My Story

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Mihi's Place, has taken many years to develop in fact all my life.  Like most people I started not really knowing what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I had worked in a number of different areas.  And it wasn’t until I returned home to Taranaki, New Zealand that I figured out what I wanted to do, I was a mother of 3 in a relationship and I felt the need to better myself so I return to education I enrolled in a Institute eventually became a qualified administrator going on to do more studies in te reo Maori, business Management, H&S, Health Promotes and other papers as well, the Maori Department had a kapahaka so I joined that as well as I wanted to learn all I could, during that time I learn about who I was as a Māori women and what it meant to be a Māori women as I was raised not really knowing where I fitted or who I was and within that I released that this was the part of me that I felt was missing and i needed it more than anything, not only for me but deep down for my children as well. 

And It was here during on my first hīkoi for kapahaka on a bus heading to Tūrangawaewae Marae, Ngāruawāhia, Waikato, New Zealand. That changed my direction in which my life was heading during this time some of our Kaumātua and Kuia that had come with us had noticed something in me something I didn’t know I had or it even existed something within me that they could see and knew with help could make a major difference and change not only in my life but the lives of so many.  I was asked when we returned home to come and have a look at mirimiri and Honohono and if I wanted to, could have a healing.  Well that was the beginning for me, the kaumātua and kuia all linked though whakapapa to me as I was to learn most living on my marae Parihaka.  From that point I knew this is want I want to do for the rest of my life.  I was taken under there wings and shown the act of Traditional Māori Healing Haumiri, Mirimiri, Romiromi, Honohono, whitiwhiti korero. Rongoā Rākau and karakia.  Over the years I was sent off to learn from others outside of the Taranaki Region who could teach me more on the act of Rongoā Rākau and other forms of wairua mahi.  When I look back, I am very lucky and honoured as I learnt Traditional Māori healing the old way not in a class room not with text books but I learnt on the marae, in the bush, in people’s homes.  I did go on to study in the act of Māori Healing in a class room with text books.   But I must acknowledge all those who helped me to nurture this beautiful kaupapa that has been handed down which has an integrated system linked through whakapapa, which contains all of the vital elements Wairua - Spiritual, Mana - Power, Mauri - Life Force, Tapu - Sacred, Noa - Without restraints and Aroha – Love.  and links you to your higher self and tūpuna.

So Welcome to Mihi’s Place a Traditional Māori and Contemporary healing clinic offering a range of treatments that will cater to your needs.  As with all the running around and hecticness of everyday life, we all need an opportunity to slow down and rejuvenate. Here we focus on providing treatments that deliver noticeable results with our highly qualified professional therapists who are passionate about Mihi's unique approach to therapy and customer experiences, trust me your soul will thank you for it.  Using 100% all-natural handcrafted products made right here at Mihi’s Place, all ingredients sourced locally when possible.  

Mihi's Place offers three individual workshops in

·      Haumiri/Romiromi

·      Honohono

·      Rongoā Rākau

Giving the participants hands on experience and on completion of each area a Certificate in Rongoā Māori Appreciation. 

Mihi's Place has a range of 100% all natural handcrafted Rongoā Rākau and contemporary products that you are able to purchase, either as a gift or for yourself remedies for all ailments, for all skin types and all ages.  Consultation can also be provided in regards to the different products if required.  

Mihi's Place also has to offer uniquely beautiful, versatility, and intrinsic quality Crystals Spheres, all of which symbolises wholeness. As a shape it's an ancient and universal symbol that represents unity, completeness, infinity.  Closely connected to the spiritual nature of our complete self, crystal spheres help to bring out integrity, clear thinking, and a better union of body, mind and spirit. Kia tau te rangimarie ki runga i a koutou

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