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Te Whare Oranga

Te Whare Oranga offers therapies that are proven to support your body’s health and aid in injury and illness recovery.

Complimentary Therapy

Te Whare Oranga o Te Manu Toroa – Wellness Centre is a new service that currently provides two treatments – Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFt).

Both treatments are beneficial not only for general health and wellbeing but assisting in the management of a variety of health conditions.

Contact us today to book your 30 minute initial consultation appointment to discuss how mHBOT and PEMFt could benefit you.  After your initial consultation you can usually get started on your treatment immediately, depending on booking times available.

Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy appointments take 90 minutes.  These appointments also include a complimentary 16 minute PEMFt session, so please allow 2 hours for each appointment.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy appointments take 30 minutes.

Wellness Therapies

The centre currently offers two treatments – Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFt)

Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) is an enjoyable and relaxing specialised therapy that may help reduce inflammation, improves healing and recover, stimulates cell growth and increases energy and stamina levels.

Conditions the treatment assists with include; Diabetic Wound Healing, Head Injuries, Stroke Recovery, Sports Injuries, Improved Bone Regeneration.

Therapy Fees

One treatment – $90
10-treatment pack – $800

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFt) is a non-invasive treatment therapy using low frequency magnetic energy which is complimentary to our bodies’ natural energy and chemistry.

Exposure to these lower frequency magnetic fields can help improve circulation, reduce muscle tension and inflammation, improve tissue healing, reduce anxiety and stress, improve sleep and stimulate cell regeneration.

Therapy Fees

Half hour – $20
Half-hour extension – $20

Brain Gauge

The Brain Gauge is a research grade, neuro-diagnostic tool which measures with 90% accuracy what part of the brain may not be operating optimally and how badly it is affected.  It allows us to check for early signs of dementia, Parkinson’s or track improvements during mHBOT and PEMFt treatments.

Check your brain health with this simple, fun and highly accurate 20 minute test.

Mirimiri Massage Therapy

Mirimiri is a traditional Māori healing technique that seeks to restore and rebalance the body.

This is achieved through applying pressure to trigger points and pressure points, using tools such as kōhatu (stones), spine and joint alignment techniques and the use of hands, feet, elbows and bodyweight to work the muscles and tissue. It is similar to other traditional massage techniques, while also incorporating Māori wairua.

Mirimiri Fees

Half hour – $40
One hour – $80

Therapy Benefits

How Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy can help support your body:


  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Effects of stress on the body
  • Red blood cell clumping
  • Oedema


  • Biological health and production of
  • RNA & DNA
  • Healing from chronic wounds
  • Immune system
  • Stem cell development
  • Growth of new blood vessels
  • Removal of toxic waste


  • Repair of soft tissue
  • Bone regeneration
  • Healing after concussion
  • Production of collagen


  • Circulation
  • Blood and tissue oxygenation
  • Sleep quality
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Uptake of nutrients
  • Cellular detoxification
  • Regeneration of cells
  • Removal of toxins
  • Strength, energy, endurance
  • White blood cell production

Contact Us

Contact us to discuss how our Te Whare Oranga complimentary therapies could be of benefit to you.

Te Whare Oranga Background

Te Whare Oranga has been a project that began a few years ago with a trip to Taiwan. A large contingent of Kaupapa Maori Health Providers travelled to Taiwan to observe the therapies that were being provided, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Taiwan has an impressive record of wellness service provision to it’s people, something whanau wellness providers across the motu are keen to emulate.

One of the organisations that travelled to Taiwan alongside Te Manu Toroa has implemented the therapies within their service and are already seeing the benefits of these treatments for their whanau.

In 2018 Te Kohao Health in Kirikiriroa launched their Wellness Centre that included Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy. On the 20th March 2019 Te Manu Toroa launched the second Kaupapa Maori Wellness Centre to offer these therapies. Te Whare Oranga will provide therapies for both current Te Manu Toroa Service users and private clients.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber in Te Whare Oranga Wellness Centre