My name is Richenda Rowe and I like to free people from pain, stress and injury. I’m a massage therapist specialising in sports and therapeutic massage, something I’ve been doing since I graduated from Wellpark College with a double diploma in sports and therapeutic massage. Immediately after my graduation in 2002, I founded my own clinic, Real Balance Sport & Remedial Massage, and have enjoyed helping free people from pain, stress and injury ever since. Having suffered a major back injury myself, I understand and respect the support, management and patience required for athletes to return to peak performance after injury. Running a busy household as well as juggling work and family at such intense levels, I also understand how imperative it is to manage stress in day-to-day life. I’m a dedicated practitioner of massage for balance in mind, body and soul. Prior to massage therapy, I was actively involved in the food industry from 1991. I proudly sport shelves overloaded with recipe books form around the world. Presently less focused on chefing (although always with a toe-in) but always passionate about food, I made the food industry my career. I’ve chefed at busy cafes in London, Sydney and Auckland which include: Head Chef, Sierra Café (Mt Eden) Head Chef, Bambina Café (Ponsonby) Head Chef, Melba (Auckland CBD) Chef, Toto’s (Auckland CBD) Chef, Roy’s Famous (Sydney) Assistant Chef, World Café (London) I’ve also been an assistant chef at weddings and dinner parties. In 2009, I was commissioned for six months to be the personal chef, food shopper, massage therapist, dog babysitter and cleaner for a well-known Auckland Family, a role I embraced. Committed to using high-quality produce and product wherever possible, I always enjoy the unity and bonding of ‘breaking bread’ through food and wine with family and friends.
Animals, Animal Rights, SPCA, food, wine, walking, exercise, tennis, forensics programmes (Crime Investigation), architecture programmes (Grand Design), socialising
- OWNER, REALBALANCE SPORT & REMEDIAL MASSAGE