Michelle Richecoeur

Michelle Richecoeur is a skilled, intuitive and experienced massage therapist based in Wellington, New Zealand. She is focused and caring and will work thoughtfully with you and your body.


   “She seems to possess a blend of insight, instinct and skill that’s coupled with a deeply lived experience of how our bodies actually work – not just on a physical level but the associated emotional underpinnings and overlays” – Bruce


Michelle has been working with bodies for most of her life. First as a professional dancer, exploring the body in flow and motion and later as a massage therapist. She loves the process of helping people find peace and ease with body, mind and spirit.

“I work with a broad range of people, from those in excellent health to those experiencing significant discomfort of one sort or another. I’m really interested in how our bodies fit into our lives and how the story of our life affects our body. The body’s landscape is always changing and can never be taken for granted. It’s always fascinating.”

Michelle graduated from the NZ College of Massage in 2004 with a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage. She is an Oncology Massage Therapist with a Certificate in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and an NZQA Certificate in Holistic Pulsing. She was the massage therapist for the Central Regional Eating Disorder Services and the Positive Horizons Mental Heath programme for over 10 years.

She has a special interest and experience in supporting people with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, cancer, complex physical histories and trauma.

Michelle is a registered Remedial Massage Therapist (RMT) with Massage New Zealand.