WELLNESS FOR THE MIND & BODY
Welcome to HAVEN.
My name is Renee Knowles, a New Zealand qualified and registered Physiotherapist.
My vast sporting background and passion to help people inspired me to specialise in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and clinical Pilates, which followed on with studying women’s health, acupuncture and mental wellness practices.
Life is not an easy ride at times, and finding a balance can be such a challenge. Investing time into understanding the mind, energy and physical body connection has had a profound impact on my life. It has truly helped me cope through stress, physical and emotional trauma and pain.
I have practiced Mindfulness for nearly 15 years through movement, exercise, pilates, yoga and meditation. This is what led me to do further study to become a Mindfulness teacher in 2017. I love to empower and educate my patients on the significance of what body and mind awareness has on daily function, injury recovery and overall wellness.
Wellness to me represents an overall balanced health physically, mentally, energetically and emotionally. I live, eat and breathe this everyday - it is my absolute passion. I love to learn, and expand my knowledge in anything regarding health.
As a therapist, I don’t just treat what is diagnosed physically, but rather assess you as a whole person, educating, empowering and inspiring you to gain control of your health to gain a true state of joy and complete wellness.
Health is the REAL Wealth. Never take your function for granted.
The body is the greatest instrument you will ever own.
"What we know right now is that we have a body and we are here in this moment."
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
**All testimonials have been written by previous patients, and all have consented to the presence of them with their photos on this website.**
I deeply care about the health and wellness of every patient I see, and furthermore understanding how each feels about their experience.
Please continue to share your feedback with me!
"Renee is an angel in disguise and has quite literally changed my life forever. She diagnosed my Diastasis Recti (a condition I had never even heard of or been educated on until I met her) and helped me through a very difficult postpartum recovery with empathy and kindness. I could not bring myself to even begin this journey until she helped me and is much more than a women's health professional and Physiotherapist to me. She is truly a healer with incredible sixth senses and magic hands. She helped my recovery physically and mentally and I could not recommend anyone to see her more. She will change your life forever and I wish I knew how to thank her for everything she has done for me."
We only really have the moments now to live - the future and past are concepts. The only time where we can see and live life fully is unfolding now. If we can learn to inhabit now, our life can be so much more rich and fulfilling.
If you would like to know more about any of my services, please feel free to contact me. A free 15 minute phone consultation is also an option.