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    Just wondered if anyone knows how well therapies like reflexology, reiki, indian head massage , acupressure etc are received in nz. And if they are widely available ??

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    Reieki is. Beyond that not sure.

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    Thanks for that cliff , do you practise yourself??
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    No I am more into natural medicine (herbs and aroma therapy) which is also common here.

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    They are actually quite into all the alternative stuff here. Kiwis will give anything a go. My friend even has the local rugby club doing pilates!! It's my dance classes for them next
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    thats great thanks dawn, mmm rugby players doing pilates nice thoughts lol
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    Accupuncture definitely is as well. Check out yellowpages.co.nz for different types of businesses :-)

    I'm playing rugby now, and there's a chance we could end up doing yoga. My gf is a yoga instructor (and dancer/choreographer - maybe I can talk her into a 2 for 1 deal?! ;-))....actually, true story, a friend of hers did a piece of dance that used rugby as it's inspiration. Especially the lineouts.

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    Ww, James, your gf is a dancer? Well, well. Is that her full time job? Does she combine the dance, yoga etc to make up full time hours? That's what I do. I know a lot of dancers that can't make ends meet though.

    The rugby inspired dance piece sounds cool man. I can see where she's coming from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn View Post
    Ww, James, your gf is a dancer? Well, well. Is that her full time job? Does she combine the dance, yoga etc to make up full time hours? That's what I do. I know a lot of dancers that can't make ends meet though.

    The rugby inspired dance piece sounds cool man. I can see where she's coming from.
    Nah, she dances when something comes up. She does work part time for DANZ (Dance Aotearoa NZ) though, and the rest of her income is from Yoga. Yeah, doing just dance is pretty hard in NZ.

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    Hi Lara, Just got back from NZ and took an interest as i do some of the therapies you mentioned as well as general beauty treatments. didnt see much reflexology, saw lots of signs for accupressure, accupuncture, crystal thrapy etc i would saw more than you would see in the UK although didnt spot any reiki practicioners, though real estate agent who took us around did it..
    Paula.

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