Meet Our Team
Jessica Cooper – Registered Massage Therapist (MNZ)
The owner and Director of North Shore Massage & Osteopathy has recently ‘retired’ from active Massage Therapy after almost 20 years.
She had specialised in focused techniques for injuries, sports massage, relaxation and lymphatic drainage for surgery / injury. Neck, headaches, whiplash, shoulder, arm and hand pain was a specialty.
Her focus now is to manage the business, linking in closely with their very popular Osteopaths of Shore Osteopaths – Taz Darragh and Sara Milovic.
Jessica will also continue managing the flights , planning and logistics for the famous DC-3 aircraft www.flydc3.co.nz and crew based at Ardmore.
She is passionate about her herb and vegetable garden and her snuggly cat. She has a strong knowledge of living with multiple allergies.
Stephanie Mount – Registered Massage Therapist (MNZ)
Stephanie holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage from The New Zealand College of Massage and a Certificate in Aromatherapy.
Her warm and caring nature is a testament to her large client base. She focuses on sports, deep tissue, relaxation, using aromatherapy oils , and regularly sends her clients home with Self-management stretches.
Stephanie is also studying in her final year of Human Nutrition and Psychology at Massey University.
• Days of work: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Karen Kerr – Registered Massage Therapist (MNZ)
Karen holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage from The New Zealand College of Massage.
Her enthusiastic and friendly personality with a great sense of humour is an asset to the team.
She focusses on Deep Tissue, Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage. Treatment can include a combination of trigger point, neuromuscular and stretching techniques.
Karen also has a soft spot for looking after kittens and cats.
• Days of work: Tuesday and Thursday
Jo Worrall – Registered Massage Therapist (MNZ)
Jo has trained in both New Zealand and Australia, as well as worked in the Middle East.
She offers well thought out and researched pain and stress relief through a combination of deep tissue and relaxation massage. Jo also offers pregnancy and aromatherapy massage and is continuing to up-skill with her training in the theory and use of doTERRA pure therapeutic grade Essential Oils.
As a mother of three, Jo totally understands the life and pressures of parents, along with supporting her family in sports, the arts and time management.
Jo also supports Jessica on the desk, as well as the paperwork for the DC3 airline.
• Days of work: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Taz graduated from Unitec New Zealand with honours in the Master of Osteopathy degree. He holds a current annual practising certificate with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and is ACC registered.
Taz completed his research thesis on shoulder pain. He researched the best methods for the rehabilitation of those suffering shoulder impingement syndrome. Having completed extensive research on shoulder pain he is now highly regarded in this field.
• Days of work: Monday and Thursday
Sara graduated from Unitec New Zealand with a Master of Osteopathy degree, having completed her thesis on the use and effect of standing desks in the workplace environment. Through this investigation Sara gained a strong understanding of workplace injuries and postural related pain. Sara holds a current annual practicing certificate with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and is an ACC registered provider.
• Days of work: Tuesday through to Saturday
Cosmetic Nurse specialist
Susan Durney – BHSC (NSG), Post grad Cert (NSG)
Susan Durney graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) from the Auckland University of Technology in 2000 and later gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing in 2007. She has a strong background in all aspects of surgical nursing, having worked in a private medical/surgical hospital, including Plastic Surgery and other specialties.
More recently, Susan has provided clinical assistance alongside Plastic Surgeon Dr David Crabb as a Cosmetic Nurse Specialist, consulting with patients and providing all the injectable treatments such as Botox® and Juvederm® dermal fillers to enhance facial appearance. Susan is also experienced in providing advanced Botox® techniques including treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraines.
She takes great satisfaction in the challenges of Plastic Surgery nursing, welcoming the varied nature of the work and enjoying close contact with patients while providing continuous patient care.
Susan is a member of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and keeps up-to-date with research and current changes in this dynamic industry by attending clinical forums, workshops, webinars and conferences.
Susan is available for consultation at the Rodney Surgical Centre, enquiries by mobile on 021 867 137 or by e-mail to [email protected]
Send referrals to RSC via healthlink (rodneysc) or fax to 09 425 0115. We will contact your patient and arrange a suitable appointment time and location.