Established in 2003, Calma therapies was the first holistic beauty & well being clinic in Greytown operating from the “Self Heal Clinic”. Today, the clinic offers experiences and advice to enhance confidence, self-esteem, relaxation and holistic skin health, along with complementary therapies such as clinical Swedish massage, non -diagnostic clinical based reflexology and Reiki natural healing. Jo’s passion is also reflected in her ability to understand skin health. Studying with the Australasian School of herbal Studies for a year, saw her gain a certificate in herbalism, nutrition & bodycare and it was this type of knowledge that set the ball rolling for a second career ( first being hairdressing) in beauty therapy, massage and healing. With beauty therapy becoming predominantly driven by electrical machine therapy and the “confused” nature of the true meaning of beauty, Jo set out on a path to learn more about the health related aspects of skin and what really mattered most. JANESCE NZ inspires women of all ages to reach inside themselves while helping establish a skin care regime that best suits that person for the skin condition they have.
CAREER CHANGES – hair to holistic therapy & beauty, massage & healing
As a qualified hairdresser (in a past life) Jo has offered a combined make-up and hair service (special occasion only) for 28 years. This side of the business has thrived with more and more brides booking Jo’s creative talents. Some up to two years in advance.
Jo’s massage skills are not “mambie pambie!” Something a male client asked one day when booking in. To his delete after a goal setting consultancy, promotely discovered that technique requires a good set of quads as massage is preformed from the legs rather than the hands.
Having done a 16 month course in Swedish massage, Jo adapts all massages to suit the clients needs.
Healing came naturally to Jo. As an intuitive, her connection to this modality is reflected in her touch with facial therapy through to hot stone massage and even colour therapy. With a Master healing certificate in Reiki and a first step DNA level 2 Theta certificate, insight remains part of the process when giving a treatment.
Honeste Skin Retreat & Calma therapies are the two umbrellas for Jo ‘s business.
I hold an International Accreditation in C.I.B.T.A.C dip Aesthetics
The Wellington School of Beauty therapy diploma
A (NZCM CMT) in Swedish Massage therapy with reflexology
A National Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology
An Australasian certificate in base herbalism, nutrition & body care.
A Reiki practitioner masters certificate
An approved JANE IREDALE consultant & STOCKIST
A national certificate in ladies hairdressing.
What to expect as a client of Jo’s
- Secure & confidential consultancy
- Flexible treatment sessions with client goal setting for clinical based care.
- A referral if necessary for health reasons.
- Attractive, calming & soothing surroundings
- Beautiful amenities
- Refreshments after treatments
- 100% client satisfaction guarantee.
- Health and Vitality Programmes supported by Naturopathic principles
I am a person with the utmost integrity and have an empathetic nature towards all my clients. Your needs are paramount and I preform all treatments with the best of hygienic care. I pride myself on 100% care and attention in all aspects of my practice and look forward to meeting you soon.