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Astrid Andreassen


Phone:021 0818 5299
  
Web:www.astridsaromapharmacy.gettimely.com/
Location:Available in Mosgiel and Milton

About Me and My Practice

I am a qualified Reflexologist, Aromatherapist and Massage Therapist. My interest in natural therapies began in childhood and I have used them throughout my life to treat myself, friends, family and pets, but always dreamed of being able to share the wonderful benefits with many more people. So, in 2014 I made the decision to leave my 18-year corporate customer service career with New Zealand Post/Kiwibank to pursue my passion, and so began my exciting new role as a complementary health therapist.

I have a holistic approach in my work with a focus on enhancing each client's wellbeing. My particular areas of interest are Reflexology, Auriculotherapy and Aromatherapy. I make cosmetic and medicinal aromatherapy products for a range of conditions and can tailor-make products to suit individual needs. I enjoy using auriculotherapy, which is also known as ear reflexology or ear acupressure, to enhance and extend the effectiveness of my treatments - I do this by using 'ear seeds' or acupressure pellets applied to the appropriate specific reflex/acupressure points on the ears.

I am still regularly amazed at the gentle effectiveness of these therapies and the often profound results they bring to my clients. It’s always so exciting to get feedback from clients on how my treatments and products have made a difference to their well-being.


Practice Hours

By appointment on Monday in Milton, and Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday in Mosgiel

Duration and Cost

Reflexology
1/2 hour foot reflexology mini treatment - $35.00
3/4 hour foot reflexology mini treatment - $55.00
1 hour foot reflexology treatment - $70.00
1 & 1/2 hour foot reflexology treatment - $105.00
1 & 1/2 hour integrated reflexology treatment - $115.00 (integrated reflexology incorporates hand and/or ear reflexology and includes the application of ear seeds)

Massage
1/2 hour - $40.00
3/4 hour - $60.00
1 hour - $75.00
1 & 1/2 hour - $115.00
2 hour - $150.00

Aromatherapy Massage (using therapeutic grade essential oils selected specially for you)
1/2 hour - $45.00
3/4 hour - $65.00
1 hour - $80.00
1 & 1/2 hour - $120.00

Accepted by Insurers

May be covered by some private health funds

Formal Qualifications

Diploma in Reflexology (Aromaflex Academy)
Diploma in Reflexology (ITEC)
Certificate in Tikanga Maori (Te Wananga o Aotearoa)
Diploma in Holistic Massage (ITEC )
Diploma in Aromatherapy (Aromaflex Academy)
Diploma in Aromatherapy (ITEC)
Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology (Aromaflex Academy)
Diploma in Psychology (The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand)
Diploma in Health and Human Behaviour (The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand)

Other Training or Experience

Myofascial Release Therapy training - The Fundamentals
Myofascial Release Therapy training - Advanced Lower Body
Myofascial Release Therapy training - Advanced Upper Body
Reiki (Usui) - Level II

Statutory Registrations

None listed

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Professional Member: Reflexology New Zealand
Professional Member: New Zealand Register of Holistic Aromatherapists

Additional Information

None listed