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


  • 25 July 2018

    A survey Government Regulation or Self Regulation was completed to gauge from you all - both members of MNZ and non-members, whether there is an appetite for MNZ to pursue Government Regulation on behalf of the profession.

  • 5 February 2018

    Welcome to Massage Therapy Research Update. It is my pleasure to bring you synopses and commentary on current, important massage therapy research publications. Ruth Werner

  • 5 February 2018

    Co-editor Odette Wood recently interviewed Wellington Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist, Joannes Boele van Hensbroek, to get the low down on dry-needling.

  • 5 February 2018

    The Wellington National MNZ conference was a wonderful success, a chance to reinvigorate, refresh, reconnect and all the while reinvent your practice. Click the link for reviews of the presenters which headlined the event.

  • 12 December 2017

    Massage New Zealand assists in sexual assault investigation.  We would like to take this opportunity to urge the public to be careful when choosing a Massage Therapist. To find an MNZ registered qualified therapist in your area look for the “Find a Therapist” section on the Massage New Zealand website.

  • 27 June 2017

    This article Delivering Pain Education was written by Paul Lagerman and featured in the 2017 Q2 edition of MNZ Magazine.  Paul will be at the MNZ Conference - preconference and conference workshops in Wellington 18-20 August 2017.

  • 18 June 2017

    "Dermoneuromodulation training is a great fit for massage therapists that wish to improve their understanding of pain and tension patterns and conditions. Spa-oriented massage therapists may find DNM to be a profoundly relaxing addition to their skill set, particularly for challenging clients."


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9 March 2017

Baby Massage Therapy


Turning a qualification into a career, support and new grad info

9 March 2017

hot stone massage therapy

Become a Massage Therapist

Where and how to start a career in massage therapy

9 March 2017

About Massage Therapy

What is massage therapy, the evidence of practice, FAQs

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