I have been visiting Shell for regular massages for over seven years now and every fortnight, I look forward to walking through her wonderful garden, past the Hobbit tree and into her studio to unwind, relax and rejuvenate.

Massage is really important for me as it helps me maintain my functioning as a person who has cerebral palsy.

Daisy the cat


Shell is so skilled at treating my tired and aching muscles to enable me to carry on with my busy lifestyle. I appreciate the fact that Shell also has a range of natural remedies and techniques that we discuss and I use to keep myself healthy and well. My ‘treat’ments would not be complete without a visit from Daisy – sometimes she comes into the studio and always greets me as I am leaving. A very special little cat who seems to have made a real connection with me and who rounds my visits off perfectly with her purring, bunting and affection.

All in all, the best massage and homeopathy retreat in town!”

Richard B


have been seeing Charmaine for reiki and energy clearing for over two years now. When I started my sessions with Charmaine I began an amazing journey of discovery about myself. This has made a huge difference to my life, how I see myself and the world around me. I was new to reiki but Charmaine was so welcoming and supportive and has such a great energy that I felt at ease straight away.

Charmaine has helped me get through some very difficult times in my life and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Lee-Anne O

North Canterbury

I have been regularly visiting the wonderful, tranquil and peaceful haven that is Reflexable for six years, as I fly short, medium and long haul multiple times per month with work, which is physically very demanding.

I have a wonderful partnership with Shell, whereby I have a two-hour relaxation massage on a monthly basis to relieve the rigours of travel. Each session is tailored to where I am on the day of the treatment, so other modalities from Shell’s repertoire are included as required.

Following the treatment, I am always uplifted and totally relaxed. If you are looking for a new wellbeing partner to join you on your journey to a more levelled and pain-free life, Shell is the ideal practitioner.

Trevor McBain


I started seeing Charmaine almost two years ago now, almost by chance too. I didn’t expect too much from our appointment, but just wanted to take some “me time” and seeing her for a Reiki session was the perfect opportunity. I didn’t even really expect to have another appointment with her, but now I am several sessions deep and loving the time I spend in her company.

Charmaine has helped guide me through some of life’s day to day difficulties with her coaching, and helped me to move on negative thoughts, feelings and energies that have been with me on and off throughout my adult life, and understand why I have them.

Charmaine has such a warmth and energy about her that immediately makes you feel at home and comfortable in her presence while she guides you through your sessions. I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to connect with Charmaine and have her on my team during my spiritual growth and personal journey.

You will not regret connecting with Charmaine; she is a beautiful soul and amazing at what she does. Thank you for simply being you Charmaine.

Miranda S


I love going to see Shell – from the greeting, to the gorgeous relaxing room at the end of the garden it feels like a real escape.

I feel Shell is quite intuitive and is able to sense how I’m feeling and what I might need. She’s also proven to be a fantastic sounding board when I’ve had to deal with family or colleagues with mental health and the challenges that brings.

There isn’t much support available for people who support others in crisis so being able to chat to Shell and get some great advice takes a lot of pressure off me. I absolutely recommend going to see Shell and get some ‘you’ time.



Shell introduced me to the wonders of Reflexology about 6/7 years ago. I began seeing her during my lengthy bid to become pregnant.

Throughout several rounds of IVF and all that is associated with that, I got so much out of my sessions with Shell. Each one is an emotional lift, induces quality sleep and helps realign whatever is out of kilter inside. Shell is incredibly knowledgeable, well researched and provides a solid foundation for any treatment she offers, while at the same time really listening to what I need and have recognised within my own body.

It’s a wonderful partnership and I feel no hesitation placing my well-being in her hands. If you are new to Reflexology or a regular, looking for a new Practitioner – look no further!!

Juanita Copeland


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