounds!).

The treatment is traditionally done similarly to the laying-on of hands - although it works equally well working a little off-body (in the aura). The client is fully clothed for the treatment and normally lies down and relaxes to receive the treatment. Then the practitioner works progressively through the body allowing Reiki energy to flow through. The client on the table will draw through the appropriate amount of energy for their healing.

Some patients report feeling various sensations: heat, cold, pressure, tingling, pulsing, etc. - and often intense relaxation. This is attributed to Reiki energy filling the body and aura of the recipient: filling up energy deficiencies, repairing and opening the chakras and energy channels (meridians), pulling out negativity, and dissolving the blocks of stale or blocked energy.

Reiki is a body/mind treatment and works in the areas of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing simultaneously for the person's highest good.

It is effective, and safe for all age groups, from new-born babies to the elderly - and also for animals.



Some of the Benefits of Reiki

  • Strengthens and speeds up the body's natural capacity to heal itself
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Assists the body in the process of detoxification
  • Relaxes and relieves pain
  • Balances the endocrine system (the glands) and thereby all bodily functions
  • Improves concentration and focus
  • Relaxes and relieves pain during pregnancy and assists with delivery
  • Speeds up the body's ability to recover from drug therapy and/or surgery
  • Re-vitalizes body, mind and spirit
  • Balances and harmonizes the energy field and chakras
  • Enhances creativity and natural gifts
  • Heals at the four levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual



Reiki Treatments

Reiki treatments are available at my therapy rooms, in Oamaru and Papamoa Beach. Take time out of your busy life to enjoy a relaxing, healing treatment in quiet, secluded rooms.

Treatments are for 55 minutes and cost $90.

Please wear something relaxed-fitting and comfortable, and leave off your jewellery.

Gift vouchers are available.



Would you like to learn HOW TO DO Reiki?

I give one-on-one training for people wanting to learn how to do Reiki.  I also teach classes, if there is more than one person wanting to learn who can commit to the same day!

Reiki at levels I, II and III are available, and also the Master-Teacher level for those wanting to go that far. Contact me for more details on this.

Reiki is a life-changing and practical way to heal yourself and your family on-going, and to change the reality of your daily life. Every person on the planet requires healing of health and emotions, and it is a process. Reiki will assist you hugely in your holistic healing, and help you to find balance and health in your relationships. People often feel much more confident.

You don’t have to want to heal other people if you learn Reiki. You may well want to do a Reiki course to explore the exciting world of energy healing for yourself and your family, and to open your life up to a much greater potential. People who learn Reiki often become much more in alignment with who they really are, they learn to listen a lot better to their inner wisdom, and as a result make much better choices. This gives them more confidence, and it often leads to a more positive direction in their lives - which gives fulfilment and often much-improved physical and mental health.

Reiki is very easy to learn. It can be mastered by anyone. It may be the best self-development course you ever do!



Teaching experience
I am a Master/Teacher in the Usui method and have been teaching Reiki for 25 years.


Other teaching experience experience includes -

50 years of music teaching - piano, singing, theory. I am a registered teacher with the Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand, and a member of the New Zealand Association of Singing Teachers.

Teaching computers at Aoraki Polytech full-time for 5 years taking students through to Level 4 unit standards under the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. I passed the National Certificate in Adult Teaching at this time.

I enjoy bringing all this experience into my Reiki teaching to give participants an informative and enjoyable course.

Contact me if you want more information.

Glenda Ruddenklau
Reiki Master/Teacher



Just give us a call or click on the 'Make an Enquiry' button today to organise your next appointment.
Papamoa address : 561 Gloucester Road, Papamoa Beach, 3118

Service Categories
Children’s Health, Craniosacral Therapy, Energy Healing, Reiki, Spiritual Healing, Womens Health

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