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Mihi's Place

Community Health Service, Kaupapa Māori

Today

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Supervised RATs for priority populations

Priority populations are groups that have experienced adverse impacts or are considered at higher risk of the effects from COVID-19 outbreaks in New Zealand. They include Māori and Pacific communities and those living with disabilities.

Please view the Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Guide: https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/pages/covid-19-rapid-antigen-testing-guide-20feb22.pdf

  • If you require a RAT test, please book via text message on 0273 237 534 with your name, and we will confirm a testing time.
  • Testing will be from our clinic at 83b Parklands Ave, Bell Block, and all are welcome.
  • Please park your vehicle on the road and walk down the driveway - we are located on the right.

Description

Tenei te mihi ki a koutou e te whānau
Welcome to Mihi's Place

A Rongoa Māori healing clinic offering a range of treatments catering to your needs. 

At Mihi's Place we believe in making Rongoa Māori and Contemporary healing, health and wellbeing visible within our community, rekindling the ways of the past, acknowledging the present to reshape the future and providing empowerment and liberation with opportunities for self-awareness, self-healing in a culturally appropriate way.

Mihi’s Place is a semi-mobile service with locations in different areas during week days.

  • Third Thursday of the month - 9am-1pm: Coastal Care, 26 Napier Street, Ōpunake

We offer:

Mirimiri/Massage (for those 70+ koha/donation and Community Service Card Holders $20. Can not be employed)

Mirimiri is a technique used with variations in pressure with areas of focus and desired outcome. Mirimiri also works with intuition, inspired by nature and guided by wairua (spirit).

Whitiwhiti Kōrero (for 70+ by koha/donation and Community Service Card Holders $20.  Can not be employed)

Whitiwhiti Kōrero Karakia (cultural and pastoral support). Here at Mihi's Place we have the cultural and pastoral support of a number of different kaumātua that will be more that willing to support you.

We also provide:

  • ACC Treatments
  • Heated Salt Pool
  • Signature Therapies (Haumiri, Honohono, Romiromi, Rongoā Rakau, Mahi Wairua) 
  • Specialty Therapies (Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Innerchild therapy, Prenatal and Baby Massage)
  • Sauna Therapies (Vibrosaun and Infared Sauna)
  • Workshops for beginners level in Haumiri, Honohono, Rongoā Rakau

Staff

Tenei te mihi ki a koutou e te whānau. 

When I started this journey 30 plus years ago, I was incredibly lucky to have had such amazing tohunga as my teachers that took me under their wings and showed me many possibilities, how to be a humble person and yet skilled in the art of rongoā māori, tikanga, and kawa o Taranaki.  I had the privilege to learn from many healers not only here in Taranaki but from around Aotearoa. Which enabled me to became a better person, I went on to learn how to walk comfortably in 2 worlds (Māori & Pākehā), gaining many qualifications in Health, Wellness, Beauty and alternative therapeutic modalities. I have done the complete cycle, now I am the teacher of the old ways in an ever-changing society where the old ways of healing are returning.  I am incredibly proud to be the owner and founder of Mihi’s Place and leading a small humble team of caring skilled professionals who are dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of all those that choose to use Mihi’s Place.

Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou Mihi Henry-Hatcher.

 

Kia ora everyone, my name is Hannah and I work alongside Mihi at Mihi’s Place. I started my journey in the massage realm as a means of rediscovering myself and implementing my true passion, enhancing a person’s mana. I am a young mum of two, so I understand the importance of oneself feeling comfortable, confident, and competent in their own skin. Through this journey, it has become clear to me that traditional Māori massage, healing and helping people feel better about themselves is where I am truly passionate, along with implementing the use of Rongōa, natural medicine. I love being able to see the difference in clients from the time they walk into the healing rooms, to the time they’re ready to leave the clinic, the growth is very rewarding. I believe that catering to each client’s individual needs and desires in a session is paramount, this ensures they receive the most beneficial treatment for themselves. My long-term goal is to continue furthering my skills and knowledge in a range of massage therapies.

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Website / App

Charges

Some of our services are by koha/donation, others have a charge.

Please contact us for more information.

Hours

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Appointments can be made after hours, by arrangement.

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Taranaki Anniversary (13 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

Injury, illness or disability

  • Rehabilitation

Kaupapa Māori

Rongoā Māori | Māori healing

  • Karakia (pastoral support)
  • Mirimiri (massage)
  • Rongoā rākau (plant remedies)
  • Te Oo Mai Reia (spiritual healing)
  • Whitiwhiti kōrero (cultural support)

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Exercise and activity
  • Foot care
  • Healthy eating
  • Mindfulness and mental wellbeing
  • Sleep Problems

Child / Tamariki

Mother and child / Māmā and pēpi

  • Postnatal support
  • Pregnancy
  • Young mums

Older adult / Kaumātua

Pregnancy and parenting

Youth / Rangatahi

Individual Workshops

  • Haumiri/Romiromi
  • Honohono
  • Rongoā Rākau

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Travel Directions

We are located down a right-of-way, take the driveway on the right. There is signage and plenty of parking. 

Region

Taranaki

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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83b Parklands Avenue
Bell Block
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4312

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83b Parklands Avenue
Bell Block
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4312

This page was last updated at 3:16PM on May 26, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Mihi's Place.