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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Benefits of choosing a MANZ therapist

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


2022 Allied Health Awards Virtual Gala

NZ Massage Therapist of the Year - Nominations Open!

Following the success of the Australian Allied Health Awards, this event has now been extended to New Zealand.

In 2022 AH are doing a very exciting HYBRID EVENT - the Australian Allied Health Awards will be held both face to face in Sydney 10th September 2022 and virtually simultaneously.

They will also hold the inaugural New Zealand Allied Health Awards and the virtual gala will be held on 5th November 2022. 

Tickets available soon! 

They will be donating $5 from every NZ ticket sold to an amazing local charity who support women working in healthcare - Wahine Connect

Would you like to make a nomination for the NZ Massage Therapist of the Year?! See the selection of awards on offer.

Nominations are already open and will close by midnight on 29th May (no extensions available).

Here is some information about the awards gala, some top tips for your awards nomination application and how to apply:


Top Tips for nominations

How to submit a nomination

The selection criteria for your nominee are:

  • Promotion & contribution to the profession and/or setting
  • Collaborates & effectively communicates within the Allied Health community
  • Outstanding client-centred, evidence-based service delivery or health outcomes
  • Outstanding leadership and integrity
  • Impact & innovation - with a focus over the last 12 months

Who is eligible for nomination?

  • Currently registered with their National Association/Body (Massage New Zealand Inc.)
  • Has practiced either clinically or non-clinically 6 months in the last 12 months
  • Is a New Zealand resident/citizen

Check out the NZ panel

Get your thinking caps on and get writing! We would be delighted to see an NZ Massage Therapist receiving this award at the gala in November. Nominations close midnight 29th May 2022.

Nga mihi nui

Massage New Zealand Executive Committee

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