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Meet the Health-Performance Chiropractic Team

Chiropractic Assistant – Gillian Marshall

Hi, I’m Gill. I have an extensive background in the Health Sector both overseas and here in New Zealand. The health and wellbeing of myself, my family and others has always been a passion and part of my life. I have experienced Chiropractic care previously as a “fix-it” to a specific problem. As time has gone on, I have come to understand that Chiropractic care can offer so much more. We can all be responsible for improving, maintaining and developing our own optimum health, wellness and performance. We can help achieve this by simple alterations in our diet, exercise and overall lifestyle.

My new experience with Chiropractic care has helped me on a new personal wellness path. I look forward to being a part of your “Pathway” to optimum health, wellness and performance, assisting Drs Michael and Julia to help you achieve you goals.

Chiropractic Assistant – Alison Mead

Alison is a registered pharmacist, with over thirty years experience working in retail pharmacies in New Zealand, and overseas. Alison has become passionate about more holistic approach to healthcare leaving pharmacy to explore other options especially in natural nutrition and organic gardening.

Massage Therapists

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Dawn Burke – Body Recon Massage Therapy

I have been a qualified therapist since 2004 when I completed my Diploma in Therapeutic and Sports Clinical Massage after spending 20 years of teaching Physical Education and coaching numerous sports up to National Level.

Massage was to be a hobby but has become a secondary career. I started in Whangarei working out of the Kensington Fitness Centre (accredited to the Academy of Sports) before moving down to Christchurch. I mainly worked with the Northland Hockey Rep Teams and organising massage for the Twin Coast Four Day Cycle Challenge and Kerikeri Half Marathon.

Moving to Christchurch saw me working with the New Zealand Swim Squad at Nationals, New Zealand Women’s Cricket, Soccer, Canterbury Netball, Crusaders, All Black camps, Cats Basketball, Canterbury Women’s Rugby and the Coast to Coast Race. Prior to coming up to Hamilton I helped set up the New Zealand College of Massage Campus as we did not have a training facility in Canterbury for two years after the earthquake.

Since moving to Hamilton I have established my own clinic in Paeroa three days a week with the remaining days working out of Health Performance in Peachgrove Road.
I am a member of Massage New Zealand and Sports Medicine New Zealand and run my own AIS workshops for Therapists and up and coming athletes.

I am passionate about assisting everyone to achieve optimum performance whether it is for an elite athlete, weekend warrior or for general health and well being.

I am a Southern Cross Easy-claim provider. No more filling in forms and waiting for refunds.

Relax, Revive, Rejuvenate

Book with me today! Phone 0274 759 406 or Email

Annika Leadley – Massage Therapist

I have been a qualified massage therapist since 2010 after completing my ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage in London, UK. As a current member of Massage New Zealand I practise massage part-time whilst juggling my family; husband and two boys.

I work with a mix of sports (running, crossfit, hockey, rowing, etc) and/or deep tissue massage clients, elderly clients requiring remedial or relaxation massage and general health, well being or ‘maintenance’ therapeutic massage clients. I also do pregnancy massage – pre and post natal. Being contracted to an Australian Sports Massage company I work with international sports teams when they are playing here in NZ. The teams are predominately Rugby League or Rugby Union with the occasional Netball, Cricket or other sport too.

Further to my initial qualification in Swedish massage I have completed courses in deep tissue and sports massage, pregnancy massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Ortho-bionomy Phase 4, Isometrics & Isotonics, and Trigger Point Therapy all of which help me when working with clients.
Massage and body work is my passion. I continue to want to work and learn in this field and look forward to the opportunity of working with and helping you!

I am a Southern Cross Easy-claim provider. Easier claiming with your Member card.

Contact me today to make a booking. Phone 021 025 79533 or Email