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Compassionately held space, for integrative bodywork and tender conversation. 
For all that life brings.

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Solace welcomes everyone here, but particularly specialises in supporting those living with ill-health, receiving palliative care, the caregivers and for those experiencing grief and bereavement.

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Meet Kelly

Kia ora, I’m Kelly, the nurturing creative behind this soulful work, of compassionate endeavour. One that has been informed & guided by those I’ve cared for in hospital, hospice, community & in-home, through my own pain & suffering, and through years of extensive & ongoing study & learning.

Solace’s intention is for empowering those who cherish their wellbeing through times of wellness, or who live with compromised health, receive palliative care, intensely care for others and/or who are bereaved or grieving through loss. This support is also offered through the sacred end of this life’s chapter; the spiritual space of dying and transition in death. I bring this professionally, through gentle & purposeful bodywork, compassionate conversations and companionship. Human to human, spirit to spirit, soul to soul.

Holding space with mindful presence & providing gentle & purposeful bodywork (from many years of nursing/counselling practice & credentialing in various bodyworks), can assist with physical ailments, support emotional & psychological distress, and can contribute towards a peaceful reconnection for your whole, beautiful being (the essence of who you are). Able to work alongside, in complement with your main healthcare provider.

I welcome you & your loved ones and look forward to meeting you; either in my clinic base, or through a home visit for those who are unable to travel due to their health condition or entering into end of life.

With love and light,


(Disclaimer: Integrative therapies are not to be viewed as a replacement for medical care. If you have any concerns about your health, then always seek advice from your doctor/main healthcare practitioner. I encourage you to inform your doctor/main healthcare practitioner if you are receiving an integrative therapy, to enable a collaboration for safe & appropriate care for best outcomes.)

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Diploma of Reflexology 
Reflexology Lymph Drainage Practitioner (Certified Sally Kay method)
Oncology Massage Therapist (Preferred Practitioner, Society for Oncology Massage)

NZCpN (NZ Nursing Council)

PGDip Counselling
Reiki Master Teacher (Reiki NZ)
PGCertHSc (primary health)
PGCertHSc (critical care)

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Fern Leaves

“Touch the surface and you stir the depths” 
Deane Juhan


Thank you for your patience and guiding light when I was going through chemo. You just listened and offered me the gentlest of touch. Exactly what I needed at a time of total upheaval.  I can’t thank you enough

- R.C

What I remember most was how relaxed I always felt after seeing you.  My mind was always just churning away, so looked forward to my sessions because I knew that I’d feel so peaceful & chill afterwards.  You’ve helped me to manage my days so much better.  Everyone needs that

- A.M

Your calming voice and loving hands.  You’ve kept me walking and sane, when I thought chemo would stop me in my tracks (which it has at times), but the reflexology has just been amazing and kept me upright.  Thanks for the self-tips & lovely conversations too

- M.L

Thank you Kelly.  Reiki is now a big part of my life.  I have so much more compassion for my situation and sleeping much better!

- K,S

Professional, kind, accommodating & with a great sense of humour.  You keep me uplifted but I also know that however I am on the day you’ll roll with it so gently.  You really get it.    That’s hard to come by these days

- L.McD

I’ve always felt really understood and listened to.  Particularly when an upcoming scan or blood test result is approaching.  It’s never just a massage or reiki session with you, it’s so much more.

- M,T

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