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About Us

Meet the team

Lisa Hazel

Owner/Practice Manager

Upon completing an Accounting Course after leaving school, I spent many years travelling and working overseas, mainly Europe. I came back to New Zealand in the year 2000 after my big O.E and settled back down in my home town of Tauranga in the Mighty Bay of Plenty where I met my partner Al. We have 3 awesome children Troy, Aidan & Eva-Rose.

We have recently sold our 7 days a week business, and I have worked for Body Mechanix for over 10 years. My partner and I decided since it was a good fit that we would purchase The Practice.

I enjoy meeting new and existing clients, and seeing them come through the clinic and leaving very satisfied with the treatments they have received.

I enjoy walking, swimming, skiing, spending good quality time with the family outdoors and exploring the country.

Mandy Girling

Podiatrist (BSc Hons Podiatry)

Mandy first started her career as a registered general nurse working for the NHS in the UK. In 2011 she graduated from the University of Salford with a bachelor of science with honours in Podiatry.

Over the last 11 years has worked in a variety of clinics including general podiatry, musculoskeletal, diabetes, rheumatoid, gait analysis and nail surgery. Mandy eventually decided she wanted to travel more and moved to New Zealand 6 years ago to Rotorua on a working visa. It was here she met her partner Zac and ended up staying in New Zealand as she fell in love with the lifestyle and beautiful country.

In 2018 she moved to Tauranga and worked in many different clinics specialising in musculoskeletal helping athletes and ACC injuries recover. After having her beautiful baby boy Timothy, she now works part time for Body Mechanix. She enjoys treating patients using a holistic approach and providing the best care possible to help resolve her patients foot complications.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family going for bike rides, walking up the mount and having picnics in the park.

Liz Hosking

Podiatrist (Dip.Pod NZ, B.Sc. Hons UK)

In Year 13 at Waitaki Girls College in Oamaru where I grew up it was the first year we had a Career Guidance Counsellor and she recommended Podiatry, to which I continue to be grateful for this guidance as it has been a perfect “fit” for me!

I moved to Heretaunga just out of Wellington to study the three year diploma in Podiatry at the Central Institute of Technology. I had a very social ‘gap’ year in Wellington before moving to Tauranga to establish a practice in 1984.

To refresh I completed a Bachelor of Science in Podiatry extra-murally through the University of Brighton in England in 1997.

I alternated part-time and full-time work with the help of locums as I had my two children, Imogen and Levi. We all love the outdoors, camping, gym and plenty of beach time.

Because I have been in podiatry in Tauranga for over 30 years, I have enjoyed treating families at all ages and stages. I like the variety of all aspects of podiatry care and especially get a lot of pleasure from either increasing or maintaining mobility and exercise for my patients.

From starting a practice as a sole therapist to being part of a team, I relish the difference a multi-disciplinary approach has been for patient service and care.

Daniela Sutcliffe

(BHSc. Podiatry)

Daniela Sutcliffe (Dani) moved to the sunny Bay of Plenty from Auckland together with her husband to enjoy all the Bay has to offer. Dani has 3 adult children and one grandchild. Apart from her degree in podiatry, Dani has studied extensively including being awarded a Masters in Professional Studies with First Class Honours. Dani is originally from Germany.

In Podiatry Dani loves to be able to help people to become more comfortable and will work together with the patient’s circumstances, abilities, and preferences. Dani is empathetic and compassionate and will try to find an individual solution for each patient.

In her spare time Dani loves to travel, plays tennis and golf, and enjoys day trips either walking or cycling. At home, she is often found reading the latest updates on podiatry treatments or simply enjoys a good book.

Jo Buchanan

(Dip. Massage)

Thank you for your interest in Bowen and/or Massage Therapy. I’m originally from Queensland, Australia. After completing High School, I went to TAFE and studied Engineering (Toi Ohomai) for 1 year then joined the Australian Army. I was trained as a Chef and awarded commendation for exemplary service. With time served I left and began a 10-year working holiday in Australia and extended to overseas, where I enjoyed a variety of jobs including building, traffic control and delivery driver.

In 2005 I moved to New Zealand. Even though feeling a solid attachment to Aotearoa I found the cold too much and returned back to the Gold Coast in 2011. Then on to Sydney in 2014 where I started a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy. In 2018 I successfully completed the Diploma and permanently moved back to Tauranga and joined Lisa’s team in 2021.

I live an active life enjoying all outdoor activities including Hiking Tongariro, swimming, marathons, master’s athletics, biking and I am a volunteer surf lifesaver.

To enjoy the many benefits of Massage & Bowen Therapy one does not need to be sick, unwell or injured.

Lisa Anderson

(BchTchg) - Receptionist

I am a Mum of one teen daughter Faith. I grew up in Auckland but have lived in Tauranga since 1999 and enjoy everything about the Bay of Plenty. It is a wonderful place to raise a family and we are very lucky to have so many beautiful spaces so close by.

I have a Bachelor in teaching and have been qualified since 2011. I am a relief teacher for local day-care centres and Primary schools and enjoy spending time with children of all ages. I love arts and crafts and spend a great deal of free time quilting or creating new things.

I am heavily involved in Scouts with Faith and attend most of the larger events as parent helper; usually cooking or assisting other leaders. Faith and I both enjoy being in the outdoors and getting out and about through New Zealand and travelling overseas whenever we can.

Aggie Wang

Acupuncturist (BHSc Chinese Herbal Medicine, BHSc Acupuncture)

Aggie has been practicing Traditional Chinese Acupuncture since qualified in 2008. She is a member of New Zealand Register of Acupuncture and an approved ACC treatment provide. With her 10 years of outstanding clinical experiences in this field, she aims to help her patient to restore movements by combining her treatment with Physiotherapists to achieve maximum quality of care.

She also specialises in Abdominal Acupuncture. It is a relatively new and rare, yet powerful and effective technique treating all areas of the body. This technique involves placing needles much shallower in the abdomen thus creating a less painful experiences compared to traditional acupuncture techniques.

This technique is aimed at patients who may prefer a much gentle, less invasive yet very effective treatment. Patient’s reviews stated that this new technique created a much more relaxing atmosphere that allowed them to dive deeper into muscle relaxation.

Depending on the individual needs of here clients, Aggie will use a combination of acupuncture and cupping to deliver specialised individual needs. Aggie’s specialities also involved musculoskeletal injury, digestive problems (bloating, acne that is caused by constipation etc), Stress, Anxiety, Emotional disorders, Women’s health (incontinence issue) and Sinus.

Some fun facts about Aggie! She likes to play badminton and squash so please do say Hi if you ever see her on the court!