At Mana we recognise the importance of total well-being, for this reason we offer a wide range of healing therapies for body, mind and spirit from professionals with many years of experience. Course participants and those on personal retreats can book their treatments in advance or during their stay.
Waimana Spa is an oasis of tranquillity a five minute walk through the bush from Mana Retreat Centre. Run by two of Mana’s founding trustees and therapists, Sol Petersen and Penelope Carroll, Waimana Spa has treatment rooms and a hot pool for Watsu and aquatic bodywork treatments.
You can view or download their Brochure as a PDF file here
Healing Therapies: To make a booking click here
Watsu and Integral Aquatic Therapy: experience the deeply relaxing and healing power of warm water (36 deg C) in a therapy pool, a five minute walk or a short drive up the road from the centre at Waimana. Combines massage, joint release and stretching.
Available with Sol and Penelope – 60 minutes; $100
Relaxation and Remedial Massage: relaxation, deep tissue, remedial, pulsing, fascial kinetics. Your session is tailored to your needs and can also include some of the treatments below.
Available with all the bodyworkers – 30, 60 or 90 minute treatments; $80 per hour
Craniosacral Therapy: a non-manipulative, gentle, technique which balances the whole body, maximises healing potential and increases physical vitality and well-being.
Available with Val, Penelope and Sol – $80 per hour
Lymphatic drainage: a light massage technique designed to increase circulation, releasing the build-up of toxins and promoting whole health.
Available with Val or Sol - 60 minutes $80
Visceral Release: a combination of massage and Eastern approaches focussing on the abdomen and useful for detoxification.
Available with Val – 60 minutes $80
Aromatherapy: nurturing, slow lymphatic release with essential oils blended specially for you.
Available with Sarah – 30 or 60 minute treatments; $80 per hour
Thai Yoga Massage: this 90 minute session combines acupressure and gentle stretching on a floor mattress in light clothing. It is yoga being done for you without you having to move and is both relaxing and invigorating. Available with Sarah – 90 minutes; $120
Indian Head Massage: 30 minutes with or without oils, focussing on releasing tension in the neck, head and shoulders. The warm sesame oil nurtures hair and scalp.
Available with Sarah – 30 minutes; $40
Structural Integration: Realign your body and release chronic pain, tension and stress. Re-train and strengthen your new, aligned posture. Movement coaching.
Available with Sol – 60 minutes; $120
Seaweed Body Wraps: ask if available.
Counselling and Hakomi Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy: listening to the wisdom of your body helps you deal with issues and, through self discovery, make positive changes in your life.
Available with Sol and Penelope – 60 minutes; $100.
Interactive Drawing Therapy: a creative way of gaining insight using a combination of drawing, writing and talking.
Available with Val and Penelope – 60 minutes; $100
Tai Ji and Qi Gong: personal tuition in traditional arts of energy cultivation with Sol.
30 or 60 minute sessions at $40 for half an hour session
Our team of qualified and experienced practitioners includes:
Val Montague N.D, is a Naturopath, body therapist and Counsellor who has many years of experience in a range of remedial modalities including Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Craniosacral Therapy, Fascial Kinetics, Visceral Release, Counselling and Interactive Drawing Therapy.
Sol Petersen has over 25 years experience in healing therapies. He offers Structural Integration, Watsu and Integral Aquatic Therapy, Trager, Massage, Movement Coaching, Craniosacral Therapy, Hakomi Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy and Tai Ji. These treatments can also be customised into a residential remedial programme at Waimana Spa. Sol teaches in Coromandel, Auckland and internationally.(see also: Waimana Spa).
Penelope Carroll is a body-worker and psychotherapist trained in Massage, Structural Integration, Watsu and Integral Aquatic Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy,
Hakomi Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy, Cognitive Therapy and Interactive Drawing Therapy.
(see also: Waimana Spa).
Sarah Ford is a UK trained body therapist and Ashtanga Yoga teacher who specializes in a slow Lymphatic Release Aromatherapy Treatment, Thai Yoga Massage, Indian Head Massage and Deep Tissue Muscle Release body work.