About me


My name is Joanna Smith-Holley. I am a qualified and registered practitioner with over 20 years experience as a Shiatsu massage therapist. My clinic is located on the outskirts of New Plymouth in a peaceful and tranquil environment, just 15 minutes from the city centre.

I completed my Diploma in Shiatsu in 1997 after three years of study and clinical practice at the Shiatsu College Aotearoa in Auckland. I am an active member of the Shiatsu Practitioners Association of Aotearoa (SPAA), attending conferences and workshops at least once a year.

I also hold a Certificate in Massage from the Naturopathic College of New Zealand. This means that when a client comes for their first consultation I can assess which therapy will be most beneficial, Shiatsu or massage.

I am also a qualified Tai Chi instructor. For information about my classes go to the Tai Chi page.

Contact me now for an appointment or go to the next page to check out some questions often asked about Shiatsu.