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Gabriela Schmidt

Phone:03 448 9170
or:027 210 6459

About Me and My Practice

I grew up in Switzerland on a farm with my parents and four brothers. I studied Primary Teaching and worked for 3 years in a small town in the north of Switzerland. I then travelled to Australia, Indonesia, and New Zealand for a couple of years on a working holiday. I met my husband while working as a woolhandler in the shearing sheds in the South Island, decided to stay, and started a family.

My qualification as Primary Teacher was not recognized in New Zealand, so I was looking for something new to study. Complementary health care had always fascinated me and Reflexology seemed the perfect modality.

I consequently studied Reflexology in Timaru in 2002 and have been practicing part-time ever since. Reflexology is a fantastic way to relax. I love the idea of the client's own body's energy doing the work required and I am very passionate about Reflexology. I enjoy working with people and also use Reflexology on my own family. I find Reflexology a very useful tool to use on my three children when they are sick, stressed, or upset.

Over the years I have practiced Reflexology in South Australia, Switzerland, and various parts of New Zealand. Reflexology treatments can be given anywhere, anytime as they require no extra tools. All I need is my hands, which makes it so simple and practical.

Since 2005 I have worked as a Reflexologist from a studio at my home in Alexandra. Reflexology treats people as a whole: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is non-invasive and thorougly enjoyable. I love giving Reflexology as well as receiving it from fellow Reflexologists.

Practice Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday 9.15am-3pm
Monday and Thursday 1.15pm-3pm
By appointment only

Home visits welcome

Duration and Cost

1 hour treatment
$45 per treatment

Accepted by Insurers

None listed

Training or Experience

Diploma in Foot Reflexology, Bond van Europese Reflexologen (Association of European Reflexologists)
Maternity Reflexology
Primary Teacher

I am fully qualified and a professional member of Reflexology New Zealand (RNZ) since 2003 (, and a member of the RNZ National Council since 2010. To be a professional member, we are required to regularly upskill with courses, meetings and swop sessions (CPD, continued professional development).

Statutory Registrations

None listed

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Member (professional): Reflexology New Zealand

Additional Information

None listed