Meet Viv the owner of Revival Massage Therapy. Viv qualified as a therapist in 2008, and now holds a certificate in relaxation massage and a diploma in therapeutic massage. It’s fair to say Viv loves her job and the challenges that come with it. Every client is different and brings with them a new set of challenges, which basically means the job never gets boring!
Viv’s interests lie in managing acute & chronic pain as well as well as assisting with maintenance and general wellness massage. Viv also loves assisting active people reach their sports goals with regular sports massage.
When asked what she enjoys the most, Viv replied;
“I enjoy spending time with my clients and hearing about their pain, their stress and how they spend their time, and then working with their bodies & educating them to correct imbalances in their muscles, and relieve tension and trigger points that have been causing a problem.
To see a client come back the following week in considerably less pain than the week before is so great, and when that client has been coming for a while and they are able to make their sessions monthly or 6 weekly without living their life in pain, its all worth it.”
Viv’s kept pretty busy these days, running around after her young son Luca, spending time with her partner Simon, studying to become a Feldenkrais Practitioner and of course managing a successful massage therapy practice with 2 clinics.
But here are some things you might not know about Viv…
Tell us what you get up to on the weekend…
I spend my days off trying to find a balance between going to the gym, spending time with my family, and socialising with my friends. I work in the clinic on a Saturday & my ideal way to spend a Sunday would be for someone else to get Luca out of bed and whisk him away so I can have a sleep in, then brunch at a local café with Luca and Simon. Followed by a walk on the beach and then to meet up with some friends for a late afternoon drink in the sun.
The last movie you saw was…
Your favourite place to grab a coffee is…
Demolition Deli in Te Atatu Peninsula
Your dream holiday destination would be….
Italy and France with a beachy stopover in asia on the way home.
If there was a concert and you could choose anyone (living or dead) to play, it would be…
I can’t answer this. It’s too hard, there’s just too many to choose from!!