I have had a long history of back and neck pain following many years of stressful jobs and family commitments. I had accepted the headaches as part of life Read more
During my treatment, my body entered a state of deep relaxation I’ve never experienced before, as Roberta worked her magic on my aches and pains. I could feel how my muscle tension was releasing. Read more
As owner of Yoga Sanctuary and full time yoga teacher, I’m exposed to a lot of strenuous exercise and stress. Due to a large workload, regular gym workouts, and demonstrating and / or practising yoga daily, I often end up feeling tight in my back.
A massage ‘junkie’ as much as I am a yoga ‘junkie’, I have probably had a hundred bodywork sessions over the years, and Roberta is one of the best. I feel terrific during the treatment and afterwards my back feels so much better. I feel tension drain from my body and recommend Roberta to all of my clients with great feedback.
The oriental style she uses is a perfect complement to yoga, because she stretches your muscles as well as massages them. She has great knowledge of the body and her techniques reach deep into the muscle tissue. Roberta communicates well and will understand your needs. If you are new on the block, or if you would like to experience something different, give Roberta at White Crane a try!
Denise Fergusson, Auckland
Over the last 30 years, I’ve tried a various treatments to cure my constant neck and back pain. Most have provided temporary relief Read more
I went see Roberta to learn more about her particular massage style and see how it could help with my general health and well-being. I see myself as a healthy individual with mild back and shoulder pain; I am also currently a student in relaxation massage interested in other massage techniques. I was incredibly impressed with the session I received from Roberta and value her as very skilled and knowledgeable in her practice.
Roberta was immediately able to identify postural issues that are contributing to my tension and explained these to me in a way that I now feel more aware of my body how to hold it better. The massage itself was enjoyable and again she went straight to my tension areas and with the use of pressure points and guided stretches was able to bring relief to these.
I was very impressed with her focus and friendliness. I was able to trust her completely to do what she is trained in whilst also feeling that I was in full control of the session and what happened. Overall this meant that my massage was not just a relaxing and beneficial experience but I have become more knowledgeable about my body and empowered to continue the work that Roberta has identified and begun to remedy.
I would thoroughly recommend Roberta not just to those that may suffer from pain but also those that seek lasting wellness.
Claire Dann, Auckland
I have a sedentary job and had suffered from a sore back, shoulder, neck, hands and wrists which resulted in headaches for years. I was constantly tight and uncomfortable which made it hard to concentrate at work and even play with my kids for long periods of time.
I had previously gone to physiotherapists but their sessions only lasted 15 mins and I had to go many times. Before I came to see Roberta I was skeptical about massage treatments and wasn’t really sure what to expect.
During massage with Roberta I felt relaxed because she is so friendly! Roberta has great techniques and the pressure she applies is consistent. She will always check to see if the pressure is too much or too little.
After the first treatment, my headaches were gone and they didn’t come back. It’s great to be able to get on with things and not constantly get stopped by pain. I could hold my children for longer, play with them on the floor, concentrate at work, sleep better at night.
Thank you also for being so friendly, accommodating to my tight schedule and for being concerned about my overall well being.
I would recommend Roberta to anyone who has sore muscles, is pregnant, or has migraines.
I am a patient of Dr Vitalis so was really pleased to discover that he and Roberta shared premises as it made it very convenient, and it meant she was endorsed by another health professional who I know, respect and trust.
Over the years I have experienced many treatments ranging from the soft music, oils and bliss types to the almost painful deep tissue massages, so I was expecting a certain amount of relief. However I was not expecting the results that Roberta was able to achieve. It was amazing!
Before the first session my neck was sore, my lower back was sore, my arms especially around the elbow were painful, and I felt stiff whenever I stood up after sitting for a few hours. I was feeling old before my time!
After the first session I was able to touch my toes – I had forgotten where they were! Previously bending over meant reaching my knees, and now after several sessions I can move my body freely.
You stay fully clothed, there’s no oil or soft music so it not a sensuous experience. It’s more like having a personal trainer give you a great work out except you get to just lie there! That’s my idea of exercise! Plus Roberta is intelligent, well informed and funny so it’s interesting as well. My husband and I both love our treatments.
Roberta also encouraged me to be responsible for caring for my body and ‘stretch’ every hour – not just move but stretch. At first this seemed a bit inconvenient but the result was remarkable – I think clearer and am far more efficient on my return to my desk.
I recommend Roberta to everyone! But if you suffer pain, your body aches and you feel stiff, tired and sluggish – then seriously – just make an appointment – she can fix it.
Zelda Chapman, Auckland