Welcome to MANZ

Massage Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ) is the only massage therapy specific membership body in New Zealand for professional Massage Therapists. Our purpose is to promote massage therapy and the ongoing development of the massage industry in New Zealand through educating the public about the benefits of massage therapy for health and wellness and supporting the public to access high quality massage therapy through our database of MANZ registered Massage Therapists. 


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Massage & Myotherapy Australia and Massage New Zealand

2023 National Conference

27-28 May 2023

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Shaping our Industry Together

Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland


Nine reasons to become a member of Massage Aotearoa New Zealand

1. Advocacy for you and your profession

Join the largest national membership organisation for qualified massage therapists and massage therapy students in New Zealand and help shape our profession. As a united voice we are committed to the delivery of quality massage therapy to support the health and wellness of New Zealanders. We are stronger together – by joining, you help us promote your interests to stakeholders within the industry.

2. Marketing

Through a number of public awareness campaigns, via tv, print, social media and website channels, we promote the benefits of massage therapy from a qualified massage therapist. These campaigns are designed to drive traffic to the Find a Massage Therapist section on the MANZ website.

3. Industry Connections & Peer Support

Attend MANZ meetings and social gatherings to share your passion, get inspired, and learn from your peers and expand your networks. Access MANZ mentors whether you are new to the industry or want some fresh ideas. Access the MANZ Forum and Facebook page to share ideas and connect with your peers.

4. Insurance & Other Discounts

Access discounted professional indemnity and public liability insurance, as well as other discounts on a range of massage or business products.

5. Industry News, Publications & Resources

We keep you up to date via the MANZ Magazine, news and research updates, MANZ brochures, and business and promotional material on the Member’s Only section of the website.

6. Advertising

Promote your services through a free listing in our Find a Massage Therapist database. You also get discounted rates for MANZ magazine, email and website advertising where you can list job vacancies, courses and more. Also use our online Classifieds listings to buy and sell second hand equipment privately.

7. Credibility

As a professional massage therapist, your connection with MANZ highlights your professional standards, your qualifications, adherence to a Code of Ethics, and your commitment to continuing professional development. Use the MANZ logo to promote your professional standing.

8. Professional development

Gain access to learning opportunities such as e-learning, webinars, podcasts, research, open access journal search, MANZ conference (discounted rate), CPD resources, access to clinical guidelines and more. You’ll also receive updates of CPD happenings in NZ via the Member’s Only section of the website. Note: not all of these resources are currently available but we are working on attaining them for you in the near future.

9. Southern Cross - Easy Claim

If you are a Registered Massage Therapist Level 6 or higher registered with Massage New Zealand, you may be eligible to become a Southern Cross Health Society Easy-claim provider. You can find out more about becoming an Easy-claim provider here or by contacting the Southern Cross Easy-claim team on 0800 700 053 or by emailing easy-claim@southerncross.co.nz.

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