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


A large investigatory research project is underway in Auckland

Kia ora MNZ Members,

Sharon Erdrich is currently recruiting women with fibromyalgia, who commonly seek treatment from massage therapists, for this somewhat extensive investigatory study, which is the basis of her PhD. The FIDGIT Study is focused on the gut-fibromyalgia connection, and also examining RNA (gene expression) and antibodies as well as mould exposure, along with an amalgamation of validated surveys for evaluating symptoms of those with the condition.

Please let your clients know about the study.

Women with fibromyalgia, who are a non-smokers/vapers, without concomitant inflammatory conditions or diabetes, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and are able to visit the study site in Auckland, may be eligible.

The FIDGIT Study is focused on the connections between symptoms of Fibromyalgia, Digestion and the microbiome of the Gastrointestinal Tract.

Participants will need to provide samples of stool, urine, blood, saliva and breath over a 2-3 week period, and complete as a comprehensive survey.

Some data is available for participants at the conclusion of sample submission - View this Sample Participant Report PDF 

Visit the study website for more information, including the Participant Information Document and a link to the Eligibility Survey.

Sharon Erdrich (MHSc, PhD Cand.)

Based in Auckland, NZ
M: +64272393003
E: sharon.erdrich@sydney.edu.au
School of Pharmacy.
University of Sydney
Researching Fibromyalgia & the Microbiome



Please give-a-little to support this research

FIDGIT study Recruitment Advert PDF

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