Located in Merivale Christchurch, Elemental Therapies is focused on a holistic approach to healthcare. Complementary therapies share a common principle, which is that the whole person needs to be treated to restore health and vitality. Therefore we try to address people’s body pains or discomforts through three main ways — massage therapy, reflexology, and acupuncture by applying different methods such as trigger point therapy, cupping therapy and Gua Sha.


The founder of Elemental Therapies was studying physiotherapy and practiced as a physiotherapist in China for 7 years and he became interested in therapeutic massage after relocating to Auckland. After years’ of training and working in this field and knowing better different clients’ needs then he decided to establish Elemental Therapies to offer holistic therapies for people in Christchurch with the intention of going for quality massage therapy, acupuncture, and reflexology.  


All the staff in Elemental Therapies are registered with Massage NZ (MNZ)or Acupuncture NZ and above 10-year experience in their complementary therapy practice.



Headache | Stiff Neck |

Lower Back Pain | Sports Injury |

Sciatic Pain | Muscle Soreness |


Regular massage, reflexology, and acupuncture go a long way toward helping our members and guests take care of themselves and do more of what matters to them, what makes them happy, what makes them feel healthy and supports a more well-balanced lifestyle.


At Elemental Therapies, we offer the convenience of express service. We are easy to be dropped in at 198 Papanui Road (opposite to Merivale Mall) and the session starts from 20mins to 90mins to offer a total our clients rejuvenation weekly or daily after a stressful day.  





Our Team

Baron Zhao
Practice Manager/Remedial Massage Therapist/Memeber of MNZ
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Diploma in Health of Science (Therapeutic Massage) NZCM
Certificate in Relaxation Massage NZCM
Bachelor's Degree of Science (Physiotherapy) Nanjing Medical University

Baron practiced as a Physiotherapist in China for 7 years and has been treating clients with neurological or musculoskeletal problems. Following his passion for massage, he chose the career in massage therapy and obtained his Diploma in Therapeutic Massage from New Zealand College of Massage in 2017.


Baron specialises in deep tissue massage, trigger point technique and neuromuscular therapy. Having a Physio background has been great as his extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology offers a solid background for the work; thus he excels in creating specific treatment plans for clients’ needs. He is also able to provide relaxation massage and hot stone massage for people with busy lives and high-level stress.

John Han
Registered Acupuncturist/Member of Acupuncture NZ
Bachelor's Degree of Acupuncture      Liaoning University of TCM

John was trained in Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and obtained Bachelor's Degree in China, and then worked as an acupuncturist in Australia. Now John began working as an acupuncturist, ACC treatment provider, and Chinese Herbalist in Elemental Therapies. He specialises in common injury management, musculoskeletal pain, and common health disorder like insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, gastrointestinal problems, etc.

John is fluent in English, Mandarin and Korean.

Richie Bai
Remedial Massage Therapist/Member of MNZ
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Diploma in Health of Science (Therapeutic Massage) NZCM
Certificate in Relaxation Massage NZCM

As a qualified massage therapist specializing in remedial massage, Richie Bai graduated from New Zealand College of Massage with a diploma in Health Science and has been practicing massage for 7 years. He is also a Massage New Zealand registered remedial massage therapist who is able to offer a variety of massage styles such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, Lomi Lomi massage and so on. Richie has a passion for working with clients with chronic pain headache and migraine.

Service Hours

Drop-in & Booking

Mon-Fri: 9:30am-6:30pm

Sat: 10:00am-6:30pm

Sun: 10:00am-5:00pm

Address: 198 Papanui Road



          (Next to Alabaster's Pharmacy)

Phone: 03 3559888

Mobile: 021 0879 2536 (text only)

Email: elementaltherapies@outlook.com

© 2018 by Elemental Therapies. 

Christchurch, New Zealand