Daniela Vega

National Certificate in Relaxation Massage & Diploma in Health Sciences – Therapeutic Massage

What brought you to NZCM?

I came to New Zealand under a student Visa from Chile to study Massage at NZCM. I completed my Relaxation Certificate and then my Diploma in Therapeutic Massage. I could never imagine what the journey would be, and I’m so pleased I began.

How did you find the first year at NZCM?

My first year was very helpful because it gave me a strong foundation of understanding massage, learning how to interview my clients comprehensively, and develop professionalism and knowledge in the field. I really enjoyed my study during the first year, and by the end of it I was working at a contemporary boutique Hotel 115 in Christchurch. Then when I was finishing my Diploma I started working at Body Central Clinical Massage. I am currently still working there today as a massage therapist.

Have you added to your skills?

I've been studying some additional courses as well. I completed two rock tape courses which added further tools to my practice. I also completed my Bowen Therapy Certificate with Lynn Wilson in 2018. This has been a great ride so far, but it also takes a lot of work building up the strength and confidence to address clients to the best of my abilities. Over the past few year, I have grown a lot professionally.

How did NZCM help you?

NZCM gave me great tools to continue my journey in Massage. I had helpful and supportive tutors, and studying in an encouraging learning environment helped me reach my goals.

What have you learnt over the past few years?

If you love massage just work hard and you can get wherever you want, but just keep practicing as much as you can. It is the only way to improve your skills. NZCM is a great starting point to a career in Massage.


The New Zealand College of Massage is no longer in operation or taking enrolments.

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