Welcome! My name is Kate Anderson. I am a NZ Registered Nurse (NZRN), WellChild Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), PACT Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) and Massage Therapist. I am a mother of three- two boys and one girl (pictured below). I live and work from beautiful Pinehaven in Upper Hutt and support the wider Wellington Community.
I began massaging about 15 years ago after completing a Certificate in Therapeutic Massage therapy. Since then I have developed my own style of massage by combining my understanding of anatomy and "felt sense". I am able to vary pressure depending on the individuals needs and am skilled at trigger point release if required.
I started helping women and families breastfeed in 2012 after my second son was born. It was through the challenges I faced breastfeeding him that I pursued a career as an IBCLC-qualifying in 2015. Since then I have supported many families in their breastfeeding journey. I have worked in community settings and hospital and now my private practice. I also offer breastfeeding support to various support groups in the region.
Throughout my career as an IBCLC and breasfteeding counsellor I had seen wonderful outcomes for babies who had received "Body Work" and I decided I would venture into this area of practice as well and completed my Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in 2018. This opened my eyes to an entirely new way of looking at health, for our babies and their families but also for all ages and stages of life, from pregnancy through to older age and every thing in between.
I look forward to meeting you and supporting you and your family on your journey to health and wellness.
Kate Anderson RN/IBCLC/BCST
B.Nursing, IBCLC, Dip.BCST,PGCert Well-Child Nursing.