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About Sarah Massingham

Sarah qualified as a physiotherapist in 1996, following which she worked in a hospital setting before commencing a career with the Royal Air Force. During that time she gained a Master’s Degree in manipulative physiotherapy.

She then went on to study at the Royal Veterinary College in London and gained her Master’s Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy. She was the prize winner for her research project and was awarded credit for being the highest overall marked student of her year.

Whilst both Master’s Degrees provide Sarah with a sound and robust scientific background she has also studied alternative therapist such as acupuncture, reflexology, viscerofascial therapy.

Sarah calls her practice ‘science with intuition’.

The extensive education, knowledge and experience has provided the launch pad for her business, successful in Hawke’s Bay since she emigrated from the UK in 2007.

Sarah works mostly with horses, dogs and people however she has had the opportunity to work with cats, cows and even the iconic kiwi bird!


“Working with animals is intensely rewarding their responses to treatment range from yawns and chews and stretching to horses who actually dictate what parts of their body they want me to work on next.”

“An animal’s performance can be drastically improved by the work I do. I work with many high level competition horses and show dogs who have pre show treatments to improve their performance.”

“But it’s not just all about me!

… part of my philosophy is client education. Teaching the owners some tricks of the trade to help them care and manage their animals.”