Aloha! Welcome to Mauri Oranga, with Christa Thoma. I offer craniosacral therapy for adults, children & babies, as well as massages and other therapies.  

Massages I Offer

About Christa

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Aloha! I am Christa, and I feel like I was already born with my passion.

In my soul I feel that I was given my gift to help people when they are struggling on physical, emotional, mental or spiritual levels. Therefore, I was equipped from heaven with a nature of lightness ‘light’, a positive personality ‘smiley- face’, a heart of consideration and respect for people.

After I was introduced to KA HUNA Bodywork, I knew at the first moment–‘Yes’ this is my life purpose, to be a KA HUNA Healer. This is why I am here on this earth, in this life time, on the other side of the world, in the Southern Hemisphere. I am a static masseur–I am a KA HUNA Healer.

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I am unique to other practitioners in the way that my hands don‘t just stop working after 60 minutes. Sometimes I may feel extra time needs to be spent to finish your session–however, I don’t charge any extra over the amount agreed on before the session started. This is my gift to the people who seek help from me.

I use my whole variety of skills if needed, because I was given the opportunity to learn them for the reason to taylor them to my client’s individual needs. I feel there is always a deeper purpose behind appointments made and the people who come to me for help–it’s not just a massage. These people are in the right place, at the right time and with the right person - me.

I am currently a member of the Hawke's Bay Health Collaborative, which consists of a range of trusted health practitioners offering a wealth of knowledge, experience and therapies.

My qualifications:
  • Fully qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, BCST, RCST, Dip. Cranio, registered with Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT)
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage
  • Certification with the International Spa & Massage Holistic Therapies (CIBTAC), UK
  • Certification Level 7 (highest) in Polynesian KA HUNA LOMI LOMI from Mette’s Institute for Bodywork, AU
  • Reiki Master Certification
  • Dorn Method & Breuss Massage Schulungshaus Dorn-Gross in Amtszell, Germany
  • Dorn Method for Babies, Children and Teenagers
  • Qualified Movement Therapist & Fitness Instructor, Germany
  • Licensed by the Bavarian Sports Institute for instruction in non-competitive and social sports, including special licences for mature adults and people with stroke, heart or spinal conditions
  • Aerobics Instruction Certificate from Cologne, Germany
  • Diploma Anatomy and Physiology from Health & Harmony College, AU
  • Anatomy Physiology Swedish Massage from the Elite International School of Beauty Therapy
  • Manual Lymph Drainage from Foldi School, Germany


"My back feels more fluid - more than it has in a long while. I can feel my lower back has separate vertebrae rather than 5-6 all fused together as one - this is how it was feeling - now not so much. My upper back is a lot more mobile too. I have felt a little tired after the treatment - like I really would like to be very relaxed and not go to work! I'm not sure if I drank enough water though so this may contribute to the tiredness. Overall I feel the session was well worth the time and investment and am really looking forward to another session with you in a couple of weeks!" - Brad Friis, Dorn Method Review

"I have been going to Christa for a few years and always feel completely relaxed and pampered when I am there. Fabulous treatments for all, my daughter and son (teenage) have both been to her feel much better for it. A lovely lady who works magic on the tired, sore or just in need of a massage bodies" - Lexina Wyatt

"Aloha Christa for another superb Ka Huna massage, I felt like I was back in Hawaii the whole time...relaxed, nourished, revitalized...until next time" - Kylie Berry

"Love the full body massage and reiki involved in it. My body and soul are totally rejuvenated. Christa has many years experience and the best massage therapist I have come across. You have to book in with her, you won't regret it!" - Yasmin Dawoojee

"Absolutely amazing Ka Huna massage! I totally recommend to anyone who is looking to relax, and have a really beautiful experience. I come out of my massages completely relaxed and floating. The beautiful New Guinea organic coconut oil that she uses feels absolutely sublime on your skin." - Kristin Baylis

"I have known Christa for 15 years and I have not met a better massage therapist anywhere in my travels. I live in Sydney Australia and still no one can come close to the amazing healing hands of Christa." - Nantah Ensom, Inner Life Healing Clinic, Australia

"My back feels so much better. Christa certainly has magic fingers. Looking forward to my next massage." - Helen Tattersall

"The best massage world wide. We have had a massage in Germany and it was wonderful!" - Renate Klinke, Germany

"I recently had a hawaiian massage treatment which was so relaxing. This cleared my tension in my head, back / neck and shoulders. I have had hawaiian massage before, but Christa was the best therapist I’ve come across with her massage technique and I loved having the warm sweet coconut oil massaged in my hair. I also had hopi ear candle treatment for my blocked ears. First time having this relaxing treatment and afterwards felt more balanced, sinus relieved, ears could hear better and felt clearer in my head. My headaches disappeared completely after this treatment. After both treatments my tension melted away and I walked out feeling like on air. Please book in for this treatment!! - Yasmin Dawoojee

Booking & Cancellation Policy

Please use the information below to contact Christa to book your next apoointment. Please note there is a new cancellation policy. If you cancel 48 hours prior to your appointment, you will be charged half the price of the session. If cancelling under 24 hours, you will be charged the full amount of the session. These charges will apply unless there are special circumstances and these will be judged on a case by case basis. If you would like to change your appointment time, you need to contact Christa 24hrs before your session, otherwise you will need to pay half the session price. You acknowledge and accept these terms when booking an appointment.

Contact Mauri Oranga

Aloha! May your life be full of happiness and love.

Mauri Oranga (Christa Thoma) is based in Napier, Hawke's Bay, with clients coming from Clive, Hastings, Havelock North and all over New Zealand. Call me to book an appointment or to find out more about the massages and therapies I offer.
You will find me at our peaceful clinic in Napier, near the sea. A calm paradise awaits you there.

(06) 842 0121
021 027 35315

3 Trevelyan Street
Napier 4110
Hawke’s Bay