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Find out more about the team at YMCA Ellerslie

  • Susan
  • Debbie
  • Kathryn
  • Donavan
Ellerslie YMCA



New Zealand College of Massage, Auckland.

  • Relaxation Massage
  • Sports Therapy
  • Reiki - Second Degree 2003

Born and grew up in Auckland.
Youngest of 6 siblings - 4 rugby and cricket crazy brothers and 1 sister.
I have played representative sport at both Football and Indoor Cricket.
Ten years assisting Ellerslie AFC Mens Team
Assisted NRL's Cronulla Sharks Auckland Visit 2008
Assisted Ellerslie Cricket & Cornwall Cricket Clubs successful attempt to set a Guinness Book of World Record for " Longest Marathon playing Cricket ", 55 hours, 2008
I have been massaging sore and stressed bodies as long as I can remember.
Knowing massage can relieve a majority of anyone's pain and tensions keeps me invigorated.
The greatest pleasure about massaging is the rewarding smile from a client after my massage.

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Debbie Walsh

  • Bachelor of Natural Medicine 2008 - Present
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Massage (Distinction) - 2010
  • DLAC Diploma in Nutritional Therapy - 2006

Debbie has been studying and working in the field of natural medicine for nine years. Her approach to massage therapy reflects her holistic approach to medicine. She aims to create an experience that relieves the body and mind of their physical and mental stresses and strains. In conjunction with the therapeutic flow of her massage style, the overall experience is one that refreshes, revives and restores an inner state of balance. Studies have shown that regular massage reduces the production of stress hormones within the body, thereby increasing the potency and efficiency of the immune system. Therapeutic massage also provides benefits such as stress and pain relief, improved detoxification processes within the body, improved circulation, lower blood pressure, improved posture and range of motion, and better healing within the body. Debbie believes that people of all ages benefit from the healing effects of therapeutic massage.

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Kathryn Firth

Introducing Kathryn Firth, who is offering massage at this facility. She has enjoyed massaging people for over 18 years and is looking forward to meeting and nurturing you.

For an appointment, contact her directly on 525-1112 or 0275-663-321


Donavan Walker

  • Dip HSc (Massage & Sports Therapy)
  • Dip HSc (Therapeutic Massage
  • NZ Group Fitness Instructor (Reps)
  • Luna Rossa Challenge 2013
  • Mercy Hospice / North Shore Hospice
  • Auckland Blues Rugby
  • New Zealand Breakers Basketball Team
  • Waikato Rugby League
  • Pain and Stress Management
  • Myo-fascial & Triggerpoint therapy
  • Sports rehabilitation and massage
  • Exercise prescription
  • Neuromuscular therapy

Donavan has been massaging for many years helping people with musculoskeletal pains and stress management. He incorporates an holistic approach to health care by utilizing neuromuscular and therapeutic massage techniques to enhance health and vitality. His philosophies are based on acknowledging then treating physical and biomechanical stresses associated with pain and dysfunction.

He is currently furthering his studies in Physiotherapy (AUT). He is a multi-Ironman competitor and has worked with many international teams and athletes. Whether RSI/OOS, lower-back, shoulder and neck pain management, Donavan can help you to remain healthy and vibrant with soothing massage therapies combined with postural and breathing awareness.

Make an appointment with Donavan today